GBI investigates officer involved shooting in Hall County

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HALL COUNTY, Ga. — On Monday, July 8, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicolas Dixon, age 28.

Preliminary information indicates that on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 11:09 pm, Deputy Dixon attempted to stop a stolen vehicle occupied by four males. A chase ensued and ended with the subjects fleeing on foot.

Deputy Dixon and another deputy made contact with the subject, Hector Garcia Solis, age 19, in the yard of 43 Highland Avenue Gainesville and gunfire was exchanged. Deputy Dixon was shot one time and subsequently died from the wound.

Garcia was struck multiple times and is in critical condition at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Another subject was detained, and two other subjects remain at large. Attempts are ongoing to identify and locate them by HCSO, Gainesville Police Department, and the GBI.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Hall County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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Dawsonville man among 82 arrested in child internet sex crimes crackdown

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Chad Sitzwohl, 35 of Dawsonville, has been arrested along with 30 others in a crackdown on child internet sex crimes conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Sitzwohl was arrested April 30 and charged with sexual exploitation of children.

Ten ICAC Task Forces in eight states coordinated the operation. Law enforcement targeted suspects who possess and distribute child pornography. They also focused on those who exploit children in other ways using technology and the internet.

As part of the operation, officers arrested 82 suspects over three days. A spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 17 children were rescued or identified as victims.

“The dedicated law enforcement professionals that are part of the Georgia ICAC Task Force will not cease searching for those who are producing, trading and collecting this graphic material,” says state task force commander Debbie Garner.

 

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GBI investigates death of Dawson County Detention Center inmate

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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.

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Bodies identified in suspected murder-suicide

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to have been a murder-suicide at 111 Crane Road in Dawson County Wednesday.

The deceased were identified today as Stacy and Ralph Mathews.

The Dawson County 911 center received a call about a shooting at that location at approximately 5:45 a.m. Wednesday

No other details are available at this time. Fetch Your News will post additional information as it becomes available.

 

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Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, GBI investigate possible murder-suicide

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to assist with crime scene processing at what is believed to be a murder-suicide on Crane Road in Dawson County today.
At approximately 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Dawson County 911 center received a call about a shooting at that location. When Dawson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, they discovered two deceased persons.

The investigation is ongoing. No other details are available at this time.
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Press Release: GBI Crime Lab Identifies Counterfeit Pills

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Four Indicted for Distributing Heroin

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Body Found Near Amicalola Falls State Park is that of a 54-Year-old Kentucky Man

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden today identified the body found Tuesday just off the Appalachian Trail near the Amicalola Falls State Park as that of 54-year-old Michael Johnson of Liberty, Kentucky.

Bearden said foul play is not suspected. The body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsy.

Johnson was believed to have been hiking Tuesday. His body was found by another hiker near the Len Foote Hike Inn.

Bearden said the result of the GBI autopsy will not  be available for six months.

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