Investigators arrest two men in home invasion case
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Emergency personnel work the scene of an accident where a Ford Focus overturned Thursday just before 11 a.m. on Highway 411 north near Interstate 75. A tractor-trailer was also involved, according to the Georgia State Patrol, who said about 6 p.m. no injuries were listed yet. JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News
Emergency personnel work the scene of an accident where a Ford Focus overturned Thursday just before 11 a.m. on Highway 411 north near Interstate 75. A tractor-trailer was also involved, according to the Georgia State Patrol, who said about 6 p.m. no injuries were listed yet. JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News
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Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators announced Thursday that two men have been charged in connection with a June 13 home invasion, according to the press release.

In the release, Sheriff Clark Millsap said three people in the Sutton Trail home were held at gunpoint, struck numerous times with a pistol and a flashlight. The suspects tied up one of the victims and took more than $12,000 worth of property, including cash, jewelry, a TV and a motorcycle.

A month later, Georgia State Patrol troopers were involved in a high-speed chase with the stolen motorcycle in Coweta County, the release said. The motorcycle was recovered and troopers arrested Charles Edmond Hendrix, 37, the operator of the bike.

Wednesday, BCSO investigators and deputies served search and arrest warrants at the home of a second man -- Curtis Vincent Garner, 48, of 1139 Mission Road, Cartersville.

Investigators determined Garner was allegedly involved in the home invasion and upon execution of the warrants at his home Wednesday, the stolen TV and several other items were recovered.

A double-axle utility trailer, valued at more than $20,000, also was recovered. It had been reported stolen to Cartersville Police Department last week from a Highway 411 business in Cartersville. A license plate that had been reported stolen during an August boat theft in Bartow County was also recovered.

Hendrix, who is currently incarcerated in Cobb County jail, and Garner are each charged with robbery, burglary, two counts of aggravated battery, three counts of aggravated assault, and three counts of false imprisonment.

While Garner is being held at Bartow County jail pending a bond hearing, Hendrix is expected to be transferred to Bartow County jail when released from Cobb County jail on charges stemming from the chase.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on recovered property and more arrests are possible.

Business reports burglary, $2,900 in property taken

Burglars hit a local businesses, taking snacks and equipment. Employees of Falcon Concrete at 950 Rowland Springs Road told Cartersville police Wednesday that the last time anyone had checked on the business was Sept. 1, according to the incident report.

In addition to the snack machine glass broken and all the food taken, company representatives reported equipment, including a tool similar to the jaws of life, two heavy-duty starters and a radiator.



Fire puts itself out before fire trucks arrive

A fire in a two-story house at 137 Brown Loop Road in Cartersville went out before firefighters arrived. Bartow County Fire Department personnel responded to the call Wednesday around 9 p.m.

A basement room was heavily damage but the fire self-extinguished from lack of oxygen, firefighters say. The cause was not available as of press time.

Accidents and injuries

Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to five accidents with no injuries in the approximate 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Thursday.

Cartersville police reported four Wednesday accidents with no injuries.