The Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division announced Wednesday the arrest of three people in connection with a Nov. 16 shooting in the Marketplace Boulevard shopping center. A fourth person is being sought with pending charges.
According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, on Nov. 16 about 7:30 p.m., deputies responded to Payless Shoes in response to reports of shots being fired and windows being shot out. Deputies arrived and met with store employees and witnesses who described an argument between two persons standing on the sidewalk.
Witnesses said a vehicle pulled up and the occupants began yelling at the two persons on the sidewalk. After an exchange of words, a passenger in the car fired several shots toward the stores, striking the glass windows at Payless Shoes and V Nail Salon. The vehicle then left and was later located by deputies and investigators from BCSO when a Cartersville police officer stopped the car near the area.
Millsap said when the vehicle was located near Felton Road and Highway 41, three persons were arrested and detained. Three guns were located, two of which had been reported as stolen.
Arrested at the vehicle stop were Tia Jean Boyd, 18; Cody Ryan Skipper, 20; and Katlin Durrell Gamble, 20, all of Cartersville. Each are charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal damage to property in the first degree.
The investigation has led to authorities issuing warrants on a fourth person believed to be involved. Warrants are pending for the arrest of the fourth, who is unnamed at this time, person for the same charges as the others.
No injuries were reported during this incident.
Woman said daughter pricked by syringe
A woman on Road No. 1 South told deputies Tuesday evening that her daughter had been stuck by a syringe in a pair of pajamas.
According to the report, the woman had purchased the pajamas from Walmart in Cartersville, but when she put them on her daughter, the girl was stuck in the right pinky finger and possibly the left foot. The woman said she was unsure if the girl was injured on the foot because she "freaked out."
Bartow County EMS responded to the scene to check on the victim, and the syringe was disposed of in a sharps container.