According to a Cartersville Police Department press release, Charles D. Roman, 28, of Cartersville, and Patrick Dwight Winfield, 36, of Atlanta, were arrested in connection with the shooting. Cartersville police believe Roman was the shooter.
The arrest occurred Thursday at approximately 3:05 p.m., according to the release. Officers and agents of CPD, the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, Parole and Federal Bureau of Investigation executed the search warrant at 107 Dogwood Drive, Cartersville. The release stated officers had developed information that the suspects were at the residence.
Roman is charged with aggravated assault, two counts of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Winfield, who was allegedly present during the incident, is charged with terroristic threats. Additional charges may follow, and both men are being held in the Bartow County Jail.
“I am very pleased that we have these suspects in custody,” said CPD Chief Thomas Culpepper. “I am also pleased with the cooperation between all the agencies who were involved with the apprehension of these suspects. Our investigators have been working continuously on this case from the beginning and their hard work has paid off.”
Jerry Ransom, 32, of Cartersville was shot in the neck just before 10 p.m. July 29 after witnesses said he argued with a group of suspects, according to the report. Ransom was transported to Floyd Medical Center and was expected to be released on July 30.
Witnesses said Ransom and the five men argued, with one neighbor saying she heard the suspects say “they were going to shoot him over owing money on a vehicle.”
The group allegedly left and returned. Ransom’s fiance said she attempted to get him to leave, but he got out of the vehicle at which time he was approached by a suspect and shot. According to the report, the woman said she did not know the suspect.
Witnesses said the suspects fled on foot in the direction of Grassdale Road and possibly left in a white Chevy Impala with 22-inch rims.
The investigation is continuing.
At about 4:37 p.m. Thursday a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to an Edgewood Road residence in reference to burglary in the first degree.
Upon arrival the deputy met with the complainant who advised she had returned home from school and entered through the carport door when she noticed the back door had been broken into, according to the incident report. She immediately exited the residence and waited for the BCSO deputy.
After clearing the residence, the deputy spoke with the victim who advised items were missing from the residence, but was only able to provide a serial number for a TV from the living room.
The deputy did observe and photograph the damage to the back door and areas in which the items were taken, and he entered the photos into evidence.
The victim stated the incident occurred when no one was home and they were unsure of any suspects at the time of the report.
Adairsville police make graffiti arrests
The Adairsville Police Department arrested two suspects believed to have vandalized school property.
According to the APD press release, Adairsville officers worked with Bartow County Schools Campus Police after graffiti was discovered on the Adairsville Elementary School, the former Adairsville Middle School and the Striker’s Ball Field on Hall Station Road. Vulgar words and pictures were reportedly spray painted on the buildings.
Jeffery Radford Green, 17, and James William Freeman, 18, both of Adairsville, were arrested in connection with the vandalism. Both were charged with criminal trespass and criminal interference with government property. According to the release, more arrests are anticipated.
Taylorsville clubhouse loses paper towels in break-in
At about 7:54 p.m. Thursday, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to 54 Madden St., otherwise known as the Taylorsville clubhouse, in reference to a burglary.
Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant who stated he came to the clubhouse and observed the side door was wide open, according to the incident report. When the complainant walked inside, he observed that unknown persons appeared to have kicked the door open due to the damage of the door frame. The complainant stated the only item he observed missing at the time was a roll of paper towels.
The complainant stated he suspects the damage was caused by teenagers or an unknown person who is possibly sleeping inside.