MISSING PERSON: Dakota Fendley

Dakota Fendley

Dakota Fendley

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office reported Fendley found and safe on February 18.

Have you seen DAKOTA FENDLEY or know of his whereabouts?

Dakota is 16 years of age and was last seen on foot in the area of Harold Pritchett Rd. Saturday, Feb. 16th, at approx. 5:00pm. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, a gray hat and black glasses.

If you have information, please call Gilmer County Dispatch at 911 or 706-635-8911.


Suspect involved in shooting now missing


ELLIJAY, Ga. – The suspect of a home invasion last week, Willie Lee McCoy, was shot by law enforcement during the incident, but has now escaped custody at the hospital where he was being cared for.

According to Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, McCoy was incapacitated and under heavy medication as he was life-flighted to the hospital for his injuries. Nicholson states he was kept under guard by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office for 18 hours.

During that time, Nicholson says he was assured multiple times by the hospital security that they would monitor and guard McCoy and would inform the Sheriff’s Office when he was being released. However, over the weekend, he got out of his bed and walked out the front door of the hospital. At this time, his whereabouts are unknown.

The Sheriff’s has notified those involved in last weeks incident about the escape and is currently looking for him. They are also looking for Loren Danielle Denson. Nicholson said that the Sheriff’s Office is only seeking Denson for questioning at this time as they believe she may have information about McCoy. He asserted that the office was only seeking Denson as a possible connection at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to be aware of the situation and is asking anyone who spots or has information on McCoy to contact law enforcement immediately. They are asking citizens not to approach these two, but instead call 911 if you spot them.

McCoy is expected to still be affected by injuries to his hip and arm and that one of his injuries would be in need of follow up treatment.

According to the Sheriff’s BOLO McCoy is wanted for charges of aggravated assault on Peace Officer, Armed Robbery, and Home Invasion.


Missing Woman in Coosawattee


ELLIJAY, GA – A woman around the age of 40 has been reported missing in the Coosawattee area of Gilmer County.

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office, volunteer Fire Fighters, and other enforcement have been called in to aid in the search for the woman. She was last reported wearing shorts and a black bikini top with flip flop sandals.

While officials continue their search, they have asked that anyone with information regarding this search to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-635-4162.

UPDATE: It is FYN’s understanding that this photo was recently offered by a family member to aid in the search.


Missing Woman in Gilmer County has been found


Earlier the Gilmer County Public Safety was seeking help in finding a missing woman in Gilmer County.  FYN is happy to report she has been found.


The female reported missing to authorities last night was located by Gilmer Public Safety Search and Rescue. Once search and rescue was notified today, a search was made of the area and she was located by the crews. The female is not injured.

According to reports she went for a walk Tuesday evening, April 26th at approximately 7:30 PM.


Prior Report  (Her name is Rhonda Bramlett, and she was last seen at the intersection of Wild Cat Lane and Roundtop Rd.   She is a 39 year old white female 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds.  She has short Auburn colored hair, possibly wearing blue jeans or Grey sweats and a bright green shirt with black shoes.)

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