GRIFFIN BEARS 56
WHITEWATER 21 FINAL
SPALDING JAGUARS 24
HOUSTN COUNTY 28 FINAL
GRIFFIN BEARS 56
WHITEWATER 21 FINAL
SPALDING JAGUARS 24
HOUSTN COUNTY 28 FINAL
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a press release on Friday Sept 23rd, in relation an investigation of an incident in Butts County.
PHOTO COURTESY JACKSON PD AND WALTER GEIGER BARNESVILLE HERALD GAZETTE
The GBI secured four criminal arrest warrants through the Superior Court of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit on Sherry Hall. They are as follows: False Statements, Tampering with Evidence, Interference with Government Property, and Violation of Oath of Office.
After following the leads and evidence, the investigation has now revealed that there is no, and never was, a suspect shooter at large in Jackson, Georgia.
The GBI was requested by the Jackson Police Department to independently investigate both the Officer Involved Shooting/ Use of Force and the alleged Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer. The GBI Milledgeville Office committed all available assets and resources, which included personnel from two regional offices. To date, there have been in excess of 600 investigative work hours expended on this investigation and certain aspects of this investigation are still ongoing.
The alleged incident began at approximately 12:08 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 when Sherry Hall called out over the radio that she had been shot. Several law enforcement officers from the Jackson Police Department and the Butts County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to assist in the officer down call. Sherry Hall alleged through three separate interviews with the GBI that she was shot by a black male subject who was positioned near the wood line at the cul-de-sac on Camellia Court. Sherry Hall further advised that she did not engage her in car video and audio recording equipment.
As part of this investigation, the GBI solicited input from the manufacturer of the in car camera system as well as a GBI Digital Forensic Investigator, in an effort to further this investigation. Video and audio evidence was recovered from the hard drive of the unit. After hours of subsequent examination of that video evidence, it was revealed that inconsistencies existed with regard to Sherry Hall’s statements, witness statements, physical evidence, and later examination of forensic evidence.
The GBI Milledgeville supervisory staff met with Jackson Police Chief James Morgan and District Attorney Richard Milam apprising the agency heads of the existing inconsistencies. It was agreed to expand the investigation as it began to appear that Sherry Hall was not in fact a victim of a shooting.
In an effort to reconcile inconsistencies discovered in the investigation, the GBI conducted a subsequent interview of Sherry Hall. During this interview Sherry Hall watched the video, and at that time Hall stopped cooperating with the investigation.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Sherry Hall failed to reveal to the GBI that she was in possession of an additional departmental handgun issued to her on July 1, 2016. A search warrant was secured and executed earlier this week for Hall’s residence located in Butts County. This particular weapon was located and seized, which gave rise to certain warrants concerning this investigation.
has been determined that Sherry Hall is currently located in a private facility, of her own volition, and upon release she will be arrested, processed, and booked at the Butts County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
The GBI would like to commend all Butts County agency heads for their full and complete cooperation in regard to this investigation. Those agencies heads being Jackson Police Chief James Morgan, District Attorney Richard Milam, and Sheriff Gary Long.
WKEU News would like to thank Walter Geiger and the Barnesville Herald Gazette for their assistance in this news story. You can subscribe to the Herald Gazette on line at barnesville.com
He had tried to enter the front door of a residence when he was scared off by an armed homeowner.
After seeing several Face book posts in regards to Whitley, from local citizens, he was identified as the suspect. With the assistance of the Upson County Sheriff’s Office Whitley was spotted driving a Lexus, and a traffic stop was conducted in Upson County. The vehicle he was driving was determined to have been stolen from another residence on Highway 109. The homeowner was out of town and did not know the vehicle was missing.
Investigators went to the vehicle owners residence and discovered that Whitley had also burglarized the house and had been living there as the owner was out of town.
Whitley is in the Pike County Jail charged with criminal attempt burglary, burglary and theft by taking motor vehicle.
Pike County Sheriffs Investigators arrested Jeffery Allen , 47 years of age, for burglary on Thursday September 22 nd.
He is currently under arrest for entering a garage of a resident in the Whitfield Walk neighborhood and stealing items. Allen has been seen at other residences in Pike County. The vehicle he was driving is pictured below.
The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has completed their investigation regarding the two subjects in the white Ford Ranger pickup. The following subjects have been arrested in the case Christopher Allen Butler, age 28 of 923 E. Broadway St., Griffin, Ga. on the following charges aggravated assault, and stalking. Butler is still incarcerated and is scheduled for first appearance hearing Saturday 9/17/16
Also arrested Isaac Jordan Brown, age 28 of 419 Ingram Rd., Barnesville, Ga. on the following charges aggravated assault and stalking. Brown is still incarcerated and is scheduled for first appearance hearing on Saturday 9/17/16.
GRIFFIN HIGH BERARS 42
BALDWIN BRAVES 00
SPALDING JAGUARS 35
SOUTHWST MACON 00
In Lamar County a woman was found dead of gunshot wounds Thursday morning at a home at 157 Liz Acres Road, which is located off Highway 341. The deceased female was identified as Elaine Brown McGuire, age 70. Initial repots indicated she suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Her son David Lewis McGuire Jr. has been charged with murder, according to Sheriff Brad White.
