According to the incident report, after entering the parking lot, two vehicles and several subjects were seen. Both vehicles fled the scene, pursued by the deputy.
The deputy in pursuit allegedly saw the suspects throw two bags out of the window. After the bags were thrown out of the vehicle, the truck stopped in a subdivision driveway. Two individuals were arrested; Michael Augustus Webb, 22, of 2 Ridgeview Drive, Cartersville, was charged with prowling, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and littering highway. Judy Lynn Cox, 42, of 81 Benfield Circle, Cartersville, was arrested and charged with loitering and fleeing or attempting to elude and party to a crime.
The bags were not found upon subsequent searches of the area.
Several cars spray painted
at apartment complex
Just before noon on Sunday, a sheriff's deputy responded to reports of vandalism at a Grassdale Road apartment complex.
Several vehicles, at least four, were spray painted during the early morning hours Sunday. Green and black stripes were found painted on the cars and one had paint covering the license plate and tail light.
A resident was verified to have been spray painting his own car several days before the incident but was not suspected of the vandalism. Upon confronting the subject, he said he used spray paint on his own vehicle but added that he then disposed of the spray cans in the dumpster.
It was suspected that someone removed the cans and then vandalized the vehicles. Damage to each vehicle was estimated at around $100.
Cartersville resident falls victim to fraud
An 83-year-old Cartersville woman reported being taken advantage of through a scam for the past four months.
Since March, the woman had been repeatedly contacted by "International Winners," an alleged sweepstakes company. She was informed she had won several prizes including a Mercedes Benz and from $1.5 million to $3.5 million.
"International Winners" then contacted her asking for money to be wired via money order to cover fees for delivery of the prizes. She did so several times totaling at least $7,000. She cashed out CD's and savings bonds to do so.
She was also contacted several times with threatening phone calls from the same people.
The Georgia State Patrol reported working seven motor vehicle accidents with five non-life threatening injuries in the 24 hours preceding 7 p.m. Monday.
The Bartow County and city of Cartersville fire departments reported working no fires in the 24 hours prior to 7 p.m. Monday.