An elderly Yatesville couple, the owners of a popular restaurant in Barnesville, were ambushed as they arrived home Monday night. Ross and Linda Reeves, owners of The Garden Patch restaurant in Barnesville, received gunshot wounds and are being treated at Macon Medical Center. Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issue the following press release Tuesday morning:
“On December 16, 2013, at approximately 8:18 p.m., deputies from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 311 Pleasant Grove Road in Yatesville to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located James Ross Reeves, 77, near the rear door of the residence. Ross Reeves had a gunshot wound to the left side of his head and another to his right shoulder/chest area. Deputies located Linda Reeves, 71, on the south side of the residence. Linda Reeves had a gunshot wound to her right shoulder area. Upson Regional EMS and first responders treated the Reeves for their injuries. Both were transported to the Macon Medical Center for treatment.
“Our investigation revealed that the Reeves arrived at their home and were attacked from behind by a male subject wearing dark colored clothing as they entered the back door to their residence. After shooting the Reeves with a handgun, the unidentified male fled the scene on foot.
‘The Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded and is giving assistance with processing the crime scene. The Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 unit searched the area for the offender using bloodhounds. The Spalding County helicopter unit assisted with an air search of the area. The Georgia State Patrol, Georgia State Probation Department and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the investigation.”
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Upson County Sheriff’s Investigators at 706-646-7904 or 706-646-7902.