Monday morning William Longmire spotted smoke and saw an SUV had flipped on U.S. 140 near Rabbit Run golf course, and its engine was engulfed in flames.
The couple heard the trapped driver's yells for help, and Longmire's wife, Angie, used a hammer to break a window. William Longmire then waited for the flames to burn through the seat belt pinning the driver and pulled the middle-aged Rome man out of the vehicle.
The motorist was air lifted to Floyd County Medical Center. He is believed to have sustained second-degree burns to 25 percent of his body.
His car had apparently left the road and traveled through heavy vegetation and the air before landing on the side of the road.
Man damages car, flees from police
Cartersville police early Monday morning apprehended a man who allegedly put a woman in fear by beating on her mailbox and screaming. Officers say the man also committed several traffic infractions.
According to the incident report, around 1:20 a.m. police responded to the Ohio Street home, and spotted the suspect, David Demun Montgomery, 28, of Powder Springs, allegedly "burning rubber" in his car in a nearby alley. Police say Montgomery admitted he had been drinking gin, and say he traveled the wrong way down a one-way street and fled the scene.
Montgomery was apprehended after allegedly striking a power pole and fighting with police. He was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, duty upon striking fixture, two counts of obstruction of an officer and driving on the wrong side of the road.
The accident report indicates Montgomery had traveled from the Atco area to Middlebrook Drive and back after sustaining heavy damage to the front headlight area. Police found a front tire by railroad tracks on Goodyear Avenue.
Auto burglars target Acworth lot
Proprietors reported early Monday morning that five unlocked vehicles belonging to customers of Riddle Automotive in Acworth had been burglarized.
According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, three vehicles at the 5522 Glade Road lot had stereos missing and two more looked as if they had been entered.
All the cars were locked in a fenced area, and the responding deputy saw no signs of entry through the fence.