Bartow County deputies were advised that shots were fired from a gold Toyota Camry at 75 Mobile Home Park on Highway 20 in Cartersville and that the vehicle might have gone to Waffle House on Highway 20 earlier this week.
Deputies conducted a felony stop at Waffle House, where a juvenile passenger and driver Christopher Bowen Junior of Tate were detained in separate patrol vehicles.
A pistol was located under the steering column of the suspect’s vehicle. The firearm’s serial number could not be identified due to it being filed down. Also found inside the suspect’s vehicle were around 50 grams of marijuana, a grinder, a large scale, and a metal tray with marijuana leaves on it.
Bowen said he drove down the mobile home park and a man yelled at the juvenile and called him a vulgar word. Bowen said the juvenile got mad and shot at the man. They left immediately.
A deputy met with the man at the mobile home park. The man said he had been sleeping with Bowen’s girlfriend and had been receiving threats with a gun. The man said the vehicle stopped in the median of Highway 20 and believes Bowen shot one time at him. He said he heard Bowen say that was a warning shot outside the window.
Christopher Bowen Junior and the juvenile were each charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, altering the ID of a firearm, and discharging a firearm near a public highway. The juvenile was also charged with possession of a pistol under the age of 18.
Bowen was booked into the Bartow County Jail. The juvenile was taken to the Youth Development Center in Rome.