Missing man found in Bartow County
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A man reported as missing out of Douglasville was found Wednesday night at a Chevron gas station on Ga. Highway 113.

When the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on scene, the complainant said he found an elderly man, identified as Wilbert Hudson, wandering around his yard on Ga. Highway 293. The complainant said he tried to take Hudson home, but he did not know where he lived.

Dispatch discovered Hudson was a missing person from Douglasville. He was reported missing on Dec. 29, according to the incident report, by his daughter. Hudson had gone missing from a Marietta address, according to the missing person report, and he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Hudson told the deputy he walked from Cobb County to Bartow, so emergency medical services checked his vital signs. Hudson was later released to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office who transported him home.

Mother assaulted while holding child

A disagreement about cigarette smoke led a man to attack a woman while she was holding a baby.

At 8:52 p.m. Wednesday, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to the Allatoona Pass residence where he met with the complainant, both victims and Courtney Gainor. Gainor said he was arguing with the victim about a text message and during the argument he was told to leave.

The complainant said she had to restrain Gainor to keep him from becoming physical with the victim, according to the incident report. The complainant said she brought the victim and the child home Wednesday and the residence smelled like smoke, which the victim does not allow around her baby. The victim went into the bedroom to feed her child, when Gainor reportedly entered the bedroom and jumped on the bed after smoking a cigarette. The victim asked Gainor to leave because she did not want the child smelling it. Gainor reportedly began to walk out of the room, but once he got to the door he allegedly turned and charged at the victim, who was still holding the child.

The victim reportedly fell back on to the bed, attempting to protect the child. The complainant said she grabbed Gainor, placed him into a headlock and escorted him out of the room. The complainant said it did appear Gainor attempted to choke the victim, but she was unable to see if he struck the child.

The victim confirmed the complainant’s story, adding Gainor allegedly pushed her head with his fingers as he got off the bed.

Gainor was arrested and charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act and third-degree cruelty to children. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.

Men arrested while fleeing scene of fight

While responding to a call Tuesday afternoon about “a large group of people fighting” in the area of Aubrey Street and Cassville Road, Cartersville police arrested two men with marijuana and a firearm.

According to the Cartersville police incident report, multiple subjects were fleeing the area as law enforcement arrived in response to the fight. While checking the area of Cross Street, one Cartersville officer saw a white Nissan Altima coming from the area of the fight. The officer noted the two men appeared to have been involved in “some sort of strenuous activity,” according to the report.

The officer turned around and found the vehicle behind a car wash on Erwin Street, as though the driver was attempting to conceal the vehicle. The officer pulled into the business and saw the driver, identified as Roderic Lane King, exit the Nissan and walk around. As the officer detained King, a bystander said a man reportedly attempted to hide in her vehicle and then fled the area as the officer drove around the car wash.

The man, identified as Patrick Antonio Printup, was seen running up the hill and fleeing into Oak Hill Cemetery. He was found and apprehended by other Cartersville officers.

While Printup was being returned to the car wash, an officer entered the Nissan to turn down the music, which was a noise violation, according to the report. The officer noticed the smell of unburnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Another officer smelled the marijuana as well. A small plastic baggy suspected to contain marijuana was found in the back seat, in addition to “ a large amount of cash,” according to the report. The officers also found two cellphones that did not belong to either King or Printup. During a search of the trunk, a loaded .40-caliber pistol was found.

According to the report, King said none of the items belonged to him and he did not know why it was there. After being read his Miranda rights, Printup said he would like to speak to a lawyer.

Printup was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act less than 1 ounce and obstruction. King was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and VGCSA less than 1 ounce. Both men were transported to the Bartow County Jail.