Hinesville man killed crossing E.G. Miles Parkway
A man was struck and killed while crossing E.G. Miles Parkway near Pipkin Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White said Brandon Murphy, 30, of Hinesville, may have been struck by at least two vehicles, possibly three.
According to GSP Trooper Keith Kerrick, Murphy was attempting to cross E.G. Miles Parkway near Pipkin Road. A tractor trailer which was attempting to make a left turn onto a side street, struck Murphy throwing him into a lane of traffic where he was struck by a driver operating a black Infiniti sedan.
Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene. Both lanes of E.G. Miles Parkway near Pipken Road were closed to traffic while the troopers conducted their investigation assisted by the Hinesville Police Department.
GSP is asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who may have been involved in the accident. According to White the person was driving a white or cream colored Chevy Tahoe. The year of the vehicle is unknown.
White said the driver did stop and remained on scene, but left prior to giving a statement to a law enforcement officer. Anyone with information is asked to call the GSP at 912-370-2600.
Bizarre kidnapping left man bludgeoned with a hammer
A Hinesville man was reportedly assaulted Feb. 18 in a bizarre kidnapping incident as recorded by Hinesville Police Officer Jess Lamberth.
Lamberth reported officers were called to a home in the 900 block of Shady Lane to respond to a man who was banging on a homeowners door yelling for help. The call came in around 4 a.m.
The man told Lamberth that he had been picked up from the Circle K store on West Oglethorpe Highway by a couple identified as Lakeith Adamson and Tequila Kimp.
According to the incident report the man said the couple brought him to a house in the 700 block of Friar Tuck Lane. The man, the couple and another woman were inside the home and the ma alleges that Adamson started attacking him with a hammer. The victim said he was struck several times in the face and head, while Kimp allegedly punched and scratched him on his neck and arms.
According to the man the Adamson and Kimp tied him up and placed him into the trunk of a black Chevrolet sedan. The man was able to free his hand and pop the trunk release and exit the vehicle. While the man was attempting to escape, Adamson allegedly tried to hit him again with the hammer, but he moved and avoided the hit.
According to HPD Assistant Police Chief, Tracey Howard, “Adamson allegedly began to struggle with the man on the ground before returning to the car and attempted to run over the victim as they departed.” The
The man was able to escape and sought help by banging on doors and yelling for help.
Officer Lamberth confirmed the man had blood coming from the top of his head, and he had a large laceration to his left cheekbone. He also had numerous cuts and scratches and abrasions to his neck, back, shoulder and arms.
Electrical tape was found wrapped around his neck and a length of rope and the man’s bloody shirt were located near the front door in front of the residence where he was banging on the door.
The man was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment.
Authorities found the home on Friar Tuck Lane and also a car matching the vehicle the victim described. When officers inspected the vehicle, blood was allegedly found inside the in the bottom portion of the trunk lid. While officers were interviewing another person at the residence Kimp began to interrupt the officer who had her detained while he concluded his interview. Adamson was found in a bedroom of the residence and refused to comply with officers and was eventually arrested. Kimp and Adamson were later charged with obstruction of an officer, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and armed robbery.
On Feb. 1, Hinesville Police Officers responded to a call from a frantic woman saying that her estranged husband had kidnapped their child. The woman said they are currently separated and going through the process of legitimizing their two-year old child, but the paperwork is not yet completed. The woman reported that on the evening of Jan. 31, she had placed her child in his bedroom to sleep for the night. She said she woke up a little after midnight to check on him and noticed the window in his room was slightly open and the child missing from his bed. She said she immediately called her estranged husband fearing he had taken the child after they had an argument on the phone. The woman told the officers that he answered his phone, confirmed that the child was at his home in Statesboro and provided the woman with a brief video chat with the child. Officers called the man who said he had the child; all is well and that since he was married to the woman, he didn’t need to do anything further to legitimize the fact that he is the father. He told the officers he wasn’t going to bring the child back and hung up on the officers. HPD called officers in Statesboro to make contact with the man and ask him to return the child. Statesboro Police reported they made contact with the man who said he wasn’t planning in returning the child at the moment. Statesboro Police reported the child appeared well and in no danger.
Theft by taking
A woman claimed her ex-boyfriend stole her belongings when he moved out of her home. The woman reported the loss on Jan. 31 telling officers that she left her home on Jan. 21, in the evening. Her ex-boyfriend remained at the house gathering his items. When she returned the next day, she noticed he took her 32-inch TV, a suitcase that had her personal belongings, bed sheets and comforters, and a washer and dryer set. She said the items were worth $600.
Police responded to a domestic violence call in progress at a home on West Oglethorpe Highway. A woman at the home said her boyfriend struck her in the face with a closed fist so she ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife for protection. She said her boyfriend grabbed her wrist and turned it so the knife was pointed at her. But the woman said he made no attempt to try and stab her. The boyfriend said there was no knife involved and denied he punched her in the face. He said the argument started when she became upset that he was talking to another roommate.
- Patty Leon