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 >>
A Dougherty County man convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer last month was sentenced Monday.
This is how Reginald Smith, 41, entered the courtroom, almost in a Hannibal Lecter fashion.
Not only bound and gagged, but with a motorcycle helmet placed over his head to muffle his yelling.
He screamed and yelled during the whole 20 minute hearing.
Smith was sentenced to 10 years in prison with another 10 on probation for aggravated assault of an officer, after running from police and then pointing a gun at the officer.
Smith's Uncle Lewis Thomas stood before the court and tried to convince Judge Willie Lockette that Smith is a good person.
"I know Reginald. I've never seen him like this. It hurts for me to see him like this. I didn't even know he was here until I saw him on TV," said Thomas.
Smith had to be restrained as his uncle tried to make sense of his nephew.
"That's not Reginald. Something is wrong," said Thomas.
Prosecutor Matt Breedon says the time fits the crime and Smith's behavior didn't help his case, it only hurt it.
"I think his behavior was very obstructive, but it really didn't help his case at all. The court gave a proper sentence and the jury gave a proper verdict," said Breedon.
Lewis couldn't believe how his nephew was acting but does agree he needs some form of help.
Breedon said Smith will be eligible for parole but in a case of aggravated assault on police officer and Smith's behavior, his chances are very slim.
Court officials say they put that helmet on Smith for the safety of others and more importantly, the safety of himself.