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 >>
September 13, 2003
Tifton- Friends and family members huddle outside room 201 of the Tifton Inn, the place where 40 year old Nery Oswaldo Ortiz of Surfside, Florida and a co-worker engaged in an early morning argument.
"I think if they would have had time to think about it it would have never happened, but they just reacted on emotion," says Lisa Mendoza.
The two worked for a concrete company and had been working on construction projects at ABAC. Mendoza, a nursing student and acquaintance of Ortiz's, ran to help when she learned he had been stabbed.
"So, I came running down and I saw what happened, and I applied pressure until the ambulance came," she says.
EMS workers took him to Tift Regional Medical center where he was pronounced dead.
"As a result of our investigation we have arrested a white male Alberto Segura Miranda. He's 31 and he has been charged with murder," says Det. Porter Jackson of the Tifton Police.
Investigators have also recovered the knife, but are not releasing information about its type at this time.
"He's going to be missed. Every time you saw him he had a smile for everybody it's just sad," adds Mendoza.
Though they can't bring him back, friends and family admit they are relieved Ortiz's killer is behind bars.
Ortiz leaves behind four children, one in Georgia and three in Guatemala. Friends say the two may have been arguing about each other's citizenship status.