Burglary suspect arrested in alleged Hiawassee theft

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on State Highway 76 in Hiawassee Wednesday, Sept. 11 in reference to a reported burglary. Upon arrival, deputies met with the homeowners who advised a white male had entered the residence, leaving the area on foot. A lookoiut was placed on the subject and a perimeter was formed by law enforcement. A deputy located the suspect at a Hiawassee restaurant shorthy thereafter. The items reported as stolen from the residence were recovered with the exception of a cellular phone.

Hubert Gibson, 54, of Blue Ridge, GA was identified as the suspect involved.

Gibson was arrested without incident and charged with burglary, theft by taking, and criminal trespass.

Towns County Sheriff’s Offiice extends appreciation to Hiawassee Police Department for their assistance in seachung the area for the suspect. The case will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Gibson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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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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Four Young Harris Suspects Arrested for Burglary and Theft

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Towns County Sheriff's Office

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested and charged four suspects in reference to burglaries and theft on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Two burglaries were reported in the month of September, one occurring at a residence on Timberland Drive, the second at a residence on Laurel Hill Road. The theft was reported in June, occurring at Brasstown Valley Resort Equani Spa.

Upon investigation, deputies and investigators executed two search warrants at a residence on Meadow Lane in Young Harris. During the execution of the search warrants, investigators recovered property identified as being stolen in the burglaries and theft cases.Young Harris crime

The following suspects were arrested and charged with the following crimes:

Jeffery Dale Plott, 47, of Young Harris

  •  Two counts burglary in the first degree
  • One count burglary in the second degree
  • One count theft by taking

 

Carl Wallace Merritt, 47, of Young Harris

  • Two counts burglary in the first degree
  • One count burglary in the second degree
  • Two counts theft by receieving stolen property

 

Susan Kimberly Spears, 44, of Young Harris

  • One count burglary
  • One count theft by receiving stolen property

 

Candie Sue Merritt, 44, of Young Harris

  • Two counts theft by receiving stolen property

 

The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional arrests and charges are possible. The cases will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Ongoing investigation leads to additional burglary arrests

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Towns County Burglary

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office has continued to arrest suspects in local burglaries and thefts.  Two additional suspects have been recently arrested and booked into the Towns County Detention Center in reference to an ongoing investigation into reported burglaries and thefts in the area.

Zachary Patterson

Zachary Eugene Patterson, 22, of Blairsville, Georgia, was arrested on Dec. 28, 2017, and charged with one count of first degree burglary, one count of possession of burglary tools, one count of theft by receiving stolen property, and one count of attempted burglary.

Also arrested in reference to the investigation was Ashley Lauren Patterson, 22, of Blairsville, Georgia, who was charged with one count of making false statements to an officer.

Ashley Patterson

The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional arrests are possible.

 

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Arson suspect charged with additional burglaries

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Austin Shook Hiawassee

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s deputies rearrested Austin James Shook on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, charging him with an additional count of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools.  The charges stemmed from two reported burglaries within Bald Mountain Park.

Shook was released on bond at the time for previous charges of burglary and arson, which occurred during the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. The residence, located on Glassy Mountain Road, was unoccupied at the time of the incident.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the residence was burglarized prior to the start of the fire.

Sheriff’s Investigators executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence located near the scene of the crime, recovering related evidence. Investigators arrested Shook, 19, of Hiawassee, Georgia, charging him with two initial counts of burglary in the first-degree, one count of possession of burglary tools and one count of arson in the first-degree.

This investigation is active and ongoing at this time.  As the investigation proceeds, additional charges are likely.

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Suspects arrested on burglary charges, warrants issued for third

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Towns County Sheriffs Office

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – During the course of investigating recently reported thefts and burglaries in the areas of Woodlake Circle in Young Harris and Bugscuffle Road in Hiawassee, Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested two suspects.

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Caleb Hart

Jonathon Caleb Hart, 24, of Young Harris, has been charged with one count of second degree burglary, one count of first degree burglary, one count of theft by taking and one count of theft by receiving stolen property. Hart is being held currently in the Towns County Detention Center without bond.

Kristy Megaha

Kristy Megaha

Kristy Megaha, 37, of Young Harris, was also arrested and charged with one count of burglary.  She has been released on bond from the Towns County Detention Center.

Warrants have been issued on a third suspect, Zachary Patterson, 22, of Blairsville, Georgia.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Zachary Patterson is asked to contact the Towns County Sheriff’s Office at 706-896-4444.

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Assistance needed in May 5th burglary at Food Heaven Pantry located at Towns Union County Line

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The Union County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in finding the person responsible for the burglary captured on video.

In the early morning hours of Friday May 5 the Food Heaven Pantry located at the Towns Union County line was burglarized.  The individual may not have realized the recording was taking place.

Please review the videos and if anyone can help identify the suspect and or Jeep that was used in this crime, please contact Union County CID @ 706/439/6066 and speak with Lt. Osborn.

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