Local man charged in Burger King robbery
by Staff Report
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A man in custody at the Bartow County Jail for possession of gun by a convicted felon is also a suspect in a Jan. 4 Cobb County robbery.

According to published reports, 18-year-old Dustin Johnson was one of three men who held up a Burger King, escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash. Two men -- Gerry Douglas, 19, and Dylan Scrutchins, 17 -- were apprehended during a traffic stop the following day. They are being held in the Cobb County Jail.

Meanwhile, Johnson was arrested Tuesday by a Bartow County detective on gun charges. According to the incident report, detectives found a pistol in his bedroom.

Johnson is also suspected of attempting to sell guns. A witness showed investigators photos of the guns Johnson sent to the man's cell phone.

Suspected marijuana found in inmates cell

A cell check at the Bartow County Jail early Wednesday morning resulted in the discovery of six, hand-rolled cigarettes suspected to be marijuana in an envelope on the desk of one cell. The deputies also found tobacco on the desk in a dinner tray next to bed number three.

Upon further inspection of the envelope, the deputy found letters inside bearing the name Herman Stephens. Stephens, who is assigned to bed number three, was asked if he knew what the items were. He replied, "Trouble."

Shoplifter tracked by license plate number

Cartersville police arrested a woman suspected of taking two propane tanks from Tractor Supply without paying.

The officers received a call on Tuesday night in reference to shoplifting. One of the managers on duty told the officer he observed the woman load the tanks in her trunk. The manager said the offender told him she was going inside to pay, but he took her tag number because she seemed suspicious. Shortly after the offender left, an employee advised the man the suspect left without paying.

Police were called, and with manager in tow, the officer relocated to the offender's home, which was found using the tag number. After the manger ID'd the woman, the offender -- Tracy Lowe of Peeples Valley Road -- was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting.

The propane tanks were not located.