Man reported as missing
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On Thursday, March 20, about 7:53 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy spoke with a woman by phone who stated her husband, John Roland Graham, was missing, being last seen or heard from at 5663 Ga. Highway 20, the Best Western Inn & Suites, Cartersville, according to an incident report.

The complainant stated she and her husband are residents of North Carolina, but her husband was in Cartersville working for Ershig. She said she spoke with Graham the previous day about 5:15 p.m. and he was upset and stressed over a pending criminal case in North Carolina, an issue with his Alabama driver’s license and drama at work.

She said Graham made the comment he was going back to jail and she might see him sooner than expected, further stating he may be home Friday, March 20.

Graham was to provide her with a fax number because he had to complete paperwork, but when he called back on the previous date about 8 p.m., his phone was damaged and she was unable to speak with him. Since that phone call, she has been unable to make contact with him.

She called the Best Western Inn & Suites and was advised all employees with Ershig had checked out.

The complainant further stated Graham had a female friend that he may be with because she heard through a third party that Graham had been fired and his female friend was taking him home prior to her going home to Ohio.

On Thursday, the complainant stated she received a text message from an unknown person that stated Graham had been in an altercation in Barnesville, but the deputy had dispatch check with that agency and they advised they did not have a record of Graham.

The complainant went on to state Graham has a mental health history and has attempted suicide in the past. She further stated if he has been fired, he possibly could attempt to harm himself.

The deputy had dispatch place a be on the lookout report and had dispatch enter Graham on the Georgia Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center as missing.

Mower stolen

A Bartow County Sheriff’s officer responded to a theft incident on Old Rudy York Road in Cartersville on Thursday at 3:09 p.m. Upon arriving at the residence, the complainant said his Weedeater riding lawn mower was missing from his carport. Along with not having any idea who would take this item, the BCSO report said the complainant did not have the serial number. The hood for the lawn mower, however, was removed prior to the theft, and shown to the officer.

After suggesting it could have been taken to Schnitzer Scrap yard on Industrial Drive, the officer met with the manager of Schnitzer, who stated they did collect a mower with no hood fitting the description within the last two hours. After receiving confirmation that Jeremy Ladon McFall had been paid for dropping the mower off for scrap and pictures of him entering the yard with the mower and leaving without the mower, the officer took out a warrant for first-degree burglary and theft by receiving stolen property on McFall.