Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
The Dougherty gang, accused of a violent cross-country crime spree this month, was back in court Monday, but formal charges against them are on hold.
Prosecutors in Colorado are trying to decide where to file the charges because the police chase with Lee Grace Dougherty, Ryan Dougherty, and Dylan Stanley went through two counties.
It could be a month or more before they're brought back to Georgia to face bank robbery charges.
It's been almost two weeks since police say the Dougherty gang fired nearly 20 shots at a Zephyrhills Florida officer and robbed the Certus Bank in Valdosta. Det. Scottie Johns was assigned to the bank robbery case.
"(We were) scared someone was going to get possibly shot and killed due to the aggression they showed when they went in the bank," said Valdosta Police Det. Scottie Johns.
On August 10 the siblings were captured in Colorado after a high speed chase that ended in a crash. Lee Grace Dougherty opened fire and police shot her in the leg.
For now the trio is in still in Colorado facing attempted first degree murder and assault charges.
"I'm confident saying they'll come back to Georgia," said Valdosta Police Commander Brian Childress. "When will that take place? Probably when some of the charges are finalized in Colorado."
Cmdr. Childress tells us they'll probably be sent to Georgia to face charges before Florida.
"The only reason I say that is because the fact the FBI filed the federal arrest warrants here in Georgia," said Cmdr. Childress.
A ballpark estimate is thirty to sixty days before they come to Georgia.
"That's just a complete guess on my part," said Cmdr. Childress.
While police wait on the siblings extradition, they continue investigating that robbery reviewing video and looking for any other evidence that could help their case.
The bank robbery charges were filed in Macon through the U.S. Attorney's office there. Police don't think the siblings will be back in Lowndes County.