Stolen Kingston work truck found
by Staff Report
Apr 21, 2011 | 3229 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kingston Public Works truck that was stolen April 15 has been found in Pickens County.

Christopher Allen Morris, a Bartow County inmate on work detail at the water department in Kingston, allegedly took the vehicle. He has not been found, and it remains unclear how Morris acquired the truck.

Kingston Mayor Dexter Jones said Monday Kingston is doing an internal investigation as to why Morris wasn't properly supervised.

Juveniles charged

for graffiti damage

Two Cartersville juveniles have been charged in connection with spray-painting done to a residence.

According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, a male juvenile 14 years of age and an 11-year-old male of Cartersville have been charged with criminal damage to property second degree. Investigators allege that the two juveniles sometime between 11 and 11:30 p.m. on April 7 spray-painted profanity and symbols on the side of a residence on Sugar Valley Road. The juveniles apparently did this in retaliation to the homeowner telling them earlier in the day not to walk on her property.

Both juveniles have been charged with one count each of criminal damage to property in the second degree and have been released to their parents per the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Resident reports graffiti

A sheriff's deputy was dispatched to a residence on Green Acre Lane on Tuesday about 7:50 p.m. in reference to property damage.

The resident stated there have been problems with someone spray-painting graffiti on the signs and roadways. The resident reported that between the late Monday and Tuesday someone spray-painted a symbol on the roadway. The resident had no suspect information, but the report stated the resident suspected it was a gang-related symbol.

Cartersville man arrested for lewdness

Bennie Joe Shepard of Cartersville was arrested about 10:30 Monday at A.L. Burruss Nature Park in Marietta after complaints received in reference to acts of lewdness in the park and in its parking lot.

The arresting officer reported sitting in the passenger seat of an unmarked police vehicle when Shepard pulled up in a red truck next to the vehicle. The officer reported Shepard made eye contact with the officer and the officer observed Shepard making obscene movements with his hands in his lap. After exiting the vehicle, the officer witnessed Shepard exposing himself.

Shepard was placed under arrest without incident.