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Armed robber escapes into woods off Holly Drive

Two police officers keep their eyes on the woods to the east of Paradise Village mobile homes on Holly Drive for an armed suspect wanted in a Thursday afternoon robbery.

Two police officers keep their eyes on the woods to the east of Paradise Village mobile homes on Holly Drive for an armed suspect wanted in a Thursday afternoon robbery.

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga. — An armed man attempted to rob a 9-year-old boy and responded with a gunshot when confronted by the Paradise Village Mobile Home Park manager at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

“I yelled at him and he turned around and fired one shot at me,” said Diahanna McCulloch, park manager. “I would have fired back, but there were residents around.”

When Dougherty County Police Department officers arrived they began a search for a man dressed all in black with a black motorcycle helmet, said police Capt. Jim Sexton. The robber apparently ran into the woods to the east of the 600 block of Holly Drive trailer park.

Carrying shotguns and wearing bullet-proof vests, officers spread along the edge of the woods to the north of Living Waters Church of God’s parking lot where Holly Drive meets Liberty Expressway. A K-9 search dog was in the woods with about a dozen officers. Despite the search the armed robber escaped.

In December, robbers shot Augustin Cabrera-Lopez in the head while he prepared dinner on a grill behind his residence in Paradise Village. He recovered.

Cedrick Kid’co Wingfield, 27, was arrested in connection with the shooting, according to county police Detective Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick. Winfield was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a felon, among other crimes, Kirkpatrick added.

Wanted in connection with the case is Cavoris Harvey and a third man. Harvey is a 24-year-old black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 154 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes. His Last known address was 1604 Cromartie Beach Drive, Albany. He has been seen in the Malone/Gardner area of Albany.

Anyone with additional information on these crimes should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or county police at (229) 430-6600. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.

Comments

dmcculloch 2 years, 8 months ago

Our prayers are with all of my residents and thankful no one was injured. We stress to everyone in each community to get help immediately when something happens or when there are suspicious people roaming through our communities and hopefully, these vicious, idiotic criminals will be brought to justice!

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whattheheck 2 years, 8 months ago

Good job Diahanna. We have got to find a way to stop these people who seem to be becoming more numerous and more dangerous. Your residents are lucky to have someone look out for them.

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waltspecht 2 years, 8 months ago

I take it the Judge was not with you?

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 8 months ago

Diahanna McCulloch, park manager. “I would have fired back, but there were residents around.” Judge was there, but so was everyone else.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 8 months ago

Trying to rob a 9 year old boy. Really??!! I hope they catch the cowardly, scum bag.

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