Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 9/7 – 9/13

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/31 – 9/6

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/24 – 8/30

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Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Board of Elections decide against a sheriff recount

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – In a called meeting on Saturday, August 29, the Towns County Board of Elections and Registration deemed not to move forward with a Towns Sheriff recount.

At the time of Fetch Your News published article about the State Senate District 50 recount, the most recent confirmed information was that a sheriff recount taking place simultaneously as the senate race. FYN learned of the decision not to recall the sheriff race on Monday.

The Board of Elections decided not to move forward with the request to recall the sheriff election based on Georgia law. In O.C.G.A. 21-2-495, it states that the candidate request for a recount must be issued within two days of election certification. Osborn made his request two days prior to Towns certifying its results. Since the request was made before Towns certified the election, the letter was considered void by Georgia law.

The second reason behind denying the recount is that the board of elections couldn’t determine any error in the election process. Also, in O.C.G.A. 21-2-495, it states that if “a discrepancy in the returns recorded for any voting machine or machines or that an error, although not apparent on the face of the returns, exists, the superintendent shall, either of his or her motion or upon the sworn petition of three electors of any precinct, order a recanvass of the votes shown on that particular machine or machines.” The board of elections couldn’t find any argument that would constitute a recount or recanvasing of the vote.

The voter challenges issued in the sheriff’s race are still being investigated, however.

As for the recount of the State Senate District 50, Bo Hatchett picked up two votes with the final tally being in favor of Stacy Hall 1,878 to Hatchett’s 1,684.

Hatchett’s two new votes came from adjudicated ballots, where the machine misread those votes the first time around. Adjudicated ballots are a result of ballots being impaired or unreadable in someway.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/10 – 8/16

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/17 – 8/23

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County August 11 runoff election returns

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General Primary runoff election

TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State.

Kenneth Henderson won by 40 votes over Daren Osborn. Gurtler carried Towns in the District Nine race and Hall carried Towns in 1,872. In the Democratic Primary Runoff, Devin Pandy won with 239 votes.

Precincts: 5 reporting

COUNTY TOTAL

Sheriff

Republican

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 1,880

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 1,840

Senate District 50

Republican

Stacy Hall – 1,872

Bo Hatchett – 1, 678

U.S. House of Representatives District 9 

Republican

Andrew Clyde – 1,589

Matt Gurtler – 2,032

Democrat

Devin Pandy – 239

Brooke Siskin – 129

PRECINCT TOTALS

YOUNG HARRIS

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 679

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 458

MACEDONIA

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 569

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 807

HIAWASSEE

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 632

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 575

To see the state election returns, click here. This article contains the overall race winner and identified runoffs for State House, State Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate in FYN’s coverage area.

The General Election is scheduled for November 3 as well as the jungle primary for Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/3 – 8/9

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Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/27 – 8/2

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Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/20 – 7/26

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Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/13 – 7/19

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/6 – 7/12

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/15 – 6/21

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/29 – 7/5

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/22 – 6/28

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Twenty-Two arrested on drug related charges

News, Police & Government, Press Release

Press Release

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office during the last month has continued to make good on its promise to pursue the arrests of suspects on drug related charges in the Towns County Community, with more traffic stops and searches producing arrests.

On Sunday May 17th, a Towns County Deputy made a traffic stop on State Highway 66 in Young Harris on a Dodge Durango. Upon further investigation, a passenger in the vehicle Christi Bryne, age 31 of Young Harris, GA was arrested and charge with 1-count V.G.C.S.A possession of Marijuana.

On Thursday May 21st, Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and deputies arrested Taylor Parrott, age 28 of Andrews, NC at a residence located off State Highway 66 in Young Harris. She was charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and 1-count V.G.C.S.A possession of methamphetamine.

On Thursday May 21st, a Towns County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Impala on Crooked Creek Connector. Upon further investigation a passenger in the vehicle, Dylan Chastain, age 21 of Brasstown, NC was arrested. He was charge with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects, and 1-count crossing the guard line with illegal drugs.

