MOULTRIE -- A disgruntled former employee of Colquitt Regional Medical Center made threats toward coworkers Wednesday night, causing parts of the hospital to be locked down, officials said.

"We had a security concern with a former employee, and nothing happened," said Kerry Faunce. "Entrances (other than emergency room) were closed so traffic could be easily monitored."

Faunce said those entrances were closed until Thursday morning.

A security guard on duty Wednesday night at CRMC told The Observer that the lockdown was only a drill.

According to Moultrie police reports, no charges were filed against the man.


Bobby Joe Hanes, 34, 508 Eighth Ave. S.E., was charged Wednesday with violating probation.

Kimberly Ball, 23, of Albany, was charged Wednesday with violating probation.

Two Moultrie teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting for allegedly attempting steal cigarettes at Wal-Mart, police reports said.

Michelle Strickland, 36, of Thomasville, was charged Wednesday with using fighting words.

Charles Yarbrough, 37, of Tifton, was charged Wednesday with theft by taking of a motor vehicle.

William Pruitt, 22, 508 Overlook Drive, was charged Wednesday with battery and criminal damage to property in the first degree.

Terry Harris, of Price Road, reported that a .44-caliber pistol and VCR was stolen from his home between Tuesday and Wednesday, sheriff's reports said.

Sam Jarvis Jr., 38, 1126 Doc Darbyshire Road, was charged Wednesday with public drunkenness, DUI, no insurance, open container and leaving the scene of an accident.

Matthew Bridges, of Moultrie, reported Wednesday that someone broke into his car at his house and stole a compact-disc player, police reports said.

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