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  1. Additional Arrest Made in West Paulding Arson/Murder (Paulding County, GA) On Thursday September 19, 2019 Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) secured warrants on an additional suspect in the August 26, 2019 arson/murder of Austin James Nicholson (W/M, 24 YOA). Detectives and Agents charged Carlos Fredrico Hightower (B/M, 28 YOA) with the below offenses which are connected to the 2019 arson/murder. The 2019 arson/murder of Nicholson stems from the 2017 murder of Ronald Chadwick Morgan (W/M, 31 YOA) which occurred on Holly Springs Road. Carlos Fredrico Hightower (B/M, 28 YOA) 2019 Charges -Malice Murder (F) -Murder (F) -Arson 1st Degree (F) -Influencing Witnesses (F) (2 Counts) -Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (F) (2 Counts) -Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (F) (2 Counts) -Aggravated Assault (F) (5 Counts) -Criminal Damage to Property 2nd Degree (F) 2017 Charges -Murder (F) 2017 Murder on Holly Springs Road On January 20, 2017 Paulding Deputies responded to the area of 1680 Holly Springs Road Rockmart, GA 30153 (Paulding County) reference a shooting that had occurred. Detectives and GBI Agents ultimately discovered that Ronald Chadwick Morgan had been shot to death while riding a motorcycle on Holly Springs Road. Austin James Nicholson, Carlos Fredrico Hightower, and Magan Darleen Carroll were charged in connection with Morgan’s murder. Nicholson, Hightower, and Carroll were arrested on January 21, 2017. It is believed that the murder was the result of some type of dispute over property. On February 11, 2017 Nicholson and Carroll bonded out of the Paulding County Jail. Hightower, due to the fact that he had a Probation Violation, stayed in jail and ultimately went back to prison. Prior to Hightower begin transferred back to prison, he posted bond on the 2017 murder charges, but was never released from custody. Hightower was subsequently released from prison on April 6, 2019. When he was released from prison, he still had not been to trial on the 2017 murder charges. 2019 “Drive-by Shooting” on Winding Valley Drive At approximately 11:28 PM on August 25, 2019 a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 from 378 Winding Valley Drive Rockmart, GA 30153 (Paulding County / Country Walk Subdivision) reference a drive-by shooting. Deputies and Detectives immediately responded to the scene and confirmed that multiple rounds had been fired at the home from a vehicle in the roadway. Fortunately, no one was injured inside the residence. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as being a black sedan which left the scene at a high rate of speed. It must be noted that this is the former residence of Magan Darleen Carroll who was a co-conspirator in the 2017 murder of Morgan. 2019 Arson/Murder on Vinson Mountain Crossing While Detectives were still processing the scene of the drive-by shooting, a 911 call was place to Paulding E-911 at approximately 12:48 AM on August 26, 2019 in reference to a vehicle on fire at 2172 Vinson Mountain Crossing Rockmart, GA 30153 (Paulding County). Paulding Fire/Rescue personnel along with Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene and eventually discovered that a badly burned body was inside what was later determined to be a black in color Acura TL passenger car. As a result of the forensic investigation by the GBI, it was later determined that the body inside the car belonged to Austin James Nicholson and that he had been shot prior to the car being set on fire. As a result of an extensive amount of investigative work, Detectives and Agents determined that Nicholson and Hightower had just completed the drive-by shooting and now Nicholson was dead. Deputies and Probation Officers were able to arrest Hightower in the afternoon hours on August 26, 2019 on a Probation Violation warrant. Hightower was booked into the Paulding County Jail and held on his probation violation charge until he was officially charged with the aforementioned offenses on September 19, 2019. Detectives and Agents believe that Hightower and Nicholson went to Carroll’s residence and conducted the drive-by shooting in an effort to keep her quiet about the upcoming 2017 murder trial. Detectives and Agents also believe that a short time later, Hightower shot Nicholson and then burned his vehicle to hide any evidence of either crime. Hightower’s girlfriend, Akeyla Xemaja “KeKe” Philpot (B/F, 23 YOA) was arrested on September 12, 2019 and charged with Murder (F), Arson (F), Influencing Witnesses (F), and VGCSA Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute for her role in assisting Hightower in this case. Although Hightower has not been cooperative throughout the course of this investigation, Detectives and Agents believe that he was trying to silence and/or kill the co-conspirators from the 2017 murder of Ronald Chadwick Morgan. As this investigation unfolds, Detectives and Agents are discovering a very tangled web of criminal activity with some of the individuals involved in these cases. Detectives and Agents want to encourage anyone who may have additional information in these cases to please call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (770) 443-3015 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (7477). Remember, you can always remain anonymous when you make a tip to the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.
  2. Sheriff’s Office MournsK-9 Verro (Paulding County, GA) It iswith a very heavy heart that we announce thepassing of one of our law enforcement canines, K-9Verro. K-9 Verro was an eight year old BelgianMalinois who was handled by Corporal BrandonKilgore. K-9 Verro and Corporal Kilgore had beenpartners for over seven years while working together inPaulding County. K-9 Verro was a dual purpose lawenforcement canine and was an exceptional member of thePaulding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. On Friday July 19, 2019 atapproximately 12:03 PM Deputies responded to a domesticdispute at 14 Trotters Way Dallas, Georgia 30132(Saddlebrook Farms Subdivision). Prior to theirarrival, the male suspect from the domestic dispute leftthe scene on foot. When responding Deputiesarrived in the area, they located a male matchingthe suspects description in a silver passenger car stillinside the neighborhood. When they initiated atraffic stop on the vehicle, the passenger, who waslater confirmed to be the suspect from the domesticdispute, ran from them. As more Deputiesresponded to the scene to assist, the male suspectcontinued to jump over fences and run through yards inan attempt to get away. A short time later,Corporal Kilgore arrived on scene and observed the malesuspect running in the area of Brooks Road and TrottersWay. Corporal Kilgore quickly stopped his patrolvehicle and gave chase on foot. Handlers aretrained on specific rules regarding the deployment oftheir K-9 partners. At the time Corporal Kilgorearrived, the departmental criteria to deploy the dog hadnot been met, so he did not release K-9 Verro. K-9 Verro was thekind of working dog that any handler would dreamof. He had a high drive to fight crime and wasrelentless in his work ethic. Anyone that knew K-9Verro knew how attached and protective he was of hishandler, Corporal Kilgore. When Corporal Kilgoreleft his patrol vehicle chasing someone, K-9 Verrowanted to be with him as the two were inseparable. A series oftragic, almost unbelievable events followed. K-9Verro was able to squeeze through the partially openkennel door that separates his vehicle kennel from thedrivers compartment which allowed him to crawl into thefront of the SUV. Standard practice when lookingfor a suspect fleeing on foot would be to have yourvehicle windows partially or completely down so you canlisten for the suspect. The front drivers sidewindow of the patrol vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe,was partially down. K-9 Verro was able to inch hisway out of the vehicle in an attempt to assist hishandler. As the chaotic scene unfolded, noDeputies were aware K-9 Verro was out of hisvehicle. Had Corporal Kilgore known K-9 Verro wasloose, he would have advised the other Deputies to stopthe foot pursuit and taken command of K-9 Verro. Shortly after K-9 Verro exited his vehicle, heobserved a Deputy sprinting away from him. In theabsense of his handlers direction, K-9 Verro could notdifferentiate between Deputy and suspect. K-9Verro apprehended the Deputy by grabbing the back of hisleg and followed his training by biting and holdinguntil he was commanded to release. The Deputy, whohad been bitten from behind while running, had no ideathe dog was actually a law enforcement canine. Unable to remove the dog from his leg, the Deputyfollowed his training, drew his service weapon and shotand killed K-9 Verro. It wasn’t until a short time laterthat other Deputies realized that the deceased animalwas K-9 Verro. Unfortunately, it was too late forK-9 Verro and he passed away on the scene. A shorttime later the male suspect was taken into custody byother Deputies in the area. The Deputy who wasbitten has some injuries as a result of the apprehensionbut will heal with time. This has been a devastating incident that has shaken ouroffice to its core. Sheriff Gary Gulledge remarked,“Being a former K-9 handler, I know how special the bondis between a handler and his dog. The emotionalgrief everyone is going through, including the Deputy whowas bitten, has been overwhelming. Please keepCorporal Kilgore, his family, the K-9 Unit, our injuredDeputy, and the Sheriff’s Office in your prayers as we allgo through this difficult time.” Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
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  4. Fireworks In Paulding County: What You Should Know (Paulding County, GA) As we all get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday, many of you will have cookouts, pool parties, maybe catch a baseball game, or even shoot some fireworks. But do you know what the law says about discharging fireworks? What you may not know is that the Georgia General Assembly changed the times on when you can legally ignite fireworks last year. The new law went into effect on July 1, 2018. Now you can legally discharge fireworks in the State of Georgia any day from 10:00 AM until 11:59 PM unless there is a local ordinance that prohibits them from being discharged that late. Every county is different, but Paulding County DOES NOT currently have an ordinance which outlines when fireworks can be ignited. With that being said, in Paulding County, we adhere to what state law says. See OCGA 25-10-2 below for a full overview of the law. As a point of clarification, it is illegal to use fireworks within 100 yards of any of the following locations no matter what time or day it is: -Electric Plant -Water Treatment Plant -Waste-Water Treatment Plant -Gas Station -Refinery -Electric Substation -Jail or Prison -Helipad -Hospital -Nursing Home -Other Healthcare Facility You cannot discharge fireworks in any park, historic site, or other state property. You also cannot discharge fireworks while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and you have to be 18 years old to purchase them. The below link has several quick facts to help keep you in the know about the current fireworks laws in Georgia. https://georgia.gov/blog/2018-06-28/fireworks-know-law-use-caution-and-be-courteous OCGA 25-10-2: Prohibited fireworks activities; application of noise ordinances (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to offer for sale at retail or wholesale, to use or ignite or cause to be ignited, or to possess, manufacture, transport, or store any consumer fireworks or fireworks, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. ( (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to sell consumer fireworks or any items defined in paragraph (2) of subsection ( of Code Section 25-10-1 to any person under 18 years of age. (2) It shall be unlawful to sell consumer fireworks or any items defined in paragraph (2) of subsection ( of Code Section 25-10-1 to any person by any means other than an in-person, face-to-face sale. Such person shall provide proper identification to the seller at the time of such purchase. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "proper identification" means any document issued by a governmental agency containing a description of the person or such person's photograph, or both, and giving such person's date of birth and includes without being limited to a passport, military identification card, driver's license, or identification card authorized under Code Sections 40-5-100 through 40-5-104. (3) (A) It shall be unlawful to use fireworks, consumer fireworks, or any items defined in paragraph (2) of subsection ( of Code Section 25-10-1 indoors or within the right of way of a public road, street, highway, or railroad of this state. ( Except as provided for in subparagraph (D) or (E) of this paragraph and subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection and Code Section 25-10-2.1, it shall be lawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to use or ignite or cause to be ignited any consumer fireworks: (i) On any day beginning at the time of 10:00 A.M. and up to and including the ending time of 11:59 P.M., unless during such times the noise from such use or ignition is not in compliance with a noise ordinance of a county or municipal corporation as provided for in subsection (c) of this Code section, except as otherwise provided for under this subparagraph; provided, however, that a county or municipal corporation may additionally require the issuance of a special use permit pursuant to subparagraph (D) of this paragraph for use or ignition; (ii) On January 1, the last Saturday and Sunday in May, July 3, July 4, the first Monday in September, and December 31 of each year after the time of 10:00 A.M. and up to and including the time of 11:59 P.M.; and (iii) On January 1 of each year beginning at the time of 12:00 Midnight and up to and including the ending time of 1:00 A.M. (C) Subject to subparagraph (D) of this paragraph, paragraph (4) of this subsection, and Code Section 25-10-2.1, it shall be lawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to use or ignite or cause to be ignited any consumer fireworks anywhere in this state except: (i) As provided for under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; (ii) In any location where such person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership is not lawfully present or is not otherwise lawfully permitted to use or ignite or cause to be ignited any consumer fireworks; (iii) Within 100 yards of an electric plant; water treatment plant; waste-water treatment plant; a facility engaged in the retail sale of gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids or gases where the volume stored is in excess of 500 gallons for the purpose of retail sale; a facility engaged in the production, refining, processing, or blending of any flammable or combustible liquids or gases for retail purposes; any public or private electric substation; or a jail or prison; (iv) Within 100 yards of the boundaries of any public use air facility provided for under Title 6 or any public use landing area or platform marked and designed for landing use by helicopters; (v) Within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property which is owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody and control of a governing authority of a county or municipal corporation, except pursuant to a special use permit as provided for in subparagraph (D) of this paragraph; (vi) Within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property which is owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody and control of the State of Georgia, except pursuant to any rules and regulations of the agency or department having control of such property which may allow for such use or ignition of consumer fireworks; (vii) Within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility regulated under Chapter 7 of Title 31; provided, however, that an owner or operator of such facility may use or ignite or cause to be ignited consumer fireworks on the property of such facility or may grant written permission to any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to use or ignite or cause to be ignited consumer fireworks on the property of such facility; or (viii) While under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug to the extent that it is less safe or unlawful for such person to ignite consumer fireworks as provided for in Code Section 25-10-2.1. (D) Any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership may use or ignite or cause to be ignited any consumer