Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect Shot by Deputies in NW Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect in a kidnapping and two robberies was shot by deputies on Fred George Road on Thursday.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as 26-year-old Charles Vaughn III of Ohio.

Our sister station in West Virginia, WSAZ, reports that Vaughn, is wanted by the FBI in connection to a number of bank robberies across Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

According to LCSO, Vaughn kidnapped someone at gunpoint and forced the victim to demand money from Prime Meridian Bank on Capital Circle Northeast.

Vaughn then took the victim to CVS on North Monroe Street and demanded medications from the pharmacy, deputies say.

Vaughn then demanded the victim drop him off in a wooded area. The victim let Vaughn out of the vehicle at the railroad tracks on Fred George Road, according to LCSO. Vaughn then fled on foot.

Read More at WCTV

Former Colquitt County band director sentenced over ‘sexting’

A former Colquitt County High band director was sentenced Monday to probation and ordered to surrender his teaching certificate after pleading guilty to sending sexually explicit text messages to a student.

Paul Joseph Guilbeau, 46, entered a guilty plea in Colquitt County Superior Court to a single count of hazing.

Judge James E. Hardy sentenced Guilbeau to 12 months’ probation and 40 hours’ community service. Hardy also ordered that the former educator, who had taught in Georgia schools for 20 years, surrender his teaching certificate nationwide and that he have no contact with the former student.

Hazing is a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum sentence of up to a year in jail or a fine of $1,000 or both. In the plea form signed by Guilbeau he agreed to the Colquitt County District Attorney’s office accusation of sending inappropriate text messages “of a sexual nature” to a student in August 2012.

Police and the girl’s mother, who testified at a public hearing with school officials, both described some of the messages as “sexually explicit.”

Read More at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise

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