Crime

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Albany police searching for wanted bar owner

2 charged in Albany drug bust

2 teens in custody following car thefts

Reward for information in Jessica Dietzel case increased

  3 arrested after deputies break up dog fighting ring in Baker Co.

Baker Co. deputies on the hunt for wanted man

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Sylvester PD responds to CVS attack incident

  Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office offers social media safety tips to avoid burglaries

Valdosta reptile dealer arrested on trafficking and firearm charges

  City Commissioners and Albany police discuss new safety app

Valdosta man arrested for store burglary

  APD talks importance of its gun buyback program

Moultrie man arrested in child porn incident

He was booked into the Colquitt County Jail.

  Albany store owner recalls attempted robbery

APD says Nzinga Williams tried several times to take money by attacking the store owner Tuesday night.

  WALB Investigates: Police department fired former officer accused in U.S. Capitol breach days after presidential election

Records showed that a former police officer's Facebook posts led to him being fired from his job and being federally charged in the U.S. Capitol breach.

  Valdosta organization aiming to start monthly crime club meetings again

Citizens Against Violence Ministry is on a mission to stop violence in Valdosta’s neighborhoods.

APD investigate aggravated assault after woman shot early Saturday morning

Valdosta rape suspect caught in Fla.

UPDATE: GBI arrests Dougherty probate judge

Update: Wanted Colquitt Co. man in custody

  Nearly $18K presented to Albany Crime Stoppers

Man arrested in Bainbridge drug, gun bust

APD looks to question man about a recent homicide

The Albany Police Department (APD) is hoping the community can help officers locate a man they’d like to question about a homicide that happened last week.

  First hearings for men charged in 2019 triple homicide held Tuesday

The state is seeking the death penalty.

UPDATE: Wanted Lee Co. woman, another man arrested in Dougherty Co. for selling stolen items

Law enforcement said Logan Avera was taken into custody by Dougherty County police on the 3300 block of Sylvester Highway inEast Albany around 2:39 p.m.

  APD: What to look out for to spot gang affiliation

The gang unit with the Albany Police Department said gang member numbers across the state continue to rise.

  First Dougherty Co. grand jury amid pandemic set for Wednesday

Mostly serious felony cases are on Wednesday’s docket.

1 dead, another wounded in Albany homicide

A 19-year-old man was killed, and a 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg, but is expected to recover.

Interactive: Tracking 2021 homicide cases in Dougherty Co.

This story contains a full list of the 2021 cases classified as a homicide in the City of Albany and Dougherty County.

1 arrested in elaborate Colquitt Co. drug operation

Initially, drug agents were following up on a complaint about a controlled burn that got of control.

  UPDATE: Man killed in Albany fatal shooting identified; APD seeking information

Two men were shot, and one has died from his injuries. The 911 call was made at 3:41 a.m.

Dooly Co. death investigation leads to felony murder and gang charges

After a three-year-long death investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) arrested 15 people on March 2 and March 17.

Ga. governor suspends Nashville mayor following theft indictments

Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough has been suspended by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, according to an executive order signed by Kemp Thursday.

Woman arrested after Colquitt Co. chase

A woman was arrested and charged after a chase through Colquitt County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kentucky escapee arrested in Valdosta

Dasmine Walker was also wanted by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine.

Valdosta man arrested for murder

Jarod Antwan Gordon, Jr., 19, was identified as a suspect in this case, and on Wednesday, Gordon was taken into custody without incident.

Cordele residents react to arrest of Atlanta fatal shootings suspect

Robert Long is now behind bars and is charged with murder and assault after being capture in Crisp County after fatal shootings in the Atlanta-area.

Doerun man sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking

A Doerun man has been sentenced to federal prison after being found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine in Meigs and Adel, according to Peter Leary, the acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

  Possible new evidence presented in Kendrick Johnson case

Kendrick Johnson’s family is full of hope after they bring a new recording to light, with a possible confession.

UPDATE: Additional charges, arrests made in Americus January homicide

Two people were arrested Friday in connection to a January Americus homicide, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Adel police looking for jewelry theft suspect

Over $7,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the Adel Walmart.

Valdosta police stop marijuana distribution

Officers located 44 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and a grinder both commonly used in the sale and distribution of narcotics.

  Suspect wanted in deadly Atlanta-area shootings caught in Crisp Co.

A man wanted in Cherokee County following deadly shootings at Atlanta-area massage parlors was caught and arrested in Crisp County Tuesday night, according to the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Tifton Judicial Circuit preparing for jury trials to resume amid pandemic

The Tifton Judicial Circuit said they will be following all the CDC guidelines and came up with guidelines of their own to make everyone feel safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

14-year-old arrested for murder in Thomas County

The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 14-year-old with homicide following the death of a man whose body was found in Barwick Woods on Saturday.

  DCP asking for help investigating multiple storage unit thefts

Investigators said the suspects in this case are responsible for over 20 storage unit break-ins over the past six months.

