Timothy David Patnode, 34 of Cave Spring, was charged with the homicide of 33 year-old Amber Yother on Wednesday.

Reports said that Patnode was driving a Ford Ranger when he ran a stop sign on Blacks Bluff Road at Ga Loop 1 resulting in a crash with an SUV.

He is also accused of climbing  into a donation bin on Alabama Highway and stealing a bag of clothing.

Patnode is charged with homicide by vehicle, stop sign violation, theft by taking and criminal trespass.


A two vehicle wreck Saturday morning resulted in the death of 33 year-old Rome woman Amber Yother.

Reports said that Yother was pronounced dead from multiple injuries while as a passenger in a Ford Ranger was struck by a SUV at the intersection of Blacks Bluff Road and Ga Loop 1 Friday night.

Police stated that the SUV was traveling on Ga 1 when the truck pulled out in front of the SUV.

The male driver of the truck that Yother was in, as well as a juvenile female passenger, were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

Officials said that Yother was ejected from the Ranger following impact.

The driver of the SUV, whose name has yet to be released, was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.

No charges are expected for the driver of the SUV


Patnode has had trouble with the law over the past few yeaars.

In July 2016, Patnode was arrested for stealing multiple kayaks from a home on Crosscreek Drive. The items were recovered at his home.

In Novevmber 2016, Patnode  and Kara Ashly Klemke, 30, both of Rome, were arrested after charged with a burglary of a home. Reports stated that Patnode stole over $1,500 in items from a home. They added that Klemke aided Patnode with the burglary.