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Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged
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Hall County Sheriff’s officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.
  • A Clermont man was arrested on burglary and entering auto charges after detectives recovered stolen tools at a local pawn shop.
    Claude Otis Simpson, 37, is suspected in a January burglary at an Atlanta Highway residence, Col. Jeff Strickland said. Simpson is also charged in connection with an entering auto on Staton Road in Clermont.
  • Two people have been charged in connection with an October burglary at a Joe Chandler Road residence.
    Jason Rudolph Turner, 42, and Tracy Michelle Lee, 35, both of Lula, were arrested and charged with burglary.
  • A Gainesville man was charged with producing and selling fake Georgia and North Carolina drivers licenses, along with Social Security cards.
    Jose Cruz Galvan-Ramirez, 30, of Gainesville, was arrested and charged with manufacturing false documents after he tried to sell bogus IDs to an undercover officer at an Atlanta Highway convenience store, Strickland said.
  • On Monday, a Gainesville man was charged with punching a deputy in the face when the deputy tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.
    Devin Ignacio Segura was walking along Atlanta Highway early Monday morning when a deputy stopped him and asked for his identification, Strickland said. When the deputy discovered Segura was wanted, he tried to put handcuffs on him. Segura punched the deputy and fled the scene wearing the handcuffs.
    Hall County Sheriff’s authorities later found Segura at his home on Cronic Drive still wearing the handcuffs.
    Segura, 18, was charged with theft by taking, misdemeanor obstruction and a probation warrant.
  • The sheriff’s office also announced the arrest of four people at a Buford home, where investigators visited after receiving a tip of possible stolen property there.
    Norma Jean Turpin, 43, and Tiffany Ramos, 27, were charged with possession of hydrocodone, methamphetamine, alprazolam and Soma.
  • Justin Louis Nickell, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, obstruction, false information and second-degree forgery. Lee Howard Hallman, 33, was arrested on a probation warrant.
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