Upon arrival he met with a male complainant holding a towel to his chest. When the man pulled the towel away, the deputy observed a small hole on the right side of his chest. The complainant told the deputy he heard a noise outside the front of his residence, grabbed his pistol and went outside to check. As he stepped outside, he slipped on ice on the front porch and, as he fell, the gun went off.
The deputy spoke with a neighbor who said his wife received a phone call from the victim saying he'd fallen and shot himself. The neighbor called 911 and then went to check on the victim.
The victim was taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment.
Woman allegedly attacks repo men
A BCSO deputy responded to a criminal trespass and simple battery call Wednesday afternoon at #290 Sandtown Road. Upon arrival he met with a woman who said she and her daughter were assaulted by two men trying to repossess her car.
She said her daughter attempted to make a payment earlier in the day but couldn't because she was not present. She said when the men came to her residence to take the car, she and her daughter confronted the men, with one assaulting her and kicking her daughter in the stomach.
The deputy spoke to the men who work for American Auto and Towing, who stated they had an order to pick up the vehicle from Title Max. The men said they were assaulted by the women as they took possession of the vehicle. The accused man said while he did not kick anyone, he was attempting to hold on as he was being pulled out of the car by the two women.
The men were advised of the civil process and asked to leave the property, which they did without incident.
The woman's daughter was taken to Kennestone Hospital by Bartow EMS for evaluation.
Items stolen from snowman
A Cartersville police officer was called to 7 Stone Bridge Court on Wednesday afternoon in reference to a theft report.
According to the report, he spoke with the resident who stated that someone stole a pair of ski gloves valued at $30 and a sled valued at $70 from a snowman he built in his yard. He said he noticed the items missing as he left for work and saw that the snowman's head had been knocked off.
The complainant said he did not think children took the items.
Men steal snacks from Ingles
A BCSO deputy patrolling the area of Felton Place on Wednesday night observed two males walking in the area. Due to the below-freezing temperature and time of night, the deputy initiated an investigative stop.
He said the men began fleeing on foot and continued to do so after a verbal warning to stop. A Cartersville police officer joined the pursuit, with the officers catching the men, later identified as Jamal Jasper and Marcus Watkins.
While checking for weapons, the deputy found on Watkins' person three Hershey's candy bars and a bag of beef jerky, both unopened. On Jasper's person was found a box of Jolly Rancher gummies and a bag of Hershey's candy bars. The officers located a bag with no receipt and relocated to Ingles to see if the items were stolen from there.
The deputy reviewed security video, which showed the men leaving the store without paying. The manager scanned the items and determined they were from Ingles. The total came to $31.98.
The men were charged with theft by shoplifting and obstruction of an officer.