2018-01-03 / Front Page

Monday shooting


Deon James Deon James Authorities are searching for Deon Demonte James, 22, of Blakely, for questioning in connection with a shooting Monday night on Mulberry Lane.

The Early County Sheriff’s office responded to a call at 158 Mulberry Lane shortly before 10 p.m. Upon arrival Jawanis Horn, 22, of Blakely was found suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Authorities questioned witnesses throughout the night, but they have reason to believe there are several more witnesses to the incident or the events leading up to the shooting.

Horn was transported to a Dothan hospital for treatment and was last known to be in stable con- dition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sheriff ’s Investigators at 723-3158.

Drowning investigation continues

Investigation into the Dec. 21 drowning death of Kylen Smith is ongoing with the Sheriff ’s Office assisting the GBI.

The 23 month-old youth was reportedly in the care of his mother’s boyfriend when he was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Weaver Street in Blakely.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sheriff ’s Investigators at 723-3158 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 229- 777-2080.

Note: The News referred to the victim last week as a female. However, Kaylen is a male.

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