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Badge and Bar: Lula man indicted on charge of manufacturing marijuana
Skyler Dustin Summerour
Skyler Summerour

A Lula man accused of manufacturing marijuana was indicted Nov. 26 by a Hall County grand jury.

Wayne William Grindle, 60, was allegedly harvesting marijuana valued at $24,000, investigators said.

He was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana on June 6.

The Gainesville/Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad investigated after responding to the location in search of another person, MANS Lt. Scott Ware said.

Investigators searched the home and located and seized processed marijuana along with methamphetamine residue and firearms.

Grindle is scheduled for an arraignment hearing Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver.

Man accused of assaulting deputy indicted

A 24-year-old accused of assaulting a deputy was indicted by a Hall County grand jury on Nov. 26.

Skyler Summerour was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, felony obstruction of officer and failure to maintain lane after allegedly pulling his handgun on a deputy attempting to speak with him.

Summerour pulled up to his home on Windfield Road and went inside, the deputy trailing him, and Summerour’s mother let the deputy inside.

Accounts differed from there, with Summerour’s mother testifying at a bond hearing that the weapon was in her son’s holster on his hip but never in his hand.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 7.

Sheriff’s Office accepting donations for bike program

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to accept donations for its Christmas bicycle donation program.

The first bike came from the 2013 Hall County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy, which donated the new set of wheels. The office suggests residents donate money for purchasing bikes.

The Christmas Bicycle Program started in 1997. The office is partnering with Wal-Mart in Gainesville to provide the bikes.

Each of the bicycles will be paired with a helmet for safety and an additional small gift, the office said.

Applications to receive a bike from the program ended on Dec. 2, but donations are accepted year-round.

To make a monetary donation or get further information, contact Capt. Chris Matthews of Courthouse Division at 770-531-7095.

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