Crime

  Dougherty Co. district attorney addresses concerns about gang violence

“Just like the death in Atlanta, where a child was killed, the community was exposed to much gun violence during this instance where Jaylin Stanford was killed” said Edwards.

14-year-old shot in Cordele during Fourth of July celebration

Albany woman arrested after shots fired

Bainbridge Police arrest Leon Co. homicide suspect

Man arrested in Valdosta after warrants, assaulting officer

Valdosta homicide suspect turns himself in; 1 other still sought

Dougherty Co. detention officer arrested in Lee Co. on child enticement charges

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Moultrie man found guilty in drug distribution case

  Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office addresses concerns about Meigs crime, response times

Wanted Dublin man arrested in Lee Co.

3 arrested in Lowndes Co. after money, drugs found during traffic stop

UPDATE: Slappey Blvd. business owner death ruled homicide

Colquitt Co. Sheriff’s Office wants this man

Man charged in 3 Albany robberies

Two of the incidents happened at a church, while the third was at an apartment complex.

  FBI investigating threats made to Valdosta, VPD

Threats to harm police and other Valdosta city leaders surfaced after a video showing a use-of-force incident went viral on social media.

Update: 3 charged in Albany armed robbery of 16-year-old

APD cited the partnership with the police and the residents of the area for a successful resolution to the cases.

Authorities want info on Cordele shooting

Tips can be submitted via call or text to the “See Something, Say Something” tip line at 229-322-8891.

1 dead in Bainbridge shooting

Entering auto suspects arrested in Bainbridge

  Albany police searching for suspects after 16-year-old robbed at gunpoint

Man wanted in Decatur Co. sought

Forsyth man arrested after high-speed chase in Crisp Co.

Thomasville police still investigating shooting at cemetery

APD: Don’t leave valuables in a car

Leaving your wallet, laptop or phone in your car can lure someone to break-in and take it.

Homeless man arrested in Southfitters case

A homeless man is out of jail after he was identified as a suspect in two cases where two people were attacked in Albany.

  Police investigate several car break-ins in Albany neighborhood

Albany Police are investigating several break-ins that happened in broad daylight this weekend. The Albany Police Department is investigating several car break-ins. Three happened in the same neighborhood.

Valdosta man sentenced for stolen gun, cocaine charges

A Valdosta man was sentenced late last week after admitting he had a stolen firearm and attempted to distribute cocaine, according to Charlie Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

Update: Family members identify man killed in Sunday Tifton shooting

Police have not released any other information regarding the incident.

Man charged with murder in May Albany homicide in custody

He was charged with felony murder.

UPDATE: Two injured in shooting near Thomasville cemetery, police say

The victim, who had minor injuries, was taken to a local hospital, and another person went to another hospital.

4 arrested after man attacked with swords in Valdosta

Four people were arrested after a man was attacked with swords late Wednesday night, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

FBI: Wanted Colo. murder suspect believed to be in Albany or Atlanta

Police said Octavis Demond Styles, 24, has ties to Albany but could also be within the Atlanta area.

UPDATE: Wanted teen surrenders to authorities after Wednesday homicide

Four people have now been arrested in connection to an early Wednesday morning homicide, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

GBI: Man arrested in Cook Co. statutory rape incident

On Monday, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Burnette Road near Adel, regarding a report of an unknown man at a residence where a juvenile female was home alone.

  Remerton Police Department investigating weekend shooting

Remerton Police department is investigating a shooting that occurred in a parking lot on Sunday morning.

4 more sought in May Albany homicide

The four men are wanted in connection to the May 6 death of Jaylin Stanford, 16.

Valdosta man pleads guilty to weapons charge

Officials reported Wednesday that Richard Blake Ruis, 26, of Valdosta, entered a guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Tuesday.

Victim identified in Valdosta homicide; suspects wanted

Police said Davis and Evans are considered armed and dangerous.

3 more sought in May Albany homicide

All three are wanted on felony murder warrants.

Albany man hospitalized with stab wound; several arrested

Albany Police have not released any names so far.

  Cook Co. barricade situation ends hours later

The barricade ended peacefully, after several hours.

Sunday night homicide investigation underway in Valdosta

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  Dooly Co. homicide suspect captured in Crisp Co.

A Cordele man is now in custody after deputies said he was involved in a homicide that happened in Dooly County, according to the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.

Homerville wanted man arrested

Charlee Taylor is being held in the Coffee County Jail without bond.

APD: Man wanted on numerous outstanding warrants

APD said the seven warrants are in connection to several incidents in the city.

Former public adjuster charged with multiple theft offenses

Steven Chastain, 58, turned himself into the Cobb County Jail on May 27.

Coffee Co. law enforcement on the hunt for wanted sex offender

Joseph Wright is described as 5′7, 160 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for wanted man

Keyshawn Xzavier Dye is wanted on criminal trespass and theft by receiving stolen property charges.

