Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Home burglaries and entering auto thefts have been a big problem in Lee County recently. Sheriff's Investigators arrested a burglary suspect Monday afternoon, and recovered more than $5,000 in stolen items.
Sheriff Reggie Rachals said they hope this arrest will clear up a number of burglaries and thefts that have been plaguing Lee County in recent months.
About 4:30 Monday afternoon a young man ran into Lenny's Boats on 21st Avenue in Albany acting like a customer, but seconds later law enforcement from Dougherty and Lee County arrested him. 25 year old Christopher Shaw had run from Deputies in the nearby woods.
"He doesn't have a permanent address. He moves from place to place," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.
Power tools, fishing rods, and a trawling motor were taken from two home burglaries this month.. Investigators found it in woods across North Slappey.
"We were able to recover this material you see on the table in a wooded area behind Knight's Inn covered by pine straw and everything," Rachals said.
Investigators say Shaw burglarized a home on Jordan Road, stealing the tools from the owners of Johnny Brown Construction Company. Some of the items are from another home burglary on Philema Road weeks before.
"I think this subject had knowledge of who he was hitting, and what trade they were in. So that's how he was able to get what he was able to get."
Now Sheriff's Investigators continue to look into these burglaries, and say more arrests and charges are possible.
Most of those stolen items have now been returned to the owners.
Shaw is being held in the Lee County jail on burglary and felony theft by taking charges. Rachals said that most of the recent burglaries have been during the day, when homes are empty.
He urges Lee County homeowners to call the Sheriff's Department when they are going on vacation, and let his Office know so deputies can watch the homes. Their number is 229-759-6012.