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 »»»»
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 »»»»
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 »»»»
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 »»»»
A wreck in front of the Cedartown Walmart on U.S. 27 resulted in a woman with head injuries being airlifted to a hospital Friday, police said.
According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Linda Beall, 68, was sent to the hospital in stable condition. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
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 ∞∞∞∞∞
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 ∞∞∞∞∞
Rockmart man remains in jail today on a child molestation charge after he was taken into custody Monday following and investigation by the Rockmart Police Department. According to Det. David Gowens: ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
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 ∞∞∞∞∞
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 ∞∞∞∞∞