Category: Gordon County/Calhoun News

Gordon Sheriff’s Office Shuts Down 2 Meth Distribution Operations

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The Gordon Sheriff’s Office Shuts Down Two Major Methamphetamine Distribution Operations, Resulting in Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges… Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports.

In March 2021, Sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into complaints regarding the distribution of methamphetamine from a private residence on Gee Road near Resaca.

Detectives obtained detailed information from numerous sources that led to the execution of a search warrant at 328 Gee Road on Monday night, May 24.

Deputies and detectives discovered large amounts of both methamphetamine and marijuana in the home. A Sheriff’s ‘K9’ was also deployed in the search.

Detectives seized the unlawful drugs and other physical evidence of drug trafficking.

Russell D. Defore, age 50, of 328 Gee Road was arrested at the home without incident and jailed.

He is facing charges of Trafficking Methamphetamine and other drug-related crimes.

Additionally, In January 2021, Sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into drug trafficking and weapons violations at a private home in the Erwin Hill community near Sonoraville.

Employing several lines of investigation, the detectives acquired a search warrant for the residence at 742 Erwin Hill Road near Sonoraville.

On the morning of Wednesday, May 26, a team of detectives and uniformed deputy sheriffs executed this search warrant. Two Sheriff’s ‘K9s’ were deployed in this case to search for illegal substances.

During the execution of the warrant, detectives found and confiscated large amounts of methamphetamine packaged for resale, Schedule I, IV, and hallucinogenic drugs, a large amount of physical evidence indicative of drug trafficking, as well as nine illegally held and/or illegally modified firearms.

The occupant, identified as one Jason A. Bagley, age 41, of 742 Erwin Hill Road, Adairsville (Gordon County), was arrested there without incident and lodged in the county jail, where he faces charges of Methamphetamine Trafficking and a host of other drug-related charges and firearms violations.

Detectives assigned to the case said that Bagley has a lengthy criminal history of drug and weapons charges.

Body Identified

The Calhoun Police Department has said that a homeless man that was found deceased behind Walgreens on South Wall Street earlier this week was that of 62 year-old Bobby Commander.

Reports said that Commander’s body was found on Wednesday around 4 pm.

Police stated that two witnesses told them that they had gone to the area to check Commander, who was living in a tent behind the pharmacy.

Both told police that they had last seen Commander alive on Tuesday evening.

No foul play is suspected; the investigation is ongoing.

Body Found Behind Calhoun Dollar Store

Calhoun authorities said that the body of a person was found behind the Dollar General on Curtis Parkway Thursday.

According to Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle the body is believed to be that of a local homeless resident.

“We recognize him,” Pyle said. “He is one of our local people.

He added that foul play is not suspected, but has yet to be ruled out.


Man Threatens Family With Shotgun; Arrested After Stand Off

Gordon County deputy sheriffs responded to a private residence in Long Pointe Subdivision in response to a 911 report of a man having threatened his family with a firearm this week. When deputies arrived, a woman and her children had fled from the residence.

She told the deputies that her husband had threatened them with a shotgun. Deputies surrounded the house and attempted to make contact with the man inside by telephone. After a brief stand-off, a deputy trained in crisis intervention negotiated by telephone with the man, convincing him to surrender to the officers.

This man, subsequently identified as one Carter Dudley Sills, age 60, of 150 Long Pointe Road, was taken into custody without further incident. The firearm involved was recovered by investigating deputies. No one was injured in the course of these events, and Sills is lodged in the county jail facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Cruelty To Children, and Pointing a Firearm At Others.

Gordon County Man Arrested For Assault / Family Violence After Stand-Off on Long Pointe Road

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Guzman Brothers Arrested/ Made Threats Toward Officers and Their Family Members

Two Calhoun brothers, Miguel Angel Guzman, 27, and Rolando Cruz Guzman, 30, were arrested this week after police responded to a call about a man jumping in front of oncoming traffic.

Reports said that officers were dispatched to the intersection of Mauldin Road and Northview Drive and in the process locating an intoxicated Rolando Guzman jumping in front of cars.

Police stated that when they arrived on scene they saw Rolando grab a beer and stumble away while walking toward his home.  When officers followed him to the home they observed Miguel Guzman unconscious and laying on a ramp. Rolando was able to get inside the home and lock officers out.  However, after gaining entry, officers were able to take Rolando into custody.

While being taken to the Gordon County Jail, both Guzmans made threats toward officers and their family members. Miguel told officers that he was a member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel while Rolando also kept making referencing to the cartel.

Miguel Angel Guzman is charged with terroristic threats and acts and obstruction or hindering of law enforcement officers. Rolando Cruz Guzman is charged with pedestrian under the influence, terroristic threats and acts, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, and a probation violation.

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