Home invasion, rape case among superior court cases
by Staff Report
Nov 11, 2012 | 4191 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Criminal trials will begin this week in the courtrooms of Bartow County Superior Court judges Carey Nelson and David Smith.

At the top of cases expected to be sounded is that of Jerry Jerome Kilgore who was charged in 2011 in connection with a Cartersville home invasion. Those charges came after police initially arrested him in connection with a burglary and vehicle theft incident earlier that year.

Kilgore was arrested by Cartersville police in connection with an attempted robbery and assault about 6 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011, at Pine Grove Church on Pine Grove Road. Kilgore was 17 at the time of his arrest.

Kilgore was charged at the time of his arrest in 2011 with criminal attempt to commit forced robbery, simple battery, criminal trespass under $500 damage and entering auto. He also was charged with theft by receiving stolen property in connection with the entering auto theft that occurred in the Wellington subdivision.

The case expected to go before Nelson’s courtroom stems from home invasions that took place on July 14 and Aug. 9, 2011.

In those cases, Kilgore was charged with rape, aggravated assault, battery, false imprisonment, burglary and obstruction of an emergency phone call, all in connection with the July 14 home invasion.

In connection with a home invasion on Aug. 9, Kilgore was charged with criminal attempt to commit rape, aggravated assault, burglary, false imprisonment, battery and obstruction of an emergency phone call.

According to a July 14, 2011, report, Kilgore allegedly entered an Alexandria Landing apartment and raped a young woman who was alone at the residence. The woman told officers that she was knocked to the floor in the hallway of her apartment and a black male followed her into the apartment where the incident occurred.

Nearly a month later on Aug. 9, a woman living at a Pine Grove Road residence told Cartersville police officers that a black male entered her home, demanding money. When the woman told the man that she had no money and her daughter was asleep in the residence the man threatened to rape her and began stabbing her, causing non-life threatening injuries to her arm. Both the woman and her daughter were able to escape the home and run to a neighbor for help.

Other cases on the calendar for Nelson include a kidnapping and battery case, as well as one stemming from an Adairsville police arrest.

In Smith’s courtroom, several cases are expected to be sounded, including that of Consuela Earwood who was arrested last November and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of Meperidine with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime with one count being a special presentment, possession of methamphetamine, possession of amphetamine by ingestion, possession of Meperidine by ingestion as a special presentment and possession of Normeperdine by ingestion as a special presentment.

Trials are expected to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in both courtrooms.