Larry Stanford Editor
November 15, 2013
The Upson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting on Rays Corner on November 3. 2013. According to a report by Deputy Gerren Vining, he was dispatched to Upson Regional Medical Center in reference to a person being shot in the leg on Rays Corner.
Vining made contact with the victim, who had a gun shot wound in his right calf. The man said he and his nephew had been watching a football game and drinking at Rays Corner. When they left and were walking to his car, the man said he heard a gun shot and then his nephew told him he had been shot in the leg.
Vining asked if the man had been arguing with anyone before the incident, and was told no.
Sergeant Neill Sanders went to a house on Rays Corner asked the people there if they had heard any gunshots or knew of anyone getting shot. He reported they had no knowledge.
The incident has been turned over to investigators.
Beware of scam
The Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to be careful around strangers coming around to sell lawn and home improvements. On Nov. 2, Deputy Timothy Salter was dispatched to at residence in the Wynnbrook Subdivision. The owner said a couple of black males came by wanting to put out pine straw. The owner allowed them to do so, and when they were done, they came back saying they had put out 200 bales of straw and the owner owed them $1,200. The owner disputed their claim and the men reduced the price to $500. After the owner threatened to call the police, the men reduced the price to $200. They were paid and left.
Salter reported it appeared the men might have put out about 30 bales at $3.75 a bale. The men had left a business card, and Salter called and spoke to one of the men called Akeem. He told him not to return to Upson County with his business practices. Akeem said he only worked for the owner of the business, but could not tell Salter what the owner’s name was.
The two men were seen driving an older blue and gray Ford truck with a car trailer converted to haul pine straw.