The wife of a man whose body was found Sept. 1 near downtown Moultrie has been questioned in the case, but no immediate charges are expected.
Stanley Alderman, 51, of Moultrie suffered a head wound, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is awaiting toxicology reports before making a final determination on the cause of death, Assistant District Attorney Brian McDaniel said Tuesday.
Alderman’s body was found early that morning in the parking lot at First Street and Second Avenue Northwest at a a shelter where older people come to play checkers.
“Right now we do not have an autopsy report, (but) it was not a gunshot wound,” McDaniel said. “The case is still under investigation.”
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is the lead agency in the case, said Tuesday that the toxicology element of the report may not be available for two or three months.
Alderman and his wife Cynthia Alderman led what has been described by those who know them as a “tumultuous” relationship, McDaniel said.
Once the GBI finishes its case, he said, it will turn it over to his office, likely with a recommendation on whether or not to file criminal charges.
“At this point it looks like they will make a decision and turn it over for us to review,” McDaniel said. “I don’t know that any arrests are imminent at this time.”
Meanwhile, Cynthia Alderman reported over the weekend that a relative’s car window was shot and three of the tires on her 2004 GMC Yukon were slashed. She told the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office that she and her late husband’s family have been having trouble and that she suspects some of them in the incident.
Alderman reported that the incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, when she heard four shots fired and a vehicle speed away in the 3300 block of Sylvester Drive.
A rear window of a Mazda Tribute appeared to have been shot with a small-caliber weapon and three of the shots apparently were fired into the air, sheriff’s reports said.
The Aldermans had some minor domestic issues over the years, McDaniel said.
In Sept. 2011 Stanley Alderman was charged with battery in an incident in which he was accused of beating his wife, Colquitt County Superior Court records said. He pleaded guilty in that case to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to three years’ probation.
He also had convictions on counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, bad checks and bail jumping.
Cynthia Alderman also had her share of legal problems in the past.
In June 2007 she was sentenced to three years’ probation on a conviction of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer and ordered to spend a minimum of 150 days in a state detention center.
Later the same year she was charged with obstruction of officers and accused of trying to flee officers seeking to arrest her on a probation violation charge.