Former law officer sentenced to prison
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Mar 30, 2011 | 5863 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A former law enforcement officer is now behind bars after being sentenced by Judge Scott Smith on Tuesday morning. Vincent Michael Palmarini received seven years to serve in prison.

The sentence comes after Palmarini pleaded guilty last week to charges arising out of a sexual assault in Adairsville. The sexual assault of the 28-year-old female victim occurred in a deserted cul-de-sac on the evening of Nov. 17, 2009. Palmarini, 39, of Skylark Circle, Chatsworth, was initially arrested on one count of rape and one count of sexual battery. He entered a negotiated plea to aggravated assault with the intent to rape the victim, false imprisonment, and two counts of sexual battery. He also was sentenced to 18 years on probation.

As part of his sentence, Palmarini will be a registered sex offender and must follow the special conditions of probation for sex offenders. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and was banned from the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, which includes Bartow and Gordon Counties.

He is being held in the Bartow County Jail waiting transportation to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve his sentence. Palmarini worked for several law enforcement agencies throughout Bartow County.

Man arrested for attacking his brother

A Cartersville man was taken into custody Monday afternoon after choking his brother several times and yelling "die, die, die," according to a Cartersville police incident report. The officer was dispatched to 19 Brookside Court in reference to a domestic dispute. The mother informed the officer that her older son threw furniture inside the house and choked her other son while threatening to kill him.

The officer observed the chairs and clothes thrown throughout the house as well as marks on the younger brother's neck. The suspect was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act.

The suspect said he was just playing with his brother and didn't see anything wrong with yelling "die" while choking him. The mother informed the officer that she is very afraid of her older son and doesn't want him back at the house.

Stolen vehicle recovered

Two Bartow deputies recovered a stolen vehicle out of Kennesaw Monday afternoon after receiving a "be on the look out for" call from dispatch along with other law enforcement agencies. The BOLO advised that the license plate on the Nissan Pathfinder was assigned to a Ford Thunderbird and had originally been reported stolen by the Kennesaw Police Department. While patrolling the area near Hidden Springs Mobile Home Park, a traffic stop was conducted due to the driver not wearing his seat belt. The driver stated that he did not know who owned the vehicle and began driving it after he retrieved it from the woods, where a friend told him that it was stuck. No further information was provided and the passenger stated he was unaware that the vehicle did not belong to his friend. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while unlicensed, safety restraint violation, theft by receiving and affixing a plate to conceal the identity of a vehicle.