Morning News Briefs for 1-19-17

| January 19, 2017

Multiple felony charges have been files against Valdosta resident Leroy Brown who got into a physical altercation at a Hill Street liquor store. According to the report Brown who was armed with a hand gun and another male argued and while bystanders attempted to restrain Brown the gun discharged wounding Brown in the leg. The other male who was taken to the hospital was wounded in the arm as he attempted to leave the scene of the incident. Brown was found at a house after the shooting occurred.


The Atlanta owner of two dogs that attacked and killed 6 year old Logan Braatz and seriously injured a 5 year old girl has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Cameron Tucker had his first appearance in court and was given a $70 thousand dollar straight bond. The children were on their way to catch a school bus when the dogs attacked them.


Mayor John Gayle and members of the Valdosta City Council will meet in regular session Thursday at 5:30 pm in council chambers at City Hall. The agenda items include more solar panels to be installed in the area of Valdosta’s wastewater treatment facilities. The Hannah Solar Company would be the contractor on the project at no cost to the city in lieu of the contractor being able to access unused land. Also on the agenda will be discussions on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget along with qualifying fees and dates for the upcoming municipal elections.


Moultrie law enforcement officials report the robbery of a Columbus trucker who had gotten out of his rig to check the oil in his truck when a gun was placed in his back. 47 year old Edward Jones was parked in the rear of a gas station when the Spanish-speaking thief took his wallet containing 600 dollars and fled in a waiting pickup.

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