Alert White County deputy makes drug bust

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — An alert White County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a car turn onto Daybreak Road and turn off its lights during the pre-dawn hours today. That action heightened the deputies suspicion, especially because it was dark and raining the time and visibility was poor.

The deputy decided to investigate and he approached two people standing outside the car in the rain.  He witnessed one of these people throw a small quantity of methamphetamine in the floorboard of the car and requested assistance from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO).

Authorities searched the car and found approximately six ounces of methamphetamine, two ounces of marijuana, various prescription pills and $4,677.  The street value of the illegal narcotics is approximately $20,000.

Melissa Jane Grizzle, 41, of Alto, David Bryan Ferguson, 38, of  Flowery Branch and Cassandra Lynelle Medlock, 28, of Sautee Nachoochee were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

They were transported to the White County Detention Center.  This investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via IM or at 706-348-7410 or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices: White County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Banks County, Jackson County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County and Franklin County, along with the Cleveland Police Department, Lavonia Police Department, the Toccoa Police Department, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

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Cleveland man charged with computer pornography

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County authorities have arrested a 42-year-old Cleveland man on a charge of computer pornography.

Billy Eller was arrested on Jan. 25 after he allegedly sent “inappropriate” text messages to a 16-year-old female victim.

Captain Rick Kelley, of the White County Sheriff’s Office,  said Eller allegedly sent multiple text messages to the victim over a period of time.

Eller was booked into the White County Detention Center and bonded out the same day.

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Cleveland woman charged with battery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County authorities have arrested a Cleveland woman and charged her with battery, family violence, following an altercation at 515 Camelback Road.

The arrest report by the White County Sheriff’s Office states that Angel Heafner, 27, attacked her brother Alan Michael Heafner, scratching his face and attempting to retrieve a knife to use against him.

Michael Heafner told deputies he was asked to come to his residence after another sister, Kasie Ann Heafner said Angel, had locked her out. When he arrived home, he argued with Angel, who was staying at the home, about her alleged drug addiction and about people he did not know coming into his residence.

He said she then attacked him, scratching his face and hands. He attempted to restrain her but once he let her go, she ran onto the porch and retrieved a knife. He said he restrained her again and once she calmed down, she ran into a bedroom and locked the door.

According to the report, she admitted attacking her brother and attempted to get a knife to use against him.

Deputies arrested her and transported her to the White County Detention Center.

After arriving at the detention center, Heafner requested pictures of her arms be taken to document injuries received during the altercation. But detention staff stated that a video camera had been on Heafner since she arrived and that she was intentionally scratching her arms and legs since being placed into a cell.

 

 

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Sautee Nacoochee woman charged with battery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – A 25-year-old Sautee Nacoochee woman was arrested Saturday and charged with battery for striking her husband in the face while he was driving on Hwy. 129.

Following a BOLO call, deputies with the White County Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver Joshua Turner and his wife Morgan Turner separately. Both said they had had a verbal argument.

According to the incident report, deputies noticed that Joshua Turner had a red mark on the right side of his face. He said his wife did not strike him, but threw a glass of iced tea in his face.

Morgan Turner also said she did not strike her husband and denied throwing a drink in his face.

However, Nancy Harper Bell, who had called in the 9-1-1 report and followed the truck the Turner’s were in, said she saw Mrs. Turner repeatedly hitting Mr. Turner, causing him to swerve the truck and that she had kept hitting him until they turned onto Albert Reid Road.

Deputies also spoke to Bell’s son Jesse Jake Harper, who was driving the truck Mrs. Bell was riding in, and concurred with what Mrs. Bell said.

Deputies then obtained witness statements and arrested Morgan Turner and transported her to the White County Detention Center.

 

 

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New Year’s Eve party punch leads to arrest of Dahlonega man

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Dahlonega man on New Year’s Day and charged him with battery, following an early morning altercation at a New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland.

Deputies arrived at 89 FM Drive at approximately 2:45 a.m. where they were told that James Randall Johnson, 43, of Dahlonega had become combative and punched one of the party goers.

According to the incident report, deputies tried to question Johnson about the incident but “he was very intoxicated” and incapable of answering. Johnson’s wife said she took a bottle of alcohol away from her husband and he became angry and went outside.

Sandy Smith, the homeowner, and Michael Imsand, 58, went outside and got Johnson to come back inside and led him to a workshop in the home away from the party in an attempt to calm him down.

When they arrived at the workshop, Johnson and Imsand fell down and Imsand struck his head on a concrete floor. Smith said Johnson attempted to punch Imsand but he grabbed Johnson’s arm.

Smith said while Imsand was laying on the floor in fear of being struck, he produced a handgun to defend himself but immediately turned the gun over to Smith. At that point, he said, Johnson struck Imsand in the nose with a closed fist.

Johnson was placed in handcuffs and transported to the White County Detention Center.

 

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Cleveland woman charged with stealing checks from nursing home patient

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CLEVELAND Ga. – Sherry Jean Brock, 50, of Cleveland,  an employee at Friendship Health and Rehab, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft by taking checks that belonged to a patient at the facility.

White County Sheriff’s Deputy C.F. Davis was called to the facility to assist Cleveland Police Department in investigating a case of fraudulent check use. Information was gathered from the caregiver, Janet Quackenbush-King and a report from CPD that included a video of Brock at Walmart and Friendship Health and Rehab.

Cleveland Police Officer B. Wood advised that he had retrieved one of the checks missing from the victim’s checkbook from Walmart.

Quackenbush-King advised that Brock started working at the facility in November.

 

 

 

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White County deputy helps save fellow cadet’s life while in training at the Police Academy

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Graduating from the Northeast Georgia Regional Police Academy is quite an honor in itself, but Daniel Aaron Spivey, of the White County Sheriff’s Office, accomplished much more than that recently.

During his training, Spivey helped save the life of a fellow cadet classmate, graduated at the top of his class and was awarded the Exemplary Service Award along with a scholarship to Reinhardt University. He also received the Life Saving Award through Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Neal Walden said, he was proud of his officer. “Due to the calm and quick actions of Deputy Spivey, his classmate is alive and well today and for that we owe him a great deal of gratitude for a job well done,” commented Walden.

The Life Saving Award was presented to Spivey and three other cadets for performing lifesaving CPR on a fellow classmate. The cadets were driving back to the Police Academy in Athens from an off-site location when they observed a fellow classmate whose car ran off the road and crashed into a house.  The four cadets responded to the accident scene and found the driver was unconscious and not breathing.

Spivey took control of the scene by directing the other cadets in different aspects of the event while he continued to administer CPR until the patient was loaded into an ambulance.  Spivey later found out that his classmate had suffered a heart attack and had wrecked as the result of that health issue.

 

 

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Cleveland woman charged with simple battery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County deputies arrested 32-year-old Catherine Renee Rutter Monday and charged her with simple battery against a person 65 years of age or older.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at 1:26 a.m. at 4177 Hwy. 115 East where they spoke to Rutter and 72-year-old Steven Steffunick.

According to the incident report, it was apparent she had been drinking and was slurring her words and having difficulty maintaining her balance.

She admitted hitting Steffunick but said it was because he had punched her in the face, although deputies did not see any marks on her.

Steffunick stated he had been in bed when Rutter came in and asked to use his cell phone. When he told her no, he said she began hitting and kicking him.

Deputies also learned that Rutter had a court order to stay away from Steffunick due to a charge of terroristic threats from a previous case.

Rutter was transported to the White County Detention Center.

 

 

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