Police briefs: police chief’s wife arrested, deadly crashes in Elbert and Hall counties

The victim of a car crash in Elbert County has been identified as Dorathy Link: the 63 year-old Link (pictured above) was a long time administrator in the Elbert County School District.

The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of a Chamblee man killed in a crash in Gainesville: 48 year-old Vincent Elliot wrecked his pickup truck on Candler Road in Hall County. State Troopers say Elliot was not wearing a seat belt when his truck crashed into a tree.

The wife of the police chief in Flowery Branch has been arrested on heroin possession charges: Samantha Spiller, the 51 year-old wife of Police Chief David Spiller, was booked into the Hall County jail.

Gwinnett County Police it was not a case of road rage after all. They say a robbing crew lied about someone else firing into their vehicle on I-85 earlier this week. Gwinnett Police say they were instead speeding away from someone they had tried to hold up; the would-be robbery victims fired at the would-be robbers. One of them—a 16 year-old—was killed, while another was, last report, hospitalized in critical condition. 

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann announces his retirement today: Mann is perhaps best known for his 2017 arrest in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, where he was booked on an indecent exposure charge.

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