Suspect in Stokely shooting snagged
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Jun 19, 2013 | 1452 views | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The man who allegedly shot his sister’s girlfriend is in custody after last week’s incident on Stokely Street in Cartersville.

Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said in an email to media Tuesday afternoon that William Dexter Weems Jr. was taken into custody Monday by U.S. Marshals.

“I am sorry, but right now, that is all I know,” Camp said, adding he could not provide the where, what and how of the 23-year-old’s apprehension.

Weems allegedly argued with the two women June 12 and came down the stairs, shooting Michele Talley once in the left leg above her knee. He fled the area in a vehicle, according to neighbors the day of the shooting.

Talley was treated at Floyd Medical Center and was recovering at home last week. A second victim was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for superficial injuries.

House damaged in fire

A residence on Briarwood Lane received significant damage in a Tuesday evening blaze.

Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief David Levey said the fire began about 5 p.m. in a bedroom but the cause was undetermined.

Units from stations 1, 2 and 5 responded, finding the structure about 60 percent involved upon arrival. The single-family dwelling suffered extensive interior damage, Levey said.

No one was home and no one was injured.

Weather “contributing factor” in accidents

An accident about 7 p.m. Tuesday sent one man to the hospital.

The crash occurred on Ga. Highway 293 near Paw Paw’s Grocery, according to Levey, who said one person was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

According to reports, the man was ejected from the vehicle and a child in the car suffered minor injuries.

Levey also said the department worked numerous crashes during Tuesday’s wet weather, which he called a “contributing factor” to the messy traffic.

The chief said several reports came in during a short period of the afternoon, most south of exit 288 on Interstate 75.