Tuesday June 18th, 2024 11:42PM

Toccoa man arrested in connection with Easter drive-by shooting in the city

By Austin Eller News Director

Authorities arrested a Toccoa man Thursday in connection with a drive-by shooting that took place in the city in the early morning hours of Easter in March.

According to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Cornelius Devaughn Curry, 20, of Toccoa, was arrested in Athens-Clarke County in connection with the shooting that took place on March 31 on West Whitman Street.

Curry was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, two counts of aggravated battery and four violations of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act.

The GBI was initially requested by Toccoa Police to investigate the shooting at about 12:30 a.m. on March 31. Two people were shot in that incident, but both were treated and later released from local hospitals.

The GBI's regional investigative office in Cleveland and the GBI Gang Task Force conducted an investigation into the matter over the days that followed.

A search warrant/arrest operation was then conducted in Athens on Thursday near Vintage Court with help from Athens-Clarke County Police and multiple GBI work units. Curry was arrested during that operation.

Additional charges are pending.

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Mountain Circuit Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution.

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