Moultrie Observer

Local News

October 18, 2010

Pilot reports plane shot at

MOULTRIE — A Coolidge man reported he was shot at as he flew his plane over a field Sunday evening.

A Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy was called to Moultrie Municipal Airport on Highway 319 South about 6:50 p.m. Sunday about a plane being shot at. The deputy met with James Dees of Coolidge, who stated he was flying over a field off of Smithwick Bridge Road and saw several vehicles in the field.

Believing the vehicles were there for a quail hunt, Dees stated he was trying to make a course correction and head away from the field. As he began making his turn, he saw several people appear, and they began to shoot at him and his plane. There was no reported damage to the plane, however.

The deputy pulled up Google Earth on a computer, and Dees showed him the location of the field. The deputy went there, but he was unable to find any of the people out at the field.

Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Jamaal Bentley, of Fourth Street Northwest, reported someone broke out the driver’s side window of his Mazda B300 truck between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday. Damage was estimated at about $500.

• Lisa Hewitt reported a thief stole her wallet, containing six credit and debit cards, two gold rings and $20 cash, from her desk drawer at Colquitt Regional Medical Center on South Main Street Thursday. The value of the stolen items was $156. Hewitt gave officers the name of a female suspect.

• Antoine Cobb reported someone dented and scratched the driver’s side door of his Honda Accord while it was parked at Wal-Mart on South Veterans Parkway Friday. Damage was about $500.

• An employee at Express Lane on South Main Street reported a thief pumped $20 in gasoline Saturday and left without paying for it. The vehicle used was a white Ford Mustang, driven by a young white male, and officers were given its tag number.

• Felicia Debruce, of First Avenue Northeast, reported a male relative stabbed a couch several times with a knife and threw the knife against a wall, breaking the handle, Sunday.

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