A 22-year-old Dawsonville man has been indicted on several charges after he reportedly disrupted traffic last summer on Ga. 400. Luke Evans will face two counts of reckless conduct and one count each of first-degree burglary and criminal trespass, according to an indictment handed down last week by the Forsyth County Grand Jury.
Authorities say alcohol appears to have been a factor in a head-on collision Thursday night on Hwy. 53 that sent three people to area hospitals. A spokeswoman with Georgia State Patrol said 54-year-old Kenneth Smith of Dawsonville faces several traffic violations, including driving under the influence.
A 27-year-old Cumming man has been indicted by a Dawson County Grand Jury on charges of child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Elvis Lamar Griffin was also indicted on charges of reckless conduct for allegedly having unprotected sexual intercourse with the juvenile teen in October while knowing he was infected with HIV, according to the Dec. 6 indictment.
A 25-year-old Cumming man faces drug and traffic charges in Dawson and Forsyth counties following a late-night, high-speed chase that spanned nearly 30 miles. According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Michael Waters has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony.
Dawson County has received a state grant designed to help mental health patients involved in the criminal justice system live productive lives. County commissioners on Thursday approved a proposal by Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin to accept the grant, which would establish a local mental health court.
A Dahlonega teen faces felony theft charges stemming from a June 2011 burglary. Jackson Edward Kearns, 19, turned himself in to authorities Oct. 22.
A local real estate agent is facing felony charges in connection with what investigators are calling a fraudulent sales transaction. Carol Michaelson, 49, of Dawsonville turned herself into authorities Oct. 10. She was released a short time later.
A Marble Hill couple who fled the country to avoid drug charges has been taken into Dawson County custody. Dawson County Sheriff's Lt. Ray Goodie said Gladys Lucia Ferrer, 46, and husband Nelson Vidal Ferrer-Hernandez, 52, were detained last week as they attempted to enter Panama.
More than two dozen people were indicted on criminal charges after a Dawson County Grand Jury met Sept. 10. Among those facing charges are a Dahlonega man found in possession of industrial grade dynamite that closed down an area in downtown Dawsonville earlier this year and a parolee who was released to care for her aging father but was then reportedly caught abusing him.
A Dahlonega man arrested last month for impersonating an officer in neighboring Lumpkin County faces the same charge in Dawson County. According to authorities, Donald Lee Hill portrayed himself as a border patrol agent with the Department of Homeland Security on several occasions between May 1 and July 1 to employees at a local pawn shop.
A recent multi-agency sweep to verify the whereabouts of Dawson County's nearly three dozen sex offenders resulted in the arrest of one and investigations into two others. Dawson County Sheriff's Lt. Ray Goodie called the roundup Thursday an overall success.
A 46-year-old Dawson County man pleaded guilty last week to trafficking methamphetamine. In a negotiated plea, Daniel Jeffery Thompson received a 22-year sentence with the first 12 years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation.
Two Dawsonville men were among 23 people indicted last week as part of a two-year undercover FBI investigation into the Outlaw Motorcycle Club and its affiliates in Georgia. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Raymond Sellers, 65, of Dawsonville, was arraigned along with George Norwood, 48, of Cumming, on charges they conspired to make a bomb and give it to an undercover agent.
A Gainesville man faces charges in connection with the collision that claimed the life of local historian and retired educator Charles Finley. Mickey Lee Bunton, 67, turned himself in to authorities Aug. 14, the day after he was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide by the Georgia State Patrol, which investigated the wreck.
Charges have been filed against the Forsyth County teenage driver involved in a June fatal car surfing wreck that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Dawson County girl.
Charges have been filed against the teen driver in the fatal car surfing wreck that killed a Dawson County teen in June.
Sentencing has been delayed for a 34-year-old Dawsonville man convicted last week on eight counts of cruelty to children.
A Dawsonville man has been charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with a shooting Thursday afternoon off Kelly Bridge Road in southwestern Dawson County.
A Dawsonville man is in custody charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with a shooting off Kelly Bridge Road Thursday afternoon in southwestern Dawson County.
A Dawsonville teenager indicted earlier this year for alleged sex crimes has been acquitted of all charges.
About $8,000 in designer jeans is missing from True Religion at North Georgia Premium Outlets after authorities say at least two suspects smashed through a front window of the business overnight Friday.
A Dawsonville man and Wingman Motorcycle Club member was found guilty in Gainesville's federal court on weapons charges in September.
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