Teens held at knifepoint in home invasion
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Unknown masked males held two teenaged girls at knifepoint about midnight Saturday.

An Ember Way resident told deputies she was asleep just minutes into Sunday when two men entered her home and assaulted her daughters, ages 14 and 19, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report stated.

The woman said she heard a commotion in the living room and went to the door, calling for her daughters. She said she did not get a response but could hear them screaming.

According to the report, the woman saw a large man wearing a red ski mask come toward her and point a finger, saying, “Shut the [expletive] up.” The woman said she dropped to the floor out of fear.

The 14-year-old told the deputy she was sitting in the living room when someone knocked on the door and said, “It’s the neighbors.” When she opened the door, however, two black males in ski masks forced their way inside.

One man grabbed the girl by the throat, forcing her to the ground. She said the other man grabbed her sister and forced her to the floor, holding a knife to her throat.

The girl said the man kept telling the two teens to “shut the [expletive] up.”

When the teen yelled for her mother, the man holding her got up and yelled at her mother to shut up. Both men then fled, with the one dropping the knife.

The 19-year-old victim verified the other teen’s account.

Neither teen recognized the men and could only describe them as larger black males. The one with the knife was wearing white gym shorts and a red ski mask.

Missing Ohio man located

A man reported missing in Ohio was found after being involved in a car accident in Cartersville.

According to the incident report, Cartersville police were called to the scene just after noon. When the officer arrived, he made contact with Randy Lawson, 55, who appeared under the influence but was later found to be diabetic. Because Lawson could not answer correctly what the year and month were, he was transported to Cartersville Medical Center by EMS.

The officer ran Lawson’s tag, which returned he was missing from Ohio. The officer advised dispatch to inform CMC staff Lawson may have a weapon.

CMC told the officer Lawson’s daughter was contacted and was en route from Ohio.

Tapestry taken from garage

A thief with an eye for antiques made off with a valueable tapestry last week.

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, a Cartersville resident told officers a tapestry was missing from a Tabernacle Street garage, Cartersville police reported. The man showed the officer the frame where the piece had been torn or cut away. Small pieces were visible inside the frame.

According to the man, the circa 18th Century work was last seen about two months ago. The 3-foot-by-6-foot tapestry depicted a French scene and was valued around $3,000.