Man killed in Wednesday crash
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SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News.Accident Wednesday afternoon on Hwy. 293 near Acworth.
SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News.Accident Wednesday afternoon on Hwy. 293 near Acworth.
One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

Carl L. Beattie, 66, of Acworth, was killed when the Jeep Cherokee he was riding in ran off Ga. Highway 293 at Pumpkinvine Creek in Acworth. The vehicle crossed the center line and left the roadway on the west shoulder, according to a Georgia State Patrol release, then it re-entered the roadway before traveling back off the west shoulder. The vehicle’s front right struck a tree, it rotated and then its rear crashed into another tree.

The driver, Michelle Lea Staples, 33, of Cartersville, was taken to Kennestone Medical for treatment. According to the GSP release, charges are pending the completion of a Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team investigation. Blood was drawn from Staples to determine if alcohol impairment contributed to the crash.

According to Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief David Levey, Staples indicated Beattie had been driving the vehicle. Levey added Beattie was not wearing his seat belt and he was not in the driver’s seat when emergency personnel arrived.

Woman slapped at Cartersville Medical Center

Someone reportedly lived up to that old saying, “I’m going to slap that smirk off your face” on Tuesday, at Cartersville Medical Center.

About 9:58 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to CMC in reference to an assault in which a woman allegedly slapped the supposed girlfriend of her soon-to-be ex-husband. According to the incident report, the alleged assailant received a phone call from her husband’s employer stating he was en-route to the hospital in reference to chest pains. Upon arrival, the woman was met by who she assumed was her husband’s girlfriend, during which they exchanged words.

The woman asked her husband if he wanted her there and he stated “No.” As the woman was leaving the room, the girlfriend was standing outside the door with a smirk on her face.

According to the report, “Julia stated she reacted to the smirk and slapped [the supposed girlfriend] in the face.”

The supposed girlfriend stated she was in the room and was blocking the wife from coming in the room, but eventually moved out of the way and let her in, resulting in the supposed girlfriend stepping outside of the room. She stated she didn’t say anything to the wife, but she walked up to her and slapped her in the face.

The supposed girlfriend also stated she wanted to press charges.

Bikes possibly sought via illegal means

A bicycle may or may not have been stolen Tuesday, and in a separate instance, one bicycle theft was thwarted.

About 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to a Dean Manor Drive residence in reference to a theft of a bicycle, later determined to be criminal trespass.

According to the report, the complainant did not want to meet because she had to go to work, but spoke with the deputy by phone, stating that about 8:25 a.m. she saw a skinny, black male wearing a hat, shorts and blue shirt, outside her back window peeking into it. She further stated she saw him leaving on a black bicycle that belonged to her neighbor.

The neighbor was not home and all doors were secure, along with multiple bicycles sitting outside the back unit.

As it was unknown if a crime actually occurred, the incident was considered unfounded.

About 8:08 a.m. Tuesday, a BCSO deputy reported to an East View Terrace residence in reference to a black male who stole the victim’s bicycle, but then was scared off by the victim’s husband.

According to the report, the victim received a call from a neighbor stating she saw a black male committing a theft. The report further states the victim saw the man, who was described as “young” and wearing a white shirt, pushing her bicycle down the road and her husband yelled at the alleged thief, resulting in the alleged thief throwing the bicycle in a ditch and fleeing on foot.

The bicycle received damage to the rear brakes when it was thrown.