fireworks as provided for under divisions (3)( (i) and (3)(C)(v) of this subsection if such person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership is issued a special use permit pursuant to the law of a governing authority of a county or municipal corporation for the use or ignition of consumer fireworks in a location within such county or municipality as provided for under divisions (3)( (i) and (3)(C)(v) of this subsection, provided that such special use permit is required for such use or ignition. Such special use permit shall designate the time or times and location that such person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership may use or ignite or cause to be ignited such consumer fireworks. A fee assessed by a county or municipal corporation for the issuance of a special use permit pursuant to this subparagraph shall not exceed $100.00. No governing authority or official of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision shall bear liability for any decisions made pursuant to this Code section. (E) Whenever the Keetch-Byram Drought Index reaches a level of 700 or above for any geographical area within a county, the Governor may, in consultation with the State Forestry Commission and the Department of Natural Resources and for purposes of this Code section, issue a declaration of drought for such county and enact further regulations and restrictions prohibiting any person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership to ignite or cause to be ignited consumer fireworks within the boundaries of such county for the duration of such declaration; provided, however, that upon expiration or conclusion of such declaration or the level on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index receding below 700, whichever occurs first, such further regulations or restrictions shall be rescinded by law. (4) (A) It shall be lawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use or ignite or cause to be ignited or to possess, manufacture, transport, or store consumer fireworks. ( To the extent otherwise permitted by law, it shall be lawful for any person who is 16 or 17 years of age to possess or transport consumer fireworks, provided that such person is serving as an assistant to a distributor licensed under subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 or the nonprofit group benefiting from such distributor's application pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 and is not transporting such consumer fireworks on a highway which constitutes a part of The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. (5) (A) It shall be lawful for any person 18 years of age or older to sell or to offer for sale at retail or wholesale any consumer fireworks pursuant to the requirements of this chapter. ( It shall be lawful for any person who is 16 or 17 years of age to sell or to offer for sale at retail or wholesale any consumer fireworks, provided that such person is serving as an assistant to a distributor licensed under subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 or the nonprofit group benefiting from such distributor's application pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1. (6) (A) It shall be lawful to sell consumer fireworks from a permanent consumer fireworks retail sales facility or store only if such permanent consumer fireworks retail sales facility or store is: (i) In compliance with the requirements for such a permanent consumer fireworks retail sales facility or store in the selling of consumer fireworks as provided for in NFPA 1124; and (ii) Selling consumer fireworks of a distributor licensed pursuant to subsection ( or (d) of Code Section 25-10-5.1. ( It shall be lawful to sell consumer fireworks from a temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stand only if such temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stand is: (i) In compliance with the requirements for such a temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stand in the selling of consumer fireworks as provided for in NFPA 1124; (ii) Within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision or a fire department connection of a building affiliated with such consumer fireworks retail sales stand, unless the chief administrative officer of the fire department of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision or chartered fire department legally organized to operate in this state pursuant to Chapter 3 of this title and having operational authority over such location of the temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stand provides in writing that such temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stand may operate in excess of 1,000 feet from such fire hydrant or fire department connection; and (iii) Selling consumer fireworks of a distributor licensed pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1. A distributor licensed pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 may operate no more than two temporary consumer fireworks retail sales stands in this state per location licensed pursuant to subsection ( or (d) of Code Section 25-10-5.1; provided, however, that such distributor has been operating and open to the public pursuant to subsection ( or (d) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 no less than 30 days prior to July 4 or December 31 in the year of an application for a license under subsection (c) of Code Section 25-10-5.1 that is filed within 30 days of July 4 or December 31. (C) It shall be unlawful to sell consumer fireworks from any motor vehicle, from a trailer towed by a motor vehicle, or from a tent, canopy, or membrane structure. (c) Any noise ordinance of a county or municipal corporation which is to have effect for purposes of subdivision ( (3)( (i) shall have been enacted or reenacted on or after July 1, 2018, and shall: (1) Be a general noise ordinance concerning all manner of sounds or noises and such county or municipal corporation shall not have any ordinance separately pertaining to sounds or noises emanating exclusively from consumer fireworks; and (2) Not have been enacted or reenacted unless notice of the meeting in which such noise ordinance was enacted or reenacted was published one time at least 15 days in advance of such meeting in the legal organ of such county or municipal corporation and was posted for at least 72 hours at least 15 days in advance of such meeting on the homepage of the official website of such county or municipal corporation. Such notice shall state the date, time, and place of such meeting and that such noise ordinance which will affect the use of consumer fireworks will be acted upon. Click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS
  5. Local Teen Murders Fellow Teen in Hiram Home (Paulding County, GA) On February 2, 2019 at around6:47 PM a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 reference aperson shot call at 99 Calm Waters Avenue, Hiram GA 30141. Deputies arrived on scene within minutes of the call goingout and discovered an 18 year old male who had been shot inthe head and was in grave condition. Fire and EMS personnelquickly arrived on scene and treated the victim whileDeputies began speaking with the witnesses to see what tookplace in the home. Shortly after arriving on scene, Deputies advised that theywere looking for a 15 year old black male juvenile who wasallegedly the shooter. After searching the area, Deputieswere able to locate and safely take the male juvenilesuspect into custody at Harris Bridge Overlook Apartments inDallas. Deputies and Detectives were also able to recover the gunfrom the incident.The victim, who is identified as Kaileb Chance Ellison (B/M,18 YOA) of Douglas County, died as a result of his injurieson February 7, 2019 at an Atlanta area hospital. As a resultof the victim’s death and the severity of the incident,authorities have decided to charge the 15 year old malejuvenile as an adult. Since he is being charged as an adult, he can be publiclyidentified as Seth William Wyatt (B/M, 15 YOA) ofPaulding County. Wyatt has been formally charged with thefollowing offenses: -Malice Murder (F) -Murder (F) -Aggravated Assault (F) -Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (F) -Possession of a Pistol by a Minor (M) -Altering a Serial Number on a Firearm (F) -Violation of the Georgia Street Gang Act (2 counts)(F) Wyatt is being held without bond in a Metro-Atlanta areayouth detention center. Detectives want to encourage anyonewith any knowledge of this case to please call the PauldingCounty Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division at(770) 443-3016. