Cleveland man charged with violation of family violence order, obstruction of officer

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Deputies from the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Arthur Russell, 54, of Cleveland last week on a charge of violation of a family violence court order and willful obstruction of officers.

According to the incident report, Deputy Jason Abercrombie responded to a 911 call from Russell’s wife Patty Russell on May 14 at 4:52 a.m. who said her husband was at the home in violation of bond conditions that flowed from his arrest on a simple assault charge the previous month.

Russell said her husband was intoxicated and was being physically and mentally abusive to her.

William Russell told the deputy he did not have any bond conditions but dispatch confirmed that a court ordered him to stay away from the home. When the handcuffs were placed on him, Russell headbutted Abercrombie, knocking him to the floor. A struggle ensued and the deputy was able regain control of the situation.

Additional deputies arrived on the scene and helped place Russell in a patrol car and transport him to White County Detention Center where he was held without bond.

 

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Public safety officials will conduct training exercise at White County High School May 28

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Contact David Murphy

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County Public Safety Officials in cooperation and coordination with the White County Board of Education will be conducting a mock exercise and training at the White County High School Campus, located at 2600 Hwy. 129 North on Tuesday (May 28) between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This training exercise will simulate emergency response to an incident at the high school utilizing law enforcement, fire services and emergency medical services.  Drivers passing the school and those residents around the school will notice several emergency vehicles on and around the school campus.  The White County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency, with support from Cleveland City Police, Cleveland City Fire, White County Fire, White County EMS, and White County Emergency Management Agency.  GEMA, Homeland Security and Georgia State Patrol will also be part of the exercise.

The exercise will be using UAV (drones) support and aviation assets if available.  Students and school personnel have also volunteered to participate in the training exercise.

This training exercise is one part of the school safety initiatives implemented by the Board of Education and local public safety agencies.

“We take every opportunity to train and exercise our plans to protect the students and faculty at all our schools,” stated Public Safety Director David Murphy. “This drill helps us to identify more efficient ways and improvements to our school safety program.”

For more information concerning this exercise & training event, contact the White County Emergency Management Agency at 706-865-9500.

 

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SWAT responds to burglary on Stanley Nix Rd.

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CLEVELAND, Ga.  — On May 6, 2019 at around 12:15 a.m. deputies from the White County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 402 Stanley Nix Rd. in reference to a burglary in progress.

The homeowner, who was out of town, was alerted to the burglary by their surveillance camera system. The homeowner believed that the intruder was armed with a rifle. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies found a window that had been forced open.

White County Sheriff’s Office deputies identified the intruder from the surveillance camera photos as Michael Anthony Turner (age 53) of Cleveland. The White County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the house and searched the residence and several outbuildings, but was unable to locate Turner.

Michael Anthony Turner is wanted for burglary. Anyone who knows Turner’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the White County Sheriff’s Office at 706-865-6370.

 

 

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Cleveland man arrested in internet sex crimes crackdown

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — Justin Myers, 22 of Cleveland, has been arrested along with 30 others in Georgia in a nationwide crackdown on child internet sex crimes conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Myers was arrested last month by White County deputies for failing to register as a sex offender and other charges.

Ten ICAC Task Forces in eight states coordinated the operation. Law enforcement targeted suspects who possess and distribute child pornography. They also focused on those who exploit children in other ways using technology and the internet.

As part of the operation, officers arrested 82 suspects over three days. A spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 17 children were rescued or identified as victims.

“The dedicated law enforcement professionals that are part of the Georgia ICAC Task Force will not cease searching for those who are producing, trading and collecting this graphic material,” says state task force commander Debbie Garner.

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Cleveland women charged with armed robbery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Captain Rick Kelley of the White County Sheriff’s Office reported today (April 26) that two Cleveland women were arrested this week and charged with the armed robbery of John Bridgers, also of Cleveland.

In a press release, Kelley said Jennifer Michelle Davis, 34, and Sonya Marie Fuller, 38, requested Bridgers come to Fuller’s residence on Skitts Mountain Road to tow a vehicle that was broken down and when he arrived at approximately 7:38 p.m. he was robbed at gunpoint.

Kelley said the victim is not a tow truck driver, but was an acquaintance of the suspects.

White County Sheriff’s Office Investigators responded to the address to follow up on the report and arrested Davis and Fuller. Both were charged with armed robbery and transported to the White County Detention Center where they are being held without bond. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Father, son charged with felony burglary

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — Deputies with the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and son from Clarkesville last week and charged them with the felony burglary of a RV parked at Grove Campground at 338 Mountain Creek Circle.

Steve Diller, 47, and Joshua Diller, 22, are accused of stealing a diamond bracelet and diamond earrings with a total estimated value of $2,850.

Joshua Diler

According to the arrest report, Pamela Burton said the RV remains at the campground year round and she and her husband visit occasionally. According to Ms. Burton, she asked the campground owner to have a hot water heater replaced and he assigned his employees — Steve and Joshua Diller to do the job.

Ms. Burton a camera in the RV spotted the Dillers going inside the RV and rifling through her belongings. She notified the owner and they were fired. Later, when she visited the RV, she discovered her jewelry missing.

They Dillers were arrested on April 12 and booked into the White County Detention Center.

 

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White, Lumpkin authorities search for missing woman

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lt. Alan Roach in the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release:

On April 15 at approximately 6 a.m. The White County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service involving a missing person near the White/Lumpkin County line on Sandy Flats Road and Dugas Road. Once on scene, The White County Sheriff’s Office requested The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the call. The missing person is 34-year-old, Belinda Butterfield from Canton Georgia. Belinda was last seen wearing white shorts and a pink tank top swimming in the waters of the Tesnatee creek in White County. This creek runs into the Chestatee River.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also assisted with this call and will be conducting future searches from the air along the waterways and shoreline associated with this incident. These flights will continue until the Georgia DNR feels that they are no longer needed. Please if anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Inv. Chad Edwards with the White County Sheriff’s Office at 706-865-5177 ext. 251 or by email at cedwards@whitecounty.net . Or you can contact The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office investigator that is assisting with the case, Inv. Aaron Norrell at 706-482-2631, or by email at Aaron.Norrell@lumpkincounty.gov

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Cleveland man charged with three counts battery

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Tony Eli Martin, of Cleveland was arrested Sunday evening and charged with three counts of battery, following an argument with his girlfriend at 61 Sunshine Lane in Cleveland.

Deputies with White County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for a physical domestic in progress and found Martin, who, according to the arrest report, “could barely maintain his balance and had extremely slurred speech.”

Laurie Gail Duncan, 57, told deputies she awoke to find Martin and Taylor Corrine Stevens, 20, his girlfriend, involved in a fistfight and tried to separate them when Burton Longwell, 82, entered the room and also tried to separate the two.

Longwell stated Martin then shoved him down a set of steps causing him to hit his head on a desk. Stevens suffered a busted lip and bruised arms and Duncan had a cut finger. Non requested medical attention.

Martin also he had an outstanding warrant from Hall County. He was arrested and transported to White County Detention Center.

 

 

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