According to a report from the Polk County Narcotics Enforcement Team, three more Polk County residence are in jail on drug charges. The arrests come after a four-month investigation that concluded with the raid on Monday. NET officers arrested 3 individuals at 115 North Estes Street in Cedartown with assistance from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. All 3 individuals are charged with methamphetamine trafficking, methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The Polk County Police Department encourages anyone with drug-related information to contact them at 678-757-9616 or email@example.com.
Cedartown Police Officers have made arrests in three major felony crimes that took place in Cedartown in May. On May 9th, a juvenile was sexual assaulted at Peek’s Park by a Senoia, GA man. Nicholas Ray, age 31 was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, sexual battery and battery. Ray, an employee with the Department of Homeland Security was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport by Atlanta authorities on May 17th and transported to the Polk County Jail. In the early morning hours of May 15th police were called to King Street to a report of a man being shot. Officers arrived on scene to find Danny White with gun shot wounds to the face consistent to a shot gun. Joseph Penson was arrested and is currently in the Polk County jail. Within 15 minutes of the King Street call, police were called to Slusser Avenue to a trouble with subject call. According to reports 2 men were attempting to pull a women from her car through the window. Charlie Daniel Martinez and Uriel Gonzalez were both arrested and charged.
According to Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Demetrius Washington, 22 of Cedartown was shot multiple times Monday night. The 911 call was placed around 9:15p.m. Monday night that an individual had been shot at the corner of Park Street and Pace Street. Police and other emergency crews found Washington lying in the street with several gunshot wounds. Newsome stated the Cedartown Police Department is currently following multiple leads at this time, but no arrests have been made. Newsome encourages anyone with any information about the shooting to contact the Cedartown Police Department at 770-748-4123.
An accident on Piedmont Hwy. Wednesday night shut down traffic for over an hour. The accident occurred in the 1900 block of Piedmont Hwy. between South Lewis Road and Akes Station Road. An SUV traveling in the west bound lane re-ended a pick-up truck that was also traveling in the west bound-lane sending the pick-up truck flying into a ditch. The two individuals traveling in the pick-up truck were taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries and the individual traveling in the SUV was taken to Polk Medical Center with minor injuries. Polk County Police, Cedartown Fire, Redmond EMS and Polk County Fire were all dispatched to the call, and Polk County Police and Polk County Fire remained on scene for clean up of the accident, which was a lengthy project due to the significant amount of tools that were strewn in the ditches and along the side of the road from the pick up truck.
The new year brought tragedy to a Rockmart family with the brutal killing of a 16-year old. Rockmart Police have arrested 34-year old Jermaine Ware and charged him with felony murder and aggravated assault. According to reports police received a call of shots fired in the area of Gordon Street and Church Street on Saturday around 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival of police officers a 16-year old was found laying in the street. The teenager was taken to Floyd Medical center where he was later pronounced dead. The body of the teenager has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab and the name of the teenager has not been released at this time. According to reports a car that may be associated with the murder was recovered Sunday morning. The cause of the conflict between the victim and Ware is unknown at this time, but police do say the two knew each other.
An 18-wheeler hauling concrete in a powder form flipped on its side this morning around 8:15 a.m. on highway 27 North near Lewis Road. The driver, Michael Anthony McGehee, 48 of Lincoln, Alabama was killed in the accident. The truck was traveling north when it apparently left the road climbing an embankment, and eventually rolling on its side. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and is being investigated. The accident completely shut down the North bound lane and traffic was diverted to the South bound lane around the accident. Cedartown Fire along with Lake Creek fire station, Polk County Police Officers, and the Georgia State Patrol were all on scene of the accident.
The Polk County Narcotics Enforcement Team busted a meth lad yesterday afternoon in Rockmart. Law enforcement officers executed the raid at 112 Floyd Mountain Circle in Rockmart, which lead to two arrests. Lisa Dawn Pope, 42, of 112 Floyd Mountain Circle and James Van Dover, 51, of 2050 Old Cedartown Road in Cedartown were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
The Polk County Police Department shut down Park Street yesterday after the discovery of a possible drug house. According to the Polk County Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team, two people have been arrested in the investigation. Connie Pendergrass, 49, and Timmy Hall, 40, both of 230 Park Street, were taken into custody and both were charged with two felonies. Pendergrass was charges with possession, manufacturing, and distribution of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking. Hall was also charged with possession, manufacturing, and distribution of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking. Both remain in the Polk County Jail.
Former Polk County Police investigator Mark Sparks has been found guilty on three of six charges in U.S. District Court in Rome. Sparks was accused of running a chop-shop in Cedartown. Sparks was found guilty of informing the target of an investigation that was being investigated, obstructing a criminal investigation, and possession of a Chevrolet pickup truck with an altered vehicle identification number with intention to sell the vehicle. Sparks was found not guilty of operating a chop shop and attempting to dispose of various vehicle parts. Sparks will be sentenced on October 6th, and he plans to appeal.
The Cedartown Fire Department, Redmond EMS, Cedartown Police Officers, Polk County Police Officers, and Georgia State Patrol Troopers responded to a construction equipment accident on Highway 27 North near Wal-Mart, on July 19, 2010. The earth mover was doing work when it went up an embankment and flipped. No one was injured in the accident.