CRIME & SAFETY
Arrest reports for December 3
Two inmates are facing felony charges following a fight at the Floyd County Jail. 20-year-old Darrius Eugene Haywood went to the cell of 40-year-old Deon Lamon Watkins, and the two got into a fight. Haywood had to get treatment at the hospital following the fight. He has been in jail...
Report: Man found with four pounds of meth
A 47-year-old Rome man was recently arrested on drug trafficking charges on Chateau Drive at Highway 411. Jeremy Wade Beach was found with four pounds of methamphetamine, along with packaging materials and digital scales. In addition to trafficking, he is charged with possession of meth with the intent to distribute,...
13 people arrested as north Georgia deputies break up theft ring
More than a dozen people are facing charges after deputies in a north Georgia county broke up a theft ring.
Task Force Seizes Over Four Pounds of Methamphetamine In Bust on Chateau Drive
The Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force seized over four pounds of methamphetamine — with a street value of $14,217 — in a bust on Chateau Drive. An investigation led to police pulling over 47-year-old Jeremy Wade Beach late Thursday on Chateau Drive at Shorter Avenue. When task force agents found the large drug cache in his vehicle, Beach fled and attempted to resist before being placed in handcuffs. A photo from...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Wreck, Murder Conviction, and Police Department Land Purchase Impact Rome
This week in Rome, Georgia, there were three notable incidents. Firstly, a fatal wreck occurred in West Rome, where a Honda Civic crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, resulting in the death of the Honda driver. Secondly, Desmond Lavonta Brown was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of two sisters in 2020. Lastly, the Rome City Commission plans to purchase a building for the Rome Police Department, providing temporary space and saving the county from constructing a new facility.
Arrest reports for November 30
Man arrested for fleeing or attempting g to elude, multiple other charges. An Alabama man has been charged locally following a pursuit that began in Chattooga County and entered Floyd County back on November 25. According to an arrest warrant:. A vehicle driven by 37-year-old Steven Paul Wilson was traveling...
Chemical Products Corp under scrutiny by OSHA after worker killed, others severely injured
This article contains AI-assisted content. Atlanta, Georgia - In June 2023, a 52-year-old leach tank operator at a Cartersville chemical manufacturing facility suffered fatal chemical and thermal burns, leading to a federal investigation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that the incident, involving an employee with only two months on the job, could have been prevented had Chemical Products Corp. adhered to essential safety regulations.
Adairsville Home Receives Minor Fire Damage
According to Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services reports, the fire occurred Tuesday, November 28, at approximately 8:15 p.m. Crews were dispatched to 1282 Hall Station Road, Adairsville, for a report of a residential structure fire. The caller said the house was on fire. BCFES crews arrived on scene to find a single-story wood frame structure with smoke showing. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental. The home received minor damage. There were no injuries reported.
5th arrest made in robbery
A fifth arrest has been made in a robbery on Doyal Street in Silver Creek back on October 4. 20-year-old Clayton Hunter Compton of Rome and four others were involved in a plan to rob a juvenile at gunpoint. Compton reportedly drove the others to the location and then drove...
Cherokee Co. man convicted on capital murder charge for 2020 double-homicide
CHEROKEE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - A Cherokee County man was sentenced on Tuesday after being convicted of Capital Murder for a 2020 double homicide. Desmond Brown was convicted for shooting and killing Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell, the two were sisters. Brown’s victims were discovered during a routine bridge inspection...
Georgia caregiver steals thousands from elderly man while living with him, authorities say
A caregiver was arrested after officials say he stole thousands of dollars from the elderly person he was in charge of taking care of.
Additional information released regarding fatal wreck
Rome Police have released additional information regarding a fatal wreck in West Rome that occurred Friday. A 2003 Honda Civic driven by 60-year-old Louie G. Casey of Rome was traveling westbound on Redmond Circle in front of State Mutual when it crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on.
One Killed in Head-On Collision in North Georgia Friday
A two-vehicle wreck at Redmond Circle and Lavender Drive claimed the life of a 60-year-old Rome man Friday afternoon. According to the Rome News-Tribune Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor, said that Louis Casey Jr., was pronounced dead at 12:45 that afternoon – from the “blunt force” injuries that he sustained to his head and chest. Casey’s vehicle apparently drifted into the path of an oncoming car.
Weekly Safety Report: Guilty Verdict in Sisters' Murder, Infant Suffers Abuse in Rome, Georgia
This week in Rome, Georgia, two disturbing incidents occurred. In the first incident, Desmond Brown was found guilty of the capital murder of two sisters, Truvenia Campbell and Vanita Richardson. Brown now faces the death penalty. In the second incident, Damon Eugene Soles Jr. was arrested for cruelty to children after intentionally squeezing his four-month-old son until the baby's ribs broke. The baby was hospitalized due to medical complications resulting from the incident.
Floyd County Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop
A recent traffic stop on Shorter Avenue at South Sycamore Street – ended with the arrest of a Rome man on drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail records – an officer stopped a vehicle that was being driven by 60-year-old Milford Dillard Morrison for the Failure to Maintain a Lane.
Teen charged with armed robbery
An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery that occurred back on October 4 in Silver Creek. According to an arrest warrant and Floyd County Jail records:. 17-year-old Isaiah Grant Fortune of Silver Creek and four others went to a location on Doyal Street with a plan to rob the 15-year-old victim.
Drive-by shooting suspect arrested in Bartow
(Via WBHF Radio) Bartow County deputies responded to a drive-by shooting at Red Barn Grocery between Cassville Road and Joe Frank Harris Parkway northwest of Cartersville on Thursday afternoon at around 1:30 and later arrested a suspect. A suspect driving a black Nissan Altima reportedly fired shots and hit a...
Cloudland Man Charged With DUI in Floyd County
A 30-old Chattooga County man was arrested in Floyd County recently on charges of Driving Under the Influence. According to arrest reports from the Floyd County Police Department – Lee Chandler Tanner was arrested on the Southwest Bypass in Rome. Tanner was charged with Speeding, and DUI for alcohol...