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Arrest Reports: May 4
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The following individuals were arrested in Dawson County between April 26 and May 2, 2021.

April 26

Ernesto Luis Cano II, 41, Dawsonville: DUI alcohol and drugs, DUI endangering child under 14, failure to maintain lane. 

April 27

Oscar Hernandez Rico, 33, Lawrenceville: Commercial vehicle driver qualification violation, violation of DPS transportation rules, driving without license. 

Ronald Louis Link Jr., 56, Dawsonville: Simple assault family violence. 

Jason Keith Prather, 46, Dawsonville: Probation violation. 

April 28

Ross Andrew Banasik, 43, Dawsonville: Serving county sentence. 

Dustin Hall Blackstone, 46, Gainesville: Serving county sentence. 

John Kevin Purcell, 36, Dawsonville: Serving county sentence. 

April 29

Leslie Miranda Barnett, 28, Dawsonville: Serving county sentence. 

Brian Hunter Blackburn, 21, Dawsonville: Serving county sentence. 

Justin David Newell, 30, Dawsonville: Probation violation. 

April 30

James Adams Emmett, 40, Cumming: Here for court. 

Keefe Michael Lirette, 68, Gainesville: Theft by shoplifting. 

Gonzalo Alfredo Martinez, 36, Stockbridge, Ga.: Driving without valid license, improper u-turn, windshield or visor. 

Michael Kevin Pro, 59, Ellijay: Here for court. 

Viola Denise Simmons, 36: Driving while license suspended or revoked, suspended vehicle registration, obstruction of officer. 

Wesley Keith Smallwood, 39, Dawsonville: Driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to maintain lane. 

William Matthew Smith, 33, Dawsonville: Here for court. 

Reed William Thiess, 33, Gainesville: Hold for other agency. 

Jonathan Adam Turner, 27, Dawsonville: Possession of a controlled substance, drug-related objects, driving while license suspended or revoked, DUI drugs, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear seat belt. 

May 1

Tressa Jill Phillips, 36, Dawsonville: Driving while license suspended or revoked, violation of conditions limited permit, no brake lights or working turn signals. 

May 2

Andrew James Daugett, 24, Lithonia, Ga.: Possession of marijuana less than one ounce. 

Kaycee Leigh Hayes, 37, Dawsonville: Terroristic threats. 

Gary Tashondee Williams Jr., 24, Decatur, Ga.: Possession of marijuana less than one ounce.