Local Update - April 27, 2007

Car flips near Fort Gordon

Emergency crews were called out to an early morning accident today.

A car flipped on Gordon Highway near Fort Gordon's Gate One at around 2 o'clock.

No word on any injuries or the cause of that accident.

An ambulance was seen leaving the scene.

Private school headmaster under child abuse investigation

The headmaster of David Emanuel Academy won't be returning to work today.

The Emanuel County Sheriff is investigating Brian Daughtry on allegations relating to personal conduct, which is part of child abuse protocols.

There are no criminal charges right now.

Board chairman Al Williams tells News 12 Daughtry has been put on leave for the remainder of his contract, through this year, and there's a mutual agreement that he won't return next year.

Teen shot during burglary

A young man is recovering this morning after being shot in the act of a burglary.

19 year-old Justin "Brent" Haynie was shot yesterday morning while trying to rob a home.

It happened in the 3700 block of Lexington Drive.

The homeowner, a 56-year-old woman, was sleeping when she heard the intruder. That's when she woke up and reached for her .357 revolver.

"She had a gun in her nightstand, and she was able to retrieve the gun during the assault and ended up shooting the suspect," Sgt. Calvin Chew told News 12.

"I think that I'm glad he's still living, but maybe it'll make him not do some of the things he's done," Haynie's cousin Patrick Haynie said.

Brent Haynie was taken to MCG. He's charged with burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Assault victim's neighbors come together in support

An Aiken community is reaching out to a woman assaulted in her own backyard. Neighbors are fighting back through a community watch program.

Meanwhile, deputies are still looking for the suspect in the sexual assault.

It happened in the Summer Lakes subdivision in Aiken off Highway 1 north Wednesday (April 25).

Deputies say a man pulled a woman off a ladder and into the pool house she was painting and assaulted her.

Neighbors are hoping to get a neighborhood watch organization up and running soon to stop something like this from happening again.

If you have any information, please call the sheriff's office.

Bond hearings for murder suspects

A bond hearing is set this morning in a deadly shooting in Augusta.

News 12 has learned Ronald Banks, Janell Lacy and Antonio Jones will all be in court today.

Richmond County investigators say Lacy picked up Jose Mochica and Eladio Gonzales from a home in North Augusta and drove them to her home near a pond off the Bobby Jones Expressway.

Investigators say she and the two men robbed and shot the victims a number of times.

Another bond hearing is scheduled today for Lavardes "Chicago" Lockhart.

Richmond County deputies say Lockhart shot and killed 53-year-old Freddie Jones in the 1000 block of Daniel Street earlier this month.

Jones was in front of another person's home when he was shot twice in the head.

Dolly Hearn to be awarded posthumous degree

MCG's School of Dentistry will award a posthumous degree to the parents of Dolly Hearn in a ceremony at homecoming activities today.

Hearn would have earned her degree had she completed dental school in 1991 as scheduled.

She was murdered in June of 1990.

The dean of the school says, *We have no doubt Dolly would have made significant contributions to Georgia dentistry, and now she can forever be known as Dr. Dolly.*

Blood drive today

News 12 and Southern Siding are asking you to save a life.

Today from 11 am to 3 pm, the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be holding a blood drive at Southern Siding on Bobby Jones Expressway.

Please come out and give!


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