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  6. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> One dead, another seriously injured in earlymorning altercation on Mill Lane At 3:56 AM on January 27, 2019, Paulding E-911 received a911 call reference a shooting that had just occurred at 37Mill Lane Dallas, GA 30157 (Powder Mill Subdivision). While Deputies were enroute, an alert Trooper with theGeorgia State Patrol, who was monitoring the Paulding CountySheriff’s Office radio channel, was in the area of theentrance of Powder Mill Subdivision and Marietta Highway (GA120 E). While in the area, the Trooper observed a dark incolor truck which was driving erratically. The truck thenfailed to stop at the traffic signal at the aforementionedintersection. Not knowing whether the truck was fleeing the scene of theshooting or an impaired driver, the Trooper performed atraffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle eventually stoppedin the entrance road to the Walmart (3615 Marietta HighwayDallas, GA 30157). When the vehicle stopped, a black malesubject fell out of the vehicle and was bleeding severely. The Trooper applied pressure to the wound and called forFire/EMS personnel to assist with the scene. It was laterdetermined that the male had been stabbed during analtercation at 37 Mill Lane. The stabbing victim was identified as Jeremy DawanWeatherspoon (B/M, 27 YOA). Weatherspoon was immediatelytransported to an Atlanta area hospital where he isconsidered to be in serious condition. Other Deputiesresponded to the actual scene of the shooting. When theyarrived on Mill Lane they discovered a white male who wasdeceased as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The deceased male was identified as Chad Thomas Boltz (W/M,25 YOA). Detectives with the Criminal InvestigationsDivision of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Agentswith the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are activelyworking this case in order to figure out what took place at37 Mill Lane. Thus far, Detectives and Agents know that there was sometype of altercation at the residence and Weatherspoon wasstabbed and Boltz was fatally shot. Detectives and Agents are actively interviewing witnessesthat were at the residence in order to determine what tookplace at the home early Sunday morning and why it occurred.At this time, Detectives and Agents do not believe there areany other suspects and that Weatherspoon and Boltz were theonly two individuals who were involved in the altercation. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with anyinformation into this incident is urged to contact theCriminal Investigations Division of the Paulding CountySheriff’s Office at (770) 443-3015. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  7. Child pornographer arrested in 2015 pleads guilty; gets 40 years (Paulding County, GA) On July 16, 2018 Michael Peter Marrero (W/M, 42 YOA) stood in front of Paulding County Superior Court Chief Judge Tonny Beavers and pled guilty to 61 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (possession of child pornography). The plea was non-negotiated and Judge Beavers sentenced Marrero to 40 years where he would serve 20 years in state prison. The remaining 20 years will be served on probation and he will be listed as a Registered Sex Offender and will be bound by all of the sexual offender conditions and restrictions that apply to that designation. In October of 2015, Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit launched an investigation into Marrero. After a yearlong investigation into Marrero, Detectives obtained a search warrant in March of 2016 for his residence. While Deputies and Detectives served the search warrant, they discovered that Marrero was actively online attempting to delete evidence during their entry. It was later determined that Marrero’s attempts to delete evidence were futile. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation CEACC Unit assisted with the computer forensics portion of the case and were able to recover most of the files Marrero attempted to delete. Marrero was arrested at the time the search warrant was executed and subsequently indicted by a Paulding County Grand Jury on 61 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (OCGA 16-12-100) for the possession and distribution of child pornography. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has been an affiliate member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force since 2008. If you have information on anyone who possesses child pornography, please call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit at (770) 445-6105.CONTENT Click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS
  8. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Deputy Terry McAdams (l), poses withSheriff Gary Gulledge and Ford Thigpen at the PauldingCounty Rotary Club meeting where McAdams received hisOfficer of the Year award from the club. Deputy Terry McAdams Receives the “Officerof the Year” Award (Paulding County, GA) On July 17, 2018 Deputy TerryMcAdams, of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office UniformPatrol Division, received the “Officer of the Year” awardfrom the Paulding County Rotary Club at their regularlyscheduled meeting. Deputy McAdams was accompanied by Sheriff Gary Gulledgealong with his family and supervisors at a luncheon held inhis honor. Deputy McAdams has been employed with the Sheriff’s Officesince 2014 and has been an exemplary Deputy throughout his 4year career. Currently, Deputy McAdams is assigned to theUniform Patrol Division at the Sheriff’s Office. As a Deputyin the Uniform Patrol Division he answers calls for service,performs traffic stops, and assists citizens when they arein need. Deputy McAdams is a hard worker who has a “no quit”attitude and is well liked by his supervisors and peers. Sheriff Gary Gulledge noted, “Terry is an excellent Deputywho works hard every day. He is constantly out in thecommunity arresting criminals helping to keep PauldingCounty a safe place to live and work. I cannot think ofanyone that is more deserving of this award for 2018”.Sheriff Gulledge further stated, “I would also like topersonally thank the Paulding County Rotary Club forcontinually supporting law enforcement in Paulding County.Without the support of philanthropic organizations like thePaulding County Rotary Club, it would be difficult for us tocontinually do our job”. Congratulations to Deputy McAdams on a much deserved honor! Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  9. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Juvenile Reunited With Mother A local resident living in the vicinity of Hart Rd andScoggins, rescued a two-year old wandering down the road atabout 8 a.m. this morning and alerted the Paulding Sheriff'soffice of the find. Apparently the child made his early morning exit through apet door of the parents home and in the spirit of discovery,found the community willing to keep him safe and helpreunite him with his mother. That happened when the child's frantic mom called the SO andwas told her child was safe. Deputies did visit the home and noted that all doors werelocked leaving them to surmise the child apparently found analternative exit from the home through the "doggydoor." The SO press release (below) noted that theinvestigation found no evidence of negligence or neglect andfiled this incident in the do right file. ----------- On 06/20/2018 at approximately0800hrs, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office received acall regarding a citizen who had found a child thatappeared to be alone. The child was approximately 18-24months old and was walking down the roadway near theintersection of Scoggins Rd and Hart Rd. Deputies and Investigators met with the citizen andbrought the child, who appeared to be unharmed, to theSheriff's Office. Deputies and investigators then beganattempting to locate the child's parents immediately. A short while later, the mother of the child calleddispatch to report her two year old missing.Investigators then reunited the child with the mother. All of the doors to the home were locked and secured,however the juvenile appeared to have found his wayoutside through a "doggie door" and began walking. Thehome was in the immediate area of where he was located.As a result of a lack of apparent negligence, chargeswill not be brought against anyone in this case. