DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden announced in a news release that Wednesday morning, (November 25th, a violent felon from Georgia was taken into custody on a number of felony warrants in the Deer Head Cove area of the county. At approximately 3:00am, two deputies were working extra patrol while using the Sheriff’s Office Substation at the Cartersville Fire Department on Highway 75.
While on County Road 792, the deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle traveling into Deer Head Cove. After activating their emergency lights, the vehicle continued to on 792 – eventually stopping approximately halfway down the mountain.
While attempting to identify the three subjects inside the vehicle, deputies determined that one of the occupants was giving false information; following additional investigation, it was learned that the individual was actually 35 year old Timothy Shumate of Conyers, Georgia – who had outstanding warrants for Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Assault 1st Degree, and Probation Violations with both the Rockdale and Putnam County Sheriff’s Offices (Georgia)
The Ider, Sylvania and Henagar Police Departments soon arrived on the scene to assist with the apprehension.
Shumate was taken into custody without incident, and is currently being held in the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Georgia.