Glenn Voice Payton, 19, of Cartersville was arrested Friday in connection to the invasion of a 14 Jordan Road home. According to the BCSO press release, Payton is charged with robbery, burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, battery and first-degree cruelty to children.
Payton is also charged with theft by deception, as he allegedly sold a camera stolen during the crime at an area pawn shop.
Three additional suspects are still incarcerated in the Bartow County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
According to the press release, investigators are still attempting to recover stolen property from the residence, but no further arrests are expected.
North Georgia Financing owner turns self in
Terry Spruell, owner of North Georgia Financing, turned himself in to Cartersville police Friday afternoon. After being questioned by investigators, the Cartersville Police Department release said, he will be transported to the Bartow County Jail.
The release stated Spruell is being charged with 12 counts of theft by deception.
Spruell’s arrest comes on the heels of another complaint against his business. Thursday afternoon another complaintant filed a report, saying she purchased a 2001 Saturn SL1 from the dealer, but was unable to secure a title. Similar to many other customers, when the complaintant’s temporary registration expired she was unable to reach the business owner.
According to the incident report, the complaintant said she had been told North Georgia Financing was a scam and she wanted to document the incident as she cannot get a tag.
Early warning siren used for target practice
An early warning siren at Griffin Road and Old Hall Station Road is now silent thanks to an unknown suspect.
A BCSO deputy was dispatched to the Emergency Management Agency, 10 Elizabeth St., where a complaintant said someone shot at the siren. The complaintant believed a rifle was used to shoot the siren several times. The damage was estimated at approximately $18,000.