A Cartersville police officer responded to Cartersville Gardens at 376 Old Mill Road at approximately 8:30 p.m., where he spoke with a man who said he had been stabbed. The victim said he was behind Cartersville Gardens when he heard a “commotion coming from the front,” according to the incident report. The victim said he saw a fight in progress and his brother was on the ground. After attempting to help his brother, the victim discovered he had been stabbed.
The officer spoke with Daryl Dover, who was suspected of stabbing the victim. Dover said he and his mother were leaving the apartment complex in their vehicle when a group of people reportedly surrounded their car. Dover said the group dragged his son out of the car, threw him to the ground and attacked him. Dover said he got out of the car with his knife and tried to help his son.
Dover’s mother confirmed her son’s account, adding that three or four people pulled someone out of the car, hit him on the head and dragged him around.
A second witness said Dover and his mother were leaving Cartersville Gardens when two boys approached and hit Dover’s vehicle. The witness said Dover got out of the car and the boys began to hit him. The witness said she approached to help the women and some struck her, causing her to fall to the ground, according to the report.
A third witness said a group of people were standing near the front of Cartersville Gardens. The witness said Dover and his mother approached the group in their vehicle. The witness said Dover reportedly yelled at the crowd, saying, ‘Y’all wanna [expletive] with my son I got a [expletive] knife.” The witness said Dover then got out of the vehicle and stabbed the victim. The witness added Dover’s mother began to tell him the police were coming and to “come on.”
A fourth witness said Dover pulled up to the front of the apartment complex with his mother in the vehicle. The witness said Dover began to speak with someone else when the victim told Dover to leave. The witness said Dover got out of the vehicle and began yelling at the victim. Dover allegedly swung at the victim, the witness said, and everyone began to fight. The witness said Dover attempted to cut her friend and he did stab the victim.
A fifth witness also said Dover approached a group of people standing at the front of Cartersville Gardens with his mother in the vehicle. The witness said Dover’s mother reportedly leaned out of the passenger window and yelled, “Y’all [expletive] with my son.” The witness said someone hit the vehicle and Dover got out, pointing a knife at people. The witness said the group went after Dover as soon as he walked toward them.
Dover was arrested, and during a search of his person the officer found a single blue pill believed to be Xanax. Dover was charged with aggravated assault, possession of schedule III and possession of drugs not in original container.
Unidentified nude woman arrested
A combative nude woman on Gilmer Street was arrested Thursday night after she refused to put on clothing.
The Cartersville police officer found the woman in the area of North Gilmer Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The woman, only identified as Jane Doe, was on her knees on the sidewalk of Gilmer Street.
The officer got out of his patrol vehicle and asked Doe to put her clothes back on. He also asked if she was OK.
According to the incident report, the woman said “it would take God himself to put those clothes on her and I would have to drag her to jail if i wanted her to move.” When the officer attempted to stand the woman up, she allegedly began fighting with him.
Other officers arrived on the scene and were able to put Doe in handcuffs. When asked to put on clothing, Doe reportedly said she would be forced to put any clothing on.
Doe was transported to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, where she reportedly became combative again and was placed in a padded cell. According to the report, the officer did not get any personal information from Doe due to her combativeness and state of mind.
Doe was charged with public indecency and felony obstruction.
Jail fight leads to discovered razor
A fight in the Bartow County Jail led deputies to finding a razor hidden under a mattress.
The fight occurred in W-Block in C-Pod on the jail’s first floor, according to the incident report. When BCSO jail deputies arrived on scene, the fight was dispersing. All inmates were sent back to their rooms for investigation. Deputies began looking for inmates who had physical marks of a fight.
In Room 8, according to the report, Jackie Blaine Tucker had red and swollen knuckles on both of his hands. Another inmate in the area reportedly identified Tucker as one of the inmates involved in the fight.
Tucker allegedly stepped out of his room and threatened the other inmate, saying, “When I get out, I’m coming for you.” Tucker was removed from the block and later taken to a holding cell.
As a jail trustee collected Tucker’s property from his room, a deputy noticed the handle of a jail issued razor. When the deputy took the razor handle, he reportedly found the blades hidden under Tucker’s mattress. The rest of Tucker’s property was secured and interviews continued with other inmates.
Tucker was later charged with possession of contraband by an inmate and terroristic threats and acts.
White police arrest suspected burglar
White Police Chief David King announced in a press release the arrest of Ryan Raphael Fricks, 19, of 225 Craton Road, Silver Creek. Fricks is charged with two counts of burglarly on a local business and a local church, two counts of second-degree criminal damage to property, theft by taking, two counts of felony theft by taking and misdemeanor criminal trespass.