Physician Center on lockdown Tuesday
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An attending doctor ordered a lockdown of the second floor of the Cartersville Physician Center Tuesday just before 5 p.m.

A patient demanding a refill for his prescription medication became irate when he was denied that request. According to witnesses, the patient was yelling and screaming in the doctor's office before returning to his car and placing something in his backpack. Since the doctor was unaware of what the man had in his possession, he immediately locked down the floor and called 911.

The Bartow County Sheriff's deputy was able to speak with the patient who had returned to the second floor and was found sitting in the floor. After talking to the patient for about five minutes, the deputy reported that the patient calmed down and allowed him to search his bag, which contained no weapons. The patient told the officer that he took several medications in order to "maintain life."

The patient was reportedly on oxygen and regained composure as he got his breath back. The patient's prescription could not be filled because he had not been to the doctor's office for a visit in more than a year, the doctor said. The doctor did not wish to press charges and the patients wife was called to pick him up.

Father, son arrested for meth possession

Two men seen at the intersection of Glade Road and Kings Camp Road in Acworth alerted the attention of a Bartow County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday afternoon.

The two men were reportedly trying to start a moped without keys. As the deputy spoke to the suspects, one continued to reach into his pockets and move away from the officer. The deputy then asked the suspect if he could search for weapons, to which he agreed.

In the pocket of Jefferey Scott Gayton, the officer found a clear plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine. The deputy placed Gayton under arrest for possession of meth and found the truck Gayton arrived in. The truck belonged to Jefferey Gayton's father, Donald Scott Gayton, who was found in a nearby convenience store.

Donald Gayton would not give the deputy permission to search the vehicle but a K-9 unit that was called to the scene alerted on the truck and a glass pipe with a crystalline residue inside was found. Donald Scott was also placed under arrest for possession of meth.

Staples employee arrested for shoplifting

A store inventory showed that three software programs worth a total of nearly $2,300 went missing from the Cartersville Staples in September.

The in-store loss prevention manager was given an anonymous tip that similar items were posted for sale on Craigslist, an online marketplace. The Internet ads described the same software that had been taken in September, including Microsoft Office 2010 valued at $210, Adobe Creative Suite 5 valued at $1,443 and Quickbooks Pro valued at $645.

A contact number listed on the ads matched the number listed for a store employee named Ryan Jason Willits. The loss prevention manager confronted the employee who confessed to the crime at which time Cartersville police were called and Willits was arrested and charged with three counts of theft by taking.