According to reports, an irate male, identified as BJ Bearden, first went to a residence on Fairview Drive in an attempt to contact an acquaintance. Witnesses stated that Bearden was beating on the door, telling the man inside the home that he needed him to “take him somewhere.”
When the man refused, Bearden began damaging items on the front porch and took a lawn mower. Neighbors stated they saw Bearden holding a knife while telling them he had “cut” some people “at the river and they were hurt real bad.” According to the neighbor, Bearden stated he was going to “get” the man at the other residence.
After fleeing the scene, officers were advised that Bearden was at a residence on Law Road, threatening to kill someone inside the home. Victims at the Law Road residence stated they were shopping for groceries at Walmart when they received a call from Bearden, who said he was at the home.
When they arrived home, Bearden charged toward one of them with a knife, saying that he couldn’t “believe you called the police.” The woman, fearing for her safety, ran into the home, and Bearden chased her into the bathroom, saying he was going to kill her. The other female witness stated that she grabbed a mop to defend herself and tried to calm Bearden down.
Bearden finally let the victim out of the bathroom and all three were in the living room when he became irate again and lunged at the second woman, who hit him with the mop she was holding. He then began chasing the first victim again, trapping her in a bedroom. The victim kicked free from Bearden’s grasp before he fled from the area.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies located Bearden on Griffin Road where he was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, DUI, theft by taking, criminal trespass, burglary, false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of terroristic threats and acts.
Mobile home destroyed by fire
According to the Bartow County Fire Department, a residence in the Ansley Mobile Home Park on Mac Johnson Road in Cartersville was completely destroyed Saturday afternoon. The call came in at approximately 1:30 and the structure was fully involved upon arrival.
No injuries were sustained and a cause is undetermined.
Woman deceived by auto sales business
A woman reported deception from an auto sales business to the BCSO Thursday afternoon.
According to the woman, Sugar Hill Auto Sales sold her a vehicle that had a lien against it. She said when she attempted to register the vehicle, she could not purchase a tag and had not received paperwork for registration purposes.
After contacting the owner of Sugar Hill, she discovered that the sales lot had closed and would be moving to a new location. The woman said she was told to send her payment to the owner’s personal post office box.
The woman had already paid $3,000 in cash as a down payment and has contacted the Secretary of State’s office to notify them of the deceptive practices.
Man beats his father over drug theft
Just after midnight Friday a deputy was dispatched to Fairview Street in Cartersville to investigate a domestic dispute.
On scene, the officer discovered that the parents of the suspect went to their son’s home to confront him about taking his father’s medication. When the man saw the officer he fled on foot toward the rear of the residence and was quickly detained. A pill container with no label was found in the offender’s pocket.
According to the parents, the son had knocked his father to the ground and hit him repeatedly in the head. A witness grabbed the young man off his father before the officer arrived. The father could not provide a statement due to being struck in the head and events were unclear.
The offender, identified as William Taylor, was arrested and charged with battery, obstruction and possession of narcotics.