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, Jan. 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.

 

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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 charged with theft, possession of hallucinogen

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Hiawassee crime

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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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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Hiawassee man charged with sexual exploitation of children

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Edward Trusky

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies assisted agents from Homeland Security Investigations with the execution of a search warrant at a residence located within Bald Mountain Park.

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and State Probation Officers assisted with the warrant.

During the course of executing the search warrant, law enforcement officers recovered evidence which resulted in the arrest of a suspect.

Edward Lee Trusky, 38, of Hiawassee, was taken into custody on the following charges:

  • One Count of Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • One Count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

The investigation is active and ongoing.  

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

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

 

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Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help in abandoned puppies case

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BRASSTOWN BALD, Ga. -Towns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the person or persons that abandoned three puppies.

On Friday morning, Dec. 7, deputies responded to a call in reference to puppies that were abandoned at a trash dumpster located on Highway 180 Spur near Brasstown Bald.

Upon arrival, deputies located three small puppies at the scene. The puppies appeared to not have eaten in several days.

The puppies were transported to the Mountain Animal Shelter to be checked and cleared medically, and afterwards will be likely placed for adoption.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cruelty to animals incident.

Anyone with information as to the person or persons responsible for leaving the puppies at the dumpster is asked to call the Towns County Sheriff’s Office at 706-896-4444.

All information received will be kept confidential.

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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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