Kim Donegan said she came home from work to find smoke coming from her house on Quail Run. She said her son had been asleep in the basement, but when she first arrived home, she was unsure where her daughter was located.
Donegan said she “busted down” the back door in order to find her daughter. However, her daughter had been outside, playing in the yard. Her son was able to get out of the house and no one was injured.
Cartersville Fire Department stations 1 and 2 responded to the fire about 4 p.m.
Capt. Mitchell Bagley said the cause of the fire was undermined and the home suffered moderate damage.
Suspect in Rolex robbery arrested
The suspect who stole thousands of dollars of Rolex watches, items of jewelry and a Victoria’s Secret bra from a Rock Ridge residence was arrested Thursday night at Cartersville Police Department.
Matthew Dixon Holmes turned himself in at CPD, saying he believed there was an active arrest warrant on him for theft by taking. According to the incident report, the warrant was active and he was arrested and taken into custody.
The stolen items were listed as: a $1,800 Apple Mac Book Pro, a $4,000 Rolex Datejust, a $2,000 Rolex Datejust, a $6,500 Rolex GMT, a $3,000 Rolex Submariner, a $3,000 Rolex Submariner, a $3,000 Rolex Yachtmaster, a $5,500 Rolex GMT, a $2,800 Chopard watch, $2,750 in assorted watches and bands, 10 $2 bills, a $50 Victoria’s Secret Bra, $5,325 worth of jewelry and a pair of $200 Oakley sunglasses.
Holmes was transported to the Bartow County Jail for housing.