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Dalton man sentenced to life for Murray County murder of Chatsworth man

Posted on March 12th, 2021

A Dalton man who killed a Chatsworth resident will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to malice murder on Wednesday, according to District Attorney Bert Poston. Justin Payton Hooker, 21, of Dalton, admitted murdering Kenneth Bunn, 27, of Chatsworth, in March of 2020. He was sentenced to life in prison […]

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Chatsworth man charged with trafficking meth after high-speed pursuit in Whitfield County

Posted on March 11th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 2nd, 2021, at approximately 10:33 AM, Deputy Henderson and Lieutenant O’Mahony attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Maroon Nissan Altima later identified as being driven by Christopher Dwayne Preavtte, 35, of Chatsworth southbound on GA 3 at Wagner Drive. Preavtte field to […]

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Alabama police officer arrested for DUI after his drunk father starts fight at Jefferson’s in Summerville

Posted on March 11th, 2021

An Alabama Police Officer and Summerville man was arrested Tuesday night after an alleged fight at Jefferson’s Restaurant, according to a Summerville Police and Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident reports. Summerville Police Officer Aaron Wentz and Chattooga County Deputy Chris Clark responded to Jefferson’s around 9:20 PM in reference to “four intoxicated subjects in a […]

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Teen charged with child cruelty after high-speed chase with small child inside vehicle in Gordon County

Posted on March 11th, 2021

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, at approximately 8:25 PM, Deputy Holley was on routine patrol in the area of Pleasant Hill Road when he observed a vehicle severely failing to maintain lane—fearing that the driver of the vehicle was possibly intoxicated and a danger to the […]

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Menlo man found DUI after 911 call from concerned citizen reporting wrong-way driver in Floyd County

Posted on March 11th, 2021

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 3rd, 2021, at around 8:18 PM, E-911 advised of a BOLO that was driving on the wrong side of the roadway into oncoming traffic due to the seriousness of the call Sgt. Wade responded to the area using his emergency equipment. The 911 caller […]

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Cleveland man arrested after driving with no driver’s license at 110 mph on I-75 in Whitfield County

Posted on March 10th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 5th, 2021, at around 2:11 AM, Deputy Figg was working traffic on I-75 Northbound at the 324 cut-through. While working in traffic, the deputy observed a vehicle in the left land traveling at a very high rate of speed. This vehicle was passing two […]

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Wanted fugitive arrested after high-speed motorcycle pursuit in Gordon County Monday evening

Posted on March 9th, 2021

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, about 5pm yesterday (March 8) a deputy sheriff attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation on Brownlee Mountain Road. The driver of the motorcycle fled from the deputy at a high rate of speed, leading the deputy and other responding personnel on a pursuit on a […]

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Aggressive driver call in Murray County leads to meth bust at gas station

Posted on March 9th, 2021

On February 25th, 2021, Murray County deputies responded to an aggressive driver in the area of Hwy 225 North. Upon locating the vehicle at the Valero Gas Station, Deputy Townsend requested Chatsworth K-9 Officer Jonathan Sosebee. Officer Sosebee and his partner arrived deployed his K-9 to do an open-air sniff of the vehicle. The K-9 […]

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Floyd County officer commended for heroic rescue of unresponsive teen from fiery crash

Posted on March 9th, 2021

A third shift patrol officer has received a commendation for his work in rescuing an unconscious teen from the burning wreckage of a truck after it crashed head-on with a wrong way vehicle Saturday. Thanks to the work of that officer the teen was pulled from her seat before the truck was completely engulfed with […]

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Calhoun woman arrested for reckless driving after going 107 mph on I-75 in Whitfield County

Posted on March 9th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office report, on March 3rd, 2021, at around 1:54 AM, Deputy Figg was working traffic on I-75 northbound at the 324 cut-through. While working traffic, the deputy observed a 2014 Chrysler 300 traveling northbound in the left lane at a very high rate of speed. The deputy checked the […]

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