According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, a deputy spotted 28-year-old Brandon Lamar Hulsey getting into an orange truck. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and turned his vehicle around to get behind the truck. Hulsey then got out of the truck and fled on foot.
The deputy gave chase to Hulsey, who was soon tackled by an unidentified man who had gotten out of another vehicle. After tackling Hulsey, the man returned to his vehicle and left. The deputy and other authorities then caught up to Hulsey and arrested him.
At the time of his arrest, Hulsey, of 54 White Oak Drive, was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer. Also levied against him were charges of contempt of court (child support), simple battery under the Family Violence Act, cruelty to children in the third degree and interference with custody.
Delaware man arrested on forgery charge
Cartersville police late Monday morning arrested a Delaware man after receiving a call that a forgery was in progress at a local bank.
An officer responded to Bank of the Ozarks, 950 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, and saw 46-year-old Lee Ross leaving the bank. As the officer got out of his vehicle, he attempted to make eye contact with Ross, Ross would not look at the officer and made an attempt not to walk toward him. The officer called Ross over to his vehicle and detained him.
The officer spoke to a bank official, who said Ross had entered the bank and presented a $1,790.16 check drawn on a business. The official said she had contacted the check's account holder, who informed her the check was forged.
Ross was charged with forgery in the first degree.
Woman complains about juveniles' actions
A woman residing in an apartment complex told Bartow deputies that local juveniles have violated apartment rules and harassed her.
According to a BCSO report, the Crossfield Circle resident said Monday night that the neighborhood kids have been riding bicycles, scooters and skateboards on the sidewalk, actions she said are against apartment rules. She said the apartment manager had passed out letters to all tenants explaining the rules, but they had not helped.
The woman also said juveniles had thrown pine cones at her door, adding that a few weeks ago, a female juvenile yelled at her to come outside. She said she does not know the juveniles involved nor where they live.
Cartersville police detail six crashes
Cartersville police on Tuesday released details of six crashes officers responded to on Monday.
* About 11 a.m., a 2010 Toyota Tacoma and a 2007 Cadillac Escalade backed into one another at a West Cherokee Avenue address. No injuries were reported and no citations issued.
* About noon, a 1989 Chevrolet S10 rear-ended a 2010 Toyota Tacoma at Market Place Boulevard at Georgia 3. The S10 driver was cited for following too closely and no injuries were reported.
* About 5:42 p.m., a 2009 Toyota Camry struck a 1999 Toyota Tacoma on Interstate 75 northbound near Georgia 113. Investigation revealed that the Camry driver changed lanes without ensuring that it was safe to do so. The Camry driver was cited for improper lane change. No injuries were reported.
* About 5:51 p.m., a vehicle backed into a 2004 Toyota Camry at a Joe Frank Harris Parkway location and fled the scene before authorities arrived. The Camry's owner said she was in a restaurant during the crash and did not witness it, though a witness said the striking vehicle was an unknown blue two-door truck driven by a white male. A Georgia tag number also was described to authorities.
* About 6:35 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado collided with a 1990 Honda Accord at M.L. King Jr. Drive at Felton Street. The Silverado driver was cited for improper left turn while the Accord driver was cited for improper passing. No injuries were reported.
* About 10:12 p.m., a 2000 Ford Ranger collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu at Georgia 61 at Felton Road. The reporting officer was unable to determine fault due to conflicting statements. The Ford driver complained of leg pain but refused treatment at the scene. No citations were issued.
Georgia State Patrol officials worked six crashes in Bartow County in the 24 hours preceding 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Five injuries and no fatalities came as a result of the crashes.
One crash shut down two lanes of Interstate 75 northbound Monday night. The collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer about 8:34 p.m. led to the estimated 45-minute closing of the two lanes.