Deputies pinch APD's man - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Deputies pinch APD's man

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:02:54 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>

March 17, 2006

Albany -- Friday afternoon the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office  caught a suspect who escaped from Albany Police earlier this week. Sheriff's investigators and drug agents arrested Geoffrey Hall at an East Albany Motel about 4:45PM, and turned him back over to Albany Police.

Hall was being questioned at the Albany Police station Wednesday when he escaped. Investigators picked him up on suspicion of forgery at Regions' Bank. They say when they tried to arrest him, he tried to run over police and deputies.

But after they got him to the Albany police station, officers walked out and left him unattended in an unlocked interrogation room. He escaped, and Albany Police waited more than four hours before they notified the public that he was on the loose.

Friday, Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators stormed a room at the Regency Motel on East Oglethorpe, took Hall into custody and then drove him back to the Albany police station.

"He walked out the building a couple days ago, which is embarrassing to us, but we're glad we have him in custody," said APD Lt. James Williams. "We have taken measures to prevent that from happening again."

Albany Police will review their policies on how to handle suspects being questioned at the police station.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=APDsuspectCaught/Johnson