Inmate attempts to set jail on fire
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At 1 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy was assigned to investigate a criminal interference with government property at the jail. Daniel Worthington was accused of tampering with a metal light switch in A-Block supply room.

The deputy interviewed all inmates inside A-Block. Several reported witnessing Worthington bending the metal plate back with his ID clip so he could remove the light switch and use the wires to start a fire.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, when the deputy met with Worthington he asked him several questions and Worthington changed his answers several times. Due to Worthington allegedly being deceitful and dishonest, any statements provided could not be confirmed. The deputy tried to meet with Worthington once again but he did not wish to make any more statements.

A warrant was taken for criminal damage to government property and criminal trespass due to the totality of circumstances with the large amount of testimonial evidence and false statements provided by Worthington.

Woman arrested after argument with girlfriend

On Tuesday, at 7:08 p.m. a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to 37 Pointe Place Drive in reference to a domestic alteration involving a knife in progress. According to the incident report, upon arrival, the deputy met with Tammy Janerette who appeared intoxicated. She claimed she and her girlfriend had been arguing about money “for a couple of hours.”

The deputy relocated upstairs to speak with the victim. The victim advised the deputy that Janerette came upstairs with a knife in her hand and pried her way into the room where the victim had been. The victim then reported locking herself in the bathroom until police arrived.

The deputy spoke with Janerette who stated that she was cutting up a turkey in the kitchen during their argument and did have a knife in her hand for part of their argument. She could not remember if she carried it upstairs. She did admit to drinking “a few” alcoholic beverages.

Based on the statements provided by both parties, the deputy determined Janerette to be the primary aggressor. She was placed under arrest for simple assault under the Family Violence Act.

According to the incident report, while Janerette was escorted to the patrol vehicle, she began cursing loudly and stated several times, “I wish I had beat her [expletive].”