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Judge hears case

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit has been selected to serve in place of Chief Justice Carol Hunstein to hear the appeal in City of Decatur v. Dekalb County.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Body from 2009 case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

February 02, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


1 charged in illegal dumping

A Woodstock man could face additional charges after his arrest on suspicion of dumping more than three dozen barrels of hazardous waste in a local wildlife management area.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Art teacher on mend after shooting

A local art teacher continues to recover after he was reportedly shot by his wife earlier this month at their Lumpkin County home.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Art teacher on mend after shooting

A local art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspect charged in burglary spree

A Wednesday-only burglary spree authorities say dates back to 2008 ended Jan. 6 with the arrest of a Forsyth County man who was caught taking $7 from a local medical practice.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Accountant to serve three years

A local accountant convicted in December of taking thousands of dollars from clients will spend the next three years in prison.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Stolen truck, gifts found in Roswell

Authorities say a Stone Mountain man suspected of taking a pickup truck from Dawson County may be responsible for additional holiday-related crimes here and elsewhere.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

A 31-year-old Dawsonville man who pleaded guilty to child molestation charges will spend at least 13 years in prison.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No ID yet on remains found in Forsyth

It could be at least another week before the identity of the person whose remains were found last week near Dawsonville Highway is confirmed.

December 08, 2010 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Director pleads guilty in theft case

A former sports academy director who pleaded guilty to six counts of felony theft by deception will spend the next 12 months in jail.

December 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Program recognized for clean-up efforts

Dawson County Treatment Court participants received an unexpected recognition during the court's graduation ceremony Nov. 18 when they were named Volunteers of the Year for community cleanup efforts.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Operation rounds up fugitives

More than a dozen fugitives were taken into custody over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in what authorities are calling Operation Turkey Claw.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Accountant’s case headed to court

A local accountant could face new theft charges when he goes to court next week.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Alleged assault recanted

Authorities say the 14-year-old Dawson County girl who made up a story about being raped likely will face charges in connection with the incident.

November 24, 2010 | 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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