Calhoun

64-year-old Georgia man arrested after armed standoff with deputies

64-year-old Georgia man arrested after armed standoff with deputies

CALHOUN -- An armed standoff at a home in Calhoun between a 64-year-old man and police ended peacefully after a crisis negotiator arrived at the scene Saturday afternoon. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Craigtown Road and U.S. Highway 41 north of Calhoun in response to multiple reports of an intoxicated, threatening man armed with a gun. Deputies arrived within minutes and encountered 64-year-old George Barry Goodwin, who retreated inside a utility shed behind his home. "Goodwin, armed with a shotgun, kept the deputies at bay for some time until an experienced Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiator arrived on the scene," said…
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Calhoun man arrested after police chase that ended in Bartow County

Calhoun man arrested after police chase that ended in Bartow County

A Calhoun man was arrested after a chase that started out as a car chase until the driver fled the vehicle on foot Monday. According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Department, a deputy sheriff attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 75 in southern Gordon County. The vehicle immediately fled and a pursuit involving a number of deputies as well as the State Patrol ensued. The driver, later identified as 22-year-old Fabian Capistran, of Calhoun, exited the Interstate and led officers over a number of secondary roads and eventually onto Hopkins Drive in northern Bartow County. Although Capistran abandoned his car and fled…
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Gordon County law enforcement shuts down ‘chop shop’ for four-wheelers

Gordon County law enforcement shuts down ‘chop shop’ for four-wheelers

The Gordon County Sheriff's Department shut down a chop shop and arrested members of a suspected crime ring that targeted four wheelers throughout the county. Over the last two months, sheriff's department officials say they have received several reports regarding thefts of four-wheel-all-terrain-vehicles from several neighborhoods county-wide. The thefts had not been concentrated in any particular area. No video surveillance footage or eyewitnesses were available in these cases, leaving detectives little information to follow up on. However, employing a different tactic, detectives consistently questioned a large number of people who were arrested on other charges about their knowledge, if any,…
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Georgia police chief charged with falsifying records

Georgia police chief charged with falsifying records

FAIRMOUNT -- The Fairmount Police Chief and a Fairmount Officer have been arrested and charged with falsifying documents. On Friday, July 24, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Fairmount Police Chief Chandler Walter, of Calhoun, and Fairmount Police Officer Olan Mark Lowe, of Calhoun, and charged each with False Official Certificates and Writings by Officers. On Thursday, June 11, the Gordon County District Attorney asked the GBI to investigate allegations that Walter and Lowe had falsified Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training records and improperly used the GCIC/CJIS network during a test. The chief and officer were placed on administrative…
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