Morning News Briefs for 6-9-16

| June 9, 2016

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An accused murderer is on the loose in Ben Hill County after escaping from the jail. A multi-agency task force is now searching for Earnest Holcomb. He is among a group of seven persons charged in the murder of Craigory Burch in a home invasion robbery in January. Burch was a lottery jackpot winner last year. Holcomb escaped by making his way onto the roof of the jail and jumping off.


Between four and five thousand veterans have already signed up to take advantage of the free health care services provided by the VA Health Clinic in Albany. Its located on the Marine Corps Logistics Base and it has been in operation for two years.


Former Narcotics/Vice Division Commander Kevin Lee will resign from his current post in Thomas County as of June 23rd. He cited personal reasons other opportunities and job stress as reasons for his decision. He served as a member of the drug squad from 1996 and commander for 13 years. Lee was charged with DUI last year.


When a Thomasville woman heard a noise in her bathroom she went to investigate and was shocked to find it occupied by a would be burglar. The man who had broken into her home then pushed his way past the resident and ran. However, the victim’s description of her intruder led police to a well known suspect identified as Tyran Booker who was later spotted and taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of items stolen from the victims home.


Georgia State Troopers report that the accident on Interstate 75 in Lowndes County yesterday was caused by driver who fell asleep at the wheel while towing a boat. The northbound lanes near mile marker 11 were shut down . 66 year old Danny Robbins was the driver. He was treated at a local hospital for his injuries, but passenger 93 year old Bramble Robbins who was ejected from the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

South Carolina man dies in I-75 wreck in Lowndes County
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