Friday, May 10, 2013
Jacob Potter Wagner will spend 30 years in prison and serve 20 years on probation.
On May 10, 2012, a handyman entered a 73-year-old Oconee County woman's Peacock Drive home and bludgeoned her while she was in bed. One year to the day later, he pleaded guilty to the crime. In superior court Friday, Jacob Potter Wagner, now 23, changed his plea to guilty on three counts of aggravated battery, one count aggravated assault and one count burglary. A grand jury indicted Wagner on 10 counts, but per the negotiated plea agreement, a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder, an additional aggravated assault charge, two additional counts of burglary and a theft charge were dismissed. Senior Judge Marvin Sorrells, who sat in for Western Judicial Circuit Judge H. Patrick Haggard, sentenced Wagner to 30 years confinement and 20…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Sheriff's Office Friday morning reports the suspect has been apprehended. No one was injured during Wednesday morning's incident at the Epps Bridge Parkway store.
Update Friday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. : The Sheriff's Office reports the suspect is in custody. More details to follow. A Wal-mart security guard says he struggled with a shoplifting suspect who threatened him with a knife before fleeing on foot from the Epps Bridge Parkway store Wednesday. It happened around 9:30 a.m., according to an incident report on file at the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. The loss prevention officer told deputies he witnessed the man exit the store with two cases of 36 cans of beer, turn around, re-enter the store and set the cases down. When he confronted the man, the guard says a struggle ensued and the man pulled out a folding pocket knife and threatened him with it. The man then fled from the store, ran through…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A look at top headlines from Patch sites across northeast Georgia.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Teen Assaulted, Flees Vehicle Pleading for Help -- Dacula Patch A Dacula teen was reportedly choked and had her head slammed into a car window during a Feb. 12 altercation with a 16-year-old ex-boyfriend. Police were called to the intersection of Hamilton Mill Parkway and Highland Forge Trail after a Hamilton Mill resident saw a young girl crying in the street. According to the resident, the girl had exited a vehicle and run up to a truck approaching from the opposite direction. The resident said the girl was “obviously terrified” and was cowering, shaking and crying. According to the victim, the ex-boyfriend became furious when he saw text messages from other boys in her phone and a physical altercation occurred. The officer noted the …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Jason Still was to be released from the hospital Tuesday after being stabbed with a knife multiple times Monday night while attempting to detain suspected shoplifters.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
An Oconee County volunteer firefighter was expected to be released from Athens Regional Medical Center Tuesday after being treated for stab wounds he sustained during an escalated shoplifting incident at the Barnett Shoals Road Kmart in Athens where he was working as a security guard. The scuffle started when two men allegedly tried to steal about $250 worth of electronics from the store around 7:45 p.m. Monday, according to a news release issued by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Both tried to escape through the door when confronted, but Jason Still, who was working as a loss prevention officer, stopped one of the suspects, police said. The man reportedly pulled a knife and stabbed Still multiple times before fleeing on foot…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Police investigated a trailer theft and assisted in making arrests for nearby law enforcement agencies.
Last week, Watkinsville Police assisted a number of area law enforcement agencies by making arrests on theft, assault, and probation violation charges, Chief Lee O'Dillon noted in a press release. Here are the highlights: Officers responded to a total of 31 calls inside the city last week, O'Dillon said.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Two security officers were attacked during a shoplifting investigation at the Epps Bridge Walmart.
Bond has been set at $20,000 for a Clarke County man facing aggravated assault charges after two security officers were injured during an attempted shoplifting Monday at the Epps Bridge Walmart in Oconee County. The man, 53-year-old James Moore of Timothy Road, must have no contact with the victims and stay away from the store as special conditions of his bond, according to Lee Weems, chief deputy for the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Moore is accused of clutching a key in his fist and striking two Walmart loss prevention officers who were questioning him about a suspected shoplifing about 10 a.m., Weems said. The victims were treated at the scene for cuts to the face and lips. Moore was taken into custody about 30 minutes later after …