Morning News Briefs for 6-14-16

| June 14, 2016


Macon County resident Jason Wiggins is behind bars after a carjacking incident and crime spree in Sumter County. He led law enforcement on a high speed chase and later fled into a wooded area on foot prior to his capture. A physical confrontation began when he attempted to steal a vehicle from the residence of Karen Timmons; she fought the criminal off. Wiggins is accused of stealing two other vehicles; one parked at the Americus Police Department and another from a person that stopped to help him after he wrecked the car.

William Patterson was driving on the wrong side of a Sylvester roadway when he collided head on with a vehicle driven by Kerinna Hadding. The Georgia State patrol reports that Hadding suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Patterson suffered serious injuries as well including a broken pelvis, but so far no charges have been filed.

The investigation continues in a Moultrie incident during which shots were fired at the residence of Keldrick and Jacqueline Pettis. The bullets penetrated the walls of their home, and damaged a vehicle in their driveway. Investigators recovered 12 shell casings at the scene.

The city of Moultrie has a new manager. Peter Dillard was selected and voted in by members of the city council. The Moultrie resident has management experience, having overseen the operations at two local businesses.

A shooting incident in 3200 block of Inner Perimeter Road is under investigation by the Valdosta Police Department. No injured parties were discovered by responding officers, but investigators report a confrontation between persons had occurred. One of them pulled a handgun and a struggle ensued causing the discharge of the weapon. Witnesses report that one man jumped from the vehicle firing multiple times into the car. The shooter was picked up by another vehicle. The parties involved are reportedly from Sparks.

Congratulations go out to Lewis Wright. Pruitt-Health of Valdosta has named him Volunteer of the Year. According to the report, Wright, a retired educator has served as a volunteer for five years.

Wednesday June 15 is the last day for Viking season ticket holders to renew their tickets. A preseason game with Bainbridge is set for August 5th. Season ticket reserved seat packages are $65 each for the eight (8) home contests. The ticket office will be closed Thursday and Friday – June 16 and 17. Beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday June 20th, last year’s season ticket holders and Viking Touchdown Club members may upgrade, purchase, or add season tickets. On June 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM the public may purchase any available seats. The Vikings open the regular season at Valdosta (Cleveland Field) on August 19, 2016.

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