Two young men ages 17 and 15 years old, were involved in a serious accident on South Main Street at the intersection of Gibson Street. according to Cedartown Asst Police Chief Jamie Newsome. The two young men were traveling west on Gibson St. at a high rate of speed, running the stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and traveled across Main Street and struck the outside of Barber Service Co. caving in the exterior wall and not stopping until the entire vehicle was inside the building. The young men are allegedly runaways from Coca beach Fl. Both sustained serious injuries and were life – flighted to the Emergency Trauma Center at the Atlanta Medical Center. The Car, a Honda Civic was found by the Cedartown Police officers entirely inside Barber Service Co. As more information come available we will pass it along to you.
According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with Floyd and Polk County authorities to apprehend burglars in their respective areas.
Several homes have been broken into with flat screen TV’s and other personal property stolen.
In Georgia, one resident was home at the time of the break-in.
In another Georgia incident the homeowner returned to the residence and encountered the thieves leaving her property, so she blocked the driveway and call 9-1-1; one of the burglars pulled a gun and forced her to move – allowing them to escape.
One of the suspects is described as a young white male – approximately five-feet-nine inches tall with a thin build, having shaggy blond hair and dark eyes.
The other is a black male, also about five-feet-nine and his hair is longer on the top than the sides – forming a small Mohawk. His eyes appear to be green.
The suspects were driving a charcoal grey Nissan with a wildlife style Alabama tag.
Sheriff Jeff Shaver says its unclear if the same suspects are involved in burglaries in this area but warned residents to be on the lookout for these individuals – and to contact investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 927-3365 with any information they may have.