Single-vehicle crash sends four to hospital
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Jun 21, 2014 | 1472 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a tire blowout on Interstate 75 Thursday night, four people were sent to the hospital.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Crystal Jones, 34, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was driving a Ford Expedition up I-75 northbound when the right rear tire blew out. Jones lost control of the vehicle and it struck a guardrail in the median. The vehicle then rotated across the roadway, overturned and crossed back to the inside guardrail before coming to a stop. One passenger, Torrey Brooks, 9, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was ejected from the vehicle.

Jones was taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment, while the three passengers — who were also from Chattanooga, Tenn. — were taken to area hospitals as well. Nicole Kennemore, 19, and Brooks were taken to Floyd Medical Center. Lamar Lumsden, 12, was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital.

Jones was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, no proof of insurance and child restraint violation.

Juvenile arrested after threatening to ‘shoot everyone’

A juvenile boy was arrested early Friday morning after he threatened to kill someone and blow up Parkway North.

According to the Cartersville police incident report, the juvenile became “extremely upset” when the complainant said she was taking someone home. The mother said the juvenile began jumping up and down and screaming he wanted to “blow up the Parkway,” and “kill everyone.” The complainant said the juvenile was never physical with her, but she was afraid of his threats.

The juvenile allegedly went up and down the stairs of the 300 building and asked strangers if they had a gun he could use to shoot “anyone and everyone.”

While speaking with the officer, the juvenile said everything the complainant said was true. He continued, saying if the officers left Parkway North he would kill someone. An officer asked who he was going to kill and the juvenile said, ”he didn’t care who, he was just going to try and kill everyone,” according to the report.

After contacting the Department of Juvenile Justice, the officer was told to take the juvenile into custody. The juvenile was arrested and charged with terroristic threats. He was transported to the Cartersville Police Department without incident.

Firearm stolen from unlocked car

While out of town, a woman reported her pistol was missing from her vehicle Thursday night.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the complainant said she wanted to report the theft by phone as she was out of town. The complainant continued, saying her Springfield XD 9 mm pistol was missing from her vehicle’s glove box. The last time the complainant remembered seeing the pistol was on Jan. 1 and she did not look for it again until June 10. Although the complainant had searched her vehicle and residence, she could not find the pistol.

The complainant also said she normally leaves her vehicle unlocked.

The pistol was added to the Georgia Crime Information Center as stolen.