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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 >>
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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 >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
A Dawson man was shot to death three hours after someone set his house on fire. Police investigators found 41-year-old Walter Bell shot multiple times in his backyard Thursday morning about 4:30.
That was after firefighters were called around 1:30AM for a fire at the First Avenue home. Bell was alive and well when firefighters left.
As would be expected, people in Dawson are shaken over the arson and murder of one of their neighbors. The GBI isn't saying much about a motive in the case, but neighbors are wondering if he was robbed.
Fire fighters shoveled burned clothing and debris out of the window of the First Avenue southeast home. The state fire Marshall is investigating but the GBI is saying little about how that fire started other than they suspect arson.
Kim The fire department responded and put out the fire That was around 1:30 this morning, but three hours later 911 got a call from neighbors who heard several gunshots.
"The police responded and found a male outside on the ground who appeared to be shot," said GBI-Sylvester-Special Agent in Charge Kim Baker.
Word quickly spread through the neighborhood Walter Bell had been shot dead. Bell's roommate tells us he wasn't home, and stayed across town. He says Bell just moved back to Dawson three months ago and had come into some money.
Many say he was a quiet man. "He was a quiet man, stayed to himself, that's all I really know about him," said the roommate's Niece.
Neighbors tell us Bell often walked the streets, always with his backpack. Some say it had a large amount of cash inside, and that may be a motive for the crime.
"You don't even know what people got in their minds, because they walk around, they don't have a job, they don't have nothing to do but hurt people and rob people," said a neighbor.
All the GBI will say it they're looking into the claims. "We're still substantiating that too at this time," said Baker.
When we asked if a gun had been recovered from the crime scene, or if investigators were questioning anyone, we were told the GBI had no comment.
Investigators spent most of the morning talking with neighbors and family members. They're asking anyone with information on the crime to contact the Dawson Police or the GBI. Bell's body will be sent to the crime lab in Macon Friday morning.
This isn't the first murder on First Street SE. In 2008, 68-year old Lucious Buchanan, A well-known landlord and church leader, was shot in his First Avenue home. No one was ever arrested in that case.