Authorities arrest five for drugs, guns
by Jessica Loeding
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Staff Report

Agents with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Dunwoody Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday arrested five individuals for various drug and gun charges.

DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton said task force agents, along with BCSO and GSP, assisted the U.S. Marshals and Dunwoody investigators in locating a subject wanted in connection with a Sunday shooting.

According to a DPD press release, a man was shot inside his apartment at The Terraces at Dunwoody about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in stable condition. According to a second DPD press release, the suspects were inside the apartment when a physical altercation started and weapons were allegedly drawn. The victim was shot by a suspect, but still returned fire and wounded a suspect, Sabor Crosby, in the forehead. Dunwoody police, according to the release, determined it was an isolated incident and not a random act of violence.

Crosby was arrested by Dunwoody police.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Red Roof Inn off State Route 20 Spur in Cartersville. Officers located about 11 pounds of marijuana, more than 3 ounces of cocaine, two firearms — one of which was reported stolen — and $2,402 in cash.

“As I have stressed before, incidents such as this highlight the importance of interagency cooperation,” Mayton said. “We were able to take dangerous persons off the streets using adept policing and teamwork.”

Agents are still following information gathered during this investigation and expect more arrests in the near future.

Five individuals were arrested and jailed at the Bartow County Jail:

Anthony Eugene Thompson, 41, of 924 Reynolds Bridge Road, Kingston, is charged with trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple battery and aggravated assault for Dunwoody.

Michael Duane Williams, 26, of 1955 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, is charged with not wearing a seat belt, possession of marijuana with intent, trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, theft by receiving stolen property and probation violation for College Park.

Terrence Jerome Thompson, 37, of 195 Fairburn Road, Apt B-12, Atlanta, is charged with party to the crime of trafficking marijuana, party to the crime of trafficking cocaine, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and theft by receiving stolen property.

William Christopher Gamble, 22, of 146 Jones St., Cartersville, is charged with party to the crime of trafficking marijuana, party to the crime of trafficking cocaine, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and theft by receiving stolen property.

Pamela Yvette Maxwell, 42, of 394 Reynolds Bridge Road, Kingston, is charged with trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and theft by receiving stolen property.

Man pulls gun in argument

An argument Wednesday night at a Cartersville apartment complex ended in the arrest of one man.

An Evergreen Trail resident told a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy she heard her boyfriend arguing with another resident in the parking lot, according to the report. She said she went outside and confronted another resident in the roadway as they approached. The report stated at that point numerous people came out into the roadway and made threats to “shoot up” the woman’s house, although the woman could not tell deputies who made the threat. She said she saw a black male with a firearm but could not provide details.

The deputy spoke with the woman’s boyfriend, Michael Cifarelli, who said he argued with the man before his girlfriend came outside and the argument escalated. He told the deputy he was trying to get his girlfriend back inside when numerous people approached. At that point, he said, he pulled a .9mm handgun, holding it by his leg and telling everyone to go away. He denied pointing the gun at anyone.

One of the witnesses said she saw Cifarelli and his girlfriend arguing with the man, so she approached and was met by the female who began arguing with her. She said she saw Cifarelli pull the handgun out, wave it toward her and tell “them all to go away,” the report stated.

The man involved in the argument with Cifarelli said he was walking home when Cifarelli came into the parking lot yelling at him. He admitted to yelling back. According to the report, he confirmed the argument occurred between the two women, at which point Cifarelli pulled the gun, waved it around and told everyone to go away.

When the deputy asked Cifarelli about the gun, he showed the deputy the weapon, which had one round chambered and eight in the magazine, the report stated. He told the deputy a friend had given him the gun for protection after his home was burglarized on Sunday. The friend confirmed Cifarelli’s account.

Because of conflicting reports about how the weapon was presented and no corroboration on who made the threats to shoot up the residence, no charges were taken. Cifarelli, because he admitted to pulling the weapon, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

Accident closes Highway 411

A two-vehicle accident closed a portion of U.S. Highway 411 in Kingston Thursday afternoon.

Bartow County Fire Department Capt. Kerry Howell said the two vehicles involved in the crash about 1:30 p.m. were a minivan and passenger car.

The accident, about a quarter mile from Kingston Elementary, closed the southbound lanes toward Rome for an hour as emergency personnel worked the scene.

Three people — two females and one male — were transported to Floyd Medical Center with some suffering serious injuries, Howell said.