Couple arrested for loitering in disaster area
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May 04, 2011 | 2994 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A day after Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap reported no arrests related to last week's storm, a couple was arrested in one of the hardest hit areas.

A Bartow County deputy patrolling the area of Crowe Springs and Gaines roads early Tuesday morning observed a purple Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling east on the same road. The deputy had dispatch run a check on the car and it came back to Christopher Cooley of 233 Woodland Way.

According to an incident report, the deputy followed the vehicle, due to it not coming back to the area.

The driver of the vehicle turned into the driveway on Gaines Road and abandoned the vehicle.

The deputy searched the area and found a white female in the backyard hiding behind an overturned shed.

The female, identified as Sabrina Cooley, said she was riding with her husband. She said they were riding around talking about their relationship and looking at storm damage. Sabrina Cooley said when her husband saw the deputy's car he pulled into the driveway and instructed her to run, so she did.

She was arrested for criminal trespass and loitering. Her husband was found 45 minutes later hiding under a work shop. He told the deputy he thought his insurance was canceled three days ago. He also was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and loitering. A check of Christopher Cooley's insurance came back valid. Both was transported to jail without incident.

Charges in Hannon Way shooting

Two men were charged in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on April 26 in the Hannon Way, subdivision. According to Chief Thomas Culpepper, 24-year-old Joseph Collins of 46 Hannon Way was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Also charged was Daylon Gamble, 19, of 216 Roth Lane, Cartersville, who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of marijuana. According to initial reports, an 18 year-old male allegedly attempted a home invasion. Two residents, one identified as Collins, were inside the home at the time. Three shots were fired, leaving wounds to the intruder's hand, upper quadricep and side. One person was taken to Floyd Medical Center.