Sheriff: Woman charged with felony after false report of drive by

Hannah Amber Dawson

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who allegedly falsely reported being the victim of a drive by shooting.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to the report the morning of Nov. 18.

Officials say Hannah Amber Dawson reported she was driving in the area of North 9th and Bleachery streets when an unknown person began firing upon her vehicle.

Dawson allegedly said she drove a short distance and abandoned her vehicle, then running to her Northside Drive residence where she notified law enforcement.

Her vehicle was located with what appeared to be possible gunshot damage.

Investigators and Crime Scene responded to interview Dawson and process the scene.

Authorities now say that during the course of that interview, Dawson admitted to having allowed a friend to drive her vehicle and subsequently lying about the circumstances of the alleged drive by incident.

Dawson was arrested and is being held in the Spalding County Jail pending a bond hearing.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified and is being sought for questioning.

No injuries were reported, and surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified.

The SCSO investigation is active and additional charges are possible.


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