Moultrie Observer

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October 18, 2012

Gunmen break into Tallokas Road home

MOULTRIE — A Tallokas Road resident looked up from his bed Thursday morning to find two robbers with a shotgun in his bedroom.

Al Anderson, 1900 block Tallokas Road, told a Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy about 12:15 a.m. that he was in bed when the men appeared in his bedroom door. One man had a double-barrel shotgun and the other had a flashlight.

Anderson said he got out of bed, but the men ordered him to lie face-down on the bed. Instead, he said, he grabbed the shotgun. There was a struggle, during which he was able to pull the trigger of the gun while it was pointed away from him. The gun didn’t go off, he said.

As he struggled with the gunman, the other robber got behind him and “choked him out,” Anderson said. While he was down, the men bound his hands with duct tape and started going through his valuables.

The men took a jewelry box that contained several watches, Anderson said, and they left through a door from the bedroom to the outside. The estimated value of the watches was almost $2,700.

Anderson said he freed himself and called 911.

He told the deputy the men apparently broke in through the rear door and went through several cigar boxes in the living room before entering the bedroom.

Officers of both the sheriff’s office and Moultrie Police Department searched the area but found no sign of the robbers was found.

Other assaults

Moultrie Police

• Terry Spradley, of Hartsfield, told police Tuesday that a juvenile had pulled a knife on him while they were at the Sunbelt Expo.

When officers responded to the call, the juvenile approached them and said he had been talking with Spradley when another juveniile, with whom he’d had an earlier altercation, walked up. He said he was scared and pulled out the knife.

Spradley described the incident differently. He said the other juvenile is a friend of the boy with the knife, and he said the boy with the knife asked his friend if he “had his back.” Spradley said the boy pulled the knife out and said he might need to use it.

The boy was turned over to his mother’s custody and the Department of Juvenile Justice was notified.

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