According to Cartersville Police Department Public Information Officer Capt. Mark Camp, a Cartersville police officer about 11 a.m. stopped a passenger car along North Tennessee Street.
“An officer pulled over a vehicle because the driver was known to have a suspended license. When the officer tried to identify the male passenger, he would not cooperate,” Camp said Friday afternoon.
The driver sped off from Highland and North Tennessee Street to the Oasis Motel in the area of the movie theater, Camp said. The
officer stopped the car, but the passenger ran into an apartment in the area and hid.
According to radio traffic, the officer said the passenger was tossing items as he ran, including a “baggie.”
Camp said the officer arrested the driver and, a few minutes later, was allowed into the apartment where he located and arrested the passenger.
Traffic in the area was affected as North Tennessee Street was blocked by the suspect’s vehicle and officers’ patrol vehicles.
Man tased, arrested after resisting deputies
Deputies responding to the Guest House, 204 E. Felton Road, early Friday encountered a struggle from a man eventually arrested.
According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. to a report of a man knocking on doors. When a deputy made contact with a man matching the description, the man said someone had stolen his truck.
The report said Andrew Mansfield, 35, of Cartersville was sitting on the curb, acting nervous and not making sense. When he stood up, a syringe allegedly fell from his pants’ leg.
Mansfield then began moving away as if to flee, the deputy reported, at which time two deputies “took Andrew to the ground. At which time Andrew immediately placed his hands underneath his stomach area, concealing his hands.”
Mansfield allegedly refused to follow orders to show his hands, even after being told he would be tased if he did not comply. He refused and began attempting to rise at which point the deputy tased Mansfield in the back. The man rolled over and continued to resist, trying to rise and refusing to place his hands behind his back.
Mansfield was eventually treated for injuries and detained. He was arrested and charged with obstruction of an officer, prowling and criminal interference with government property.