Man cuts himself, flees police
by Staff Report
Sep 19, 2013 | 1786 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man was tased Tuesday morning after injuring himself, fleeing police and forcing his way inside a home.

Deputies were called to the Salacoa Road residence just after 10:30 a.m. where the resident said his 21-year-old stepson had beaten up his father and cut himself. He told deputies an argument had occurred earlier between the suspect and his father, and the man said he called 911 because he believed the suspect had cut himself.

According to the report, the deputies located the suspect in the backyard with blood on his hand and a pair of scissors on the ground and a larger pair of scissors with blood on them to the suspect’s left. While attempting to get information on where the blood was coming from, the suspect fled through the woods and down a driveway.

A loud breaking sound drew the deputy’s attention to the residence of the suspect’s father. According to the report, when deputies got to the home, the suspect was attempting to get into the residence through the front door, which had the glass busted out, and his father was trying to hold the door shut from the inside.

After failing to comply with demands to turn around, the suspect was tased. The suspect managed to push in the door, knocking his father backward and into a coffee table. The deputy again tased the suspect, according to the report.

EMS was called for both men and the two were transported to Cartersville Medical Center.

Warrants were taken for the suspect on charges of aggravated battery under the Family Violence Act and misdemeanor obstruction.

After short chase, car’s passengers flee on foot

In the early hours of Tuesday, two people fled from a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

According to the report, the deputy attempted to stop a Jeep Cherokee on Adairsville Pleasant Valley Road about 1 a.m. for speeding and crossing the center line several times. The vehicle fled, turning into a driveway and traveling around the house. The SUV traveled back onto the driveway, stopping suddenly at the end of the drive by the roadway.

The front and rear passenger exited and fled on foot, but the driver left the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy detained the passengers and found a piece of plastic containing suspected meth in the pocket of one suspect — identified as Byran Mazzo.

Mazzo and the other passenger gave differing identities for the driver, with both saying when he began driving erratically they exited the vehicle.

Mazzo was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.