The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          

                        
                         

                                   

 

Grand Jury clears deputy in fatal shooting
Richmond County, Ga.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   There Are Good Cop And Bad Cops. Meet 2 Great Cops
ߦ   Court blocks execution set for this week
ߦ   Fatal Shooting at 9100 Beechnut
ߦ   Fatal Shooting Investigation at 9755 South Kirkwood Drive
ߦ   Have You Seen This Child?
ߦ   Hazmat Spill in the Kingwood Area
ߦ   Information Needed for Capital Murder Investigation
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7600 Beechnut
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2900 Delano
ߦ   Investigation Into Man's Death at 5300 Selinsky
ߦ   Investigation into Woman Found Dead at 8934 Shoreview
ߦ   Jaw-Dropping Memorial Day Road Rage Incident Caught on Video: ‘I Thought the Guy Was Trying to Kill Us’
ߦ   Lytle Police Chief's Weekly Report
ߦ   Man accused of shooting Ga. deputy in face denied bond
ߦ   Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7000 Westview
ߦ   Most Wanted - Galveston County
ߦ   Paris Police Dept. Daily Activity Summary
ߦ   PoliceNewsLink.com
ߦ   Tipster reward upped to $25K on rock throwing incidents
ߦ   Video: Minn. cop fights for life when suspect attacks, grabs his firearm
ߦ   Employment
ߦ   Police News - Calendar of Events
ߦ   Galveston SWAT Team Golf Tournament - June 16
ߦ   9th Annual Wild Game Cook Off - June 3-4
ߦ   Medical Benefit for Beaumont Officer Danny Valdez
ߦ   2016 Texas CPAAA and Law Enforcement Training Convention
ߦ   Body Of Many Who Tried To Rescue San Luis Pass Swimmer Recovered
ߦ   Constables nab suspects in inspection sticker scheme
ߦ   Deputy Constable Recognized by Mother's Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
ߦ   Fatal Houston Shooting at 508 Mayford
ߦ   Fatal Houston Shooting at 9800 Bissonnet
ߦ   Fatal Houston Shooting Investigation at 5900 Selinsky
ߦ   Investigation into Houston Shooting Incident at 3600 Gano
ߦ   Investigation into Woman Found Dead at 2900 South Wayside
ߦ   PoliceNewsLink.com

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man in February 2013 has been cleared of any criminal charge.

The Richmond County grand jury found insufficient probable cause to warrant an indictment against Deputy Michael Woodard.

Woodard shot 21-year-old Chaz Williams in the Fox Trace Drive apartment he shared with his girlfriend and her brother.

According to the Georgia Bu­reau of Investigation report reviewed by The Au­gusta Chronicle on Monday, Woodard and two other deputies went to Williams’ apartment to take him into custody early Feb. 1.

Earlier that night, Williams had fled a traffic stop, first in his vehicle and then by foot after he crashed near the apartment complex.

When the three officers entered the apartment, they found Williams in the bathroom with a knife cutting his neck, they reported. They yelled at Williams to drop the knife, but he lunged toward Woodard, who fired five shots from his .40-caliber handgun, according to the GBI report.

At least one neighbor reported hearing “drop it” before the gunshots, according to the GBI report.

Williams had a warrant pending for his arrest in connection with a traffic violation in Peachtree City, Ga., according to the officer who tried to pull Wil­liams over that night for ma­king an improper lane change.

Williams’ friends and his mother told GBI agents that he served a year in Iraq and was believed to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

He had attempted suicide Dec. 31, 2011, according to the GBI report.
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2016 The Police News. All rights reserved.