Gunman threatens man's life for $200
by Staff Report
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A Cartersville resident told police Thursday night that a man had threatened him with a gun over $200.

Just before midnight, the victim flagged down a Cartersville police officer at 905 N. Tennessee St., according to the report, saying a man had knocked on his door at 11:30 p.m. inquiring about the $200 owed him.

When the victim told the suspect he did not have the money, the suspect allegedly pointed a black .9mm handgun at the victim, telling him he had until 1:30 a.m. to find the funds or the suspect would kill him.

The victim told police there were no witnesses and he feared for his life. According to the report, the officer advised the man to lock his doors and windows and call 911 if he saw anything suspicious.

Rome runaway found in trunk

A teenager filed as a runaway with Floyd County authorities was found in the early hours of Friday in the trunk of a car.

During a check of a Toyota Camry in the parking lot of 791 Joe Frank Harris Parkway just before 3 a.m., a Cartersville officer met with the driver, asking if she was OK. She said she was on her way to Rome and had stopped to rest.

While speaking with the woman, according to the report, the officer observed a black male sleeping in the trunk area of the car. The woman said the male was her friend.

A check of the 18-year-old’s name through the Georgia Crime and Information Center found the male was wanted through Rome Police Department as a runaway. He was taken into custody and later released to an RPD officer.

Man strips for trip to slammer

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And, for one man, that meant getting naked to return to jail.

Released June 18, Leo Hardaway allegedly returned at 9 a.m. Thursday to the Bartow County Jail, asking to be placed under arrest and booked in, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report. He was denied his request, with staff telling him he could not be brought in unless he had broken the law.

At 11:15 a.m. a jail deputy found Hardaway on a lobby bench removing his clothes. When the deputy attempted to cover the man with a blanket, Hardaway told the deputy to arrest him for “indecent exposure.”

After Hardaway repeatedly removed the blanket, the deputy placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct. While getting dressed, Hardaway allegedly made statements that he would continue to commit crimes if the jail staff did not allow him to stay. At one point, the man allegedly said, “What do I have to do, throw a brick through the front window?”