A Danielsville man was taken into custody Friday, April 17, for the hit-and-run death of his girlfriend last September on Hwy. 22 in Oglethorpe County.
Marty Allen Bryant, 36, was charged with one count of malice murder and booked into the Oglethorpe County Jail, where he remains without bond.
The victim, Ashley Leanne Watson, was found by family members along the side of Georgia Hwy. 22 near Lexington on Sept. 8, 2014. They found her after she failed to come home or to make contact with them.
An autopsy conducted at the state crime lab revealed she died as the result of being struck by a vehicle, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Based on the autopsy results, as well as facts gathered during an extensive investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Oglethorpe Coroner’s office, probable cause was established and a warrant was issued for Bryant’s arrest.
The Madison County 4-H in cooperation with local veterinarians will hold a series of rabies vaccine clinics at 14 different locations.
The discount cost for the vaccines at the clinics is $10 for a one-year vaccine and $15 for a three-year vaccine. To receive a three-year vaccine, the animal must be current on a one-year vaccine and over one year old. Pet owners must bring proof of a current vaccine to receive a three-year vaccine.
“Let’s protect the health of our dogs and cats, our families, and our neighbors by vaccinating or by keeping our precious pets vaccine up to date against this preventable disease,” organizers said. “It’s the law.”
Other vaccines may be available, including canine distemper, feline distemper, leukemia, heart worm, tick and flea prevention and parvo.
“You will need to ask at the location you visit what is available,” said organizers. “Animals must be kept under control while at the clinic sites. Please keep all animals in vehicles. 4-H volunteers and vets will come to you.”
When participants arrive at the clinic site, 4-H and veterinary assistants will greet them at their vehicle to complete the necessary paperwork and collect payment prior to receiving the vaccines and treatments. Paperwork includes owner’s name, address, phone number, animal name, species, predominant breed of animal, male or female, age, weight and color. [Full Story »]