Spillers is first offender, holds certification - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Spillers is first offender, holds certification

May 19, 2006

Leesburg --- After Donnie Spillers was convicted on two felony counts in connection with the shooting death of Wesley Beaver, his lawyers, Pete Donaldson and Patrick Eidson, asked Judge Rucker Smith to grant first offender status, which he did.

After the five-year probation period ends, Spillers will not have a felony conviction hanging over his head. That means that Spillers will have a "clean" record in terms of having to declare himself a convicted felon when applying for a job.

Should he violate his probation, the Judge Smith could revoke the probation, and send him to prison. This five-year sentence will not be reviewed by the Judicial Sentencing Review Board because it was less than 10 years.

Donnie Spillers' Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification status, required for all law enforcement officers in Georgia, remains under investigation.

The POST board meets quarterly, and their next meeting will be in June. We do not know whether Spillers’ case will be reviewed at that meeting. He still holds his POST certification at this point.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=SpillersStatus/Miller

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>
  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
  • Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:04:54 GMT
    Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly