Crime

Cordele Police need help identifying Pizza Hut robber

The Cordele Police Department needs the public’s help identifying the lone suspect in a robbery at Pizza Hut on Aug. 15.

Coffee Co. man gets life without parole for 2018 murder

  Is this your tailgate?

  Community, leaders search for answers to fight recent crimes

People fearful after seeing two shootings in one day

  VPD investigates second Hill St. armed robbery in a week

  Wilcox Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for info on car used in bank robbery

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2 arrested for $82K worth of drugs in Lowndes Co.

  UPDATE: D.A. includes murder in charges for fatal Albany downtown shooting suspect

  Terrell Co. man arrested for arson

  1 injured in East Albany shooting

  Victim speaks out after Pizza Hut armed robbery in Cordele

  Woman sentenced in 2017 Post Searchlight death in Bainbridge

Grand jury rules officers’ actions justified the night Sgt. Ansari fatally wounded

A Chatham County grand jury has unanimously decided that the officers' actions were justified the night Savannah Police Sergeant Kelvin Ansari and another officer were shot back in May.

Valdosta police investigate armed robbery

VPD is investigating an armed robbery that happened on the 2000 block of West Hill Avenue on Tuesday morning.

No seat belt leads to Valdosta drug arrest

"A traffic stop for a violation as simple as a seat belt prevented drugs from reaching the streets," said VPD Lt. Scottie Johns.

UPDATE: Cherry Avenue homicide suspect must wait for bond

Two other suspects, a father and son, were previously charged.

  Albany man convicted in 2017 bank robbery

  3 arrested for drugs during Crisp Co. traffic stop

  APD: Man wanted in July homicide in custody

UPDATE: Albany police interview sister of W. Highland homicide victim

Police: Taxi driver sexually assaulted ‘profoundly disabled’ woman

Thomasville men charged with gang, drug and gun offenses

  ‘We are all hurting from this’: Albany community speaks on gangs, homicides

Making impact, not impressions, is how one group of community members think violence in Albany can be stopped.

  Meeting planned in Albany to discuss gangs, violence

Leaders in Albany said they need everyone’s attendance at this week’s Gang Task Force meeting.

  Loved ones of victim speak out after father, son charged with his murder

An Albany man's loved ones are speaking out after a Father and Son were charged with murder for his shooting last week on Cherry Avenue. WALB News 10′s Asia Wilson spoke with those loved ones.

  Dougherty Co. Commission chairman: ‘There’s one thing that gangs respect and that’s sheer brutality’

Dougherty County leaders said law enforcement agencies are short staffed.

  Men sentenced in 2018 East Albany lounge shooting

Two men entered guilty pleas and another person was acquitted of all charges in the death of a Dougherty County man gunned down at Big Daddy’s Lounge last June.

  Cook Co. man sentenced for child molestation

The guilty plea stems from an incident involving a 12-year-old victim in 2016.

Kitten shot in face with flare gun; Douglas police say they won’t put up with animal cruelty

A man was arrested after Douglas police said he shot a kitten in the face with a flare gun Saturday.

  Incident report released in Cherry Avenue shooting

Witnesses who were in the area at the time of the shooting said a green SUV, either a Kia or Hyundai, circled the block multiple times, according to the incident report.

Incident report released in W Highland homicide

Witnesses said shots were fired at Quamyia Jones and the person with her.

Father, son charged in Albany homicide

A man and his son have been charged in a fatal Albany shooting that happened Wednesday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Bainbridge Public Safety needs your help finding this woman

Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) is hoping you can help identify a woman they said was involved in a hit and run.

Albany police: Woman stabbed by ex-boyfriend

A woman was stabbed on Cotton Avenue Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m., according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Albany police push for more at-home conversations to keep kids safe, out of trouble

As the weekend approaches, police want you to keep a close eye on your kids and know where they are at all times.

  Meeting set to curb violence in Albany, spread love

Albany community leaders are asking for your help in taking a stand against violence by attending a community outreach meeting on Monday. They’re calling it the “Taking Love to the Streets” event.

  Third suspect arrested in 2018 Albany ‘apparent assassination attempt’

Prosecutors said another Albany man is behind bars for what they are calling an apparent assassination attempt in May of 2018.

  ‘I don’t understand how homicide and misdemeanor can be in the same sentence’: Man convicted in deadly accident faces no jail time

William Foskey, who pleaded guilty in relation to the death of 20-year-old Cameron Corbitt, will not serve any jail time.

  Wilcox Co. Sheriff’s Office wants to know if these items were stolen from you after burglary arrests

After two people were arrested for burglary, the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office wants to know if antiques they found were stolen.

Deputies in Sarasota County identify alleged burglar by cheese dip splattered on him and vehicle

A deputy came out to the scene and made contact with 23-year-old Joseph Valderramma, noticing yellow stains on his shirt as Valderramma told him that he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the woman’s yard.

UPDATE: ID released on body found off Palmyra Road

The body was found in bushes in the 2000 block of Palmyra Road.

  Cordele police searching for armed robbery suspect

It happened at the Pizza Hut on 16th Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday.

September hearing date set for Ryan Duke’s defense in Tara Grinstead case

Prosecutors said a motions hearing is set for September 13.

