Wanted man tazed by police after fleeing to roof top
by Staff Report
Nov 29, 2012 | 1353 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Tuesday afternoon, Christopher Joseph Harris was arrested on an active warrant for obstruction and battery under the Family Violence Act.

Three Bartow County Sheriff Office deputies located Harris coming out of a building’s window and trying to run out of a wooden gate. When he spotted the three deputies, he allegedly climbed onto the roof of the house. The deputies instructed him numerous times to come down, but he continued to run back and forth across the roof for about two minutes.

He then ran to the right side of the house and reportedly jumped off the roof onto a tin-covered carport and then onto the ground. According to the incident report, once on the ground Harris attempted to run. One of the deputies grabbed Harris and the two fell to the ground. Harris got back up a second time before the officer grabbed him again and they fell into a ditch.

The officer tried to subdue Harris, who continued to try to run away and resisted the deputy by pushing him off. According to the report, a struggle followed and the deputy yelled that Harris had a knife in his pocket. At this point another deputy on scene deployed a Taser, striking Harris in the right leg and causing him to fall to the ground.

After a struggle, deputies were able to handcuff Harris. He had several scratches and marks on his face and complained of chest pains. EMS arrived on scene and Harris was transported to the Cartersville Medical Center for treatment. A warrent was secured for felony obstruction.

Metal panels taken from local business, $20,000 in damages

BCSO deputies were called to Georgia Cooler and Equipment in reference to criminal damages to property and theft by taking in an alleged amount of $20,000.

Upon arrival the deputy was informed that an unknown suspect allegedly removed metal cover panels from the foam insulated walls used to build commercial-size coolers.

The owner places materials he can no longer use in the front area of his business. He said he gives people permission to take the materials for scrapping, but has not given permission to take the pannels which were still in inventory.

According to the victim, panels that were taken and stripped were originally stacked neatly in the back of his property. The panels were made of aluminum and galvanized steel.

While taking photos of the damaged panels, the officer was shown the trail the offenders allegedly used, which led to the Spring Place Mobile Home Park. While walking down the path officers noticed broken pieces of insulating board and trees chopped down. In their report the deputies believed the trees were cut down so the metal panels could be moved.

The suspects are still at large.