BCSO investigating inmate suicide
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The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate.

According to a press release, an inmate in the medical center of the Bartow County Jail committed suicide shortly before 10 a.m. The inmate was being held in the medical center for mental health reasons, the release stated.

BCSO is withholding the inmate’s name pending notification of next of kin.

Sheriff Clark Millsap stated in the release the Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident.

Rabid fox put down in Adairsville

According to a news release from Adairsville Police Department, an Adairsville officer put down a rabid fox in the area of McKinzie Street.

The officers were called to the area in reference to “an animal running amok,” the release read. Officers discovered a fox reportedly foaming at the mouth, which was “crazed and acting violently,” the release stated. The fox was attempting to force its way into a citizen’s home, so an officer put it down as it was considered a threat to the safety of the community.

The release noted it was the only report of a rabid animal in the community. However, APD Chief Robert Jones urged residents to call 911 if they see an animal acting strangely.

Unlicensed driver arrested on ATV

Maybe he should have tried a lawnmower.

Tuesday afternoon a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Old Alabama Road when he saw a green Honda all-terrain vehicle going east. The deputy pulled it over near Big Pond Road and spoke with the rider, Timothy Campbell.

Campbell said he did not have a valid driver’s license, according to the incident report, and he did not know you had to have one to drive an ATV on the road. The deputy said it was illegal to operate any motor vehicle on the roadway without a valid driver’s license. The deputy then added it was illegal to operate an ATV on the road unless it was for farm use.

Campbell was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to the report, Campbell then said the ATV belonged to a friend, who the deputy later spoke to on the phone. The friend said he purchased the ATV roughly a year ago, but he reportedly did not have any paperwork for it. After searching the ATV for a serial number, the deputy could not find one and could not enter it into the state database.

A wrecker service picked up the ATV and transported it to the sheriff’s office so an investigator could try to find identifying marks. Campbell was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.