Man arrested after victim records threats on phone
by Staff Report
Dec 01, 2013 | 1790 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a Rolling Hills Drive residence after James Stephens allegedly threatened members of the home located at the address.

While en route to the address, the deputy saw a silver BMW parked at the H&M Quickmart, which is the description of the suspect’s car given to dispatch by the complainants. The officer waited for the driver to exit the store and then approached him.

According to the BCSO incident report, he told the officer his name was James Stephens and admitted to going to the address to speak to the resident there about a past relationship even though he had a criminal trespass warning against him. Stephens allegedly admitting having a .22 Magnum handgun in his pocket and released it to the officer.

Upon arrival at the address, the deputy spoke to four witnesses, who according to the incident report, all told the same account of the events. The witnesses said Stephens cursed at and threatened them while having a gun in hand.

According to the incident report, one victim used her phone to record video of Stephens threatening them and showed it to the deputy. Based on the statements of the complainants and the video, Stephens was arrested and charged with four counts of terroristic threats, four counts aggravated assault with a firearm, criminal trespass, stalking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Brush fire damages eight acres

A woods fire in Emerson along Highway 41 at Red Top Mountain Road took Bartow County firefighters and the Georgia Forestry Department three hours to contain on Saturday.

The cause of the fire is unknown but high winds fueled its size. Engines 4, 6 and 9 responded to the blaze and two tractors from the forestry department plowed a break around the area to contain the fire.

No injuries were sustained and damage was limited to the wooded acreage affected.

@Bodycopy center bold:<*p(0,0,0,11.6,0,0,g(P,S))>Patient returns from hospital to find car missing

On Wednesday, a resident of Tower Drive told police his car and two credit cards were stolen while he was in the hospital.

According to the incident report, the victim asked his roommate to drive him to the hospital. He allegedly instructed his roommate to not use the car after driving him to the hospital.

When he arrived home, he said his roommate was gone. The car and credit cards were missing as well.

Burglar takes costly items

When a resident of Shiloh Church Road returned home on Wednesday, he found that his home showed signs of a break-in, according to a BCSO incident report.

After inspecting his home, the victim reported to police that a 50-inch Samsung TV, an Xbox 360 and a weedeater had been taken from his home.