Crime

UPDATE: Victim identified, suspects charged in Albany homicide

Police said Shatavon Hayes, 35, was shot multiple times and died from injuries at the hospital.

  Albany leaders talk rolling back nightclub hours

  Palace Inn working to improve safety by taking more security measures

  Man arrested for Valdosta fake bomb threat

Operation ‘Sandy Bottom’: Drug investigation indicts 48, including 3 prison guards

Update: Wanted man in Albany assault turns himself in

Worth Sheriff wants man who stole from grieving family

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  Valdosta Police Dept.: Crime rates dropped during pandemic

Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office: 2 wanted in 4 South Ga. counties

UPDATE: 14-year-old indicted in Tifton 15-year-old’s shooting death identified

  Ga. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ryan Duke case — again

2 charged in attempt to bring contraband into Calhoun State Prison

Americus man charged with murder after fatal shooting

GBI: 1 dead, 3 injured after shooting in Moultrie

One man is dead after three people were injured during a shooting on Sunday in Moultrie, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

2 men, indicted in Tifton 15-year-old girl’s death arraigned

Autumn Connell was killed back in November in the 1000 block of Lee Avenue.

2 charged with aggravated assault after Valdosta shooting

Both men are in the Lowndes County Jail.

  APD need help identifying shooting suspects

The incident happened on Dec. 29 at the Woodalls on E Oglethorpe Boulevard.

2 arrested after Valdosta shooting turns into car wreck

’I’m a hurting mother’: Mother of two-year-old killed in Thomas Co. on New Year’s Eve reflects on death of child

TCSO arrests man in connection with December 31 death of 2-year-old child

GBI: Colquitt Co. jailer arrested

  Albany police looking for man accused of stealing $5,000 in merchandise from Home Depot

Update: 4 arrested in Jeff Davis Co. homicide

  ‘If you do feel like something is not right, leave immediately’: APD offers safety tips after dating app scam arrests

The app called Tagged is advertised as an app to meet new people.The Albany Police Department says two men arranged a date on it, when the person arrived at the home.. things took a turn.

Police: Child abandoned in car as father works shift at Amazon in Memphis

A Memphis man is facing charges after a child was found alone inside a car on the Amazon warehouse parking lot.

Americus police on the hunt for wanted sex offender

Police said Prelvis Maurice McKenzie, 39, has active warrants for failure to register as a sex offender.

UPDATE: Both suspects wanted in Albany dating app scam turn themselves in

One of the two men wanted by the Albany Police Department (APD) in connection to a dating app scam has turned himself in to police, according to a press release.

Murder warrants issued in Albany October homicide

Murder warrants have been issued for two men in the death of Jawaski Kennedy, 28, in Albany on October 17, 2020, according to a press release from the Albany Police Department (APD).

Unadilla downtown authority chairman arrested on theft charges

The audit, which was completed in November 2020, found that over $30,000 was taken from the authority between January 2016 and January 2020.

Albany man charged after threatening campaign worker

He is being charged with terroristic threats and acts.

Homerville police on the hunt for wanted man

Police said Charles “Plies” Christopher Raymond, Jr., 30, ran from officers during a narcotics investigation on Wednesday.

5 juveniles arrested in Cordele burglary

Surveillance showed where the juveniles entered the business, and further investigation also led to four nearby businesses and one car with BB gun holes and broken windows.

4 Crisp Co. businesses raided for illegal gambling

Three of the stores were in Cordele and one was in Arabi.

  Albany murder suspect indicted

An Albany man was indicted by The Dougherty County Grand Jury Wednesday for shooting two men and killing one of them.

Warrants issued for 2 men in Albany dating app scam

APD investigators have issued warrants against Donnie Carlton Jones III, 20, and Tredarius Bernard Newberry, 21, for first-degree home invasion.

1 charged in Albany burglary incident

A man was charged in a burglary incident after he and the business owner were spotted arguing outside an Albany store.

Americus PD recovers slew of firearms, some reported stolen

“The officers located a number of firearms concealed in different areas of the yard and in vehicles, along with a quantity of marijuana,” the agency said in the release.

‘You can’t escape the danger’: Brother and pregnant sister shot and killed in Mississippi triple homicide

The tragic news is sending a shockwave through the Hispanic community.

Stone Mountain man arrested in Valdosta

VPD officers were searching the Bemiss Road area in reference to two vehicles stolen from Gwinnett County.

Arlington police chief arrested

Cora Baker, 39, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, which stems from a Dec. 3 grand jury indictment out of Baker County, the GBI said.

Pelham PD on COVID-19 lockdown

The Pelham Police Department is on lockdown, effective immediately, because of COVID-19.

Convicted felon sentenced for illegal rifle after high-speed chase

Blake Richard Ruis, 26, of Valdosta, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Louis Sands on Dec. 17.

  1 arrested after police chase in Tifton

The PIT method was used to stop the vehicle.

Lee Co. deputies warn residents about keeping Christmas presents in your vehicle

If you have Christmas presents in your vehicle, take them out. That’s the message Lee County Sheriff’s Office is stressed on Christmas Eve.

UPDATE: Man wanted in Albany for stealing gun turns himself in

The victim reported the suspect asked to purchase the weapon, but the victim refused to sell it.

