Welfare check results in obstruction arrest
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A deputy conducting a welfare check for Bartow County DFACS discovered a wanted offender at the home despite a “no contact” order.

Upon arrival at the Glade Road residence, the deputy informed the female resident identified as Michelle Smalls that he was checking to see if Mark Smalls, wanted for bond violation, was at the residence. The woman told the deputy that Smalls was not there, but when the deputy asked if he could look inside, the woman said, “you’re not coming inside my home,” and slammed the door.

While contacting his supervisor, the deputy observed a man running from the back door. He gave chase but lost sight of the man so he returned to the home. When he knocked, the woman opened the door and screamed, “What do you want now?” The deputy attempted to handcuff the woman but she pulled away and grabbed her 10-month-old son and refused to let him go so he could handcuff her.

After she further resisted, the deputy unholstered his Taser. The woman began screaming that she would sue him. The deputy called the woman’s parents to take custody of three juveniles. The children were later released to a DFACS worker. Michelle Smalls was arrested for obstruction without incidence and transported to the Bartow County Jail. Two warrants were issued for Mark Smalls for obstruction and violation of a bond order.

Disabled vehicle sold for salvage

A deaf mute whose car broke down in Kingston returned to find his 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier had been crushed at a salvage yard. The man, speaking through his cousin, said he left the car at 411 Reynolds Bend Road with a note that said Joel Howell Motors would come and pick it up.

He told deputies that he believed two women had gotten the vehicle to Taylor’s Junkyard and, acting as if they owned the car, had sold it for scrap. The man produced papers from Taylor’s showing the car was crushed and Anita Hope Montgomery had collected a $250 check. The man said he had no contact information for the two women other than that they live at Reynolds Bend Road.

Suspicious person complaint yields Alabama fugitive

A complaint of a suspicious person resulted in the arrest of a fugitive from Alabama. Upon arrival at the Murphy U.S.A. gas station at 125 Market Place Boulevard, the deputy was informed by the complainant that a man in a black truck was parked behind the store selling Wal-Mart gift cards. The truck driver told the deputy that her boyfriend, William Brett McCollister, was waiting on McCollister’s boss to arrive.

When the deputy asked about the Murphy U.S.A. complaint, McCollister said the cashier had refused to make change for him and was angry that he had pumped gas for a friend using a Wal-Mart card. Then, he said, she refused to sell him a drink. An NCIC/GCIC check revealed that McCollister had an outstanding parole violation warrant from the Alabama Department of Corrections with full extradition. McCollister was arrested and transported to the Bartow County Jail.