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Academy shows how cops work

Holding the .40 caliber Glock for the first time last Tuesday, Inez Couch's small hands shook as she aimed and pulled the trigger.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County grand jury hands down many indictments

A Dawson County Grand Jury handed down criminal indictments against 25 people March 2.

March 11, 2009 | | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man arrested in statewide child porn investigation

A Dawsonville man was arrested earlier today after state and local authorities executed a search warrant at his home and recovered child pornography.

March 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DCSO played key role in death case

Dawson County Sheriff's investigators played a key role in the recent sting that led to the arrests of four suspected members of a right-to-die group, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No charges yet in fatal collision

The mother of a Cumming teenager says she doesn't know how her daughter will deal with the aftermath of a Feb. 23 wreck that claimed the life of another teen and injured four other people.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ex-jailer charged with molestation

A former Dawson County Sheriff's detention officer has posted $80,200 bail following his arrest on child molestation and statutory rape charges.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Undercover assisted suicide sting disrupted in Dawson County

The GBI, with help from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office and the Cumming Police Department, arrested two alleged members of the Final Exit Network Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Collision kills teen, injures 4

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle collision Monday that claimed the life of a Dawson County teenager and injured four other people.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Investigator nominated for award

January 2008 was one of the most difficult months in Investigator John Cagle's 30-year law enforcement career.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Wreck claims life of Dawson County teen

A Dawson County teen was killed and four people injured in a two- vehicle wreck Monday afternoon near Kelly Bridge and Coltrane roads in southwestern Dawson County.

February 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Four arrested after jean theft

Four people were arrested Friday after they reportedly took about $2,000 in designer jeans from North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Convicted drug trafficker may get new trial

The Georgia State Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Lilburn woman convicted in 2007 of trafficking amphetamine in Dawson County.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man cleared of molestation charge

A 38-year-old Dawsonville man arrested last year on child molestation charges was acquitted by a jury Feb. 4.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Floridian charged with molestation

A Florida man was taken into custody in Dawson County last week and charged with child molestation.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man gets 20 years for May 2006 chase

The family of a Dawsonville man shot by authorities in a May 2006 pursuit that injured four Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies say they plan to appeal his conviction.

February 11, 2009 | By Julie Arrington DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


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Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Two teachers involved in an incident that ended with the arrest of one of the women in Gilmer County last month have both resigned from the Dawson County school system.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

An 18-year-old Gainesville woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $6,800 from a Dawsonville retailer.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No clean getaway for burglary suspect

Dawson County Sheriff's investigators cracked the case of a missing dishwasher by following a blood trail that led them --eventually-- to the alleged culprit, who lives down the street.

July 16, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Man faces rape, kidnapping charges

A 43-year-old Dawsonville man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he reportedly assaulted a woman over four days at a home in western Dawson County.

July 16, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest in church burglaries

Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Death row inmate granted clemency

A local family is devastated after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip on July 9.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest made in church burglaries

Authorities last night arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

July 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate

A local family is devastated after the state's pardons and parole board on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip.

July 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Execution scheduled for Thursday

It was 23 years ago in April that the community was rocked by one of the most brutal murders in Dawson County's history.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Thieves continue to target churches

The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teen faces additional sexual battery charges

The case against a teenager arrested last month on misdemeanor sex charges has grown.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


1 arrested after stop by deputy

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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