According to the incident report, officers met with a suspect in the driveway who allegedly appeared to have blood on his hands. Criminal Investigation Division Commander Maj. Doug Duncan said in a Tuesday phone interview that the man, who authorities had not identified as of press time, sustained a cut to his hand.
Deputies located another suspect who had several stab wounds to his body in the home at 131 Whispering Pine Lane, the report states. That man, who authorities also have not identified, was taken to Floyd Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Duncan said.
"This is all a family matter. I think there was alcohol involved. I don't know what started it but one cut the other one and the other one got cut on his hand during the alleged stabbing," Duncan said, adding criminal charges are pending investigation.
The man with a cut on his hand, who Duncan said is now residing with family members, was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment.
"It appeared that someone had attempted to clean up the blood in the residence," the report states. "There were several bloody towels about the residence and several blood-smeared areas."
The report indicates there were three witnesses to the incident, but one man refused to give a statement.
One man was arrested at the scene -- Timothy Mark Bartholomew, 22, of 131 Whispering Pine Lane, White -- and charged with disorderly conduct, a county ordinance violation.
Duncan said Bartholomew is not believed to be involved in the alleged stabbing, but allegedly did not behave appropriately at the scene.
attempted pawn shop
As an alarm sounded and Cartersville police arrived just after midnight Monday, a witness reported two men had been trying to push open the front doors of an 801 Joe Frank Harris Parkway pawn shop.
According to the incident report, the two men wore black clothing, black boots, black masks and black gloves, the witness said. He told police he heard the alarm at Gibsons Jewelry and Pawn sound and stepped outside Bartow Motel, yelling at the men that he was going to shoot. The suspects left in a white Chevrolet S-10 truck.
Accidents and injuries
Georgia State Patrol troopers reported responding to eight accidents with three injuries in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Cartersville police worked two private property crashes Monday. No injuries were reported.
Bartow and Cartersville firefighters reported no structure fires in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Tuesday.