The Thursday afternoon accident that left two injured has resulted in one arrest. While attempting to conduct a traffic stop after the suspect ran a red light, a Bartow County deputy pursued the fleeing vehicle that later crashed in a ditch on Bishop Road. The driver, identified as Bradley Scott Stiner, was taken by life flight to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for head injuries. The passenger, Willie Walter Tidwell, was transported to Cartersville Medical Center. Alcohol is the suspected cause of the men’s behavior and several open containers were observed inside the vehicle.
Salesman fraudulently opens card to boost potential buyer’s credit
Wednesday afternoon a man reported an identity theft to the Cartersville police department. A known suspect opened a credit card in the victim’s name, claiming that he wanted to help improve the victim’s credit so that he could buy a vehicle from Elite Motors in Cartersville. The suspect charged $301 to the card and advised that he would be paying off the debt. The victim contacted the credit company and advised that the account was fraudulent and a report has been sent from the bank to all credit reporting agencies.