Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Gainesville, GA or anywhere in the US.
Recent Crime News
Wednesday Feb 25 | via The Times
An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year. "When it comes to ensuring the safety of Georgia's boating public, Jason is top-notch. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via USA Today
Authorities say a former police officer killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend before ambushing and shooting a local sheriff and a deputy in a weekend incident. Suspect killed ex-wife, boyfriend, then ambushed officers CLARKESVILLE, Ga. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Athens Banner-Herald
A former police officer fatally shot at least one person and wounded a sheriff and a deputy in an ambush Sunday at a home in northeastern Georgia, authorities said. The suspect and another man also died, officials told news outlets. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Big News Network.com
The alleged shooter in the incident is former Gainesville, Georgia, police officer Anthony Giaquinta, Sutton said. Authorities didn't immediately say how the shooter died.Terrell "was asked to go there to help with the situation," Sutton said, though he didn't say why the sheriff was requested at the scene.At some point, Giaquinta fled and was found dead outside the home, along with another man, officials said. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via MDJonline.com
In this undated photo real eased by the Habersham County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Joey Terrell poses for an official portrait. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via The Times
A former Gainesville police officer fatally shot at least one person and wounded the Habersham County sheriff and a deputy in an ambush Sunday at a home in Clarkesville, authorities said. The suspect, Anthony Giaquinta, 41, and another man also died, officials told news outlets. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Reuters
A former police officer shot and injured a Georgia county sheriff and his deputy after they responded to a domestic dispute in which three people died, a law enforcement official said on Monday. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and Deputy Bill Zigan were called out Sunday to a house in Clarkesville in northeastern Georgia, where they found a woman dead in the garage, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang said. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Fox News
Three people were killed and a Georgia county sheriff and one of his deputies were wounded late Sunday after a domestic dispute turned deadly. Deputies responded to a 911 call in Clarksville, Ga., about 85 miles northeast of Atlanta, at around 7:30 p.m. local time and found a woman dead in the garage of a home. Comment?
Sunday Feb 22 | via Daily Mail
Sheriff and deputy shot by fired cop while responding to domestic abuse call at home where 'he'd killed ex-wife and another man' Anthony Giaquinta was a former Habersham County, Georgia cop who'd been fired. He shot at Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell on Sunday A deputy was also fired at before Giaquinta was able to flee into the woods. Comment?
Sunday Feb 22 | via WALB-TV Albany
Georgia State Patrol is assisting Habersham County in the investigation. GSP said the shooting happened on GA-17 about four miles north of Clarkesville. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via FOX Carolina
Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and a sheriff's deputy identified as Bill Zigan were shot while responding to a domestic call Sunday at about 7:30 p.m. Georgia State Police said the shooting happened on GA-17 about four miles north of Clarkesville. A woman identified as Kathy Smith Giaquinta was killed. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 17 | via Daily Tribune News
The Cartersville boys basketball team has already accomplished plenty this season, going 18-9 and winning the program's third consecutive region championship. However, the competition is about to get tougher as the Canes move on from their big win in the region finals Saturday to face North Hall in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Comment?
Saturday Feb 14 | via The Times
The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved. David M. Treadwell, 33, of Gainesville, was charged in a seven-count indictment on Jan. 28 involving accusations he took payments from someone he believed to be a drug dealer with the understanding he would tell the dealer if the sheriff's office was investigating him. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via The Times
The rape allegations involving former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson , who graduated from Gainesville High School in 2011, and defensive back Michael Williams will go before a grand jury. Knox County Deputy District Attorney General Kyle Hixson said Tuesday that his office had completed its review of the police investigation and that "the citizens on the grand jury will decide whether Johnson and Williams will be criminally charged for the accusations against them." Comment?
Sunday Feb 8 | via The Times
A Gainesville man is accused of trying to buy a date rape drug through Craigslist as part of a sexual assault scheme targeting his wife. Hall County authorities allege Timothy Wayne Garrett, 50, used the classified advertisements website to try to find someone who would sell him gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, a central nervous system depressant, so he could drug his wife, then join the stranger or strangers in sexually assaulting her, said Lt. Comment?
Sunday Feb 8 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
An undercover investigation that was prompted by a recent Craigslist advertisement has culminated with the arrest of a Gainesville man on multiple charges. According to Lt. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via Forsyth County News
The Forsyth County senior citizen who was shot twice while defending her home near Lake Lanier from would-be burglars remained hospitalized Thursday as authorities continued to look for her attackers. "She will be in the hospital [in Gainesville] for a while," said Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via The Times
A Gainesville woman is accused of forcing herself into a Gainesville man's home, destroying some of his property, attempting to set the house on fire and trying to run him over with her 1991 Honda Accord. Susan Elaine Stokes, 47, of Gainesville, was indicted Thursday. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via Forsyth County News
The hunt continues today for two suspects who reportedly shot a 70-year-old woman during an attempted home burglary Monday morning near Lake Lanier northeast of Cumming. The woman, whose name has not been released, is recovering from two gunshot wounds - one to her arm and a second that entered her stomach and came out of a hip - at a Gainesville hospital, authorities said. Comment?
Jan 13, 2015 | via MyFoxAtlanta
It was an ad on Craigslist that caught the eye of a Hall County Sheriff's investigator. Someone wanted to buy GHB, known as the date rape drug. Comment?
Copyright © 2015 Topix LLC