Delgado case updates with new warrant and suspect

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CHERRY LOG, Ga. – New information is continuing to come out from authorities on the April 20, 2021, discovery of the murder of Rosanna Delgado.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has issued yet another warrant in the investigation, this time for Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion, 28, of Marietta, GA. The warrant was officially issued for murder due to her alleged involvement.

According to authorities, Encarnacion’s last known location is Mexico. They did not say exactly how Encarnacion was involved in the murder.

As always, officials are asking anyone with any information about Encarnacion’s current location to contact the GBI.

Tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. If anyone sees Encarnacion, please contact 911.

This case has been ongoing since late April, but it has seen consistent updates as GBI, Homeland Security, and Gilmer Sheriff have supported and continued investigations that started with a welfare check at a Cherry Log Residence. Since then, they have issued seven warrants for arrest, Encarnacion being the seventh. They have also made three arrests of those warrants and one related arrest.

As the investigation nears two months, this latest warrant could indicate new information or changes in the case, as the GBI continues updating us, we will continue to update the story.

Kennesaw suspect named in connection with bank robbery, high speed chase

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga -Kennesaw man Brandon Nunnelley gave chase to Gilmer County deputies after allegedly executed a bank robbery in Fannin County.

In the warrant issued by Fannin’s Magistrate Judge Brian Jones, it named Nunnelley as the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred at BB&T on the morning of April 29. Nunnelley allegedly intimidated a teller into handing over approximately $2,200 in cash.

This morning around 10:15 a.m. a BOLO was issued for a black car with tinted windows in connection with an armed bank robbery in Fannin County.

Gilmer County deputies spotted a car matching that description heading south on  Hwy. 515. The vehicle initiated a high-speed chase after law enforcement tried to stop it. Gilmer deputies followed the car into Pickens County where it turned north on Old Hwy. 5 at Ga 136 connector. After reaching a safe location, law enforcement pulled a pit maneuver to stop the suspect’s vehicle. The maneuver was executed along Ellijay Road and Muscadine Trail. The area is shut down at this time until the investigation is complete.

According to the Gilmer booking report, Nunnelley didn’t exhibit signs of drug use. Gilmer charged him with driving with a suspended or revoked license and fleeing or attempting to allude a police officer.

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Courtesy of Gilmer County Sheriff Office

The suspect, Brandon David Nunally, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Piedmont Mountainside to be treated for minor injuries.

Nunnally of Kennesaw will be charged with multiple traffic violations in Gilmer and Fannin Sheriff’s Office is investigating the bank robbery.

Fannin County School System released a statement this morning that all schools were on “high alert” following a “local bank robbery.” All schools are now operating as normal.

FYN’s looking into the situation and will update this article as more information becomes available.

See full statement from Fannin Schools below:

“We received a notification this morning from law enforcement that a local bank had been robbed. We placed all schools on high alert. Shortly after, law enforcement informed us the suspect had been apprehended. All schools are at normal status at this time.”

Statement from Gilmer Sheriff Office:

At approx. 10:15 am this morning, Gilmer deputies were given a BOLO for a black-in-color vehicle with tinted windows that had just been involved in an armed robbery at a bank in Fannin County.
Shortly after receiving the BOLO, Gilmer deputies spotted a vehicle fitting that description headed south on Hwy. 515. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled and initiated a high speed chase. Gilmer deputies chased the vehicle into Pickens County. Shortly after, the vehicle turned back North on Old Hwy 5 at the Ga. 136 connector.
Upon reaching a location and speed to safely do so, a deputy utilized a “pit maneuver” to wreck the suspect vehicle.
The male suspect was taken into custody without incident and was transported to Piedmont Mountainside to be checked for possible minor injuries.
The suspect, BRANDON DAVID NUNNELLY of Kennesaw, will be charged with multiple traffic violations in Gilmer County, and the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office will be leading the bank robbery investigation.
Feature image courtesy of Pickens County Sheriff Office.

GBI releases photo of 5th suspect in Delgado murder

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GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has released a photo of the fifth suspect mentioned in their former release. Along with this comes their request for the public’s assistance with identifying the fifth suspect.

suspectSuspected in part of the murder of Rossana Delgado, these pictures were given with the request that anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), report the information online at or by downloading the mobile app, See Something Send Something.

The murder investigation is still ongoing and authorities are still investigating, as such they are warning citizens against interfering. Instead, as stated in yesterday’s press release, Citizens are encouraged to help police by offering any tips and information, “If you see any of these individuals do not approach them, call 911 immediately.”

This fifth suspect is still unnamed and authorities are searching for any and all information on their whereabouts.

Larceny suspect apprehended at Shell Station

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ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. – At approximately 1:15 p.m. Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested a male at the Shell Station in Robbinsville for allegedly committing larceny.

On Wednesday morning, health department and social services employees discovered that catalytic converters had been cut from four of the county-owned vehicles. The surveillance footage showed two male individuals there after dark and appearing to tamper with county vehicles.

Last night around 1:00 a.m., a man matching the description of one in the county surveillance footage entered the Shell Station and stole between $150 and $250. Today, he returned to the location for unknown reasons and employees called the police. A clerk positively ID’ed the man on camera surveillance.

Deputies apprehended the man from the station’s bathroom where he was flushing the toilet. After a complete search of the car, no narcotics were found.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office later released the suspect’s name, Joseph Pressley, 32, of Marble, NC. He was charged with shoplifting and four felony counts of “injury to property to obtain nonferrous metals” or larceny of catalytic converters. His bond was set at $10,000.

He also has an outstanding warrant in Fannin County, Ga.

The second individual’s face did not appear on camera and the sheriff’s office requests assistance from the public to locate him.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office thanked the employees of the Shell Station for calling them when the clerk recognized Pressley. The Shell employees did not know about the catalytic converter theft.


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