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 >>
July 17, 2007
Valdosta - A three-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Valdosta and now several college students could be facing charges. "There was a shooting at 2117 Northwood Circle upon the officers arrivals they discovered a three year old had been shot," says Lt. Bernard Robinson of the Valdosta Police.
Eva Castillo was cleaning the home on Northwood Circle. Her three-year-old son Steven Bustillos-Ramirez was playing in a bedroom, where a handgun had been left on top of a night stand. "The child got a hold of the .45-caliber pistol and shot himself in the throat," says Cmdr Brian Childress.
He died just minutes later. "Right now it looks like the bullet severed the artery there, and the child was dead when we arrived," Childress adds.
Three college students live at the home, now a crime scene. Police are trying to decide whether to charge anyone who lives in the home with reckless conduct. "Are we looking at that charge? Absolutely. We are examining this case to make a determination if there is a violation of law here. But we also have to balance it from the standpoint of accidents happen."
But they do say this tragedy could have been avoided if the gun owner had used this simple gun lock. "They are designed to prevent accidental discharges. They are for children," Childress says.
The locks are given away for free at the police department, and investigators hope more people will use them to prevent a tragedy like this from occurring in the future.