[UPDATE] Wanted Man Danny Dove Behind Bars

By: Caroline Gonzmart, Eyewitness News Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart, Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATED] 9/26/2011 -- 5:30 PM --

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says his deputies got a call from the woman about Dove making threats. Young says when they arrived, Dove had destroyed items in the woman's home, including a TV, sleep apnea machine, beds, sofas, a CD player, and a fish tank.

Young says Dove never physically harmed the woman. He says she called deputies to have Dove removed from her home when his presence there made her fear for her life.


[UPDATED] 9/26/2011 -- 11:30AM --

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young has confirmed that wanted man Danny Dove turned himself in early yesterday (9/25) morning.

Young says Dove had been hiding in the woods off Strickland Road in Whigham, Georgia since September 7, 2011.

He had been staying with a woman who lives on Strickland after he served 14 years in federal prison for aggravated assault.

Investigators say Dove got into an argument with the woman, then he beat her up, cut off his parole ankle monitor, and fled the home.

When he decided to turn himself in yesterday (9/25), Dove went to another home on Strickland Road and asked the residents there to call the authorities.

He remains at the Grady County jail. Bond has been denied.


[UPDATED] 9/9/2011 -- 5:45PM ---

**WCTV mistakenly reported last night (9/8) that GCSO is looking for a "David Dove." The parole violator they are actually searching for is named Danny Dove. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.**

The Grady County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a man they're calling 'very dangerous.'

Deputies say Danny Dove cut off his ankle monitor Wednesday (9/7) and has been on the run ever since.

He was last seen at a house on Strickland Road in Whigham, Georgia.

Earlier today (9/9) deputies thought they'd found Dove, but it was a false alarm.

GCSO Chief Investigator Steve Clark says, "It is our opinion that [Dove] doesn't want to go back to prison. He has no family here, he has no relatives here. All his family and relatives are, to my understanding, out of Tift County, so he's probably trying to make his way back to, we think, Tift County."

Dove got out of prison six weeks ago after serving 14 years for aggravated assault.

GCSO says Dove is about 5'7", 170 pounds, with blue eyes, and light hair. He may have some burn scarring on his face.

Anyone who sees Dove should not approach him. They should call local law enforcement immediately.


Grady County, GA -- September 8, 2011 --

GCSO tells WCTV they're looking for Danny Dove who jumped parole, and is wanted for a parole violation. Dove got out of prison two months ago after serving 14 months for aggravated assault..

Authorities say Dove has taken his ankle monitor off, and, yesterday, GCSO searched his home in the 300 block of Strickland Road, but they did not find him. Deputies searched both the home and the woods surrounding the house this evening for Dove, but never found him.

Dove has family in Tift County. We will have more on this story tomorrow as we await for mugshot for David Dove.

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  • by Neighbor2 Location: Whigam on Sep 28, 2011 at 07:29 AM
    NOW > will WCTV have a investigative report to find the TRUTH of why all those resources were used the day Danny Dove cut off his ankle monitor and beat that lady BUT did not look under the house. WOW, only in Grady County.
  • by Neighbor Location: Whigham, GA on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    Neighbor3- He was NOT hiding in the woods..he was hiding under the house the whole time! The lady he was living with was NOT coming back until they found him. (they being GRADY CO JOKES) They didn't fully investigate the HOUSE, because he had cut a hole in the floor & would hide UNDER the house when he heard someone!! WHAT ASHAME the MAN turned HIMSELF in (or asked the neighbor next to him to call)...HE MADE A FOOL out of GRADY CO SHERIFF DEPUTIES! THE citizens of Grady Co need to get YOUNG out of there, all those deputies care about is running around on their spouses & NOT protecting the community! THank you JESUS for protecting the neighbors on STRICKLAND ROAD!
  • by NEIGHBOR on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    OOOKKKK...I AM the neighbor that he asked to turn him in. He told us he was tired of hiding out, and he had been hiding UNDER the house the whole time! He (Danny) told us that GRADY CO SHERIFF's DID NOT crawl under the house! All they did was shine the flash light! LMBO..he had a HOLE in one of the closets he would climb in when he heard something. THANK GOD, MY FAMILY (walking distance) wasn't HARMED these past 3 WEEKS! He WAS NOT HIDING IN THE WOODS! He was in the house the WHOLE TIME!! I'm JUST thanking GOD for OUR PROTECTION!!
  • by Neighbor3 Location: Whigham on Sep 26, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    I though I was going crazy, my dog had been raising Cain and Friday night I heard someone running through my woods...now makes me wonder if it was him.
  • by neighbor2 Location: Whigham on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    He told the neighbor next door that called 911 he was under the house he lived in not in the woods. Is GCSD hidding something also?
  • by thats funny on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:08 AM
    see i told ya a wimp is a wimp
  • by Rambo Location: All over on Sep 12, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    When you find him...cap him. Bring a drop down.
  • by Aunt Mel on Sep 12, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    I am in awe, they have had this guy in prison for 18 years and that is the best photo they can come up with ?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    If I could come up with a cure for stupid I'd be rich
  • by crack attack Location: ga on Sep 11, 2011 at 01:33 PM
    check the crack houses.
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