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  10. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Hiram High School SeniorArrested for Gun on Campus AHiram HS senior, poised to graduate in a ceremony tomorrow,will instead be sitting in the Paulding County jail as hisclassmates receive their diplomas ... because of a gun hesecreted in his car. Notice that the student may have a gun came from thisInstagram® photograph where he proudly (or stupidly)displayed the weapon in his waistband. Authorities say there is little concern that the 18-year oldstudent was planning any kind of mass school shooting butcurrent law states that it is a felony to have a weapon onschool grounds. The school resource officer, whomonitors the social media pages of students for hints ofwhat's going on, observed the photo. Here is how the SO described the incident in which the BrianPerry Belin, Jr. faces felony possession of a firearm onschool grounds charges. On Friday May 25, 2018 at approximately 9:51 AM SchoolResource Officers with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Officearrested a Hiram High School senior for possession of aweapon on school grounds. Paulding County Sheriff’s OfficeSchool Resource Officers constantly monitor social mediaoutlets looking for nefarious activity amongst students. This morning at approximately 9:01 AM School ResourceOfficers observed a photo that had been posted on BrianPerry Belin, Jr.’s Instagram® page where he had whatappeared to be a semiautomatic pistol in his waistband. In light of the numerous tragic incidents at our schoolsacross the country, School Resource Officers and schooladministrators wasted no time in launching an investigationinto this incident. Belin, Jr., who was scheduled to graduate from Hiram HighSchool tomorrow morning, was removed from graduationpractice this morning and asked about the photograph and thegun by School Resource Officers and administrators. Belin, Jr. told administrators that the gun was inside hisvehicle which was parked on campus. When administratorssearched Belin, Jr.’s vehicle, they located a loadedsemi-automatic pistol that matched the one that was picturedin the Instagram® post. Belin, Jr. was subsequently arrested and charged with thefollowing offense: Brian Perry Belin, Jr. (B/M, 18 YOA) -Possession of a Weapon on SchoolGrounds (F) School Resource Officers and administrators with thePaulding County School District are still activelyinvestigating this incident. It should be noted that we donot believe that this suspect had any intention ofconducting a school shooting at Hiram High School. However, it is uncertain what Belin, Jr. was doing with thepistol on school grounds. It also does not appear that thephotograph was taken on school grounds either. This portionof the investigation is ongoing. Belin, Jr. is currently being held without bond in thePaulding County Jail. If you or your child have any information about thisincident or any other incident where school safety is inquestion, please feel free to contact the Paulding CountySheriff’s Office at (770) 443-3010 or the Paulding CountySchool District at (770) 443-8000. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  11. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Woman injured in drive-by shooting in EastPaulding early Wednesday (Paulding County, GA) On Wednesday April 11, 2018 atapproximately 5:04 AM Paulding E-911 received a call fromthe residents at 519 Dallas Road Dallas, GA reference shotsbeing fired into the residence. When Deputies responded tothe scene they located a female victim who suffered from agunshot wound to her lower extremities. The female victimwas subsequently transported to a local hospital withserious injuries. Detectives indicated that it appeared as if multiple shotswere fired at the residence from the area of the road andthen the shooter(s) left the scene. Detectives encourage anyone who may have any information, orwho may have seen the suspect(s) or the suspect vehicle, tocall the Criminal Investigations Division of the PauldingCounty Sheriff’s Office at (770) 443-3015. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  12. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Sheriff's office concernedover social media coverage of teen suicide (Paulding County, GA) On Monday March 12, 2018 atapproximately 8:04 AM a 911 call was placed to PauldingE-911 regarding a body that was located on the side of theroadway in the area of Pleasant Grove Road and Majesty Drivewhich is in western Paulding County. Once Deputies and first responders arrived on scene theyquickly discovered that the male was deceased. After acanvas of the area, it was discovered that the male victimlived at a residence in the area. According to Detectivesand a preliminary examination by the medical examiner at theGeorgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta, theinjuries that the male sustained were consistent with thatof a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The victim has been identified as a 15 year old white maleand contrary to some false reports, the victims hands werenot bound behind his back. Due to the fact that the victimis a juvenile, we will not be releasing his name or theschool he attended. Prior to first responders arriving onscene, it was reported that a Paulding County school buspassed by the scene and some students may have seen thevictim lying in the grass beside the roadway. The Paulding County School District is working with theaffected schools and students to help them cope with whatthey may or may not have seen. It must be noted that therehas been some speculation from certain individuals and siteson social media regarding this incident. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is a professional lawenforcement agency that conducts all of the law enforcementoperations for unincorporated Paulding County. We wouldencourage everyone, who wants factual and accurateinformation, to trust our website, press releases, andsocial media sites and not share and follow sites that postinaccurate and false facts about incidents that occur inPaulding County. The Sheriff’s Office disseminates information to the publicwhen it is appropriate, factual, and at a time that does nothamper or hinder an investigation. We do not always have theluxury of making quick statements in cases like these thatmay not be factual just to appease a certain site or groupof individuals. At no time during this incident did Deputies or Detectivesfeel as if the public was in danger. Teen suicide is a graveproblem in the United States and should be taken seriously. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with suicidalthoughts, substance abuse, depression, or any other ailmentwhich might lead to suicide, please get some help as soon aspossible. If you need help you can call the Georgia CrisisAccess Line at 1-800-493-1932. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  13. