GBI Investigation Leads to the Arrest of a Murray County Deputy

October 6, 2017

Murray County, GA – On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, GBI Calhoun was requested by Murray County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations of missing money from the Murray County evidence room. The subsequent investigation has led to the arrest of Deputy Donna Woody, age 49, who was the evidence custodian.

Woody was charged with 6 counts of tampering with evidence, 1 count of violation of oath of office, and 1 count of theft by fiduciary. Information obtained during the course of the investigation indicates that an amount in excess of $10,000 was allegedly stolen from the evidence room. Woody turned herself in to the Murray County Sheriff’s Office on the morning of Thursday, October 5, 2017.

This GBI investigation remains active and ongoing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the GBI’s Calhoun Office at 706-624-1424

Deputy McEntire & K9 Spike win 1st Place in K9 Criminal Apprehension Competition

Police & Government

Congratulations! to Deputy McEntire and K9 Spike, on winning First Place in the K-9 Criminal Apprehension competition at the 7th Annual K9 Training and Certification Workshop.  1k9 1k93



The competition was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry, GA.  They competed against 29 other teams from around the Country. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of them and their accomplishment.


Puppy shot and killed; tossed in a garbage bag


chatsworth-puppy-shot A Murray County family is looking for answers after their 10-month old puppy was shot and killed. Beau, a Yellow Labrador, was found miles from their Chatsworth home, dumped in a trash bag.

The Murray County Sheriff’s Office is calling this an act of animal cruelty. They are trying to track down whoever is responsible.

The couple held back tears, still in shock that their 10-month old puppy was shot and killed. His death is a lot for them to understand.

Hannah Mayo was relaxing at home when someone knocked on her front door, but before she could answer, “I heard a gun go off. Two of the three dogs, they are inside dogs, were on their way running back.”

Her 10-month old, Yellow Lab, Beau was nowhere to be found. At first she thought he ran off, scared from the loud noise. She later found out he had been shot in the head, left to die miles away from home. “Ruthlessly dumped, so we may never have found him. No idea what happened to him if we couldn’t find his body. I don’t understand how people could do that.”

Hannah’s boyfriend had searched the neighborhood for the puppy, trying to understand why anyone would do this. “What’s a little puppy going to do? If there was a reason it’s beyond me,” said Matt Harris.

Three hours later, he finally found Beau, tossed on the side of the road. “In a grocery bag. Just over his head. It didn’t fit his whole body.”

The family has no idea why anyone would have done this to their beloved four legged friend. “He was so sweet, a Yellow Lab, if you ever have had one you know their nature. They wouldn’t hurt a fly,” said Mayo.

Hannah took Beau for a walk every day. She didn’t use a leash because no one was around and says he wasn’t a threat to anyone. “Didn’t have free reign of the area never outside unsupervised for longer than 5-10 minutes.”

The family said the puppy was like one of their kids, and they can’t understand what type of person could shoot an animal. They hope to get justice for Beau. “Helpless feeling. Very helpless. Hope and pray someone saw something and will come forward.”

Police continue to investigate. If you have any information about this, you are urged to contact the Murray County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 695-4592.   Live Broadcast From Channel 3 WRCBTV.


Murray County Sheriff’s Office warns of New Scam


The Murray County Sheriff’s office would like to make everyone aware of a new scam that’s going around. One of the Detectives (of all people) received a call on Tuesday – March 22nd from someone claiming to be working with his cell phone provider, and stating that his phone service would be shut off if he didn’t provide payment to him. When the Detective identified himself the person hung up.

The Sheriff’s office  has identified the call as coming from Brooklyn, NY

If you receive one of these calls simply hang up. If you are unsure of your account status, contact your service provider yourself.

GBI Assists Murray County in Toddler Death Investigation


The Georgia  Bureau of Investigation is assisting Murray County officers with investigation of the death of a toddler.

The GBI have joined the investigation after the Murray County Sheriff’s Office responded to the death of a 2 year old.  Authorities responded to an address off Leonard Bridge Road on Wednesday January 13th.  The authorities requested assistance at that time.  Deputies have reported no signs of foul play however the cause of death is unknown.

FYN will update as more information becomes available.

Deputies Show Appreciation for Invest in K9


Deputies Malone and McEntire presenting a new banner to Robin Scott of Invest in K9.   They are so appreciative for the time and dedication she and her husband have given to raising funds in support of Law Enforcement K-9’s in the North Georgia / Southeast Tennessee area.   Working for countless weekends they would setup their table at various locations seeking donations to provide Bullet Proof vests for Police K-9’s on their own time and at their own expense.


A hero in our eyes, and a true friend to Law Enforcement and their K-9’s. She is directly responsible for soliciting the donations to buy the vests for K-9 “Irko” of the Chatsworth Police Dept., and K-9’s “Spike”, “Rudy” and “Tipsy” of the Murray County Sheriffs Office. Thank You, Robin! - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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