While deputies searched the store, the suspect was sighted exiting the building. When approached in the parking lot, the suspect complied with officers and got on the ground. The man, Joseph Ernest Apgar, a Cartersville resident, was arrested for possession of arms by a convicted felon, open container in vehicle, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, carrying a concealed weapon, driving under the influence, aggressive driving and two counts of aggravated assault.
When deputies searched the suspect's person, they found a loaded pistol with a round in the chamber. Upon searching his vehicle, they found a loaded shotgun with a chambered round, two bottles of vodka and five beers.
Domestic dispute leads to stabbing
Late Friday night, a man engaged in a domestic dispute with his wife used a knife on another man who approached the suspect in an attempt to stop the fight.
Marcus Deshawn Gary Sr. stabbed the man defending his wife with a pocket knife in the back and side of the neck, all of this occurred within sight of the couple's child. When police arrived, the victim had been transported to Cartersville Medical Center where they were informed the suspect had also gone.
Seeking medical attention for allegedly self-inflicted wounds, Gary was taken into custody at the hospital and charged with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, battery (FVA) and cruelty to children (FVA). He reported having blacked out shortly after the dispute began and did not remember the stabbing.
Armed robber targets man in apartment complex parking lot
A 58-year-old man reported Thursday he was robbed by a man wearing a red bandanna over his face.
According to the Cartersville police department incident report, the victim said the man approached him as he exited his car at 370 Old Mill Road in Cartersville, held a black handgun to his head and said, "Give me your wallet. Right now. Right now."
The robber then ran through the breezeway of an apartment building with $45 in cash and a wallet valued at $10.
Police did not find the suspect, who was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a blue baseball cap.