Accused Speeder Was Wanted for Fraud
The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Watkinsville police say last week they pulled over a Bogart woman for a speeding violation and learned she was wanted in a neighboring county on a charge of fraud.
According to Police Chief Lee O'Dillon's weekly news release, officers stopped a 2002 BMW at 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 4 for speeding on New High Shoals Road. A routine computer check revealed that the driver, 48-year-old Janis B. Jones, was wanted in Athens-Clarke County on an outstanding fraud warrant, he said. Jones was arrested and turned over to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.
On other, unrelated police news, officers were called to a domestic argument at a Barnett Shoals Road address just before 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 7. One family member had accused another family member of drug abuse, the news release stated. The person denied any knowledge of drug use and none was located.
Watkinsville police responded to a total of 27 calls within city limits between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9.