Toddler OK after being tossed out of truck, run over
SAVANNAH - A toddler boy was thrown out of a moving truck and then run over, but is expected to recover, Savannah authorities say.
Two parole officers tried to serve an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon, but before they got out of the car, two men in a pickup truck sped away with 21D2-year-old Rodrick Iford inside.
About 50 yards later, the men stopped and tossed the boy out the window, according to the police report. The truck then sped off, running over the toddler's arm.
Eighth-graders caught with drugs
COVINGTON - Five eighth-grade male students were arrested after school authorities caught them with more than an ounce of marijuana at Veterans Memorial Middle School.
The students were busted last Thursday after another student turned them in to a teacher, said Sherri Viniard, Newton County Schools public relations director. They were turned over to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Three of the suspects were caught with the drugs and the remaining two confessed involvement, sheriff's investigator David Jones said.
Officer injured during drug bust
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - A Henry County police supervisor was shot and injured during a drug bust.
The shooting happened while narcotics agents were conducting a sting about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Agents were moving in to arrest a man when the suspect tried to get away and began ramming agents' vehicles. As the supervisor and other agents tried to get the suspect out of his vehicle, the man drove off, dragging the supervisor, whose arm was in the vehicle. The supervisor and suspect were both shot and hospitalized.
Georgian killed by train in Okla.
NORMAN, Okla. - A jogger who was hit and killed by a train in Norman was identified Wednesday as a University of Oklahoma freshman from Georgia.
The dead man was Patrick James Frensley, 18, of Marietta, said police Lt. Tom Easley. Frensley was killed about noon Sunday while jogging across railroad tracks near the OU campus.
Couple found dead in home
TIFTON - A couple was found shot to death in a mobile home in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide.
The home was owned by Michael Lee Flynt, 46, who was found dead Monday night along with his girlfriend, Sharon Renee Baldree Lightsey, 40.
"It appears Mr. Flynt shot his girlfriend and then shot himself,'' said Mike Lewis of the Sylvester office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
- From wire reports