Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
by Nadeen Yanes, WMBB
South Walton Co., FL - A homeless Florida man is facing murder charges in the death of a Georgia teen.
15-year-old Courtney Wilkes, of Lyons, GA, was reported missing by her mother Thursday. One day later, investigators found the teen's body less than a mile away from her family's vacation home.
21-year-old Steven Cozzie was arrested on an open charge of murder, just hours after police found the girl's body near a nature trail off of cypress grove lane in Seagrove. Incident reports show she was murdered by blunt force trauma and the sheriff says there was evidence of struggle.
But Cozzie's friend, who went to check out the murder scene Friday afternoon, says differently, as he spent time with Cozzie alone as recently as Monday night. "I knew him good enough that he probably wouldn't do something like that, but I guess you really don't know anybody."
He says Cozzie's parents kicked him out and he was homeless at the time, usually sleeping along beach accesses. Deputies confirm he was homeless, as they arrested Cozzie at an abandoned lot, where he'd set up camp for the night.
Officials say everything happened within one mile of each other. From where she and her family were staying at the Beachcrest Condominiums, to where her body was found near Cassine Trail.
Walton County's Sheriff wants to reassure the community the Seagrove area is safe and that this tragedy could have happened anywhere.