Officers arrest man in alleged armed robbery
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Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy Vaughn Holcomb arrested Willie Troupe III Wednesday evening at the corner of South Tennessee Street and West Avenue after Troupe allegedly robbed a business with a taser and a rock. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy Vaughn Holcomb arrested Willie Troupe III Wednesday evening at the corner of South Tennessee Street and West Avenue after Troupe allegedly robbed a business with a taser and a rock. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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An armed robbery suspect was stopped in the parking lot of The Daily Tribune News Wednesday evening after he allegedly robbed a business.

According to a Cartersville Police Department report, officers were issued a be-on-the-lookout about 5:20 p.m. after Willie Troupe III allegedly robbed a business on Felton Place.

A source said he had robbed the business with a rock and a taser. CPD reported that Troupe had robbed the business with a taser and was traveling south on Tennessee Street in a gray Acura Legend.

Troupe stopped in the parking lot of the DTN and, before the officer could issue commands, opened the door and stuck both hands out of the vehicle. The CPD officer drew his weapon and ordered the man out of his car. CPD officers held Troupe until Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived.

Troupe was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

A report from BCSO was not available Thursday.

Woman fights back

during sexual assault

A woman was able to escape an assault at a Joe Frank Harris Parkway location in the early hours of Thursday.

According to the Cartersville police report, the officer met with a woman at QuikTrip on Joe Frank Harris Parkway. The woman was crouched behind the registers covering the lower part of her body with a jacket. She was bleeding from the lips, mouth and left cheek, and was hysterical, crying and complaining of pain in her neck and due to broken teeth.

The woman told the officer that the suspect — identified in the report only as a black man, 45 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches, weighing 200 pounds — came to her room and offered her pain killers. She said she took one and was later attacked.

According to the report, the man grabbed the victim by the throat, choke slammed her and struck her several times in the face. He then allegedly threw her on the bed and removed her pants and underwear before grabbing her and saying, “You owe me this.”

She told police the man was not successful in having sex with her because she fought back. She was able to escape and reach the QuikTrip.

The officer went to the woman’s room and said there appeared to have been a struggle. He also found her clothing and fresh blood at the scene.

The victim was transported to Cartersville Medical Center.

Kingston police arrest woman after car break-ins

Kingston police investigated several cases of entering autos and thefts occurring throughout the city in the past few weeks. Several reports have been taken on different occasions after property was taken from automobiles, including one incident where the victim’s debit card was used at a local Dollar General store, according to Interim Chief Clay Patterson.

Patterson said in a release that, in the first incident in early September, the offender used the victim’s debit card to purchase $200 in items at Dollar General after obtaining the debit card from the victim’s automobile. In a second report filed Sept. 7, the victim said her vehicle had been unlawfully entered during the night with multiple items taken, including a pocket book, jewelry, an iPod, a tackle box and a digital camera. The victim said the doors to her vehicle were not locked at the time of the incident.

After the investigation, Kingston police arrested Lynn Ann Blume, 26, of 85 E. Main St., Kingston. Blume was charged with two counts of entering an auto, one count of financial transaction card fraud, one count of theft by receiving and one count of criminal trespass. Blume is currently being held at the Bartow County Jail awaiting bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests could be forthcoming.