Thomasville Police are Investigating a Shooting

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

2/7 4:53PM

Officers said 71-year-old Ralph Donaldson shot his daughter's husband Louis Yarborough. Yarborough and Donaldson's daughter are separated and officers said Donaldson was upset about Yarborough being on his property.

Yarborough was taken to the hospital to seek treatment for his gunshot wound . Donaldson was charged with aggravated assault and officers say he posted bond Sunday. Officers said the investigation is ongoing.

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2/5 8:19 PM

Officers said the shooting happened at 201 3rd avenue in the backyard. No names have been released and the victim is at Archbold Hospital seeking care for his injuries. Officers said the dispute took place between two men. The suspect has not been charged and is being questioned by police.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Thomas County Sheriff is investigating a possible shooting in Thomasville. An Eyewitness News reporter in on the way to the scene.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    Well Thomas since you know how the department works you know how racially biased they are and obviously how much of a bigot you are, the department job is to protect and serve the community not to pick and choose. You my dear are ignorant for your comment of your type of people sad commentary in this day and age. I am not the same anonymous to post the first comment just the most honest
  • by Lip Cheese on Feb 8, 2011 at 08:20 AM
    Call a cop in Phillie.. or Chicago.
  • by Mrs. Thomas Location: Thomasville on Feb 8, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    Anonymous-and just how do you come to the conclusion that "my type of people" are ignorant. First you should check your facts, my husband is a police officer and I know how they work. They risk their lives every day to protect your type of people and this is how you show your appreciation? Get your facts and story straight before you go making false accusations.
  • by maurice Location: thomasville on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:54 PM
    Anonymous, why are you lying?? Sounds like you may have been on the wrong side of a set of handcuffs. Seriously, if you are going to make a comment about the police in thomasville, could you tell something brlievable because police departments in south Georgia dont tell people to call back after something happens. Perhaps you got on the phone yelling and cursing and they couldnt understand you.
  • by joe c. Location: thomas on Feb 7, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    wow thomasville is on the map this month.
  • by good job protecting your daughter Location: ga on Feb 7, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    he should have not been on the man'sproperty. maby he had a restraing order on him. maby this man beat the man's daughter and he was woried about her life.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    Mrs. Thomas we have a word for your type of people IGNORANT!
  • by Mrs. Thomas Location: Thomasville on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    First of all TPD wouldn't have told you to call back when something actually happened. IF you in fact tried to call someone, you would have reached a dispatch officer and a police officer would have responded to the call. Your type of people complain about police officers but when you're in need, who will you call?
  • by Kevin Location: Monticello on Feb 7, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    If Innocents were hurt ....take the Perp and GAS him.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    our police are awful. there was a fight at my job where the men were threatening to shoot each other and when we called tpd to come and get them, they told us to call them back when something actually happened.
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