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Florida news team arrested

Brandon York Beyer (Source: Colquitt Co. Sheriff) Brandon York Beyer (Source: Colquitt Co. Sheriff)
Phyllis Joy Ho (Source: Colquitt Co. Sheriff) Phyllis Joy Ho (Source: Colquitt Co. Sheriff)

 June 1, 2006

 

Moultrie  -- A reporter and photographer from WTXL in Tallahassee were taken into custody for obstruction at the Army helicopter crash scene.

Phyllis Joy Ho, aged 27, and Brandon York Beyer, aged 29, a photographer and reporter from WTXL-TV, Channel 27 in Tallahassee, were arrested for obstruction and transported to the Colquitt County jail in Moultrie by Colquitt County deputies.

WTXL is an ABC television network affiliate, andis owned by Calkins Media, Inc.

Ho and Beyer were released this afternoon on a $750 bond.

General manager Kim Urbuteit told WALB by telephone this afternoon that she would not release the news teams' names or make any comment about the arrest.

Reporters and on lookers are being kept quite a distance away from the crash site, near the WALB and WFXL television towers.

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