Thomasville police: Gun violence is on the rise

In the last week, there have been more than a dozen reported assaults in Thomasville, some even resulting in gunfire.

South GA couple charged with bestiality after child pornography investigation

SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Verdict in 2015 hotel shooting leaves families on both sides mourning

Albany man in court for murder trial after deadly 2015 hotel shooting

Thief steals vehicle with keys left inside

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

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  Valdosta police anticipate increase in domestic disturbance calls

2 Moultrie teens face felony charges

GA man arrested for plotting attack on White House

Bo Dukes indicted by Houston Co. grand jury

FL murder suspect believed to be in Albany

Gov. Kemp puts dollar amount on school safety, gang plans

  Cordele homeowner speaks out after house fire, arson investigation

A homeowner in Crisp County is warning everyone to be careful after police say her neighbor tried to set her house on fire.

Community activist plans trip to assist with fight against juvenile crime

A recent criminal justice forum hosted by Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard left residents wanting immediate solutions to what they consider some of the biggest problems facing the county.

  Home video captures three suspects breaking into car, victim furious

Albany police need your help identifying three suspects seen in a video entering into a car and busting out a window at a home on Habersham Road.

Thomasville woman facing charges after shooting at another woman

An arrest warrant was issued in connection to an assault that happened in Thomasville.

  3 arrested after traffic stop leads to manhunt in Nicholls

3 wounded, 1 arrested in Valdosta shooting

DOCO student arrested for having weapon on campus

GA prisoner pleads guilty to distributing meth while behind bars

Ocilla Police offering reward in homicide case

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Dougherty Co. residents want immediate solutions for guns and teen violence

After a recent criminal justice forum, Albany City Commissioner, Jon Howard, said people are in shock after hearing the amount of crimes young people.

Wallet snatcher at Walmart leaves residents concerned for safety

Albany police (APD) said one man is now behind bars after snatching a woman’s wallet in broad daylight at Wal-Mart in East Albany yesterday.

Thomasville police still searching for bank robbery suspect

Thomasville police are still trying to track down the man who robbed a Thomaville bank and got away with nearly $2,000.

One hospitalized after robbery in Valdosta

Police are looking for a suspect in a robbery case that has one woman in critical condition, in the hospital.

Weekend armed robbery suspect in Thomasville police custody

Thomasville Police said an armed robbery suspect was arrested thanks in part to the quick thinking of a shoe store employee.

Jeffrey Peacock’s new lawyer files motion to exclude parts of statement from trial

Sincox filed another motion to have portions of Peacock’s statement given to police excluded from the trial.

  Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

Albany man charged with murder due in court on Monday

Jury selection will get underway Monday in the trial of a man charged with a deadly shooting outside an Albany Motel.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Arson investigation underway in Cordele

Cordele Police are investigating an arson that happened on the 500 block of W. 8th Ave.

Family of Kenyada Mitchell speaks out, searches for answers in his death

Kenyada Mitchell's family speaks, searches for answers

Thomasville Police search for bank robbery suspect

Thomasville police are searching for bank robbery suspect

Legal jockeying continues ahead of Ryan Duke trial in Tara Grinstead case

There have been new legal filings as the suspect in the death of Tara Grinstead is set for trial in less than three months.

South Georgia man pleaded guilty after hostage case in 2017

Antonio Fletcher, a Dougherty County man, pleaded guilty after prosecutors said he held his son hostage and threatened to kill everyone at a home on Blaylock Street in 2017.

Thomasville man charged with child molestation

A Thomasville man is facing multiple felony charges, including child molestation.

UPDATE: Valdosta homicide suspects surrender to police

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) now has their suspects in a Jan. 8 homicide.

Crime concerns discussed with Albany law enforcement heads

Dozens of people, concerned by crime on their streets, expressed their feelings about the future of their community with law enforcement.

Albany Police Chief outlines goals for 2019

A new year means a new set of goals, and education and awareness is the main mission for the Albany Police Department in 2019.

