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Man arrested on charges of murder in Dawson County
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Kimberly Boim

Dawson County authorities have arrested a local man in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular coach and father of three.

Herman James Seppenfield, 50, of Dawsonville, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 4. He has been charged with murder in the death of Alan Brandon Weaver, also of Dawson County.

Weaver, 37, was shot twice in the chest at close range with a handgun during a fight at a residence on Whitney Place. He died on the scene.

Seppenfield is accused of committing murder forcefully and with malice and forethought, according to an arrest warrant.

No bond has been set in the case. Seppenfield remains in the Dawson County jail.

Weavers son had attended a birthday party at the Whitney Place residence earlier in the evening and then left the property, reportedly after a situation of adults drinking alcohol made him feel uncomfortable. The kid had walked off from the property and wanted to be picked up, Wooten said. The boy called his father to say he wanted to come home.

Weaver picked up his son and later, with an unidentified male, returned to the Whitney Place residence to confront the people living there. Shortly afterward, an altercation ensued, Wooten said. The cause of the fight is still under investigation.

Wooten said alcohol was involved.

A call was placed to 911 around10:30 p.m., and shots were fired shortly after the call was placed, he said.

Weaver was the father of three children. He had coached with Dawson County Parks and Recreation since 2007. He coached football, t-ball and basketball.

Weaver graduated from South Forsyth High School in 1995, according to an obituary. He played football at Georgia Military College and Dakota Wesleyan University in South Dakota.

His number one mission was to shower his boys with love, the obituary reads.

Services for Weaver were held Nov. 26.