Multiple agencies on Saturday were involved in the arrests of three people on federal charges.
Agents and personnel with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, Atlanta Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Division, Floyd County Police Department, Polk County Police Department and Bartow County Sheriff’s Office converged on the suspects near the intersection of Marketplace Boulevard and State Route 20.
According to a DTF press release, the three individuals were arrested on federal firearms and explosives-related charges. In a joint operation in neighboring Floyd County, authorities executed a federal search warrant, arresting the suspects related to that warrant in Bartow.
The three men were identified in reports as Terry Eugene Peace, 45, of Rome; Brian Edward Cannon, 36, of Rome, previously of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Cory Williamson, 28, of Rome, previously from Pennsylvania.
DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton said the search warrant and arrests were the result of a case initiated by the FBI, and all agencies continue to actively work the case.
The federal search warrant is ongoing, with more charges anticipated.
The three men taken into custody are being held in the Bartow County Jail, pending federal and potential local state charges.
Mayton declined to comment further.
Calls to the Atlanta FBI Field Division were not returned Saturday.
Additional details will be released as they become available.