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Hiram High School StudentArrested for Making Threats (Paulding County, GA) Hiram High School Student LaylaDeshaun Njie (B/F, 17 YOA), a junior, was arrested andcharged with Terroristic Threats (Felony) This is thethird, possibly fourth arrest of local youths who apparentlythought it cute to write threats of shootings on walls, outloud and on social media. This particular came to light when Deputies were speakingwith students about a threat on social media when theywere alerted of a possible school shooting threat that wasmade on a Paulding County school bus on Wednesday February28, 2018 during the afternoon ride home. Deputies, working in conjunction with Paulding County SchoolDistrict administrators, obtained the video from the schoolbus and confirmed that a female student stated multipletimes that she would “shoot up the school” using someexpletives and other inappropriate language. The threatening messages reported on social media accountregarding a school shooting that was investigated at Hiramwere determined to pertain to an incident that took place inPolk County on Thursday March 1. Polk CountySchools were placed on lock down for a threat. Once it wasdetermined that these posts were not threats against aschool, they were removed from the social media platformthey were posted on. Authorities are disturbed at the number of incidents, noneof which can be ignored. As we have been saying all week, if a student makes a threatand we can prove its validity, we will make an arrest andcharge that student with the corresponding crime, said PCSOspokesman Ashley Henson. Parents, please have aserious and candid discussion with your children about theseverity of making these kinds of threats whether they aremade in a joking manner or not. Making threats to harmstudents at a school is NOT A JOKE. Since the individual in this case is 17 years old, we wouldlike to make a point of clarification to our citizens aboutjuveniles and how they are charged with criminal offenses inthe State of Georgia, Henson said in a release. In the Stateof Georgia a juvenile is considered to be anyone under theage of 18. However, and this is something that most peopledo not understand; an individual can be considered to beboth an adult and a juvenile at 17 years old. If a 17 year old commits an offense that would warrant themgoing to an adult jail, they are charged as an adult and goto an adult jail. That also means that their mugshot orbooking photograph along with their charges are subject tothe Georgia Open Records Act and are open for the Sheriff’sOffice to release or anyone from the public to access thisinformation. * If a 17 year old commits a “status offense” they would besubjected to the penalities and sentences of the GeorgiaDepartment of Juvenile Justice and the Juvenile CourtSystem. Some examples of status offenses are runaway,truancy, disorderly. *Paulding.com has chosen not to publish thephotos of the teens charged in these cases Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  14. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Homeschooled teen missing Isaiah Robles (14YOA, B/M) left his residencevoluntarily around 5:00 PM on 02/12/18 after he had an argument withhis father. His father called and reported himmissing/runaway at 5:27 AM on 02/13/18. We do not have any information that would indicate wherehe is located. We also do not have any informationthat would indicate that he is in any danger. We doknow that when he left his residence, he left withclothing and other personal items. He has a cellphone thatonlyworks when he has Wi-Fi capabilities. From what wehave gathered, the teen spoke with his mother (who livesout of state) sometime during the night on his Wi-Ficapable cell phone. Wealso know that he has only lived in Paulding County forapproximately one month so he does not have many friendshere. We have confirmed that Robles does not attend school inthe Paulding County School District as he is homeschooled. Robles was lastseenleaving63 Hemlock Court Dallas, GA 30157 which is in theEmerald Pines Subdivision off of Davis Mill Road Northin southern Paulding County. Robles is five foot ten inches tall andweighs 280lbs. As he took a selection of clotheswith him, it is unknown how he is dressed. Obviously,if you see him, tell him to go home. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  15. Sgt. Lackey retires after 29 years at PCSO On Friday January 19, 2018 a retirement reception was held in honor of Sergeant Ed Lackey in the Sheriff’s Office conference room where he was surrounded by his friends, family, and coworkers. Sergeant Lackey began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on May 31, 1988 and officially retired on December 18, 2017. When he began his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Lackey started out as a Jailer in the Detention Center. After a short time in the Detention Center he was transferred to the Patrol Division where he became a P.O.S.T. certified Deputy. Sergeant Lackey quickly became proficient as a patrol Deputy and was tasked as one of the first two DUI Task Force Deputies at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Lackey was later promoted to Sergeant and eventually transferred to the Warrants/Civil Division where he spent the majority of his career. Sergeant Lackey began on the Warrants side of the division, but eventually transferred over to the Civil side. Sergeant Lackey is considered by his peers to be one of the most knowledgeable Deputies on Civil Process at the Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career he has served thousands of Writ of Possessions, Fiera Facias, Subpoenas, and various other civil papers. Sergeant Lackey will be missed by his coworkers and the citizens he encountered every day. Sheriff Gary Gulledge stated, “Ed is someone that will be difficult to replace. His experience in the Warrants/Civil Division has been vital to the continued success of that division. We are going to deeply miss him; however we wish him the best of luck on his much deserved retirement.” Sergeant Lackey’s law enforcement career has spanned over 29 years. During his tenure as a law enforcement officer, he has seen many changes in the profession. We want to wish Sergeant Lackey a happy and relaxing retirement. Now he will have plenty of time to enjoy life and spend time with his family. Click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS
  16. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Rock throwing teen arrested Eighteen year old Mackinely Graham Pritchardwas arrested in conjunction with three recent incidents ofrocks being thrown and damaging cars. Pritchard, ofDallas, Georgia was arrested on December 28, 2017 andcharged with three (3) counts of Terroristic Threats/Acts(F). While these most recent incidents did not involveinjuries, other youths doing similar things in otherjurisdictions, have been charged with crimes includingassault and murder. The Sheriff's office has been investigating similarincidents over the past few months where one or moreindividuals have thrown rocks, bricks, and otherobjects at cars while they were traveling on GA SR 61 South(Villa Rica Highway) between Winndale Road and CampgroundSchool Road. Sheriff Gary Gulledge noted, “This type of senselesslawlessness will not be tolerated in Paulding County. Icommend our Deputies and Detectives for their hard work inputting this individual behind bars. Hopefully our citizenscan travel down GA SR 61 South with a better sense ofsecurity now that Pritchard is in jail.” Pritchard is being housed in the Paulding County Jail on an$8,450 bond. Although Pritchard has been arrested, theCriminal Investigations Division of the Paulding CountySheriff’s Office would still like to encourage anyone whomay have any information about this case to come forward. The cases were sporadic in frequency but the incidents wereall in the same corridor of GA SR 61 South. The break in the case occurred on December 22, 2017, whenthree more vehicles were struck by objects resulting indamage to each vehicle prompting a call to Paulding E-911 onDecember 23, 2017 reporting suspicious persons in thearea. Deputies with the Uniform Patrol Divisionlocated three suspicious individuals in the area of GA SR 61South and Mustang Drive that evening. As a result of that field interview with the threeindividuals, a suspect was generated. On December 28, 2017the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office reached out to thepublic via our Social Media pages requesting assistance inthis case. We asked any motorist who was traveling in thearea of GA SR 61 South and Mustang Drive on December 23,2017 between the hours of 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM to give us acall if they saw anything or anyone suspicious. Various units in the Sheriff's Department cooperatedincluding Criminal Investigations Division, the JuvenileInvestigations Division, and the Uniform Patrol Division anda suspect identified. Deputies were able to securewarrants and make an arrest in the case. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  17. