Law enforcement officials released the following information:
•Accidental shooting: Ware County Deputy Bernard Cooks responded to the 5900 block of James Street in Manor Friday about 6:30 p.m. where he was told there had been an accidental shooting; Detective Missy Thrift met the victim at Clinch Memorial Hospital to take a statement and was also told the shooting was accidental; the male victim was later transported to a trauma center in Jacksonville, Fla. for further treatment for serious injuries; “All indications are that it was accidental,” said Ware County Sheriff’s Capt. Neil Skerratt.
•Trafficking in methamphetamine: Roy Nelson Howland, 56, of the 300 block of Eagle Nest Road, Nahunta; Sgt. Robert Weiss made a traffic stop Friday about midnight on a vehicle that was weaving on Dorothy Street near Tebeau Street; the maroon 1995 Chevrolet C-1500 series came to a stop and Weiss realized there were numerous passengers in the truck; consent was given to search the truck as Detective Blake Lewis asked other occupants to stop out of the vehicle; Howland was administered his Miranda rights and a clear plastic bag filled with methamphetamine was found; he told the lawmen he purchased the product for $500; he was taken to the Ware County jail and booked on the charges; all the others in the vehicle were released.
•Drugs: Travis Gordon, 36, of College Park; found in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and forged currency, as well as drug related objects and giving a false name; a Waycross officer was patroling on foot in the 1900 block of Memorial Drive when he made contact with a customer renting a hotel room; inside the room, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, drug related items and counterfeit money; he was taken to the Ware County jail about 9:10 p.m. Friday; he was also charged with giving a false name.
•Drugs: Jerry Walker, 23, of Waycross; charged with possession of hydrocodone, possession of a Schedule II drug, obstruction of officers and equipment violation; his vehicle was stopped on Sweat Street at the South Georgia Parkway about 7:22 p.m. Saturday; the officer discovered large amounts hydrocodone and Schedule II drugs; he was taken to the Ware County jail where he remained this morning.
•Burglary, theft: an unoccupied house in the 2900 block of Johnny Minchew Road was burglarized about 6 p.m. Saturday and when the deputy made contact with the property owner, it was noted that a black 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche was also missing; Ware County detectives are investigating.
•Drugs: Christopher Comey, 19, of Waycross; arrested Friday at 9:57 p .m. after an officer made a traffic stop for a vehicle violation on Ossie Davis Parkway at Plant Avenue; the officer smelled marijuana and removed the driver; inside the vehicle the officer found a large quantity of marijuana; Coney was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving with a suspended license; he was booked into the Ware County jail.
•Burglary: a Smith&Wesson .32-caliber handgun and some money were reported stolen at a residence in the 300 block of Avalon Place about 3:32 a.m. Sunday; Waycross police said they found no sign of forced entry but they believe the victim knows the suspect; Waycross police are still investigating.