GILMER COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR ARSON

News

INSURANCE AND SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER
– State of Georgia –
NEWS RELEASE

 

GILMER COUNTY WOMAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR ARSON

ATLANTA – Nora Patricia Richardson, 37, of Ellijay, Georgia was recently sentenced to ten years in prison
with five to serve for setting a fire in Gilmer County on January 12, 2019.
“Richardson set the fire to a couch in her living room. Another individual was inside the home at the time
the fire originated. Luckily, that individual was able to escape unharmed,” said Safety Fire Commissioner John F.
King. “However, Mrs. Richardson’s blatant disregard for human safety should serve as a reminder; arson will not
be tolerated and criminals found guilty of arson will be punished to the full extent of the law.”
The fire that started and ended in the living room of the single-wide mobile home located at 67 Stephens
Run in Ellijay, Georgia was extinguished before fire personnel arrived. Richardson was located a short time later.
The home suffered minimal damage during the fire.

In April, Richardson was indicted by the Grand Jury in Gilmer County. Richardson was then found guilty on
one count of Arson and one count of Criminal Damage to Property. An investigator with the Safety Fire
Commissioner’s Office assisted the Gilmer County Fire Department and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office with
this investigation.

Second Degree Arson is a felony punishable by a fine of no more than $25,000 or by a prison term between
one and ten years, or both. To report arson, call the Arson Hotline at 1‐800‐282‐5804. Rewards are offered of up to
$10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. Calls are taken 24 hours a day and
callers can choose to remain anonymous.

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 8/7 – 8/11

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 7/30 – 8/6

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

Two arrested on child abuse

News

Laura Suzan Schwartz

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Several warrants were served earlier this month and two suspects have been arrested in regards to accusations of child abuse.

Laura Suzan Schwartz had warrants issued for Cruelty to Children, Battery Family Violence, and False Imprisonment Family Violence.

Michael Wayne Maupin had warrants issued for Cruelty to Children, False Imprisonment Family Violence, Aggravated Battery, and Battery Family Violence.

According to the warrants issued, the two allegedly kept three children, a 1 -year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 6-year-old, in unsanitary conditions. With names redacted, the warrants also allege that one of the kids was kept “in a dog cage locking him inside for a restraining/punishment device and to use as his bed for sleeping.” Each suspect also faces allegations of striking a child.

Further, Maupin is alleged to have used his hands to strangulate a child and to have wrapped a belt around one child’s neck and suspending the child off of the ground with it, also causing strangulation and causing the child to pass out.

Arrest Record p1

Arrest Record p2

Arrest Record p3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Wayne Maupin

While these allegations are on the warrants, the incident report filed by officers only officially states the general Cruelty to Children charges. According to the report, officers arrived on scene with a representative of the Department of Family and Childrens Services (DFACS) to question the couple on the allegations. The report states that while the couple denied the allegations at first.

As the 6-year-old stated he was very thirsty, one of the officers offered a water, a blanket, a stuffed animal, and stickers. As the DFACS representative spoke with the child and the deputy spoke with parents, the representative came and “informed the parents that the child just stated that he “is put in the cage” when he gets in trouble and she asked the parents to be honest with her regarding the situation so that Department of Family and Children’s Services could provide them with the best possible resource to better the disciple [discipline] that is given and that they would come up with different things that they needed to work with to help the 6 year old and the parents and other children.”

The officers pressed further and the report says, “Mr. Maupin then admitted that yes they do use the dog cage on occasions for discipline and restraint for the 6 year old son.”

While the bond hearing for the case was originally to be held today, it has now been moved to September 10, 2019. Stay with FYN as we offer updates on this story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident Report p1

Incident Report p2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 7/22 – 7/29

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 7/16 – 7/22

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 7/9 – 7/15

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 7/1 – 7/8

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Author

FetchYourNews.com - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

News - Videos - TV - Marketing - Website Design - Commercial Production - Consultation

Search

FetchYourNews.com - Citizen Journalists - A place to share “Your” work. Send us “Your” information or tips - 706.276.NEWs (6397) 706.889.9700 chief@FetchYourNews.com

Back to Top