Thursday, October 1, 2009

False Imprisonment Alleged

False imprisonment charges are pending against a Putnam County couple who allegedly forced a neighbor into their apartment this week. Sheriff's deputy John Osteen says that Richard and Leah Woolery of Dodson Branch Road had apparently complained on several occasions of people getting into their apartment from the attics and air vents of adjacent apartments. One of their neighbors claims that on Monday of this week, Mr. Woolery approached her with a rifle and told her that she needed to "see something" and began to show her various locations where he believed the burglars were "getting in." The victim says she did not want to go with Woolery, but felt she had no choice because he was holding a gun. Osteen says he brought the charges against the couple after consulting with the District Attorney's office.