Sunday November 29th, 2015 5:32AM

Stephens Co. jailer arrested for child molestation

By Alyson Shields Reporter
TOCCOA - A Stephens County jailer was arrested today on aggravated child molestation charges.

According to GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang, a victim came forward to Toccoa Police alleging 57 year old Bobby Byargeon had molested them for over a year.

The Toccoa man was arrested following the investigation and a search of his residence. "Byargeon's residence was searched for evidence related to the allegations," said Lang. "The GBI obtained ten arrest warrants for Byargeon as a result of the investigation, which was a cooperative effort with the Toccoa Police Department and the Stephens County Sheriff's Office."

Byargeon had been working as a jailer in Stephens County for seven months. He is currently being held in the Rabun County jail. "Typically with law enforcement officers, whenever they're arrested they're not held in the county or the jurisdiction where they worked," explained Lang.

Lang said no information about the victim, including the victim's gender, will be released.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 10 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 10 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 10 months ago )
Local/State News
Run game, defense helps Dogs seal victory over Jackets, 9-win campaign
Mark Richt trotted over to a corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium, where the Georgia band played and the red-clad faithful had nothing but cheers for the embattled coach.
11:59PM ( 5 hours ago )
IRS phone scammers are making calls again in Hall Co.
Hall County authorities say there's been a resurgence of phone calls from scammers posing as IRS agents.
11:59AM ( 17 hours ago )
Molly the Firehouse Dog brings smiles to first responders, hospital patients
Molly is a well-known face around the Hall County Fire Department and Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she serves to comfort others during times of stress.
10:26AM ( 19 hours ago )
Gainesville runoff election is Tuesday
A runoff election for a seat on the Gainesville City Council will be held Tuesday.
9:15AM ( 20 hours ago )
Deadline to sponsor Wreaths Across America at Alta Vista is Monday
Each holiday season, veteran grave sites at Alta Vista cemetery in Gainesville are adorned with wreaths as part of Wreaths Across America.
3:42PM ( 1 day ago )