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November 13, 2019 MANHUNT clothing, get out of the vehicle South rest area from entry for After Reece ordered Donley to Page 7A I. the suspect ran out of the store. C t. d f F f and run into the woods headed about five hours. the floor, Donley squatted down McGourik said Reece fired about on "we rom r0” south. Sawley then took cover The sheriff ’5 office alerted resi- before running out the door. As four shots in Donley’s direction The wild 12 hours started about behind his patrol car until backup dents on its Facebook page and Donley exiting the store, Reece as he ran through the parking lot ; 7. 45 p m on Tuesday night, NO“ 5 arrived. Sawley and Barajas later Freeman said everyone in the area fired several warning shots with into the woods. A second witness, ' Vehen 'Memo e County CPL Chris_ ’ approached the suspects’ vehicle turned on their exterior lights. his 9 mm. pistol into the air and in Lee Bush, said he was seated in flan Sawley saw a 2013 Lincoln and saw on the passenger side . “Monroe County was lit up like a a fleeing Donley’s direction before his delivery truck when Donley sedan going 88 mph in a 70 mph floorboard a handgun in plain Christmas tree,” said Freeman. entered the store. Bush said he 0n1_75 South near mile marker sight. Monroe County Invs. Marc At about 12:20 am. on Nov. 6, also recognized the fugitive and 191 Sawley saw th e vehicle Chang e Mansfield and Sam Leggett later Sgt. Timothy Campfield of the saw Donley run out of the store lanes erratically several times and found inside the vehicle 5.1 ounces Monroe County Sheriff ’s Office headed toward the woods while began to Chas e as the vehicle ae_ of suspected methamphetamine, caught Wilson at the intersection Reece fired Show eelerated up to 120 mph. 1.3 ounces of suspected cocaine, of Hwy. 41 South and Pea Ridge Donley then med to wave down ‘ Near mile marker 186 Forsyth multiple bags of various sizes and a Road) Wilson, who had a .38 Melissa Allen on Jenkins Road, a. pohee Officer Bamjas med to set up black scale. caliber pistol in his possession at p but she recognized him as well a rolling roadblock on the vehj d e “They were both in pharmaceuti- the time of his arrest, was taken and a driver behind her did too, but was unsuccesshi Then near cal sales but neither was licensed to the Monroe County Jail, where and fired his own shot at Donley. mile marker 184 Sawley med by the Georgia Board of Pharma— he was charged with aggravated V Then Monroe County Cpt. to perform a PD: maneuver on cy,” deadpanned Freeman. “We’ve assault on an officer, , two counts JUSi'" Dooley I'eporieeiiY fired Shots Mike Ogletree found Donley, who * the vehicle at which point a male got a problem with that.” of possession of drugs and drug- 90* 0i this cat 0* dePUiY CbFiSilon was unarmed, and held him at passenger later identified as Justin Over the course of more than related items, fleeing or attempting Sawley. (Photo/MCSO) ‘ gunpoint near Jenkins and Rum- ‘ ’ 12 hours, the Monroe County to elude, driving without a license, ble roads until sheriff Freeman Michael Donley, 26, of Rockmart, Special Emergency Response reckless driving and speeding. notifying nearby deputies that could apply handcuffs. Donley was 5:31;: :51 figfifggg ammllegow Team (S.E.R.T.), patrol units from About eight hours later, at about Donley had re-entered the woods then taken to the Monroe County hitting his patrol car in th e Monroe County and Bibb County, 8:20 am. on Nov. 6, Donley to the east of the store. Jail, where he was charged with and h ea (flight. Th e vehi d e th e n Forsyth Police, Butts County sher- entered the Rumble Road BP sta- A witness, Jesse Raymond aggravated assault on an officer, exit e d at th e L75 South rest ar e a, iif’s deputies, the US. Marshal’s tion off I-75 and walked up to the McGourik, told Monroe County two counts of possession of drugs where the driver, later identified as Eugene Coreyl Wilson, 23, of Cov- ington, lost control and wrecked Service fugitive unit and Georgia State Patrol troopers and air sup- port searched the area between counter to buy a Powerade. The store clerk, Steve Reece, recognized Donley’s heavily tattooed face Dep. Larry Sullivan that he saw Donley enter the BP store and also recognized him as well. McGourik and drug-related items, possession i of a firearm during the commis- sion of a felony and possession of a into some trees. Rumble Road and Pea Ridge Road from Facebook and confronted the said as he called 9-1- 1, he saw Re- firearm by a convicted felon. 