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Man charged with several crimes, including violating his pretrial release

After being granted pretrial release for another case, one local man now faces several criminal charges for allegedly committing acts of domestic violence. 

Dustin Allen Dockery, 34, Dawsonville was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office 

on Dec. 28 and charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery relating to family violence. He was also charged with two felony counts of cruelty to children in the second degree and one felony count of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Because of these latest alleged offenses, Dockery was also charged with a failure to comply pretrial and received no bond for violating release conditions. 

In a pending 2020 case, he was accused of committing aggravated stalking against the same person against whom he allegedly committed the more recent offenses. 

The incident related to last week’s arrest occurred on Oct. 3, alleged multiple DCSO warrants. Dockery punched the victim in the face with a closed fist, put his hands around her neck and bit on her left arm and right knee, according to four warrants. These events allegedly occurred in front of two young children, who became upset and asked the man to stop.