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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The motive is still unclear in the shooting death of a Thomas County man Thursday.
39-year old John Mark Morris was shot to death outside his home yesterday afternoon. One of his relatives is charged with murder, but authorities aren't talking about what led to the shooting.
72-year old Byron Griner who is somehow related to Morris is charged with aggravated assault and murder. This is the second incident of domestic violence ending in murder this year in Thomasville.
Just after 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon, a call to 911 came in about a shooting on Stewart Road in Thomas County.
"Deputies and EMS responded, found a white male on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Archbold Medical and died at the hospital," explains Thomas County spokesperson Lt. Steve Jones.
The suspect, 72-year old Byron Griner, and the victim, John Morris, are related.
"There is a relation but we're not positive on what kind at this time."
Authorities say there are no witnesses at this time, but the call to 911 could prove otherwise.
"That hasn't been released where the call actually came from and they're still looking at all of that," Lt. Jones clarified.
Some people speculate that a fight broke out between Griner and Morris. But authorities can't say for sure what led to the fatal shooting.
"That's why they're still out there looking at the scene, working the scene."
Griner is now in custody but some residents are still disturbed by the recent violence in their county.
"The family violence is a lot worse to me than the street violence," says Thomasville resident Charles Barnett.
Barnet and his family moved to Thomasville five year ago.
"That's why we moved to Thomasville, because it's always been low crime, nice town. But it worries me now."
He worries about what people may do to strangers if they are capable of harming their own family.
"The only safe place to bring them is the park because it's mostly, well, family. But I guess that's changed and you have to worry about the park, too. You never know if someone is having a bad day."
Bad day or not, Griner must now face a charge of felony murder.