The victim said he get into a verbal argument with his son, Chris McMaugh, which resulted in damage to the victim’s property at 14 Oak Hill Way.
According to the incident report, the victim said McMaugh had been drinking, and when the victim told him that he was not allowed to drink in the house anymore, McMaugh became upset. He allegedly threatened the victim with physical violence and then took the victim’s foot stool, broke it and then threw it out the back door.
The deputy drove to the residence with backup and attempted to make contact with McMaugh. However, the suspect would not come to the door.
The victim then allowed deputies to enter his residence. While checking the residence the deputies found McMaugh hiding in his bedroom closet.
McMaugh came out of the closet and, according to the incident report, told the deputies he had not had a lot to drink, but he and his father had gotten into an argument. When he went to move the foot stool, he said, it broke and he threw it out.
McMaugh explained he was hiding in the closet because he thought Cobb County had a warrant out for his arrest. After checking with the state’s database, the deputies said there was no active warrant.
McMaugh was arrested and charged with criminal trespass under the Family Violence Act and transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.
Unknown amount of meat stolen from Ingles
A Cartersville police officer was dispatched to the Ingles on West Avenue Saturday in reference to a shoplifting report.
The customer service manager said an unknown black male entered the store and, in the process of stealing an unknown quantity of meat, allegedly struck two store employees.
The first victim said he saw the suspect conceal the meat in his jacket. As he approached the suspect, the victim asked the suspect to remove the meat from his jacket. The suspect said no and then fled toward the exit. When he tried to stop the suspect, the first victim was struck in the chest and then told he would be shot.
The second victim said he also tried to stop the suspect, but he was unable to do so as the suspect struck him in the face and asked him if he wanted to be shot.
A bicycle belonging to the suspect was found outside the store. It was placed into evidence.
Although the officer searched the area, the suspect was not located.
County fights two mobile home fires
The Bartow County Fire Department responded to a fire at 87 Patton St., Cartersville, at 9:43 Monday morning.
An electric line in the living room wall had burst into flame, said BCFD Sgt. Jessie Green. Stations 1, 2 and 12 responded to the fire and were on scene for roughly an hour. An estimated $5,000 worth of damage occurred. Only one person was home at the time and no injuries were reported.
A second fire occurred later in the day, but the specific time was unavailable as the report was incomplete. It was an exterior fire at 4176 Hall St., Acworth, that caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage. The number of trucks responding and the duration of the fire was also unavailable.