clear
Tuesday August 4th, 2015 7:59PM

Absconded sex offender arrested by Banks County

By Rob Moore Reporter
HOMER - An absconded sex offender who fled from Banks County deputies in the Banks Crossing area Friday afternoon has been arrested.<br /> <br /> Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said deputies went to a hotel at Banks Crossing about 3:45 p.m. Friday to arrest William Andrew Towe, who was supposed to be living at that hotel.<br /> <br /> Towe fled the area on foot upon deputies' arrival. <br /> <br /> Banks County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, with the assistance of Lee Arrendale State Prison K-9 Unit, conducted a ground search for Towe, while a helicopter from the Georgia State Patrol searched from the air. <br /> <br /> "Towe was tracked to a business inside Jackson County, but fled before authorities could detain him," McFaddin said. <br /> <br /> McFaddin said that at 8:49 a.m. Saturday, Banks County deputies learned that Towe was at a home in Commerce.<br /> <br /> Towe was located at the home by deputies, who arrested him for obstruction of officers and failure to register as a sex offender.<br /> <br /> He was booked in at the Banks County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.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 ( 7 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 ( 7 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 ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out
CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll...
7:27PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Flowery Branch woman arrested for Oakwood phone scam
A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested in connection to a phone scam in Oakwood.
6:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
Former Athens-Clarke Co officer arrested for aggravated assault, violation of oath
A former Athens-Clarke County Police Officer was arrested for aggravated assault and violation of oath by a public officer, both felonies.
5:31PM ( 2 hours ago )
No charges in machete road rage incident in Hall Co.
No charges will be filed in a Hall County road rage incident on Athens Highway.
5:07PM ( 2 hours ago )
Helen officials reach consensus on Riverside Park
The Helen City Commission took a field trip of sorts during its meeting Tuesday.
4:28PM ( 3 hours ago )