Keyword: Elbert County
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Elizabeth man accused of killing his mother

An Elizabeth man was jailed March 12 on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, according to court and jail records. Wade Garrett McVicker-Thornton, 24, is … more

Grant will help Elizabeth School District boost security

A grant of more than $100,000 will help the Elizabeth School District improve security measures, including the installation of cameras on all school buses. “The grant money allows the district to … more

Man who had been accused of killing teacher sentenced to probation

Dan Pesch — who in 2017 confessed to killing Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson in 2010, only to later say he didn't do it and have murder charges dropped — was sentenced to three years' … more

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

Stories of the year: Elbert County and beyond

A suspect’s arrest in December 2017 inspired hope of justice among friends and family members of Randy Wilson, a Kiowa teacher who was found dead, believed by authorities to have been murdered, in … more

Murder charge dropped in Elbert County teacher death case

Nearly a year after he was booked into the Elbert County Jail, a judge on Dec. 3 dismissed the murder charge against the suspect in the death of Kiowa teacher Randy Wilson. The dismissal came at the … more

Elbert County deputy cleared in fatal Taser incident

An Elbert County sheriff's deputy was justified in using a Taser to help detain an armed man who died shortly after, according to a review by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. The … more

Heap looks back at years as sheriff

After serving two terms as Elbert County's top law enforcement official, Sheriff Shayne Heap is preparing to turn the reins over to the new sheriff in town come January, and said the exceptional … more

Murder suspect no stranger to false confessions

Six days before Christmas 2017 came shocking news: Authorities had arrested a man in the 2010 murder of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Elbert County investigators charged Daniel Pesch, a … more
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