Local man reports he was robbed at gunpoint
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Two cases of robbery were reported to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, one an armed robbery.

In the first incident, a man living near Ladd's Farm Supply, 10 Euharlee Road, told deputies that a black man in a ski mask forced his way into the residence Friday afternoon, pointed a gun at the victim and said, "Give me your money or I will kill you."

The victim said he handed over his wallet, which contained $1,125 in cash, and other items. The suspect then struck the victim in the back of the head with the handgun and left.

Deputies were called early Saturday morning to another robbery along Rudy York Road.

About 4 a.m. a man told deputies a woman knocked on the door asking him to call a cab because she had been beaten. Deputies located the woman at Friendly Lane Mobile Home Park.

The victim told deputies she had been walking on Rudy York Road between the two entrances to the mobile home park when a white man came from behind, striking her in the head and into a ditch. The victim said the man hit her twice and reached into her pockets, telling her to just give him what she had. She was able to get away and seek help.

Police identify driver in Thursday crash

Cartersville police released the name of the driver who allegedly left the scene of a Thursday crash on North Tennessee Street at Greenbriar Avenue that left a motorist injured.

According to the accident report, witnesses reported around 4:30 p.m. the driver of a 1985 Buick Electra was traveling at a high rate of speed in the turn lane improperly passing other cars, and rear ended a 1987 Toyota 4Runner, flipping it on its side.

Police have identified the driver as Leonard R. Partain Jr. of Byron, Ga., but it is unclear if he faces criminal charges. The report indicates police believe Partain was driving recklessly and left the scene of an accident with injuries.

The other driver sustained a laceration to his head and complained of pain, but refused medical treatment.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged. Police say Partain ran on foot from the scene, but no reports of citations were listed in the report.

Cartersville police worked several other crashes through Saturday, including two with injuries and another with an arrest.

About 10:30 Friday morning, a woman told police she wasn't paying attention and ran off the side of Ga. 61 near Dent Drive and lost control. A witness said the woman's 2007 Kia Sorento flipped end over end and came to rest next to a telephone pole. The woman was taken to Cartersville Medical Center with a ruptured spleen.

A man was taken to CMC about 1 p.m. Friday after his 1970 Chevy C10 was struck by a 2002 Chevy Impala at Etowah Drive and Old Mill Road. The driver of the Impala was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.

Kevin Bernard Richter, 43, of Dalton was arrested just before 8 p.m. Friday after he drove his 2005 Ford Ranger into a brick column at The Oakdale Apartments on Cassville Road. Witnesses said Richter had been weaving and abruptly turned into the complex, striking the column and damaging a fence.

Richter was arrested and charged with DUI, driving unlicensed and improper right turn.

Georgia State Patrol troopers reported eight accidents with two injuries in the 48 hours through 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Clerk tackles alleged shoplifter

The clerk of a local clothing outlet told Cartersville police he spotted a man trying to steal a pair on tennis shoes and tackled him as he fled the scene.

According to the incident report, around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday the clerk said a man came into the Nelson Street store, broke an anti-theft sensor from a pair on Nike shoes and put them in the shirt.

The clerk said he attempted to stop the man from leaving the store, and sustained swelling over his eye. The man fled the scene on foot.

Fraudsters attempt to cash copied checks

A local woman says a man hired to wash her car may have copied the check she gave in payment, and cashed copies of the check at banks in five nearby cities.

According to the report, the woman wrote a check for $130 for the car detailing, and a week ago Friday, someone cashed the same check several times. The woman reported her loss as $4,500.