BREAKING: Lumpkin County local in custody for sexual misconduct

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of alleged sexual misconduct between an adult female and a juvenile male on September 18.

After an investigation was conducted and multiple interviews took place, Erica Christine McDaniel was arrested. McDaniel, is a 32-Year-old female and resident of Lumpkin County. The male victim is a juvenile who is 16 years of age.

During the investigation, it was determined that there were multiple incidents that occurred throughout a 1-year time frame. At this time, McDaniel, has been charged with two counts of Child Molestation, and two counts of Statutory Rape

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who can provide information to assist in furthering the investigation, to contact Investigator Norrell at 706-482-2631, or by email at Aaron.Norrell@lumpkincounty.gov.

This is an ongoing investigation. Please check back for updates.

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office investigating alleged high school threat

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

 

Lumpkin County Sheriff, Stacy Jarrard, confirms that LCSO has opened an extensive investigation into the alleged threats by a Lumpkin County High School student on Thursday, September 20.

According to Lumpkin County Schools, once the they learned of the alleged threat, they conducted an investigation into the situation. They posted on the LCSS Facebook page Thursday evening that they did not find any evidence of a threat. “Today a Lumpkin County High School student alleged that another LCHS student made a threat to harm the school. Law enforcement and school administrators took swift action to isolate the student in question and to conduct a thorough investigation. Conclusion: There is no evidence that a threat was ever made. Rumors perpetuated on social media have caused concern in our community, so we wanted to share the facts. Student safety is and will continue to be our first priority!”

Jarrard explained that the LCSO received information regarding the alleged incident on Friday, September 21, and began their own investigation into the matter, to further ensure the safety of LCHS students. He also explained that they have confiscated all electronic devices of the student in question, and the investigation is being thoroughly examined.  

Fetch Your News also reached out to LCSS staff for  information, but they declined to comment at this time.

This investigation is currently ongoing; please check back for updates.

 

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Dahlonega man charged with possession of heroin

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – What started out as a routine traffic stop last week resulted in the arrest of a Dahlonega man for possession of heroin and prescription pills not in the original container.

According to the arrest report, Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a blue Chevrolet Blazer on East Main Street driven by 44-year-old Don Edmondson for failure to maintain a lane. Deputies say they became suspicious when the driver appeared more anxious than most for a routine traffic stop.

After patting Edmondson down, deputies noticed an orange and white medication bottle with no label that contained pills. Edmondson said they were hydrocodone and that he had a prescription, but was unable to produce it.

Edmondson was placed under arrest for prescription pills not in the original container and transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center. When he was searched at the detention center, deputies discovered a grey powder substance in a small bag in his pocket which was confirmed to be heroin.

In addition to the original charge of prescription pills not in the original container, Edmondson was charged with possession of heroin and crossing the guard line with an illegal substance.

 

 

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Dahlonega man charged with simple battery

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 30-year-old Ian Vickery of Dahlonega on Sept. 9 and charged him with simple battery following an incident at 244 Jasmine Cove in Dahlonega.

Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call in reference to a domestic dispute. When they arrived, Vickery’s wife Brittany said she and her husband had been arguing all day and that he accused her of cheating on him. She said he took her phone from her and when she took it back, he slapped it out of her hand and shoved her. As she attempted to retrieve it, she said he shoved her again and she fell into the shower stall.

Brittany advised that her husband had been taking medication for cancer and that she didn’t want him to be arrested. She further stated he had a scan scheduled for noon the next day. The arresting deputy checked with his supervisor who stated Vickery would be released in time for his appointment.

He was then transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center.

 

 

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University of North Georgia men’s soccer scores late to earn 4-4 draw

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Eren Ozer Forward for the UNG Men’s soccer team

MORROW, GA. 

Eduardo Pessoa scored twice and Eren Ozer scored late as the University of North Georgia men’s soccer team earned a 4-4 draw with Tampa Thursday night at Clayton State’s Laker Field.

Tampa got things going in the 12th minute with a goal from Till Neumann, but the Nighthawks answered as Adam Farrell put home the first UNG goal of 2018 on a penalty kick in the 37th

minute. Just four minutes later, though, the Spartans regained the lead on a shot from distance to take a 2-1 lead to halftime.

After most of the second half went by scoreless, UNG evened it up with the first Pessoa goal of the night off a Prince Domafriyie pass. Tampa answered with two goals within 60 seconds of one another to take a 4-2 lead.

Eduardo Pessoa. Forward for the UNG men’s soccer team

The Nighthawks didn’t give up, however, as Pessoa scored his second with 12 minutes left off a rebound before Eren Ozer hit a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to tie the game back up. Tampa took 12 shots in the overtime periods but could not find a fifth goal and the game ended in a draw.

