Wanted Stone Mountain man turns himself in to police

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Stone Mountain man wanted on charges of child molestation and burglary turned himself in to authorities Wednesday at the Lawrenceville Police Department.

Police spokesman Capt. Greg Vaughn said James Edward Spurgeon III went into the Police Department on Wednesday afternoon and told officers he was wanted by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

Vaughn said Spurgeon remained in jail Thursday, but said he did not have any other information concerning Spurgeon or the incidents leading to the charges against him.

According to the Sheriff's Department jail log, 42-year-old Spurgeon of 5784 Vantage Court was checked into the jail at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday.

A bond of $5,600 was set for the charge of child molestation and $2,850 for burglary, according to the jail log. Spurgeon has not made bond.

Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Valerie Southard said reports concerning the alleged molestation and burglary are not being released to the public because the alleged incident involved a minor, but said she believes the two charges are related.

Southard said because Spurgeon turned himself in Thursday, an arrest report would not be available until today or Monday.