Fugitive nabbed in closet

SYLVESTER, Ga. -- Bobby Henry Drayton Jr., wanted for the Aug. 30 shooting of Arthur Lawrence Hill during a home invasion robbery, has been apprehended, according to Lt. Ronnie Graddy with the Sylvester Police Department.

Graddy said Drayton's capture resulted from a tip from a Sylvester resident. Upon searching the given location, officers found the fugitive hiding in a closet. According to Graddy, Drayton was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Worth County Jail.

Drayton had been accused of being the man illegally entering a home at 101 Cotton St. in Sylvester and shooting Hill, a resident of the home. Following the shooting, the gunman ran away, police said. Hill was taken to Phoebe Worth Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Drayton, 27, also was wanted for an Aug. 9 armed robbery at the Worth Inn in Sylvester.


agirl_25 2 years, 11 months ago

Good thing he didn't break into the home of Earl Jones, a WW2 vet.....he killed an intruder with a single shot to the chest with a .22. He lives alone in a rural area of Kentucky and heard a noise and got his gun, sat in his chair and waited, watching his basement door.the intruder kicked it in and Earl shot him in the chest..he is a 92-year old vet....and lives alone in Boone County, Kentucky. I say hooray for Earl.my hero..and btw Earl is quoted as saying.........“These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog,"................ Hooray for him I say..... Good old Earl.....too bad we don't have more Earls out there... PS...they didn't charge Earl..and by golly they had better not charge him or they would have had all of Kentucky on their tails...and probably all of the South and the Vets too.....


VietVet1 2 years, 11 months ago

That was a great story on Earl Jones with a perfect ending.


waltspecht 2 years, 11 months ago

How about the arrest of those aiding and abetting or harboring this individual?


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