Two Hayesville residents arrested in Florida on drug charges

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HAYESVILLE NC arrests

HAYESVILLE, NC – Florida’s Clermont Police Department arrested two male Hayesville residents Thursday, Aug. 8, on multiple drug charges.

Brett Dakota Wilson, 23, and Christopher Dwight Barnard, 18, who were listed as homeless on the obtained police report, were charged with the following crimes:

Brett Dakota Wilson

Brett Dakota Wilson

Brett Dakota Wilson:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  •  Possession of Marijuana – Over 20 grams
  • Possession of Controlled Substance – Hydrocodone
  • Introduction of Contraband to a Correctional Facility

    Christopher Dwight Barnard

    Christopher Dwight Barnard

Christopher Dwight Barnard:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance – Hydrocodone
  • Possession of Marijuana – Over 20 grams

Barnard was released on a $4000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 3. At the time of publication, Wilson is currently detained in Lake County, FL on an $8000 bond.

Wilson made recent news in connection to the murder of 17-year-old Hayesville resident Jordan Ramon Garcia. Wilson, who frequently resided with Garcia prior to the teen’s disappearance, was wanted in late May for questioning in the homicide investigation by Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Wilson was apprehended June 1 in Cherokee County, NC, on unrelated warrants stemming from Cherokee County and Towns County, GA. Wilson has not been charged in relation to Garcia’s death.

Wilson and Barnard are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Domestic violence leads to drug warrant arrest

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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies responded to a residence Thursday, March 28, on Duncan Road in Young Harris in reference to a reported domestic incident involving  physical injuries.

Derick Canup

Derick Randal Canup

Upon the officers’ arrival, a female victim was located at the residence with visible physical injuries. The victim refused medical treatment at the time, although the victim agreed to later allow a family member take her for medical treatment.

Upon further investigation into the incident, officers located the suspect at the residence. Deputies arrested Derick Randal Canup, 28, of Hayesville, NC, on one count of battery under the Family Violence Act (FVA). Canup was arrested at the scene without incident.

Additionally, Canup was arrested on an active warrant out of Clay County, NC, for failure to appear in court on possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia charges.

Canup was released on bond from Towns County Detention Center on the battery FVA charge and turned over to Clay County authorities on the arrest order. 

The battery FVA charge will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Canup is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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