Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
March 13, 2003
Moultrie - Scotty Phillips was so tired of being burglarized, that he took it upon himself to do his own investigation. He arrested two burglars in his driveway, held them at gunpoint, and waited for police.
Scotty Phillips' siren is bad news for burglars. He says, "The neighborhood, we've had several break-ins." Phillips got fed up. He explains, "Having military experience and moonlighting in security business I had to come up with my own plan."
Using motion detectors, camouflage clothing and a two way radio with his wife inside, he caught two strangers red-handed breaking into his car. He held them at gunpoint and called police. He made a citizen's arrest.
He held up 34-year-old Demetrius Roney, but that didn't stop the crime because two weeks later he got 39-year-old Jimmy Lewis. Both are still behind bars charged with a felony, entering auto. Phillips says, "The second one, he was shocked he was caught."
Phillips admits it's not for everyone, but the arrests have sparked a major interest in the community. He explains, "Since I've had so many people call asking how we're doing it, we're toying with the idea of starting our own part-time security company."
Another interesting part of Phillip's story. More than two years ago he wrote a book about protecting yourself from criminals. He plans to name his security company after the book, Justice Rendered . With his book, security company and arrests, he's done his part to keep the bad guys away.
Phillips is in the process of writing another book about crime, this time on domestic violence. Police say if you plan to make a citizen's arrest, make sure you are safe in the process. You never know if the criminal has a gun or weapon to fight back.