Cartersville police asking for help in identifying pair
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Help Needed to ID Pair
The Cartersville Police Department is looking for a man in his late 20s or early 30s. CPD/Special
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The Cartersville Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying a man and woman.

According to a CPD release, the man may be in his late 20s or early 30s and has tattoos on both forearms. The man may possibly have another tattoo under his right eye.

The female is reported as being in her late 20s, and she may have been driving a small black hatchback of unknown make or model.

The release did not state why Cartersville police need to identify the individuals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Amanda Pettepher at 770-607-6169.

Couple arrested after hiding in women’s restroom

A man and woman were arrested early Wednesday morning after trying to elude police officers by hiding in a bathroom stall.

Two Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting a walk-through of the McDonald’s on Ga. Highway 20. They were approached by a man who said he wanted to report suspicious activity. According to the incident report, the man said a woman, later identified as Amber Hedden, came up to him and asked to use his cellphone after the two deputies entered the restaurant. The man allowed her to use the phone and the woman sent a text message before handing it back. A man, later identified as Cary Woods, reportedly went into the women’s restroom. Hedden followed him in and both remained there.

The man told deputies the message mentioned the two deputies being in the restaurant and it instructed Woods to stay in the restroom.

A female deputy was asked to respond to the scene, and she later went into the restroom to find Hedden in the far stall. The deputy told Hedden she was aware of the text message and the other deputies were willing to wait until she came out. Throughout the exchange, Hedden said she was the only person in the stall.

Eventually Hedden came out and, a short time later, Woods came out of the stall as well. Both suspects were detained.

When asked why he was hiding in the restroom, Woods said he had active

warrants for his arrest. According to the incident report, Hedden said she helped Woods hide because he was her friend. Woods was arrested on the outstanding warrants while Hedden was arrested for hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

As the deputies placed the two suspects in patrol vehicles, one officer noted there was only one vehicle the pair could have used to get to the McDonalds: an orange-and-black motorcycle parked next to a patrol vehicle.

According to the report, the license plate returned to a black Honda, which the deputy knew did not match the motorcycle in front of him. The vehicle identification number was partially removed from the frame; however, the deputy was able to identify it as a Triumph Sprint. When asked why the tag did not match his motorcycle, Woods allegedly said he did not own it and they were dropped off at the restaurant.

The deputy asked Hedden why Woods said she had driven the motorcycle. Hedden said she did not drive the motorcycle, she had just ridden on it. According to the report, Hedden quickly said she did not mean she had ridden on the motorcycle.

When the deputy spoke with Woods again, he said Hedden told him who was driving the motorcycle. Woods then admitted he drove the motorcycle to McDonald’s.

Woods was charged with affixing license plate with intent to conceal, aggravated assault and state probation violation. Hedden was charged with hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Both were transported to the Bartow County Jail. The Triumph was impounded at BCSO.