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Early Tuesday morning outbuilding and house fire in LaFayette ruled arson

Posted on May 5th, 2022

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a recent Walker County fire has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred just after 3 a.m. on the morning of May 3rd at a vacant residence on Jones Street in LaFayette. “The fire completely destroyed an outbuilding before spreading and causing […]

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Man sentenced to life after being convicted of rape and child molestation in Walker County

Posted on May 5th, 2022

On December 1, 2021, John Anthony Shiver, 25 years old, was tried and convicted of Rape and Child Molestation in Walker County after a two-day jury trial. The trial was presided over by Superior Court Judge Don W. Thompson. On April 27, 2022 Judge Thompson sentenced Shiver to Life in prison with twenty-five years to […]

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Rome man arrested for DUI again after being found passed out drunk behind the wheel of truck in Floyd County

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to a Floyd County Police department incident report, on April 30th, 2022, at 1:55 AM, Sgt. Wade observed a vehicle sitting at the entrance of Armuchee High School, which he found to be suspicious due to the time that it was and knowing that there were no school functions taking place. Officer Wade reported, […]

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Dalton man and woman arrested for DUI after DPD officer stops two vehicles leaving bar and failing to maintain lane

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to Dalton Police Department incident report, On April 23rd, 2022, at 3:30 AM, Officer Morang was traveling east on East Morris Street near Spencer Street when he saw a white Honda passenger car turn left from Spencer Street onto East Morris in front of him. Officer Morang reported, “When this vehicle turned in front […]

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Dalton teen arrested on serious injury by vehicle charges after driving reckless and causing crash on Mitchell Street

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, a supervisor was notified of a serious crash on Mitchell Street near Avenue C. The supervisor had an officer respond to the scene who was able to mark the evidence on the roadway and take photographs of the crash scene. According to the report, The supervisor went […]

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Man arrested for DUI after flipping car in crash on Spencer Street in Dalton

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On April 17th, 2022, at 12:39 AM, Officer Black responded to North Spencer Street and East Hawthorne Street regarding a vehicle crash with an overturned vehicle lying on its top. The officer arrived and observed a silver Nissan Sentra in the roadway and also an overturned Mitsubishi […]

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Ringgold man charged with DUI and homicide after female passenger is killed in crash on Hwy 151 in Catoosa County

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to the Georgia State Patrol, “These are the preliminary investigative findings, and this crash is still under investigation. On April 29, 2022, at approximately 6 p.m., Georgia State Patrol Post 5 Dalton responded to a single-vehicle crash in Catoosa County. The preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle traveling on GA 151 failed to maintain […]

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Rome man arrested after slapping girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter during domestic incident in Floyd County

Posted on May 5th, 2022

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 24th, 2022, at 12:49 PM, an officer was dispatched to an address on Doncaster Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, The officer spoke with the mother of the victim (8), who stated that the victim, her daughter, had refused to take […]

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Man high on meth assaults and fights with Dalton Police officers during DUI traffic stop

Posted on May 4th, 2022

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On April 19th, 2022, at 1:09 AM, Officer E. Guerrero was patrolling the area of West Walnut Avenue and South Thornton Avenue when he observed a white pickup truck traveling westbound on West Walnut Avenue approaching the intersection. Officer Guerrero reported, “[I] noticed the right tail light […]

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Unlicensed Florida man arrested after driving reckless at 110 mph on I-75 in Gordon County

Posted on May 3rd, 2022

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On April 20th, 2022, at 8:50 AM, Trooper Burchett was running Lidar on I-75 North at MM 307. Trooper Burchett reported, “[I] observed a white Jeep Cherokee in the left lane traveling at a high rate of speed as it approached another car in the left lane. […]

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