Man arrested for touching teens, soliciting them to sell marijuana

Written by K Bishop

Published September 15, 2022 @ 2:48 PM ET

Bartow County A Cartersville man was arrested after several families reported that he inappropriately touched their children, sent inappropriate messages via snapchat, and asked them to help him sell marijuana.

Chase Lee Noles, 23, was arrested August 12 after an investigation into the incidents.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s office, the mother of a 14-year-old victim contacted police on July 19 and reported that Noles had sexually assaulted her daughter.

Upon arrival, the responding officer was told that the victim’s father had gone to Noles’ house to confront him. The officer relocated to Noles’ address and restrained the victim’s father, who was attempting to fight Noles.

The officer returned to the victim’s home and met with several other adults who also wanted to report incidents with other juveniles in the neighborhood.

In an incident on July 16th, Noles sent Snapchat messages to a teenage girl asking her to cuddle with him.

The mother of a juvenile boy told officers that Noles asked her son to help him sell marijuana and threatened that “something bad would happen to him” if he refused.

During a separate incident, Noles is accused of showing photos of a nude woman to a 13-year-old boy along with asking the boy to help him sell marijuana.

Noles is accused of attempting to sell marijuana to several other teens. He has also been accused of sexually assaulting another juvenile female.

Noles was released August 13 on a $15,000 bond.

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the officer’s narrative report. We do not fix any spelling or grammatical errors. Any changes made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist.]

On Tuesday 07/19/2022 at approximately 1830 hours, I was dispatched to [100 BLOCK] Couper Way (30120) in reference to a sexual offense report that occurred at [100 BLOCK] Hankins Dr (30120). [WITNESS #1] called 911 and advised a twenty three year old, Chase Noles, touched her juvenile daughter, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] inappropriately. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised other juveniles that live in the neighborhood were also victims of Chase. She advised these juveniles were at her home and their parents were starting to arrive after learning about the incidents.

Upon arrival [WITNESS #1] told me her ex husband who is [REDACTED BY AGENCY] dad, [REDACTED], went to Chase’s address of [100 BLOCK] Hankins Dr to confront and fight Chase. I relocated to Hankins Dr which is the next street over in the neighborhood. I observed [REDACTED] standing on the sidewalk in front of Chase’s house in a verbal argument with Chase’s dad, [REDACTED]. Chase appeared in the front doorway of the home as I was trying to calm [REDACTED] down. [REDACTED] started to run at Chase. I grabbed [REDACTED] and pulled him back restraining him from attacking Chase. [REDACTED] cooperated and I was able to calm him down and have him return to [100 BLOCK] Coopers Way so I could begin gathering information.

Deputies Tyler Ingram, Zack Lingerfelt, Marcus Flowers, and David Spalding arrived at Chase’s house to standby with him and his parents, [REDACTED], and [REDACTED]. Once on scene at [100 BLOCK] Couper Way, I spoke with [WITNESS #1] who advised her 14 year old daughter, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was touched inappropriately by Chase earlier this date. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised that Chase has also tried to sell other neighborhood juveniles Marijuana.

I spoke with [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who advised the incident occurred in the street on Hankins Dr close to Chase’s house. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised Chase told her he was going to tickle her and proceeded to grab her. I asked [REDACTED BY AGENCY] where Chase grabbed her and she pointed to the top of her hip near her pelvis. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised Chase grabbing her made her feel uncomfortable. She told me her friend, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] witnessed the incident.

I spoke with [WITNESS #2] and [REDACTED]. [WITNESS #2] is [REDACTED BY AGENCY] aunt and [REDACTED] is [REDACTED BY AGENCY] grand-mother who has legal custody of [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. [WITNESS #2] told me [REDACTED BY AGENCY] lives with her, [REDACTED], and her two juvenile sons, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and [REDACTED BY AGENCY] at [100 BLOCK] Malbone Street. [WITNESS #2] advised [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was involved in an incident with Chase. I spoke with thirteen year old [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who advised she saw Chase grab [REDACTED BY AGENCY] between her legs. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised the incident between [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and Chase occurred in Chase’s backyard.

[REDACTED BY AGENCY] showed me a thread of Snapchat messages she said were from Chase. In the messages I observed the Snapchat name “Chase” say the following. “You gonna cuddle me I’m just wondering bc your talking about laying with me and your showing your cleavage and I’m like w*f I’m sitting over here surprised and everything Imao”. I observed multiple messages between [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and Chase. It appeared like part of the conversation they had was not saved or shown to me by [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. The Snapchat conversation was dated from Saturday 07/16/2022. Pictures of the conversation were taken on Deputy Dalton Gillman’s BodyWorn camera system.

[WITNESS #2] told me her thirteen year old son, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was involved in an incident with Chase. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised Chase tried to get him to ask people if they wanted to buy Marijuana from him (Chase). [REDACTED BY AGENCY] also advised while they were hanging out, Chase showed him pictures of a females nude chest and between her legs that was on his (Chases’s) cell phone.

[WITNESS #2] advised her twelve year old son [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was also involved in an incident with Chase. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised Chase asked him to ask people if they wanted to buy Marijuana from him (Chase). [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised he told Chase no. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated Chase told him he needed to sell weed for him or something bad could happen to him.

I spoke with [WITNESS #3], who advised his seventeen year old daughter, [WITNESS #4], and his fourteen year old daughter, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] were involved in an incident with Chase. [WITNESS #4] and [REDACTED BY AGENCY] both told me that [REDACTED] asked them if they wanted to buy Marijuana from Chase. They both advised that [REDACTED] also asked [REDACTED BY AGENCY] if she would buy Marijuana from Chase. One of the parents on scene advised another neighborhood juvenile, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who was not on scene was possibly involved in an incident with Chase.

I relocated to [100 BLOCK] Malbone St and spoke with [REDACTED BY AGENCY] mother, [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] stated she was not aware of Chase or anything about the incident. I spoke with thirteen year old [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who advised he has known Chase for a few weeks. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] told me that Chase asked him to ask people to buy Marijuana from him (Chase).

Deputy Tyler Ingram on scene with Chase questioned him on the incident between he and [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. Chase advised [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was in his room with him and they were laying on his bed. Chase stated they were tickling each other and he touched [REDACTED BY AGENCY] on her breast by accident. Chase stated he asked [REDACTED BY AGENCY] if it made her feel uncomfortable and she told him no.

On call Investigator Phillip Abernathy was notified of the incident. The three counts of Criminal attempt to commit a felony were added for Chase allegedly attempting to sell Marijuana to juveniles in the neighborhood. The three counts of Child Molestation, two counts of Enticing a Child, and one count of Sexual Battery were added due to the alleged incidents between [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and showing nude pictures to [REDACTED BY AGENCY].

This report is being left active for further investigation.

[End of Narrative]