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Deliberations in murder trial to resume Monday

Court is in recess until Monday morning in the murder case against a Dawson County man accused of shooting a local father of three and little league coach.

February 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Defendant testifies that shooting was self-defense

The attorney for the Dawson County man accused in the shooting death of a popular little league coach in 2014 wasted no time with small talk Thursday afternoon when his client took the stand.

February 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Cumming man arrested after crashing truck into Dawsonville Walmart

Dawson County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in connection with crash early Sunday morning in which a Cumming man drove a Ford pick-up through the front glass doors at Walmart in Dawsonville.

February 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


First responders give details of alleged shooting scene in 2014 Dawson death

Deputies, a paramedic and the crime scene tech, who were among the first responders on the scene of a fatal shooting in November 2014, testified on behalf of the state Wednesday in the murder trial of a Dawson County man accused in the death of a local little league coach.

February 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Cumming man arrested after crashing truck into Dawsonville Walmart

Dawson County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in connection with the early morning crash in which a Cumming man drove a Ford pick-up through the front glass doors at Walmart in Dawsonville.

February 21, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Accused jewelry bandits indicted in Florida

A Northern District of Florida Grand Jury has indicted an Atlanta area pair accused in a Southeast jewelry theft operation.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate

A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate in the face during a scuffle at the jail.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August when authorities say she ordered workers to the back of the store and zip-tied their hands before making off with more than $13,000 in jewels.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two charged after fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false statements.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Armed jewel thief in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

January 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge

Dawson County native Clint Bearden on Tuesday vowed to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law as the county's new part-time associate magistrate judge.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Overturned dump truck shuts down busy crossing

An overturned Mack dump truck shutdown the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road for several hours Monday evening as crews attempted to clear the wreckage and an oil spill that resulted from the crash.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teens charged in road crimes

Two Dawson County teens are facing a long list of criminal charges after authorities say they were involved in an aggressive driving incident that later led to one of the 17-year-olds firing a flare gun at another vehicle.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


4 detained after possible hostage situation reported

Authorities have detained four people at a home in downtown Dawsonville after a third party caller reported a possible hostage situation.

January 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recognized his top employees of 2015 during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame earlier this month.

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Jury duty phone scam targets citizens

Several Dawson County residents, as well as out of state residents, have reported a phone scam after an unknown caller contacted them in an attempt ...

September 14, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Road rage incident ends in terroristic threat charges

A Dahlonega man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and terroristic threats following a road rage incident earlier this month.

September 13, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Tisdale files suit against farm owners

Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a ...

September 07, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Welfare check leads to foot chase

A Ranger man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of an officer last week following a foot chase with ...

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | CRIME/COURTS


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