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Georgia: Man displays gun when asked to leave North Broad Street business

Published September 2, 2015 by godshope1971

After he was asked to leave several times, a Rome man showed a person at a business the gun in his waistband, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Michael Jerome Goudelock, 33, of 624 Pennington Avenue, had been told to leave the business at 1417 North Broad Street and when confronted showed the gun in his waistband. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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Georgia: Firebomb thrown at deputy police chief’s home

Published September 1, 2015 by godshope1971

Rome Police Deputy Chief Travis Goss reported someone lit a malt liquor bottle filled with what appeared to be kerosene and threw it at his house.

According to Floyd County police reports:

Someone threw the bottle at the house in Silver Creek but it landed in the driveway and no damage was done. A white cloth had been stuffed into the neck of the bottle and ignited. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Georgia: 5 caught in alcohol sales sting that visited 31 establishments in Rome, Floyd County

Published September 1, 2015 by godshope1971

Five people charged with selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation at various outlets in Rome and Floyd County were released from jail Thursday after posting bonds of $1,300 each.

According to Rome police reports:

The arrests were part of an underage alcohol operation conducted Wednesday by members of the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force in partnership with the Georgia Department of Revenue. A total of 31 establishments were visited by the task force. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Georgia: Officers indicted on murder charges in stun gun death of Gregory Towns

Published August 20, 2015 by godshope1971

A grand jury indicted two former Atlanta-area police officers on murder charges after prosecutors said they used stun guns on a man while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

The indictment filed Monday charges former East Point police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, in the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr. The two did “materially accelerate” Towns’ death by repeatedly using their stun guns on Towns, who was “exhibiting signs of fatigue and shortness of breath,” the indictment said. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Georgia: UPDATE Cedartown Georgia police officer injured, building damaged on South Main Street

Published August 11, 2015 by godshope1971

A Cedartown Police Officer is recovering from one surgery and will likely have another early this week following a wreck in the early hours of Sunday, according to police chief Jamie Newsome.

Newsome said Officer Josh Turner, who was injured in the wreck, is recovering from ankle and foot surgery following the crash into a South Main Street business around 3 a.m. Sunday, May 17. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

Georgia: Shellhouse resigns as jail administrator, new chief jailer named In Cedartown Georgia

Published August 11, 2015 by godshope1971

The Polk County Jail will soon have a new chief in charge after Jerry Shellhouse resigned from the job earlier this week.

Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said he was sad to see Shellhouse go, but said he’s looking forward to having Cedartown Police’s Al Sharp join the Sheriff’s office as new chief jailer. Moats said the change in title simply reflects the wishes of Sharp, who has previous experience in jail operations. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

Georgia: Rockmart Georgia Fire faces various new challenges

Published August 11, 2015 by godshope1971

Today’s firefighter no longer sits quietly in a station and waits for an alarm, as was the common practice during the days when farmers drove their horse and buggies into town on Saturday to stock up.

During that era, fires were more frequent since many people heated or cooked on fireplaces or wood sstoves. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

Georgia: Polk Co. VICE Unit to get new officer In Cedartown Georgia

Published August 11, 2015 by godshope1971

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd is beefing up the county’s VICE unit to combat an alarming increase in thefts in Polk County.

Dodd told Public Safety committee members during their April 30 meeting that he is re-assigning an officer to Vehicle Interdiction and Crime Eradication, or VICE, unit. Dodd set the unit up last year to address the growing number of thefts occurring in his jurisdiction and to combat crime overall in the department. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