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Torn diary tips SO toresident's sordid history as child molester (Paulding County, GA) In June of 2017 Detective SergeantLenny Carr, of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office CrimesAgainst Children Unit, met with a complainant who presentedwhatappeared to be a diary created by suspect Timothy Sprenger(W/M, 31 YOA). Sprenger, who formerly lived in North Dakota, is now aresident of Paulding County, Georgia. After examination ofthe diary, which had been torn into pieces and taped backtogether, it appeared that Sprenger had documented multipleincidents of child molestation against children age 6 monthsto approximately 2 years old. After further examination of the document, it appeared thatthese incidents occurred several years ago in North Dakota. Sergeant Carr was able to identify one of the victims (nowage 12) and locate the mother in North Dakota. Afterverifying that the timeline of the incidents matched up,authorities with the Minot Police Department (North Dakota)were notified. Detective Krista Cousins identified and located the othervictim (now also 12 years old) and the parent who also livesin North Dakota. Sergeant Carr then interviewed Timothy Sprenger and obtaineda full confession of the incidents and also additional actsnot listed in the documents. As a result of the interview,Detectives did not obtain any information regarding anyincidents possibly occurring in Paulding County or the Stateof Georgia. On September 22, 2017 the State of the North Dakota issuedcriminal warrants including full extradition for one countof Gross Sexual Imposition and one count of ContinuousSexual Abuse of a Child. Sprenger was arrested by the Paulding County Sheriff’sOffice Warrants Division on the same date. He also waivedany extradition proceedings and on October 5, 2017 he wastransported back to North Dakota. Sprenger has been arraigned and is currently being held on a$1,000,000 bond in the Ward County Jail (North Dakota). Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  18. Sheriff recognizes deputy and EMT for saving a life on GA 101 last July (Paulding County, GA) On Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Gary Gulledge recognized a Deputy and a citizen for their heroic actions which took place after a serious motor vehicle accident in July. On July 28, 2017 Deputy Chris Stafford and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Hunter Cunningham had never met. The events that unfolded that day would change that fact forever. Deputy Stafford, who was off duty at the time, was traveling on GA 101 in the area of Bud Cole Road when he saw a traffic jam and what he assumed was a motor vehicle accident. As he got closer to the scene, he realized that there appeared to be a serious accident and a trailer loaded with hay that was on fire. Deputy Stafford drove on the wrong side of the roadway to get to the scene so he could try and assist. Once he got there, he met EMT Cunningham, also off duty, who was trying to help the injured male motorcyclist. The motorcyclist had struck the trailer causing the intense fire and was thrown off of the bike onto the adjacent roadway. While other citizens watched, Deputy Stafford and EMT Cunningham shielded the motorcyclist from the exploding tires and flames because they could not move him due to what they thought was a serious neck or back injury. Deputy Stafford and EMT Cunningham, even though they were being burned by the flames, held a shirt over the face and body of the motorcyclist to keep him from inhaling the smoke and being burnt by the flames. Once EMS and Fire/Rescue arrived on scene they put the fire out and stabilized the patient so he could be transported to an Atlanta area hospital. Medical professionals later stated that if it were not for the quick action taken by Deputy Stafford and EMT Cunningham, the male motorcyclist likely would have died. Sheriff Gulledge awarded Deputy Stafford with the Medal of Merit and EMT Cunningham with the Citizens Commendation Award for their bravery and relentless will to serve. The Medal of Merit is the second highest award that can be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gulledge noted, “Men like Chris and Hunter don’t come along everyday, they are heroes and should be recognized as such. I am fortunate that Chris is one of my Deputies and that he is willing to spring into action anytime he is needed. God bless these men and the life that they saved in the face of adversity on that day in July”. Click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS
  19. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Donovan promises specialgrand jury to investigate shooting In a release Paulding DA Dick Donovan said he would empanela special grand jury to hear evidence in the case of thedeputy-involved shooting of an unarmed suspect, BrandonLee Bohanan (WM, 35), Wednesday. Beyond stating hisplans, Donovan said he would make no comment on the shootingon Township Drive. Bohanan,who was sought on two warrants for probationviolation, is dead after he barricaded himself and anotherperson in the basement of a Paulding home at 288 TownshipDrive in Hiram. Bohanan was shot once by a deputy whomauthorities say has been an officer at Paulding for over twoyears with ten years overall experience in police work. Deputies were at the residence seeking Lelia Sierra Duncan(W/F, 27 YOA) who was wantedfor probation violations associated withmethamphetamine and obstruction (M)) and had been reportedto be staying at the residence within the last severaldays. It was when authorities were at the residencethey discovered that Bohanan, also wanted for probationviolations, was there. Duncan was not located at theresidence and is still at large. Deputies, who had arrived at 3:22 pm on Oct. 5, ultimatelymade entry to the basement room where Bohanon had lockedhimself after use of battering rams at about 4:34 pm. Authorities on the warrants division said they were aware ofthe room from more than 100 visits to the residence in thepast 13 years. After breaching the door in addition to Bohanan deputiesdiscovered Emelia Alys Blehm (W/F, 36 YOA) in the darkbasement room. Deputies gave commands for the pair to showtheir hands and to get on the ground. Blehm immediatelycomplied with Deputies commands and Bohanan, according tothe release offered by the PCSO, came toward Deputies in anaggressive manner and would not show them his hands. It was then that Deputy David Martin, of the Sheriff’sOffice Warrants Division, fired one round striking Bohananand fatally wounded him. Deputies immediately rendered aid to Bohanan, but they wereunable to save him. Deputies arrested Ms. Blehm for misdemeanor obstruction.Jacob Lee James Barkwell (W/M, 32 YOA), who was also at theresidence during the incident, was arrested on unrelatedcharges. Bohanan’s body was turned over to the Paulding CountyCoroner who took him to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation(GBI) Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. The GBI has been called in to do a complete investigation ofthe incident and, as stated above, the Paulding DA ispromising to convene a special grand jury to hear the case.Deputy Martin is on paid administrative leave until thiscase is resolved. Any inquiries regarding the investigation into this incidentwill need to be made through the GBI Public Affairs Officein Atlanta. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  20. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Detective Linda Whritenour Receives the“Officer of the Year” Award (Paulding County, GA) On June 20, 2017 Detective LindaWhritenour, of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office CriminalInvestigations Division, received the “Officer of the Year”award from the Paulding County Rotary Club at theirregularly scheduled meeting. Detective Whritenour wasaccompanied by Sheriff Gary Gulledge along with her familyand supervisors at a luncheon held in her honor. Detective Whritenour has been employed with the Sheriff’sOffice since 2006 and has been an exemplary Deputythroughout her 11 year career. Currently, DetectiveWhritenour is assigned to the Criminal InvestigationsDivision at the Sheriff’s Office. As a Detective in ourCriminal Investigations Division she works all types ofcases. Detective Whritenour has been involved with andhelped successfully solve many serious crimes that haveoccurred over the years in our county. Sheriff Gary Gulledge noted, “Linda is an excellentDetective and works hard every day. She works every casefrom start to finish without question. I cannot think ofanyone that is more deserving of this award for 2017”. Sheriff Gulledge further stated, “I would also like topersonally thank the Paulding County Rotary Club forcontinually supporting law enforcement in Paulding County.Without the support of philanthropic organizations like thePaulding County Rotary Club, it would be difficult for us tocontinually do our job”. