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Two semi truck accident results in injuries in Douglas County


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- An evening accident involving two tractor trailers in Douglas County has resulted in injuries, officers reported Thursday.

The accident involved injuries and caused delays on a major section of Interstate 20 eastbound near Liberty Road not long after 10 p.m.

An hour later, officials with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said traffic began moving slowly.

The severity of the injuries is unclear, but 11Alive has learned that a helicopter had been called in to transport some of the injured.

Villa Rica officers pull man from burning car

VILLA RICA, Ga. - When things go wrong police officers are trained to run toward the danger that sends most people running for help. Three Villa Rica officers sent them inside an out of control fire to save a life.

"It came out as just a car fire," recalled Officer Spencer Crawford.

But when he arrived, along with Corporal Meredith Ivey and Officer Micahiah Swain , they discovered the burning car had someone trapped inside.

"I got in the car the flames are up into the windshield," Crawford said.

That didn't stop the trio of officers from putting themselves in danger. The driver was stuck, jammed inside after a crash into a tree on Industrial Blvd. He wasn't responsive as the flames danced around them.

The officers decided to pull.

Police seek suspect in Sunday Waffle House shooting


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglasville police have identified a suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House early Sunday morning.

The department has issued a warrant for Lafayette Napolean Bradley for aggravated assault.

Officers said a fight started between two groups of people who had been together at a party earlier in the night.

During the dispute, Bradley allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The incident happened at the Waffle House on Fairburn Road near Hospital Drive.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is expected to be OK.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lt. Adam Cannon with the Douglasville Police Department at 968-293-1711 or at cannona@douglasvillega.gov.

 


Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- A Douglas County man faces seven counts of reckless conduct for knowingly spreading HIV.

Jason Alexander Young had sexual contact with women, but did not tell them he was HIV-positive, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Young approached his victims through various social media outlets. Any woman who was contacted by Young is encouraged to call Douglas County Sheriff's Investigator Trent Wilson at 770-920-4907.

 

Man get life in Douglas County road rage murder


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A jury last week found an Alabama man guilty of running over and killing a Douglas County woman.

Monday morning, Dewey Green was sentenced to life without parole plus 40 years in prison. Green, 24, was charged with numerous counts of murder and assault in the June 2014 death of 53-year-old Janice Pitts.

Police said Green rammed his pickup truck into the back of a car driven by Pitts while she was at a stop light. When Pitts got out of the car to check the damage, witnesses say Green drove into her, pinning her between both vehicles. Police say he ran over her again while trying to get away.

Train crashes into 18 wheeler in Douglasville


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A train accident has closed several blocks of Broad Street in Douglasville, officials said Saturday.

The accident involved a semi truck and a train carrying a load of other vehicles.

Five blocks of Broad Street are closed at the scene of the accident.


2 adults, 2 teens charged in Douglas County burglaries


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- Four people, including three self-proclaimed gang members, have been charged in a recent rash of burglaries and car thefts in Douglas County. Many of the crimes happened over the July 4 weekend in the area of Lee Road and Highway 92.

Two of the suspects were caught July 7 shortly after burglarizing a home on Soaring Drive. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Levy Brown and Michael Teal were arrested and charged. A third suspect has not been captured.

While searching for the third person, investigators made contact with a 15 year old in possession of items taken during the July 4 weekend burglaries. Sheriff's officials said the same teen was caught on surveillance video robbing a Fairburn Road BP station at gunpoint.

A second teen was arrested when sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant at a house on Sunflower Drive. The 16 year old was also in possession of stolen property.