Summerville Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charge

A 29 year old Summerville, Georgia man was arrested in Floyd County earlier in the week – on a child molestation charge.  According to jail records, Patrick Stewart Little engaged in a graphic conversation with someone he believed to be under the age of 16 on the internet – and he then traveled to Floyd County to meet that person for sex.  However, he was instead met by authorities and taken into custody.

Little was also charged with obscene internet contact with a child and use of a computer to entice a child to commit an illegal act.

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Summerville Resident Arrested in Floyd County

A forty-one-year-old Summerville man was arrested earlier this month on drug charges in Floyd County.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Jeremy Lee Headrick, of 1643 Ben Mosley Drive, was charged with felony meth possession, felony possession of dangerous drugs and two misdemeanor counts of obstruction after being found with meth and several unknown pills during his apprehension at 84 Hatfield Road.

Headrick was booked into the Floyd County Jail without bond.

Victory Party Held at CHS

The entire Chattooga High School student body celebrated recent victories by Chattooga’s wrestlers and basketball teams with a ‘Victory is Sweet’ ice cream party on Tuesday, February 18.

But there were more successes besides the State Champion Indian Wrestling team and Chattooga Indian Basketball wins.  This past week the CHS FCCLA STAR Event Participants won Region Titles.  Plus, the CHS FFA Dairy Show Team represented well at the Dairy Show held last weekend at the Chattooga County Ag Center.

Future victories were recognized as well as the CHS SKILLS USA region winners will compete at state and several Chattooga High School Band members recently were chosen to represent CHS in the Shorter Honor Band. Our fall sports, Cross Country, Volleyball, football, Softball, and Competition Cheerleading team members found great success during their seasons.

Human Remains Found in Walker County

Human skeletal remains were found in Walker County in a wooded area off South Highway 27, LaFayette.   The body was found by a man and his son while they were hunting Monday morning, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

Sheriff Wilson posted the following statement on Tuesday:

The remains are believed to be those of a Walker County man missing since September 30, 2019.

Robert “Robbie” Sisson III, age 30 of LaFayette… was reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office on October 1, 2019 by a friend.  It was reported by a witness that Sisson left a residence in the 4000 block of South Highway 27 on September 30 at dusk, walking in a southerly direction toward the wood line.  It was also reported that Sisson was insulin dependent and had left without his medication.

The remains have been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab by the Coroner.  The crime lab scientist will work to make a positive identification on the remains and will determine the manner and cause of death, according to the Sheriff.

Rome Police Seeks Assistance in Identifying Shoplifter

Rome Police Searching for Alleged Shoplifting Suspect

Rome Police has asked for the community’s assistance in identifying this subject who shoplifted approximately $1,200 of merchandise from Hobby Lobby on 01/28/2020.

If anyone has any information on the female in the photograph, please contact Investigator Sam Perri at 706-238-5128.

All tips may remain anonymous!

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Rape Suspect Taken Into Custody After Chase

A 24 year old Rome resident wanted on a Rape charge was taken into custody following a high speed chase along Highway 27 in Floyd County last Friday.

Polk County Police, along with Rome Police Officers, were in pursuit of a white truck driven by Cameron Kyle Ingram, when the crashed the vehicle through a fence line into a pasture – at that point, he bailed out and attempted to flee on foot but was quickly taken into custody.  The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph before Ingram barreled through the fence on Doyle Road.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident – although a Polk County police cruiser did receive moderate damage during the chase.

Ingram is currently being held in the Floyd County Jail on the original charge of Rape – with additional charges p ending in regard to attempting to elude law enforcement.

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Blake Elsberry Announces Candidacy for Commissioner of Chattooga County

Blake Elsberry has officially announced his candidacy for Chattooga County Commissioner. He plans to run in the Republican Primary in May.

Blake has lived in Chattooga County most of his life and currently resides in Trion with his wife, Lauren, and son, William. Blake shares that “after much prayer and long conversations with my wife, the time to run for the office of commissioner is now.”

Blake states, “I have watched many of my friends leave the area due to the financial instability of the county.” He admits those thoughts had seriously crossed his mind as well, but to leave the “home we love, our church, our friends, and to distance ourselves from family was not an option. I’m not a quitter. I’m not going to run away. I’m staying here in Chattooga, the land I love, and raise my family. There is a quote that I love, that says ‘When we don’t sacrifice for what we want, what we want becomes the sacrifice’. I want my home to be a place that is thriving and one that Lauren and I are proud to raise our family in, so I’m willing to put in the hard work to make that a reality.”

Blake wants to make a difference and be part of the change he wishes to see in our county. “My heart is pure in pursuing this opportunity. I don’t have a hidden agenda, and that is a value that I plan to use if elected to office of commissioner – transparency.”

After months of conversations with citizens, leaders from Chattooga, and leaders from neighboring cities and counties, Blake has a plan and a clear direction for Chattooga county.

“With much support and encouragement, I am running for the office of commissioner. I am prepared to do whatever it takes to make our county thrive and prosper. We have the greatest people in Chattooga County, and they deserve leadership they can be proud of. We owe it to ourselves, and, more importantly, we owe it to our sons, our daughters, and our families.”