MOULTRIE — No charges were filed in the incident, but it was a close call for one Colquitt County man when a gun discharged and grazed his chest.

Don Collins told authorities he had gone to a pond on Hurst Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday to hang out with a friend. Collins went to the wrong entrance, however, and walked to his friend’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

As Collins got to the vehicle, he knocked on the Monte Carlo’s window, which startled the friend inside. The friend was loading his Walter .22-caliber pistol when Collins knocked on the window, and it was accidentally fired, sheriff’s reports stated.

The bullet fired from the gun went through a passenger window and grazed Collins’ chest. He received multiple lacerations to his face, however, from the shattered glass and was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Collins told a Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy he did not want to press charges on his friend, believing he had been startled and fired the pistol on accident. The friend told the deputy the shot was an accident and he did not intend to shoot Collins, and he was cleared of any wrongdoing.



Arrests:

Moultrie Police

• Georgia Ann Edwards, 42, of 2076 Highway 37 E., was charged Friday with public drunkenness (third offense).

• Nicholasun Antonio Henry, 37, of 105 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Friday with possession of marijuana less than one ounce and two warrant arrests.

• Two juvenile boys were each charged Friday with theft by shoplifting.

• Kadetris Sharelle Johnson, 23, of 2206 Habersham Road, Apt. 54, in Albany, was charged Friday with theft shoplifting (second offense).

• Tracy Bernard Harris, 40, of 604 First St. N.W., was charged Saturday with trespassing.

• Bradley Edward Dudley, 33, of 109 Daniel St. in Funston, was charged Saturday with DUI (second offense) and failure to maintain lane.

• Antonio Jiron Garcia, 26, of 657 Circle Road, Lot 19, was charged Saturday with driving without a license and two counts of a child restraint violation.

• Chris Dale Johnson, 37, of 149 Lakeshore Road, was charged Saturday with driving with a suspended license (second offense), defective equipment and probation violation.

• Rodolfo Lazaro, 40, of 2820 First Ave. S.E., Lot 14, was charged Saturday with public drunkenness.

• Elbert Lee Scott Jr., 46, of 516 Fourth St. N.W., was charged Saturday with kidnapping and cruelty to children (third degree). He allegedly tried to force Faye Williams back into their house during an argument, and the alleged incident took place in front of Williams’ granddaughter.

• Lucas Nathaniel Wallace, 29, of 4510 Highway 319 N. in Norman Park, was charged Saturday with DUI (second offense) and a loud music violation (second offense).

• Erika Chavez, 30, of 232 Christmas Road, was charged Sunday with driving without a license (second offense) and headlights required.

• Shondale Collins, 29, of 805 12th Ave. S.E., was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.

• David Allen Collins, 32, of 1330 Highway 319 N. Lot 47, in Norman Park, was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.

• Francisco Patricio Ramirez, 33, of 182 Sleepy Bear Road in Norman Park, was charged Sunday with driving without a license.

• Kevin High, 55, of 312 Sixth St. S.W., was charged Sunday with driving with a suspended license.

• Martez Bentley, 28, of 701 Hillcrest Ave., was charged Sunday with possession of marijuana less than one ounce (second offense).

• John David Hester Jr., 36, of 253 Highway 256 in Norman Park, was charged Sunday with DUI, an open container violation and failure to stop at a stop sign.

• Jesus Reyna, 18, of 653 Willow Ave., was charged Sunday with driving without a license, defective equipment and giving false information to an officer.



Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Limger Gomez, 21, of 140 Smith Road, was charged Saturday with an open container violation.

• Alexander Gonzalez, 25, of 140 Smith Road, was charged Saturday with an open container violation.

• Jorge Esteban Hernandez, 30, of 102 30th Ave. N.E., was charged Saturday with failure to maintain lane, driving without a license, brake lights required, DUI and an open container violation.

