At the request of The Nugget, investigators complied a short list of suspects they have been attempting to track down for months and, sometimes, years.
The current top three most wanted are as follows:
Michael S. Hayes, 41, has been accused of running a scam in which he sold the valuables of an acquaintance while the victim was in jail.
Reports show that Hayes even had his “customers” take care of the pick ups themselves.
On the afternoon of August 30, 2009, concerned neighbors reported seeing several suspects unloading items from the jail-bound victims Fox Hollow Circle residence. One neighbor blocked off the driveway with his truck to keep the five people on the property.
When deputies arrived at the scene they were told by one man that Hayes had sold him a washer and dryer for a friend. He had already paid $100 for the appliances and was told to go to the man’s house and haul it away.
“[The man] advised that Mr. Hayes had stated if the residence was locked he could go in through the window,” stated the report.
Stolen items included a Ford truck, a lawnmower, two outboard motors and a pressure washer.
When deputies arrived at the scene they took everyone involved into custody, except Hayes.
He was nowhere to be found. LCSO investigators are now on the lookout for the Dawsonville resident who is wanted on the charge of theft by taking.
“He might have had permission from the inmate to sell his things,” said Investigator Wesley Burnett of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. “But he never brought the money back.”
It was nearly seven years ago that Gerald Lee Boggess was allegedly caught speeding 15 miles over the speed limit on a December night in 2004.
After the then-46-year-old’s Pontiac Firebird was pulled over by deputies, it was reportedly determined that he was driving under the influence. A search of his car then allegedly turned up a bag of “clear, hard crystals” consistent with methamphetamine.
Boggess last checked in with his probation officer in May of 2009.
Stanley Don Wigington, 45, was initially arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and no proof of insurance.
He has not checked in with his probation officer since 2006.
Burnett asked anyone having knowledge of the whereabouts of these three men to notify the sheriff’s office.
“They can call our communication center at 911,” he said. “Or they can call directly here at the sheriff’s office and our tip-line at 706-482-2699.”