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Two charged with shoplifting

Hundreds of dollars of children's clothing and designer shoes were recovered May 4, just minutes after associates at the local outlet mall reported the merchandise stolen.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local woman arrested in Forsyth burglaries

A Dawsonville woman was among three people arrested in connection with two smash-and-grab burglaries early Thursday in north Forsyth. Authorities say they are wanted for other crimes in metro Atlanta also.

May 04, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Convicted killer sentenced to death

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Plea near in clerk’s federal case

GAINESVILLE - A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Convicted killer sentenced to death

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest ends spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teacher won’t be charged

A sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School will not be charged following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with a female student.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Unit targets crime

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Mother, daughter indicted in theft case

A Dawson County woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her longtime employer has been indicted by a Dawson County Grand Jury.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Worker faces theft charges

A 24-year-old Dahlonega woman was arrested Monday after she reportedly took about $30,000 from the local Walmart.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Soldiers plead guilty in explosives case

Three Dahlonega soldiers arrested last year for tossing explosive devices into a crowded local parking lot pleaded guilty to the charges.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Pileup on Ga. 400 leaves three injured

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon and slowed the evening commute on Ga. 400.

February 16, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Couple found dead in home

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected serial killer stands trial in Florida

The murder trial of suspected serial killer Gary Michael Hilton continues this week in northern Florida.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty in child porn case

A Dawson County man will spend the next eight years in prison for possessing child pornography.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 17-year-old from Dawsonville has been arrested in the alleged molestation of a young child.

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Drugs taken during robbery

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 last week.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Man robbed at Dawson County gas station

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Robbery leads local salon to take security measures

Salon owner Zoya Sarab is taking extra precautions to protect her downtown Dawsonville business following an armed robbery on Friday.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Three injured in fiery collision

A head-on collision just after noon on June 11 sent three area residents to nearby hospitals.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Local teenager pleads guilty to reduced charges

A local teenager will spend the next 36 months in county lockup after admitting to sex crimes involving a younger family member.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

A daytime robbery in downtown Dawsonville has police following K-9 units on a search for an armed suspect.

June 12, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


NASCAR engine builder’s wife back in custody

The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott is back in Dawson County Sheriff's Office custody.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man shot by trooper after firing high-caliber rifle at patrol post

GAINESVILLE - A Gainesville man may have had a death wish when he was shot by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Monday morning after pulling up to the Cleveland Highway post and firing a high-caliber rifle.

June 08, 2015 | DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Man lured to Dawsonville for date gets robbed

A man lured to Dawsonville by a woman he met on the Internet was reportedly ambushed when he arrived at her home.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash

A Forsyth County man was among the first of 15 fatalities on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Murder suspect wants trial moved from Dawson County

The reported triggerman in the shooting death of a popular little league coach last November has requested a change a venue for his murder trial.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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