Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
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 >>
April 10, 2003
(Marietta-AP) -- Investigators continue to probe the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Cobb County police officer -- an incident which has drawn criticism from a civil rights group.
Cobb police spokesman Corporal Dana Pierce said 28-year-old Ervin Bernard Maynard refused to show both his hands and then made "threatening and aggressive movements" toward the officers when they went to his apartment Wednesday to arrest him for a parole violation.
Mickey Lloyd, Cobb's director of public safety, says he will withhold judgment of the officer's action pending the outcome of a police investigation.
The Reverend Markel Hutchins, of the Atlanta-based National Youth Connection, said "This has all the signs of a police officer shooting first and asking questions later." The state Board of Pardons and Paroles -- which had three officers at the scene -- said it was the first time in Georgia a person was shot while being served a warrant for violating parole. The parole board has started its own investigation.
Four county police were assisting parole board officers in serving the warrant against Maynard, who was paroled in November 2001 after serving five months of a four-year sentence for cocaine possession. Maynard was arrested again for possession of crack cocaine in November, released on $10,000 bond in February and placed under electronic monitoring. The surveillance indicated he left his house over the weekend without permission.