Acworth man charged with kidnapping a minor, rape


Kidnapping a minor among charges for Acworth man

An Acworth man faces numerous felony charges after he was arrested by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and booked into jail Tuesday evening.

Rusty Lee Akers, of Cox Farms Road in Acworth, has been charged with kidnapping, kidnapping a minor, false imprisonment-victim is less than 14 years old and not offender's child, aggravated assault, aggravated assault-strangulation, battery-family violence and rape (strong-arm).

Jail records indicate the incident occurred May 2.

There was no bond information available as of Wednesday night. 

Akers had previously been arrested on drug charges on June 12.

About $6,000 in merchandise stolen from Walmart

A theft of approximately $6,237.66 in merchandise was reported at the Cartersville Walmart last week.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, police were called during the early morning hours of July 4. Employees at the Walmart told deputies that, on July 1, one black man and three black females took thousands of dollars in electronic items without paying.

The four suspects were caught on surveillance video. They grabbed two shopping carts, put several totes in them and began placing DVDs, CDs, a vacuum and clothes into the totes.

At some point, the man went outside and drove around the parking lot and around the business. When the others were ready to leave, according to the report, the driver had the car waiting for them. 

The suspects put the items in a trash bin to move it out to the car, and they loaded the items into a four-door passenger car and left quickly.

There were no suspects or arrests made as of the time of the report.

APD arrests suspected drug dealer

The Adairsville Police Department arrested a Calhoun man Tuesday afternoon with approximately 127 pills of Alprazolam, and charged the man with possession of Schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Stanley Lee Taylor, 34, of Taylor Bridge Road in Calhoun, was being held on $7,800 bond and also was charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, improper lane change and hands free device required.

Taylor was stopped at around 2 p.m. Tuesday and, according to an APD press release, seemed nervous when speaking with an officer. Taylor gave permission for his vehicle to be searched, and the pills were found inside a glass container stuffed between seats.