Welker facing charge of child molestation by GBI

By RICK HEAD
Publisher

A registered sex offender was arrested after a near five-hour standoff with law enforcement following an incident Thursday afternoon.
Brantley County Sheriff Len Davis said the intense standoff, which started at approximately 4 p.m., ended around 8:30 p.m. after the man was shot with “less-lethal” bean bag projectiles.
Richard Albert Welker, 55, of a Hondo Road address, was charged Monday, May 11 with child molestation by the GBI. During the May 7 incident, Welker had barricaded himself inside the home he shared with his girlfriend, Cassy Morefield, leading into the standoff.

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