Two arrested in Young Harris for possession of methamphetamine

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Towns County crime

YOUNG HARRIS, GA – Deputies and investigators with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects on drug charges following a March 12 traffic stop.

Andrew Hogsed

Andrew Hogsed

Deputies stopped a white Ford Astro Van on Highway 17 in Young Harris, GA, on a traffic offense. According to the sheriff’s office, the driver provided the deputies with a false name. Upon further investigation into the traffic stop, the following suspects were arrested and charged with the listed offenses:

Emily Silknitter

Emily Silknitter

Emily Ann Silknitter, 35, of Murphy, NC

  • One count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
    (Possession of Methamphetamine)
  • One count drug Related Objects
  • One count Violation of Tail Light Requirement
  • Two counts Seatbelt Violation (Juvenile)
  • One count Giving False Name to Law Enforcement

 

Andrew Chase Hogsed, 23 ,of Murphy, NC

  • One count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
    (Possession of Methamphetamine)
  • One count of Drug Related Objects

 

The investigation is active and ongoing. The case will be referred to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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

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Young Harris woman faces drug and obstruction charges

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Young Harris arrest

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Saturday, March 2, Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on King Cove Road in Young Harris, in reference to a domestic incident. Upon arrival, deputies reported that a white, female subject was located in the yard of the residence. Following an initial investigation, the female was arrested after deputies spoke with the subject.

Summer Wilson

Summer Wilson

Summer Dawn Wilson, 40, of Morganton, NC, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act (Posession of Methamphetamine)
  • One Count Drug-Related Objects
  • Two Counts Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer
  • One Count Simple Battery

Towns County Sheriff’s Office informed that Wilson resisted arrest on scene, leading to the obstruction charges.

The case will be fowarded to Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Wilson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robin H. Webb

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Hiawassee traffic stop results in two drug arrests

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Towns County crime

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Two suspects were arrested after Hiawasse Police Department stopped a white Chevrolet pickup on Highway 76, Wednesday, Feb. 20, within the city limits. 

The traffic stop led Hiawassee Police Department to request the assistance of a Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigator. Upon completion of the initial investigation, a quantity of illegal drugs and firearms were discovered in the vehicle.Hiawassee drug arrests

Towns County Sheriff’s Office secured warrants and arrested two suspects on felony drug charges.

The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody at the scene and charged with the following offenses:

Jake Scott Davies, 41, of Hayesville, NC

– One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act -(Possession of Methamphetamine)
– Four Counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Timothy Jeffery McCoy, 39, of Marble, NC

– One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act -(Possession of Methamphetamine)

“The Sheriff’s Office looks forward to continuing the partnership and teamwork between the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department in combatting the illegal activity within the Towns County community,” Towns County Sheriff’s Office stated.

 

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Young Harris teen charged with multiple sex crimes

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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators served arrest warrants Friday, Feb. 15 on Dalton Travis Denmark, 18, of Young Harris. Denmark was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Investigators secured warrants on Denmark upon completing an investigation into alleged incidents of sexual misconduct with a victim reported to be 13 years old at the time. Towns County Sheriff’s Office stated that the incidents were reported to have occurred at a location within Towns County between July and September of 2018.

Denmark was arrested and charged with the following crimes:

– One Count of Aggravated Child Molestation

– Two Counts of Statutory Rape

– Two Counts of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes

The investigation is currently active and ongoing. The case will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Denmark is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Correction: FYN originally listed the month of arrest as January. It has since been corrected.

 

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Wanted Blue Ridge man faces additional charges in Towns County

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Derek Mashburn

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Sims Road in Hiawassee, Monday, Jan. 28, in reference to a unwanted subject.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject believed to be the unwanted suspect. Upon completing an initial investigation into the dispatched call, deputies arrested:

Derek Mitchell Mashburn, 25, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, on the following charges:

– One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act

– Possession of Methamphetamine

– One Count Possession of Drug Related Objects

– One Count Giving a False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer

Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Derek Mashburn was additionally wanted on probation warrants from Fannin and Bartow Counties.

The Towns County warrants and charges will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Mashburn is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Hiawassee Police Department – Year in Review

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Hiawassee Police Department

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith presented the department’s 2018 activity statistics during the first city council meeting of the new year, Jan. 28.

In 2018, 1,142 traffic stops were conducted by Hiawassee Police Department, with the most activity occurring in July. Smith relayed that the summer spike was due to the Hands-Free Georgia Act. As a result of the traffic stops, 681 tickets were issued, 362 written warnings were given, and hundreds of verbal warnings were extended.

Hiawassee Police Department

Hiawassee Police Department arrest statistics

Last year, the city police department made 118 arrests, 21 of which were misdemeanor drug violations, and 16 were cited as felony drug offenses. The remainder of the arrests amounted to 11 felonies and 70 misdemeanors. According to data, there were 98 fewer arrests made in 2018 than in 2017. Likewise, fewer drug arrests occurred in 2018 than the prior year. Of the 118 arrests, Smith informed that 80 of the arrests were the result of traffic stops, accounting for half of felony arrests.

Hiawassee Police Department

Hiawassee Police Department

A total of 335 reports were filed in 2018, consisting of 205 incident reports, 87 accident reports, 32 miscellaneous reports, five domestic violence cases, and two juvenile reports.

While the statistics show that criminal activity has decreased, Hiawassee Police Department remains vigilant in their duties, a reasonable explaination as to why there has been a reduction in arrests. “It’s good to see numbers drop in law enforcement,” Chief Smith said.

(Graphics courtesy of Hiawassee Police Department)

 

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Man accused of pointing shotgun at child faces additional charges

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Bruce Lyle Gross, 63, of Hiawassee, is facing additional charges stemming from a recent arrest involving a shotgun and a four year old. Gross is accused of pointing a firearm at a neighbor and his four year old son during a dispute on Monday, Jan. 14. Towns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, charging Gross with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree. The suspected shotgun used in the crime was seized by law enforcement officers at the time of the subject’s arrest with the case forwarded to the criminal investigation unit of the sheriff’s office (more…)

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Hiawassee man accused of pointing shotgun at young child

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