Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 11, 2007
Albany - Violent, even deadly cases of domestic abuse are occuring across South Georgia. Law enforcers say as temperatures increase, so will tempers, but they want victims of domestic abuse to know this--you don't have to stay in an abusive relationship, nor should you.
It's June, and that means it's hot outside, and getting hotter by the day.
"All of our disorderly and affray type activity does seem to pick up during real hot weather," said DCP Chief Don Cheek. Including domestic violence cases. "The most important thing we could stress, " said Cheek, "If you are the victim of any type of domestic violence, report it and report it immediately."
He says the reason it is so important to call police right away, is that domestic violence typically doesn't go away on its own. "It's going to continue to happen if you don't take steps to stop it," said Cheek.
And it sometimes ends in death, of the abuser or the abused. On Sunday June 3rd, Matthew Thomas of Albany stuck a gun to his girlfriend's head and told her he would kill her. He ended up taking his own life in a police standoff the following day.
Over the weekend, 24-year old Latriesh Brown was found dead in a Dawson motel room. Police say 26-year old Corrick Johnson beat her with a beer bottle. Victim Advocate Audrea Page says tragedies like these could be avoided with help. "If you are a victim of any crime, you should report it to the police department," said Page.
And get help. Not only if you are a victim, but if you are the aggressor. "Our goal is not to prosecute," said Cheek, "but the stop the domestic violence."
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you can contact the victims assistance office in your county. Here in Albany, that number is 438-3985. They can help find counseling or a shelter to protect you from an abuser.