2 arrested in connection with Saturday truck theft
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Two people were arrested Saturday in connection with an abandoned vehicle later determined to be stolen.

According to the report, deputies were dispatched to Adairsville just after 11 a.m. to find the truck in a ditch along Ward Mountain Road in Adairsville.

The owner of the truck had reported the truck stolen following a party the night before. The man said he had gone to bed around 1 a.m. Saturday and awoke about 10 a.m. to find the vehicle gone.

Several people at the residence advised the owner that Amanda Knight and James Henderson had taken the auto during the early morning hours.

Knight, 29, of 19 Mullinax Road, Kingston, told deputies she and Henderson, 18, of 184 Mac Johnson Road, Cartersville, had taken the truck and drove to another residence. Once there, Knight gave the keys to Henderson who took the vehicle to an unknown location.

Henderson was located about 8:30 a.m. Saturday asleep on the porch of JT's Country Corner, 723 Hall Station Road.

After several attempts, the officer woke Henderson, who had slurred speech, "choppy" speech and no shirt or shoes. He admitted to having several drinks.

Knight was arrested and charged with theft by taking - motor vehicle. Henderson was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Woman reports truck, $15,000 in possessions stolen

An Acworth resident Saturday reported a truck carrying about $15,000 in sports memorabilia, antiques and collectibles was stolen from her home.

According to the report, a tag was taken from a horse trailer and may have been placed on the vehicle, which did not have a tag.

The woman said when she left about 9 a.m., the truck was parked under the car port and covered with a tarp. The vehicle was left unlocked.

A friend advised the woman that an employee of Citgo on Glade Road saw a vehicle matching the description purchase gas at the store and leave toward Red Top Mountain.

More than $1,000 in forged checks cashed

Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, an employee of Cass Grocery, 1810 Cassville Road, contacted Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies concerning returned checks.

According to the report, seven checks totaling $1,093 were returned on a frozen account. All seven were brought in by a white female who was caught on video.