[UPDATE] TCSO: Deputy Shoots Suspect in Thomasville

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

Thomasville, GA - December 29, 2011-

Freddie Hill was released from Archbold Memorial Hospital late Wednesday and booked into Thomas County Jail. Hill was led into court at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 29th, hours after being released from Archbold Memorial Hospital and into Thomas County jail. Hill shifted back and forth and shook his head from time to time standing before judge S. Andrews Seery as his rights and charges were read to him

"mr. hill you're being charged with aggrivated assault on a peace officer," said Judge Seery.

Hill was charged with three counts of aggrivated assault on an officer, felony obstruction of officers, and unlawfully posessing a controlled substance, allegedely marijuana, with the intent to distribute. Thomas County Narcotics Division positively tested hill for marijuana but Georgia Bureau of Investigation will bring those charges against him. Hill told the judge that it was a "misunderstanding" and "could have been avoided." Judge seery denied him bond.

Prior to Monday night, Freddie Hill was wanted for oustanding felony theft warrants for receiving stolen goods.

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Thomasville, GA -- December 28, 2011 --

It sounds like something from Hollywood, not Thomasville. A struggle at a gas station led to shots fired, a car chase, a suspect in the hospital and a deputy on administrative leave.

"It was unreal...unreal, i've never seen anything like that."

Thomas County Sheriff's Office Captain Steve Jones recounts the incident Monday night involving deputies and Freddie Hill.

Hill, wanted on felony theft charges, was spotted by an off duty deputy. Hill tried to flee in a car, hitting a deputy with the vehicle.

"He slams it in reverse a second time, comes back at the officer a second time, and the officer who had just gotten to his feet, opened fire," said Jones.

The deputy shot hill at least twice, but it wasn't over. Hill led deputies on a high speed chase from Smith avenue to Old Monticello road, almost 2.5 miles away. That is where Hill wrecked his car. Hill then fled on foot almost another mile and half before being apprehended on Rosedale ave. He is currently in Archbold Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the case

"We'll put the case file together, turn it over to the D.A.'s office, and they'll make a determination if any further action needs to be taken," said Agent Steve Turner of GBI.

Freddie Hill's first court appearnace will happen shortly after he is released from the hospital and into Sheriff's custody. The deputy will remain on paid leave until the investigation is completed.


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  • by gangsta rap on Dec 31, 2011 at 04:37 AM
    they shot them 3 white folks who ran from florida, so whats the difference, you be stupid you be shot. they is dumb whites as there are dumb blacks.
  • by Aisha Location: Thomasville on Dec 30, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    You white people be racist because you be wanting us to pay taxes and day care like you peeples do. Fred has never had to work and lives good and even gets out of Jail every time because you be racist. The reason because we have to get food stamps is because ofc peeples like you that want us to work at jobs where white peeples work. We should not be forced to work if we dont want to because of segergation. Fred be 4 babydaddys and be stuck in jail while you white fols be out working.
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      by Aisha on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to Aisha
      This is the real Aisha dont post anything acting like me, i've said what i had to say and that's that. What's up with the assumption that all black people receive food stamps? Isn't that racist, you dont know anything about fred. I WORK AND SO DOES MANY OTHER BLACK PEOPLE. Fred has 0 children, it's so funny how every black young man has 4 or more children, that's only according to whites. We work just as hard as you white people so kill the racism. I work hard and pay bills and taxes just as well as the white man.We work because we want to, SUPRISE!!! Black people want things in life also,,get mad all you want a black man runs this country hahahhahahaaaaa!!!!!!:) and i wont respond back because unlike you boring bombs i have other things to do with my life..I mean you all got what you want, Fred is gone for a long time so SHUT UP< JEESH!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    Maybe Obama will come with Al Sharpton and bring our "change" he promised 3yrs ago.????
  • by Nonsense on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    LWB??? Some of these racist comments blaming Fred for his own wrongdoings are pathetic. It seems to me that a black racist comment is no different than a white racist comment, and you will never have a united community!!! Fred was a good person, before he let drugs and other people run him down, however that doesn't excuse him for what he did...he knew the consequences when he ran, and should have just faced up to what he'd done(felony theft) and no shots would have been fired.
  • by ??? on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    What are "polices" ?? Is that like duckses or sheepses? Maybe gooses? Hookededd on pronics
  • by sick and tired Location: Thomasville on Dec 29, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    Aisha, you are another ignorant fool! Please take the time and go back to school and learn English. Stop showing your stupidity...polices...give me break! Besides Fred wasn't too smart to go into a store where police and deputies frequent at all hours of the day/night to fill up their cruisers, especially when he was wanted for another crime. How long did he think he could keep driving around in a Lexus and not be noticed. Brighten up and quit defending this creep.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    Another case of LWB, (Living while Black). Stop the harassment and putting more black men in jail
  • by FAMU Recruiter Location: FAMU Campus on Dec 29, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Fred, I would like to invite you to attend FAMU. You can ride to class on Bus C.
  • by me Location: tally on Dec 29, 2011 at 01:20 PM
    calling Mr.Crump to Thomasville,free money for you and your client,a deputy shot a BLACK citizen of Thomasville,hey all you rose city citizens get ready for Al Sharpton,MR.Crump we are coming to your city!!!!!
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Dec 29, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    I have no problem with any DECENT person , regardless of ethnicity ....but the Hoods with huge pants , gold em teefesses that bilk the system and rob old women , yes . Kudos Deputy , I wish you could have saved the Taxpayer the trial with a nicely placed double tap. Shopping Centers , Parks , and Resturaunts IN .....crack dens OUT!!
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