Cartersville police were dispatched to Floyd’s Landing on Euharlee Road where the teenager, his mother and her boyfriend were camping.
Law enforcement was called after the intoxicated teenager entered the tent of his mother and her boyfriend and allegedly put his hand down his mother’s shirt and grabbed her breast. According to statements from the mother and her boyfriend, the teenager attempted further sexual contact before the boyfriend “swatted” at her son, which bloodied his nose.
Responding officers witnessed the teen’s swollen and bloodied nose and noted that he had trouble standing. The teenager repeatedly denied all the accusations leveled by his mother and her boyfriend, and said he was unsure why his mother’s boyfriend hit him.
After officers arrived, the mother became irate, according to police reports, screaming profanities and arguing with law enforcement. After refusing to cooperate and interfering with the investigation, the mother was taken into custody and placed in a patrol car where she began acting violently and kicked out the rear passenger window of the squad car.
Officers attempted to transfer her to another vehicle and during the process, the mother allegedly screamed, “Just let me die,” and headbutted a police officer.
Throughout the transport process, the mother was hostile and aggressive, trying again to kick out the plexiglass partition in the patrol car. After arriving at the jail, she continued fighting with jail deputies.
The mother was arrested and charged with obstruction of an officer and the boyfriend was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act. Before being arrested, however, the mother stated she did not wish to press charges against her son. The teenager was placed under custody for being intoxicated and was released to his grandparents.
Explosive device discovered
at Taylorsville residence
A suspected explosive device was found detonated inside the attached garage of a Taylorsville residence Sunday.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Applewood Farms subdivision in Taylorsville after a resident reported hearing a “loud boom” from the garage. The complainant first thought it may have been family members returning home, but investigated to find no one was home.
When others did arrive, they looked further and found an empty soda bottle and several pieces of suspected aluminum foil on the floor of the garage.
Deputies arrived and collected the remains of the bottle and aluminum foil to be kept as evidence.