[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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