Cartersville police has arrested a, Tavares Atwell, 35, and charged him with the murder of 29 year-old Julia Malachi of Cartersville.

Atwell was arrested in Doraville on Wednesday following Tuesday’s murder.

In addition to the CPD, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and the Doraville Police Department assisted in the apprehension.


Police around the area have issued a “BOLO” for a man wanted for murder in Catersville. Police said that the suspect, Tavares Atwell, 35, is being sought for the shooting death of a young woman at 1400 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.

Cartersville Police Department Lieutenant Mike Bettikofer stated in a press release that the 35-year-old Atwell was observed leaving the scene on foot wearing all black and work boots. He is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 150 pounds and is 5’9 in height.