Cartersville man killed in Tenn. murder-suicide
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Cartersville resident Ryan Dale Oetken, 33, has been identified as one of the victims in a murder-suicide that occurred Sunday morning in Fayetteville, Tenn., according to The Elk Valley Times.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said the other two victims were identified as Jeff Faulkner, 50, and his wife, Juliane Marie Faulkner, 38, both of Fayetteville. Oetken was Juliane Marie Faulkner’s brother.

According to The Elk Valley Times, deputies from the LCSD were dispatched to a subdivision in southern Lincoln County about 2 a.m. in response to a shots-fired call. When they arrived, the deputies met with two subjects who were in the home when a domestic argument escalated and they later heard a gunshot in the bedroom.

When the two fled the residence they heard “numerous other shots,” according to Sheriff Murray Blackwelder.

The deputies entered the resident and found the bodies of two white men and one woman in the bedroom.

The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification. Blackwelder said the investigation was ongoing.

Suspicious cinder block package contained meth

A package wrapped with pink electrical tape suspected to contain methamphetamine was found at an Acworth home Saturday afternoon.

The complaintant said he found the package in a cinder block next to his home and then he took it up on his porch. When the complaintant started taking the tape off, he reportedly saw a small, white crystal-like substance. The complaintant then put the package on the porch rail and called 911.

The responding Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a small, plastic package was wrapped with pink electrical tape and it did contain a white, clear crystal substance.

The suspected meth was taken into the deputy’s possession and placed into an evidence box for disposal.

Woman arrested for tobacco smuggling

After a March 30 sting operation in the Bartow County Jail, Shawnesha Battle was arrested for delivery of contraband to an inmate.

Battle, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, allegedly placed a plastic bag of tobacco under the monitors in the visitation area. After she left the visitation area, deputies detained and searched Battle, but they found only a cellphone. The deputies asked for permission to search Battle’s vehicle, which she allowed.

Nine pieces of suspected crack cocaine were reportedly found in Battle’s vehicle.

According to the report Battle admitted to bringing the contraband into the jail, but she denied owning the crack cocaine. She said someone had left the drugs in her car, but she could not say who it was as they would kill her.

An on-scene test confirmed the suspected substance was crack cocaine.

Battle was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent, possession of crack cocaine and delivery of contraband to an inmate.