Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Texas fugitive arrested in Early County




Texas fugitive caught in Early County

Texas authorities asked local authorities to locate a suspect which had to Georgia after being charged with injury to a child under 15.

Harris County Texas authorities received information that William Andrew Robinson, 49, was staying in a cabin at the Confederate Naval Yard in Saffold, Ga., where one of Robinson’s relatives lives. Saffold is an unincorporated community in southern Early County, about 12 miles northwest of Donalsonville.

Authorities learned Robinson had just gone fishing when they arrived. With assistance from Early County EMA the fugitive was located and arrested without incident on Kirkland Creek.

Refusing to waive extradition to Texas, a felony Fugitive from Justice warrant was issued in Early County to hold Robinson until he can be extradited to Texas.

(Early County News)

Luck runs out for Thomas County burglary suspects

By what was later called an extreme stroke of luck, a deputy pulled over a black SUV for a traffic violation when he received a report about a home invasion and armed robbery. Inside the SUV before him sat the suspects and all their loot.

“We got very lucky,” said Lt. Steve Clark of the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Clark, at about 5 p.m. Sunday a juvenile was at home alone on Robert Willis Road. Then, two of the suspects “came over and were sitting with the victim when two other suspects entered the house and started taking things out of the residence,” Clark said. “This appears to all have been premeditated.”

Read More at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise

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