Inmate escapes from BCSO work detail
by Staff Reports
Nov 03, 2010 | 4344 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An inmate work detail was performing maintenance at the Clarence Brown Conference Center Friday when inmate Brian Troy Aberle escaped.

According to a report from the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, the supervising deputy searched the premises and outbuildings before determining that Aberle had escaped. A "be on the lookout" warning was placed for the inmate who escaped wearing the striped jail uniform.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, The Daily Tribune News received an e-mail from an individual claiming to be Brian Aberle describing the manner in which he escaped and why. His e-mail, also addressed to BCSO officials and other media outlets, told of alleged misconduct on the part of Bartow County Sheriff deputies during his numerous arrests and imprisonments.

According to the electronic correspondence, Aberle took a shirt found in the building and turning his pants inside out fled on foot several miles before hitching a ride out of the county.

Stolen vehicle stopped before being scrapped

Monday afternoon, a van improperly towing a BMW was pulled over as it turned into a scrapyard before the driver was arrested on drug charges.

A Cartersville police officer saw a 1986 Dodge Ram van dragging a BMW southbound on Cassville Road. The car was on a towing dolly as both rear tires were depleted to bare rims on concrete and, according to the police report, the passenger side rear rim had been cut in half.

Pulling the van over as it turned into Self Recycling, the driver, Robert Deford, and the unknown passenger left the vehicle. The driver returned to the police officer to explain that he was checking in at the office. After running information on Deford's license plate it was found that he was not licensed or insured.

During a pat down, the officer found a bag containing a small amount of a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine, a pocket knife and a glass pipe.

Information on the BMW could not immediately be found but the decal on the tag was registered as stolen. Deford was arrested and charged with theft by receiving, possession of meth, unsecured load, driving with a suspended license, expired tag and altered plate.