UPDATE: No charges yet in Saturday’s shooting death in Dahlonega

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Axel Willis

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating Saturday’s shooting death of Jason Burnett, 43, of Dahlonega.

The shooting took place at 156 Bill Anderson Road in Dahlonega, the home of Axel Willis, 23, of Lumpkin County. Willis was initially charged with possession of marijuana pending further investigation. The shooting is believed to be the result of a domestic assault at the residence.

As of Tuesday morning, Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley had not filed charges on the shooting and Willis has been released on bond.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said his prayers go out to the family and friends affected by this tragedy.

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Shooting death reported in Lumpkin County Saturday

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Sheriff Stacy Jarrard reported today that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting death last night (April 20) of Mr. Jason Burnett, 43, of Lumpkin County.

The shooting took place at a residence off Bill Anderson Road between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

Authorities have arrested Axel Willis, who is in his early 20s in connection with the shooting.

No other details are available at this time.

Sheriff Jarrard said his prayers go out to the families who are affected by this tragedy.

Fetch Your News will have more information as it becomes available.

 

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Arrest made in GBI rape investigation

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Jose Luis Vazquez

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Luis Amaro Vazquez, 33, of Mexico, in Dahlonega.

In October 2018, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI initiate an investigation into allegations of rape, cruelty to children, and false imprisonment. The case agent was able to corroborate the allegations through an exhaustive investigation with assistance from a bilingual Gainesville Police Department Detective.

As a result, Vazquez was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of child cruelty, and one count of false imprisonment. Vazquez is currently housed in the Lumpkin County Jail.

Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution.

 

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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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Press Release: GBI Crime Lab Identifies Counterfeit Pills

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GBI Crime Lab Identifies Central Georgia Counterfeit Pills

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Decatur, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab has identified counterfeit pills related to the reported overdoses in the Central Georgia area.

Analysis has confirmed that the pills contain a mixture of two synthetic opioids, cyclopropyl fentanyl and U-47700.  Cyclopropyl fentanyl is a fentanyl analogue that is chemically similar to fentanyl.  It is unknown how the human body will react to this drug since it is not intended for human or veterinary use.  Cyclopropyl fentanyl had not previously been seen in Georgia.

U-47700 is a synthetic opioid 7.5 times stronger than morphine.

Both of these drugs are HIGHLY DANGEROUS and should not be handled.  They can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and are extremely toxic in even the smallest quantities.

Legislation was introduced this year to outlaw both cyclopropyl fentanyl and U-47700 in Georgia.  The law banning the substances went into effect after passage by the Georgia General Assembly and the Governor’s signature on April 17, 2017.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Poison Center, hospitals, local, state, and federal partners are working jointly on this investigation.

GBI Assessment of Fentanyl Spill

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Decatur, GA – On Thursday, June 29, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) conducted an assessment of the fentanyl spill.  This assessment has determined that evidence containing a powder of fine furanyl fentanyl leaked through untaped corners and seams of a cardboard box.  The furanyl fentanyl came from powder residue within the box.  The Crime Lab has modified lab procedures related to repackaging and return of drug evidence to ensure that this situation does not recur.  These procedures include enhanced sealing and new containment protocols.  Return of drug evidence has resumed.

6/28/17 – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab is currently reviewing internal procedures for packaging drug evidence.  This follows information received from the Duluth Police Department that evidence containing a fentanyl related drug spilled out of a package that was returned to the agency today.  Additionally, the crime lab will be conducting a thorough review of this incident with the goal of establishing what caused the spill.  A temporary hold has been placed on the release of all drug evidence during the review.  An update will be provided following the full assessment.

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