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The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
January 29, 2007
Valdosta - A Valdosta woman was shot in the face during a domestic dispute.
Police say 41 year old Patricia Carter was shot during an argument with her husband, 46 year-old Jerome Carter.
Carter is charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children because it happened in front of their 8-year-old daughter. "The bullet had went in and out of her cheek so fortunately her wounds weren't life threatening. But we do believe he was shooting intentionally to kill his wife," says Commander Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police.
Patricia has been treated and released. Jerome Carter surrendered later that night.
Police in Valdosta respond to domestic disputes every day while the Haven battered women's shelter offers a free room and fresh start for victims of domestic violence.
Together they're hoping to stomp out this abuse in the county.
As a detective for the Valdosta Police Department, Jackie Edmonson sees cases of Domestic Violence every day. "It doesn't get any easier because there are true victims out there. I'm talking about real true victims who can't come forward," says Domestic Violence Detective Jackie Edmonson.
He says Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender.
And there are many tell tale signs that could indicate someone you know is a victim. "They have a tendency to start withdrawing from their friends, not having anything to do with co-workers, probably start wearing long sleeves to cover up bruising or make-up to cover up bruising," he adds.
Still many people suffer in silence and don't ask for help. "She thinks it's her fault, she's going to protect her man because she doesn't think anybody else wants her," he says.
Holly Rogers, Haven Volunteer adds, "Often times they've isolated you so much from your friends and family that you feel you can't reach out."
Agencies like The Haven are reaching out, offering free help for those who seek it. "We have someone on staff 24 hours a day if you have questions if you need emergency shelter, we'll take you and your children in," she says.
Together the Haven and the Police department hope to save lives and end domestic violence in the area. All the Haven's services are completely confidential.