A Jefferson man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in West Jackson.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office was called to Jackson Trail Rd. near Becca Dr. on Oct. 21 for an accident with injuries.

According to a deputy, the driver, Ryan Smith, 38, of Jefferson, was found approximately 100 feet from his motorcycle, which was located in a ditch.

He had multiple serious injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The Georgia State Patrol was called. According to the GSP, Smith failed to maintain lane when negotiating a curve on Jackson Trail Rd., causing the motorcycle to travel off the road and strike a utility pole and communication box before coming to an uncontrolled rest.


Other recent incidents reported to the JCSO in Braselton and Hoschton were:

•suspicious activity on Hwy. 53 where a woman reported someone took a gate off its hinges and drove over the gate to the barn. The complainant didn't see anything missing.

•suspicious activity on Jackson Trail Rd. where a woman found someone standing at her carport. The suspect fled when confronted.

•dispute on Thompson Mill Rd. where a man went to a woman's residence after being released from jail, despite being prohibited from contacting her.

•harassing communications (threatens bodily harm via telecommunication) and intimidation on Panther Ct. where a woman reported her son's ex-girlfriend and the ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend were threatening her son. They reportedly threatened bodily harm and threatened to kill with a gun.

•criminal trespass and destruction/damage/vandalism on Hwy. 124 where a woman said her ex-boyfriend became upset, throwing things and grabbing a can of gasoline. He also reportedly punched inside a vehicle and later threw objects at the vehicle, cracking a window.

•deposit account fraud and bad checks on Hwy. 53 where a company reported someone gave them a check for $850 and it bounced.

•suicide threats on West Jackson Rd. where a man denied wanting to harm himself or anyone else and refused medical treatment.

•information on East Jefferson St. where a school administrator reported two juveniles may have had an inappropriate relationship.

•noise complaint on Wehunt Rd. where someone reported a loud noise.

•suspicious activity on Ward Rd. where an abandoned vehicle was found in a ditch.

•welfare check on Amber Waves Ave. where a man asked officers to check on his daughter after reports of abuse, but everyone on the scene denied any threats or physical incidents.

•agency assist on Hwy. 53 where a driver and juvenile were injured in a crash Oct. 20 and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.

•civil matter on White St. where a man wanted people to move their vehicles off of private property.

•suspicious activity on McNeal Rd. where someone reported a vehicle at a subdivision swimming pool. The driver ultimately left the scene and left the vehicle on the side of the road. The owner of the vehicle said she let a woman borrow it, but it wasn't returned.

•gunshots on Skelton Rd. where a man was shooting unsafely towards another residence.

•information on Hwy. 124 where a woman reported her ex-boyfriend called her non-stop, bothered her and threatened to send an intimate video of them to others.

•suspicious vehicle on Hwy. 124 where someone reported a rude customer, who banged on the window at a drive-thru restaurant.

•suspicious activity on Hwy. 124 where someone reported a man was asleep in a vehicle outside a residence. He told officers he was waiting on a friend, but was told he couldn't wait there. Officers later learned the man had a warrant, but couldn't catch up to him.

•criminal damage to property and destruction/damage/vandalism on Davenport Rd. where someone reported a tenant did $1,000 worth of damage to a residence.

•agency assist on Hwy. 60 where the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority removed a meter from a property because the lock had been cut three times.

•civil matter on Rebecca St. where a man reported a child support payment dispute.

•information on Maple Leaf Ct. where someone retrieved a stolen vehicle from a residence and damaged a mailbox in the process.


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