Cartersville Police Chief Thomas N. Culpepper said the two were arrested in connection with the burglary of the Cartersville Cellphone Repair, 236 N. Dixie Ave.
About 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, a Cartersville police officer observed a male subject running in the area behind Hobby Lobby. The officer stopped the 16-year-old male who said he and two other subjects had been looking in windows at the Subway shopping center when one broke the window of the cellphone store, according to the report. The teen told the officer he saw the subject swing either a fist or a brick at the window and he ran.
Officers found the front window shattered at Cartersville Cellphone Repair and a brick-like object inside the business and another on the sidewalk. Further investigation revealed that several items, including cellphones, had been taken. An investigator from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.
Following the investigation, one juvenile as well as 17-year-old Malik Isaiah Goggins of Cartersville were arrested in connection with the burglary. Several cellphones were recovered. Both subjects have been charged with burglary.
Deputies assist in high-speed chase
According to Bartow County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies from the department were issued a lookout for a fugitive who had fled from Cobb County units on Interstate 75 in a black Chevrolet Impala.
BCSO deputies attempted to stop the Impala as they encountered it on I-75 northbound at just before 4 p.m. Deputies continued to attempt to stop the vehicle later found to be occupied by two females and two young children, both under 3. The pursuit reportedly reached speeds of 100 mph before entering Gordon County. In Gordon County, the Impala wrecked, and both adults fled on foot.
The two were apprehended and taken into custody by the Georgia State Patrol. No injuries were reported from the crash and the children were temporarily taken into state custody.
One of the females reportedly was running because of an outstanding warrant. No names are available at this time of those involved.