TONIGHT'S TOP STORY... KIT COLBURN IS BACK HOME AFTER DISAPPEARING FOR TWO DAYS. HIS FATHER KEN COLBURN TALKED WITH OUR AUSTIN LEWIS ... BUT DIDN'T WANT TO BE RECORDED.
HE THANKED EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR EFFORTS.
COLBURN ALSO SAYS KIT IS SAD THAT HE CAUSED EVERYONE TO LOOK FOR HIM... AND WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN.
LET'S NOW GO TO LORRA LYNCH JONES IN WARNER ROBINS WHO HAS THE LATEST ON THE SUCCESSFUL SEARCH FOR KIT COLBURN---
A lot of my raction to that was based on the comments that he had made. He had chosen to do a media interview with one of the media outlets and he had made the comment that he just wasn't worried about it. And you know from a law enforcement perspective, you know it's concerning to me that the parent is not immediately worried that there could be a problem with their child, whether that child is 2 or whether that child is 25, they want to be reunited and know that child is fine. And speaking from the father side of it I can't imagine, I can't fathom, I can't begin to empathize that I have a child that I couldn't put my hands on that I know is mine that is missing. So from the aspect of being a father I can't imagine I'm not the one out there beating every door down so my reaction to that is both from a law enforcement side and being a father side.
53) so anytime you've got a reaction I don't deem as personally being a normal reaction then those are always just indicators to me of things I want to check out...know what's there and know why (1:03) you know what may be of interest to you after that information goes to the media and he understands that I'm concerned..I actually went and sat down with the father and spoke to him personally. (((what was his response..as far as his demeanor)) (1:19) you know his demeanor to me was very open...he was very understanding..he spoke to me about the situation. I wanted to get detail from him one on one. I wanted to have a personal knowledge from him why he made the comments that he had. you know it's his son, he know's him better than I do, he felt comfortable with the things that he knew..the things that he understood and is comfortable with the area that he was gonna hide and he was gonna be okay but even as the things progressed you could see the change in the father that he's thinking now to himself that he's not just hiding.(1:49
PEOPLE LIVING ALONG KIMBERLY ROAD WHERE KIT COLBURN WAS FOUND SAY THEY'RE RELIEVED AND SURPRISED THAT THE YOUNG MAN WAS SO NEAR BY.
JENNIFER MOULLIET SHOWS YOU THEIR REACTION.
Joyce McDaniel: "And then to find out that he was found two houses down from my house is unbelievable."
JOYCE MCDANIEL LIVES NEAR WHERE TEN YEAR OLD KIT COLBURN WAS FOUND... MAYOR SHAHEEN SAYS IT WAS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE COMMAND CENTER.
Mayor Shaheen: "Just right down the street he'd been hiding in the bushes."
JUST AROUND NINE FORTY-FIVE WEDNESDAY MORNING... THREE DAYS INTO THE SEARCH.
DAN MCCOWN HAS JUST STARTED HIS WORK DAY SPRAYING FOR PESTS.
Dan McCown: "and we were coming down the wall over here and spraying behind the hedges and as we sprayed behind the hedges he popped up."
HE SAYS HE THOUGHT IT WAS ANIMAL IN THE BUSHES... UNTIL HE SAW KIT STAND UP.
"he was real timid he was shaking so I kinda put my hands around his shoulder and I said lets go in the house get you something to drink are you thirsty are you hungry and so we took him into the house and sit him down and he looked me square in the eye and he said my dad's gonna beat me."
TUESDAY NIGHT WARNER ROBINS POLICE SAID THEY WANTED COLBURN TO KNOW HE WASN'T IN TROUBLE... AND MCDANIEL SAYS VOLUNTEERS CALLED OUT FOR HIM.
Joyce McDaniel:"All of the people that were looking for him were yelling out Kit, Kit you're not in any trouble."
SHE SAYS HER GRAND DAUGHTER GOES TO COLBURN'S SCHOOL AND SAYS SHE'S NOT SURPRISED HE WAS ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE SCHOOL BECAUSE THE FIFTH GRADE BUILDING ISN'T CONNECTED TO THE MAIN BUILDING.
