Posted: Sunday, October 7th 2012 at 1:30pm
Habersham shooting suspect surrenders
By Rob Moore Editor
CLARKESVILLE – 28 year-old Clinton Jester is now behind bars after turning himself in to Lavonia police.
Jester was wanted for aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act and two counts of first-degree cruelty to children after he allegedly shot Jarrid Carter at a home on Georgian Terrace off Mud Creek Road near Alto Thursday night.
Jester left the scene and had been the subject of what Habersham County Sheriff's Office officials called "an extensive and vigorous manhunt" since Thursday night.
After turning himself in Sunday, Jester immediately was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center.
Jester now is being held at the Habersham County Detention Center in Clarkesville.
“Carter was shot once," said Sheriff Joey Terrell. "It looked like it entered the left thigh, exited and entered the right thigh.”
Carter was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with non-life-threatening injuries.
The victim was the only person injured.
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