Man kicks in bedroom door, attempts to stop deputy
by Jason Lowrey
Nov 29, 2013 | 592 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff Report

After allegedly kicking in his girlfriend’s bedroom door, a man tried to keep a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy out of his home early Friday morning.

According to the incident report, the victim was in her bedroom working on school work, when James Metcalf called her into the living room and began arguing with her. The victim said Metcalf began drinking when he came home Thursday night. The victim later went back into the bedroom and locked the door to prevent an another argument.

Metcalf later yelled through the door, reportedly asking for a pillow, and the victim did not reply. Metcalf allegedly kicked the door open and began cussing at the victim. Afraid of being injured, according to the report, the victim pushed Metcalf out of her face, causing them to get into a physical altercation.

Metcalf allegedly choked the victim until she passed out. She later called 911.

When the deputy arrived, he met Metcalf at the front door. The deputy could smell alcohol on Metcalf’s breath and noted his speech was slurred. When asked about the incident, Metcalf said he did not have to tell the deputy anything because he was not his parents or family. When the deputy explained he was investigating a domestic disturbance and was called to the scene, Metcalf again refused to say anything. Metcalf also told the deputy not to come into his residence.

The deputy saw a mark on the right side of the victim’s face near her chin and below her left eye, according to the report. Metcalf reportedly had a red mark under his left eye, under his left arm and a scratch mark on his stomach.

The deputy gained access to the residence by asking the victim if she was on the lease and if she would give him permission to enter. The victim answered yes to both questions. Metcalf allegedly took an aggressive stance, raising his arms, and told the deputy he was not coming in his residence. After the deputy explained the victim allowed him in, Metcalf refused to let the deputy pass.

Metcalf was placed in handcuffs, as he was obstructing the investigation, according to the report. When he examined the latch on the bedroom door, the deputy saw it had been damaged by force.

Metcalf was arrested and charged with simple assault under the Family Violence Act, criminal trespass (FVA) and obstruction. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.

$25,000 of tools stolen

Approximately $20,000 to $25,000 worth of tools and construction equipment was stolen from a storage container sometime within the past month.

According to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, the complainant said he had been in Texas since Oct. 22 and left a number of items in a container, which was locked. When the complainant returned, he found no lock on the container door and items were moved or missing inside. However, the complainant said he was able to find some of his items in an abandoned building behind the container.

Investigators were called to the scene and the complainant said he would draw up a list of missing equipment and locate serial numbers as well.