A defendant in a high profile Dawson County government theft case was found dead Saturday at the minimum security prison south of Atlanta where he was serving his sentence.
Funeral services for Justin Curtis Disharoon, 25, were held Monday at Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville.
Local advocate Katie Strayhorn was recently re-elected to serve as chair of the state's Sex Offender Review Board for the second year.
In her first year chairing the panel, Strayhorn focused on several initiatives. She also worked closely with newly-elected state Rep. Kevin Tanner to propose legislation that would allow the board to review parole notes in assessing sex offenders.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dawson County's request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.
A Dawson County Sheriff's officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman at a political event last month.