Lessons learned after home burglarized

An Albany woman is pleading for all the burglaries to stop. This comes after finding her home burglarized ten days ago.

14 year sentence handed down to Valdosta man in federal drug case

A Valdosta man is facing years in prison for drug charges.

Multi-county high-speed chase ends in arrest

One man is behind bars in Tift County, after leading Georgia State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through two South Georgia counties on Wednesday.

Most Wanted: Albany gunman sought by police

Albany police need your help identifying a would-be robber who pointed a gun at a convenience store clerk.

Dougherty Co. Police investigating Saturday armed robbery

Two unidentified men entered the store with their faces covered and two clerks were held at gunpoint, DCP officials said.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Shooting leaves one man dead in Valdosta

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is investigating a shooting on the north side of Valdosta that left a man dead.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

How can you help?: Leaders to host forum on crime, major city-wide issues

Top leaders in the Albany area want you to come out for their Criminal Justice Forum Thursday night.

What crimes the Albany Police Dept. is already seeing in 2019

Just two weeks into the new year and Albany police said there are several crimes and bad habits rolling over from last year.

Motion filed to revoke Dukes’ bond in Grinstead case

Prosecutors have filed a motion asking the court to revoke Bo Dukes’ bond in the Tara Grinstead case.

Georgia agrees to improve solitary confinement conditions

Corrections officials have agreed to improve conditions for prisoners held in Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

The crime of stalking: What you need to know

January is Stalking Awareness Month and representatives said people should remember that stalking is a crime.

Bond hearing set for Ryan Duke

The bond hearing is set for Feb. 11 at Irwin County Superior Court, according to the Tift Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

Thomasville caregiver facing felony charges after exploiting patient

A caregiver now faces felony charges, accused of using her patient’s debit card without his permission.

Bo Dukes in state custody; set to serve six months in federal prison

Federal marshals have a detainer, or hold, placed on Dukes, 34. According to officials, this means when Dukes is released from state custody, he will be taken into federal custody.

GBI: Ocilla death ruled homicide

A death investigation in Ocilla has been ruled a homicide, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement

The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.

Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours

Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.

Cook Co. woman charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty

We now know the charges a woman is facing who rented a trailer where law enforcement found dozens of dead and neglected animals.

Judge denies bond for Bo Dukes, attorneys discuss what’s next

Bo Dukes, one of the men charged in connection to the death and disappearance of Irwin County teacher and beauty queen, Tara Grinstead, was denied bond and is still behind bars in the Houston County Jail.

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency, set for release in August

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life sentence to supervised release later this year.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for wanted man

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who failed to register as a sex offender.

Wanted man in custody after search found marijuana, ecstasy

A wanted man is in custody in Coffee County after detectives found large quantities of marijuana and ecstasy in his possession Thursday.

2 facing drug charges after Coffee Co. traffic stop

2 arrested and charged for possession of marijuana

Ryan Duke’s lawyers want bond in Grinstead case

His lawyers say he is not a flight risk.

Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard

The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.

Man arrested after high speed chase in Ashburn

Ashburn Police said a high speed chase led to the arrest of a man from South Carolina.

Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor

A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.

Vo Tech residents react to Bo Dukes arrest

Vo Tech residents react to Bo Dukes arrest

Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.

South Georgia D.A. says he will prosecute overdose death cases

The District Attorney wants this case to serve as a warning — supplying illegal drugs to others has real legal consequences.

Albany man sentenced after pleading guilty to killing his wife

Dougherty County prosecutors said Donar “Donnie” Rollins, pleaded guilty to murder charges on Thursday.

District attorney encourages understanding ‘Stand Your Ground Law'

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards says due to recent crimes committed, it's important for people to understand when it's appriopriate to act in self defense and when it's not.

Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla

Bo Dukes has been caught, officials said.

Robert Carter II’s case could head to grand jury

The case of a Thomasville man facing malice murder and sexual battery charges could go before a judge.