  Three teens arrested, charged after young woman shot

Police caught three teens after a young Bainbridge woman was shot several times.

  1 injured in Albany shooting, suspect at large

The Albany Police Department (APD) is searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened Wednesday, around 4 p.m., in the 300 block of Oglethorpe Boulevard, according to an incident report.

3 teens arrested in shooting of Bainbridge 17-year-old

Three teenagers are facing charges after Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) wrapped up an investigation Wednesday that was looking into a shooting that happened on May 21, according to a press release.

  Law enforcement raids suspected Lowndes, Thomas gambling locations

No arrests were listed, but this is a developing story.

Dougherty Co. PD looking for armed and dangerous suspects in attempted robbery

The Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) is hoping you can help officers find three suspects wanted after an attempted robbery.

More than 30 warrants issued in Worth Co. drug bust

The Worth County Sheriff’s office has arrested five people and secured more than 30 warrants for a drug bust, according to a press release.

  ‘I had to fight’: Albany woman speaks out after attack in car; suspect on the run

Johnny Demond Jackson, 40, aka “Jon-Jon,” is wanted on several warrants stemming from two separate incidents.

  Fourth man arrested in connection to Brother’s Corner Store shooting; victim’s mother speaks out

Prosecutors say another man is now behind bars for what they call an apparent assassination attempt in May of 2018.

APD investigates possible shooting, kidnapping incident

The Albany Police Department (APD) is looking for a suspect after a possible shooting and kidnapping incident happened on the 500 block of 16th Avenue.

Jonesboro man facing several charges out of Crisp Co.

On Thursday, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who is now facing at least 10 charges, according to a press release.

  Bainbridge woman recalls night she was shot five times

A young woman is speaking out after she said she was shot 5 times on the night of May 21st.

  Ga. Supreme Court confirms prosecution immunity in Albany murder case

State Supreme Court confirms prosecution immunity in Albany murder case

  People call for violence to end after woman shot multiple times in Bainbridge

Bainbridge Investigators are still looking into a shooting that sent a young woman to the hospital.

Cases against 3 suspects in Arbery killing bound to Superior Court

A Glynn County judge bound over to Superior Court cases against three suspects in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Thomas Co. sex offender caught in Americus

Dakota Stewart is being held at the Sumter County Jail.

  ATM stolen after truck crashes into Albany store, police investigating

The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating after a truck rammed into an Albany store and an ATM was stolen, according to a press release.

  Man sentenced for 2016 Albany convenience store armed robberies

A man was sentenced Wednesday for a string of violent convenience store robberies that happened in 2016 in Albany, according to Charlie Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

UPDATE: Murder charge dropped for 1 arrested in May Albany homicide

Donnell Kendricks, 19, was arrested last Wednesday

  Update: Camilla Tyson plant employee killed in shooting identified

Police said the call came in at 3:47 p.m.

BPS looking for information after 17-year-old girl shot multiple times

After arriving on scene, police found the 17-year-old victim and found she was shot several times.

  ADDU intercepts drugs sent via FedEx

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) intercepted a package headed to an Albany home that was filled with marijuana, according to a press release.

Victim in critical condition following Sunday Valdosta shooting

A man is in critical condition after he was shot early Sunday morning, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

Dougherty Co. inmate escapes, caught an hour later

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office responded and Davis was caught within an hour, according to the jail.

Tift Co. murder conviction upheld

In December 2016, a Tift Co. jury found Timmy Thompson guilty of felony murder for killing his wife, Peggy.

  2 arrested on weapons charges near Albany peaceful protest

Two Albany teens were arrested on gun charges as they seemed to be walking toward Saturday’s peaceful protest.

  GBI seeking information in 2003 & 2011 unsolved rape investigations

It is believed the two assaults were committed by the same suspect.

APD wants help solving boat landing break-ins

The break-ins that happened Memorial Day at the Cleve Cox Boat Landing, off Philema Road.

Valdosta man arrested in drug seizure

Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Seth Place.

  2 charged with making, passing phony checks in Leesburg

Leesburg police arrested a man and a woman who are charged with making and passing phony checks to several businesses, stealing thousands of dollars.

Valdosta man arrested after threatening officer on social media

A man was arrested after making derogatory comments on social media towards a Valdosta officer.

Lowndes Co. woman wanted by Homerville PD

Takiyah Jeanetta Gibson, 34, was stopped in Homerville for speeding, according to HPD.

Albany city leader looking for sign thief

An Albany business owner and city commissioner is asking for your help identifying the people driving a van that she suspects stole a business sign.

Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating Sunday burglary; issues BOLO for vehicle

It happened at Quick Buys on GA Highway 300 S, according to the sheriff’s office.