ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police said Monday morning that no charges were filed against a man following his grandfather's death.
Police said Cordon Cobb, 27, told them his grandfather came after him with a wooden bat because he thought Cobb was smoking marijuana.
Police said Cobb's grandmother, Reba Scott, told them that Cobb then pushed his grandfather, 76-year old Leon Scott, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.
Reba Scott told police that her husband was unconscious and not breathing. Cobb told police he just held his arm out to keep his grandfather off of him.
Scott died at the hospital.
Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said that it appears that the death of Leon at his home in the 22 hundred block of Wallington Drive was accidental.
"That's an issue of self defense and certainly an accident. A combination of two factors. In the preliminary review of the scene, that I investigated personally. That included the notion that he was defending himself and it was largely an accidental circumstance," said Edwards.
Investigators found that Cobb was smoking a cigarette, not marijuana.
An original report said Cobb was charged with simple battery and involuntary manslaughter, but police said they were never filed.