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Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
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The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
BRINSON, GA (WALB) - Decatur County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic problem around 10:45 Saturday evening.
Investigators say 40-year-old Chad Braswell ordered six family members out of this home on Day Road. "Mr. Braswell was very upset over a matter involving the family and had used several firearms in the incident basically had ordered everybody away from the house," said Investigator Julian Crowder.
Deputies, investigators, and members of the Sheriff's Strategic Response Team responded to the home. "Our ERT unit was called out to the scene to try to establish contact with Mr. Braswell and also to kind of set up the perimeter," said Crowder.
After making contact by phone, investigators learned Braswell was armed with a high powered rifle. At that point, they moved everyone a half mile back from the scene.
Chief Investigator Chip Nix and family members communicated with Braswell a number of times before settling in for the night and maintaining surveillance.
On Sunday Morning, Nix and family members spoke with Braswell again via phone. Braswell surrendered around 10 Sunday morning without incident.
Investigators say Braswell was first taken to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. "Basically we were requesting a mental evaluation. There had been some talk he would harm himself, but he was released from the hospital and turned over to us," said Crowder.
Investigators say they still are not sure why Braswell lost his temper. They will continue interviewing family members and other key witnesses.
Braswell is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and remains in the Decatur County Jail Monday.