2 women arrested, 1 juvenile charged with filing false report
Two Toccoa women were arrested after a juvenile falsely reported that a local convenient store had been robbed at gunpoint.
According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, around 1 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, officers were dispatched to the Mountain Mart convenient store, at the corner of Big A Road and Currahee Street for a possible armed robbery.
Mize says that while in route, dispatch advised officers that the suspects had taken off in a white Dodge Ram truck.
Within minutes, the truck was located, and a traffic stop was initiated.
The driver, a juvenile male, gave officers consent to search the vehicle. Mize says the juvenile was questioned and later released at the scene.
The truck had two additional occupants, 38-year-old Misty Rudeseal and 29-year-old Kayla Ressler, both of Toccoa.
According to Mize, officers found a backpack containing a glass pipe with burnt residue inside belonging to Rudeseal.
She told officers that all she knew was a juvenile male had sold a phone to the juvenile driver.
She said the driver and one of the other passengers had gone into the bathroom at Mountain Mart to get the phone.
Rudeseal was arrested at the scene for possession of drug related objects.
Officers then began questioning Ressler, who told officers that she had paid the juvenile $80 for an iPhone 7 and was trying to get the phone.
While conducting a search, officers found methamphetamine on Ressler’s person.
Ressler was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.
Mize says that during the investigation, it was determined that this case was a drug deal gone bad. He adds that it was also determined that there was no gun used in the incident.
The juvenile who reported the robbery was charged with false report of a crime.