Suspect arrested after nearly hitting officer, leaving vehicle in roadway
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On Sunday, Jan. 20, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was ordered by another deputy conducting a traffic stop, to stop a red Chevrolet Cavalier that had just driven past him recklessly, almost hitting him and the juvenile he was speaking with. The incident occurred near the Hampton Inn Hotel on GA Highway 20.

As the deputy caught up to the Cavalier, it abruptly stopped in the roadway and the driver, later identified as Auntrel Chrispen, threw the door open and ran from the vehicle. The deputy followed on foot, but soon lost sight of the suspect and returned to his patrol car.

The Cavalier was still running in the roadway with the driver’s door open. The deputy moved it to clear the roadway. He then began to search the vehicle where he found several bags of men’s clothing and court paperwork belonging to Auntrel Teon Chrispen. The papers contained his name, address, date of birth, Social Security Number and signature.

A cell phone was also found in the driver’s seat and began to ring. The deputy answered the phone and spoke with Chrispen’s ex-girlfriend who advised he was carrying a pistol.

Chrispen was later arrested and charged with reckless driving, driving while license withdrawn, willful obstruction of an officer and possession of marijuana.

Man reported missing after no contact

On Saturday Jan. 19, a deputy was advised to contact dispatch in reference to a missing person report.

According to the incident repot, a California woman called 911 to report her son, James Holoway, missing. The deputy attempted to speak with her several times, but was never able to reach her. He did however, speak with Holoway’s ex-wife who wanted to meet and file a report as well.

Holoway’s ex-wife told the deputy she had last spoke with Holoway on Jan. 5, and had previously met him at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Cartersville on Dec. 31. She said he had been acting normal when they met and expressed no unusual behavior.

She first became suspicious on Jan. 7, when Holoway never contacted her to verify plans they had made to meet up. After attempting to call his cell phone, she learned it had been disconnected. She also said the cell phone for their daughter, which Holoway paid for, had also been disconnected.

Holoway reportedly has a roommate in Watkinsville. His ex-wife also informed the deputy Holoway was on probation for a DUI and that she had received a missed call from his probation officer.

After contacting Watkinsville dispatch center and the Okonee County Jail, he was still unable to locate any information on Holloway.

Holoway was entered into the Georgia Crime Information Center database as missing.

Nutty Bar fight ends in arrest

A dispute over Nutty Bars on Sunday, Jan. 20, turned physical and led to one arrest.

At 4:30 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to 16 Mary Grace Lane, Cartersville in reference to assault. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the victim, who said that he had been laying in the master bedroom watching the Falcon’s game. According to the incident report, John Butler came into the bedroom and said “Do you like Little Debbie Nutty Bars?”

Butler then allegedly got on top of the victim and repeatedly hit him in the face. The victim attempted to push Butler because he could not breathe.

The deputy observed redness and bruising on the victim’s nose and eye. He also found blood on the bed where the victim had been laying.

The victim’s wife had been sleeping. She told the deputy she woke up and heard the two screaming at each other, but did not see physical contact.

Butler told the deputy he did not have any Nutty Bars and he went to ask the victim about them. Butler allegedly put a Nutty Bar in the victim’s face and, according to Butler, he was the one attacked. The deputy found scratches on the side of Butler’s face.

The deputy advised dispatch to send emergency medical services due to the victim’s shortness of breath and nature of injuries sustained. However, he refused treatment.

Butler was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act.