Crisp Co. deputies looking for information after trailer stolen from business

The sheriff’s office is also offering a $500 reward for information regarding this case.

Cordele PD investigating ATM burglary

The ATM was found severely damaged and unknown items whose value is not known were taken.

Interactive: Tracking 2020 homicide cases in Dougherty Co.

So far, only one homicide has happened in Dougherty County for 2020.

  Several AR-15 rifles stolen during car burglaries in Lee Co.

AR-15 rifles and other weapons are being taken from unlocked vehicles in Lee County, and whether your vehicle is locked or not, crooks are after the items you left in your car.

  2 arrested after drone caught delivering contraband to Calhoun State Prison

Two people have been arrested after more attempts were made to deliver contraband by drones into Calhoun State Prison.

Have you seen this vehicle stolen out of Worth Co.?

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the community can help them find a vehicle that was stolen early Sunday morning.

  VPD arrests man for killing dog, disorderly conduct

It happened in the 400 block of East College Street Tuesday night.

Inmate death under investigation at Georgia State Prison

Demetrius Stubbins died from injuries he received during an altercation with another inmate on Dec. 21.

  Adel neighborhood shocked after body found nearby

An Adel neighborhood is shaken up after a woman’s body was found in the woods.

Tifton man sentenced to prison in wire fraud case

Tony Mathis, 56, of Tifton, Georgia, was sentenced on Wednesday, December 16, by U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson to 50 months in prison.

Worth man arrested in drug sting

Timothy Paul Polk, 41, of Sylvester, was arrested and charged with four counts of sale of crack cocaine.

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pelham

A 22-year-old man fled from a traffic stop, and raised what looked like a gun at the officer, who fired his weapon

Bond set for man charged in 2002 Wideman family killing

There were several witnesses at the Monday bond hearing.

GBI: 1 charged after body found in Adel

The suspect was taken to Cook County Jail.

Georgia Supreme Court: Convicted Valdosta killer to stay in prison

Court documents show that Jean Claude Doricien shot Tovara Flowers, 39, five times in the back. Doricien was arrested with the murder weapon.

1 in custody after Cordele armed robbery

Police said they responded to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on the 1000 block of East 16th Avenue on Dec. 15 around 6:37 a.m., regarding two armed people inside the store.

Family still offering reward for information in Jan. Cordele homicide

Jared Gherefiel’s family is offering a $3,400 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in his death.

APD searching for robbery suspect

Police said the man is known to hang out at Dollar General begging for cigarettes and taking customers’ bags to their car.

1 in custody, 1 sought in 2018 Albany homicide

Dominic Hunt was found shot to death in the 2100 block of Dervan Street.

Verdict reached in Eldorado store clerk killing trial

Caleb Day was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery on Wednesday.

Woman wanted on active warrants out of Lee Co.

Natalie Wienhoff is wanted for probation violation out of Lee County.

  Calhoun Co. sheriff talks recent contraband arrests

Sheriff Hilton says his office has caught about 33 or 34 people trying to deliver contraband in the past few months.

Valdosta man arrested for 3 armed robberies

Firehouse Subs on North Ashley Street, Cup Works on Macey Drive, and Pizza Quick on Bemiss Road were all robbed by the same man, police said.

3 arrested in shooting of Sumter Co. man

The man was shot near Mitchell Street in the lower extremities and was airlifted for treatment.

  ‘He had my baby’: Suspect pulls child from rubble; APD looking for hit & run driver

It happened Sunday in the 2000 block of South Madison Street.

Alapaha Judicial Circuit D.A. announces 20 sentences handed down

Over the last several weeks, 20 people have been sentenced to prison for a combined total of more than 100 years, according to a press release from Dick Perryman, the Alapaha Judicial Circuit district attorney.

Man arrested for contraband at Dooly State Prison

He was arrested and taken to Dooly County Jail.

Valdosta gunfire leads to arrest

Antonio Johnson, Jr., had marijuana in his pocket, and he attempted to run from officers but was quickly apprehended.

VPD brings drug charges after domestic dispute call

Abreon Hunt was also found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest and now has several other charges.

Update: Man identified in Albany shooting death investigation

One person has died after a shooting, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.

3 indicted in July Albany murder case

Three people have been indicted in the July shooting death of 21-year-old Brykia Washington on West Gordon Avenue in Albany.

12 indicted in connection to May homicide in Albany

Several members of the Purp Gang, a criminal street gang, were involved in the homicide of Jaylin Stanford, according to an indictment from the district attorney’s office.

11 indicted in connection to April Albany homicide

The indictment handed down 26 counts in connection to the death of Johnny Wright III, who was the first 2020 Albany homicide victim.

Valdosta residents arrested in Homerville after drug investigation

During the investigation, investigators said they were able to establish that the drugs had been purchased in Valdosta and were going to be delivered to Waycross.

State documents show prior domestic violence accusations involving Turner Co. triple murder suspect

POST denied his ability to be certified as a peace officer after he was “involved in several incidents of domestic violence and one incident resulted in the candidate (Walker) being criminally charged.”

Accomplice pleads guilty in investigation of murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife

A former federal inmate from Hardeeville, S.C., pled guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the 2018 murder of the wife of a Fort Stewart soldier.