GBI arrests second woman wanted for forgery
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The Georgia Department of Revenue has arrested a second woman who was sought by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations in connection with theft and forgery.

According to a GBI release, April Nicole Brown, 27, of Columbus was arrested Monday morning in Atlanta. A tip from the GBI's Regional Office in Calhoun, which was passed to the Department of Revenue, resulted in Brown's arrest.

She was wanted, along with Michelle Brooks-Powell, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Secret Service for cashing approximately $170,000 in federal and state tax refund checks. The two women allegedly cashed the checks at a business in Acworth.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, deputies arrested Michelle Brooks-Powell, 39, of Dallas over the weekend after a tip was received about her location at a residence in Acworth.

Man arrested after police find him 'preaching' in the roadway

A Cartersville man holding his own Sunday morning service a little early was arrested after he fled police.

According to a Cartersville police report, an officer was advised about 4:30 a.m. Sunday that a man was walking in the roadway screaming in the area of the cloverleaf.

When the deputy found William Roger Woodie, 22, at Joe Frank Harris Parkway and Massell Drive, Woodie was allegedly walking the center line with his hands above his head and "appeared to be preaching and speaking gibberish of some sort."

Woodie fled when the officer asked to speak with him, but was captured in the southbound lane after a short pursuit. He was then transported to Cartersville Medical Center due to a heart rate of 195 bpm. Woodie allegedly admitted to eating "an unknown quantity of methamphetamine at an unknown location off South Tennessee Street."

He was arrested and charged with obstruction of officers.

Officer's finger broken after being hit with rock

A BCSO deputy had his finger broken in two places and his vehicle damaged by someone throwing rocks.

According to the report, the deputy was patrolling Hidden Springs Mobile Home Park in Acworth about 2:15 a.m. Monday when a baseball-sized rock hit the man. Although the deputy did not locate the offender, he did find a stack of rocks behind a sign.

The deputy, whose left ring finger was broken, was treated at the hospital. His vehicle also was dented.

Motel broken into, cash stolen

An employee of America's Best Inn, 35 Carson Loop, said the lodging facility was broken into during the early morning hours Monday.

The hotel manager told Bartow County Sheriff's Office that sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Monday a window was broken in the back office. The main office was ransacked and the security cameras were turned off at 2:50 a.m., although the last employee left just before 2:30.

The deputy noted damage to metal lock boxes, along with damage to the vending machines and ATM. No value was given for the damage and cash was the only thing taken.