ELLIJAY, Ga. – An official statement from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Dillon Andrew Godfrey has been taken into custody over the weekend.
Godfrey, 28, fled from authorities in the area of Gunstock Creek Road according to the Sheriff’s Office. Now captured, he faces charges including Aggravated Child Molestation, 2 counts of Child Molestation, Cruelty to Children, Probation Violation, 3 counts of Obstruction.
The office thanked citizens for tips and help in spreading information, but did not comment on exactly how he was taken into custody. They have been seeking Godfrey’s whereabouts since Monday, June 7, 2021, and asking for information and help in locating him. Several comments on their Social Media post mentioned possible location, but the Sheriff’s Office also encouraged people to call in at the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division.
FYN will follow the arrest as more details become available.
ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking a suspect fleeing from authorities in the area of Gunstock Creek Road.
Dillon Andrew Godfrey, 28, is currently wanted by the Gilmer Sheriff’s Office on charges involving eight different criminal counts. The official statement from the Sheriff’s Office is that Godfrey is likely hiding in the area of his residence, which is “off Gunstock Creek Road in the area of Rebel’s Food Mart on Hwy. 282.”
The charges include Aggravated Child Molestation, 2 counts of Child Molestation, Cruelty to Children, Probation Violation, 3 counts of Obstruction.
The Sheriff’s Office has asked for citizens help in finding Godfrey. Anyone with information should contact the authorities by calling 911 or GCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 706-635-4646.
However, showing the seriousness of this case and of the Sheriff’s Office in its pursuit of Godfrey, they also noted that anyone who knowingly assists Godfrey in evading arrest “will also be charged with a felony.”
At this time, these charges are still allegations, law enforcement is seeking to bring Godfrey into custody. Despite many citizens commenting about taking action themselves, citizens have been asked to call 911 and inform the authorities of any information as to Godfrey’s whereabouts.