Authorities are getting closer to an arrest in connection with a suspicious device that was found by a passerby on the roadside of Tugalo Street in Toccoa last Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley updates WNEG news on the investigation.
“We have subpoenaed the video records of a local business in Toccoa. We hope to identify an individual out of Rabun County that possibly purchased some of the pipes at the business” Said Shirley; “We are working with Rabun County authorities on an individual they have identified there. The investigation is continuing and leads are promising. There could possibly be an arrest in the coming days.”
Last Friday, the passerby that found the device called 911. After deputies arrived the device was transported to a safe location. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office then requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Team and Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Explosives Detection K9 and the device was rendered safe without incident.