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Rossville men steal prescription narcotics during violent home invasion in Catoosa County

Posted on August 15th, 2022

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On April 27th, 2022, at 11:45 PM, Deputy Gant responded to an address on Wood Yates Road in Ringgold in regards to a home invasion. Deputy Gant confirmed that the offenders were gone on arrival and made contact with the complainant. According to the report, “The […]

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Rome woman arrested after 100 mph chase with Floyd County Police ends in Alabama

Posted on August 15th, 2022

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On August 3rd, 2022, at 10:12 PM, Officer Forrister was in the area of GA-20 near its intersection with Fairhaven Drive when he observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at 70 mph in a 55 mph. Officer Forrister attempted to initiate a traffic stop on this vehicle, […]

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Woman being charged with arson and murder after 19-year-old killed in devastating LaFayette apartment fire

Posted on August 14th, 2022

UPDATE: On August 13th, 2022, at 11:15 pm, Lafayette Fire Dept Green shift and Walker Station #8 was dispatched to 1135 Campbell Ave in reference to a residential structure fire. Engine 24, Engine 25, Company 8, Car 171, Car 172, and Car 180 responded. While responding, Car 171 requested mutual aid from Walker County Fire […]

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Rome woman arrested for DUI after driving reckless at 93 mph on GA-20 in Floyd County

Posted on August 12th, 2022

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on August 5th, 2022, at 8:06 AM, Officer Stanfield was performing stationary patrol while utilizing the Stalker LIDAR unit when he observed a Chevrolet Trax traveling West on Georgia 20 approaching Biddy Road at 93 mph. The vehicle drove past Nichols Road and continued West before […]

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Chatsworth man convicted of molesting child in Whitfield County

Posted on August 12th, 2022

Charles Baretta Hawk, 43, of 45 Johnson Road, Chatsworth, was convicted on Friday by a Whitfield County jury on one count of child molestation.   Superior Court Judge Jim Wilbanks presided over the trial.  The state’s case was presented by Assistant District Attorney Ben Kenemer with assistance from Eric White, formerly of the Georgia Bureau of […]

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Rossville Middle school teacher recognized for her heroic actions during a July 4th fire

Posted on August 12th, 2022

From a Facebook post by Rossville Middle School, “Not all heroes wear capes!!! On the morning of July 4th, Mrs. Shannon Carter, in a display of heroism, rushed to the scene of a house fire alongside her husband, Rossville Police Sgt. Shawn Carter. Though the fire did result in the tragic loss of life, Mrs. […]

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Convicted felon found in possession of firearm after driving reckless in Whitfield County

Posted on August 12th, 2022

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On August 2nd, 2022, at 3:38 AM, Deputy Gomez and Deputy Fields observed a vehicle operating at excessive speed and recklessly on Lower Dawnville Road. According to the report, “Because of the manner of driving, deputies proceeded after the vehicle for safety concerns. As the vehicle […]

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Walker County Fire Marshal now has an Accelerant Detection Canine partner

Posted on August 12th, 2022

Walker County Fire Marshal Scott Forrest now has a partner he takes with him whenever he’s called out to investigate a fire. Forrest and Dozer, a one-year old lab, serve as the county’s first ever Accelerant Detection Canine Team. Dozer received several months of training before being partnered with Forrest. The two then worked together to […]

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Tennessee man given Narcan after overdosing and causing injury crash on I-75 in Whitfield County

Posted on August 12th, 2022

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On July 24th, 2022, at 10:11 PM, Deputy Figg along with Deputy Singleton were dispatched to I-75 northbound at the 327 in reference to a two-vehicle crash with injuries. Deputies were advised by Whitfield County Fire as they were having to breathe for Matthew Donald Corns, […]

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Off-duty officer arrested for DUI after being stopped for speeding in Gordon County

Posted on August 12th, 2022

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On August 3rd, 2022, at approximately 8:27 PM, Trooper Terry was patrolling on Rome Road near the Gordon/ Floyd County line when he observed a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 traveling 73 MPH in the 45 MPH zone. Trooper Terry performed a traffic stop on Rome Road in […]

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