At approximately 11:57 p.m. a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to the BP on Euharlee Road, where the victim said she had been robbed on McCormick Road. According to the incident report, the woman said she was driving home when she heard a loud noise come from her car, as though she hit something on the road. The victim pulled on to McCormick Road to inspect her car.
The victim said she saw a small red car pull up behind her and a man got out. The suspect reportedly walked up to her and asked, “What do you have?” The victim said she then noticed the suspect had a knife in his hand.
The victim said she had some money from work and the suspect allegedly demanded she give it to him.
The knife was reported as being 6 to 8 inches long with a silver blade and a black handle.
The victim said she was scared so she handed her wallet to the suspect, according to the report. The suspect then got back in his car and drove down Euharlee Road toward Cartersville. Additional deputies checked the area, but did not find the suspect.
The suspect was described as a black male 18 to 25 years old and approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He was reportedly wearing a light-colored shirt that was possibly a tank top, a white colored do-rag and blue jeans. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a red four-door passenger car with something possibly dragging from the undercarriage.
‘Hysterical’ woman under the influence arrested
A woman believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine was arrested Friday morning after she believed one of her dogs had been hit by a car.
Two motorists on Ga. Highway 20 called 911 early Friday morning to report a “hysterical” woman stopping traffic and saying a vehicle struck her dog. A BCSO deputy arrived at the scene near the intersection of Wilderness Camp Road and Highway 20 to find the woman, later identified as Kasey Weaver, sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle. The vehicle was not running and the deputy noted four dogs in the vehicle with her.
Weaver said she was trying to drive to Canton and ran out of gas. The deputy noted she was speaking “very fast and in a confused manner, pleading for help for one of her dogs that had been struck by a vehicle after she ran out of gas,” according to the report. Weaver reportedly asked for food and gas and then asked the deputy to call her aunt and uncle in Canton. Weaver could not give the deputy a phone number or address for her relatives.
Several pill bottles were reportedly in Weaver’s lap. When asked, she said the pills were for regulating her blood sugar and she had not taken them in the last month. The deputy saw Weaver was grinding her teeth and moving her hands in face in quick, jerky motions. Weaver was also sweating heavily and had difficulty answering questions logically.
Emergency medical services were called to the scene to test Weaver’s blood sugar, as she said she “felt very weird.” A test showed Weaver’s blood sugar was at a normal level, which EMS said would not be causing the symptoms she was exhibiting. Weaver refused to be transported by EMS. When asked to sign the refusal form, Weaver said she would not sign anything she could not read and, although she said she can read and write, she could not keep her eyes still to read.
The deputy asked Weaver if she used methamphetamine, and she said she used it in the past, but it had been years.
During a field sobriety test Weaver was unable to be still, gritted her teeth and ground her jaw as she spoke and clinched her fists while “moving around in an seemingly uncontrollable fashion,” according to the report.
Weaver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving with an expired license. She was later transported to the Bartow County Jail after refusing a blood test. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Bartow County Animal Control took custody of the four dogs.
Bag of fake cash found near Franklin Loop
A grocery bag of counterfeit money was found by a road crew Friday morning.
According to the BCSO incident report, a Bartow County Road Department employee found the bag of fake money while bush hogging alongside Franklin Loop in Emerson. The employee showed the deputy the bag, which had been run over by the bush hog.
The counterfeit bills were put into evidence at BCSO.