Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Sylvester, GA (WALB) - Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder. Chris Szorcsik and his mother, Charlene Bentley, were charged in the 2007 slaying of 33-year-old Richard Bentley. Authorities say he was stabbed to death.
Chris Szorcsik is facing 2 counts of murder and aggravated assault. He confessed to murdering Richard Bentley in March of 2007 before he lead authorities to a wooded area where his stepfather was buried.
It was a gruesome killing that left many in the community shocked. Investigators say Bentley, who was 33-years-old at the time of his murder, disappeared from his Flint Lane home on the night March 4, 2007. That was the same night Chris Szorcsik went to the hospital with cuts on his hands.
Bentley's wife, Charlene, never reported her husband missing. It wasn't until March 8, 2007 that Bentley's mother reporting him as a missing person - prompting a search by law enforcement. Both Charlene Bentley and her son were jailed on drug charges, but a confession from Szorcsik lead to murder charges for both mother and son. Bentley's body was found in a field about 2 miles from his home on March 17, 2007. Investigators say he had been stabbed multiple times.
Charlene Bentley is currently serving a life sentence at Pulaski State Prison. She plead guilty to charges of malice murder in October.