Suspect charged in Gordon County crash
by Jessica Loeding
Dec 28, 2012 | 5694 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff Report

Brent Leighton Lynch, the suspect in a Gordon County crash that killed three Cartersville residents, has been charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Officer Gordy Wright.

Lynch, who was taken to the Gordon County Detention Center Tuesday night, has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide in the first degree, feticide by vehicle, driving under the influence, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to maintain lane.

Fire damages Cartersville home

Bartow County Fire Department worked a residential fire Thursday afternoon after ashes from a fireplace were left on the deck.

BCFD Sgt. Lisa Hahn said stations 1, 5 and 13 were initially dispatched to the Lake Eagle Drive home just before 2 p.m. to find smoke coming from a hay bale against the back side of the house.

Hahn said the fire had gone under the exterior siding and into the void space between flooring in the basement and the first floor. At that time, BCFD asked for additional manpower from stations 2, 6 and 12.

There was significant damage done to the roughly 4,000-square-foot home, with the upper living portions suffering smoke damage and the exterior wall and the floor receiving fire damage. Hahn said the flooring also suffered extensive ruin as holes had to be created to locate any additional fire in the void space.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The last unit was back in service just after 5 p.m.

Adairsville police arrest 14 during holidays

The Adairsville Police Department arrested 14 people and issued 19 traffic citations during a high visibility enforcement operation conducted Dec. 21 to 22. The operation was conducted in partnership with the Georgia State Patrol, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Department of Corrections Bartow Probation Office and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Among those arrested were five charged with DUI and four charged with violation of the state’s controlled substance act. The department also seized a vehicle and U.S. currency during the operation, according an APD press release.