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Man sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to randomly slashing elderly man’s throat at Tunnel Hill Mapco

Posted on July 24th, 2021

Whitfield County Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris on Friday sentenced Christopher Lamont Swanson, Jr., 35, formerly of 203 Jordan St., Tunnel Hill, to serve a total of 25 years in prison, the maximum allowed, for aggravated battery upon a person over the age of 65 and for possession of a knife during the commission of […]

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Teen gang member convicted in violent 2019 armed robbery in Dalton sentenced to 85 years in prison

Posted on July 24th, 2021

According to the District Attorney Bert Poston, 18-year-old Alexandro Agapito Perez-Lucas was sentenced by Judge Cindy Morris to serve a total of 85 years in prison with the first 20 years to be served without the possibility of parole. According to the press release, Perez-Lucas was convicted of armed robbery, false imprisonment, criminal street gang […]

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Ohio woman charged with DUI and homicide after crash kills South Carolina man on I-75 in Whitfield County

Posted on July 21st, 2021

According to the Georgia State Patrol: “On July 19, 2021, at 0:47 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 5 Dalton was requested to work a two vehicle crash on Interstate 75 North near mile marker 327 in Whitfield County. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2018 Tesla was traveling north on Interstate 75 North in […]

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Dalton man arrested after crashing into mailbox, fence and leaving the scene in Whitfield County

Posted on July 20th, 2021

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on July 8th, 2021, at around 10:56 AM, Deputy Warren responded to 1947 Freeport Road in reference to a crash. According to the report, “On the scene, Deputy Warren spoke to the resident. He stated that he left the residence while gone. He said someone had […]

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Florida couple injured in serious two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitfield County

Posted on July 20th, 2021

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe being driven by Margarita Maria Welch, 60, of Fort McCoy, Florida, and a 2018 Kia Sorento being driven by Tyler Jackson, 28, of Dalton, were traveling northbound on I-75 mile marker 329 negotiating a curve to the […]

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