By: Rob Moore

John Flanagan IV of Dahlonega, left, Jessica Neal and Dustin Waycaster, both of Gainesville, face charges in a Jan. 20 robbery in Cleveland.

(Cleveland)- Two Gainesville residents are among three people charged in a January  20th  robbery of an individual at a Cleveland motel.

According to a  Cleveland Police Department news release,  the incident happened about 6 a.m. at Knights Inn, 244 South Main Street,

When officers arrived, they learned that Jessica Neal and Dustin Wacaster, both of Gainesville, had been in a motel room with James Grant when a third unknown suspect came to the room to pick up Neal and Wacaster.

“Upon the arrival of the third person, all of the persons and Mr. Grant got into an argument and then an altercation,” said Lt. Donna Sims. “During the altercation, Mr. Grant was robbed of his money, car keys, and wallet. The people all left the motel with Mr. Grant’ s items.”

Officers were able to identify the other man involved as John Flanagan IV of Dahlonega.

Flanagan and Waycaster were arrested in White County, while Neal was arrested by Gainesville police and is being held in the Hall County Detention Center.

In Gainesville, Neal is charged with hit and run, fleeing with intent to elude, and following too closely in connection with a Jan. 28 incident, said Gainesville P.D. Cpl. Jessica Van.

Information in the case was withheld during the ongoing investigation and until all parties were identified and charged, Sims said.