Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Offices locates runaway juveniles

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Michael Gravely met with two complainants at the LCSO, regarding two runaway juveniles on March 3.

Complainant one explained that his fourteen-year-old daughter had her fifteen-year-old-friend staying with her for a sleepover at his Dahlonega residence. Sometime between 8:00PM and 11:30PM, they left the residence, and the complainant was unaware of where they had gone, since the two juveniles did not have permission to leave. After the information was confirmed by complainant two, they both told police that they had spent the night/early morning looking for the missing teens.

Officials searched the known areas and people who might know the juveniles, in an attempt to locate them. A Missing/Lost Persons Report was filed for both teens, and a BOLO was sent out for the local area/surrounding counties. The juveniles were also put on the LCSO media page, with guardian permission.

Investigators learned from an informant, who was the boyfriend of the runaways, that both girls were at the birthday party around midnight and were in good spirits during the party. About 15 minutes after their arrival, both girls left, (presumingly on foot), but returned to the party after some time, in a gray, four-door, passenger vehicle, (possibly a Honda Civic), with a Georgia tag.

They were with two white males, whom he had never met. He noticed the males acting suspicious, by hiding every time a car drove by. The informant further explained that the two males had revealed that they were on probation and had warrants out for their arrests.

The white males also stated that the juveniles had told him that they had run away, and were scared of getting caught, due to the potentiality of juvenile court.

Further questioning led investigators to a Dawson County residence, where the missing juveniles were possibly hiding. Deputy Gravely reports seeing a gray, four-door, passenger sedan with a Georgia tag at the residence, but they could not locate any individuals at the residence.

On March 3, at exactly 8:00PM, Deputy Gravely received text messages from the original complainants, stating that they both believe they had new information on the teen’s whereabouts, and at 8:22PM on March 3, the LCSO posted on their Facebook page that the missing teens had been found, “Both teenage girls have been found safe. I would like to thank everyone for your assistance and prayers during the search.  Thanks! Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard”

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Arrests are made after motor-vehicle pursuit

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to a press release from the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, LC deputies were involved in a motor vehicle pursuit, starting in Lumpkin County and ending in Hall County.

The pursuit occurred after an LC deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee that contained four occupants, for defective equipment. The Cherokee failed to stop after the deputy initiated their emergency equipment, and the occupants appeared to be trying to hide items within the interior of the vehicle.

The pursuit ended in Hall County on the block of 5800 Cool Springs Road after the driver lost control of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, leaving the roadway and striking a wooden fence. The occupants all fled on foot, but Hall County deputies apprehended two of the suspects. A Lumpkin County Deputy, along with his K-9, caught the other two suspects, after engaging in foot pursuit.

The suspects arrested were Samantha Woody, Brandon Flanagan, Herman Dover, John Rodgers II. They have been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Related Objects. The driver, Samantha Woody, was also charged with traffic violations.

LCSO released a statement of gratitude for help in apprehending the suspects, “The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Hall County and the Georgia State Patrol, for their assistance in the pursuit and capture.”

 

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BOLO released for burglary suspect in Lumpkin County

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LUMPKIN CO.,

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, there has been a ‘Be On The Look Out’ (BOLO) released for a female suspect, after an attempted break-in.

Deputies responded to a call for a possible break-in the Pecks Mill Creek area on Friday, March 15. While trying to run from the scene, the female suspect swerved her vehicle towards a police officer, who then shot at the tire of the vehicle to prevent escape.

Investigators and police know who the suspect is and are currently are looking for her. The LCSO released a statement on their social media page, “A short time ago, deputies responded to the Pecks Mill Creek area on a possible burglary in
progress. Deputies confirmed while on location that the home is secured and we know who the suspect is.

You may see an increase in patrol units in the area. At this time, we do not believe anyone is in danger but just be aware and if you see anything suspicious, call 911. This is an ongoing investigation.

Thanks!
Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard”

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call 911.

This is an ongoing investigation. FYN will have more information as it is received.

 

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[UPDATED]-BREAKING: Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office responds to hostage situation

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to Lumpkin County Sheriff, Stacy Jarrard, officers are currently working a hostage situation off Oak Grove road. Jarrard explained that the suspect is wanted in Forsyth County for aggravated assault, aggravated assault towards an officer, as well as other violent charges, “He has shot at cops and has been shot at by cops.”

Jarrard also explained that the Forsyth County man stated that he was not going back to jail, and has entered his girlfriend’s Oak Grove residence, where he has taken a hostage. LCSO has called the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for assistance, and S.W.A.T. is currently on scene.

LCSO released a statement on their Facebook page, stating that the situation is under control; travelers are also asked to avoid driving on Oak Grove road near Oak Grove Baptist Church for the time being.

UPDATE:

Jarrard has confirmed that the suspect has been taken into custody. According to Jarrard, the stand-off was resolved without any injuries, and the hostage was immediately taken to safety after escaping through a window. Jarrard told FYN, “I’m so grateful that this ended without any major injuries.”

The suspect, Hollis Dean Garmon (46), has been charged by LCSO with family violence battery, commission of a felony, possession of meth, and obstruction. Sonja Marie Pace (46), Garmon’s girlfriend, has also been charged with hindering apprehension of a fugitive. There is also an additional hold for Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Dramatic river rescue in Lumpkin County results in arrest

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LUMPKIN CO., GA –

 

McMeans was arrested after for DUI and child a dramatic river rescue on Friday, December 28

Dahlonega resident, Andrea McMeans, turned herself into Lumpkin County Sheriff Office for DUI and child endangerment charges, after causing a single-vehicle accident Friday morning.

The accident resulted in a dramatic river-rescue of her and her two-month-old son; following the rescue, Georgia State Patrol investigated the cause of the wreck, which resulted in a warrant for her arrest. According to the LCSO arrest report, McMeans has been charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI-endangering child under 14 YOA while DUI, and DUI/less safe. She was bonded out on Saturday, December 29.

This is an ongoing investigation; please check back for updates. For more details please read: BREAKING: Mother and infant rescued from river; DUI charges pending

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