Rock­mart PD ar­rests rob­bery sus­pect

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick SJ Edi­tor

Rock­mart po­lice are still un­tan­gling the full scope of events sur­round­ing a armed rob­bery by a lo­cal man who bar­ri­caded him­self in a church be­fore po­lice found him hid­ing in the at­tic. Quintin Ari Glover, 21, of a Rock­mart ad­dress was taken into cus­tody af­ter more than two hours of hid­ing from po­lice in­side of the home of lo­cal min­istry Abun­dant Life Com­mu­nity Cen­ter af­ter it was alleged he robbed the Big Bear con­ve­nience store just two block away on North Piedmont Avenue on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, April 11.

Rock­mart Po­lice Chief Keith Sor­rells said that money, Glover’s weapon and his cloth­ing were all re­cov­ered fol­low­ing his ar­rest at the church in an in­ci­dent that lasted for more than two hours, and saw lo­cal res­i­dents stand­ing by to watch.

He said that fol­low­ing the armed rob­bery this morn­ing — an ex­act time of when Sor­rells did not have avail­able dur­ing an in­ter­view fol­low­ing Glover’s ar­rest — Glover fled the scene and was tracked by of­fi­cers to the church build­ing, where he was ap­pre­hended.

Sor­rells did not have a final tally of how much money was taken in the rob­bery.

Of­fi­cers from the Aragon Po­lice, Rock­mart Po­lice, Polk County Po­lice and Polk County Sher­iff’s deputies sur­rounded the build­ing and es­tab­lished a cor­ri­dor, which kept Glover from go­ing any­place else.

Sor­rells said that ini­tially his of­fi­cers did not send in K-9 units into the build­ing to search for Glover since he was still armed at the time.

The Rome-Floyd County SWAT team was called in af­ter of­fi­cers es­tab­lished their perime­ter around the church. They ini­tially swept the sanc­tu­ary and the base­ment of the build­ing, and dur­ing a sec­ond sweep found Glover in the at­tic where he had been hid­ing. Cedar­town Po­lice also as­sisted by pro­vid­ing their K-9 unit to help with search­ing for Glover this morn­ing as well fol­low­ing the first sweep by the SWAT team.

Dozens of lo­cal res­i­dents watched f r om across the street and around a sec­ond con­ve­nience store next to the Abun­dant Life Com­mu­nity Cen­ter as well.

Glover was taken into cus­tody with­out fur­ther in­ci­dent and was charged with armed rob­bery, pos­ses­sion of a firearm dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a crime, ob­struc­tion, and theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty.

Rock­mart Po­lice de­tec­tives in­ter­viewed Glover fol­low­ing his ar­rest and later trans­ported to the Polk County Jail to be booked, Sor­rells said.

“We’re thank­ful that this all ended peace­fully, and that no law en­force­ment or cit­i­zens were harmed, nor the sus­pect dur­ing this in­ci­dent,” Sor­rells. “We’re ex­tremely thank­ful to lo­cal and area law en­force­ment, es­pe­cially the Rome-Floyd County SWAT team, for their as­sis­tance with lo­cat­ing and tak­ing Mr. Glover into cus­tody.”

Kevin Myrick / SJ

Of­fi­cers load Quintin Ari Glover, 21, into a Rock­mart PD pa­trol car fol­low­ing his ar­rest at the Abun­dant Life Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

Quintin Ari Glover

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