A Cartersville police officer was patrolling the area at approximately 6:49 p.m. when he saw several people sitting on the 100 building walkway. According to the incident report, one of the men, later identified as Trevon Dijon Taylor, got up and then ran away. The officer sped up to catch up with Taylor, but lost him.
The officer then saw a woman sitting outside a room and he asked her if she knew where the suspect had run. The woman reportedly hesitated to answer while looking at the room, so the officer told her it would be best if she did not hinder the investigation of a man running from police. The woman then said Taylor ran into room 117. The officer asked her to open the door, and she did.
Taylor was inside the room and the officer noted he was breathing heavily and sweating. Three juveniles were in the room as well.
When asked why he ran from police, Taylor said he thought it was illegal not to have any identification. The officer asked if Taylor ran into the room to discard anything, but he did not respond. Both Taylor and the woman gave consent and allowed the officer to search the room.
The officer asked a second time why Taylor had run from him and, according to the report, Taylor said, “weed.” He indicated he hid the marijuana above the stove. The officer looked at a medium pot and allegedly found a medium bag suspected of containing marijuana, a digital scale and a box of sandwich bags.
In the bathroom the officer found a pile of children’s clothing. After unwrapping a few pieces of clothing he reportedly found a Taurus 9 mm pistol.
The woman stated the gun was hers, but she did not store it there. Taylor said it was not his gun and he did not know how it got there.
Taylor was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of firearm in commission of a felony, obstruction and cruelty to children.
Taylor was processed at the Cartersville Police Department and later transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.