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Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder and child cruelty in connection with the death of her toddler in Walker County

Posted on March 2nd, 2021

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, a woman has been indicted in connection with the death of her toddler daughter in June of last year. Kyla Ann Padgett, 24, of LaFayette, was booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday charged with 2nd-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and cruelty to children. The sheriff said Little […]

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Two men killed after high-speed pursuit ends with PIT maneuver in Whitfield County Thursday

Posted on March 1st, 2021

Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said Zachary Lumpkin, 25, of Resaca, who died on Thursday after a pursuit ended with a deputy using a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver on the vehicle he was driving, had outstanding felony failure to appear warrants for possession of and receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license and […]

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Couple found possessing meth after being caught shoplifting from the Dalton Walmart

Posted on March 1st, 2021

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on February 20th, 2021, at approximately 1213 PM, Officer Thornton responded to the Walmart located at 815 Shugart Road in regards to shoplifting. Officer Kapur and Officer Thornton made contact with loss prevention at Walmart. The associate stated that the male in the grey/blue shirt walking towards […]

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Rome man arrested after leaving scene of crash in Chattooga County while DUI

Posted on February 27th, 2021

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on February 10th, 2021, at approximately 5:33 PM, Sergeant Cain was dispatched to a hit-and-run vehicle crash on GA 1 (Hwy 27) in Chattooga County. The victim stated that the suspect, identified as Jonny Marl Garret, 54, of Rome, struck his vehicle on GA 1 south of […]

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Dalton man tased while fleeing deputies on foot after being found DUI again

Posted on February 27th, 2021

According to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on February 17th, 2021, at around 3:16 PM, Deputy Caraway observed a grey in color Ford F-150 on Tibbs Bridge Road. The driver, later identified as Michael Joey Patterson, 36 of Dalton, did not have his seat belt on. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on […]

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