Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 9, 2002
ASHBURN - The Ashburn Police Department is short one key officer this week, the captain overseeing investigations.
"Situation came about, I hate it, but it's something that needed to be looked into," Ashburn Police Chief Ben Sumner said.
Captain Lane Stuckey is now on administrative leave, after being arrested Friday for lying under oath back on November 15th.
"They were requesting GBI do an investigation on charge of perjury following commital hearing on Tom Whitsette Junior."
A committal hearing is where police officers present evidence before Magistrate Judge Craig Poole to see if there's enough evidence to present the case to a grand jury. Tom Whitsette Junior is the man found in an attic back in September. Whitsette, wanted for aggravated assault, had eluded officers on several occasions, and supposedly made death threats along the way towards Ashburn police officers and the chief.
"Perjury very serious offense, something we in law enforcement here have a high regard for ethics," Sumner said.
Stuckey joined the Ashburn police department just a year ago, after working 10 years in law enforcement in Florida and 3 years in Cordele. Now the veteran captain awaits the findings of a GBI investigation, that will be turned over to the district attorney this week.
Stuckey was transported to Tift County for his bond hearing, so he would not have to appear before the same judge who asked for his arrest. He's free on $2,000 bond.