Police arrest man accused of shooting Georgia officer - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Police arrest man accused of shooting Georgia officer

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - A man accused of shooting a Centerville, Georgia police officer is now in custody.

According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson, 45-year-old Perry Baggett, of Centerville, was arrested early Saturday.

Baggett is accused of shooting Cpl. Jeremy Mashuga in the abdomen as he responded to a domestic dispute Friday at a home just south of Macon in Houston County. Lt. Brian Blanton with the Houston County Sheriff's Department says Mashuga underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition.

Blanton says Baggett barricaded himself inside a home for hours after firing multiple rounds at officers before authorities took him into custody. Multiple news outlets report he was transported to Navicent Health for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Crews work to restore power in Irwin County

    Crews work to restore power in Irwin County

    Monday, July 23 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:44:20 GMT
    Irwin EMC Crews have been out since 10 Sunday night. (Source: WALB)Irwin EMC Crews have been out since 10 Sunday night. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Some people in Irwin County are waking up without power this Monday morning after severe storms snapped trees and power lines.

    More >>

    Some people in Irwin County are waking up without power this Monday morning after severe storms snapped trees and power lines.

    More >>
  • Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather

    Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather

    Monday, July 23 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-07-23 08:19:31 GMT
    A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).

    Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city after a severe storm swept through the area.

    More >>

    Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city after a severe storm swept through the area.

    More >>
  • Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:52:13 GMT
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly