Upon arrival, the deputy met with the victim who was sitting on the front porch of the residence being treated for a large laceration to his shoulder by Bartow County EMS personnel. When asked if he had been in a physical altercation with anyone, the victim stated “no,” but that he had fallen down the back porch steps. He stated that his girlfriend, Jory Bricker, was inside the residence.
The deputy stated upon entering the residence to speak with Bricker, that he noticed the residence was in disarray which led the deputy to believe a physical altercation had taken place.
When speaking to Bricker, who appeared to be intoxicated, she stated she was tired of the boyfriend “beating on her” and said he had punched her several times in the head, but she did not know how the male victim got stabbed in the shoulder.
After speaking with the victim a second time, the victim stated Bricker stabbed him with a knife, but that he did not want her to go to jail. He admitted the two had been in an argument, but denied hitting her.
While being treated by Bartow EMS, the victim admitted to another deputy of striking Bricker in the head to stop her from stabbing him.
The responding deputy later found the weapon, a butcher knife with blood on it, which was taken into evidence.
The victim was transported to Cartersville Medical Center and Bricker was placed under arrest for aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act and transported to the Bartow County jail without incident.
While the victim stated the girlfriend suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the responding deputy was advised of a special condition bond between the couple. The woman was later charged with aggravated stalking (FVA) along with aggravated assault (FVA).
Car stolen on Dripping Rock Trail
On Saturday morning, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to 13 Dripping Rock Trail, Cartersville, in reference to theft by taking auto. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant, who stated his car was last seen in front of the residence about 8 p.m. the night before.
The complainant stated he normally leaves his keys on the dashboard or on the center console of his car and he was not sure who might have taken it.
The deputy informed the complainant that two black male subjects were seen in his car the previous evening about 8 p.m. attempting to avoid a safety road check conducted by the BCSO. When a deputy attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on the vehicle, the subjects drove away then stopped at a closed gas station known as Paw Paw’s, at which time both subjects exited the vehicle and ran away. One subject was located, arrested and transported to the Bartow County jail and will be questioned as to the name of the other subject.
The complainant stated he wished to pursue charges.
Speeding SUV had drug compartments
On June 12 just before 4:30 p.m., BCSO deputies discovered a speeding SUV with a false compartment and marijuana, according to an incident report.
A BCSO deputy was conducting speed enforcement at the time on U.S. Highway 411 when he advised by another deputy that he had clocked a black Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound going 74 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The initial deputy observed a black Jeep Cherokee traveling east and the deputy initiated a traffic stop approaching the Kingston Highway 293 overpass, but the vehicle signaled as though to pull over to the right-hand shoulder and continued to travel east at a continually slower speed. The vehicle then pulled over at the split to U.S. Highway 41, continuing to operate its turn signal.
As the deputy approached the rear driver’s side door, he detected a strong odor of marijuana and made contact with the driver, Stephen Davis, who was later arrested. The driver advised he and the passenger, Rex Page, who also was later arrested, were on their way to Atlanta and he was unaware of the speed limit on this stretch of roadway. However, Davis did confirm he had driven the route to Atlanta several times.
While speaking with Davis, the deputy observed both he and Page physically appeared to be nervous. Due to the odor of marijuana and the nervous behavior of the two, the deputy requested backup.
Upon the second deputy’s arrival, the initial deputy asked the driver if there were any illegal items in the vehicle and asked permission to search the vehicle. Davis stated he did not give his permission, but the deputy stated because of the strong odor of marijuana he had probable cause to search the vehicle and he was going to do so.
Upon looking in the vehicle, the deputy observed a beverage in the passenger side drink console that smelled like alcohol. While opening the glove box, the deputy stated he observed the door to the box to be very wide, almost falling to the floor, and what appeared to be gray tape behind the box in an area that is not normally accessed by persons.
In the rear passenger side area between the seat and center console, the deputy observed a multi-colored pipe with what appeared to be marijuana inside. Also behind the front passenger side seat the deputy located a blue pack with an open bottle of beer, which Page claimed was his.
The deputy asked his backup to assist with the search, during which the initial deputy located two small glass jars under the rear middle seat cushion, both containing two small baggies of what appeared to be marijuana. At that point, both the driver and passenger were placed into the rear seat of the assisting deputy’s car and the Jeep was towed to the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force office. Both Davis and Page were transported to the Bartow County jail without incident.
After following the tow truck to the DTF office and upon further examination, the initial deputy determined the area behind the glove box appeared to be a false compartment. A DTF commander advised he was able to disable the compartment so that the vehicle was able to be released back to the owner per state law, and the vehicle was then released to Matthew Smith Towing to be placed in their lot until released to the owner.