Thursday, May 16, 2013
Andrea Blanton was initially charged with concealing her father's death, but an autopsy found he died of strangulation.
A Ball Ground woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her father after Cherokee County sheriff's deputies discovered his decomposed body inside the home. Andrea Blanton, 45, remains at at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with no bond after she was arrested Thursday morning for the crime. Deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office on Tuesday were dispatched to 515 Northridge Road to perform a welfare check on James Reece, 77. Authorities located Reece, who appeared to have been dead for several days, according to Cherokee Sheriff's Office Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker. Investigators learned Blanton lived at the home with her father and was his primary caregiver. Baker said investigators discovered Blanton was staying in the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The man who the Georgia Bureau of Investigators believe shot and killed his parents died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Cherokee last week.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the Union County murder suspect involved in a shoot out with Cherokee Sheriff's deputies ended his own life last week in Holly Springs. According to the Cherokee Ledger-News, Anthony Payne died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Ledger confirmed with GBI Spokesman John Bankhead that Payne also received a gunshot wound to the arm when a Cherokee sheriff's deputy fired when the suspect did not drop his weapon. The GBI believes Payne, 34 of Blairsville shot and killed both of his parents, Charles Payne, age 59, and Louise Payne, age 67, at their home on Nottley Dam Road in Blairsville. The GBI's regional office in Cleveland last Thursday received a call from Union County Sheriff Mack …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Anthony Payne, who was shot and killed by Cherokee Sheriff's deputies early Friday, allegedly shot and killed his parents in Blairsville.
The parents of a Union County double homicide suspect fatally shot by Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputies were killed by their own son. That's according to preliminary autopsy results released Friday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Complete autopsy results are pending at the GBI's Medical Examiner's Office. The GBI's regional office in Cleveland around 5:45 p.m. Thursday received a call for assistance from Union County Sheriff Mack Mason after his deputies discovered the bodies of Charles Payne, age 59, and Louise Payne, age 67, at a home at 1098 Nottley Dam Road in Blairsville. GBI authorities discovered the Payne's 2005 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was missing from the home and they later determined by an investigation that the …
After receiving a lookout alert from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the suspect was spotted near Holly Springs late Thursday evening.
UPDATE (10:50 a.m.): According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker, deputies received substantial assistance from the Canton, Woodstock, and Holly Springs police departments during the search. Baker said the departments were extremely helpful when canvassing Swan Lane for the suspect. ORIGINAL STORY: A Union County double-homicide murder suspect was shot and killed by Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputies late Thursday night. The sheriff's office received a notification around 10:20 p.m. to be on the look out from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for the suspect in a double homicide in Union County, according to a Sheriff's Office press release. At around 11 p.m., Cherokee deputies spotted the vehicle that was named in the look out…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The 20 to 30 year old Hispanic male was found dead behind the Canton Marketplace Sunday morning.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released a sketch of the dead man whose identity has eluded the Canton Police Department since his body was first discovered on Sunday morning behind the Canton Marketplace. The man is described as a 20 to 30 year old 5'6" Hispanic who weighed anywhere between 150 to 160 pounds. He had black hair, brown eyes and no scars or tattoos. If anyone recognizes this man, please call the Canton Police at 770-720-4883 or Greater Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.
Monday, November 12, 2012
14-year-old Griselda Cibrian was abducted from Glennville Sunday afternoon.
Update (12:50 p.m.): The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Cibrian met Aranda-Parra on a phone chat line. Aranda-Parra claimed he was 19 years old. The man drove from Norcross to meet Cibrian's family but was rebuffed. He and Cibrian later arranged a secret meeting where they absconded to Norcross. Once Cibrian heard her name in the media, she called her father to arrange her surrender. Update: According to Norcross Patch, authorities said they found Cibrian in a Norcross motel at 8:20 a.m. Monday, after calling her mother and revealing her location. Later on Monday morning, Norcross police located and arrested Raymundo Aranda-Parra, the man who allegedly took Cibrian from Glennville. Original Story: The teenage girl who was …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The boyfriend of the child's mother has obtained legal counsel and is not talking to investigators.
The death of a 17-month-old baby last week remains under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. According to 11 Alive, sheriff's deputies would like to talk to 30-year-old Michael John Naples surrounding the death of Kaylee Rayne Johnson, who was found unresponsive around 1 a.m. last Sunday at his home on Red Bird Way just west of Woodstock. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker told Patch on Friday charges have yet to be filed in the case. Lt. Baker told 11 Alive that Naples, the boyfriend of the child's mother Jaime Nakail Beck of Euharlee, has obtained an attorney and is not talking to investigators. The news outlet also reports Kaylee was found "severely injured" by emergency crews when they arrived on the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The baby passed away on Sunday at a home near Woodstock.
Autopsy results are pending in the death of a 17-month-old baby who passed away at a home near Woodstock. According to 11 Alive, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Kaylee Rayne Johnson, who was found unresponsive around 1 a.m. Sunday at a home on Red Bird Way. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker said no charges have yet to be filed in the case. The home, located off Highway 92 near its intersection with Bells Ferry Road, is that of Kaylee's father, Michael John Naples, 30, according to an incident report released by the sheriff's office. The child's mother, Jaimie Nakail Beck, 22, of Euharlee, reportedly told deputies she woke up to get a glass of water and discovered her child unresponsive at …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Since 5:30 p.m. Friday, authorities had been searching for Jorelys Rivera, the 7-year-old girl who was last seen at the River Ridge apartment complex off Reinhardt College Parkway.
Editor's note: Due to erroneous information from the Canton Police Department, previous versions of this story misspelled the name of Jorelys Rivera. There will be just one vigil for Jorelys Rivera, and it will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park. Originally, there were two vigils planned, one on Wednesday at Heritage Park and another on Friday in front of the River Ridge apartment complex. "Out of respect for the complex and as a request of the Canton Police Department's ongoing investigation, we moved it to Heritage Park," organizer Tina Ryan said. "The two vigils have been combined for Friday night." For footage from today's press conference announcing the results of an autopsy, click here. Another vigil planned for 6…