Cleveland man charged with statutory rape, sodomy


Michael Eugene McGuire

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County authorities arrested a 37-year-old Cleveland man Monday who is charged with sodomy, two counts of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation.

White County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Rick Kelley said the arrest followed the investigation of a report that Michael Eugene McGuire was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female.

Kelley said McGuire made his first appearance in court Tuesday and a bond hearing is set for next week. McGuire is currently being held in the White County Detention Center without bond.



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White County Man Charged With Aggravated Assault


CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County deputies arrested Cale Lee Abernathy, 32, of Helen Sunday and charged him with aggravated assault, battery and cruelty to children following a domestic dispute at his residence at 316 Caffus Abernathy Road.

Abernathy’s wife Carie, 39, said the couple argued over his friend coming to spend the night. She alleges that he ordered her to make the bed for his friend and when she refused, he grabbed her by the throat, threw her on the bed and struck her several times in the face in the presence of their 8-year-old daughter.

She further alleges that she scratched him in the face in an effort to get away to call 911. When the friend arrived, he pulled her husband off her and walked him outside just as White County deputies arrived.

The deputy noticed she had sustained injuries to her head, lip, eye and arm and he took photos of her injuries, arrested Abernathy and transported him to the White County Detention Center.

Bond was set at $1,000 on the aggravated assault charge, $5,000 on the battery charge and $1,000 on the cruelty to children in the third degree charge. He has since bonded out.


White County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/5 to 8/11

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