Bartow Blotter 11.1
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The following information — names, photos, addresses, charges and other details — was taken directly from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office jail records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction, and a conviction or acquittal is determined by the court system. Arrests were made by BCSO deputies except where otherwise indicated. Oct. 30 • Dennis Carrol Allen, 53, of 1313 JL Road, Sevierville, Tenn., was arrested by Adairsville police and boarded at the jail. • Billy Lamar Amos, 50, of 24 Hummingbird Lane, Adairsville, was arrested by Adairsville police and charged with probation violation. • Robert Chad Black, 42, of 53 Hardin Road, Adairsville, was arrested and charged with contempt of court child support. • Bryant Lavon Chambliss, 26, of 12 Aubrey St., Cartersville, was returned by state bus back for court. • Sky Michael Couture, 28, of 209 Cassville Road, Cartersville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce and driving with suspended license. • Jay Benjamin Day, 37, of 3954 Garden Circle, Acworth, was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, defective equipment and obstruction of an officer. • Jackie Lamar Dupree Jr., 34, of 365 Barnsley Garden Road, Adairsville, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. • Robert Walter Gaffney, 37, of 9 Stone Creek Drive, Jasper, was returned by state bus back for court. • Jaimie Linnea Johnson, 26, of 116-A Evergreen Trail, Cartersville, was arrested on a superior court bench warrant for failure to appear. • Kristy Natasha Laughlin, 33, of 3781 Highway 140, Rydal, was arrested by a probation officer and charged with state probation violation. • Bettina Bich Lingerfelt, 29, of 702 Argonne Ave., Apt. 4, Atlanta, was arrested by Emerson police and charged with possession of methamphetamine, crossing guardline with drugs and criminal trespass. • Jason Bryan Moore, 30, homeless, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. • Alan Bradley Mulkey, 31, of 451 Jolly Road, Apt. 2, Calhoun, was returned by state bus back for court. • Nery Omar Palala, 30, of 222 N. Erwin St., Cartersville, was arrested by Cartersville police and boarded at the jail. • Charles Larry Porter Jr., 50, of 295 White Oak Drive, Manchester, Tenn., was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol and charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence drugs/alcohol, possession of marijuana more than 1 ounce, failure to maintain lane, open container, reckless driving and improper stopping on roadway. • Scott Louis Power, 38, of 337 Laurel Glen Crossing, Canton, was arrested by Adairsville police and boarded at the jail. • Brandon Reed Shavor, 38, of 702 Argone Ave., Apt. 4, Atlanta, was arrested by Emerson police and charged with drug-related objects, possession of meth, driving with suspended or revoked driver’s license and criminal trespass. • Benjamin Paul Thomas, 32, of 119 Euharlee Five Forks, Cartersville, was arrested by Euharlee police on an agency assist for Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. • John Franklin Wheeling, 27, of 16 Sugar Mill Drive, Cartersville, was arrested by a probation officer and charged with probation violation. Oct. 31 • Colin Josarrow Abernathy, 25, of 207 Rowland Springs Road, Cartersville, was arrested and charged with drug court sanction. • Joshua Lee Black, 27, of 127 Rocky Lane SW, Calhoun, was arrested and charged with drug court sanction. • Orlando James McConnell, 54, of 71 Pointe Place Drive, Cartersville, was arrested and charged with theft by taking motor vehicle. • Brent Dewayne Smith, 43, of 26 Johns Drive, Rome, was arrested and charged with probation violation.
