William Belk

Suspect William Belk. Photo/Jones County Sheriff's Department.

A Jones County Sheriff's Deputy, Miguel Grimaldo, was shot this morning around 2:00 a.m. while working his part-time job as a police officer with the Sandersville Police Department. That's according to information released by the JCSD today. 

The suspect, William Belk, age 33, is in custody after a vehicle chase which began in Sandersville and ended at Walmart in Laurel. Belk is from Pachuta, and his initial charges include armed robbery and aggravated assault on a police/fire/school officer with a weapon. 

The Jones County Sheriff's Department and the FBI are investigating the incident which began with a vehicle stolen from the Bok Homa Casino. 

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