According to the reports, a witness in the Coopers Furnace Park area said a man in a red 1990 GMC Sierra had been coming into the park and watching women. The man said the vehicle had been coming into the park since June 21, and the suspect would drive around slowly before pulling into a parking space when he saw a female.
The witness told deputies that between 4 and 4:30 p.m. the man had pulled into a space, watching a woman by the river. When the woman realized she was being watched, she left at a high rate of speed with the suspect following her.
A deputy reported just before 9 p.m. spotting the alleged vehicle involved in the stalking on Old River Road traveling toward Highway 41. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy spoke with Huey Brian Lewis, 46, of 11 Cedar Road, Cartersville, who said he was driving around wasting time before going home.
While speaking with Lewis the deputy reported seeing a pill bottle sitting in front of the speedometer. Lewis allegedly had slurred speech and admitted taking some of the Clonazepam earlier in the day.
Lewis was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Two Williams Drive residences burglarized
Extra patrol has been requested in the area of two residences that were burglarized sometime between Thursday morning and midday Friday.
According to BCSO reports, a contractor for Homestead Properties arrived at the Williams Drive residences in Cartersville to repair damages. At one residence, he discovered new damage on the property and an item missing from the master bedroom. A rear window was found open when he arrived.
At the other, nearby residence, a for sale sign had been taken from the front yard, with its metal frame used to damage several walls inside the residence. The sign was found stuck in a wall. The contractor was unsure how the involved person(s) had made entry.
Man videos himself completing vulgar gesture, gets arrested
BCSO deputies were dispatched Thursday to an Acworth home in reference to a fight involving guns. When they arrived at 4212 Bryan Drive around 11 a.m., they found one unloaded gun, allegedly wielded by a 63-year-old woman, and two men they later arrested on disorderly conduct charges.
One of those men, according to the incident report, videos all activities in the front year of his home due to previous problems with neighbors and dogs.
Deputies say the video shows that man, Craig Lee Poss, 46, of 4211 Bryan Drive S.E., Acworth, making the vulgar gesture after someone yelled at him. They say the man who yelled at Poss was Leslie Lamar Southern, 31, of 4204 Bryan Drive, Acworth, who was apparently then upset a child saw the alleged gesture.
The two exchanged additional comments, a deputy who viewed the video reported.
Citing her age and multiple disabilities, the deputy noted Poss' mother was not arrested -- after grabbing an unloaded .22 rifle and threatening to shoot anyone who "messed with" her son -- due to the care she would require and her belief she was protecting her son.
Poss and Southern were each arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. While on scene, Bartow County Animal Control arrived to pick up two dogs that had been trapped by Poss.
The deputy reported Poss traps every unleashed dog in the neighborhood with cages containing food in his yard, and calls animal control personnel to collect them.
Crashes detailed by Cartersville police
Cartersville police released details of a crash responded to by authorities:
* About 6:46 p.m. Thursday, a 1998 Honda Civic rear-ended a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche when the Civic driver eased off the brakes as the two vehicles were stopped at Euharlee Road and Georgia 61. The Civic driver was cited for following too closely. No injuries were reported. The Civic showed minimal damage and the Avalanche was slightly damaged.
* Saturday about 3:30 p.m. a 2003 Ford F150 backed into a 1997 Chrysler Sebring in the driveway of 265 Cassville Road. No one was injured, and there were no citations issued.
Officials with the Georgia State Patrol said troopers responded to 12 crashes in Bartow County in the 72 hours prior to 6 p.m. Saturday. Fourteen injuries and no fatalities came as a result of those crashes.
Bartow County and Cartersville fire department officials reported working no fire calls during the same 72-hour period.