Tigers break Colts for playoff spot, 63-3
by David Royal
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Adairsville clinched the state playoff spot they'd been hoping for with an emphatic 63-3 victory over Coahulla Creek on Friday night. The victory means the Tigers will close out their regular season next week and as a No. 2 seed will hold a playoff game the following week. "We're very proud of clinching the playoff spot, and I'm proud for these seniors, a class that's been to the playoffs all four of their years here," head coach Eric Bishop said. "They got in late in that game against Fitzgerald four years ago and, hopefully, got a taste of what it's like being in that kind of atmosphere. Hopefully that experience will pay off for us this year, four years later." There was little suspense in the Tigers' victory over the Colts as the game's outcome seemed clear the first time Sidnee Johnson took a handoff from quarterback Marcus Childers. The junior running back crashed through the line, then darted right and down the right sideline for an 80-yard touchdown. It was one of many brief drives the Tigers made on this night, feats made possible because of a talented bevy of Adairsville offensive players who were able to capitalize on a sterling defensive effort that allowed the ball to stay in enemy hands for only brief periods. The Colts had the first opportunity to score but were limited to three plays and out their first drive after taking over the ball at their own 31. Three plays laters the Colts punted from their 38 and sent the ball over a Tiger waiting near the 25, where it continued to bounce until it reached the end zone. Adairsville started from its own 20, and Johnson took a Childers handoff on an 80-yard joy ride that turned into a 7-0 score after the PAT was made by C.J. Jackson with 10:01 remaining in the first quarter. The Colts were held to three-and-out on their second drive and the Tigers marched to the Coahulla Creek 11 before settling for a field goal attempt that missed from 28 yards away. The Tigers tallied their second touchdown the next series, after gaining possession of the ball at the Colts' 34 yard line. Childers put the ball in Jayson Cantrell's hands there and the junior running back carried it to the house to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead after the PAT was added. Childers flipped a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Applin to score Adairsville's third touchdown, as the Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 lead with 2:35 remaining in the first quarter. The Tigers fumbled their next series and that three-touchdown lead lasted into the second quarter. Adairsville used a seven-play drive to light the scoreboard in the second quarter, this time Daelen Harrison doing the honors from a yard out at the 8:04 mark. Jackson again made the PAT to give his team a 28-0 lead. Adairsville's defense gave the Tigers their next score as Torrey Hale picked off a Coahulla Creek pass at the 31 and advanced it into end zone. The PAT by Josh Honea made it 35-0 with 6:38 left until half time. The next series Adairsville fumbled away a scoring opportunity, but the Tiger defense kept the Colts from capitalizing. A series later, Childers scored, crossing the goal line from a yard out. Childers also had a 16-yard run a play earlier. Johnson started the three-play drive with a 13-yard carry. Jackson's PAT helped the Tigers to a 42-0 lead with 2:26 remaining before halftime. Coahulla Creek responded with its only points of the night, driving 56 yards and hitting a 35-yard field goal on the first half's final play, as Adairsville went into the break leading 42-3. Scoring touchdowns for Adairsville in the second half were Blaine Bishop, on a 23-yard pass from Sam Seaman; Harrison, a 5-yard rushing score; and Austin Cobb on a 28-yard pass from Seaman. Coach Bishop credited the short scoring drives by Adairsville to the work by the players during preparations. "It's a situation where we wanted to be crisp and coach [Pat] Konen, our offensive coordinator, has preached to them all week that we've got to pursue perfection and play almost perfect football," Bishop said. "We did turn the ball over tonight. I guess I jinxed us when I said we'd been three games without a turnover." He praised the work of the Adairsville defense, which allowed just three points all night. "We scored one defensive touchdown on a pick-six. The defense was outstanding. They forced three-and-outs even with us rolling kids in there so we're very excited about where we are on defense and the things we're accomplishing there. Coach [Jon] Cudd and that staff there have a great job." The Tigers improved to 8-1 overall and play one final road game to close out their regular season next week, that one against Gordon Central.
