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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Crisp Co. shooting

Michael Dean (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff) Michael Dean (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

CRISP COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Authorities are on the lookout for Michael Dean, who is wanted in a Monday night shooting in Crisp County.

Thomas Clayton III was shot in the face, in the 600 block of West 25th Avenue around 7:15 Monday evening.

Crisp County investigators issued a lookout for 43-year-old Michael Dean.  Dean turner himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon.

He is in the Crisp Co. jail, charged with several crimes including aggravated battery, and attempted armed robbery.

On Tuesday morning, Crisp Co. Sheriff Donnie Haralson issued this news release-

According to Captain Denise Youngblood of Crisp County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, on Monday, March 29, 2010 at approximately 5:15PM, Thomas Clayton, III, 38 years old, of 1201 10th Street South, Cordele, GA was injured in a shooting incident in the 600 Block of 25th Avenue West.

Captain Youngblood advised that Cordele Police Department and Crisp County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the area of 24th Avenue in reference to a shooting. The victim was located in the 600 block of the 24 ½ West alley with an apparent gunshot wound to the facial area. Crisp County EMS transported the victim to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

Crisp County Criminal Investigators determined that the incident had occurred in the 600 block of 25th Avenue West. Investigators processed the scene, collecting evidence and statements from witnesses. The investigation has revealed that Michael Stanford Dean, B/M, 43 years of age of 705 Church Street, Cordele, GA was suspected of shooting the victim.

Warrants have been issued against Michael Stanford Dean for Aggravated Battery, Criminal Attempt to commit Armed Robbery and Possession of Firearm during the commission of a Crime.  Dean is still at large at this time and is considered to be armed and dangerous. If anyone should have contact with Dean, do not approach him, call 911.

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