Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 10, 2007
Lowndes County - Timothy Blackwelder was scheduled to make his first appearance in court today. But officers say shortly after he was taken to the Lowndes County Jail, he tried to kill himself.
"We had him in a cell down in our medical unit where he had nothing in his cell but a lavatory on the wall but he found a way to tear his jumpsuit and use parts of it to hang himself from the vents in the ceiling," says Captain JD Yeager of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
Blackwelder was arrested in Lowndes County Saturday night.
Police say he shot and killed George Anthony Stewart Jr in Tampa Friday night before driving off with Stewart's estranged wife, Brittani in her dodge caravan.
Lowndes County deputies were alerted and that's when they spotted the van at a truck stop near Hahira. "Luckily he went into the store there at the truck stop allowing our officers to take him into custody at the store," Yeager adds.
Blackwelder is being now treated. Stewart was sent back Tampa. "Our investigators are interviewing Brittani Stewart and trying to ascertain the exact circumstances that she left with the suspect in this case," says Corporal Jared Douds of the Tampa Police Department.
We obtained a copy of a restraining order filed last month by Brittani against Blackwelder. Police say the two had an on again off again relationship for nearly two decades.
When her family was told via the phone that Blackwelder had attempted suicide, one replied "please tell me he succeeded."
Investigators say Blackwelder's court appearance will be rescheduled for later this week.
Then he will be sent back to Florida where he will be charged with murder and aggravated burglary.