2017-09-13 / Community

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Arlington - Two women fighting ended with one stabbing the other to death, and the woman suspected of the stabbing being arrested.

Arlington Police Chief Donnell Bryant said Tuesday morning that Lashonda Reid, 47, was stabbed to death around 2:00 a.m. Australia Tammy Martin, 42, was taken into custody.

The GBI said that Reid was found dead outside her home, with multiple sharp force trauma wounds. Her body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy will be performed.

Martin has been charged with one count of Felony Murder, and one count of Aggravated Assault, Martin was booked into the Calhoun Co. Jail.

BLOUNTSTOWN, FL - On August 26, 2017, Deputy Fleming was dispatched to a home on Lamont Road in reference to an animal complaint. Deputy Fleming was informed that an elderly female, later identified as Alicia Malagon had been bitten by a dog and was bleeding badly. Dispatch advised that first responders and EMS were already en route. Upon arrival, Deputy Fleming found that EMS was attempting to stabilize the woman, but the situation was much worse than the caller initially suggested. Upon entering the residence, Deputy Fleming found a significant amount of blood trail leading from a bedroom into the kitchen. In the kitchen there was a significant amount of blood. The woman had become unresponsive in the moments before Deputy Fleming arrived.

The report stated that the woman was at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, watching their animals while they were away on a vacation, like she had done many times.

She had brought along her dog, a small dachshund, and while in the bedroom, one of their dogs, a pit bull, attacked the dachshund, and Malagon tried to separate them when she was bitten by the pit bull.

Ms. Malagon then proceeded to drag herself from the bedroom to the kitchen where a phone was available.

When EMS arrived, they tried to stabilize the victim, transporting her to the hospital where she was declared dead.

Pictures of the inside of the home were taken where the accident took place and also of Malagon’s wounds.

The animal is currently in quarantine at the sheriff’s office, and the health department was notified of the incident and is in the process of taking their own steps.

Cairo - A Whigham man was killed Tuesday after he stopped on U.S. 84 to clear debris from roadway, said Grady County Sheriff Harry Young. The man died at the scene about 1.5 miles west of Whigham, Sheriff Young said. The GSP was called to investigate the tragedy around 4:30 p.m. According to Georgia State Patrol, Kelly J. Lewis was hit by a vehicle driven by Charles Macon Moore II.

Sheriff Harry Young said that Lewis and a woman were driving down Highway 84, heading into Whigham when they stopped to move a blue barrel out of the way.

Deputies said that while Lewis was walking back to the vehicle, Moore’s car came over the hill and hit him.

A GSP trooper said Moore did stay on the scene after the accident happened. GSP is continuing to investigate and said that charges are pending further investigation.

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