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Thursday, September 30, 2010

[GA] Emerson Police Detective reportedly shot and injured by her boyfriend Melvin Roberts

...A south Whitfield man [Melvin Laray Roberts] was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, an officer with the Emerson Police Department in Bartow County...
MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING GIRLFRIEND: Victim is Emerson police officer
The Dalton Daily Citizen
Mark Millican
September 30, 2010
[Excerpts] A south Whitfield man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, an officer with the Emerson Police Department in Bartow County, late Monday night, authorities said. Melvin Laray Roberts, 55, of 166 Valley Point Drive just below Connector 3, was charged by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with aggravated battery with a gun, aggravated assault with a gun, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Roberts is alleged to have shot his live-in girlfriend, [SDS], 47, in the leg and initially kept her from calling 911, said Maj. John Gibson with the sheriff’s office. Whitfield 911 reported receiving the emergency call at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday... Roberts was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct (causing harm) in Whitfield County in 2003, a jail spokeswoman said. In that case he doused his wife at the time with gasoline and threatened to ignite a cigarette lighter but did not light it... Roberts was denied bond by Magistrate Judge Sidney Baxter in a first appearance at the jail Wednesday afternoon. A jail spokeswoman said she did not know when he would face a Superior Court bond appearance. [Full article here]

wrcbtv Eyewitness News
By Paul Shahen
Sep 30, 2010
[Excerpts] A north Georgia police officer is recovering Thursday from a gun shot wound to the leg. Emerson Detective [SDS] says she was shot in the leg by her boyfriend at their Dalton home early Tuesday morning... Detective [SDS] was off duty, and on the floor, a gunshot wound in her leg yelling, "he shot me, get him away from me" "He discharged the firearm striking her in the leg and basically refused to let her call for medical assistance," says Whitfield County Sheriff, Scott Chitwood. The accidental shooting started to look like a domestic violence case. So officers handcuffed Melvin Roberts right away. "I wonder what's going through these people's mind, to take it to that level. To deny medical attention, it's hard to comprehend," says Sheriff Chitwood... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. To the person who wrote to say WHY you believe that she "got what she deserved" - I can't post your information. When someone is shot we don't line up to say why that's a good thing.


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