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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

[GA] Recently resigned Sheriff's Investigator Cannon arrested on stalking sheriff's dept. ex-wife, and other charges

...HE RESIGNED IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR. "HE RESIGNED AFTER AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION INTO A HARASSMENT COMPLAINT FILED BY HIS EX-WIFE [WHO ALSO WORKED AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE]... CANNON IS NO STRANGER TO MEDIA ATTENTION. IN 2000, CANNON'S KILLING OF A NEIGHBOR'S DOG WHILE EMPLOYED AS A GAINESVILLE POLICE OFFICER DREW NATIONAL ATTENTION...

FORMER POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF STALKING
By Matt Aiken
April 29, 2009
[Excerpts] A former Dawson County Sheriff's Office deputy found himself on the opposite end of the law last Friday afternoon when he was arrested in Murrayville on charges of aggravated stalking, computer invasion of privacy and impersonation of an officer. Kenneth Cannon, 40, reportedly acted as though he was a Georgia State Patrol trooper last month, and violated a temporary protection order in the process, when he allegedly attempted to run a computer check on his ex-wife's tag number... Prior to his arrest, local deputies had received several unconfirmed reports throughout the month of March that Cannon had attempted to contact his ex-wife, a Lumpkin County resident, on several occasions despite a court-issued protective order. Last Friday, Cannon's arrest caused a minor stir in Murrayville as Lanier Elementary School was placed on lock-down while the apprehension occurred in the nearby parking lot... [Full article here]
FORMER SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR FACES STALKING RELATED CHARGES
Dawson Advertiser
by Matt Aiken
April 28, 2009
[Excerpts] ...Cannon is a former United States Marine and a veteran law enforcement official who worked at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office from January 2006 until he resigned in February of this year. "He resigned after an internal affairs investigation into a harassment complaint filed by his ex-wife [who also worked at the sheriff's office], said Dawson County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Wooten. "At the time she was still his wife," Wooten added. "They were going through a divorce. She still works here." "He was an investigator in the end [of his employment with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office]," Wooten said. "He started in the jail, worked his way through patrol and into investigations"... [Full article here]

FORMER LAWMAN CHARGED WITH STALKING EX-WIFE
Dawson News
By Michele Hester Michele@dawsonnews.com
April 29, 2009
A former Dawson County sheriff's investigator remained in custody Tuesday, four days after he was arrested on charges of stalking his ex-wife. Kenneth Cannon, who resigned from the department in February, was being held without bond in Lumpkin County Jail pending a first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court... All three charges are felonies... "He called the Banks County Communications Center to run her tag number from his cell phone from a location in Lumpkin County"... The investigation began after his wife, who had begun divorce proceedings, filed a workplace harassment complaint against him... While on paid administrative leave, Cannon continued to make attempts to contact the woman at work, violating the protective order she had against him... Cannon is no stranger to media attention. In 2000, Cannon's killing of a neighbor's dog while employed as a Gainesville police officer drew national attention. According to court records, Cannon shot a neighbor's German shepherd with an assault rifle 10 days after the dog attacked one of his children. A jury later acquitted him on a charge of cruelty to animals... [Full article here]
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