Worker strikes alleged armed robber
by By Brande Poulnot
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Staff Reports

The man reported to have entered a U.S. 411 business Wednesday in an attempt to commit an armed robber was struck in the face and with a metal object in the body by a worker.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, the man wearing a black ski mask and work gloves approached the front desk around 12:30 p.m., pulled out a brown paper bag and told the clerk to "give him all of the money or he would get shot."

The clerk told the alleged robber there was no cash at the business due to it running primarily from credit cards and store credits. He then struck the masked man in the face after which the man ran behind the counter.

A brief struggle ensued, and the clerk struck the alleged robber several times with a metal object. The man then left through the front door and entered an older model Honda Accord, which traveled toward Interstate 75 on U.S. 411.

The clerk never saw a gun, but said the alleged robber held the paper bag as if it contained a gun and stated he would shoot the worker.

Teens arrested in connection with fight

BCSO investigators arrested two Bartow County men on in connection with an Aug. 4 assault at Hamilton Crossing Park, according to an agency press release.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Cartersville Medical Center emergency personnel contacted deputies when a 17-year-old man was admitted for treatment of injuries from an alleged assault.

Investigators say the victim and three people with him at the hospital each reported they had been attacked by five or six black males on the basketball court at Hamilton Crossing Park. Initially detectives believed a robbery had occurred because the victim was missing money.

During the probe, investigators discovered the incident reported to deputies was allegedly not factual, and an alleged assault occurred at Hamilton Crossing Park between the parties present at the hospital.

Leland Hugh Garrett, 19, of Cartersville was arrested Tuesday and Bradford Tyler Huertas, 19, also of Cartersville, was arrested Thursday. Both are charged with aggravated battery.

Garrett was been bound over to Superior Court for a bond hearing and Huertas is currently awaiting a bond hearing.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Accidents and injuries

Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to four accidents with no injuries in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Thursday.

Cartersville police reported no Wednesday traffic crashes.