DTF arrests 3 during warrant service
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A suspect fleeing Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force officers was found to have drugs and paraphernalia.

According to the DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton, DTF and Cobb County Sheriff’s Office authorities on Monday afternoon went to 6927 Mohawk Drive, Acworth, looking for Johnathan Matthew Shuford, who was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Cobb County.

Upon arrival, officers observed a white male, later identified as Christopher Dwayne Danner, flee from the residence and run toward a creek. Danner fell upon entering the creek and struck his face on a tree root, breaking his nose, according to reports.

He was placed under arrest for obstruction and was found to be in possession of amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine as well as scales and re-packaging materials.

A search of the exterior of the residence located Shuford who provided a false name to officers. He was found to be in possession of an amount of methamphetamine. Krystle Ann Cechura, also at the scene, was wanted through Bartow County for probation violation.

Mayton said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Woman robbed after man demands ride

On Sunday just after 11 p.m., a Cartersville Police Department officer was dispatched to the Waffle House, 805 West Ave., in reference to an unknown male getting into a female’s vehicle and demanding a ride to the Cartersville library, which was later found to be a robbery by intimidation, according to an incident report. Bartow County dispatch gave a description of the suspect and a general location that the suspect was driven to.

During a patrol of the immediate area, the officer came across a suspect, who was wearing a black coat, jeans, black toboggan and glasses, matching the description as described by dispatch, walking west on Main Street at its intersection with Beaureguard Street. The suspect stated he was walking to his residence located on Beaureguard and he was home all day and didn’t get a ride from anyone. After consenting to a search and a routine Georgia Crime Information Center check, he was free to leave.

The officer then made contact with the complainant, who stated while she was stopped westbound on Main Street at the stop light located at Erwin Street, the suspect asked her for a ride to the library. The complainant stated she told the suspect “no” and that he opened the passenger door and got inside of the vehicle, telling her to drive. She said she was in fear and stopped the vehicle on Fite Street and told the suspect she was not driving any farther.

The complainant stated the suspect asked her if she had any money and that she took what was later determined to be $60 out of her purse and gave it to the suspect. After the suspect got out of the vehicle, the complainant drove off as fast as she could.

Car in ditch results in DUI arrest

Saturday afternoon a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling the area of Cass White Road near the KOA campground when he observed a maroon SUV sitting upright down at an embankment into the woodline, which later resulted in a DUI arrest, according to an incident report.

The deputy met with the driver, Misty Linden, who stated she swerved to get out of the way of another car and went down the hill while coming back from Calhoun.

After speaking with Linden, the deputy stated he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. After being asked if she had drank any alcoholic beverages that day, Linden stated she had a Natural Ice at noon.

Linden agreed to a standardized field sobriety test and the alcohol sensor breath sample showed a positive result for alcohol at .160 grams BAC. She was placed under arrest for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

After being transported to the Bartow County Jail for processing and being administered the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test, Linden was charged with DUI under .170 grams BAC.