Man charged with conspiracy

Published 8:14 pm Friday, September 25, 2009

A Decatur County man who was being held in a Dothan, Ala., jail is in even more trouble after being charged with allegedly conspiring to have several of his relatives killed, according to The Dothan Eagle.

According to the newspaper, 52-year-old William Rudolph “Bo” Drake Jr. of Bainbridge was charged by the Houston County, Ala., Sheriff’s Office with four counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes is quoted in the newspaper as saying deputies began investigating Drake after another inmate reported having been approached by Drake with a request to cause harm to four family members living in the corner of Southwest Georgia.

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According to the newspaper, Drake was in jail awaiting trial on numerous charges of allegedly transporting lawnmowers reported stolen in Georgia across state lines to Alabama.

Drake continues to be held in the Houston County Jail and his bond has been set at $2 million.

According to The Dothan Eagle, police in Donalsonville, Ga., and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the investigation.

Property thefts

The following reports were made to Bainbridge Public Safety and the Sheriff’s Office between Sept. 18-19:

 A Colquitt, Ga., woman reported to having her wallet stolen while visiting Bainbridge. She stated that she believed she had left it at McDonald’s, but no one had turned one in there. She later discovered her debit card had been used at four local businesses without her authorization.

 A man who lives on Sapp Lane, a road located off Georgia 262 between Climax and Attapulgus, reported having his tools and toolbox taken from his shop.

 A resident of Faceville Landing Road reported having three Leland cypress trees stolen from outside his house. The trees were planted in pots.

Anyone who has tips about stolen property can call BPS at 248-2038 or the Sheriff’s office at 248-3044. To report a crime, call 911.