20 offenders in custody after Operation Peacekeeper
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Twenty offenders are in custody after federal, state and local agencies conducted Operation Peacekeeper. It was a three-day effort to capture offenders involved in shootings, homicides and other violent crimes, according to Charlie Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
The operation was conducted between Nov. 13 and Nov. 15 and the majority of the offenders are from Dougherty and Mitchell counties.
The operation focused on individuals wanted on active felony warrants for violent crimes as well as conducting proactive patrols to disrupt and ultimately dismantle criminal enterprises and individuals involved in violent crimes.
The following offenders were arrested:
- Eric Bell, Albany, possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, possession of drug-related object, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
- Kaninja Carroll, Albany, probation violation
- Jaboris Cato, Albany, probation violation (aggravated assault)
- Michael Chapman, Albany, Interference with City Officer
- Nykiria Childs, Pelham, theft by taking motor vehicle
- Demetrius Davis, Albany, probation violation (aggravated assault/armed robbery), possession of marijuana
- Jah’Varee Dawson, Pelham, possession of marijuana
- Jonathan Gonzalas, Milledgeville, aggravated child molestation (three counts)
- James A. Green, Albany, probation violation (aggravated assault), aggravated assault
- Brandon Johns, Bainbridge, aggravated assault
- Kenneth Lyles, Albany, probation violation (fraud), terroristic threats and acts
- Bennie Mainor, Fort Valley, aggravated assault on a peace officer, fleeing/attempting to elude, reckless driving, fail to yield, suspended or revoked driver’s license, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, stop sign violation
- John Morgan, Albany, probation violation (aggravated assault)
- Dontavious Mosley, Macon, parole violation (aggravated assault)
- Carl Randle Jr., Albany, aggravated assault
- Roosevelt Washington, Albany, probation violation (felony obstruction), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Roderick Williams, Pelham, reckless conduct, simple battery
- Saderick Williams, Donaldsonville, aggravated assault, discharging firearms on property of another, discharging of a firearm on/near a public highway, possession of a pistol by a person under 18, criminal damage to property 2nd degree, criminal trespass, reckless conduct
- Zumimque Williams, Albany, probation violation
- Shavaka Zachery, Albany, trafficking in ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, entering the automobile
Operation Peacekeeper was conducted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.
“This operation is part of law enforcement’s relentless commitment to reduce violent crime in Southwest Georgia, and across the Middle District. Operation Peacekeeper is a coordinated effort involving law enforcement agencies at every level and was planned and executed with precision. I commend our law enforcement partners for the bravery and professionalism they exhibit every day when fighting crime across our region and making our communities safer.”
“As part of an ongoing effort to combat crime in our community, the Albany Police Department utilizes the partnerships that we have with federal and state agencies to locate those persons who have active warrants for their arrest. In order for victims to receive the justice that they deserve, law enforcement must ensure that offenders are held accountable for their actions. This partnership with the United States Marshals Service could not have been possible without the efforts of the U.S. Attorney of the Middle District of Georgia, Charlie Peeler. Together we are doing everl.thing within our efforts to keep the community and Southwest Georgia safe."
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