Monday, May 13, 2013
The suspect was jailed Sunday on charges of aggravated assault and DUI. An arrest isn't a conviction.
An Athens man faces a charge of aggravated assault in Oconee County for allegedly pointing a handgun toward two men while driving along Ga. 316 Sunday evening. The two men, one from Madison and one from Watkinsville, told Oconee County Sheriff's deputies that around 6 p.m. they saw a man speeding east in a white Chevy Blazer on Ga. 316 near Pete Dickens Road. According to the incident report, the victims said the Blazer nearly struck them as it passed, and that it weaved in the roadway in front of them. They told deputies they tried to catch up to the vehicle to get the license plate number when "the vehicle braked heavily, slowed down, pulled up next to their vehicle, and the driver pointed small black .380 or 9mm handgun at them while …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police say they found the woman inside when they went to check on the residence Wednesday. An arrest isn't a conviction.
A 26-year-old Watkinsville woman was taken into custody Wednesday after police say they found her inside of a Cedar Drive duplex when they arrived to conduct a burglary investigation. Officers checked on the residence following the arrest of a 30-year-old Colbert man during a traffic stop on New High Shoals Road that morning. Aaron Tyler Poss had been driving a truck that didn't belong to him, Police Chief Lee O'Dillon said. According to O'Dillon, officers located the registered owner of the truck , who is currently being housed in the Madison County Jail. The victim told police that no one should be driving his truck or in possession of his credit cards or any other property belonging to him. Officers then went to the Cedar Drive …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A television and power tools reported stolen from a home on Watson Springs Road Tuesday were recovered in Madison County. An arrest isn't a conviction.
Oconee County Sheriff's investigators have charged a Watkinsville man with the Tuesday burglary of a Watson Springs Road home. Sometime between 7:35 a.m. and 5:10 p.m., a 42-inch flatscreen television was taken from the house and an air compressor, a nail gun kit and a backpack blower were removed from a storage building area. The items are worth about $1,600. According to the incident report, there were no signs of forced entry. Investigators processed the scene and later recovered the stolen property at a location in Madison County. Around 9 p.m., Billy Joe Hanley, 33, of Moreland Drive, was booked into the Oconee County Jail on a burglary charge. Additional details surrounding the arrest weren't released. The investigation continues…
The suspect was found driving a stolen pickup truck after allegedly having taken the vehicle's keys from inside of a Cedar Drive residence earlier in the day, police say. An arrest isn't a conviction.
Police say a 30-year-old man entered a Watkinsville home Wednesday, took keys to a truck and some credit cards, and drove off in the vehicle. Responding to reports of a possible impaired driver, officers pulled the suspect over on New High Shoals Road near Bishop's Vineyard subdivision around 11:15 a.m., Police Chief Lee O'Dillon explained. The man was unable to answer questions about the truck's owner, he said, and further investigation led police to a duplex on Cedar Drive where it was discovered some items had been taken from the residence. Officers charged Aaron Tyler Poss with burglary in the first degree and theft by receiving stolen property, but no traffic-related offenses and police said he wasn't impaired. "We knew he went in […
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police say 47-year-old Paul Kevin Harris of Statham was paid nearly $28,000 by the victim over the course of less than one year for landscaping services that weren't performed. An arrest isn't a conviction.
Watkinsville police with the assistance of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office on Monday arrested a Statham man who allegedly bilked $28,000 out of a 90-year-old military veteran from Watkinsville in less than one year under the guise of providing landscaping services. Police Chief Lee O'Dillon says the Western Judicial Circuit's District Attorney's Office helped with the investigation, which was launched in early April after the victim's family members examined his bank account records. The victim had written 38 checks to Paul Kevin Harris, ranging in amounts of $25-$1,200 each, he explained. The lawn work was never performed, O'Dillon said, but Harris kept returning to the elderly man demanding more money. The victim told police that he …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A 17-year-old North Oconee High School student was charged Friday with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. An arrest isn't a conviction.
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Friday, April 26
A second person has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into a human trafficking case involving a young girl in Oconee County, according to the Sheriff's Office. Seventeen-year-old Salvador Martinez of Epps Bridge Road was booked into the Oconee County Jail on Friday on charges of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Martinez is a student at North Oconee High School, according to his Facebook profile. Martizez is accused of paying the 13-year-old victim $20 for sexual activity, a news release says, and the victim was then allegedly forced to turn the money over to Tyler Kaahlil Standifur. Standifur, 19, of Dowdy Road is facing charges of aggravated child molestation, trafficking in persons for…
The alleged abuse, involving a girl who's now 13 years old, reportedly occurred over the past two years. An arrest isn't a conviction.
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Friday, April 26
Updated at noon on April 27 A 19-year-old Oconee County man was jailed late Thursday on charges related to the alleged prostitution of a young girl over a period of almost two years. Tyler Kaahlil Standifur of Dowdy Road is charged with aggravated child molestation, trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual servitude, pandering by compulsion and enticing a child for indecent purposes, jail records confirm. He's currently being held without bond. Oconee County Sheriff's investigators were notified by counselors of Oconee County Schools that a 13-year-old student told them she had been prostituting for Standifur, according to a news release. "Evidence gathered from a forensic interview and other means led to a series of digital images…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rickie Korey "Woo" Powell turned himself into the Clarke County jail on Tuesday, police said.
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Tuesday, April 23
A man with ties to Oconee County who was wanted in Athens on robbery and assault charges surrendered himself to the Clarke County Jail Tuesday afternoon, police said. Rickie Korey "Woo" Powell is accused of assaulting an Athens-Clarke County uniformed officer during a robbery of the BP Gas Station located at 4000 Lexington Road last Thursday, April 18. Following the incident in Athens, Oconee County Sheriff's deputies with permission searched a relative's home on Farmington Road, Powell's last known address, but did not locate him there, according to an incident report. Authorities launched a public search for Powell Saturday afternoon and Crime Stoppers offered a reward for tips leading to his arrest. Powell was booked on two counts of …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Police have charged a Watkinsville man and another from Winder with reckless conduct. Charges aren't convictions.
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Monday, April 8
Watkinsville police on Thursday charged two men in connection with the setting of a small fire outside of a local convenience store at the end of March. According to a news release from Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, the clerk on duty at Golden Pantry on Greensboro Highway said he saw two men standing in front of the store and noticed what he thought was cigarette smoke. But, after the men left, the clerk told officers he could still see the smoke so he went outside to investigate. Someone had poured a flammable liquid onto some articles of clothing and set it on fire, O'Dillon said. The fire burned itself out but it had been set near stacked firewood, propane fuel tanks, and gasoline pumps, he explained. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Winder Police charged the 39 year old with disorderly conduct for allegedly disrupting a store's operation. An arrest isn't a conviction.
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Sunday, April 7
The owner of a Winder restaurant was arrested March 30 and is facing a disorderly conduct charge. The owner of a jewelry store adjacent to Asia Cafe called police to report the cafe's owner was disrupting his store's operation. According to a Winder Police Department incident report, the complainant told police the cafe's owner parked a truck in a space in the front of his store’s entrance door and lowered the tailgate so his door could be opened just slightly. The cafe's owner reportedly unloaded bags of rice, one at a time, onto a cart for about an hour. The man also complained of spilled rice and accused the cafe owner of putting rice into a bottle of Fanta and dropping it against his store’s glass front door, creating a "huge sticky…