Sequoyah wears down Wildcats, 40-0
by Chike Nwakamma
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No fault can be found with the effort from the Woodland Wildcats football team, whose determination contrasts the results of a trying season. Nevertheless, Woodland continues to hunt for an offensive formula that will help it send its seniors out with a win. It is not clear if the Wildcats (0-9, 0-7 Region 7A-AAAAA) drew any closer Friday night at Sequoyah (4-5, 4-2), where they lost 40-0 in their fourth shutout defeat of the season. Woodland coach Vince DiLorenzo noted there have been difficulties with respect to each offensive component: quarterback, offensive line and skill players. “The challenge for us on offense has been to find a playmaker and to find a way to utilize our offensive line so we can put them in position to be successful,” DiLorenzo said. “As offensive coordinator it’s my job to find a way to utilize the strengths of those three components, and I have not done that. “I have not put the offensive line in a position to be successful, either in the way that we block, the way we pass protect. I have not found a way to get the ball in the hands of our skill players, who can possibly do something with it once they get it. And, I haven’t found a way to protect our quarterback and allow him to run the offense in a way [where] he can focus on getting us in the right play. The failure has been my [in]ability to provide a plan for those three parts of our offense to be successful.” Woodland mustered just 23 yards of offense in the first half, much of which came on Jarvis James’ dazzling 28-yard reverse to put the Wildcats into Sequoyah territory for the first, and only, time in the half. The Chiefs, however, twice halted Woodland on short yardage situations, forcing a turnover on downs after Wildcats quarterback Grant Robinson and running back Jonathan Applin lost one and two yards, respectively. Sequoyah QB Austin Tracy then scored on a sneak play from two yards out to help send the Chiefs into the locker room with a 24-0 lead. In establishing a three-score lead, the hosts also got scores from Blake Miller (37-yard run) and Billy Lummus (30-yard interception return) in the first quarter, as well as Ethan Riggles’ 19-yard field goal with 3:49 left before halftime. Things did not get much better for Woodland after halftime as the Wildcats finished with nearly 60 yards of offense while watching Sequoyah add to its lead with a 22-yard field goal by Riggles in the third quarter and fourth-quarter touchdowns from Cameron Gales (21-yard run) and Hakeem Hartford (2-yard run). Woodland’s defense played well at times — led by Grant Quick (eight tackles, one pass breakup) and DaMek Lewis (five tackles, two sacks, one pass batted down) — but the Chiefs were able to wear their opponent down by the end. “I heard coach [Tony] Plott say at halftime that there were times that our defense played great,” DiLorenzo recalled. “I thought again that we put our defense — through our offensive mistakes and our kicking game mistakes — in bad positions and our defense had to battle all night.” With the defeat, Woodland suffered its third shutout since two near wins against River Ridge (21-15 on Sept. 26) and Cass (34-24 on Oct. 3). The Wildcats have averaged less than 3 points per game in the ensuing four games. However, despite the loss, Woodland has an opportunity to avoid a winless season, something it has yet to experience in 16 years. In a region crossover game, the Wildcats will play the last-place team from sub-region 7-B. North Atlanta was in the final spot as of press time Friday night. The season finale for Woodland is slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, likely against the Warriors in Atlanta. “… Maybe we can find some positives when we watch the film,” DiLorenzo said. “We have one game left … one opportunity left to try to send our seniors out with a win.”
Delores, Cass slip past Rome
by Lauren Zarefoss
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On a night where the temperature was cold and the wind was, blowing the Cass Colonels defeated the Rome Wolves, 24-21. Colonels’ kicker Pablo Delores kicked a 31-yard game-winner with 1:05 left in the second quarter. “That’s a big one. That was a good football game,” coach Bobby Hughes said. “I’m so proud of our kids.” The night did not start out like the Colonels had wanted it to as they found themselves down 7-0 just a minute and a half in when a bad snap on their punt was picked up by a Rome defender and run in for a touchdown. That mishap would be the last one for the Colonels as they went on a scoring rampage. The first scoring drive garnered some big plays from Cass as Dexter Wilkey and Derrick Maxwell both had 10-plus yard runs and Trevor Lowe threw a 34-yard pass to Bradley Kirk. The drive was finished off by a Keelyn Wilkey 4-yard touchdown run, 7-7. The Colonels then got the defense involved as Chance Scrutchins came up with a huge sack on second down to give Rome a long third down. The Wolves’ quarterback tried to squeeze in a pass, but it was intercepted by Stanlee May. May then got himself a pick six as he was able to run the football all the way back to the end zone, 14-7. Less than 20 seconds later, the Wolves’ quarterback was picked off again, this time by Brett Gaddy. Lowe again used his arm to throw two 20-plus yard passes to Walter Brown. With first-and-goal at the 4-yard line, Lowe ran in to give the Colonels a larger lead, 21-7. Rome was not ready to lie down for the night and put up two more scores on the board to tie the game at 21 with 8:45 left to go in the first half. The teams were at a deadlock, making great defensive stands and not allowing any more points until Cass tried for a field goal. Cass