• Jury seated in violent Douglas County home invasion

    By: Dave Huddleston


    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - A Douglas County jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused in a violent home invasion that left one of the victims traumatized.

    The scar on Chris Walker's forehead can still be seen where Douglas County prosecutors said he was pistol-whipped by Dwight Blalock.

    Walker said on Feb. 22, two men, who police identified as Emmanuel Beague and Dwight Blalock, knocked on his door, burst into his apartment and demanded guns.

    Walker said Blalock then "Wedge(d) his arm in the door, and overpowered me and as soon as he overpowered me he just hit me in the head and I fell to the floor. They took control of the situation very quickly."

    Inside the courtroom, Beague decided to plead guilty to numerous charges including two counts of armed robbery, kidnapping with bodily injury and two counts of aggravated assault.
    Beague received a life sentence.

    As part of the plea, Beague will testify against Blalock, who is pleading not guilty.

    "Beague wanted to do the right thing," attorney Jonathon L. Pizza said.

    Chris Walker was in court when Beague pleaded guilty. He said he's pleased with the plea, but said his fiancé is still having a difficult time since the home invasion.

    "She is more traumatized from it. We've had a lot of issues with her trauma," Walker said.

    The trial continues Tuesday morning.

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