  Second person dies after shooting near Alabama State University

The shooting happened in the 800 block of N University Drive near the campus of Alabama State.

  Valdosta man arrested for street stabbing

A Valdosta man is facing charges after police say he approached another man walking down the street and stabbed him in the torso.

APD: ‘Gang activity is involved in this.’ Albany, Dougherty Co. leaders address recent shootings

On Thursday, Police Chief Michael Persley and other Albany and Dougherty County leaders addressed recent shootings, two of which were fatal.

Man charged in human trafficking case found dead in Myrtle Beach hotel room

A man accused in a human trafficking case was found dead Thursday morning in a Myrtle Beach hotel room, Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said.

UPDATE: Death investigation underway in Worth Co.

Worth County Sheriff Don Whitaker confirmed the victims identity as Robert Bruce Saunders.

APD needs public’s help after car possibly linked to W Highland homicide recovered

The car is a gray 2018 Hyundai Elantra that was stolen from the 1100 block of Julia Avenue.

  Prosecutors awaiting final reports in Americus viral video case

Police said Lasiter tested negative for the infection after she voluntarily submitted to a blood test.

Man charged with aggravated assault after stabbing in Valdosta

The victim told police he was walking in the area when he was approached by a man holding a knife and was stabbed in the torso, according to police.

Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for stolen tractor

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office needs the community’s help in finding a tractor that was stolen on Aug. 12 at a residence on Highway 135.

  1 dead in Cherry Avenue shooting; community fearful after 3 shootings in 5 days

The shooting happened in the 600 block of Cherry Avenue.

Bainbridge Police catch car thief washing stolen car

The owner of the vehicle told police that he left his car running when he went inside the store. He turned around and saw a black male in a red shirt get into the car and speed off, according to BPS.

  Americus police issues warrant after shots fired into house

After an investigation, police found K’Darius Bartlett, a Columbus resident, to be the suspect.

  Americus woman in viral HIV video bonded out of jail

A woman is facing charges after a Facebook video went viral of her naming people she had been sexually involved with while she had HIV, according to the Americus Police Department (APD).

Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office: Two-county chase ends peacefully

The suspect is facing a felony fleeing charge in Thomas County and charges in Brooks County.

  18-year-old being looked at by Albany grand jury after death of little brother

Prosecutors said they’re looking deeper into the death of 13 year-old Nacorie Williams. He died from a gunshot wound to the head earlier this summer.

  Woman charged with murder in baby’s death after GA fight; turns self in

The second woman in a fight that led to the death of a 3-month-old baby has turned herself in.

  UPDATE: Victim identified in W. Highland fatal shooting

A woman is dead after being shot on the 1900 block of West Highland early Saturday morning.

  Verdicts handed down for 2 Pelham men charged in Albany SandTrap 5.0 death

A jury has returned its verdicts for two Pelham men charged in the 2017 death of Travion Jones at the SandTrap 5.0 nightclub in Albany.

  Wilcox State Prison inmate captured in Cook Co. after escaping Cordele work detail

A Wilcox State Prison inmate walked away from his work detail in Cordele Thursday around 1:30 p.m., according to the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC).

  Jury deliberations to resume Friday in 2017 Albany nightclub death trial

Thursday ended the third day of two more men standing trial in the death of Travion Jones.

  UPDATE: Colquitt Co. 1-year-old’s death under investigation after found in car by parents

Coroner Verlyn Brock said the child was pronounced death at the emergency room around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

GSP: Moultrie high-speed chase ends in Thomas Co.

The suspect has not been identified and charges are unknown.

  Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office responds to shooting threats against middle school

Students weren’t the only ones back at school Wednesday at Lowndes Middle School (LMS) after one child posted threats of gun violence on social media.

  Day 2: Witness testimony presented as 2 Pelham men stand trial for Albany murder

Trial continued Wednesday morning for two of the men accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones.

DA: Homerville man given ‘lengthy prison sentence’ for probation violation

His probation was set through October 2033.

Valdosta teen arrested for armed robbery

The victim and the suspect are juveniles

  Warrants issued for 3 teens in Albany entering auto case

Albany police said three teens will be charged for breaking into a man’s car outside his store.

Lowndes Schools report social media threat

Officials said the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office contacted them about a threat against Lowndes Middle School made by a juvenile on social media.

Suspect arrested in Thomas Co. home invasion

The incident happened Sunday night on Sanford Road.

  More entering autos in Sylvester than days in July

According to Sylvester police, in July, there has been more entering auto’s than there are days in the month.

Liberty County teacher arrested on child molestation charges

A Liberty County teacher is behind bars after he was arrested on charges of child molestation over the weekend.

APD: 18-year-old charged in shooting death of brother

APD’s Child Death Team said more arrests and charges could be filed.

2 more to head to trial in Travion Jones case

Tremain McKnight and Samuel Jenkins Jr., both from Pelham, will stand trial.

  VPD gives warning about car break-ins

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) wants to warn citizens to protect themselves against people breaking into cars.

  Albany man sentenced in 2018 murder

Davis was found guilty of killing Burks, who was ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, outside where he was staying in 2018.

Valdosta man arrested for firing gun near roadway

A Valdosta man was arrested after someone reported that he was firing a gun near the road in the 400 block of Northside Drive Sunday morning, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).