published Thursday, August 25th, 2011

GBI investigating man that threatened Dade Sheriff

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have arrested a man accused of making threats against the sheriff of Dade County.

Hillard Stevens, 61, was chased down Wednesday evening by Dade County Sheriff Patrick Cannon, GBI officials said. Stevens wrecked his truck while being pursued.

Stevens, who has a criminal history, had allegedly made threats to kill the sheriff and several other public officials, according to the GBI.

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about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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