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Authorities: Aggressive dog unleashed on officers trying to serve warrants

A man reportedly let loose an “aggressive dog” on law enforcement officers trying to serve arrest warrants Wednesday, July 24, in Dahlonega, according to authorities.

Officers traveled to a Silverwood Drive residence to execute warrants on Justin Brister, 29, of Dahlonega, who had warrants in both Lumpkin and Hall counties.

“Once arriving on scene, one subject was immediately detained, and another male subject released an aggressive dog on law enforcement and the male ran back inside. Luckily, the law enforcement officers were able to de-escalate the situation with the dog without any injury to the dog or the officers,” Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Alan Roach wrote in a news release.

Four people turned themselves over to law enforcement, and two more individuals were found hiding inside, Roach said.

Donald Nalley, 34, of Dahlonega, Wesley Martin, 27, of Dahlonega, Jessica Brown, 39, of Dawsonville and Tamera Brown, 30, of Jasper, were all charged with hindering apprehension of a criminal.

Christopher Strickland, 30, of Cumming, Quinton Bailey, 41, of Dawsonville, Martin and Brister were charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Brister was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine, fleeing/attempting to elude police, reckless driving, operating a vehicle with improper license plate and multiple traffic offenses.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said Brister’s charges in Hall County were “listed as a Superior Court arrest order and warrants for failure to appear and bail jumping.”

All were booked in the Lumpkin County Jail.

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