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Authorities: Rape allegation false

Rape allegations brought forth by a 14-year-old middle school student last week are false, according to Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. John Cagle.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


DNR continues investigation

The investigation continues into last month's illegal dumping of dozens of barrels of old paint and solvents in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No leads in report of assault

Authorities continue to investigate reports that a 14-year-old girl was raped Nov. 5 after walking home from her school bus stop in the Fern Valley area of northwestern Dawson County.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities looking into reported sexual assault

Authorities are looking for a man who may have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after she got off a school bus Nov. 5 in the Fern Valley area of northwestern Dawson County.

November 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man faces battery, molestation charges

A Dawsonville man was arrested Monday on charges he molested a teenage girl several times over a four-year period.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Bond set at $20,000 for prep school coach

Bond for a sports academy director charged with felony theft by deception and felony deposit account fraud has been set at $20,000.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Illegal dumping probed

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating the illegal dumping of dozens of barrels filled with old paint and solvents in western Dawson County.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Driver charged in woman’s death

A Dawsonville man has been charged in connection with a deadly collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Gainesville woman this summer on Ga. 400.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges issued in Hwy. 9 fatal wreck

A Dawson County maintenance worker turned himself into authorities Tuesday to face charges stemming from his role in a wreck that killed a Dawsonville man June 15.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Daughter charged in theft case

The daughter of a woman arrested earlier this month for allegedly taking thousands of dollars from her employer has also been charged in the case.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two held on drug charges

A multi-agency drug sting led to the recent arrest of a Norcross man who local authorities had been investigating for the past year.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Company out $100,000

A longtime employee accused of taking more than $100,000 from a local grading company turned herself into authorities last week.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Director denied bond

Facing criminal charges for reportedly writing bad checks, the embattled director of a local sports academy was denied bond last week.

October 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Director is extradited to Dawson

The director of a sports academy was extradited Tuesday to Dawson County, where he faces mounting criminal charges for reportedly writing thousands of dollars in bad checks.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Local accountant indicted in theft case

A local accountant arrested two years ago on theft charges has been indicted again by a Dawson County grand jury.

October 06, 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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