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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


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


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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 ...

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 ...

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


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