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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


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


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Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide

SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges

A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff’s office renews state certification

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently received word that the department's state certification has been renewed.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deputy injured by irate bank customer

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy was injured Friday evening when an irate bank customer trying to flee the scene of a disorderly conduct call ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man attempts to flee after fight outside Publix in Cumming

CUMMING - A Dawsonville man who attempted to run away from Cumming police was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief chase.

July 17, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man crashes truck fleeing from officers

What appears to have started as a reported domestic call ended Sunday evening with a Dawson County man crashing the truck he was driving into ...

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

NORTH FORSYTH - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 13, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities release names in Dawsonville murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE - The victim in Wednesday's murder-suicide has been identified as a Forsyth County 911 communication officer.

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two found dead in Dawsonville home

An incident authorities initially described only as a dispute has left two people dead at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Commissioners approve social hosting ordinance

Dawson on Thursday became only the second county in the state to implement a social hosting ordinance, which holds adults accountable if they knowingly allow ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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