MOULTRIE -- As crowds were enjoying the last day of the Sunbelt Expo Thursday, Moultrie police were getting a workout responding to events at Spence Field or nearby.

Officers charged a 14-year-old Sale City girl with battery after she allegedly tried to set fire to a 12-year-old Pelham girl's hair at the Expo, Moultrie Police Department reports said.

The suspect allegedly attempted to ignite the victim's hair twice with a lighter, resulting in burned hair on the back of the victim's neck, police said. Then the suspect tried to burn the victim's buttocks. The victim swept the lighter away, fell to the ground and scraped her right hand on the asphalt, reports said.

Three Thursday automobile accidents appear to have been tied to the Expo as well, MPD Cpl. Sam Smith said. One resulted in injuries.

The first happened at 4:11 p.m. at Spence Field, at South Balfour Avenue and East Yount Street, Smith said.

Donald Shaw, 20, and Kenneth Norman, 17, both of Moultrie, were treated and released from Colquitt Regional Medical Center after the crash, a hospital spokesman said.

Smith said Donald Giroax, 74, of Shalamar, Fla., was making a right turn from Balfour onto Yount in his 1997 Ford F-150 pickup when he pulled into the path of Shaw's 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis, which was traveling on Yount Street. The intersection has no stop signs, Smith said.

Norman was a passenger in Shaw's car.

Giroax, an exhibitor at the Expo, did not complain of any injuries, Smith said.

Smith said the wreck is under investigation and no charges have been filed yet.

About 5 p.m. Thursday, a four-car wreck happened at Price Road and Highway 133, which is directly in front of Spence Field. Smith said a car slowed to turn into a private driveway, resulting in a "chain-reaction, rear-end" wreck.

No injuries were reported in that incident.

At 6:30 p.m., a vehicle was struck by another car as it pulled from the Chevron station on Tifton Highway between Veterans Parkway and Doc Darbyshire Road.

Smith said the cars were severely damaged, but no one was injured.

The driver was charged with failure to yield while exiting a driveway.

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