Pelham shooting creates controversy - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Pelham shooting creates controversy

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:12:21 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Some people in Pelham are angry that man was arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer after an officer shot at his vehicle.

Police arrested 25-year-old Mark Dylan Rutledge last Wednesday.

They got a call that afternoon about a fight involving weapons near the intersection of Church and Mitchell streets.

When they got there there was a crowd of more than 50-people in the street. Police say when they tried to talk with Rutledge he got in his car and tried to move it.

They told him to get out but he refused. Officer Christopher Hosey says Rutledge tried to run him over so he shot at his vehicle once.

"The officer had to take evasive maneuvers to basically jump out of the way of Rutledge. Rutledge accelerated at a very high rate toward the officer and there was a shot fired by the officer at Rutledge's vehicle," says Inv. Rod Williams with the Pelham Police Department.

The GBI is investigating the shooting.

Rutledge is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, felony obstruction, DUI and several other charges.

Family members of Rutledge say pelham police went too far. They plan to hold a town meeting at the local Depot at 5 pm Monday to discuss issues involving the Police department.  Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.