Hiawassee man accused of pointing shotgun at young child

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Hiawassee man charged with theft, possession of hallucinogen

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of an unwanted subject at a local Dollar Store, later locating the male subject at a residence on Mauldin Circle in Hiawassee.

While the specifics surrounding the incident are unclear, the subject was taken in to custody shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Michael Thomas patrick

Michael Thomas Patrick

Michael Thomas Patrick, 54, of Hiawassee, was arrested by Towns County Sheriff’s Office for the following offenses:

  • One Count Theft by Taking
  • One Count Possession of Schedule III, V, IV – Hallucinogens
  • One Count *Dangerous Drug Defined*
  • One Count Drugs to be Kept in Original Container

Patrick was transported to the Towns County Detention Center. The case was forwarded to Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Patrick is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

While it is unknown which “dangerous drug” was recovered as a result of the incident, the term is defined as any other drug or substance declared by the General Assembly to be a dangerous drug; to include any of the following drugs, chemicals, or substances; salts, isomers, esters, ethers, or derivatives of such drugs, chemicals, or substances which have essentially the same pharmacological action; all other salts, isomers, esters, ethers, and compounds of such drugs, chemicals, or substances unless specifically exempted.

 

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Hiawassee man arrested for attempted break-in

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William Wade Scott

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded in reference to an attempted break-in at a residence on Jack Creek Road in Hiawassee on Dec. 30, 2018.

The victim provided deputies with a photo of the male subject from a security camera at the residence, and the incident was turned over to Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators for follow-up.

Investigators identified the suspect as William Wade Scott, 42, of Hiawassee. Scott was arrested the following day, and taken into custody without incident. Scott was charged with attempted burglary and criminal trespass.

The case will be forwarded to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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

 

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Suspect arrested in Hiawassee boat theft

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Melvin Masters

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Saturday, Dec. 15,  Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence located off of Highway 288 Sunnyside Road in Hiawassee in reference to a reported theft.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim who reported a boat stolen from his property. Within a short period of time, upon investigation into the incident, deputies located the stolen boat at a residence located off of Tay Walk Way in Hiawassee.

Melvin Linn Masters, 40, of Hiawassee, was arrested and charged with One Count of Burglary and One Count of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

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

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

 

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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies executed a search warrant at a residence located on Hill Crest Spur in Hiawassee.

During the course of executing the search warrant, investigators seized a quantity of marijuana with a street value of $2,500. In addition, a quantity of prescription pills, cash, as well as drug related objects were seized.Towns County Sheriff

As a result of the search warrant and investigation, the following suspects were arrested on the charges listed.

William Irwin Fitzgibbons, 67, of Hiawassee:

– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Sale of Schedule II Drug Dilaudid
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Schedule 1 Drug LSD
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Marijuana (Felony)
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Schedule I Drug THC
– 1 Count of Drug Related Objects

Bonnie Joy Fitzgibbons, 65, of Hiawassee:

– 2 Counts Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Sale of Schedule II Drug Dilaudid
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Schedule I Drug LSD
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Marijuana (Felony)
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute
– 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Schedule I Drug THC
– 1 Count Drug Related Objects

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

The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. (more…)

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Man sought for assault on law enforcement faces drug charges

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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Law enforcement officers from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Hiawassee Police Departmet arrested a suspect at a residence on Sampson Road in Young Harris on Sunday, Nov. 25, on outstanding warrants stemming from Towns, Union, and Gordon Counties.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators seized metamphetamine with a street-value of $5,000, illicit Schedule II and Schedule IV drugs, additional drug-related objects, and cash. Christopher Ray arrest

The suspect was identified as Christopher Steven Ray, 34, of Murphy, North Carolina. Ray was taken into custody, and charged with the following offenses:

  • One Count Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • One Count Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
  • One Count Possession of Methamphetamine
  • One Count Possession of Schedule II drugs
  • One Count Possession of Schedule IV drugs
  • One Count Possession of Drug-Related Objects
  • One Count Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers

In addition to the listed charges, investigators served warrants on Ray which involved a previous encounter with the subject on Sept. 6, 2018. The warrants were related to the following crimes:

  • One Count Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Three Counts Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers
  • Two Counts Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Schedule IV drugs

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office held outstanding warrants on Ray for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer along with several traffic offense warrants.

Union County Sheriff’s Office had previously issued a warrant for Ray for Violation of Probation.

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

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

Feature Photo: Evidence seized from the Young Harris residence where Ray was apprehended.

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Scams costing local seniors thousands

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith has been warning seniors of a rash of telephone scams that have cost local residents tens of thousands of dollars in recent months.

The latest Hiawassee victim fell prey to whom she believed was a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA). According to Chief Smith, the caller convinced the senior that she was eligible for increased government benefits, and that personal information was necessary to begin the process. When all was said and done, the victim was drained in excess of $900, her funds transferred to a bank in Iowa. Fortunately, in this particular instance, the senior was reimbursed by her financial institute, but others aren’t always as lucky.

Smith cautioned that personal information should never be offered via telephone. “They’re not going to call you and ask for information they should already have,” the police chief explained.

Smith relayed that Caller ID cannot be trusted, as there are simple ways for thieves to skirt the system. Smith advised hanging up on suspicious callers, and dialing a known number in order to contact the agency in question. “That way you know that you’re talking to a legitimate person,” Smith said.

Smith referred to the scammers as professional criminals, adding, “These people are really good at what they do.”

Hiawassee Police Department states that there is a “good lead” on the suspect involved in the SSA scam.

 

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Sheriff compares migrant invasion to an act of war

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff Chris Clinton reverberated recent concerns during a scheduled appearance before the Towns County Republican Party Thursday, Nov. 15, warning of what he believes are imminent dangers, particularly those attached to the migrant caravans swarming the southern U.S. border.

Sheriff Chris Clinton

Social media post from Oct. 11, citing an additional U.S. Code

Sheriff Clinton maintained that the caravan is a choreographed invasion spun into play by left-wing operatives in an effort to gain a tighter chokehold on the future of America. The sheriff adamantly reiterated that violent gang members, specifically those affiliated with brutal El Salvadorian MS-13, are among the South American insurgents seeking entry.

The brazen sheriff stressed that the threat of political violence erupting, propelled by radical agitators, is a legitimate cause for consternation.

“Invasion is an act of war,” Clinton asserted, referencing 18 U.S Code § 2381, adding that government officials aiding in an insurrection are subject to charges, “Treason is punishable by death, but certainly you can’t hold office.”

Sheriff Clinton openly admitted that his unwaivering posture has drawn harsh criticism from detractors. “They hate Towns County. They hate me,” the sheriff stated, divulging that he has been accused of fear mongering, “I don’t do this job to keep me safe…I love America, I love Towns County, and I stand bold.”

In addition to speaking on gangs and the migrant caravan, Clinton discussed gun laws, the opioid epidemic, and the recent midterm elections.

 

 

Feature Photo: Razor wire installed along the southern U.S. border – Credit: RT

 

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