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Child obscenity, shooting arrests made by DCPD

Photo by Carly Farrell

Photo by Carly Farrell

ALBANY, Ga. -- A man arrested in Albany by Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents faces charges stemming from a Tuesday robbery and shooting in Putney, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

In an unrelated case, Dougherty County Police Department Capt. Jimmy Sexton said officers charged a Dublin man with obscene Internet contact with a child.

"On March 15 at 9 a.m. at 624 Holly Drive -- the Flash Foods -- Kenneth Pearson arrived expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl to have sex," Sexton said. "We arrested him. This is an indication sexual predators are still out there trying to make contact for sex and sexual abduction."

As part of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crimes Against Children task force, county police have been trained to do undercover computer chats, Sexton said.

Under a search warrant, a computer was seized in the 39-year-old Pearson's trailer in cooperation with the GBI, Sexton said. Another warrant allows the bureau to read the software and hard drive of the computer.

If the computer search turns up illegal material, Pearson could be charged with other crimes, Sexton said.

In an unrelated case, Kawasaki Bush will "definitely" be charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and motor vehicle theft in connection with a shooting in Putney, Sexton said.

Two men fled in a stolen 2004 black Hummer from an armed robbery on the 4200 block of Hardaway Road after shooting Juan Pena on Tuesday. Bush was found at 703 16th Ave. in Albany Wednesday, where he was arrested on outstanding warrants with the assistance of the local SWAT unit.

After officers questioned Bush, Sexton said the charges in connection with the shooting were set to be filed.

"From early on, we had information that he (Bush) might be involved in the shooting," Sexton said. "The following day we had additional information, and we asked ADDU to locate him and place him under surveillance. The arrest was successful."