Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
February 6, 2003
Albany-- The former Dougherty County Assistant Police Chief will be released from federal prison in five weeks. But ever after the judge's ruling, there are questions about state charges.
Woody Hart was sentenced to 27 months in prison for bribery and perjury in February 2001, and has been in a federal prison in Arkansas since.
Hart is scheduled for release March 14th, but Georgia authorities wanted him to serve 3.5 more months on state charges.
Thursday, a judge ruled Hart should not serve any more time after the feds release him. Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges argued in court that Judge John Crosby did not have the power to modify the sentence against Hart.
The former Dougherty County Assistant Police Chief plead guilty to bribery charges in a multi million dollar embezzlement case two years ago.
But Judge Crosby agreed with Hart's attorney Joe Vaknin that the sentence agreement said the federal and state charges should run concurrently. "The intent was that when he finished his federal sentence that he would serve no additional time in a state facility. And I'm just glad the judge did the right thing."
D. A. Hodges said, "Then it would be up to the Department of Corrections." But he says he still questions if Georgia Corrections will abide by the Judge's order. "If it's a void order, I doubt the Department of Corrections will comply with it."
Woody Hart's wife, Lou, celebrated after the ruling. She plans to be in Arkansas for his release. "Looking forward to go picking him up, March 14th" she said.
Asked what they plan to do then, she laughed and said: “Chill out...”
Hodges said he wants to read the Judge's ruling, but he will let the state Corrections Department decide if they want to appeal.