A brawl in front of an apartment complex Thursday night ended with five arrested.
A caller told deputies that a fight had occurred at the intersection of Cassville and Grassdale roads just before 9:30 p.m. and one black male had waved a pistol, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office reported stated.
When deputies relocated to the entrance of Pointe Place Apartments, two witnesses said a car that had fled was carrying the suspects and the group had stopped to retrieve a pistol they dropped as they ran into the complex to get into the car.
Deputies located the 1997 Lexus sedan traveling north on Cassville Road at a high rate of speed. The officers conducted a felony traffic stop, ordering all five occupants out of the vehicle.
The deputy reported a strong odor of unburned marijuana and located a “realistic looking” pellet pistol in the glove box. A search of the vehicle did not reveal marijuana only items suggesting marijuana had been used, including “blunt wraps, Visine, lighters and empty plastic baggies smelling of unburned marijuana.”
A juvenile in the vehicle said they had fought a group of kids they knew from school and “had problems with” at the Middlebrook entrance because “they couldn’t be seen fighting in his apartment complex.” The juvenile could not provide names of those the group had fought.
The driver, Anthony Henry, 18, admitted the pellet pistol was his and he knew it was in the glove box, but he said the pistol was not taken to the fight.
Passenger Ryan Howard, 20, also said the group met to fight but he did not know the people they fought.
Henry; Howard; Jarvis Pullum, 17; and Julius Brown, 17, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for “physically fighting in a public area, causing mass alarm.” The juvenile, who was also charged with disorderly conduct, was released to his mother and referred to juvenile court.
Man follows thieves
A man recovered stolen property after following the would-be thieves until they crashed.
The man told deputies he arrived at his Bennett Kimbral Road home about 2 p.m. to see a blue Dodge truck leave the driveway with his front end scrapper, according to a BCSO report.
He followed the truck down Center Road until the vehicle turned into Ponder’s Mountain subdivision. The truck traveled to the undeveloped section of the neighborhood and into a wooded area before driving off a steep embankment. The suspects fled on foot, the man said, but he was not close enough to provide descriptions.
The truck was towed and the scrapper returned to the victim.