Gilmer Sheriff’s Office resolves barricade standoff without incident


UPDATE – July 25, 2020

The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department has released the name and photo of the man involved in the incident and target of the warrant for rape.

According to the statement, the suspect arrested Thursday on the warrant for Rape from Gwinnett County was Christopher Lewis Wallace  Ellijay.


UPDATE – July 23, 2020

In a statement on social media, the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they were assisting Gwinnett County with serving a warrant for Rape to a subject on Appian Way.

The statment says that when units arrived, the subject barricaded himself inside the residence.

The Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that SWAT was involved saying, “While preparing for a tactical solution with assistance from the SWAT Unit from Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office, the subject surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.”


Original Post – July 23, 2020

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Several law enforcement vehicles were seen on Highway 52 West in Gilmer County today with citizens questioning the severity of the possible incident as some reports claim SWAT vehicles and Cherokee County Sheriff Deputy vehicles.

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GIlmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

FYN has confirmed that Gilmer County Deputies were assisting in serving a Gwinnett County warrant earlier today when a suspect barricaded themself inside of the residence.

It has also been confirmed that Gilmer contacted the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. However, Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson tells FYN that the situation has been resolved without any major incident as the suspect finally surrendered and was taken into custody.

Reports indicate the suspect will be taken to the Gwinnet County Jail, but official details will come from the Gilmer’s Sheriff’s Office soon. Stay with FYN as new details become available.

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