0

Albany Herald carrier shot at while on his morning delivery route

A bullet hole is shown in the rear of Joseph Graper's car. Graper was shot at by a man early Friday while he was delivering The Albany Herald.

A bullet hole is shown in the rear of Joseph Graper's car. Graper was shot at by a man early Friday while he was delivering The Albany Herald.

ALBANY, Ga. — A newspaper carrier for The Albany Herald was shot at while making his rounds early Friday morning, police officials say.

The independent contract carrier, Joseph Graper, was uninjured, but his vehicle was struck by at least one bullet.

Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks said that Graper was on his route when he was approached by a man who believed Graper had been at his estranged wife's house near the 1300 block of Willie Pitts Drive. When Graper attempted to drive off, Banks said, the man fired toward the car, striking it in the rear.

Michael Thomas has been charged by police with aggravated assault and aggravated assault family violence after he was involved in a separate incident about 30 minutes after the shooting occurred. That incident involved his estranged wife.

Banks said that Thomas was following his wife when, around 4:50 a.m., he rammed into the rear of her vehicle. Police located Thomas and his vehicle on the 200 block of South Davis Street. When they attempted a traffic stop, he fled on foot and was later captured in the rear of a building at 730 W. Highland Ave.

A gun was recovered, Banks says.

Comments

RedEric 1 year, 4 months ago

Delivering more than the morning paper.....I heard that joke.

2

FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

Uh huh, we heard about those Herald delivery guys. Hint: if you're married deny everything. Even if there are pictures. If you're not married, confess. Just go ahead and admit it. The men will be envious and the women will want your number (all of them). Thomas will get over it or he'll be cooling his jets behind the pipes. You are in a win-win proposition. (We're all glad your safe though.)

0

FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 4 months ago

The husband needs to get a life....and a divorce.

0

erock 1 year, 4 months ago

Aside from the fact that he shot at the paper boy, tried to kill his wife, and then ran from the police, he's a nice man and would never bother anyone. He only ran from the police because he was scared of them, not because he did anything wrong.

0

Sign in to comment