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Two Dawsonville men charged after fake hostage report
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DAWSONVILLE — Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody for reportedly making false statements.

Initially, all four of the people at the Sandberg Way home were detained for questioning Jan. 5, though only two were charged in the case.

Adam Reeves, 40, and David William Hatcher II, 23, both of Dawsonville, have each been charged with making false statements and writings, as well as concealment of facts.

Hatcher was also charged with false report of a crime for telling authorities that Reeves had kidnapped him. As they learned during the course of the investigation, he had willingly traveled to Reeves' home in the Stonewall subdivision.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the two men were also involved in another altercation at the home in early November.

At that time, Reeves was arrested on an aggravated assault charge for shooting Hatcher, his roommate at the time, in the face.

Hatcher was flown to an Atlanta area hospital for injuries suffered in the shooting.

It was his presence last week back at the home that sparked a third party call to Dawson County 911, according to Wooten.

"Reeves made a phone call out to a family member and said [Hatcher] was at his house and he was concerned for his safety and if they didn't hear back from him, to call 911," Wooten said.

When investigators got there, they attempted to make contact with Reeves by telephone to check on his welfare.

Wooten said Reeves took the call, but told them he was not in danger because he was in the shoe department at Walmart. However, deputies knew that to be false, because they had surrounded the home and knew he was inside.

"It turns out that neither of these two were being held hostage," Wooten said.