Crime

2 arrested in Bainbridge stolen vehicle incident

On Friday, just after 2 p.m., a BPS officer attempted to stop a truck on the Highway 27 bypass, near Spring Creek Road.

  Pelham family wants more to be done in shooting death investigation

  Dougherty Co. police investigate scams, provide tips heading into holidays

Police need help identifying suspect in Albany shooting

Police: Man arrested for breaking into Valdosta school

Update: Lumpkin murder suspect in custody

APD needs help identifying burglary suspect

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Americus teen charged with aggravated assault, escape after shooting

2 arrested in GBI’s ‘Operation Overhead’ in Coffee Co.

  Man wanted in Illinois cold case caught in Albany by Worth Co. deputies

  ‘I don’t know whether I was scared or not’: Salvation Army volunteer stops donation bucket theft

  VPD shares tips after man gets robbed at gunpoint in front of his home

Lee Co. entering auto incidents under investigation

Man arrested in Cecil arson case

Marcus Tyler Kirby, 26, was charged with first degree arson and is being held at the Cook County Jail.

S.C. man charged in fatal Tift Co. crash

Letha Walters, 22, of Dallas, Georgia, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died of her injuries

Thomas Co. man arrested for embezzlement

The thefts were reported to the sheriff’s office in October.

Former Crisp Co. baseball coach charged in sexual assault

David Lamberth, 42, was charged with one count of sexual assault.

Police renew call for Camilla man wanted for murder

  Dougherty County police arrest New York native in connection to armed robberies

Albany wanted man arrested in connection to May homicide

Crisp Co. man found guilty in Georgia’s first jury trial since pandemic

Cairo couple caught in Bainbridge with meth, BPS says

3 charged in Valdosta armed robbery incident

  Valdosta police share tips for holiday shopping

The holidays are busy days for criminals and the Valdosta Police Department (VPD) wants to make sure you stay safe while shopping.

  Son remembers father killed in Grady Co. weekend shooting

We spoke to one of Antavius Robinson’s children today.

Cairo man arrested in Bainbridge on meth charge

It happened around 3 in the morning, during a traffic stop on Crawford Road.

Several rewards for information offered in Albany homicide cases

An APD spokesperson said Albany Crime Stoppers has gotten several donations and can now offer reward money for credible tip information in the cases.

Blakely PD opens homicide investigation

With three people shot, the Blakely Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

  Dougherty Co. police investigating church burglary

The Dougherty County Police Office (DCP) is on the hunt for information after $500 worth of equipment was taken from a church.

  How you can protect yourself from possible thieves as the hollidays approach

Porch pirates are on the minds of Dougherty County Police (DCP) officers as we enter into the holiday season.

2 arrested in Bainbridge stolen gun incident

It happened around 4 a.m., near the intersection of Washington and Perry streets.

BPS makes meth bust during traffic stop

A man was arrested following a traffic stop in Bainbridge after methamphetamine and marijuana were both found, according to a press release from Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS).

Man wanted in Tifton domestic dispute turned shooting

Around 6:20 a.m., police responded to a woman who had a gunshot wound to her chest.

1 charged in Grady Co. homicide

The suspect was charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bainbridge man arrested for shooting after 2 weeks in hiding

Ira Lee Florence III, aka “Junior,” was arrested in connection to a shooting on Broughton Street.

Coffee Co. fugitive apprehended on numerous drug, explosives charges

Officials say Charlie Lee Smith Jr. fled from officers on Sept. 30, as they were about to execute a search warrant

Valdosta police: Shoplifting suspect gets violent, goes for a gun

When officers got control of Cameron Chandler, they retrieved a handgun from the pocket that he had been reaching for.

FBI: Reward for information offered in unsolved Fitzgerald murder

In September 2019, the mother of a 4-year-old, and who was eight months pregnant, was found dead at her home.

Cordele pawn shop burglary under investigation

The burglary happened Saturday morning.

  Blakely Family offers reward, pleads for info into August homicide

Blakely Family Offers Reward, Pleads for Info about August Homicide

UPDATE: 2 other suspects arrested, 1 remains wanted in Bainbridge shooting

He is wanted in connection to a Wednesday shooting.

Ecstasy, spice and marijuana found during Bainbridge drug bust

Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) investigators seized several drugs after receiving a tip from a concerned resident, according to a press release from BPS.

Update: Man arrested in Nov. Bainbridge shooting

On Friday, BPS officials said the suspect wanted in the shooting was arrested.

Dougherty Co. D.A. Office needs help finding suspect wanted on battery charges

The Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office is asking for the community’s help finding a man who is wanted on battery charges, according to a press release.

Bond denied for father, son charged in Arbery murder case

The judge has denied bond for Travis and Gregory McMichael.

Former SWGA firefighter arrested on sex offenses

The sheriff’s office said additional charges are pending.