Joyce McDaniel:"If he came out the door all he had to do was turn right and walk a short distance and he'd be gone."
SHE SAYS SHE HOPES IT WILL BE A LESSON TO THE SCHOOL TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
JENNIFER MOULLIET 13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.
>> THE CASE HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE HOUSTON COUNTY JUVENILE DIVISION.
HOUSTON COUNTY SERGEANT DARRIN MEADOWS SAYS IT'S NORMAL PROCEDURE FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE WHEN A CHILD RUNS AWAY.
WOMEN WORKERS FROM ACROSS MACON CAME TOGETHER TO BUILD THREE HOUSES IN FIVE DAYS.
IT'S ALL PART OF THE NATIONAL HABITAT WOMEN BUILD PROGRAM.
MANAGERS FROM ROBINS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION TACKLED A PROJECT ON IRVING AVENUE.
JUDY LE HAS THE STORY... IN TONIGHT'S HERO CENTRAL REPORT.
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THE KNOCKING OF WOOD...
THE SWOOSH OF PAINT BRUSHES...
ELEVEN ROBINS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MANAGERS... FROM ALL OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA... ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES TO BUILD A HOUSE ON IRVING AVENUE IN MACON.
sot june nelson. gray - 201 we did some picking up in the yard earliser to sthat we could get the place prepared so that they can do the landscaping. the rest of the day we've been doing a lot of painting 212
THESE HANDY HEROES ARE ALL WOMEN...
sot chris spicer, wr - 130 it's a great day, you know, we take a day off work, we come out here. we bond a little bit, we have some fun, we learn a little bit about home construction 147
sot monty cheshire, volunteer coordinator macon habitat - 113 they've been wonderful. the girls are more productive than the boys really 118
THEY'RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NATIONAL HABITAT WOMEN BUILD PROJECT.
sot leighann lusk, macon - 145 any time we can do something a little different...give back to the community a little bit, i think that's a great opportunity 151
THE LADIES WORKED A SEVEN-HOUR SHIFT THAT STARTED AT 8:30 A-M. FOR JUNE NELSON... A MANAGER FROM THE GRAY BRANCH... THIS BUILD IS A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE..
sot nelson - 116 to be able to come back to an area you grew up in, it's just a special place in your heart to be able to make it nice again. 123
IN THREE WEEKS...THE OWNER WILL MOVE IN AND BEGIN BUILDING NEW MEMORIES IN HIS NEW BLUE HOUSE.
JUDY LE...13WMAZ...EYEWITNESS NEWS
EDDIE REDDING..THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE...STOPPED BY EARLIER IN THE MORNING TO THANK THE LADIES FOR THEIR HELP.
THIS YEAR'S WOMEN BUILD PROJECT IS THE 26TH HOUSE THE ORGANIZATION HAS CONSTRUCTED SINCE 2005.
UPDATING OUR TOP STORY... 10-YEAR-OLD KIT COLBURN IS BACK WITH HIS FAMILY AFTER BEING MISSING FOR TWO DAYS.
KIT WAS FOUND IN BUSHES OUTSIDE A HOME ON KIMBERLY DRIVE AROUND 9-45 THIS MORNING... BY TWO EXTERMINATORS WHO WERE SPRAYING THE YARD.
AROUND 3-30 THIS AFTERNOON... KIT AND HIS FATHER LEFT WARNER ROBINS POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN AN UNMARKED OFFICIAL CAR.
13WMAZ's AUSTIN LEWIS SPOKE WITH KIT'S FATHER, KEN COLBURN. HE DID NOT WANTED TO BE RECORDED ON CAMERA BUT SAYS THAT KIT IS HOME AND THAT'S EVERYTHING IS "GOOD".
HOUSTON COUNTY JUVENILE OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING AND SAY THAT THE CASE WILL BE WRAPPED UP IN A FEW DAYS.
SOCIAL WORKERS CHECKED OUT KIT AND THE FAMILY HOME AND SAY THERE ARE NO SIGNS KIT HAS BEEN ABUSED, PAST OR PRESENT.
THEY PLAN TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE FAMILY TO SEE IF THEY NEED ANY HELP.