On Tuesday May 26th, Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators and deputies executed a search warrant at a resident located on Cynth Creek Road in Hiawassee, GA. Upon completion of the search of the residence, deputies arrested Terry Nichols, age 52 of Hiawassee, Georgia. He was arrested on the following charge: 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, 1-count possession of drug related objects, 1-count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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Lisa Nichols, age 44 of Hiawassee, GA was also arrested and charged with: 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, 1-count possession of drug related objects.

On Tuesday May 26th, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies assisted a Hiawassee Police Department officer on a traffic stop on a Chevrolet truck in the city of Hiawassee. Upon further investigation deputies arrested Gregory Stroud, age 43 of Young Harris, GA. He was charged with 1-count driving on suspended license, 1-count expired vehicle registration, 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects.

On Friday May 29th, Towns County deputies arrested Jason Levon Garrett, age 46 at a residence located off West Union Road in Young Harris. He was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects.

On Monday June 1st, a Towns County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on State Highway 17 in Young Harris on a Ford Explorer. Upon further investigation Leisa Marie Ledbetter, age 26 of Hiawassee, GA was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, 1- count D.U.I., 1-count possession of drug related objects, 1-count obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and 1-count to maintain lane.

On Wednesday June 3rd, a Towns County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on State Highway 76 in Hiawassee on a Ford Mustang. Upon further investigation the driver Vickie Allen, age 64 of Hayesville, NC was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine.

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On Wednesday June 3rd, Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators and deputies searched a residence located off State Highway 288 in Hiawassee, GA. Upon completion of the search, Roxanne Wodarski, age 51 of Hiawassee, GA was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine.

On Monday June 8th, Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators and deputies conducted a search of a residence located off State Highway 66 in Young Harris, GA. Upon completion of the search the following suspects were arrested: Ramona Montgomery, age 51 of Hiawassee, GA charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects; Lessie Montgomery, age 21 of Young Harris, GA charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, and 1-count possession of drug related objects; and Brittany Gilbert, age 28 of Young Harris, GA charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects.

On Monday June 8th, deputies responded to a residence located off King Cove Road in Young Harris, GA. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Danny Shook, Age 66 of Young Harris. He was charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday June 9th, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies located and arrested Cody Michael Crane on outstanding warrants for1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, and 1-count possession of untaxed alcoholic beverage. The warrants were in reference to an earlier investigation.

On Wednesday June 10th, a Towns County Sheriff’s deputy responded to an accident on State Highway 17 in Young Harris. Upon further investigation Peyton White, age 19 of Hayesville, NC and was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of a controlled substance (Estacy), 1-count D.U.I., 1-count failure to maintain lane.

On Sunday June 14th, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies assisted a Hiawassee Police Department Officer on a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango within the city of Hiawassee. Upon further investigation deputies arrested Josh Smith, age 27 of Hiawassee, GA. He was arrested with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 1-count possession of drug related objects, and 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana.

On Tuesday June 16th, a Towns County Deputy made a traffic stop on a Pontiac Gran Am on State Highway 76 in Hiawassee, GA. Upon further investigation the driver identified as Chet Wheeler, age 20 of Hiawassee, Ga was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, and 1-count defective equipment.

On Tuesday June 16th, a Towns County Deputy made a traffic stop on a Honda Civic on State Highway 76 in Young Harris. Upon further investigation the driver Donald Earl Rien, age 39 of Stockbridge was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of marijuana, 1-count possession of drug related objects, and 1-count defective equipment.

On Wednesday June 17th, a Towns County Deputy made a traffic stop on a Honda Accord on State Highway 76 in Young Harris. Upon further investigation three suspects were arrested. The driver, Jillian Burrell, age 38 of Brasstown, NC was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, 1-count possession of drug related objects, 1-count D.U.I, 1-count failure to maintain lane, and 1-count suspended drivers license. Marquis Gwan Ford, age 39 of Bennetsville, SC, a passenger was arrested and charge with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, and 1-count possession of drug related objects. Joaquin Mosley, age 26 of Murphy, NC, a passenger was arrested and charged with 1-count V.G.C.S.A. possession of methamphetamine, and 1-count possession of drug related objects.

These cases were forwarded to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Author

Natalie Kissel

Natalie@FetchYourNews.com

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