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Towns County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,471. Its county seat is Hiawassee.

Area: 172 mi² (445.5 km²)
Founded: 1856
Population: 10,771 (2013)
Unemployment rate: 8.1% (Feb 2015)
Cities: Hiawassee, Young Harris, Georgia
University: Young Harris College

Towns County, GA Offense Statistics
Violent Crime 28
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0
Rape (revised and legacy definition) 0
Robbery 1
Aggravated Assault 27
Property Crime 130
Burglary 41
Larceny-theft 76
Motor Vehicle Theft 13
Arson not available
Data Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2015
Note: The data shown in this table does not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff’s office or county police department

Towns County Sheriff's Office

In today’s world people often aren’t sure what role the Office of Sheriff plays. This is not surprising considering that the media of today has, for the most part, forgotten the sheriff’s role themselves. They leave people with a distorted view of the Office of Sheriff and its powers, duties, and responsibilities. The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in speaking of the sheriff’s role, said this: “These qualities and characteristics of the office need to be recited not because they are novel, but because they are so old that they are easily forgotten or unappreciated” (Andreski V. Ind. Comm.). The Office of Sheriff in Georgia predates the first Georgia Constitution. One might note that I called it the Office of Sheriff and not Department of Sheriff. The Sheriff is a constitutional officer and, as such, derives his or her powers from Georgia’s Constitution as well as common law (Elder V. Camp, Hannah V. State). The Sheriff’s Office is an arm of the state (Greech V. Clayton County, Ga.) and not a department of the county government. Sheriffs and their deputies have statewide jurisdiction. Sheriffs are elected to their office and because of the elected nature of that office they are directly accountable to the citizens they serve. Our nation’s founders wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “all true forms of government derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Because of their elected nature, sheriffs answer directly to “we, the people.” This, in my opinion, is a great example of the very form of government we founded our nation upon. All of Georgia’s 159 counties have an Office of Sheriff as a requirement of the Georgia Constitution (Ga. Const. Art. 9, Section 1, Para. 3). The sheriff is required by law to operate the county jail, as well as provide security for the courts and serve writs, warrants, precepts, and processes of the courts. The Sheriff is charged with preserving the peace and protecting the lives, persons, and property of the citizens within the county. It was the intent of the Georgia General Assembly that the Office of Sheriff be the basic law enforcement office of this state (Veit V. State). In his Treatise on the Law of Sheriffs, Anderson wrote, “the sheriff represents the sovereignty of the state and has no superior in his county.” He went on to say that when a situation arises “it becomes the sheriff’s right and it is his duty to determine what the public safety and tranquility demand and to act accordingly” (Vol. 1, Section 6, p.5.). While sheriffs have the same jurisdiction within the municipality as they do in the un-incorporated areas of the county, typically calls of service within municipalities which have police departments are handled by the police department. The sheriff is, however, required by Georgia statue to provide the same services within the municipality as he or she does in the un-incorporated areas of the county (O.C.G.A. 15-16-10). While it has been common place in times dating back to the Magna Carta that the sheriff was the chief law enforcement officer (Pollock and Maitland 582), I often remind deputies that the purpose of enforcing the law is to fulfill the duty of “preserving the peace and protecting the lives, persons, and property, of the citizens.” It is, in my opinion, much easier for sheriffs, due to their elected nature, to remember this truth. It is our job to protect and not harm our citizens.
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Towns County Sheriff's Office shared a post.Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 7:02am
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Towns County Sheriff's OfficeMonday, March 18th, 2019 at 5:39am

TCSO Arrests Two Drug Suspects

On Tuesday, March 12th, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators arrested two suspects on drug charges following a traffic stop.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped a white Ford Astro Van on Highway 17 in Young Harris, Georgia on a traffic offense. The driver provided the deputies with a false name. Upon further investigation into the traffic stop, the following suspects were arrested and charged with the following offenses:

Emily Ann Silknitter, age 35 of Murphy, North Carolina

1 count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Methamphetamine
1 count drug Related Objects
1 count Violation of Tail Light Requirement
2 counts Seatbelt Violation (Juvenile)
1 count Giving false Name to Law Enforcement

Andrew Chase Hogsed, age 23 of Murphy, North Carolina

1 count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act
Possession of Methamphetamine
1 count of Drug Related Objects

The investigation is active and ongoing. The case will be referred to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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Towns County Sheriff's Office shared a post.Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 3:08pm
***PSA*** Springs forward
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Towns County Sheriff's Office shared a post.Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 8:43am
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Chris Clinton
The majority of the 911 call recently published by FYN was recorded as the caller and the vehicle the caller was pursuing were in North Carolina, not in Towns County. In the beginning, the vehicles are in Georgia and there is a deputy nearby, but the deputy is not on the phone with the caller. The caller is talking to an employee of an entirely different branch of government outside the control of the sheriff. This person, not the deputy, tells the caller the deputy is going to another call. At no time during that phone conversation, nor in the decision of when and how to relay the caller’s information to the deputy, was there a judgment call made by anyone employed by, supervised by, or otherwise under the control and responsibility of the Sheriff of Towns County. The video is from the body camera the night before Silvers' fatal crash in North Carolina. The property owner is Mr. Osborn, the woman Osborn's wife, Mr. Silvers, his brother Travis, and the wrecker driver are also in the video along with friends of Mr. Osborn’s. Clearly, field sobriety testing was administered by the deputy despite FYN and Mr. Osborn's claims to the contrary.
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Towns County Sheriff's OfficeTuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 3:24am
***MISSING CHILD*** from neighboring Clay County, NC