Story by Cale Colby
Worth County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an alleged shooting at approximately 6:47 p.m.on August 26, 2018. According to Worth County Sheriff Donald Whitaker, 911 dispatchers reported that one victim had been shot. Upon arriving at 3202 Lucky Street in the Worthy Manor community, deputies found the victim at a residence across the street.
Albany resident, Alex Harvey, appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound in each leg. It is presumed that he was shot with a .22 caliber handgun. After locating the victim, deputies made contact with the alleged shooter or shooters responsible for the incident.
Worthy Manor residents Rodney Evans and Martha Parker were involved in the altercation that led to Harvey being shot. According to Sheriff Whitaker, the couple engaged in an argument with Harvey concerning repairs to a vehicle as the Albany man was returning a car to them. A physical fight broke out and then the gunshots began.
Mr. Harvey was subsequently transported to Phoebe in Albany with non-life threatening injuries. And, he left o his own accord the following day. Meanwhile, Mr. Evans and Mrs. Baker were transported to the Worth County Jail where they remained as of Monday afternoon, awaiting a decision on their potential bond.
Baker is facing three counts of felony aggravated assault, felony criminal damage to property (second degree), wreckless conduct, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and discharging a firearm near a public highway or street. Similarly, Evans is facing charges including misdemeanor discharging a weapon near a public highway or street, felony possession of a firearm, and two counts of felony aggravated assault.
Sheriff Whitaker says that this investigation is ongoing. The two alleged shooters have both been arrested in the past. Rodney Evans was arrested in 1992 for a DUI, and Martha Baker was last arrested in 2004. Her criminal history includes charges for fraudulent checks and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.