Victim identified in fatal accident
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The name has been released for the victim of a fatal, single-vehicle accident that occurred around 2:45 p.m. Sunday in Bartow County.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Kenneth Eugene Ozier, 32, of Rome, was driving a Ford Ranger north on Ga. 3 when he ran off the road in a curve, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree.

Man shot on Felton Road

About 10:50 p.m. Sunday, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Cartersville Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim at the hospital, which later turned out to be an aggravated assault in the area of the Guest House/Merchant Square area on Felton Road, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the victim who stated he was walking in the area of the incident location when a dark-colored, older-model Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up to him and an unknown white male suspect asked him if he wanted to buy some “weed.” The report states the victim told the male, “I don’t do that stuff,” resulting in the male getting out of the vehicle, patting down the victim’s pocket looking for money. The victim pushed the male away and the male then pulled out an unknown type of handgun from his right front pocket and shot the victim in the left forearm area.

The male jumped back into the truck and drove off. The victim then ran into the wooded area nearby and called his friend to come get him.

The deputy observed the gunshot wound, stating it had an exit wound. It appeared the bullet entered the wrist area and exited out the top part of the forearm.

According to the incident report, the victim described the assailant as a white male, 25 to 28 years old, slim build and about 6 feet tall, with a box cut-style haircut, black T-shirt and no facial hair. The suspect’s vehicle was an older-model Chevrolet pickup truck, single cab, with square headlights and loud exhaust.

Woman confronts burglar

@Bodycopy:<*p(0,9,0,11.2,0,0,g(P,S))>On Sunday about 3 p.m., a BCSO deputy was dispatched to a Martin Loop address in reference to a burglary during which the homeowner confronted the suspected burglar, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the victim who said she had come home at 2:57 p.m. and discovered a male had broken into her home. The report states when she pulled into the driveway she saw a single-cab white truck and thought it belonged to a friend of her son, so she went into the home. She saw the rear sliding door was open so she walked to the back porch, spotting a white male jumping over the fence.

The report states she said, “Hey, what are you doing?” and he told her the homeowner had asked him to drain the swimming pool. The victim said she told him she was the homeowner, and he said his boss had told him to take care of it and told her to meet him at his truck.

The victim ran back outside and he had already gotten back into his vehicle. She grabbed his door handle to keep him from closing the door all of the way and he started to back up. She let go of the door and he drove toward Sugar Valley Road. The victim then called 911.

Upon checking the interior of the home, the deputy did observe part of the lock on the carpet next to the door. The deputy said several prescription and non-prescription medications had been taken from a cabinet in her bedroom. The deputy located a bottle of Equate ibuprofen and a bottle of hydrocodone on the ground next to the pool that belonged to the homeowner.

The suspect was described as a white male about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, brown hair, average complexion, brown moustache, wearing a white shirt and denim jeans, and a navy blue backpack.

The victim said the truck was a white, single-cab Chevrolet Silverado. She said it had some tool boxes in the bed of the truck and they appeared to be lower and affixed near the wheel wells. She also saw a red weed eater on one of the tool boxes.

Woman slaps neighbor across fence

On Sunday, a neighborly dispute on Center Street led to simple battery when a woman reached over her fence and slapped another woman, according to an incident report.

The report states a BCSO deputy reported to the residence around 5:58 p.m. and met with the complainant, who said her neighbor slapped her across the face because she was upset her brother was at the complainant’s house.

The complainant stated she was standing insider her fenced yard with the offender came over and started yelling and swearing at her, subsequently slapping her in the face.

The offender admitted to slapping the complainant out of anger. The complainant wished to prosecute, and the offender was placed under arrest for simple battery.