Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Chris Cannon, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, was sworn in on Monday.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, January 9
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office welcomed a new investigator this week. Chris Cannon, a POST certified instructor in several disciplines, retired from the Walton County Sheriff's Office where he served as commander of the Investigations Division, according to the OCSO Facebook page. Sheriff Scott Berry administered the oath of service to Cannon on Jan. 7. The OSCO earlier this month said goodbye to Sgt. Gary Cool, who retired after serving 30 years in law enforcement. In other personnel news, the following promotions were announced: Lt. George Roberts- Court Services Lt. Jay Higgins- Chief Investigator Sgt. Kevin Nolley- Investigations Sgt. Jason Lowe- Training Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A white male reportedly told a juvenile in the Centerhill Church Road/Gum Creek Church Road area he could "rape and kill her" without anyone knowing about it.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Walton County Sheriff's Office put out an alert for information about a white male who reportedly threatened a juvenile on her way to the bus stop on Dec. 14. WCSO asked residents to be on the look out for this person and to report any sightings to WCSO or to call 911. The alert reads: Please be on look out for a white male, between 20–30 years old, with a small beard or goatee with missing teeth in the Centerhill Church Rd/Gum Creek Church Rd. area. The subject reportedly approached a juvenile outside her residence while she was going to the bus stop. The subject had reportedly stated he could “rape and kill” the juvenile without anyone knowing about it. The area was thoroughly checked but no contact was made. In addition, a report of a …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Detective James "Jim" Mayes, of the Walton County Sheriff's Office, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He will be buried in Loganville on Friday.
Detective Chris Cannon of the Walton County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Detective James "Jim" Mayes, 67, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Cannon said it was with great regret that he had to break the sad news to his department yesterday. "He was a great guy, a good dude, he will be missed," Cannon said. "He was just an awesome guy - a solid humanitarian who loved people - very much a people person. It is a major loss to our unit." Cannon said funeral arrangements have been announced. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 Thursday. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. at Loganville First Baptist Church of Loganville. Mayes, who was from Loganville, will be …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Donald Cory Turpin and Ricky Young are charged in connection with two burglaries that occurred on Choyce Johnson Road on July 26, 2012. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Authorities say two Monroe men, currently behind bars in separate counties, worked as a team in recent weeks to burglarize residences in Oconee County and at least one commercial property in Walton County. Twenty-three-year-old Donald Cory Turpin turned himself into the Oconee County Jail on Wednesday evening on charges stemming from the July 26 burglaries of two homes on Choyce Johnson Road that occurred only minutes apart. Two televisions, a laptop computer and a revolver were reported stolen. Cpl. David Stauffacher of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office says investigators obtained warrants for Turpin's arrest after a computer taken from one of the houses was recovered. It had been sold and authorities traced the sale back to Turpin, he…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Oconee County Sheriff's deputies arrested jail deputy Chanla M. Adler on July 22, 2012. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A Watkinsville woman employed by the Walton County Sheriff's Office was charged with DUI in Oconee County following a traffic stop on July 22. According to an incident report on file at the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to investigate a domestic disturbance that reportedly occurred earlier in the evening. As part of the investigation, deputies pulled over the driver of a black Chevy Tahoe around 10 p.m. on Union Church Road. One of the deputies wrote in the report that he detected the odor of alcohol while speaking with the driver which led him to conduct sobriety tests. Chanla Maejean Adler, 41, was charged with DUI. The Athens Banner-Herald reports Adler works as a jailer in Walton County. Sheriff Joe Chapman …