SCSO Announces Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a number of arrests.

First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office made two arrests in connection with a recent burglary at a local convenience store.

According to Shirley, 17-year-old Branton Jarrett Jones of Canon and 19-year-old Devin Cole Reed of Toccoa are both charged with one count of Burglary-Second Degree.

Shirley said during the recent burglary at the convenience store on Highway 17 South in Eastanollee, a “money bag” containing cash was taken from a safe located within the store.

Elsewhere, Shirley said that authorities have arrested 43-year-old Stacey Darlene Vickery of Toccoa on one count of false statements and one count of theft by deception.

The sheriff said that the charges stem from an alleged falsely reported burglary at Vickery’s Crawford Farm   Road residence and the alleged fradulent sale of a mobile home from the same location.

At last report, Vickery was in the Stephens County Jail awaiting bond.

Finally, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person in connection to what authorities have termed a “domestic disturbance” on Rock Creek Road.

The sheriff said after investigation of the incident, deputies arrested 33-year-old Travis John Fruge of Toccoa.

He is charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Battery, Simple Battery, Cruelty to Children-First Degree, Cruelty to Children-Third Degree, and Interference with a 911 call, all under Georgia’s “Family Violence Act.”

Shirley said Fruge was still incarcerated at the Stephens County Jail awaiting a bond hearing at last report.