Child falls from second-story window
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A child was transported to an Atlanta hospital after falling two stories Sunday.

Just before 7 p.m., Emergency Medical Services, Bartow County Fire Department and Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a 2-year-old child that fell from an open second-story window at Somerset Club apartments.

A witness said he was sitting by his window in the apartment complex when he saw the child fall past his window, according to the report. He told his wife to call 911 and he went to check on the child’s condition. He said the child’s father arrived at the same time.

The father said he was in the process of moving to the complex and the child was in a bedroom located on the second floor. He said the window was open due to moving items inside the residence.

The child, who was alert and crying, was airlifted to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital for treatment.

Woman allegedly attacked on

Burnt Hickory Road

Deputies were dispatched to Cartersville Medical Center on Saturday morning to investigate a battery report that occurred on Burnt Hickory Road.

About 6 a.m., the victim told a deputy she noticed her purse had been rifled, and when she asked a male acquaintance if he knew who had done it, he punched her four or five times in the face then began choking her. She said she was able to escape by driving her vehicle through a locked gate but only after the male threw a large rock, smashing her window.

After she escaped, the victim said she went to the emergency room.

The man, identified as Richard Perry, said he had not touched the victim and blamed it on “the Mexicans,” according to the report. Perry explained that, around 5 a.m., he and the victim were awakened by three or four Hispanic males, who, he said, were after the victim because she owed them money for a large amount of drugs she had purchased on credit.

He said two Hispanic males held her down while a third punched her repeatedly. A fourth Hispanic male, Perry said, appeared to have a pistol.

Perry said he fled the scene and didn’t call for help because he didn’t want to get involved. At the hospital, the victim said Perry was lying and she didn’t know any Hispanic males.

Perry was arrested and charged with battery.

CPD seizes cocaine, meth

Saturday morning, Cartersville police officers attempted to serve multiple warrants at Bartow Motel, Room 136, 803 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.

The officer was met at the door by a white female who said the person they were looking for lived at that address but was not on the scene at that time. While waiting for warrant confirmation, the officer noticed a slight odor of burnt marijuana and a tin box containing suspected marijuana in plain view on a bedside table. Both people denied owning the weed.

A subsequent search of a backpack revealed 33 baggies of suspected methamphetamine, totaling about 11 grams; a baggie of crack cocaine; 100 hydrocodone pills; a vial of testosterone ethanate; and a variety of tools commonly used in drug trafficking.

Both were taken into custody and transported to the Cartersville Police Department.

Liquor store clerk threatens to ‘cut’ customer

Well, that escalated quickly.

Cartersville police were called Friday night to Cartersville Beverage Company after a customer said the clerk pulled a knife on her.

According to the report, the victim told police when she and a witness approached the counter to pay for merchandise, the cashier asked to see more identification. The witness produced his ID, but the complainant said hers was in the car.

At that point, the cashier told the victim to leave the store if she had no ID, the report stated. The victim said she attempted to leave the store by a side entrance but the door was locked. The victim said she then turned around and began to walk to another exit door when the clerk brandished a pocket knife approximately six inches from the victim’s throat screaming, “I will cut you, [expletive].”

Witnesses in the store intervened and separated the two. The clerk said the victim was being rude.

The clerk was arrested for aggravated assault and a silver and black Smith & Wesson knife was confiscated.