Wanted fugitive turns himself in
by Staff Report
Mar 06, 2014 | 3338 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man suspected of holding a woman for a week inside his Cartersville home turned himself in to authorities Monday.

Cartersville Police Department Public Information Officer Capt. Mark Camp said Seddrick Banks turned himself in at the Bartow County Jail. Banks had four warrants for his arrest.

According to Cartersville police reports, a man concerned for his daughter’s safety contacted Cartersville police Feb. 26. According to the report, the man had not heard from his daughter since Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. when she left his house with Banks.

The man told police she was possibly at 242 Etowah Drive, but when officers arrived, they were unable to make contact with anyone at the home. A missing persons report was filed on the woman.

On Feb. 27, police were called to the father’s home where they met with the woman reported missing.

According to the female, Banks had shown up at her work on Feb. 19 and made her leave with him. She said he did not forcibly make her leave, but he had surprised her and she was scared of him so she went.

The victim said she and Banks’ children had been ordered to lie down and keep quiet when police arrived Feb. 26.

According to the report, Banks beat the woman with a bat and metal poles from a chair on Feb. 20, but he became enraged when she attempted to go the hospital via taxi.

Once back at the Etowah Drive residence, the woman said Banks would not let her leave until late Feb. 26. She told police she called her parents after officers left the scene Feb. 26, but her parents did not report any contact with the victim, according to the report.

Banks was charged with false imprisonment under the Family Violence Act, state probation violation, battery (FVA) and aggravated assault (FVA).