1 Sawley then saw both Wilson for the two armed and dangerous suspect at gunpoint after Donley ece, standing behind the counter, ,1 . . ' blocked the I-75 asked Reece to call him a taxi. oint a istol at Donle before i and Donley, both wearing dark suspects Units P p ‘ VE T E R A N 5 lights of the 2019 Veterans roe County. Rev. Nathan ' their sacrifices to preserve the committee is planning Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Day Program. The band Jackson of new Providence American freedom and a special celebration of the Refreshments after the conilnued from Front ‘warmed’ up the crowd with Baptist Church gave the in- security. 10th anniversary of the me- program were served by its musical renditions and vocation, thanking veterans Doster thanked the morial next Veterans Day. Cabaniss #415 UDC and .. there or e now 659 engraved enthusiasm before the pro- for their example of service, Monroe County Veterans Five wreaths were placed Lt. James Monroe Chapter ; Pavers at the memorial gram began. It played “The even when they sometimes Memorial Committee for at the Veterans Memorial: NSDAR. Rev. Scott Harrell honoring SPeCitie vetei 3115- Star-Spangled Banner” after did not agree with everyone its years of work to make by Virginia Funderburke of First Baptist Church For-, ,- Theie are Spaces Where the Pledge of Allegiance” they were serving and pro- the memorial possible, of Cabaniss #415 UDC, syth gave the benediction. . about 620 more engraved and also played “God Bless tecting. Amanda Garnett especially committee co- Amanda Garnett of Lt. Pavers can be added- More America,” which Allison of the Lt. James Monroe chairs Glover Stuart, who James Monroe Chapter NS- PaVCrS Will be engraved Jenkins led those present Chapter of NSDAR led the was present and the late DAR, Rebekah Jenkins of 1) : Within the next few weeks; in singing. The band’s ar- pledge of allegiance to the Ernest Jackson, who passed Liberty Tree CAR, Charles r so DOStei encourages rangement of the “Armed US. flag, Doveen Bowdoin away earlier this year, and Garnett of Ocmulgee Chap- Lookin for answers anyone Who WOUid like to Forces Medley” played of Cabaniss Chapter 415 of Linwood Gantt Sr. She said ter SAR and Tracy Jacobs of or o fifns; honor or memorialize a as veterans representing the UDC led the pledge to P ' loved one bY adding a name the diiferent branches of the Georgia flag and Joshua we F3“ “9'”! and sel'ViCe information to service were recognized and “Elijah Jenkins of the ‘ free DKeQNENGY test the Veterans Memorial to was well received. It closed Liberty Tree Chapter of flagging 05:58:“ contaet her as soon as POS' the program with the Children of the American ; , I, . ,f i g a V pp Sigile afi73'i93'7165- traditional playing of “Taps” Revolution led the Ameri- _ , . i . ' i i .; , _ e aI'Y eisons in memor of deceased can’s Creed. . . w. ‘ Bulldog Brigade Mareh' veterans. y Monroe County Com- certlfied PUth Accountants The Pr an Caring? . . . w 68 NorthJackson Street 0 Forsyth 83“ Cy 111% Band, led by Diieet0i Doster welcomed those missron Chair Greg Tapley 1 478 994 1820 478 994 3102 of 40W 50% l Miles Benson and the present and thanked them and Forsyth Mayor 'Eric 1 X. (p) ' f (0 ' ' 478.994.31 73 Mary Persons l ROTC for taking time to honor Wilson welcomed those HOPKIN WWW'hOPkmSCPaga'Com Mm Tue ,9 111005,", .430 pm, $010; Elfard, 16d lilyghgt- veterans, especially the local present and thanked vet- “"“ASSOC‘ATE5 MW FMWJ‘” mm "1"” 40”“ www.monroecounlnreonancvcenler-oru im e PS) were i ' veterans living in Mon- erans and their families for (,.) U R H (j) M E (I) W H (Z ) li fl ‘My mother loved Monroe County Hospital’. JOe Evans of Smarr Left to right: Liz Evans Corbett, Buzz, Rosemary Evans, Joe Evans and Bonnie Evans Martin WW 4" y mother, Rosemary By in of Smarr, loved Meme“ county Hospital. She seed g e e p , ‘éers and was a huge advocate of her hometown hospital. She knew it was staffed with exceptionally warm and‘caring people. As she got advanced in age, she made it real clear that if she needed to go to the hospital, we were only to take her to Monroe County Hospital. “Don’t take me out of town,” she said. “If they can’t fix me there, it’s not worth fixing.” The staff was always wonderful and treated her like family. Her faith in Monroe County Hospital was rewarded with a long life to the age of 94. I miss my mother, but I’m sure she’s looking down with pride that the hospital she loved is still here to take care of the families of Monroe County. Joe Evans, Smarr, GA . MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL NAVICENT HEALTH PARTNER 88 Martin Luther King Jr Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 .. a iiiiil'ilitttlhltttwnm