Polk deputy coroner of­fers re­ward for in­for­ma­tion on stolen Jeep

He says it’s more about the sen­ti­men­tal value than the money af­ter the SUV was found stripped and burn­ing on the side of the road.

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ROCK­MART — Polk County Deputy Coroner Marty Robin­son is of­fer­ing a re­ward for in­for­ma­tion that can lead to the ar­rest of those re­spon­si­ble for steal­ing a Jeep Lib­erty from his drive­way over the week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to Robin­son, he and his wife were both gone from their Col­lege Street home in Rock­mart be­tween 3 and 6 p.m. on Sun­day, when it was dis­cov­ered that their blue Jeep Lib­erty was missing. Af­ter he filed a po­lice re­port on the theft, Robin­son said he went look­ing for the SUV him­self, but to no avail.

“Its tank was empty, so they had to put gas in it at some point, and I’m not sure how they got in­side of it since it was locked,” Robin­son said.

Robin­son’s Jeep Lib­erty turned back up overnight when he re­ceived a call be­fore mid­night on Monday that it had been found by the Polk County Fire Depart­ment on Hugh Deems Road, stripped and burn­ing on the side of the road.

Robin­son is of­fer­ing a $500 re­ward for any in­for­ma­tion on who stole his Jeep.

“I’m not wor­ried about the money,” Robin­son said. “It was the sen­ti­men­tal value that mat­tered to me.”

He said he bought the Lib­erty for his mother to drive be­fore she died in 2014, when the SUV re­turned to him.

Those with in­for­ma­tion about the ve­hi­cle theft can con­tact Robin­son through Face­book, or call the Rock­mart Po­lice Depart­ment at 770-6856558. Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Stan­dard Jour­nal

Cobb County man charged in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia, at­tack

MA­RI­ETTA — A man with ties to Ma­ri­etta sus­pected of par­tic­i­pat­ing in an at­tack dur­ing the Char­lottesville ri­ots is be­hind bars in Mon­roe County, Cobb Po­lice con­firm.

Po­lice said Michael A. Ramos turned him­self in to Mon­roe County au­thor­i­ties Monday. A spokesman for the depart­ment said Ramos was sched­uled to ap­pear be­fore the Mon­roe County Mag­is­trate Court for an ex­tra­di­tion hear­ing Tuesday morn­ing.

Ramos was iden­ti­fied by Twit­ter users on a video show­ing a group of men beat­ing 20-year-old DeAn­dre Har­ris, of Char­lottesville, in a park­ing garage there.

Har­ris sur­vived the at­tack with se­vere in­juries, in­clud­ing a head wound that re­quired eight sta­ples to close.

Af­ter the at­tack, Ramos re­leased an hour-long, ex­ple­tive-filled Face­book Live stream dur­ing which he ad­mit­ted to par­tic­i­pat­ing in vi­o­lence.

Vir­ginia au­thor­i­ties issued an ar­rest war­rant for Ramos over the week­end on charges of ma­li­cious wound­ing, a felony. Pub­lic records searches listed a north Ma­ri­etta ad­dress for Ramos.

A Cobb Po­lice spokesman said the county’s officers had been alerted to look out for Ramos, but they be­lieved he was no longer in the county. Cobb po­lice reached out to fam­ily mem­bers still in Ma­ri­etta, but they said they had not heard from Ramos in years. The Ma­ri­etta Daily Jour­nal

23-year-old con­victed on charges of statu­tory rape, molestation

LaFAYETTE — A jury found a LaFayette man guilty of hav­ing sexual in­ter­course with two un­der­age Chat­tooga County fe­males, ac­cord­ing to court records.

A jury de­lib­er­ated about 40 min­utes Tuesday be­fore declar­ing that 23-year-old Kevin Lee Hutchens was guilty of two counts of statu­tory rape, two counts of ag­gra­vated child molestation and four counts of child molestation, Chat­tooga County Sher­iff Mark Schrader said.

The sexual en­coun­ters oc­curred be­tween May 2014 and April 2015. Hutchens con­fessed to mo­lest­ing two vic­tims, one 14 years old and the other 15 years old, ac­cord­ing to Sum­merville po­lice de­tec­tive Brian Oz­ment.

The po­lice depart­ment and sher­iff’s of­fice had sep­a­rate cases against Hutchens, and both were tried at the same time.

Marty Robin­son

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