Monday, February 11, 2013
Paul Slater, who was shot by a Loganville mother last month during a break-in, has now been released from the hospital and is being held, without bond, at Walton County Detention Center.
Walton County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Paul Slater, who was shot by a Loganville mother on Jan. 4 when he broke into her home, has now been released from Gwinnett Medical Center and is being held, without bond, in the Walton County Detention Center in Monroe, Ga. He is charged with possession of tools for commission of a crime, aggravated assault and burglary in first degree. WCSO's Capt. Greg Hall said that he was being held without bond also for violating probation. "If he has a lawyer he will be able to petition the Superior Court or for another appearance in front of a magistrate judge," Hall said. "He should have a preliminary hearing - possibly in a couple of weeks." Hall said Slater was picked up from the hospital Sunday by …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Walton County Chief Deputy said Paul Slater, shot five times by a Loganville mother during an alleged attempted burglary, remains in a local hospital and is recovering from his injuries.
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Thursday, January 31
Chief Deputy Keith Brooks said that Paul Slater, shot five times by a Loganville mother, remains in a local hospital recovering from his injuries. He said the hospital is declining to give an more details of Slater's condition at this time. Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told WSBTV immediately after the incident that Slater was expected to survive his injuries. He faces several charges releated to the alleged burglary once his recovery is complete. According to Gwinnett County records, Slater had several charges dating back to 2008. WCSO officials reported at the time that Melinda Herman was at home with her 9-year-old twins when the suspect knocked on the door and then rang the doorbell. She reportedly contacted her husband, who told …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Media is now playing 911 tape of husband talking his wife through the shooting last Friday of a burglar as he broke into her home and found her and her 9-year-old twins hiding in a attic closet space.
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Thursday, January 10
The National Rifle Association is citing last week's shooting of an intruder by a Loganville mother as a perfect example of why the citizenry needs to remain armed. The group is scheduled to meet with Vice President Joe Biden today in connection with the president's plans to move quickly on gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. In the meantime, the 911 tapes have been released - as can be heard here on ABC News - that show Donnie Herman was on the phone with his wife and the 911 operator throughout the whole ordeal. It is reported that they had just recently purchased the .38 revolver used and she had been to a shooting range for training. She reportedly was hiding in an attic closet with her 9-year-old twins after …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A burglar was shot by a Loganville homeowner Friday morning, but what could have happened had she not been armed?
Guns, whether or not to have one, whether or not to ban certain types and whether or not to make public the names of permitted owners — all of these are questions on the minds of many since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last month in Connecticut. Lawmakers at local and federal levels are looking for ways to ease people's fears and to protect the public from such random acts of violence. How to do it, however, is where the difficulties become evident. The latest controversy has been around a choice by a New York newspaper to publish the names of permitted gun owners as reported in The Huffington Post. A Connecticut lawmaker, in the state still reeling from the Sandy Hook tragedy, also wants all the names of the permitted gun …