The GBI crime scene specialist from Perry was at the home along with Lamar County Sheriffs Units and Barnesville Police Department personnel.
David McGuire was originally detained at the scene because he was highly intoxicated, according to Sheriff White.
The body was taken to the State Crime Lab in Atlanta by Trice Funeral Home for a determination as to the cause of death. There may be additional charges against David McGuire.
The September Term of the Grand Jury heard the David Gibson Case on Thursday.
WKEU has received information from a reliable source that the grand jury has indicted Gibson on all charges at least six additional charges that relate to violation of his oath of office.
WKEU NEWS had a chance to talk with District Attorney Scott Ballard about the indictments handed down on Thursday. Ballard said, “He stated “They returned an indictment and it is my understanding that there was a true bill indictment against him and if I am not mistaken there are between 12 and 14 true bill counts.”
We also asked the District Attorney if he thought the case will come before the Spalding Superior Court before the first of the year. DA Ballard stated “He was not sure when it will come up. The next opportunity is in October and I am certain it will not be up then. I will be surprised if it came up before the end of the year.”
With regard to the indictments we asked about the types of indictments that were given a true bill. . Ballard said “It is going to involve sexual batteries, regular battery, aggravated assault, and many violations of oath office.”
We also asked if there were additional indictments. Ballard said several of the counts were special presentments that were not part of the original warrants that were issued.
On September 10, 2015, GBI Agents from the Columbus Field Office arrested David Gibson, former Captain of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated sexual battery (two counts), influencing witnesses, stalking, public indecency, sexual battery, simple battery, and violation of oath of office. Gibson turned himself in at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and was held for a time at the Clayton County Jail.
The in initial request for the GBI investigation came from the District Attorney Scott Ballard with concurrence of Sheriff Wendell Beam. Sheriff Beam had given Ballard a copy of the original 340 page investigation that was done by an outside law enforcement agency at Sheriff Beam’s request. That investigation after a review by the District Attorney lead to the GBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of Gibson in September of 2015. The GDBI Investigation alleged Gibson had assaulted employees of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Additional victims, who were not a part of the internal affairs inquiry, came forward, and reported allegations of misconduct and criminal activity against Gibson.
When the findings of the GBI investigation were presented to DA Ballard, criminal warrants were obtained for Gibson’s arrest.
Due to the case load of the Spalding Superior Court it is believed that the Gibson case will not be called until next year. There are allegedly charges against Gibson also pending in Upson County for stalking and other charges. In addition there are civil cases that are pending in relation to The County, David Gibson, and Sheriff Beam that will be held in abeyance until after the criminal charges are addressed in Superior Court.
There had been delays in bringing the David Gibson Case before the Grand Jury for most of this Year. The delays were due to caseloads before the case could be presented before the Grand Jury on Thursday September 15th.
SKETCH OF PASSENGER
The above subjects occupied a small, white-in-color truck, possibly a Ford Ranger.
The following photo is of the actual vehicle used:
Sheriff Beam reported that the arrests were made on Fridiay Sepember 16th. The two individuals Christopher Allen Butler age 28 of 923 East Braodway Griffin faces chargs of Agravated Assault Stalking, and Isaac Jordan Brown age 28 of 419 Ingram Raod in Barneville faces Aggravated Assaultg Stalinkg as well.
The incident occurred on Friday September 9, 2016, the above pictured individuals followed a teenaged female driver from Hamil Road on the east side of Spalding County to the intersection of West McIntosh Road and North Expressway. At the red light of that intersection, the driver of the white truck exited his vehicle and tried to open a door of the female’s vehicle but was unsuccessful. The female driver drove away and traveled west bound on West McIntosh. She was caught at the red light at the entrance of Griffin Crossroads Shopping Center. The driver of the white truck then pulled beside the female and brandished a black in color handgun. The female was able to drive away and pulled into a church. The white truck then followed the female onto the church property. Fortunately, several people were on the church property and the driver of the white truck then exited the church property and drove westbound on West McIntosh.
Sheriff Beam said he woul like to thank the citizens for thier assistance in this arrest.
Renowned Georgia author Terry Kay will be at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon for a presentation and book signing on Saturday, September 24.
A member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities, Terry Kay is the author of sixteen works of fiction, including To Dance with the White Dog, which is currently being studied by the students of Pike County Middle School.
Novelist Pat Conroy referred to this book as “a sensitive portrait – a love/grief story – of a man’s final rite of passage, much in the style of Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. Yet, Kay gives us his old man – Sam Peek – with such clarity and familiarity that the story does not belong wholly to him, but to us as well. And that is what writing is supposed to accomplish. All of us long to understand what Sam Peek understood. All of us want to ‘dance with the white dog.’”
To Dance with the White Dog is one of three of Terry Kay’s books that were made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
Kay will also be discussing his latest novel, The King Who Made Paper Flowers, set in the idyllic river district of Savannah.
This event, sponsored by the Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, begins at 1:00. It is free and open to the public. Local bookseller A Novel Experience will provide these and other Terry Kay titles for purchase on site.
For more information on Kay’s upcoming presentation, call the library at 770-567-2014.