Polk County police have made a third arrest in the May 7th attempted burglary at a house on Mountain Home Loop Road. According to reports, 23 year old Jessica Lane Griffen of a Morton Springs Rd. address in Cedartown was arrested Friday, June 1 on a warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. She is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and conspiracy. Officials from Polk County Police said Griffin’s arrest is related to the May arrests of 35 year old James Edward Anderson and 23 year old Amanda Maureen Day both of Cedartown. Both Anderson and Day were captured after a chase by law enforcement and are charged in the Mountain Home Loop Road burglary. However, it is not yet known how Griffen was involved. In that burglary incident, the property owner came to the residence to find two men carrying items out of the house. He held a gun on the pair while law enforcement was called, but the men fled when they heard sirens. Anderson and Day were captured later that day after law enforcement from several agencies staked lookouts for the male suspects.
A Rockmart man with warrants from Haralson County led Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase that ended in a swamp near Woods Road at 7:30 Wednesday night, according to Cpl. John Blalock of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. According to Floyd County Jail records, 35 year old Paul Lynn Barton of 718 White River Road, in Rockmart, is charged five counts of misdemeanor obstruction and a number of warrants from Haralson County. Barton, also known as “Grave Digger”, fled from officers attempting to serve warrants and led them on a chase through the swamp, said Blalock. He is also being held without bond on a violation of his probation.
Rockmart Police are searching for the man who robbed a local convenience store early Sunday morning. Detective David Gowens of the RPD said the Mapco store, formerly known as Fast Food Fuel, on Highway 101 was robbed around 3:30 Sunday morning. The suspect was described by the store clerk as a black male. He reportedly used a knife to threaten the clerk. The robber stole $50 from the cash register, Gowens said. He is asking that anyone with information to call him at the Rockmart Police Department at (770) 684-6558.