Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

| June 28, 2016

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An I-75 high-speed chase out of Cook County ended in Lowndes Friday night when the suspect fleeing in a stolen vehicle crashed near mile marker 19. The driver, James Eldridge Scott out of East Point, Georgia, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Scott faces several traffic charges, as well as drug charges, after deputies found MDMA, meth and Alpha-PVP in the vehicle. Scott was convicted of armed robbery and aggravated assault in Lowndes County in 1996.


Officials have released the names of a couple who died in a house fire early Monday morning in Thomas County. Marvin and Holly Patterson were not able to get out of their home on West Chastain Road before it was engulfed in flames. The couple had lived in the house for more than 30 years.


Friends and co-workers are raising money for the family of Kadijah Adkinson, a 22-year-old pregnant Adel woman who was shot and killed last week by her 14-year-old half-brother. Investigators are trying to determine exactly what happened in the incident, including the possibility that it may have been an accident. Adkinson’s former Waffle House manager has established a GoFundMe account to raise money for funeral expenses. A link can be found at ValdostaToday.com


Lowndes County is reminding residents of recent changes to Georgia’s fireworks laws. Independence Day fireworks will only be permitted between 10 a.m. and midnight. Officials also ask residents to be good neighbors. Debris from fireworks may not litter surrounding properties, citizens should be mindful of local veterans that might be sensitive to noise. Pet owners should bring their pets inside during periods of ignition.


The Georgia Department of Transportation will be suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state highways from July 1st through July 4th to help relieve traffic congestion during the Independence Day Weekend.


One man was stabbed to death and three others were injured during a brawl outside a Cordele housing project. Police were called to Sunset Homes on 23rd Avenue around 10:30 Monday night. Officers found 27-year-old Montavious Evans suffering from a stab wound, reports WALB. He was taken to Crisp Regional Hospital where he died.Three other victims were also taken to hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.The GBI has been called in to investigate.

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