clear
Tuesday May 5th, 2015 6:14AM

Teen charged as adult in molestation case

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
GAINESVILLE - A Hall County teenager is being charged as an adult in a child molestation case that occurred last month.

According to Hall County Sheriff's Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, deputies responded to a residence in the Sardis area early the morning of July 30.

Investigators said the 15-year-old suspect was intoxicated and entered a house through an unlocked window and was caught in the act of molesting a five year old girl. The girl's mother went into the room to check on the girl and caught the suspect in the act, according to Wilbanks.

Investigators said the victim's father detained the teen until deputies arrived. Wilbanks said Eller was arrested and taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries.

At an August 6th court hearing, juvenile court charges were dropped and the suspect was charged as an adult with aggravated child molestation and burglary, according to Wilbanks.

He said the juvenile offender is being identified in accordance with the open records act, which indicates that cases involving juvenile offenders over the age of 13, for certain offenses that are in the jurisdiction of the superior court, are public record.

15 year-old Daniel Lee Eller was booked into the Hall County Jail and then boarded back out to Gainesville RYDC, where he remained held without bond. His next scheduled court appearance is Sept. 6 in the Magistrate Court of Hall County, according to Wilbanks.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Gainesville Schools taps Centennial High's Kirk to take over system-wide AD position
At Monday night's school board work session, Gainesville City School Superintendent Wanda Creel introduced the school system's new Director of Athletics and Student Activities.
3:11AM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville man arrested in fatal Jackson Co. hit and run
Georgia State Troopers have the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit and run Monday in Jackson County in custody.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:02PM ( 12 hours ago )
Forsyth County man killed in weekend motorcycle wreck
A Forsyth County man died after a traffic accident on Hickory Hills Road Sunday afternoon.
4:05PM ( 14 hours ago )
NGMC-Braselton begins construction on obstetrics unit
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton began construction on a new expansion Monday, allowing the hospital to begin offering obstetric services to the community.
By AccessWDUN staff
3:28PM ( 14 hours ago )
Cleveland police move into new location
Cleveland Police Department is operating from its new office location at 133 W. Kytle St.
1:44PM ( 16 hours ago )