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A person has been taken into custody in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in Dawson (Source: WALB) A person has been taken into custody in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in Dawson (Source: WALB)
Karon “Turtle” Caldwell  (Source: Moultrie PD) Karon “Turtle” Caldwell (Source: Moultrie PD)
Kutter Harrison (Source: Thomas County Jail) Kutter Harrison (Source: Thomas County Jail)
Anthony Lamar Hann, Jr. (Source: Ga. DOC) Anthony Lamar Hann, Jr. (Source: Ga. DOC)
Multiple car break ins were reported at the Gardens Apartment Complex. (Source: WALB) Multiple car break ins were reported at the Gardens Apartment Complex. (Source: WALB)
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Good morning. Here is what you need to know to start your day.

ARREST MADE IN DAWSON HIT-AND-RUN
A person has been taken into custody in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in Dawson. A suspect was arrested around 12 a.m. Friday. Officials have not released the name of the suspect yet.

PEPPER SPRAY BANDIT ARRESTED
The man accused of using pepper spray in two Moultrie armed robberies in July has been arrested, according to Captain Steve Jones with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office. Jones said Karon "Turtle" Caldwell was taken into custody just before 10 p.m. on Thursday after warrants were issued for his arrest. Moultrie police said Caldwell went into two different package stores and made a purchase. When the clerk opened the drawer, police say he pepper sprayed the clerk, took the money and ran.

TERRORISTIC SNAPCHAT
According to Thomasville Police Department's Facebook page, Kutter Harrison, 20, was arrested for making terroristic threats. He was booked into the Thomas County Jail on Thursday. A picture of Harrison holding a rifle with a handgun in his pant's waistband was posted on Snapchat with the caption, 'Who else is excited as **** for the race war in Thomasville tomorrow?' The Thomas County Jail said he was released on his own recognizance just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

VALDOSTA STATE PRISON DEATH
The Lowndes County Coroner confirmed that the death of a Valdosta State Prison inmate has been ruled a homicide. Anthony Hann, Jr., 29, was found dead on August 14. The coroner said Thursday the preliminary cause of Hann's death was multiple stab wounds due to an assault. His body will be transported to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy. Hann was serving a 20-year sentence for a Clayton County robbery.

MULTIPLE CAR BREAK-INS
Albany Police are investigating multiple reports of car break-ins at an Albany apartment complex. Police said someone entered into unlocked cars in The Gardens apartment complex parking lot on Whispering Pines Road. Victims reported the break-ins Wednesday morning. Money and tobacco products were stolen out of one car.

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