Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Johnny C. Womack, age 57 of Eufaula, Alabama received a forty year sentence to serve fifteen years in prison and the balance on probation Monday in Quitman County Superior Court.
Womack was the object of a two-day manhunt by the Quitman County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery, Alabama Police and U. S. Marshalls after he severely beat, choked, stabbed and kidnapped a Georgetown woman on Mandeville Road in Georgetown on August 9, 2011.
Amazingly the woman escaped that same day from a motel room in Montgomery, Alabama where she was taken and held by Womack. The female victim went to the hospital for medical treatment after her escape and Quitman County Deputies were notified.
Deputy Jamie Ming was assigned the case and coordinated the manhunt with Montgomery, Alabama Police and the U. S. Marshall's Office. On August 11, 2011 Deputy Ming received an anonymous tip that Womack was at a residence in Montgomery, Alabama. Deputy Ming notified U. S. Marshalls of the tip and he was arrested at the residence without incident.
Womack waived extradition and was brought back to Quitman County where he was booked and taken to the Miller County Jail. He has remained in jail there until today awaiting trial.
Womack appeared in Quitman County Court several times for hearings since his arrest. His case was continued several times awaiting a mental evaluation requested by his attorney. The evaluation was completed earlier this year with a finding that he could to stand trial.
Womack appeared in court Monday for a trial by jury but agreed to a plea deal shortly before the trial commenced.
"I commend Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith and Deputy Sergeant Jamie Ming for their hard work and proficiency in bringing this case to its proper conclusion," stated Sheriff Steve Newton. "This is another example that this Sheriff's Administration has not tolerated and will not tolerate violence against the citizens of Quitman County."