Valdosta Daily Times

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June 20, 2014

Second warrant, more charges issued in home burglary

VALDOSTA — Valdosta police issued a second arrest warrant Thursday and filed additional charges in the Monday night home burglary on Emory Street where invaders opened fire on a mother and son and the father fired back.

An arrest warrant for Tony Bean, 40, has been signed for burglary, party to the crime of aggravated battery and two counts of party to the crime of aggravated assault, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

Travis Stewart, 22, was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary and is now also charged with aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and misdemeanor false report of a crime, reports stated.

At 11:02 p.m. Monday, Valdosta police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Emory Street in reference to the report of two black males kicking in the door of a home and demanding money from the mother and son who were in the front room of the house, said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.

During the burglary, the son was shot in the leg and the mother was shot in the arm while attempting to flee to the back of the house. The father, hearing the commotion and gunfire, came to the front of the house with a firearm and shot both invaders multiple times. Both men then fled, said Childress.

About six minutes later, police responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Oxford Drive and discovered Stewart with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment and is recovering, reports stated.

Bean allegedly fled to Quitman and called police there to report that he had been shot multiple times, Childress said. Bean is in the Lowndes County Jail on unrelated charges, reports stated.

Investigators have recovered one of the weapons used by the offenders in the burglary, and the case is still under investigation. Further charges are pending, reports stated.

The mother and son are continuing to recover from their injuries.

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