By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Long Co. shooting victim stable
Baxley resident arrested in case
Nathaniel Nix - photo by Photo provided.
An Aug. 13 shooting in Long County still is under investigation, but victim is in stable condition.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Mike McDaniel said that at about 9:30 p.m. last Friday, John Orr, of South Lyon, Mich., was found suffering from gunshot wounds at the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Georgia Department of Natural Resources workers found Orr, who had been shot three times by what officials believe was a .25 caliber firearm.
McDaniel said Orr was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene and was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  
On Tuesday, Baxley resident Nathaniel Nix, 39, was arrested in the shooting and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated assault, the GBI agent said.
McDaniel also said Orr’s vehicle had been reported stolen and later was recovered by the Appling County Sheriff’s Office. Officials could not say whether Nix had anything to do with the missing vehicle.
McDaniel said the GBI and the Long County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case, and more arrests may be made.
On Friday night, Orr was stable, but his condition had worsened, McDaniel said.
Anyone with information about the case should call the GBI at 912-729-6198 or the LCSO at 545-2118.
Sign up for our e-newsletters