Woman says she stabbed intruder
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A man allegedly trying to break into an apartment was stabbed in the stomach Sunday morning. He is still at large.

According to the Cartersville police report, the complaintant was sitting in her living room watching a movie and drinking a beer when she heard someone knock at her back door. When she opened it, she was reportedly confronted by an unknown man who then tried to force his way into the apartment.

The complaintant, who feared for her safety, then grabbed a knife out of her cupboard next to the door and reportedly stabbed the suspect in the torso. The complaintant told Cartersville police that after she stabbed him he bent over and grabbed his stomach. She then let go of the knife and tried to close the door.

The suspect then turned and ran away, allowing the complaintant to shut and lock her door.

According to the report, the complaintant tried to call a number of family members until she reached one of them. The family member told her to cal the police. The incident report stated it was approximately eight minutes before the complaintant called 911.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a stocky to athletic build. He was reportedly wearing a black ski mask, a black or dark blue pullover, and black or dark blue sweat pants.

Cartersville police did not locate any blood in the area or in the direction the suspect allegedly fled. While the police also searched the area around the apartment, the yard and the parking lot, the knife was not located.

Man assaulted at Parkway North

A man was beaten unconscious at Parkway North Sunday afternoon when he cut through the area on his way to a gas station.

The victim said he left a friend’s home at The Glenn Apartments around 1 p.m. and started to walk to the Chevron gas station at the corner of Grassdale Road and Joe Frank Harris Parkway. He walked across Grassdale Road to Magnolia Drive and then across Green Acre Lane.

According to the Cartersville police report, he was cutting through Parkway North between two buildings when a black male in his 40s allegedly approached him and asked for a couple of dollars. The victim said someone walked up, grabbed him from behind and put him in a chokehold. The victim said he was then thrown to the ground and both suspects allegedly began to hit him on his upper back and back of his head.

The victim said he blacked out and later woke up with his wallet lying on the ground next to him. He said nothing was taken from his wallet and no other items had been taken. He told Cartersville police he did not know who the suspects were.

Photos of the victim’s bruises were later submitted into the case file.

Two total losses keep BCFD busy Monday

Monday came early for Bartow County Fire Department.

The department worked two total losses in the first hours of the day, both doublewide mobile homes.

According to BCFD Capt. Mike Kimbrel, the first fire began about 3:30 a.m. on Iron Belt Road after a resident fell asleep while cooking. The residents were able to evacuate safely.

Stations 1, 2, 5 and 12 responded, with units going back in service about 10 a.m.

In the second blaze, a candle overturned about 8:30 a.m. in the bedroom of a home in the 20 block of Pine Valley Drive off Pleasant Valley Road.

Stations 8, 10 and 15 were dispatched. No one was injured in the fire.