GBI releases details of Gilmer shooting

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – Willie McCoy, 39, of Ellijay was the only injury from Tuesday’s, November 6, shooting according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) press release today.

Requested to perform an “officer-involved-in-shooting” investigation by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI state that McCoy is alleged to have attempted to force his way into a residence while armed with a gun.

As officer’s from both the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Ellijay Police Department responded to the 911 call, they found McCoy as they approached the house. The GBI states that the McCoy was pointing a gun at officers and the ensuing action resulted in McCoy being shot multiple times.

The press release states that EMTs provided care before transporting him to the hospital. McCoy remains there at this time.

Stay with FYN as we reach out to local law enforcement for a statement on the incident. See the full press release as follows:

Ellijay, GA (November 7, 2018) – On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation in the area of Quarles Lane in Ellijay, GA. Preliminary information indicates that a 911 call was made to the Gilmer County 911 Center at approximately 7:31 p.m. The caller indicated that Willie McCoy, 39, of Ellijay, GA was asked to leave the area of the residence and refused. McCoy was also armed with a gun. As the situation unfolded, McCoy attempted to make entry into the residence. Given this information and the fact that McCoy had outstanding felony warrants for aggravated assault and home invasion, officers from both the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Ellijay Police Department responded to the location. Upon approach to the house, officers encountered McCoy who was pointing a gun at the officers. As a result, McCoy was shot multiple times. EMTs staged with officers and were able to provide immediate medical care to McCoy. McCoy was transported to a hospital for treatment, where he remains.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.

The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

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Former Student found dead amid allegations

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Cherry Log, Ga. – Amidst allegations and being wanted “in connection with kidnapping and sexual assault,” Bradley Justin Cochran was found dead yesterday in Metter, Ga from an apparent suicide.

Cochran lived in Cherry Log, Ga and was a former student of Pickens County High School, according to his Facebook Profile.

A release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) states the Cochran allegedly forced his way into a vehicle with three women at a grocery store in Statesboro. After they drove into Candler County, Cochran allegedly sexually assaulted two of the women before stealing the car and leaving the females on foot.

The Statesboro Police Department posted on their Facebook Page Monday saying, “As events unfolded, our officers were amazed by their strength and bravery. These women were just minding their own business, trying to leave the parking lot, when a stranger threatened them with a knife and forced his way into their vehicle.”

All three survived the encounter. Police say it is simply because of the quick action in a fight for survival. Hailing the girls as survivors and warriors.

They continued to praise the victims for their action as they “were able to create a diversion so one of them could escape, from a moving vehicle, to get help. She was able to give law enforcement vital information that led to the identification of the suspect and helped locate the other two women, and most likely saved their lives.”

The GBI was requested to join the investigation on Sunday, August 26, by the Candler County Sheriff’s Office and the Statesboro Police Department.

As the search for Cochran grew to include all three agencies, the Candler County Sheriff’s Office stated, “There was an extensive investigation and manhunt throughout the night and into the morning. All agencies and personnel involved demonstrated how a multi-agency operation should be carried out.”

At this time, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing, but the GBI did confirm that Cochran’s body will be sent to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Savannah, Ga for official cause and manner of death.

 

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Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

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Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick.

According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath as a public officer.

The warrant alleges that Hamrick convinced a lady that she was a confidential informant for him and that she could have potential criminal charges brought against her. He then allegedly told her that he had destroyed her confidential informant file in return for the photos.

Having been arrested and booked on the charges, Hamrick has since paid a $1,000 bond and been released. As the official charge states Violation of Oath by Public Officer, it is charged as “a violation of the Oath taken by Hamrick as a Deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the Deputy Commander of the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force…”

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Short Takes – The Weaponization of Allegations

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The Weaponization of Allegations

The title alone suggests another trip into “fake news.” Fake news is propaganda, lies enveloped in a tissue of half-truths and innuendos, wrapped in a blanket of sordid allegations all once protected by the once immense power of the fourth estate, the media that wields it. 

At the moment, the weaponized allegations are focused on supposed sexual predators, mostly Liberal men, politicians in DC, celebrities in Hollywood and notables in the media. One woman, also a democrat, has been caught up in the mess. They have brought these problems on themselves. Logically, this entire issue of demonizing predatory sex could accomplish for the Left, what their love for abortions is not doing, effectively reducing the population.

Normal people may find it too politically incorrect to engage in the natural mating process in fear of allegations of being anti-transexual, anti-gay, anti-pervert and anti-social, by their definition of course. If the feminists get control of the issue look out. There will be no reprise for the male  species. Wielding the power of unsubstantiated allegations may be fatal to Democrats.

Politically, the weaponization of allegations were launched against Donald Trump over a year ago, to little effect because he fights back. Allegations that Trump’s early morning “tweets,” as non-Presidential and dangerous, are not because they believe he is demented or out of touch with reality but because Trump, by being first out of the block each morning, sets the news agenda for the day, as he wants it, not as the media wants it. By ten o’clock each morning, the media’s weaponization of allegations are already exposed and have little or no effect on how Trump runs his administration. They respond to him not the other way around. Trump is a wealthy man, in the media limelight and usually, women came after him. Besides, nobody out here really cares. He’s doing the job they don’t want done and they are going berserk for it.

The “Left” will scream out allegations against whomever they don’t like, especially Trump, and weaponize them by constant repetition until every network is talking about it and the object of that attack finally gets the message to retire from the game. Except Trump! These have rarely been directed to Democrats until a rich, fat, Democrat supporter named Harvey Weinstein broke the dam of media protections. They can’t stop the flood that’s sweeping all away.

The sexual predators issue has clearly backfired on the media because even their own overpaid luminaries are being eliminated based upon the sheer weight of allegations that’s crushing the poor blighter down into the weeds. Judge Roy Moore was such a victim and because of it, we have an abortionist voting Democrat as a Senator from Alabama.

Climate Change skeptics for example, are accused of being “deniers,“ potential killers of coastal dwelling Americans, sure to drown as the rising tides inevitably engulfs them all. Women and children will be the worst hit. In Defense, the media, when caught with their pants down, most often claim an allegation was simply a mistake and that “mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media.” Well, yes, real mistakes can be forgiven but not from the media who have assumed the position as enemy of the Constitutional Americanism.

What we really have here is a struggle between conflicting ideologies, the Marxist/Socialist one of the Democrats eagerly supported by the media, and the American Constitutional one that President Trump is trying to restore, eagerly supported by us “deplorables.” Democrats are in a hole. To make allegations is the only weapon they have left. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (19Dec17)

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