ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said Wednesday that one of Albany’s “Most Wanted” fugitives had been captured and is currently in jail in Brunswick awaiting extradition to Albany.
Carrie Lynn Justice had been on the run since October of last year after fleeing the county just before facing a sentencing date before Judge Denise Marshall.
Justice and her sister, Carrie Fuller, were convicted in June of last year of falsely committing their mother to a behavioral health ward despite the fact that she was actually sane.
A Dougherty Superior Court jury convicted the sisters of causing their mother, Jean Sancken, to be falsely and involuntarily committed to a mental health ward at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for three days.
Fuller was sentenced to two years in jail, but Justice fled the county shortly before her sentencing date.
Edwards said additional charges could be filed against Justice after she is returned to the county.
ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT: The Albany Police department responded to at least 46 incidents on Tuesday, available reports show. Incidents included:
— Two incidents of entering autos in the 300 block of Station Crossing Drive, the 1800 block of Mississippi Avenue, and the 200 block of Pine Bluff Road;
— Criminal trespass on the 1400 block of Cromartie Beach Road, the 1600 block of McArthur Street, the 1200 block of Highland Avenue, the 1500 block of Whiting Drive and the 300 block of Don Cutler Sr. Drive;
— Second-degree burglary on the 700 block of East Broad Avenue;
— Suspended license on the 200 Block of Oakridge Drive;
— Shoplifting on the 200 block of Cordele Road;
— Assaults on the 2500 block of Crescent Drive, the 500 block of American Lane, the 900 block of West Second Avenue and the 900 block of Rosedale Avenue;
— Probation violation on the 300 block of West Third Avenue;
— Wanted person on the 800 block of West Seventh Avenue;
— Deceased person on the 300 block of Carriage Lane;
— Theft by computer on the 2700 block of Dawson Road;
— Thefts by taking on the 800 block of Byron Road, the 400 block of Alice Avenue, the 1100 block of East Broad Avenue, the 200 block of Cordele Road, the 1200 block of Rawson Drive and the 400 block of Westover Boulevard;
— Interference with an officer on the 2300 block of North Slappey Boulevard;
— Burglary on the 1300 block of Cleveland Street;
— DUI on the 400 block of Cleveland Street;
— Simple battery on the 2500 block of North Slappey Boulevard.
DOUGHERTY POLICE: The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least nine calls on Tuesday, available reports show. Incidents included:
— Three auto accidents at the 3000 block of Sylvester Road, the 3000 block of Tarva Road and the 800 block of the Liberty Expressway;
— Criminal trespass and theft by taking on the 4200 block of Sylvester Road;
— A criminal trespass warning on the 1500 block of Power Line Road.
ALBANY FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Albany Fire Department responded to at least six calls on Tuesday, according to available reports. Calls included a structure fire on the 900 block of West Tift Avenue, a fuel spill on the 3000 block of Sylvester Road and unauthorized burning on the 500 block of North Jackson Street.
DOUGHERTY EMS: Dougherty County Emergency Medical Service responded to 84 calls on Tuesday, including 64 medical calls, 19 trauma calls and one assist to the Albany Fire Department. Medical calls included, but were not limited to, eight repertory issues, six chest pain calls, four diabetic issues, four mental health calls, three miscellaneous pain calls, two altered mental state calls, one cardiac arrest call and 32 various medical calls. Trauma calls included, but were not limited to, nine falls and eight auto accidents.