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Badge and Bar: Man accused of snatching woman’s vape pen

A Gainesville man is facing a charge of robbery by sudden snatching after allegedly taking a woman’s vape pen, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call around 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 in the 300 block of Highland Terrace.

“According to the initial investigation, a man, 26, and woman, 23, arrived at the location to look at some kittens.  (The suspect) snatched a vape pen from the woman’s hands through the window of a truck she was in,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

When deputies encountered the 39-year-old suspect, they found the vape pen after he turned out his pockets, Booth said.

The man allegedly resisted the arrest, which resulted in a misdemeanor obstruction charge.

He was booked in to the Hall County Jail Monday, where he is still being held on a total $9,170 bond.

The case is still under investigation.

Clarkesville man charged with trafficking meth within 500 feet of elementary school

A three-month investigation led drug enforcement authorities to arrest a Clarkesville man allegedly trafficking methamphetamine in close proximity to Woodville Elementary School.

Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents worked with Habersham County deputies on a Saturday morning search on Midland Drive in Clarkesville.

“The search warrant was executed on Saturday morning due to the location’s proximity to Woodville Elementary School,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Trent Hillsman wrote in a news release.

Law enforcement reportedly found roughly a quarter of a pound of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, Hillsman said.

“(The 49-year-old suspect) was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, and multiple counts of sale, distribution, and trafficking methamphetamine within 500 feet of a school zone,” Hillsman said in a news release.

The man was taken to the Habersham County Detention Center, where he remains without bond.

Authorities: Man accused of hitting woman with knife, threatening to kill another man

A Flowery Branch man was taken into custody Aug. 16 on three outstanding arrest warrants related to allegations from January involving a knife, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 8:45 p.m. Jan. 14 to the 3000 block of Osborne Road in Flowery Branch.

“(The suspect) had hit a 31-year-old woman on and about her hand with a knife.  (The suspect) was in a relationship with the victim,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

The suspect also allegedly threatened to kill a 24-year-old man while holding a knife, Booth said.

Three children — ages 10, 11 and 13 — were reportedly present during this threat.

The suspect left the scene, and deputies did not immediately locate him. 

Warrants were obtained Jan. 15.

The suspect was taken into Hall County’s custody at the Gwinnett County Jail. The man was charged with aggravated assault, simple battery under the Family Violence Act and three counts of third-degree child cruelty.

He was booked in to the Hall County Jail, where he is being held on a $11,500 bond.


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