Teens charged with robbery, assault, auto theft

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Samuel Slaydon Spiers

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Two teenagers face serious charges, including assault, robbery and theft in connection with items being stolen from unlocked cars parked at the Sherman Green Apartments on Butler Street in Dahlonega Tuesday.

Emmanuel Flores, 18 of Milwood, and Samuel Slaydon Spiers, 18, who lists his home as New Orleans were arrested Tuesday after a variety of items, including credit cards were stolen.

The teens also allegedly stole a 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck which they used as a getaway car and which ultimately led to their arrests.

Emmanuel Flores

Maddox Turner, a student at the University of North Georgia, spotted his father’s stolen pickup truck parked near Duncan Donuts and confronted the two suspects. One of them pointed a gun at Turner and he was forced to back off as the teens sped away.

Lt. Alan Roach, with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office told Fetch Your News, “We don’t anticipate any other arrests but the investigation is ongoing.”

Roach added, “All of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked, so we would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and take their valuables with them.”

 

 

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Missing teen reported “alive and well” in South Carolina

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A second person reported missing following the Rainbow Family of Light gathering in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Lumpkin County has been located alive and well in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office reported 18-year-old William Johnson as missing Tuesday afternoon.

Johnson was described as a white, male, six feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes.  The sheriff’s office reported that Johnson’s cell phone was found in the trash in the part of the forest where the gathering took place.

At 11:20 a.m. Lt. Alan roach sent out an email to advise that Johnson had been located “alive and well” in South Carolina.

 

 

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Indoor pot grow discovered on Camp Wahsega Road

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Robert Cartee

Tracey Cartee

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — An investigation started by anonymous tip to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office led authorities to a major indoor marijuana grow Thursday and the arrest of Robert Cartee, 53, and his wife Tracey Diamond Cartee, 50.

Acting on the tip, investigators with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO), executed a search warrant at 2585 Camp Wahsega Road.

Confiscated in the search: 174- Marijuana plants, 24-firearms, 7- grow lights, 5- power inverters, a dehydrator, a vacuum Bag sealer, and over three pounds of marijuana ready for distribution. The marijuana and equipment are valued at $360,000.

Both have been charged with trafficking in marijuana and further charges are pending.

No bond has been set at this time.

 

 

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Man apparently died before car crash on Auraria Rd.

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Lumpkin County Coroner James Sheppard

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Coroner James Sheppard said it appears a Dahlonega man apparently died before his car crashed on Auraria Road in Lumpkin County early Saturday morning.

According to the coroner’s report, 44-year-old Christopher G. Mitchell, of 129 Eagles Pointe Drive in Dahlonega, was driving north on Auraria Road near the intersection of Burt Stand Road when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and continued into a small ravine before coming to a rest.

Sheppard said there were no external injuries to the victim and no braking marks that are indicative of a braking attempt. The vehicle remained in this location, just slightly below the roadway, for several hours until daylight. An unknown caller to 911 indicated that a vehicle had an accident and Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol responded.

Sheppard said the vehicle transmission was still in the “drive” position and the emergency brake had not been set. He pronounced Mitchell dead at the scene.

After consultation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, it was determined the body would be sent to the GBI crime lab in Decatur for a complete autopsy to determine the cause of death.

 

 

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Dawsonville man is charged with beating, threatening to kill his girlfriend

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A 25-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested last week and charged with beating his girlfriend, pointing a firearm at her and threatening to kill her if she left the home.

Dustin White was arrested on a warrant after Erica Ann Taylor, 21, of 165 Greenwood Parkway reported that she and White were involved in an argument and White pulled her hair, slammed her head into a laundry room wall so hard it made a hole in the wall and then pointed a loaded .45-caliber Glock firearm to her forehead.

Taylor, who lives inside Lumpkin County near the Dawson County line, said she attempted to call 911 but White took her cell phone away and left. She then drove to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Dawson County deputies escorted her to the Lumpkin County line where they turned her over to Lumpkin County authorities.

Deputies observed bruises on her forehead and dried blood on her lip and ear. They then traveled to the Greenwood Parkway residence attempting to arrest White, but he was not there.

He was arrested on a Lumpkin County warrant March 28. He is charged with aggravated assault, battery, theft by taking and manufacturing dangerous drugs.

 

 

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Authorities investigating apparent murder-suicide

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Three people are dead and two others injured in what Lumpkin County authorities believe is a murder suicide that took place at 72 Bryn Lane in Dahlonega this morning.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said deputies responded to a “shots fired” call at approximately 8:30 a.m.  Upon entering the home, they discovered two victims had been shot. While they were clearing the house, they heard three more shots downstairs where they discovered the body of a man and his wife.

Jarrard said the incident stemmed from a domestic incident in Florida.

“It appears something happened in Florida that caused the wife to flee to her sister’s home here in Dahlonega in an attempt to hide,” Jarrard said. “Unfortunately, the suspect found them.”

Jarrard said a 16-year-old girl was shot and transported to an Atlanta-area hospital. “Her injuries appear to be survivable,” he said.  A 13-year-old and a 2-year-old were also injured but their injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Jarrard said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to take the lead in the investigation, aided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Jarrard said it  is unknown how the suspect traveled to Dahlonega and that authorities are on the lookout for a gold- or champagne-colored Ford Explorer SUV, driven by a white female wearing aviator-style sunglasses.”

Authorities have not released the victims’ identities.

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Big Easter Egg Hunt at R-Ranch March 31

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office has joined with R-Ranch and Lumpkin County Family Connection to host the second annual community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, starting at 2 p.m. at R-Ranch.

There will be egg dying, bouncy houses and a petting zoo. The hunt begins at 3 p.m. More than 50,000 eggs will be hidden for the kids to find. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

 

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Armstrong charged with burglary, possession of heroin

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Christopher Armstrong

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County authorities have arrested  25-year-old Christopher Armstrong, 46-year-old William Clay Mitchell and Tyler Mitchell, 25, in connection with the Jan. 24 burglary of a Pinewood Place home.

The burglary was reported by the homeowner Melissa Gilbert. Gilbert said when she and her mother returned home shortly after noon, they found the home had been rifled through and called the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

After a preliminary inspection, Gilbert discovered that two loaded pistols, jewelry, two cameras, a PlayStation, headphones, an iPad and an iPhone had been stolen.

On Feb. 5, deputies were assisting a parole officer in conducting a search when they discovered the stolen iPad. The next day, authorities raided 1809 Martins Ford Road where they located some of the stolen items and arrested the suspect who is charged with burglary and possession of heroin.

Tyler Mitchell is charged with burglary and theft by receiving. William Mitchell is charged with theft by receiving.

 

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