Preacher charged with child molestation
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Months after a complaint was filed with Cartersville Police Department, officers Tuesday arrested a local minister on child molestation charges.

On Dec. 15 a Cartersville officer was contacted by another agency about a 13-year-old female saying a family member had inappropriately touched her, according to the CPD report. The officer reported they worked to ensure the child was safe in the following months.

About 4 p.m. Tuesday, officers arrested Sebastian Holley, 41, at his Jackson Street residence. He is charged with child molestation.

Loss prevention officer ‘Kohl’-cocked

A man wanted in Cherokee County was arrested Monday after knocking a Kohl’s employee unconscious.

Monday evening, Cartersville police responded to Kohl’s, 600 E. Main St., after witnesses said a Canton teenager struck a loss prevention officer and fled, according to the report.

The loss prevention officer said Jacob Baggett, 18, selected items totaling $56 from the men’s department, concealing them in his coat. Baggett was met outside the store by the employee who asked for and received the items.

However, when Baggett was asked to return to the store to complete paperwork, he “turned to walk inside, but suddenly stopped, turned around and struck [the employee] on the left side” of his head, knocking the man unconscious. The man was transported to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment.

Baggett then fled on foot toward Cherokee Place, where CPD officers located him in Target.

He was arrested and charged with battery and theft by shoplifting. Baggett also was wanted on outstanding warrants through Cherokee County for aggravated assault, battery under the Family Violence Act and false imprisonment.

Man flees safety check

Watch out for the briar patch. A man fleeing police on foot Wednesday was halted when he fell into a tumble of thorns.

A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy taking part in a safety check around midnight observed a Toyota Corolla, driven by Thomas Zachary Davis, 20, stop suddenly in the area of Boyd Morris Road on U.S. Highway 41, according to an incident report. Davis allegedly exited the car and fled on foot in the direction of a car wash on Boyd Morris Road.

The deputy reported that Davis ignored commands to stop until falling into a briar patch just past the car wash.

Davis was handcuffed and taken into custody, telling the deputy he didn’t stop because his license was suspended.

He was charged with obstruction of an officer and driving while license suspended.