GBI investigates death of Dawson County Detention Center inmate


Sheriff Jeff Johnson

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the death of an inmate at the Dawson County Detention Center Monday (April 8).

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson confirmed via email that Joseph Michael Bishop, 57, of Dawsonville was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 11:.47 a.m. “Deputies and Emergency Medical Personnel provided first aid, however the resuscitation attempt was unsuccessful,” Johnson said.

GBI Office of Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles said an autopsy has been completed and is pending additional tests.

Fetch Your News will have more details when they become available.


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Sheriff’s Office Employee Charged with Forgery


Katie Ann Moore worked at the Dawson County Detention Center

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A Dawson County Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested Tuesday and charged with forgery in the first degree, a felony charge.

Moore, who has worked at the sheriff’s office since May 2015, was a detention officer at the Dawson County Detention Center.

A resident of Murrayville and member of the Georgia National Guard, Moore is accused of presenting a false document regarding the date she was to report for duty with the National Guard.

After an investigation, it was determined the document was fictitious.

Multiple messages left on Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson’s office and cell phone have not been returned.


Dawson County Detention Center Receives Prestigious Recognition


The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a very prestigious recognition that very few law enforcement agencies can claim. The detention center’s medical component received Accreditation through the Medical Association of Georgia.

This atypical accomplishment is one that our county can be very proud of. Dawson County is one of only nine counties to obtain this Accreditation.

Major Jeff Johnson states, “It indicates that proactive steps are being taken to improve the delivery and quality of medical services within the detention center. This achievement will serve to increase the quality of services delivered, increase accountability and should reduce the county’s exposure to liability.”

They congratulate their contracted medical services provider Correcthealth and the outstanding detention staff. They also wish to say thank you for their dedication and efforts in achieving this recognition. - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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