According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office press release, investigators were called to a Holcomb Road, Adairsville, home Sunday after the child was treated for bleeding on the brain at Cartersville Medical Center. Doctors at Scottish Rite Hospital later determined the baby was suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome, and the infant now is recovering in the custody of the local family and children service.
James Donald Summey Jr., 41, of 72 Baker Road, Cartersville, was charged with first-degree cruelty to children. He is being held at the Bartow County jail pending a bond hearing.
Alleged shoplifting incident turns violent
An employee who confronted a woman suspected of trying to shoplift shoes told Cartersville police the Wednesday incident turned violent when the woman threatened him with a two-pronged tool.
According to the incident report, Jana Elizabeth Brown, 39, of 18 Roosevelt St. in Cartersville, around 1:30 p.m. allegedly concealed two pairs of shoes, valued at $40, in a bag and left the Nelson Street retail outlet. When an officer stopped her nearby, she denied having a weapon or taking merchandise.
Police they spotted the pry bar like tool with a screwdriver like handle in her back pocket as they escorted Brown back to the store. Surveillance footage showed Brown raising her hand to the worker, police reported.
Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, two counts of theft by shoplifting, giving false name or information, simple battery and parole violation.