May 24, 2007
Moultrie - - Police have a warning for parents as a child recovers from an accidental gunshot wound.
Children spend more time around the house during the summer and police caution you to pay extra attention to firearms. Too often, they end up in the hands of a child.
That's what happened Thursday in Moultrie. A three year old boy shot himself in the stomach around one Thursday afternoon with a gun he found in his home. He survived.
We're told he picked up a gun that was lying out in the open at his home on Hutchinson Drive.
"If you own a gun, do yourself a favor, do your child a favor, do us all a favor and keep it out of reach of children. We don't want things like this to repeat itself," says Cpl. Seth Walters.
Moultrie police don't expect to file charges against the boy's family. The three year old was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Police say his injuries were not life threatening.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.