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  21. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> 17 Dobbin's Middle-schooler'sgraduate from innovative Jr. police academy (Paulding County, GA) Earlier this school year Deputy DonApperson, who is the School Resource Officer at DobbinsMiddle School, saw the need and desire from several of thestudents at his school to learn more about law enforcement. Deputy Apperson, who came to the Paulding County Sheriff’sOffice after completing a career with the Flagler CountySheriff’s Office in Florida, helped with a similar programthere. Deputy Apperson began the Dobbins Middle SchoolJunior Police Academy where he taught the students differentaspects of law enforcement after school throughout theschool year. The students learned everything from criminal law andprocedure to defensive tactics techniques. Deputy Appersonalso solicited the assistance of the Hiram High School JROTCcadets to help him with this project. Overall, 17 students completed the program and graduated onMay 22, 2017 at a ceremony held at Dobbins Middle School.Sheriff Gary Gulledge noted, “Having Deputies come in andimplement programs like this help bridge the gap between lawenforcement and our community. The more lives we can touchin a positive way, the more “good” we can do in ourcommunity. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  22. Elderly man missing inPaulding Matties call alert (Paulding County, GA) Johnnie L. Braden left hisresidence at 343 Helms Drive Powder Springs, GA (PauldingCounty) at midnight this morning (5/22) to go look for hismissing dog and is now missing. Mr. Braden left the residence in the familyvehicle, a maroon 2006 Chrysler Town and Country mini-vanwith Georgia tag # WJD 106. A 91 year old man, Mr. Braden is 5’07” tall, 140 pounds,with grey hair, and brown eyes. The PCSO detectives said that Mr. Braden does not have acell phone with him and his family has not heard from himsince he left the residence early this morning. Detectives also believe that Mr. Braden may suffer fromAlzheimer’s disease and that he could easily get lost. According to his family, Mr. Braden was wearing a bluecheckered shirt, a WWII veteran hat, and overalls when heleft the residence. If you see Mr. Braden or know of his whereabouts, pleasecall 911 immediately. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  23. Blind woman brutally beat; PCSOseeks help finding perp The Paulding County Sheriff’sOffice Criminal Investigations Division and the UnitedStates Marshal Service Southeast Regional Fugitive TaskForce (SERFTF) are looking for Charles Brandon Ayers (W/M,37 YOA). Ayers is wanted in connection to a beating that left thevictim, Tammy Usher of Paulding, in very serious conditionat a hospital in Cartersville. Usher, who is blind, sufferedfacial fractures, lacerations, contusions, and severebruising as a result of the beating. Usher and Ayers had been lifelong acquaintances up until thebeating took place. When they left her Paulding County homeon April 26th in the family truck, Usher did not thinkanything about it. After being gone three days and enduring days of abuse,Ayers finally dropped Usher off at the Loves Truck Stop inEmerson, GA and asked a friend to take her to the hospitalbecause he had warrants. Ayers has not been seen since April29th, and the truck they were driving is still missing. As a result of rigorous Detective work, Ayers was chargedwith Aggravated Battery (F) and Theft by Conversion (F) outof Paulding County. Ayers is also wanted out of Douglas County for AggravatedAssault (F) for allegedly beating another woman. Ayers could be traveling in the truck he stole from thevictim’s family which is described as a Silver 1999 DodgeRam 1500 bearing Georgia tag RFZ 5853. If you know the whereabouts of Ayers or have any informationabout this case, please call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404)577-TIPS (8477) or the Paulding County Sheriff’s OfficeWarrants Division at (770) 443-3049. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  24. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Kindergarten teacher arrestedfor a gun in Shelton Elem classroom (Paulding County, GA) Melanie Bullard,39, a kindergarten teacher at Shelton Elementary, wasarrested for having a gun after a search for alcohol led tothe discovery of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in her purseunder her desk. Ms. Bullard at present is in the PauldingCounty Jail with no bond set as of yet. On March 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm administratorsat Shelton Elementary were alerted by a staff member thatone of their teachers possibly had alcohol on herbreath. At that point, Paulding County School District officialscontacted the School Resource Officer (SRO) and launched aninvestigation into the incident. When the SRO administered aportable alco-sensor evaluation to the teacher, she testedpositive for alcohol. Per their policy, an additional evaluation was conducted ashort time later which also resulted in a positive outcome.At that point, school district personnel began a search ofthe classroom and adjacent areas to try and locate anypossible open containers of alcohol. During that search, they discovered that the teacher had aloaded semi-automatic pistol in her purse. The purse waslocated on the floor underneath the desk which was withinher classroom. The SRO then took possession of the pistoland officials continued their investigation. The teacher has been identified as Melanie Bullard (W/F 39YOA). Bullard is a Kindergarten teacher at SheltonElementary and was charged with the following offenses: -Possession of a Weapon on School Property (M) - RecklessConduct (M) Bullard was booked into the Sheriff’s OfficeDetention Center and is currently being held without bond. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
  25. <adata-ipb='nomediaparse'href='http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a917e73b&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE'target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0"src="http://adserv.paulding.com/x1/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=2&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a917e73b"/></a> Two youths and a juvenilecharged in car-bashing spree Dozens of Cars were vandalized and damaged in PauldingCounty in the overnight hours of Tuesday March 7, 2017 intothe early morning hours of Wednesday March 8, 2017 as twoyouths and a juvenile cruised several subdivisions wieldingbaseball bats Over 70 vehicles were damaged by rocks and baseball bats invarious locations within Paulding County by 18 year oldsKevin Patrick Miceli (left) of Dallas, Tristan Keith (right)ofHiram, GA andan unnamed 16 year-old from Dallas. All three werecharged with multiple counts of criminal damage to property(second degree). The two youths and a juvenile will becharged with every single incident they participated in,according to the PCSO release. The incidents appear to have been sporadic in nature and notconcentrated to one specific area of the county anddetectives said the suspects appeared to have aimlesslydrove around the county throwing rocks at vehicles that wereparked near or on the sides of streets in many subdivisionsand on county roads. In some instances, the suspectsactually stopped their vehicle and got out smashing carwindows with a baseball bat. We also discovered that theydamaged many mailboxes and even drove over trash cans insome neighborhoods. In one instance, they even threw a rockat one of our marked patrol cars while it was parked at thehome of the Deputy. Key to solving the case was home surveillance footage andthe effort of detectives to solve the crimes quickly As the investigation continues, the aforementioned suspectswill be charged with additional crimes as well as numerouscounts of each crime. The PCSO expects additional victims to come forward andauthorities do not have an exact count of how many victimsthere actually are. As always, if you have any additional information, orbelieve you may have been a victimized, please calldetectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of thePaulding County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 443- 3015. Click for RECENTTOPICS click for RECENT TOPICS click for RECENTTOPICS
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