Officer follows trail of fluid after hit-and-run
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Jul 04, 2014 | 1152 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Tuesday at 3:15 a.m., a Cartersville police officer was dispatched to an accident on Sugar Valley Road near Mayflower Street. Upon arrival, no vehicles were present at the scene. The vehicle involved allegedly struck a power pole and then drove away.

After informing the Cartersville Electric Department of the incident, the officer noticed a trail of fluid on the road leaving the scene. He followed the fluid to 19 Barrett Lane, where he found a white Ford truck with extensive damage.

The officer spoke with the driver, Davis Kelly, who allegedly stated he had been drinking and did not remember hitting the electrical pole. Due to the time frame of the accident, the officer was unable to arrest Kelly with driving under the influence, but he was taken into custody and charged with hit and run.

Stolen motorcycle recovered

A resident living in the Cassville Road area of Cartersville called the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office after noticing his motorcycle was missing from the driveway.

The victim contacted the BCSO on Wednesday morning regarding the olive green 1972 Honda CB 500. The motorcycle was described as having ape handle bars, a grenade seat, a star mounted on the front and ammo box saddle bags. The officer issued a be on the lookout for the vehicle.

Ten hours later, a deputy was dispatched to Jones Mill Road in Cartersville, when a resident saw two tall men walking. He followed the men and noticed a motorcycle parked behind an abandoned beige block building.

The motorcycle fit the description of the stolen Honda. The owner was contacted and regained possession of the vehicle.