Ashburn house fire ruled arson

The state fire investigations unit, the Ashburn Fire Department and other authorities are continuing this investigation.

FBI offers reward in Fitzgerald double murder case

After more than a year, no arrests have been made.

UPDATE: APD finds man wanted on assault warrants

Kamal Phillips, 18, was wanted on six aggravated assault warrants.

  15-year-old shot in Tifton dies, 14-year-old arrested

A 14-year-old has been arrested in the death of a 15-year-old in Tifton, according to a press release from the city.

  Dougherty Co. police identify truck connected to armed robberies, suspect still at large

The Dougherty County Police Department has connected a gray truck to the two robberies that took place on Newton Road and Sylvester Highway back on Oct. 11 and 12.

Albany man sentenced after distributing meth out of home

Derry Marquez Brooks, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leslie Gardner to 20 years in prison along with five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine.

Details limited in sex crimes investigation against defendant in Ahmaud Arbery case

There is a separate GBI investigation that involves William “Roddie” Bryan, one of the defendants in the Ahmaud Arbery case.

DCP theft suspect caught in Alabama

Franklin Lee Croker was caught this week in Alabama on burglary and other charges, according to police.

Dougherty Co. inmate back in custody after attempted escape

Deputies said around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Cohen Scott Matthews escaped from custody while at a dental appointment.

Vidalia man charged in September 11th bomb threat

A Vidalia man is facing charges after investigators say he called in a bomb threat to a building at the Port of Savannah.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for wanted sex offender

He is described as 5′4, 155 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

4 arrested after gunfire in Americus

Additional charges are pending and police are seeking additional suspects. As of Wednesday morning, all four were still in jail.

Former Pelham resident sentenced for distributing child pornography

A former Pelham resident was sentenced to federal prison after he was caught distributing large amounts of child pornography on social media while he was also attempting to foster a child, according to Charlie Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

Mike’s Country Store: Shoplifter makes off with stolen meat

A man had two cases of oxtails sliced, and then just took off with them, according to the store.

Mississippi couple charged after baby neglected, born in deplorable conditions, deputies say

A Mississippi man and woman are behind bars after deputies found a neglected newborn.

Valdosta State Prison guard pleads to using excessive force

The government says that an inmate was beaten in retaliation for a previous altercation between that inmate and a female officer.

2 years later: APD still searches for answers in Meesha Patel’s death

Meesha Patel died after she was shot during an attempted car-jacking in October 2018.

  Terrell Co. deputies need help solving theft case at Mark’s Melon Patch

Terrell County Sheriff’s Office deputies need your help in solving an investigation.

  Thomasville investigators search for answers in drive-by shooting

Thomasville police are still searching for details into a drive-by shooting from more than a week ago.

1 in custody, 1 still wanted in Adel Waffle House shooting

One man is in custody and another is still wanted in connection to a shooting that happened at an Adel Waffle House, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Virginia gynecologist convicted of fraud, unneeded surgeries

A Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims after performing unnecessary surgeries on women.

UPDATE: Suspect in viral incident near ASU’s campus in custody

ASU said the incident happened at a private apartment complex, just off campus.

  GBI: 1 wanted for murder in Lenox shooting

Authorities are looking for Davontae Deandre Brown, 26, for felony aggravated assault and felony murder.

Woman arrested after shooting in Lee Co. Dollar General

Law enforcement said the two women have a history of prior altercations.

Calhoun State Prison officer arrested after smuggling meth into prison

Officials said Sequoia Carroll was arrested Wednesday at the prison, where she was still a cadet in training.

Man wanted in 3 Valdosta hotel armed robberies; considered armed and dangerous

He is wanted on four counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated assault and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for 2 wanted men

The sheriff’s office said there is a reward for the arrest of both men.

Former Valdosta State Prison corrections officer gets federal sentence

A former Valdosta State Prison (VSP) corrections officer has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for smuggling contraband into VSP, according to Charlie Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

3 teens in custody for Albany car theft

Police said a neighbor’s camera caught three men getting into the car and drove off.

2 arrested in Ben Hill Co. for molestation

The alleged incident was discovered during the investigation of former Fitzgerald Police Captain Allen Pope.

GBI: Former Fitzgerald police captain arrested in sexual exploitation case

Former Fitzgerald Police Captain Allen E. Pope, 54, was arrested on Friday in Ben Hill County by GBI agents and the sheriff’s office.

  Commissioner believes better quality of life could reduce crime in Albany

Albany commissioners believe a better quality of life could help reduce crime in Albany.

Interactive: Tracking 2020 homicide cases in Dougherty Co.

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

Horse found dead after apparent shooting in Ocilla

An Ocilla man is searching for answers after he says his horse was shot and killed outside of his barn on Thursday.

1 in custody after standoff in Dawson

The suspect was taken into custody around 2:50 p.m.