An 18 year-old male allegedly attempted a home invasion. Two residents, one identified as Joseph Collins, were inside the home at the time. Three shots were fired, leaving wounds to the intruder's hand, upper quadricep and side. The seriousness of these injuries was not available at press time.
The suspect-turned-victim has not been identified as the investigation continues. Cartersville Police Chief Tommy Culpepper could not confirm drug activity at the residence, but the rumor will be addressed in the investigation.
Woman assaulted by angry driver
A woman told a Cartersville police officer that she was assaulted on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Main and Gilmer streets.
The complainant said she was traveling on Main Street crossing over Georgia Highway 3 behind a male suspect's vehicle, when the traffic light turned red she blew the horn and the suspect slowed down to 5 miles per hour. The complainant then passed the suspect near Stonewall Street. Shortly after, the suspect swerved in front of her and slammed on his brakes.
When they approached the traffic light at Main and Gilmer, the suspect exited his vehicle as did the complainant. The suspect then got in the woman's face. The woman said she threatened to stab him with a pen if he didn't get back. The suspect then slapped her on the side on her head.
She complained of head and ear pain, but refused medical treatment. Photographs were taken of her and placed into a case file. The suspect is described as a white male, between 40 and 50 years old, 130 pounds with a gray beard. He was driving a champagne color Buick or Oldsmobile.
Local business manger victim of identity theft
A Cartersville police officer responded to Quest Global Trucking, 123 Riverside Drive, in reference to a report of identity theft. According to the owner of the business, someone stole the identity of his business bank account and cashed three checks. There were also three debit card transactions.
Two checks were written to Montrell Holmes in the amounts of $1,432.33 and $1,987.34; there was also a check written to Dwight Brown for $1,892.89. The two debit transactions were for a Discover Card for $9,616.14 and T-Mobile for $108.84. The complainant said all incidents took place in Morrow and that the money has already been refunded to the accounts.