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 Friday, June 17, 2016, deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Jay Chrisley, age 24, of Hayesville, North Carolina. Deputies responded to a suspicious person call in the area of Dune Road in Hiawassee, GA.
Chrisley was arrested on the following charges:
1 Count Burglary 1st Degree;
3 Counts Burglary in the 2nd Degree;
2 Counts of Criminal Damage to Property (felony).
The 1st Degree burglary charge stemmed from a residence which had been entered.
The 2nd Degree burglary charges stemmed from watercraft that were entered.
The Criminal Damage charges stemmed from watercraft that were damaged in the area as well.
This case is active and ongoing and additional charges are possible.
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