Woman pleads guilty to helping teenager escape

•DOUGLASVILLE - Lisa Clark, the 37-year-old woman accused of molesting her 15-year-old husband, pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping her husband escape from state custody.

She was sentenced to two years in jail and three years on probation after pleading guilty in Douglas County Superior Court to two counts of hindering the apprehension of a child.

The judge gave her credit for the time she has been in custody in the Douglas County jail since February.

Clark had denied having anything to do with the boy's escape in February after she had given birth to their child, who's now in custody of a friend of Clark's. The boy bolted from a detention center and was found in Cleveland.

In March, Clark pleaded guilty to charges of statutory rape and was sentenced to nine months in jail. She was also forbidden to have any contact with her teenage husband until at least his 17th birthday.

Authorities: Three shot, then burned

•BAXLEY - Authorities believe a man shot his wife, stepson and a friend in a southeast Georgia farmhouse before setting it on fire.

The suspect, Joel Jack Craven, 32, apparently fled and was killed Wednesday morning after being pulled over by Florida police, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine.

The fire happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday in rural Appling County, about 180 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Craven allegedly told a co-worker he had committed the crime Tuesday evening before fleeing to Florida, Allen said.

Oxendine said a Florida police officer pulled Craven over in Green Cove Springs, Fla., south of Jacksonville, in response to a lookout that authorities had posted. He said the officer shot the suspect after Craven failed to obey an order to surrender a shotgun.

- From wire reports