Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
June 7, 2006
Cordele - A South Georgia parolee is back in jail charged with murdering an innocent man he didn't even know just hours after he got out of prison. Eddie C. Boyd was released from prison around lunchtime Tuesday after serving a nine year stint for possession of cocaine. He was supposed to report to his parole officer, but he never made it. Police say he immediately began violently breaking the law.
Eddie Boyd is what law enforcers refer to as a recidivist, a repeat offender. He has a long wrap, and has served several stints in prison since 1975, convicted of forgery, burglary, armed robbery and cocaine possession. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was paroled yesterday after undergoing an in-prison treatment program.
Business is back at Cordele Sash and Door, but certainly not back to normal. 53-year old Mike Morgan, a 22 year veteran of the company was stabbed. His attacker left him there bleeding to death.
Carrie Lull with Cordele Police says, "We were able to get some information at the scene, that we were able to back track his movements which led us to the Greyhound bus station and with their help we were able to identify who he was, who we were looking for."
They say 48-year old Eddie C. Boyd of Americus is responsible for the crime. On Tuesday, Boyd was released from prison, and was bused to this Greyhound station in Cordele where he was supposed to meet up with family members who would take him to the parole office in Americus. Officers say that never happened. Instead, investigators say just as soon as Boyd walked off the bus from prison he would begin breaking the law again coming here to this store where he would attempt robbery, then stab Mike Morgan. By the time help arrived from the Police Department located just across the street, it would be too late.
Scheree Lipscomb, Public Affairs Director for the Board of Pardons and Paroles, says the stabbing is not a result of the Board's actions, but of Boyd's. She says, "We never want to release someone with the thought that they could go out and commit any type of crime, least this type of crime. You do have people that come out and they change their lives and that's what we're hoping to do."
But instead, a life was ended, and Boyd, is yet again, back behind bars. He was caught just two blocks away from the scene of the crime and has been charged with the murder of Mike Morgan.
Boyd did have some disciplinary reports while he was in prison for insubordination, unauthorized presence, and failure to follow instructions but none for violent behavior.
A fund has been set up at PlantersFirst bank in memory of Mike Morgan.