The daughter claimed the boyfriend struck her mother and would not allow the mother to leave their residence. The daughter ran from the residence into the woods to contact authorities.
Arriving on the scene, the officer found the mother walking in the street crying and calling for her daughter. After the mother and daughter were united, the officer was told the boyfriend had struck her as well. The officer observed bruising around the daughter's neck consistent with being grabbed or held back. The mother claimed to have been held against her will, with the suspect physically preventing her from leaving by throwing her onto the bed and striking her.
The mother said she shrugged out of the boyfriend's grasp and ran to find her daughter. The officer observed a large bruise on the mother's left outer bicep area, scratches on her right arm and the beginning signs of bruising in and around her neck, apparently from being held down.
According to the report, the suspect was found hiding under the back porch of the residence. The boyfriend was arrested and charged with simple battery, false imprisonment and cruelty to children, all under the Family Violence Act.
Officials search for reported skeleton at Lake Allatoona
A Bartow County deputy assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Friday in an attempt to locate a reported skeleton at Lake Allatoona.
An unknown individual called earlier that day and claimed to have observed a human skeleton along the lake shore, in the vicinity of either Bethany Bridge or the Clark Creek boat ramp. The search of the surrounding area of Clark Creek resulted in nothing unusual.
Father injured from fight with son over live-in girlfriend
According to a BCSO incident report, an officer was flagged down Saturday at 12:24 a.m. at an intersection in Cartersville by a father who claimed to have had a physical encounter with his son. According to the father's account, the mother had asked the son's live-in girlfriend to move due to high bills. The son became angry and began yelling at the mother and then the father, after which the son grabbed his father and pushed him to the ground.
The father said he had been spitting up blood and believed he broke some ribs from the fall. The officer did not observe visible signs of injury but still contacted Emergency Medical Services; the father was transported to Cartersville Medical Center by ambulance for further treatment.
The son said he and his mother had the argument and that he and his father "just wrestled." The son denied intentionally grabbing the father and "swinging on him."
The son reported to jail and was charged with one count of simple battery under FVA.
Man threatens to kill at Walmart
Friday at 11:35 p.m deputies were contacted in reference to a man causing a disturbance at the Cartersville Walmart.
Arriving at the scene, the officer met with the complainant who was informed by several employees that a man outside the store was threatening to kill them and other people. Other employees told the officer that the man took off his shirt and told them to call the cops because he was not afraid to go back to jail. The man soon afterward entered the store and began preaching.
The officer found the man in the back of the store and smelled alcohol. The man denied making any threats and planned to leave the store. He said he was just trying to find a ride to Marietta.
Due to witness statements, the officer arrested the man for disorderly conduct and transported him to the Bartow County Jail.