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Magistrate court moves to old jail

Once the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center opened in 2007, accused criminals thought they'd never have to set foot in the old, dilapidated jail again.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Wreck claims life of local teen

A Dawson County teen that was ejected from his car Tuesday afternoon died Wednesday from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.

March 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Eight arrests as drug case unfolds

Eight people from four counties remain in custody on drug charges after their arrests last week in a Dawson County drug bust.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Trucker indicted in wreck

A log truck driver has been indicted on several charges in connection with an April wreck that claimed the life of a 33-year-old Forsyth County woman.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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


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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


Speeding SUV leads to marijuana bust

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

June 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged with battery after fight with roommate

A verbal altercation between roommates that escalated into a physical fight hospitalized one man and sent another on the run early Saturday morning.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ex-church intern charged with child pornography

A former youth ministry intern from Dawsonville faces nearly three dozen child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that originated earlier this year in neighboring Forsyth County.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Execution date set in 1991 slaying

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Dawsonville man more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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