ROME, GEORGIA -- A Floyd County, [Georgia] man who said his business had been burglarized
too many times caught a man at his business and then held him at gunpoint
until police arrived, authorities said.
Jamie Cole, 27, of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, remained in the Floyd County Jail
Tuesday night pending $ 8,850 bail on numerous felony charges.
Randall Clifton, operator of S & W Builders, told Floyd County police
officer Sabrina Hall that his 8353 Alabama Highway business had been broken
into several times.
According to the report submitted by officer Hall: Clifton lay in a
field outside his business for about an hour before Cole drove up in a
1988 Ford Crown Victoria late Monday night.
The business owner watched as the suspect waited for traffic on the
highway to pass before he stepped from his car and walked to the side of
the building carrying a tire iron.
At that point Clifton tried to activate his business's silent alarm but
mistakenly hit the audible alarm.
Cole started to run away but Cifton chased him down with a rifle and
told him to lie down until police arrived.
When officers Hall and Spencer Warren arrived, they found Cole on the
ground with Clifton standing over him. Cole was taken to jail after being
treated at a Rome hospital for ant bites. Cole told police when he was
captured he lay down in a bed of fire ants.
A subsequent search of Cole's car turned up a pair of bolt cutters and
knives as well as a bottle of assorted prescription pills, rolling papers,
a pipe for smoking marijuana, and a pen barrel filled with suspected
Officers later learned that Cole also was wanted for failing to appear in
Floyd Superior Court and his [driver's] license had been suspended.
He is now facing charges of criminal attempt of burglary, possession of
tools for the commission of a crime, possession of drug-related objects,
failure to keep drugs in their original container, driving with a
suspended license, failure to appear, prowling, and violation of the state
Controlled Substance Act.
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