Saturday around 11:30 p.m., the Early County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a homeowner reporting an intruder in her house on Woodlawn Drive in Blakely.
A struggle ensued and the woman ended up shooting the intruder.
” At the time she called 911, she had locked her daughter in a bedroom to be able to call 911. She wasn’t sure where the intruder was at that time after shooting him,” said Captain Will Caudill, Early County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman had noticed something unusual in her daughter’s bedroom concerning a window.
“When she went to investigate that is when she reports Lindsey came out and assaulted her and her daughter,” said Caudill.
Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with the victims.
They then began searching the exterior of the residence.
“They found a male subject lying in the back yard, unresponsive and suffering from apparent gun shot wounds,” said Caudill.
The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced.
He has been identified as 53-year-old Michael Lindsey.
He is listed on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry for molesting a child almost 20 years ago.
Investigators searching the area located Lindsey’s vehicle parked behind the Budget Inn, which is close to the residence.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation. Once all evidence is compiled it will then be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office where they will decide whether or not to present the case to a grand jury.