Hahira Police Department asking public for help identifying trespassing suspect

The incident happened on North HaganBridge Road.

Suspects on the run from law enforcement

Deputies said Avera and Leming are known to run when they see law enforcement.

Ga. Supreme Court rules for Duke defense

The Georgia Supreme Court is again sending the Ryan Duke request for investigators in the death of Tara Grinstead back to the trial court.

Home invasion and kidnapping ends in officer involved shooting in Bulloch County

GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Bulloch County.

  Update: Lowndes Co. deputy-involved shooting under investigation, 1 dead

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk said that one of his deputies was threatened at The Gables Apartment Complex on St. Augustine Road.

Two wounded in Thomas Co. shootout

About 1:00 in the morning, Saturday, February 27, the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at the Thomasville Travel Center on US Highway 84 in Thomasville.

Update: Cuthbert teen arrested in shooting incident

Police found Antrez Pope, of Cuthbert, suffering from a gunshot wound at his residence.

District Attorney explains what’s next in Tifton homicide

The Tifton district attorney gave WALB an update on Matthew Howard

Nashville mayor indicted on theft charges

The incident, which was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, involved a damaged excavator.

3 charged, 1 wanted following Americus drug bust

Americus police arrested three people and are looking for a fourth suspect following a drug bust Saturday, according to a press release.

Man arrested following report of sexual assault in Thomasville

A man has been arrested in a Thomasville sexual assault case, according to the Thomasville Police Department (TPD).

  New Orleans man killed trying to sell dirt bike on social media

29-year-old Joseph Vindel was killed in Harvey while meeting with a man interested in purchasing his dirt bike

  Tifton police continue investigation after missing woman found in shallow grave

Tifton police are investigating the death of Laura Aguirre, 24, who they said was reported missing Friday and her body was found the next day.

Police: Wanted Valdosta man arrested driving stolen motorcycle

A Valdosta man was arrested Sunday after he was pulled over by police and it was discovered the motorcycle he was riding was stolen, according to a press release from the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

  Tifton man arrested after body of missing woman found

Matthew Vonard Howard, 24, was arrested and charged with the felony murder of Laura Aguirre, 24.

  ‘We just want justice for her because she didn’t deserve this’: Family member of Taneka Walker speaks out

Family members of Taneka Walker are offering a reward for any credible tips to help solve the investigation into her death.

2 arrested after attempting to flee during traffic stop

Two people were arrested Thursday after deputies found narcotics while the suspects attempted to elude law enforcement, according to the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.

Georgia could make porch theft a felony; critics decry move

Georgia could make it a felony with mandatory prison time for people who steal a single package off someone’s porch or front step, no matter the value.

Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office offering $2,500 reward for wanted man

Deputies said do not approach Glover. He may be armed.

  Dougherty Co. police investigate 20-year-old murder

The Dougherty Co. Police Department (DCP) is drawing new attention to an old homicide case.

  Former Sumter coach arrested on sex charges

The Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a former coach in the Sumter County School System was arrested Monday on several dozen charges related to sexual exploitation.

Woman wanted in Albany aggravated assault case

The Albany Police Department (APD) is looking for a woman facing three counts of aggravated assault, according to a press release.

UPDATE: Albany kidnapping suspect in custody

Monday morning, APD notified the media that Tristian Brown, who was wanted on several charges, was in their custody, and was en route to the Dougherty Co. jail.

Decatur Co. deputy dies following Saturday shooting

According to DCSO Sheriff Wiley Griffin, Lieutenant Justin Bedwell died after he was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for treatment. He served with the agency for 20 years.

UPDATE: Wanted man in custody after Decatur Co. officer-involved shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Decatur County on Saturday after a police chase that started in Seminole County.

  Thomasville police warn residents about COVID-19 text scam

A COVID-19 text scam has targeted someone in Thomasville and police want you to be aware so you don’t fall prey.

  Update: Second victim dies in overnight Albany shootings

The three shootings happened between midnight and 4 a.m.

Wanted Americus man in custody

Police said Christopher Hurley, Jr., 27, turned himself in at the Sumter County Jail on Thursday around 7:30 p.m.

FBI offers reward in Dollar General armed robbery in Columbus

The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection to an armed robbery in Columbus.

  Stabbing suspect had previous domestic violence charges before homicide

The man who police say stabbed a woman to death, had other pending charges against him.

12 Thomas Co. Jail inmates charged following fight

Twelve Thomas County Jail inmates are now facing charges in connection to a fight at the jail, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

GBI: 1 arrested in Lanier Co. homicide

He was booked into the Lowndes County Jail.

Coffee Co. man enters guilty plea for meth distribution

He is facing 20 years in federal prison, followed by at least three years of supervised release.

  APD issues lookout for kidnapping suspect

He is possibly in the Palmyra Road and 9th Avenue area.