A Cedartown man was arrested Wednesday morning after he gained entry into an apartment on College Drive by breaking into the front door.
Cedartown police were dispatched to the area just after 7 a.m. when Polk County 911 received a call regarding a suspicious person near an apartment complex.
Responding officers were advised that another call had come in to the 911 center from a female caller stating that someone broke in and entered her apartment. The woman and her daughter were the only ones in the apartment and they locked themselves into a bedroom while waiting for police to arrive.
Cedartown Police Officer Guice arrived on the scene to find Rickey Van Cuzzort, 50, of a nearby Techwood Drive address inside the apartment.
Cuzzort was arrested and charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespass. Cuzzort also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Cedartown municipal court which has since been recalled. Cuzzort remains in custody with no bond at the time of this publication.
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