The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Monday July 18th, deputies responded to a residence on Tay Walk Way in Hiawassee, Georgia, in reference to a reported burglary. The burglary was reported to have occurred that day. The suspect identified during the course of the investigation was arrested the same day as the burglary was reported. The suspect was identified as Chelsea Smith, age 23, of Hiawassee, Georgia. She was charged with one count of Burglary and one count of Criminal Trespass.
Towns County sheriff's deputies made another arrest on Friday July 15th, 2016. Josh Smith, age 23, of Young Harris, Georgia, was charged with one count of burglary, in reference to a burglary that occurred on June 25th, 2016, in the 400 block of Hog Creek Road in Hiawassee. He was the second suspect arrested in reference to the Hog Creek Road burglary.
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