Cartersville police responded to Akron Street just before midnight Saturday where a woman and man said two black males had committed armed robbery. According to the report, the two picked the suspects up in Acworth and gave them a ride to a Litchfield Street address. The female said the two walked around the house, came back and invited the two victims to come around back and have a smoke.
She said when they got to the rear of the house, one of the suspects pulled a black revolver and said, “Give me your money.”
The male victim said he was called on his cellphone about the suspects needing a ride and that he knew the two because one of the suspects was a co-worker’s husband. He said when they walked around the rear of the house, one suspect acted like he was entering the house. The second suspect then came around the corner and pointed a gun at his back during the encounter.
The suspects made off with two cellphones, car keys, an ID, debit cards, checkbook and Social Security card.
The suspects are described as two black males, unknown weight and height, with one having short hair and the other having short dreadlocks. Both were wearing black.
BCSO unit arrests two for narcotics
Two traffic stops over the weekend netted narcotics.
On Friday and Saturday, one of the Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit deputies patrolling Bartow County made arrests on drug charges. According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office press release, the unit on Friday reported seeing a silver Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 75 near Cass-White Road drifting over several lanes, almost causing an accident.
The vehicle matched a lookout that Bartow County 911 had received on a motorist driving “all over the roadway,” according to the release. After interviewing the driver, Keith Talbott, the deputy requested to search the vehicle. When Talbott refused, an Acworth Police Department K-9 responded and indicated that illegal drugs were located inside the vehicle. In the trunk, deputies discovered 8.7 pounds of marijuana.
Talbott was arrested and remains incarcerated at the Bartow County Jail.
In the second arrest, a S.C.P.U. deputy on patrol just before 11 p.m. Saturday observed a red Chevy S10 pickup leave the roadway and almost strike a pedestrian on Highway 41 near Main Street in Cartersville. After stopping the vehicle and speaking with the driver, Max Maybern, it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol or other substance, and he was arrested.
A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed a small bag of marijuana and more than a pound of crystal meth.
Both men are incarcerated at the Bartow County Jail awaiting a superior court bond hearing.