 

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University of North Georgia announces men’s basketball schedule

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DAHLONEGA, GA

The University of North Georgia Athletic Communications department has released the 2018-2019 men’s basketball schedule. Head University of North Georgia men’s basketball coach Chris Faulkner has announced the 2018-19 schedule of contests that includes a nationally televised game on January 9, 2019, against Columbus State in the UNG Convocation Center.

The season gets started with three straight home games, beginning with an exhibition matchup against Emory on November 4. The regular season gets going on November 9 as the Nighthawks host the Peach Belt / Conference Carolinas Challenge with matchups against North Greenville and Erskine.

After a quick trip to Lee, the Nighthawks return home for two more home games against Southern Wesleyan (November 17) and West Georgia (November 20.)

Peach Belt play starts on December 1 as UNG travels to Francis Marion before the final non-conference game of the year on the road at Emmanuel. After finals, the Nighthawks will have four out of five at home in league play, including the matchup with Columbus State on ESPN3.

North Georgia will finish the regular season with five home games out of the last seven, starting with Spirit Night on February 13 against Young Harris.

To view the schedule, click here.

 

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UPDATE: Suspects in Lumpkin County home invasion currently being held without bond

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Four suspects in a Lumpkin County home invasion on August 17 are currently being held at the Lumpkin County Jail without bond.

Preston Andrew Anderson (18), Quintin Chase McConnell (18), Blake Mitchell McKinzie (17), and Gavyne Anthony Sowell (17) were arrested on August 17 for a home invasion that took place in Lumpkin County.

Suspects in Lumpkin County home invasion held without bond

According to Lumpkin County deputy, Kyle Rosso, he responded to reports of a prowler off Margaret Drive, where upon arrival, he reported seeing an orange Chevrolet Cobalt. When he approached the vehicle, he states, “I observed a male subject frantically exit the vehicle and run into the woods.” The owner of vehicle was later identified as James McConnell. When questioned about the whereabouts of his Chevrolet, Mr. McConnell told Rosso that, “his son and a few of his friends had taken it from the home earlier that night.”

Russo also states seeing a, “dark in color four door passenger car drive down Old Ellijay East. The vehicle stopped in the road and began to turn around at the intersection of Old Ellijay East and Margaret Drive.” During the rush to turn the vehicle around, Russo reports that it “struck the bank as it was in reverse backing up.”

  The occupants of the vehicle, Steven Lewis and Eric Odum, reported to Russo that unknown, masked individuals had entered the front door of his residence, and they had were brandishing firearms. Lewis reported that he had “ran from his home and banged on the neighbors house” for help. The homeowner did not answer the door, but they did call 911, according to the police report.

Russo, along with Investigators Jason Canupp, Aaron Norrell, and Lumpkin County Deputy Sutton found McKinzie and McConnell hiding in a creek bed near the crime scene. Sowell was taken into custody and transported to Lumpkin County Detention Center later that night, after police responded to a 911 call where a citizen had reported an unknown person, dressed in all black walking down Highway 9 south near Siloam Church Road. Sowell admitted to participating in the home invasion earlier that evening.

Anderson was taken into custody the next day by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Items reported missing were a watch and speaker; a mask that possibly belonged to one of the suspects was retrieved from Lewis’ home.

 

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Fatal car accident on North Bear Whelchel Road in Lumpkin County

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According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, all Southbound lanes on GA 400 near Whelchel Road are closed, due to a single-vehicle accident involving a 1997 Toyota 4Runner, which resulted in two fatalities; a male, age 2 and female, age 4. The wreck occurred on Wednesday evening, August 22.

The children were announced deceased on the scene, as a result of the roll-over accident. The mother, who had recently relocated to Dahlonega, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and the father was notified soon after. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol, and according to Cpl. J.A. Caldwell, charges are pending until the investigation is complete.

UPDATE: According to an open records arrest report from Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Tiffany Grubb, (24), was arrested on August 23, and charged with, so far: reckless driving, (misdemeanor), two counts of DUI-Endangering Child Under 14-years-old while DUI (misdemeanor), failure to maintain lane (misdemeanor),  two counts of safety belts; child passenger restraining system; penalty for violation (misdemeanor), an unspecified warrant, and DUI/alcohol/Less Safe (misdemeanor), driving with a suspended or revoked license (misdemeanor). According to an eye witness, one of the two car seats was located in the trunk of Grubb’s vehicle and was not being used, and the other car seat was not being used properly.

In a statement released by Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office, on Aug. 22, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was involved in a crash on SR 400 at Whelchel Road in Lumpkin County. The driver, Tiffany Grubb, age 24 of West Palm Beach, FL, failed to maintain her lane of travel and overturned several times. Her two children, Jah’Ziya Glover, age 4 and De’Jean Glover, age 2, were killed in the crash. Ms. Grubb was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide (1st degree), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, two counts of endangering a child under 14 while DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane and Driving while Suspended.Updates will be provided as soon as they are received.

 

The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County.

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