Arrests are made after motor-vehicle pursuit

Business

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.”

 

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

 

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Offices locates runaway juveniles

Community, News

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”

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

 

 

 

GBI investigates officer involved shooting in Lumpkin County

News

DAHLONEGA, GA

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office:

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)investigation involving a Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Deputy.  The initial investigation revealed that the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office was called to 155 Pecks Mill Creek Road, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia, at 7:19 p.m. concerning a report of a residential alarm.   

Upon arrival, a deputy located a subject, identified as Valery Michelle Barron, age 33, of Cleveland, GA, at the residence found to be in the process of burglarizing the residence.  As the deputy attempted to arrest Barronshe resisted and entered a vehicle she drove to the residence.  While trying to flee the scene, Barron struck the deputy with her vehicle.  The deputy fired on the vehicle during the incident.  Barron was able to flee the scene, driving in an erratic manner.  She was subsequently arrested at her residence by the Lumpkin and White County Sheriff’s Offices.  It was determined that Barron was not injured as a result of the incident. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.  Once complete, the investigation will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. 

 

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

BOLO released for burglary suspect in Lumpkin County

Community, News

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.

 

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

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

News

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

News

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

BREAKING: Mother and infant rescued from river; DUI charges pending

News

Forsyth County was en route but cancelled prior to getting on scene Lumpkin County Emergency Services made the rescues

DAHLONEGA, GA

According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s office, LC first responders saved a female driver and her baby in a river rescue on Friday, December 28.

The vehicle had wrecked and ended up in the river south of Clay Creek Falls and was washing down the river, authorities told Fetch Your News. The Lumpkin County Fire Department tied off the vehicle for stabilization, and then extended a ladder for firefighters to use for retrieval.

Both mother and child were rescued and transported to the hospital for observation. The accident has been turned over to GSP for further investigation. The vehicle was left in Clay Creek Falls due to unsafe conditions.

UPDATE:

In a statement from Georgia State Patrol Post Commander, SFC Curtis Bradshaw, Andrea Marie McMeans of Dahlonega, (29) was traveling north on Clay Creek Falls Road in a 1996 Ford Ranger; the passenger was a two-month-old male also from Dahlonega. McMeans attempted to to negotiate a curve to the left, when her vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder and down a small embankment. After the vehicle struck a tree, it traveled into the creek, where the swift current of the rising creek pulled the Ranger approximately 300 feet downstream. The Ranger came to a rest in the middle of the creek facing north.

Due to the rising water in the creek and its swift current, the Forsyth County Swift Water Rescue team was en route to help the driver and passenger get out of the vehicle, but had to cancel prior to arriving on scene. Lumpkin County Emergency Services responded to the accident and were able to rescue McMeans and her infant. The driver and the passenger were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with non-life threatening injuries.

Bradshaw explained in the report that, “arrest warrants were obtained on Ms. McMeans for Failure to Maintain Lane, DUI, and DUI-Child Endangerment. It was raining at the time of the crash and the roadway was wet, and it appeared that the driver was wearing her seat belt and the baby was secured in a rear facing child seat at the time of the crash.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

Traffic accident causes road closures in Lumpkin County

News

LUMPKIN, GA

According to the Cumming Georgia State Patrol, on Tuesday, December 25 in Lumpkin County, GA, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on SR 400 at Whelchel Road in Lumpkin County

The crash involved a 2018 Toyota Tacoma traveling east on Whelchel Road, that was attempting to turn left onto SR 400 to travel northbound.  The Tacoma was driven by 28 year old Jack Smith of Murrayville. Chelsea Oliver, 21 years old from Dawsonville, was a passenger in the pickup truck with Mr. Smith.

The other vehicle, A 2001 Mercedes Benz, was traveling south on SR 400 in the left lane. The Mercedes Benz was driven by 21 year old Brittani Chandler from Cumming, GA. 28 year old John Chandler, from Cumming, and 58 year old George White, from Cumming, were passengers in the Mercedes, along with Brittani Chandler.

The Tacoma failed to yield to the Mercedes as it entered SR 400.  Ms. Chandler, driver of the Mercedes, attempted to brake and swerve to the left to avoid a collision, however the front of her vehicle stuck the left side of the pickup truck.  The collision occurred in the left southbound lane of SR 400 and the crossover area of the intersection.

All persons were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for medical evaluation and treatment.  None of the injuries were serious or life threatening. All persons but Mr. White, right rear seat passenger in the Mercedes, were wearing their seatbelts.  Air bag deployment was present in both vehicles.

Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in this crash. Distracted driving did not appear to be a factor in this crash. Jack Smith, driver of the Tacoma, was cited for failing to yield after stopping at a stop sign.

 

FetchYourNews.com - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

News - Videos - TV - Marketing - Website Design - Commercial Production - Consultation

Search

FetchYourNews.com - Citizen Journalists - A place to share “Your” work. Send us “Your” information or tips - 706.276.NEWs (6397) 706.889.9700 chief@FetchYourNews.com

Back to Top