Family of missing man files complaint against Chambers County sh - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Family of missing man files complaint against Chambers County sheriff

 Eric Hutchins is the attorney for the family of 41-year-old James Garner of West Point who went missing in May of 2013.

Wednesday, November 12, Hutchins filed a complaint against Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart believing his team could do more to locate Garner.

"The information we got was insufficient. The only information we got was what we provided to you, which was a video of Mr. Garner leaving the jail," explains Hutchins. 

Garner was released from the Chambers County Jail on May 3, 2013. He was released on a public intoxication charge after spending two days behind bars and he hasn't been heard from since.

"We are very concerned about his whereabouts. We still haven't heard a word. I mean the family is in dismay waiting for some answers," explains James' cousin, Marc Garner.

Garner's family believes the video shows James to look disheveled and unable to carry himself correctly as he left the jail.

Records show Garner received medical treatment while incarcerated.

His family wants to see video of the treatment he received in the cell; however, the county attorney says all video and documentation has been made available.

"What we're entitled to is the video and its entirety, specifically around 5:15 PM on May 1 when paramedics came there and he got sick. We want to see that video," explains Hutchins.

Both Alabama and Georgia Agencies performed a massive search effort for Garner and the Chambers County Sheriff's Department says they followed protocol on attempts to locate him.

The Garner family is hoping for closure.

"This is the second Thanksgiving he's not going to be around so we are just looking for some type of closure, some type of answers, that is all we are asking for," says Garner.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved. 
  • LocalMore>>

  • How the government shutdown may impact Fort Benning

    How the government shutdown may impact Fort Benning

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:31 AM EST2018-01-20 16:31:29 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    With Fort Benning operating directly under the federal government, many people wonder how this latest shutdown will impact the Valley.

    More >>

    With Fort Benning operating directly under the federal government, many people wonder how this latest shutdown will impact the Valley.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Fire reported on Cusseta Road

    UPDATE: Fire reported on Cusseta Road

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-01-20 18:50:10 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A fire has been reported on Cusseta Road in Columbus. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park Trailer Homes.  This is a developing story, please check back with News Leader 9 for more updates.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A fire has been reported on Cusseta Road in Columbus. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park Trailer Homes.  This is a developing story, please check back with News Leader 9 for more updates.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

    More >>
  • HAPPENING NOW: Local organizations giving away 1000 boxes of food

    HAPPENING NOW: Local organizations giving away 1000 boxes of food

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-01-20 17:29:31 GMT
    (Source: Bryan Hopkins)(Source: Bryan Hopkins)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Two local organizations came together to give out 1000 boxes of food to the community of Columbus. Feeding the Valley and the Mission Continues banded together Saturday to give away 1000 boxes of food on Saturday. The event started at 12 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. The giveaway is at the intersection of Ft. Benning Road and Victory Dr. parking lot of Ace Furniture. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, downloa...

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Two local organizations came together to give out 1000 boxes of food to the community of Columbus. Feeding the Valley and the Mission Continues banded together Saturday to give away 1000 boxes of food on Saturday. The event started at 12 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. The giveaway is at the intersection of Ft. Benning Road and Victory Dr. parking lot of Ace Furniture. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, downloa...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly