East Ellijay Police Officer Arrested. Theft by Taking

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The GBI arrested East Ellijay Police Office Michael McClure at approximately noon today February 14th 2018.  A copy of Booking report and warrant below.  FYN has requested a statement from the GBI and East Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan.

Below is a Press Release Statement from East Ellijay Chief of Police, Larry Callahan.

Former directors of the Ruth House arrested for theft by conversion

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. –  Jan. 12, 2018: Following an October search warrant of the Ruth
House in Ranger, Georgia, Greg and Detra Mason have been charged with felony theft by
conversion.

Original complaints of mismanagement of funds led to the investigation into the handling of the local
ministry for women with substance abuse issues. After a search warrant was executed on the
property, boxes of receipts and financial documents were gathered and have been studied
extensively. Following the review of documents covering a recent period of time, Pickens Sheriff’s Office detectives
presented the evidence to a judge and were able to obtain arrest warrants for both Greg and Detra
Mason. The warrant was issued for theft by conversion, a felony in the state of Georgia.
The Masons willingly turned themselves into the Pickens County Adult Detention Center on Jan. 2 and were
booked for the charges. On the same date, both were able to post the $10,000 bond that had been
set for each.

Captain April Killian with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office stated that the investigation is still continuing
as additional documents are being reviewed, but sufficient probable cause was found at the time to
warrant the arrest. “After digging through the past year of documents, we have been able to identify
over $26,000 that had been converted from Ruth House funds to their own personal use,” Killian stated.

Killian added, “We still have a lot of documents to review and additional charges could be found
as the investigation continues.”

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Police Department Capture

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Jasper, GA – Pickens County Sheriff’s Office found out that the Dalton Police Department was able to capture the suspects mentioned in our previous counterfeit post.

The individuals were caught at a Dalton BoJangles drive through attempting to pass additional counterfeit money. In addition, they had hit 4 other stores in the area within minutes of their arrest.

It appears that they have been traveling from town to town in the North Georgia area.
Arrested was Rachael Nicole Webb and De-Andre Jamahl Rice, both from the Cobb County area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great work Dalton!

 

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Attorney Mark Miller Pleads Guilty

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JASPER, GA – Former attorney Mark Miller was active in many groups and causes around Pickens County. He was the chairman of the Lion’s Club Council of Governors, among several other roles. Citizens say it came as a shock to the community last year when he was arrested for fraud against former clients.

On Wednesday, July 19,  Miller pleaded guilty in Pickens Superior Court to multiple counts of theft and financial fraud, foregoing a trial which would have begun in August.

The plea settlement negotiated back and forth all day Wednesday. Miller has been sentenced to 40 years, though he will serve 5 years. The remaining 35 years will be served on probation. He has been jailed since June of 2016 and will be granted credit for that year.

Miller will be required to make restitution of $1.3 million to former clients who he pleaded guilty to taking funds from their accounts.

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Watch for Coming Warrants and Arrests in the Imran Awan Investigation

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Former D.C. Homicide Detective, Rod Wheeler, connects the dots in the Imran Awan case. Wheeler says that Awan is a little fish in a big pond. He went on to say that he could possibly be our “DNC Russian Hacker.” Wheeler tells our viewers to watch in the coming weeks for search warrants and arrests related to this case. Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport while trying to flee the country. Awan was on Congresswoman and former DNC Chair Wasserman Schults’ payroll up until last Friday. Detective Wheeler said that Imran Awan had the highest level of security clearance and worked for several Democrat Congressmen. He also had full access to the DNC server. The DNC has yet to turn the server over to the FBI and makes their own claim that it was Russian hacking that exposed 60,000 emails. Could this be tied to the Seth Rich murder? Real news that the liberal media refuses to run.

Concerned Citizen’s Call allows Deputies to capture another Convenience Store Burglar

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According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s office there has been another attempted break in at a Pickens County Convenience Store.

On March 1, 2017 at approximately 3:00 am, a witness around Faz Corner convenience store in Marble Hill Georgia called 911 to report very suspicious noises coming from the area of the store. The caller stated that they could here loud construction like noises coming from the rear of the store. The caller also stated that a dark passenger car had stopped multiple times near the store and then pulled away.

Deputies then responded and found that the rear of the building had been cut open with some form of saw and the power had been turned off. While back up deputies were responding, a vehicle matching the description given was spotted traveling West on Hwy 53. The deputy performed an investigative traffic stop along with back up. After an initial investigation, Tecorey Johnson (27 year old, black male from Columbus Georgia) was placed under arrest for Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary.

Deputies on the scene also found foot tracks that led into the woods and a K9 track was conducted. During the track, deputies and detectives located clothes that appeared to have been removed while fleeing, but the second offender was not located.

Mr. Johnson was then transported to the Pickens County Adult Detention Center, where he remains.

Detectives are continuing to work hard to complete their investigation now and due to the active nature of the investigation, no additional details can be released at this time.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s office wishes to  thank the caller for notifying them when things were out of the normal. Because of this concerned citizen, another crime was prevented.

 

 

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