had first-and-goal at the 3-yard line as they looked to be heading in for another score, but after a few penalties and a sack it left the Colonels at fourth-and-goal from the 14-yard line. Hughes called for the field goal unit to take the field. Kicker Pablo Delores knocked the ball through the uprights to give Cass the lead going into halftime, 24-21. Hughes said, “Although we didn’t score in the second half our offense controlled the tempo, ate clock and put our defense in field position where we could play.” The Colonels’ offense was powered by their commitment to running the football and not forcing throws that could cause unnecessary turnovers. With the offense doing their job, the Cass defense stepped up big as Sean Long and May sacked the Wolves’ quarterback with three minutes left in the third quarter. Long was at it again, but this time with Xavier Davis as they sacked the quarterback again on Rome’s first drive in the fourth quarter. But as time was winding down in the fourth, Rome’s offense looked as if it had a two-minute drill that it was executing pretty well. The Wolves had problems finishing the drive off as the center and quarterback were not on the same page and the snap was muffed, resulting in several lost yards. With 40 seconds to go, Rome needed to get a first down to have any chance of tying or winning the game, but the pass was batted down by Cass defenders, leading to a turnover on downs. Cass’ offense went out on the field, kneeled the ball and came out with a very hard-fought victory. Hughes said, “We’re changes things here. It’s one little baby step at a time, but we’re getting it done and I am proud of those kids. That was a hard-fought game.” Lowe had a huge night going 7-of-16 for 159 yards, along with 10 rushes for 31 yards. Maxwell had a big night rushing on 11 carries for 81 yards, while Wilkey had 12 carries for 47 yards and two receptions for 53 yards. This game was a big deal for these guys as they are the first Cass football team to ever beat Rome. In addition to that, they also are looking at becoming only the 11th team to have a winning record during the 62 years of Cass’ football program. Cass is now 5-4 overall. The Colonels’ next game will be Friday, Nov. 7, at Forsyth Central.
First responders, health care officials plan for flu season, Ebola concerns
by Jessica Loeding
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Bartow County Sheriff Communications Officer Shannon Liber holds Emergency Medical Dispatch Charts at her work station. The charts are used to gather information during 911 calls.
SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News Bartow County Sheriff Communications Officer Shannon Liber holds Emergency Medical Dispatch Charts at her work station. The charts are used to gather information during 911 calls.
By Jessica Loeding Don’t panic. That’s the message emergency response officials stress with the arrival of cold and flu season on the heels of rising Ebola concerns and increased protective steps by first responders. Emergency response representatives, Cartersville Medical Center and public health officials began meeting weekly more than a month ago when Ebola became daily headline news. “I guess four weeks ago now when all this started breaking out, coming into the mainstream media and all that, ... we were all talking to each other in different venues. ... So what we decided to do was just bring everybody in one room and say, ‘All right, we’re all going to have to respond to this if need be,’” Bartow County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Cuprowski said. “If the day ever comes, we’re all involved in this, so why not, A, train together, B, why not try to buy the same equipment, protective gear so that way we can borrow from each other if need be? We can all train on donning and doffing the same way. “... We put a committee together. ‘OK, let’s come up with some questions together. What are we going to ask?’ You know, what’s going to be our formula, assessment questions? What’s going to be our protocols for responding? Are we going to do things the same? Differently? What did we learn from things past?” The discussions, which were not opened to The Daily Tribune News, bring together Bartow and Cartersville fire departments, Bartow County EMS, EMA, CMC, law enforcement and Northwest Georgia Public Health district to discuss and establish protocols for the possibility of an Ebola situation locally. “We are planning, preparing and training on the latest [Centers for Disease Control] recommendations in the event that there were to be an actual or potential case here in Bartow County. ... This planning and joint training also ensures a coordinated response between the agencies,” BCFD Deputy Chief of Operations Dwayne Jamison said. “Basically, this is just a revision of the pandemic flu plan that was established a few years ago when H1N1 was the current threat. We have obviously made some revisions and updates due to the potential new threat. We do not anticipate cases of Ebola here, but if we encounter them, we want to be prepared.” After a patient presented symptoms consistent with Ebola — the patient did not have the virus — and a prank call warned of an Ebola patient arriving at the hospital, Cartersville Medical Center identified measures in place to prepare, identify and treat potential cases, including: • Isolation of patients with Ebola from contact with unprotected persons. • Wearing of protective clothing, double gloves, masks, impermeable gowns, hoods that cover the neck and goggles or face shields by persons caring for Ebola patients. • The use of other infection-control measures (such as complete equipment sterilization, use of disinfectant and appropriate waste disposal practices). “In addition to