Ten People charged with robbing Santa Claus

Ten people face felony burglary charges for robbing a home in Clayton.  The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sept. 24, a deputy responded to an address on North Germany Mountain Road to investigate a burglary.  The homeowners were out of town due to the husband having surgery and when they returned they found trash all over the house and yard and items missing.  The couple volunteers as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and all of the toys that they give out to children were either missing or destroyed. Other items missing were guns, knives, a generator, jewelry, a Bible, medication, a pressure washer, a pellet rifle, and other miscellaneous items.  Arrested as a result of this investigation were 30-year-old Austin Scott Groom of Wiley for burglary in the first degree; 22-year-old Peyton Alexes Hunnicutt of Clayton for possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance; 21-year-old Michael David Frady of Rabun Gap for burglary in the first degree, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to commit a felony, motorcycle equipment not used properly, no proof of insurance, registration and license requirements, and violation of the Georgia RICO Act; 23-year-old Ashlynn Jade Wilburn of Rabun Gap for trafficking in cocaine; 58-year-old Tony Lee Kellar of Clayton for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; 40-year-old Terry Lynn Young of Clayton for burglary in the first degree; 23-year-old Sydney Daun Hamby of Lakemont for burglary in the first degree; 44-year-old David Lee Frady of Clayton for criminal street gang activity; 44-year-old Rita Dawn Frady of Clayton for theft by receiving stolen property; and 31-year-old Jody Wayne McCrackin of Clayton for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and burglary in the first degree.  The ten suspects were booked into the Rabun County Detention Center on the charges.