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Badge and Bar: Investigators add charge in sexual exploitation case
Report filed over $4 robbery

Investigators added a charge against a Gainesville man after going through items seized at his house in September, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained a search warrant for Stanley David Trammell’s Gainesville home in September 2018.

“It was determined that Trammell possessed and distributed videos of children under the age of 16 engaged in sexually explicit behavior,” Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

Electronic devices were seized and were being processed.

A new warrant for Trammell’s arrest was processed Wednesday, April 10, stemming from those electronic devices, spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

“He is charged with sexual exploitation of children for knowingly possessing a picture of a minor under the age of 16.  The image showed the minor engaged in lewd display. The picture was located on an electronic device,” Booth said.

Investigators first received the tip in mid-August from authorities in Roswell.

Robbery report filed over $4 stolen from 11-year-old

The mother of an 11-year-old boy filed a robbery report after he told her someone had stolen roughly $4 from him, police said.

Police took the report April 6. It allegedly happened on Park Hill Drive around 6:35 p.m. that day.

“Some children were playing on the playground and the victim told his mom that some other children stole his money. It was reported to be approximately $4,” Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said.

No further details were given.

Police: Man accused of hitting woman, child she was holding after argument

A man was accused of striking his girlfriend and the child she was holding after an argument, police said.

The man was booked in to the Hall County Jail April 6.

Cpl. Jessica Van said officers were responding to a domestic violence situation where the man was accused of hitting his girlfriend multiple times.

“While arguing and in a physical altercation with his girlfriend, he did strike his girlfriend’s child while she was holding the child,” Van said.

Van did not give further details on the child.

The man was also accused of damaging the woman’s cellphone.

He was charged with battery, first-degree child cruelty and criminal trespass.

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