PIT maneuver stops fleeing suspect
by Staff Report
Nov 18, 2010 | 2555 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wednesday morning, David Joseph Matthews, 26, of Cartersville, was arrested and charged with stalking under the Family Violence Act, two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic control device.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's and Cartersville Police Department's incident reports, deputies joined Cartersville police, who already were pursuing Matthews in a gold 1997 Geo Metro. During the chase, which spanned Highway 411, Tennessee Street, Church Street and Main Street, the Geo's speeds reached in excess of 80 mph. After the Metro turned onto Interstate 75 North, two PIT maneuvers were attempted, with the second one achieving success at mile 289.

Taylorsville juvenile arrested

A 14-year-old Taylorsville male was arrested and charged on Tuesday with simple assault under the Family Violence Act, simple battery (FVA) and cruelty to children. He was taken into custody by the Bartow County Sheriff's Office and transported to Rome Youth Detention Center.

Prior to arriving, dispatch advised the deputy that the juvenile pulled a knife on his father, who was able to get the knife away from him. According to the incident report, when the father went to discipline his son, the offender ran into the kitchen and grabbed a butcher's knife, then acted like he was going to stab him. The parents reported the juvenile then punched his younger brother in the back of the head because he was on the phone with 911. The offender's 1-year-old brother was in the room during the entire incident.

Wanted subject arrested in Acworth

Tuesday, a Bartow County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to Days Inn, room 234, on Highway 92 in Acworth in reference to a wanted subject, Gregory Lamar Jackson. The deputy was advised that Cherokee County deputies were out with the subject earlier, but had to leave and left him in his room.

After the offender was positively identified by the picture on the Eagle Computer System, the deputy and another person spoke to Jackson. Once the offender said his name was Gregory Lamar Jackson, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartow County Jail.

The warrant was through Bartow County for failure to appear on DUI drugs/alcohol, DUI alcohol, two counts of child endangerment and failure to maintain a lane.