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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
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Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Dougherty County Police issue arrest warrants for a shooting victim; A victim who today told us his version of what went down.
Sederrick Culbreth spent five days in the hospital recovering after he got shot five times last week. He swears he was an innocent bystander, but police say he was part of a drug deal and armed robbery, and they want to put him in jail.
Sederrick Culbreth shows off the gunshot wounds, five of them, he received Tuesday night in what police call a drug deal, turned armed robbery, turned shooting.
"They had a to put a tube right there," Culbreth said.
Investigators contend that Culbreth and another man robbed 22-year-old Jacolvie Curry during a weed deal in a Sylvester Road mobile home park. They say Curry grabbed the gun from Culbreth and then shot him.
He says it didn't happen that way. "It wasn't my gun, it wasn't my drugs, it wasn't my scales.
As I recall him telling me in the hospital those were the items police found. A lie detector test would prove that.
He says they weren't his guns or his drugs. Culbreth tells us he was only acquainted with Curry, and he was standing in the road waiting on his uncle and son when two men began fighting in a neighbor's yard.
"The next thing I know, it was gunshots. I heard one shot and I felt something hit me in the shoulder. The I heard 'pop, pop, pop.' Then I seen two individuals run."
"I got him and put him in the truck and took him to the hospital." Culbreth's uncle Carrie, says he wasn't there when the shooting happened and doesn't know what transpired. He says he's only certain of one thing. "I know he didn't have no gun. And I know he don't own a gun. I know that for a fact."
Neither we nor Culbreth knew at the time of this interview that warrants had been issued for his arrest. Now he's facing firearms and armed robbery charges. A thorough investigation he says, will prove his innocence.
"Which is a lie detector test and finger prints and the real procedures. The truth will come out." @@
And Culbreth says he still a long road to recovery until those bullets can be removed from his body. Right now though he's facing charges of armed robbery, possesion of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possesion of marijuana.
Jacolvie Curry is charged with attempt to purchase marijuana. A second suspect involved in that robbery has not been identified.