Gun fires during home robbery
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After two men invaded a Fredda Lane home Thursday night, a gunshot was heard as they struggled with the victim.

The victim’s wife told Cartersville police that she went to the store to get a pack of cigarettes when she received a text message from a witness at the scene telling her that two men had entered her home and were fighting with her husband.

According to the incident report, a gunshot was heard when the victim attempted to run out of the house. The witness told police that the two suspects took the victim’s wallet and credit cards after allegedly stricking the victim multiple times in the face. The witness also said the suspects asked the victim multiple times, “Where is my money?”

When Cartersville officers arrived on scene, they saw the victim was bleeding from the head and he was surrounded by multiple people.

Officers found a “large amount” of blood had stained the carpet and side of the couch inside the residence, according to the incident report, and additional bloodstains were found at the base of the door. A shell casing was found in the kitchen and a bullet hole was discovered behind the door. Additional investigation found bullet fragments in the wall.

@Bodycopy center bold:<*p(0,0,0,11.9,0,0,g(P,S))> Intoxicated teen assaults softball batter

When a 19-year-old softball player was upset at his team losing, he took his anger out on an opponent waiting to bat.

A Cartersville Police Department officer responded to a call at Dellinger Park at approximately 9:30 p.m. in reference to an assault. Once on scene, an adult athletic coordinator said a player, later identified as Brandon Davis, attacked another player and members of both teams put a stop to it.

While talking to Davis, the officer noted the smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A breath sample tested positive, with Davis blowing a .109, according to the incident report. Davis reportedly told the officer he was “really upset and hated to lose.”

Davis also said he “could no longer control his anger” and he left the dugout. He said he hit the first person he approached, according to the incident report. Davis said he hit the victim three to four times before others pulled him off.

The victim said Davis hit him in the right eye with a closed fist before he could react. The victim said he fell on the ground and Davis continued hitting him. The officer noted swelling and discoloration around the victim’s right eye.

Davis was arrested and charged with battery, underage possession of alcohol and public drunkeness. He was later transported to the Bartow County jail without incident.

Tree cutters used in attempted cell tower theft

When a Crown Castle employee arrived at a cell tower Tuesday afternoon, he saw a man up in the tower attempting to cut the wires.

The complainant said he pulled up on the cell tower his company maintains and he saw a white man with dark hair at the 20-foot mark on the cell tower. The man was allegedly using tree limb cutters to cut tape that was holding the wires in place. As the complainant continued toward the tower, a woman inside of the fence around the tower yelled at the suspect. The woman ran away through the fence, while the man reportedly climbed down the tower and over the fence.

The complainant ran after the suspects, chasing them through the woods to Interstate 75. The suspects got into a gold-colored SUV and drove down I-75 southbound. During the pursuit the man reportedly dropped his backpack.

The deputy noted damage to the wires and wiring mounts. A set of tree limb cutters and a maul pick were left behind. The deputy located the backpack as well, according to the incident report.