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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
September 18, 2007
Albany -- Dougherty County Police had to force a speeding car to stop last night, after the driver refused to pull over. Then they had to drag the driver out of the car.
Just before midnight, Dougherty County Police Officer Nanda Ross tried to pull over a car on Moultrie Road going 77 in a 55 mile per hour zone. But the driver ignored the officer's blue lights and command to pull over.
Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said, "There were not high speeds, she just would not stop."
Finally nearly five miles after the pursuit started, three police cars with sirens and blue lights on hemmed in the moving car and forced it to stop.
Cheek said, "Not knowing what they had, they had weapons out, not pointed at her, but weapons out and ready, and told her to get out of the car."
Forty-eight-year-old Frances Bell was driving the car, but, police say, she still refused to answer their questions or follow their orders, so they forced her out of the car. She was arrested and taken to jail.
"He reached in and opened the door from the inside, took her by the arm and just got her out of the car. They didn't literally have to drag her out," Cheek said.
Chief Cheek says motorists must comply when officers in a marked police car pull them over, and cooperate. "It creates a potentially hazardous situation, not only for the offender, but especially for the officers."
Cheek says their Department Policy calls for the entire incident to be reviewed by a panel to make sure the Officers handled this pursuit in a correct manner. There is video tape of the incident, but could not be released until it's reviewed.
Officers say they found no alcohol or illegal materials in Bell's car. Cheek says unfortunately it is not uncommon for motorists to refuse to follow Police orders during traffic stops.