By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Dawsonville man arrested in Woodstock GBI operation
police emergency

A Dawson County man was one of five individuals arrested in Cherokee County last week during an undercover operation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Woodstock Police Department, authorities say. 

Jason Bryan Major, 33, of Dawsonville and four other individuals from Atlanta, Newnan, and Canton, were taken into custody during the three-day “undercover chat operation," after they allegedly traveled to meet with an individual they believed was a female under the age of 16, according to a Facebook post by the Woodstock Police Department. 

All five individuals allegedly chatted with an individual they believed to be a minor online before making plans to meet at an undisclosed location. 

Major has been charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation, criminal attempt sodomy and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Others arrested or charged during the operation include: 

Robert Jones, 37, of Atlanta was arrested and charged for child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Garrett Hick, 21, of Atlanta was arrested and charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Bryan Gomez, 24, of Canton was arrested and charged for child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Mark Shin, 38, of Newnan was arrested and with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Authorities also say that David Nelson, 63, of Gadsden, Ala., was arrested on warrants for Computer/Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation and Criminal attempt to commit child molestation during the operation.

Another individual is still being sought on active warrants. 

COVID-19 NEWS