Teen threatens grandmother, flees police
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A 14-year-old fled deputies Monday on Benefield Circle after threatening his grandmother with a knife.

The victim said she argued with the boy about his disrespect for her and his siblings. She said the teen became irate, saying, “I’m going to [expletive] you up.”

Because the victim feared for her safety, she said, she retrieved a taser from the bedroom, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report. Once she got the device, the victim said the juvenile went upstairs, returning with a 6-inch pocket knife with a serrated blade.

According to the report, the teen continued to argue with the victim, threatening her and yelling at her. The woman said the teen went outside and she locked the door to separate herself from the boy.

After the teen climbed inside through a bedroom window, the victim called 911. The teen left at that time, taking the knife with him.

While the deputy was interviewing the victim, he reported a male matching the description was spotted. When the deputy attempted to make contact with the teen, he fled toward Evergreen Circle. After a short pursuit, the teen was apprehended by the deputy and a Georgia State Patrol trooper.

The teen was taken to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office where a Department of Juvenile Justice official detained the teen and transported him to the Rome Youth Detention Center.

More than $30,000 in equipment stolen

A Cartersville business lost more than $30,000 in equipment last month.

An employee of the South Erwin Street business told police between July 31 and Aug. 31 machinery was stolen from the trailer parking lot, stated the Cartersville Police Department report.

The employee said that one trailer had two conveyors inside that were stolen. The cost to replace the equipment was estimated at $30,724. A second trailer had a wash line stolen, which was worth roughly $3,000 if scrapped.