Morning News Briefs for 4-5-16

| April 5, 2016


Thaddeus Robinson of Sanford, Florida led State Troopers on a high speed chase in Lowndes County. Officials say that the speeds reached up to 120 miles per hour. Sgt. Jeromy Roberts reports that all the chases that troopers have been involved in have led to arrests being made. A pit maneuver was used to bring Robinson’s vehicle to a stop.


Supporters and opponents alike await the decision of Governor Nathan Deal on the controversial gun bill. The legislation would permit persons over the age of 21 with a license to carry a firearm onto the campuses of Georgia’s public colleges and universities. The bill only bans weapons from being carried into sorority and fraternity houses, dorms and athletic events. The governor sought to add campus child care operations and faculty offices to the ban, while also expressing concern for grade school students in advanced classes offered on college campuses. The governor expressed his support of citizens rights to bear arms but the gun carry legislation has given him cause for concern.


A promotion ceremony and celebration took place yesterday for firefighters who have invested time in training and education over the past year. Local dignitaries were on hand to join in the graduation exercise during which four firefighters were promoted to sergeants and three others to the rank of lieutenant.


A suspect identified as Delvis Rosser age 42 has been taken into custody in connection with a weekend stabbing incident. The victim managed to stop police who rendered emergency assistance and called for more assistance from investigators and CSI personnel. The stabbing took place at Rossers’ residence on East Jane Street and witnesses reported to police that the stabbing which took place in front of the victim’s children began with an argument. The unidentified victim was airlifted to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds.


Deputies in Colquitt County report that a corrections inmate Johnny Taylor, Jr. has been charged with the possession of items not allowed including a weapon. Corrections institution officials found a box containing 10 cell phones, related equipment and a razor knife. Inmate Deanthony Eubanks was charged with marijuana possession and so was Myron Robinson another inmate.


Synthetic drugs were discovered by Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division and arrests have been made. The agents also came upon a man who had been banished from the area. The officers initially went to the Payne Street residence looking for Derrick Rembert and they found bath salts, molly, flakka, crack and guns. The man identified as having been brandished from Thomas County-Torrieo Johnson age 33 was discovered hiding in the attic of the home.

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