Homeless Voter Arrested after “Borrowing” Vehicle to Cast Ballot

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Hiawassee polling precinct was within minutes of closing on Nov. 6, when Sunni Wolfe rushed in to cast a ballot on election night. Wolfe, who spoke on-record with FYN upon exiting the polls, was provided a provisional ballot by election officials due to the fact that Wolfe could not produce photo identification, a requirement in Georgia elections. Wolfe explained to FYN that he had relocated to Towns County from the metro Atlanta area five months prior, and is currently homeless, residing in an area campground. When asked what motivated Wolfe to turn out at the Towns County polls in the nick of time, Wolfe stated that he took an “opportunity” to vote because he had hoped to make his voice heard.

Sunni Wolfe

Sunni Wolfe was charged with driving on a suspended license after casting a provisional ballot in Towns County

That opportunity resulted in not only a futile vote, due to Wolfe being registered out-of-precinct in Fulton County, but in Wolfe’s arrest shortly after leaving the local polls. Sunni Wolfe was charged with Driving while License Suspended/Revoked after the vehicle he had driven to the voting precinct was reported missing by Wolfe’s girlfriend, an employee working a shift at a Hiawassee restaurant.

According to the arrest report obtained by FYN, Hiawassee Police Department responded to the complaint at 8:10 pm, with law enforcement officers still on scene as Wolfe returned the vehicle to the location in which had been reported missing. Upon explaining to officers that he had “taken the car to go vote” and providing a provisional voter receipt to law enforcement, Wolfe purportedly admitted to officers that his license was suspended, was subsequently placed under arrest, and transported to the Towns County Detention Center. FYN contacted Hiawassee Police Department and learned that Wolfe, too, had conveyed to officers that he was homeless.

FYN briefly corresponded online with Wolfe on Nov. 13, with Wolfe stating that although he was unaware that his vote did not count, “the right to vote was clearly, in fact, in my favor.”

During the 2018 midterm election, a total of 21,190 provisional ballots were cast in Georgia. That number is up from 12,151 provisionals cast in the 2014 midterm. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a federal lawsuit on Sunday, asking that election authorities count certain ballots which would otherwise be rejected for “arbitrary reasons.” Of the nine provisional ballots cast in Towns County, all nine were disqualified due to out-of-precinct voting.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Common Cause Georgia on Nov. 5, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ruled that Georgia cannot certify the election results before Friday at 5 p.m. which falls four days before the Nov. 20 deadline set forth by state law. Current returns show Republican Brian Kemp leading with a margin that would make him Georgia’s governor-elect. Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, however, insists that enough outstanding votes remain to be counted, which she claims could push Kemp below the majority threshold, forcing a Dec. 4 runoff.

 

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Towns County Sheriff’s Office Report 11/05 to 11/11

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Love Triangle ends in Attempted Murder Charges

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Wednesday, Sept. 26. Towns County deputies responded to a residence on State Hwy76, east of Hiawassee, in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, law enforcement officers located a male subject in the residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. The male subject was identified as Jason Rewis of Hiawassee. Towns County EMS arrived on the scene, and transported the victim to a medical facility with a trauma unit. A Hiawassee Police Department Officer responded to Chatuge Regional Medical Center where a female gunshot victim, identified as Ginger Rewis from the same residence, had been transported by a private vehicle. The female was identified as the wife of the male gunshot victim found at the residence off of State Hwy 76. Officers took a male subject into custody at the hospital at the time who was determined to be the shooter.

The shooter was identified as Jacob Bowman, age 31 of Hiawassee Georgia. He was at that time charged with the following:
– 2 Counts of Felony Aggravated Assault in reference to the shooting incident.

The incident is believed to be domestic in nature. The gunshot victims were admitted to a medical facility, and they were listed in stable condition at that time.

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with an investigator from Towns County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the reported shooting.

Upon further investigation into shooting incident, warrants have been issued for:
Jacob Bowman, 41, of Hiawassee, Georgia
– 1 Count of Attempted Murder

Ginger Rewis, 35, of Hiawassee, Georgia
– 1 Count of Attempted Murder

Warrants were served on both suspects, and they are being held in the Towns County Detention Center without bond.

The case will be referred to the Enotah Circuit District Attorneys’ Office for prosecution.

Both suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robin H. Webb

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Young Harris man tasered by law enforcement, charged with aggravated assault

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