MOULTRIE — More than a week after a shooting in which no one was hurt, Moultrie police have a suspect in custody.

Thomas Lee Tyler, 26, of 621 Fourth Ave. S.W., was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated assault in connection with a shooting incident Feb. 25.

Bernard Brown and Derrick Green reported the incident to Moultrie police Feb. 25 after they ran from the scene.

Brown and Green told police at the time that a man approached Green’s car while they were sitting in it outside his residence on Second Street Northwest about 1 p.m. He yelled at them and raised his shirt so they could see he had a handgun, they said. Then he allegedly got into his car, backed in front of theirs and got back out. Brown and Green fled, and the man allegedly fired several shots at them as he chased them, but they got away without being hit by a bullet.

The men identified Tyler as the man who shot at them, but officers could not locate him at the time. They served the arrest warrants on him Monday.


• Willie Bender Jr., 25, of 172 Kendallwood Church Road, was charged Tuesday with DUI and driving without a license.

• Daniel Cortez, 24, of 509 McCrary St., Apt. A, in Asheboro, N.C., was charged Monday with driving without a license, no proof of insurance and driving with an expired tag.

• Roberto N. Cruz, 34, of 430 Circle Road, was charged Feb. 25 with public drunkenness.

• David Rudolph Sumner, 50, of 2357 Sardis Church Road, was charged Saturday with obstruction and disorderly conduct.

Other Incidents

• Willie Pace, of Seventh Avenue Northwest, reported an unknown person fired three gunshots outside of his residence Monday. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the person who had fired the gun.

• Joe Scott reported a female acquaintance hit him in the forehead with a scraper while both were working at Sanderson Farms on Spence Field Road Friday. Scott had a small cut on his forehead from the incident.

• Monica Fuller reported a male acquaintance got into a fight with her, dragged her to the front lawn of a residence on Sixth Avenue Northwest by her hair and kicked her Monday. Yonne Nell reported the man punched her in the face as she attempted to break up the fight. Both Fuller and Nell had swollen areas on their faces as a result of the incident.

• Larry Stephenson reported an unknown person had been living without permission in a rental home he owned on Lower Meigs Road between Feb. 20 and 12:30 p.m. Monday. Stephenson had removed all of the furniture from the residence, but he found a pillow inside when he checked the residence Monday.

• Guy Stripling, of Suwanee Drive, reported an unknown person stole a Craftsman chest toolbox with various tools inside, a Poulan weedeater, a Craftsman drill and a battery tube from his utility shed between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was $900.

• Bobby Cummings Jr., of Millpond Road, reported an unknown person pried the lock off two of his motor homes, pried open the door to his storage trailer and stole a circular saw, a security system with a 7-inch monitor and camera, a Quantum Pro reciprocating saw, a Nikon 35 mm camera with three lenses, an E-swing 22-ounce hammer and various other hand tools between 1:30 p.m. and 5:59 p.m. Saturday. The total value of the stolen items was $810.

• Francisco Sanchez reported an unknown person stole his Chrysler Concorde while it was parked at JCI Construction on Highway 37 West between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. The value of the stolen vehicle was $2,000. Sanchez provided sheriff’s deputies with the name of a male relative he suspects stole the vehicle.

• Sue Duran, of Funston-Sale City Road, reported two unknown persons stole a two-liter oxygen tank from a wheelchair in her carport Monday. The value of the stolen oxygen tank was $100.

• Regina Wright reported an unknown person cut a hole in the wall at Bear Creek Depot on Highway 319 North in Norman Park between 8 p.m. Monday and 12:38 a.m. Tuesday. Damage to the wall was unknown at the time of report, but Wright told sheriff’s deputies nothing was stolen from inside. The unknown person had also turned off the power at the breaker, but it was believed an alarm scared him off.

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