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Around the Region: Man Escapes From Ambulance, Man Arrested for Rape and Two Charged in Cemetery Thefts

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Douglasville Patch

A man facing arrest for DUI faked an asthma attack during the traffic stop and was being transported to the hospital when he jumped out of the ambulance and fled.

Cory James Slaughter, 20, eluded capture for most of the night but was caught after a lengthy track by Lt. Michael Barnhill, of the Sheriff's K-9 Unit, and his partner Sgt. Ace.

Slaughter was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, willful interference with emergency medical personnel, obstruction of law enforcement officer, and possession of alcohol by a person underage and escape, according to Douglas County Sheriff's arrest records.

 

– Cartersville Patch

A Florida woman found bloody and "extremely hysterical" said a Cartersville man took her to a Rydal home where he beat and raped her.

The alleged victim was taken to  for treatment and police went to the Montgomery Street home of Steve Irving Wallace, 55. Wallace told police the woman was intoxicated, became hysterical and slapped him. The two went to the Rydal home to feed dogs, he said.

Police arrested Wallace on suspicion of kidnapping, sexual battery and aggravated battery.

 

– Canton-Sixes Patch

Two Canton men have been arrested in connection with thefts from a cemetery and a youth baseball concession stand.

Arnold Fricks was arrested on Monday and Dustin Chastain was arrested on Tuesday, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the .

Fricks is accused of stealing eight brass vases from the Macedonia Memorial Park Cemetery and allegedly entering the Macedonia baseball concession stand and stealing baseball equipment, apparel, an iPod docking station and a first aid kit. Some of the items were later found at Chastain’s home.

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