Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
October 2, 2007
Quitman - Investigators say they now have some crucial evidence that could answer questions surrounding the death of 59-year-old Samuel Baker of Quitman, because his death was caught on tape.
"We have obtained some security video from the store as well as the police officers video. We haven't reviewed that to see if there is anything on the police video but we do have some store footage," says GBI Investigator Ronnie Thompson.
They say an officer approached Baker Monday afternoon outside the Friendly Mart Grocery on West Screven Street. He was seen walking into the store with a knife.
Baker was tasered after flashing that same knife to the officer. "After the initial tasing a struggle ensued. During that struggle, the subject became unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the hospital there in Brooks County," Thompson adds.
Family members claim he was tasered four times in the chest. At least one they say, was confirmed by doctors.
Doctors aren't sure what killed him, affects from that taser or a heart attack. "We haven't had the answers yet. We're waiting on the autopsy report," say Verrgie Hill, Baker's cousin.
"We are going to get to the bottom of it regardless. Find out some truth in it," says Curtis Baker, Samuels brother.
Investigators with the GBI say they are reviewing the tapes to find the truth and say a chip in the taser can determine how many times it was used. They hope to have those findings as well as autopsy results soon.
Investigators will not release the name of the officer involved. However they did tell us he's been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.