Man arrested after refusing to leave Cassville church
by Staff Report
May 21, 2013 | 2213 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man waiting on God to tell him to leave a church will have to get the message in jail.

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a Cassville Road church Sunday afternoon where the pastor told them Boyd Jenkins, 52, of Cartersville was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. The pastor said other churches had reported the same problem.

A witness said Jenkins entered the church, trying several times to enter the children’s room, which forced church members to lock the door. “Several members attempted to allow him to participate in the service and pray with him, but he began opening and entering the staff offices without permission,” according to the deputy’s report.

Jenkins was asked to leave several times but refused, finally exiting the church and standing beside his truck as members left.

When the deputy arrived, he found Jenkins standing next to the vehicle, eating Oreos. The deputy asked Jenkins what he was doing at the church and the man said he was eating Oreos. When asked why he was causing a disturbance, Jenkins allegedly told the deputy he was “praising the Lord.”

Jenkins told the deputy church members had asked him to leave “approximately 100 times,” but “he was waiting for ‘him’ to tell him to leave, pointing at the sky indicating he was speaking about God,” the report stated.

The deputy asked Jenkins if he had been drinking, to which he replied a diet Coke and two pots of coffee. When asked if he had consumed alcohol, Jenkins quipped, “Ever?” He then denied being under the influence, adding that if the deputy wasn’t going to arrest him he was going to get breakfast.

Because of his behavior and refusal to leave the church, Jenkins was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Vehicle fire affects I-75

That’s a smokin’ ride. No, really.

A woman traveling northbound on Interstate 75 Saturday evening was left without a vehicle after her minivan burned.

The woman said she had purchased the 2003 Ford Windstar in February and was traveling north about 5 p.m. when the vehicle started having mechanical issues, according to a BCSO report.

When the van began smoking, the woman pulled off the interstate near mile marker 285. She noticed sparks from beneath the vehicle before it burst into flames.

Traffic in the area was affected because the vehicle was partially in the roadway.

The deputy reported the van was burned except for a rear door panel.