***UPDATED BOLO – Fugitive JEREMY CRUSE from Walton County has not been located yet, but we are still actively searching today. A female passenger that ran was taken into custody yesterday and is currently in the Gilmer County Jail.
As a reminder, please keep your homes and cars secured and locked. Continue to be on the lookout and if you see anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately.
5/1/19 9:38am #gilmersheriff
Gilmer County, GA
***BOLO – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Earlier this afternoon, Sheriff’s deputies, along with Ellijay PD and Georgia State Patrol, were involved in a police chase with a 2010 red Ford Fusion allegedly driven by JEREMY CRUSE, age 34. After the chase ended on Gentry Drive up behind the Gilmer County Emergency Room/Nursing Home, the suspect ran on foot into a wooded area. It was learned that the subject has active felony warrants out of Walton County and is currently being sought by the Walton County GA Sheriff’s Office.
Currently, the Emergency Room, Nursing Home, and all schools in the vicinity including Gilmer High School, Middle School, and Mountainview Elementary, are on lockdown for safety of the public.
If you see this individual, use caution and do not approach, and call 911 immediately.
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.
According to an official release from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office, their recent search for suspect Richard Edmond Fields has ended as of 2:35pm yesterday.
Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Deputies, along with assistance from U.S. Marshals and Dept. Of Community Supervision, captured the suspect on Willard Mtn Rd.
While he is currently in custody, Fields could be facing charges of Home Invasion, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Battery, Burglary, Pointing a Gun/Pistol at Another, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
FYN has asked officials about his capture and is currently waiting for a response. Stay with FYN as more updates become available.
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