Morning News Briefs for 3-10-17

| March 10, 2017

A wanted man who had made threats against officers of the law has surrendered himself to the authorities. Officials had launched a search for Ronnie Parrish who was wanted for the commission of several crimes involving thefts. He was jailed in Decatur County. An accomplice that assisted Parrish in escaping was also arrested.


A 15 year old Albany youth has been charged with the murder of 21 year old John Lewis Jr. Police responding to the scene of the shooting found Lewis inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound. He later died as the result of his injuries at a hospital. The murder is still under investigation.


A suspect identified as Shaquille Craig age 24 has been charged in the deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers. Police and military officers partnered in the investigation that brought about the arrest of Sergeant Craig who was also stationed at Fort Stewart.


Colquitt County officials have made another arrest in connection with a rash of armed robberies. Paul Dawson Jr. will join Nathaniel Banks, Travaras Walden and Xavier Green in jail. Law enforcement officials will charge them with criminal gang activity in connection with armed robberies in Tifton and Thomasville.


The office of Governor Nathan Deal announced a that a new business will locate its 65 thousand square foot breeding stock hatchery in Quitman bringing 100 new jobs to the Brooks County area. The Aviagen Company is one of the largest poultry breeding operations in the world according to the press release.


Fire officials in Moultrie continue to investigate a residential fire that caused major damage. The fire began on the front porch of the home belonging to Daisy Kemp; there was no one at the residence when the fire began. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the family.


The City of Valdosta Engineering Department has scheduled a road repair on Sustella Avenue, on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 a.m., that is expected to take until Friday, March 17 to complete. Sustella Avenue to be closed to traffic just south of the administrative entrance to the VSU PE Complex. Access to the large parking lot located south of the VSU PE Complex will remain open for the duration of the project. Residents on Brookdale Drive will have access to their homes via Baytree Drive, and residents on the south end of Sustella Drive will have access from West Mary and Lamar Streets.

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