these, Cartersville Medical Center would use the same precautions we use in the treatment of patients with airborne illnesses, such as TB, in the care of a suspected Ebola patient. Those include isolating the patient in a negative airflow room and having our staff use protective respirators such as an N95, which filters out smaller particles,” CMC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Ginger Tyra said in a press release. “We also are reinforcing the proper use and removal of personal protective equipment through a training video and use of the buddy system when putting on and taking off protective equipment. We have conducted a tabletop exercise to ensure complete understanding of appropriate protocols.” “This is not the first time first responders have been involved with all this,” Cuprowski said. “Anytime there is a tuberculosis scare, you know, when HIV came out a long time ago, you have to adapt to these kind of things. You learn by other people around the country, what worked well for them, what didn’t, and take the best practices and put them into play.” Agencies involved in the meetings also will hold training once uniform protective equipment arrives. “Of course we are always going to be CDC-compliant, and within the public health arena, we will always be compliant as far as that goes because they sort of write the rules,” Cuprowski said. “Now you can always go more stringent, which in the beginning, in the first meeting, we were ahead of the curve. We decided, ‘Well, we can go a little bit more stringent.’ We went with the one-piece tyvex suit, and then sure enough, two weeks later, they made it a recommendation from the CDC. ... Doing the double-layer gloves, we already had that in place. “When we get our equipment, we’re all going to train on it. ... We’re going to train everybody from the jail, fire, police, EMS. Everybody gets trained the same way, and it’s not a big burden for one fraction of this county to do.” With the onset of cold and flu season, which has symptoms similar to Ebola, first responders implemented additional protective measures the public may be unfamiliar with. “As an added precaution we’re enforcing our personal protective equipment, what we know of in fire, EMS and the medical community as PPE, or personal protective equipment. With cold and flu season approaching, it’s important we protect ourselves from the patient. A patient sneezes and coughs and my employees or all the health care employees get contaminated, which is part of the job,” EMS Director Kevin Garren said. “If people see firefighters and first responders and EMTS, our medics, show up with increased personal protective equipment, I don’t want to send the wrong message out: they must have that dreaded word — Ebola. We’re just increasing our personal protective equipment. I can tell you when an employee has an exposure, we have to get them tested. I’ve had several employees that’s had an exposure so I’m pushing my employees in EMS to increase their awareness for their PPE. You know, wear a mask, especially since there’s a cold and flu season.” The use of protective eyewear, mask and gloves is not new to emergency response, just a practice that grew less common. “It’s been the universal standard, what we know as universal caution. We’ve just gotten lax with that standard,” Garren said. “Typically, if you go into the hospital and you present a patient with cold or flu like symptoms it’s not uncommon for the nurse or the practitioner to come in with a face shield or some type of mask on. Or you know they may put it on the patient themselves, kind of reduce or mitigate the risk of transmission of whatever bug the patient may have.” To help identify possible risks, 911 and EMS modified a list of questions covering a patient’s health, including potential infectious diseases. “I think we sat down in our community ... and we discussed how we’re going to ask, interview or screen patients. Currently we don’t have any reported cases of Ebola popping up in the country. The real fear is we start seeing this thing cascading: we have one in Memphis, one in Birmingham, one in Sheboygan and in Atlanta. Then we’ve got a problem. We currently we know every patient that has been affected by Ebola. We know who’s been in contact with them. We monitor them,” Garren said. “Currently the screening is a huge part of identifying those that may be a potential risk for contracting Ebola. It’s my understanding … the CDC is the only place in the nation that screens patient for Ebola … obviously they can’t screen everyone who presents with cold and flu-like symptoms. They would be overwhelmed in a matter of days.” Education and preparation may cut down on the potential for panic over what could just be the flu. “I think there’s an increased awareness of it. I won’t use the word panic just yet. Everyone’s concerned with Ebola. ... Anytime that we’re faced with a potential health crisis, and I use the word pandemic cautiously, we have to keep our folks educated and at some point it’s our job to educate the public,” Garren said. “... If we add to the hype and give them misinformation or wrong information, it’s just going to create more and more panic. So increase our personal protective equipment or our posture when we go out and interact with patients, we just need to explain to the patient this increased posture.” Residents also are encouraged to receive a flu shot. “We’re expecting people are going to, human nature is maybe to panic a little bit if you’re that type person and got that personality. ‘Oh, maybe I’ve got the worst.’ Well, you know, not everything is all that bad. It’s probably the everyday flu,” Cuprowski said. “... We want everybody to get a flu shot. The less flu cases we have, the less panic we have.”