Morning News Briefs for 2-4-16

| February 4, 2016
Morning News with Lee Henderson
Law enforcement officials in Moultrie have released the name of a victim killed in a vehicular accident. The deceased male is 60 year old William Kent who was struck head-on by a pick-up truck that crossed the center line of the roadway. Investigators report that two other persons were injured in that incident.
A Highway 41 crash involved a driver leaving the roadway and striking a tree; the crash caused his death. However, upon further investigation deputies in Crisp County found that the victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The wound was determined to be self-inflicted and no name has been released.
Thomasville fire officials have released more details regarding the fire that took the life of Katrina Presha. She was found on the floor of a bedroom in the home and officials believe that the stove was left turned on causing the fire. Smoke detectors were located but they were not working. Presha suffered minor burns but her cause of death may have been the inhalation of toxic smoke. She was married just two months ago and celebrated her 42nd birthday last month.
The search is on in Thomas County for two men sought in connection with a carjacking-robbery and beating incident. The suspects Anthony Akery and Jonathan Bussey are considered armed and dangerous.
The Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline has gotten approval from the Federal Energy regulatory Commission to build the highly controversial pipeline which will through South Georgia. The pipeline will impact parts of Florida and Alabama as well with a compressor station to be located in Dougherty County. 162 miles of the 494 mile pipeline will run through the state of Georgia in Stewart, Webster, Lee, Dougherty, Mitchell, Colquitt, Lowndes and Brooks Counties.
Kanaya McGee, Ricky Forrest, Diana McGee, Cachea Jones, Lvarius King, and Doris Ann Buie were all arrested and their charges include defrauding insurance companies out of nearly one half million dollars. According to the record they group committed arson and burglaries from January 2013 through December 2015. Thanks to an investigation by the Moultrie Fire department the suspects were placed behind bars. They are reported to have collected approximately 400,000 dollars in false claims.
The mourning continues for former Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Robert Guthrie has been funeralized; he died Sunday at a Florida hospital from a medical emergency. The prayers of the community go out for his family.
47 year old Darin Pearce of Meigs has been jailed and officials in Tift County and other areas of the region are shocked to find out that Pearce possibly acted alone in committing burglaries that netted nearly a quarter of a million dollars in merchandise. Law enforcement officers and now working to get the stolen items back to the rightful owners. The case involves approximately 10 burglaries that occurred in Moultrie, Thomasville, Thomas County, and Meigs. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.
The victim of an early morning house fire in Thomasville has been identified as 41 year old Katrina Presha. Fire officials report that the blaze started in the kitchen of her residence around midnight and she was unable to escape. There were non-working smoke detectors in the residence.
A star basketball player at mercer University has died as the result of a gunshot wound to the head. The incident took place at a Macon service station. The victim is identified as 23 year old Jibri Bryant whose body was discovered inside his car. Another unidentified victim was also wounded. No motive was given for the tragedy.
Sabal Trail pipeline approved
Florida Governor declares Zika virus a public health emergency
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  1. Mark says:

    this is why it is very important to have well places smoke detectors in your home