Police in Toccoa said that they have obtained arrest warrants in two separate recent incidents.
The first reported incident took place over the weekend.
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers responded to the Emergency Room at Stephens County Hospital just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a report of a gunshot victim.
Jarrell said that police arrived and found that 41-year-old Timothy Oglesby of Toccoa had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.
“When we arrived, we spoke with the victim,” said Jarrell. “He had been to an establishment on Broad Street with a group of individuals for a class reunion and when they were leaving, they heard a gunshot and Mr. Oglesby noticed that he had been shot in the leg. At that time, nobody knew who the shooter was and nobody knew why the shooting took place.”
According to Jarrell, Toccoa Police detectives began an investigation.
He went on to say that the investigation has led to warrants being issued for 37-year-old Charles Manuel Colbert of Toccoa.
Jarrell said police have charged Colbert with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Reckless Endangerment, and Discharge of a Firearm from a Highway.
As for the victim, Jarrell said Oglesby was treated and released from Stephens County Hospital.
The investigation continues.
Meanwhile, Jarrell said police have taken warrants against two other individuals in connection to an unrelated incident that took place last month.
The chief said 25-year-old Grady Talley of Toccoa told police that he was assaulted on August 23 at a Currahee Street establishment.
“He said he was talking with a girl while at ‘The Station’ and was approached by another gentleman who said the young lady was with him,” said Jarrell. “While they were outside, the gentleman punched him in the face and caused him to fall to the ground. Once he was on the ground, other people started kicking and hitting him. The incident was caught on video. The video was turned in to the police department.”
According to Jarrell, police have taken warrants out against 28-year-old Nicholas Levar Harrison of Toccoa and 28-year-old Shane Lashun Lacy of Toccoa.
Jarrell said Harrison is charged with three counts of Simple Battery and four counts of Battery, while Lacy is charged with three counts of Battery.
Talley was treated for his injuries and then released from Stephens County Hospital, according to Jarrell, who said the investigation in this case is ongoing.