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June 5, 2014

Man ‘on hard times’ charged

THOMASVILLE — A man charged with a felony rock-throwing offense told police he was down on his luck.

A Thomasville police officer was walking a downtown beat about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday when he heard a loud boom and an alarm sounding.

The officer ran toward the area the sound was coming from and saw a man walking away.

“The male was nervous and said he was walking from one side of town to the other,” said police detective Scott Newberry.

The man, Jessie James Wimberly, 44, 306 Timberridge Drive, said he had not seen or heard anything.

Other officers found that the alarm was sounding at Town & Country Antiques Inc., 118 S. Madison St.

Wimberly admitted throwing a rock through the store window.

Newberry said the suspect told police he threw the rock, because he was “on hard times.”

Wimberly is charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony.

He remains in the Thomas County Jail, pending arraignment.

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