• Jeronimo Edgar Gonzalez, 25, of 2775 Ellenton-Omega Road, was charged Friday with driving too fast for conditions, a seatbelt violation, driving without a license and making an improper turn.

• David Lee Williams Jr., 20, of 2778 Highway 319 N., was charged Friday with burglary.

• Pablo Oscar Ramirez Ramon, 26, of 315 Ellis May Road in Norman Park, was charged Saturday with driving without a license.

• Ginger Michelle Long, 38, of 1330 Highway 319 N., Lot 67, in Norman Park, was charged Friday with six counts of deposit account fraud.

• Kenneth Ray Bates, 19, of 195 Ruth St., was charged Saturday with DUI, failure to maintain lane and an open container violation.



Georgia State Patrol

• Robert Leroy Taylor, 27, of 1163 Hall Road, was charged Saturday with DUI and failure to maintain lane.

• James Stacy Willingham, 40, of 164 Mark Lane, was charged Friday with DUI, driving with a suspended license and failure to yield the right of way.



Department of Natural Resources

• Tina Marie Hays, 20, of 3669 Doerun-Norman Park Road, was charged Sunday with driving without a license and driving too fast for conditions.



Norman Park Police

• Eric Scott James, 46, of 1514 S.E. Liberty Extension in Albany, was charged Friday with DUI, driving with a suspended license and driving with an expired tag.



Other Incidents:

Moultrie Police

• An employee at Bishops Vending on First Street Northeast reported a thief damaged a vending machine and stole cash and food Friday.

• Julion Clements reported a thief stole an air conditioning unit from a business on North Main Street between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:45 a.m. Friday. The value of the stolen air conditioner was $2,400.

• An employee of Mattco Realtors reported someone damaged an air conditioning unit at a house for sale on Ninth Street Southwest Friday.

• Veronica Sanchez, of Third Street Southeast, reported a thief stole various items between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday. The value of the stolen items was $120.

• Tamika Madison, of Northside Drive, reported a male acquaintance pushed her to the ground and pointed a pistol at her head Friday.

• An employee at Buddy’s Home Furnishings on First Street Northwest reported a thief threw a rock through a glass door and stole an LG television Saturday. Damage and the value of the stolen television was about $965.

• Juan Everett reported a thief stole various items from his GMC Sierra while it was parked on 30th Street Southeast Saturday. The value of the stolen items was $1,175.

• James Tucker reported a thief stole his wallet, containing $3 cash, and Nokia cell phone after asking him for a cigarette on Rowland Drive Friday. The value of the stolen items was $68. Correlius Davis reported finding Tucker’s wallet on Seventh Avenue Southeast Saturday, and it was returned to Tucker.

• Brent Jones, of Fourth Avenue Southeast, reported a thief stole his Sony PlayStation 2, a PlayStation 2 video game and three memory cards Saturday. The value of the stolen items was $269.

• Frankie Hill reported a male acquaintance stole $15 cash from her while she was at the Best Little Store in Georgia on West Central Avenue Saturday.

• Richard Taylor, of Second Avenue Southeast, reported a thief stole his Pontiac Grand Prix between 8:30 p.m. and 11:19 p.m. Saturday. The value of the stolen car was $2,500.

• James Wilcox reported someone shot him in the left arm and back with a BB gun from a car while he was on Third Street Northwest Saturday.

• Santana Trimble, of 27th Street Southeast, reported someone broke two mirrors and a frying pan and knocked several holes in the wall Sunday. Trimble gave officers the name of a female suspect.



Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Delane Thompson, of Sardis Church Road, reported someone drove a Dodge Caravan through a fence and damaged a T-post between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1:37 p.m. Sunday. Damage was $301.

• Chester Register reported Friday someone damaged 15 bee hives behind his house on Gibbs Road. Damage was about $1,500.

• Shirley Brewer, of Holmes Drive, reported a thief stole two mattresses and food between 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The value of the stolen items was about $140.

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