Law enforcement in three counties search for man who fled when deputies tried to serve warrants

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Law enforcement agencies are still searching this afternoon for a fugitive wanted in Lumpkin, Dawson and Baldwin counties.

White County Sheriff Neal Walden said when his deputies attempted to serve felony and misdemeanor warrants on Jeremiah Wayne Wendt, 39, at his residence on Wauka Mountain Road this morning, an unidentified woman answered the door while he jumped through a window at the back of the residence and escaped.

Wauka Mountain Road is near the Hall County line and deputies believe he fled into that county. A Georgia State Patrol helicopter also joined the search but as of 5 p.m. Wendt had not apprehended.

 

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White Co. Drug bust nets $13,000 in illegal narcotics

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – In the continuing effort to remove illegal narcotics from the community and deter drug dealers, law enforcement officials from several agencies searched 31 residences Thursday, made two arrests and confiscated $13,000 in illegal narcotics.

Based on information received from the public, agents from the White County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department, Department of Community Supervision, the Department of Corrections K-9 and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) arrested Adam Chadwick Moody, 41, of Clermont, at 2548 Skitts Mountain Road for trafficking methamphetamine. Agents confiscated approximately four ounces of the illegal narcotic.

At 128 Donald Alexander Road, they arrested Angel Nicole Piper, 30, and charged her with for possession of methamphetamine.

The street value of the illegal narcotics seized is $13,000.  Piper and Moody were transported to the White County Detention Center.

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 aggravated assault

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Charles Gregory Tompkins, 46, of Cleveland turned himself in at the White County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 14. Tompkins is charged with aggravated assault with a gun, cruelty to children in the first degree and reckless conduct.

According to the Cleveland Police Department report, on Oct. 5, Tompkins “Pulled a firearm on a juvenile while sitting in the parking lot of the (Cleveland) Walmart” and told the boy he was going to rob Walmart before laying the gun barrel on the boy’s leg.

The report does not indicate Tompkins made any attempt to rob the store but does indicate he might be “having a diabetic episode.”

After a month-long forensic investigation, Tompkins decided to turn himself in and was immediately charged. Bond was set at $20,000.

 

 

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White County Shop-With-a-Cop event Dec. 13-14

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Approximately 25-30 children and their families will receive a $200 gift certificate from Walmart, courtesy of the South Enotah Child Advocacy Center, White County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department, and Helen Police Department during the annual Shop-With-a-Cop event Dec. 13 and 14.

The recipients will be paired with a law enforcement officer to shop with and enjoy lunch in an effort to promote strong community relations.

South Enotah Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Cheyenne Thornton said the event is geared toward children between the ages of 8 and 13 and the first $100 must be spent on clothing for the child. The next $100 can be spent on anything (apart from inappropriate videos/toys).

Following the shopping, the children and their families will enjoy a lunch catered by Walmart.

 

 

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Blairsville man charged with assault on father

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CLEVELAND, Ga. –Jonathan Andrew Sells, 33, of Blairsville was arrested by White County Sheriff’s Office deputies last week and charged with battery and obstruction of a 9-1-1 call.

According to the incident report, deputies were called 500 Thomas Road on Nov. 14 in reference to a physical domestic dispute between a son and father and that the parties had been separated.

Upon arrival, Deputy Benjamin Couch met with Rex and Elizabeth Sells. Rex Sells advised that their son, Jonathan Sells, had become physically violent following an argument with his father. Couch observed blood on Rex’s face and shirt

According to the arrest report, the son had been taking apart a cell phone and caught the carpet on fire. When the father came into the room to find out what was smoking, Jonathan was standing in the room staring at the fire. Rex Sells became upset and an argument ensued. Jonathan struck Rex in the face. Rex responded by striking Jonathan back.

Rex then told Jonathan he was going to call 911. Jonathan threatened to kill Rex and lunged toward him to stop him. Rex was able to get away and call 911.

Elizabeth advised that Jonathan has mental health issues and has not been the same since he returned from college. Both Elizabeth and Rex are concerned due to Jonathan’s behavior growing more and more aggressive.

Rex Sells was arrested later that day.

 

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Cleveland man charged with child molestation, sexual battery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Investigators with the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Smidt, 48, of Cleveland Oct. 9 and charged him with sexual battery and child molestation.

Captain Rick Kelley said the arrest followed a report of inappropriate contact between Smidt and a juvenile.

Smidt was released from the White County Detention Center on Oct. 11 on $15,000 bond.

Kelley declined to release any further information as the investigation is ongoing.

 

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White County man faces drug charges

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — A 34-year-old Cleveland man was arrested Saturday and charged with sale, distribution or possession of a dangerous drug, speeding and driving while license is suspended or revoked.

While on patrol, White County Deputy Daniel Amoling observed a silver Ford Explorer traveling at an excessive rate of speed on Hwy. 129 South near Totherow Road.  Radar detected the speed to be 74 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.

Amoling initiated a traffic stop and the driver, Stephen Maye, presented his drivers’ license. According to the arrest report, Maye advised  the deputy that his license had been suspended and that he had a limited driving permit, which he said had also been suspended due to a second DUI.

White County Communications advised Amoling that Maye also had a warrant out of the Clayton Police Department.

Asked if he had anything illegal in his possession, Maye surrendered a bag of pills (Trazodone, a dangerous drug) for which he had no prescription and a pipe with marijuana residue.

Amoling had the vehicle towed and transported Maye to the White County Detention Center.

 

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Cleveland man arrested for possession, intent to distribute meth

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Citizens’ complaints led to the arrest of a White County man on drug charges Wednesday,

The Cleveland Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) arrested Lamar Swindoll at his residence on Skitts Mountain Road.

A search of his residence uncovered 19 grams of methamphetamine. Street value of the narcotics is estimated to be $2,000. Swindoll was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was transported to the White County Detention Center.

For additional information about ARDEO or to provide tips on criminal activity look for ARDEO@appalachiandtf on twitter or follow on facebook@appalachianrdeo and/or Instagram.

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, Franklin County the Cleveland Police Department, the Lavonia Police Department, and the Toccoa Police Department, along with the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

 

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