Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office SWAT Team arrested a dozen suspects on a variety of offenses in an all-day campaign to track down residents with outstanding warrants.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office SWAT Team on Tuesday arrested 12 people on various charges during its search of residents with outstanding warrants. The team, a multi-agency group made up of officials from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Holly Springs Police Department and the Woodstock Police Department, canvassed the streets between noon and 10 p.m., conducting 20 searches of homes that resulted in the arrests. Arrested during the operation were: Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, June 22, 2012
James Brigham, a Woodstock resident, turned himself in Thursday night on charges of sexual battery and battery against two students.
James Chadwick Brigham, a Kell High School social studies teacher accused of sexual battery and battery against two students, turned himself in Thursday night. According to booking records, Brigham, 37, of Woodstock, posted a $25,000 bond around 2 a.m. Friday after reporting to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. He was charged by Cobb Police earlier Thursday with one count of sexual battery, a felony, and two counts of battery, a misdemeanor, following accusations from two students in separate incidents last month. Kell principal Trudie Donovan, who announced her retirement earlier this month, turned herself in around 7 p.m. Thursday after being charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to report child …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Jarad Jones of Canton is accused of stealing a liquid pain killer from a county ambulance for his personal use, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said.
The second firefighter officials were looking at as part of an investigation into illegal drug use has turned himself in at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Jarad Jones of Canton has been charged with felony theft by taking. He is accused of stealing Fentanyl, a liquid pain killer, from a Cherokee County ambulance in 2011, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. "Investigators believe Jones stole the Fentanyl on more than one occasion and that the drug was used for his personal use," Baker said. News of Jones' arrest surfaced just hours after Sheriff Roger Garrison and Fire Chief Tim Prather discussed an investigation into illegal drug use within the agency during a 1:30 p.m. press conference. "It …
Already, one Cherokee County firefighter from Canton has been arrested and suspended without pay after an investigation revealed illegal drug use.
One more Cherokee firefighter might be arrested as part of an investigation into illegal drug use within the agency. "It appears that there possibly will be one more charge of a firefighter here from Cherokee County as well as possibly other individuals who are not firefighters but were involved in the sale of illegal narcotics," Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison said at an afternoon press conference. Already, a Cherokee County firefighter from Canton has been arrested and suspended without pay. Johnathan Wayne Thomas, 34, is at the Cherokee County Detention Center with no bond. He has has been charged with the sell of hydrocodone, felony possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III …
Officials discovered tampered medicine vials on a county ambulance.
A Cherokee County firefighter from Canton was arrested Wednesday and suspended without pay after an investigation revealed illegal drug use that could lead to more arrests. Johnathan Wayne Thomas, 34, is at the Cherokee County Detention Center with no bond. He has been charged with the sell of hydrocodone, felony possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Investigators were led to Thomas after officials discovered tampered medicine vials on a county ambulance. “Cherokee County fire officials reported the incident to the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the incident in conjunction with the …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Two Canton residents and two Woodstock resident are facing charges of reckless conduct for injuring a child.
Joseph Todd, 18, and James Worley, 21, both of Canton, Timothy Hix, 20, and Corey Hix, 17, both of Woodstock were arrested and charged with reckless conduct stemming from allegations that passengers of a pickup truck were throwing firecrackers at trick-or-treaters in the Middlebrook subdivision. They were released on $680 bonds, said Lt. Jay Baker with the sheriff's office. One child received minor injuries when a firework exploded nearby, Baker said. A resident was able to get a license plate number, leading to the arrest.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
They are suspected of spray painting buildings in Downtown Canton, a bridge in the River Green subdivision and their school.
Just six days after the mayor vowed to put a stop to the graffiti that has surfaced on downtown buildings, a school and a neighborhood bridge in recent weeks, a Canton Police Department spokeswoman today announced the arrests of four current and former Cherokee High students. Varsity basketball players Daniel Gilbreath and Dionte Jenkins and 2011 graduate Thomas Gilbreath were booked into the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center after a Friday evening traffic stop yielded two cans of black spray paint, several markers, marijuana, a glass smoking pipe and confessions. The investigation, Det. Candy Worthy said, led officers to teammate Blake Jones, the fourth suspect. Jones, who also runs track and plays defensive back for the varsity …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Sheriff Roger Garrison denies that the school system spokesman was at his house the night he was arrested for DUI.
Mike McGowan was arrested for his third DUI on the night of Dec. 17 and, according to the police report, told deputies that he was coming from Sheriff Roger Garrison’s house and was wearing the sheriff’s pants. Garrison said that was absolutely not true. “I am very disappointed that he used my name to leverage his bad position,” Garrison said. “But I’m very glad the deputies did their job and performed very professionally and were not influenced by his comments that he knew me.” McGowan stayed at Garrison’s house two nights before—the night an ice storm hit the county—after getting stranded in Canton, Garrison said. Garrison said he last saw McGowan on the morning of Dec. 16 when he left the sheriff’s house after borrowing fresh clothes. …