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Update due on missing dash cam video Thursday

By Walter Geiger A status hearing on the case of Bobbie Jo Sumner will be conducted in Lamar superior court Thursday. UPDATE: Chief Chuck Keadle of the BPD told Judge Bill Fears Thursday that a person or persons in Warner Robins is working to retrieve the video in question. Sumner is scheduled to go to trial April 26 on counts of first degree vehicular homicide and hit and run as well as four counts of making false statements. She is charged in connection with the June 29, 2013 death of Alexandra Noelle Desir. Desir was on her way to work at Huddle House from a Gordon State College dorm just before midnight when she was struck and killed while walking along Rose Avenue in Barnesville. Judge Bill Fears suspended a hearing on Sumner’s motions to suppress evidence March 17 after testimony regarding missing dash camera video from BPD patrol cars. Defense attorney Bubba Head argued the video could show Sumner thought she was under arrest when she was picked up for questioning on July 2, 2013. At the March 17 hearing a state trooper noted Desir was walking with her back to traffic in a traffic lane about seven feet from the Rose Avenue sidewalk when she was struck. Just minutes before she was hit and killed, Desir was stopped and warned by a BPD officer who saw her walking in the traffic lane with her back to traffic and talking on a cell phone. Desir apparently did not heed that warning and paid for it with her life.

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