Lumpkin County man charged with robbery, false imprisonment

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County deputies arrested Jason Thomas Lemley, 44, of 1334 Burnt Stand Road last week. He is charged with aggravated assault and battery, false imprisonment and robbery.

Tiffany Rena Fister, 34, reported to authorities that Lemley, who she described as her ex-boyfriend, took her to his house, forcibly took her cell phone and locked her in a room.  According the arrest report he then texted her current boyfriend Christopher Rupert and told him to come to the home. When he arrived, Lemley allegedly chased after him with a baseball bat.

Rupert escaped uninjured and Fister was able to get out of the room. They met back at Rupert’s car and drove to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office where they reported the incident to a deputy.

Jonathan Blake Phillips, 21, who arrived at the home with Rupert signed a witness statement.

 

 

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LCHS announces upcoming REACH Adult Field Day event

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DAHLONEGA, GA

Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019 and Lumpkin County High School will host the second annual REACH Adult Field Day event on March 28, 2020.

Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019, partnered with Lumpkin County Schools, hosts the event and according to LLC’s social media page, “The mission of the Leadership Lumpkin County Class of 2019 is to have an indelible and positive impact on the Lumpkin County community by advancing the post-secondary educational opportunities for these local students…We believe that by seeking collaboration with local businesses, community members, and sponsors, we will have a progressive impact on the future of our children. held each year to raise money in order to help underprivileged Lumpkin County students excel academically and reach their future goals.”

Last year, over 53% of  LC students received free or reduced lunches, 150 students were homeless, and Lumpkin County had approximately 25% of their students receive a college or technical college post-secondary education. LCHS assistant principal, Jason Lemley, told FYN, “We have a goal to raise $20,000 this year!  We raised over $15,000 last year, and we are confident we can get to 20K.  We already have our first sponsor, and we will be reaching out to many others soon.  Last year was a great first year, and we want this to grow year after year.  Even if you don’t participate on a team, come out and enjoy the hilarious “talent” and join us for a day of fun!”

The event will be at the Lumpkin County High School. For more information, contact Mr. Lemley at LCHS.

 

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