3 arrested in home invasion
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Authorities have arrested several suspects in connection with a July 12 home invasion.

According to a press release, a Bartow County man returned to his Jordan Road home on July 12 to find his 12-year-old son duct taped and items stolen from his home.

Deputies responded and investigators began inquiries into the case. Since the investigation first began, BCSO has arrested three people in connection with the home invasion — two males and one female. Another male has outstanding warrants in connection with the case but has not been located.

Arrested were Vernon Edroy Nisbett, 18; Yvonne Irene Alexander, 20; and Austin Kyle Hernandez, 18. They are all currently being held without bond at the Bartow County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, battery and first-degree cruelty to children.

Investigators believe Nisbett lured the homeowner away from the residence by asking for a ride to several places after 10:30 p.m. on the night of the incident. Items stolen include a television, laptop, Xbox game system, a camera and accessories, totaling more than $2,000.

The 12-year-old suffered minor scratches and bruises from the incident.

Information on the fourth person involved, who faces the same charges, will be released later.

@Bodycopy center bold:Warrants issued for shooting suspect

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a man suspected in a shooting Saturday that left a woman in critical condition.

Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said Tuesday that 24-year-old Classie Pratt of Adairsville, who was shot once in the face about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, remained at Grady Memorial Hospital where she was airlifted for treatment.

A witness and Pratt were at Courtesy Inn, 2235 Highway 411, Cartersville, to “chill and drink beer,” according to the report. The suspect, described as a white male, approximately 28 years old, 6 feet, in jeans and a light-colored shirt, came to the room during the night.

The three were inside the room when, the witness said, the suspect pulled out a black handgun to “show it off.” According to the witness, “... The subject started playing with the gun acting all gangster ...,” the report stated.

When Pratt said, “You couldn’t shoot anybody,” the witness told police the suspect said, “Yeah, I will. I’ll shoot you.” Pratt then allegedly grabbed the gun, which the suspect had put in her face. The witness said the gun went off and the suspect fled. According to the witness, the suspect was “just kidding with Ms. Pratt.”

The responding officer said she found Pratt standing between two beds with blood “on her face, hands, in her hair and on her clothing.” On Tuesday morning, Camp said warrants had been taken for the suspect, who will be charged with aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of firearm during the commission of a crime.

“We are not releasing the name of the suspect at this time,” he said.

High-speed chase injures four, two airlifted

Four people were injured after a head-on collision ended a high-speed chase.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Adairsville Police Department officers were pursuing a white Jeep Cherokee in the area of Crowe Springs Spur. The driver of the SUV was traveling north on Crowe Springs Spur, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a Ford Explorer head-on.

GSP charged the driver of the Jeep — Jerry David Hightower, 46, of Summerville — with reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of roadway and failure to maintain lane.

Hightower was airlifted to Erlanger along with one of his passengers, Charles Mansur, 55, of Baton Rouge, La. The Jeep’s other passenger, Connie Garner, 44, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was transported by ground to Floyd Medical Center.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, Donald Eugene Harman, 55, of Adairsville, was injured and transported by ground to Floyd Medical Center.

Estranged husband attempts to run down wife

A woman told Cartersville police Monday her husband attempted to strike her with his truck.

The victim said she, a friend and her son were standing in front of her residence on Hannon Way about 11 a.m. when her estranged husband drove up, according to the report, pulling into the yard and almost striking them.

Witnesses told police the four-door Chevy truck drove off the roadway, into the yard, and it appeared the driver attempted to strike the woman and her friend.

The victim’s son said he was standing outside when his father drove up and almost hit him with the truck, the report said. Warrants were issued for the suspect on charges of two counts of aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, cruelty to children and reckless driving.