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Cohutta Police Department hosts the GOHS Mountain Traffic Enforcement Network Thursday night

Posted on August 20th, 2021

The Cohutta Police Department hosted the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mountain Traffic Enforcement Network meeting Thursday night. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in cooperation with state and local law enforcement agencies, created the regional Traffic Enforcement Networks around the State of Georgia. There are currently sixteen regional traffic enforcement networks servicing all 159 […]

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Trion man tased after threatening Chattooga County deputy with pistol during domestic call

Posted on August 20th, 2021

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Monday, August 20th, 2021, at around 5:00 a.m., guns and tasers were drawn at 103 Rose Circle in Trion when deputies responded to a domestic dispute. Deputy Chris Clark arrived at the residence and saw someone yelling from inside the house. The deputy stood just […]

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Rossville woman charged with DUI after causing serious head-on crash injuring six in Catoosa County

Posted on August 19th, 2021

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Friday, August 14th, 2021, at around 10:34 PM, a 1998 Ford Expedition being driven by Crystal Spring Branch, 38, of Rossville, was traveling north on GA-3 near Pine Grove Access Road in Catoosa County. A 2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited being driven by Alison Michelle Duckett, 25, […]

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Trion man arrested for DUI after being stopped for no working tail lights in Chattooga County

Posted on August 19th, 2021

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s office incident report, on August 12th, 2021, Corporal Corey Fielding initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with no working tail lights. The driver, Travis Ward Swinford, 49, of Trion, handed Corporal Fielding his license and proof of insurance and told the officer “He was not aware [his tail […]

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Rome pair arrested for aggravated animal cruelty after surveillance video captures the disturbing crime

Posted on August 19th, 2021

A disturbing case of animal cruelty caught on surveillance video leads to the arrest of two from Rome Wednesday. The video shows a man violently slinging a dog by a leash into a dumpster outside a daycare center on O’Neill Street. He walks away and then quickly goes back and slams the lid on the […]

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Family duo arrested after attempting to shoplift earrings from Dalton Walmart

Posted on August 19th, 2021

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on August 12th, 2021, at around 4:55 PM, Officer Kell and Officer Bell responded to Walmart located at 815 Shugart Road in reference to a shoplifting in progress. Officer Bell reported, “Once on scene, officer Kell and [I] made contact with Walmart loss prevention. He advised that […]

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Chatsworth woman arrested for DUI after driving all over Highway 286 in front of deputy

Posted on August 18th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on August 11th, 2021, at around 11:19 PM, Lt Rann was traveling east on Highway 286 when he asked for a patrol unit in the area. According to the report, Lt Rann advised he was behind a possible DUI driver. He said he was traveling behind […]

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Drunk driver arrested after causing multiple crashes and leaving the scene in Whitfield County

Posted on August 18th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on August 15th, 2021, around 9:15 PM, Sergeant Brunson responded to a BOLO for a Chevy truck driving southbound on Cleveland Highway, failing to maintain its lane. Sergeant Brunson then located a Silver Honda Civic at the Mapco on Cleveland Highway that had been involved in […]

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Whitfield County deputy stops wrong way drunk driver on I-75 early Sunday morning

Posted on August 18th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on August 15th, 2021, at approximately 5:00 AM, Deputy Carter was traveling northbound on I-75 near the 337-mile marker. According to the report, “Deputy Carter noticed that there was a vehicle with its headlights on, traveling southbound on the northbound side. Deputy Carter was nearly struck […]

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Three men charged in connection with Adairsville man found murdered in Whitfield County, GBI investigating

Posted on August 18th, 2021

UPDATE: Christopher Napoleon Barrett II, 35, was transported back from McMinn County, Tennessee, and booked into the Whitfield County Jail Thursday, charged by the GBI with murder- nonfamily, gun, theft by taking auto felony, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and felony probation violation. UPDATE: According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Barrett was […]

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