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LOCAL MEDIA RESOURCES FOR MORE ARTICLES INVOLVING THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF ’S OFFICE:    

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41 WMGT Channel 41 Macon
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The Telegraph (Newspaper)
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Lieutenant Sean DeFoe, Public Information Officer Bibb County Sheriff’s Office,
668 Oglethorpe Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Office: (478) 621-6890 Email: sdefoe@co.bibb.ga.us

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March 26, 2015

Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at around 7:30p.m. Thursday night at the Macon Garden Apartments, located at 3601 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that two men were on the front porch of building #20 when a white S.U.V. pulled into the parking lot. Occupants inside of the vehicle began to shoot at the two men and then fled the scene.

Tavarous Veal, age 19 from Macon was shot in the left shoulder area. He was pronounced dead at the Navicent Health Center. Coroner Leon Jones has notified the next of kin.

Terry Brown, age 23 from Macon was shot in his right and left legs. He is listed to be in stable condition at a local hospital.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a white Ford Expedition or Ford Explorer. The vehicle was occupied by 3 to 4 black male suspects. No further description was available. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 26, 2015

Update: Names released in Burglary/Shooting Investigation on Suzanne Drive

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 4028 Suzanne Drive at around 6:30a.m., after 20-year-old Drevon Lashuwn McLaurin stated that he was being attacked by an intruder, with a hammer. McLaurin said that he shot the intruder after he was hit in the head with a hammer.

McLaurin was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. The intruder was found deceased inside of the house.

The deceased, 49- year- old, Andrew Darrell Brown of Macon was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Leon Jones. 

The incident is being investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 26, 2015

Burglary/Shooting Investigation on Suzanne Drive

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 4028 Suzanne Drive at around 6:30a.m., after a caller stated that he was being attacked by an intruder, with a hammer. The caller said that he shot the intruder after he was hit in the head with a hammer.

The caller was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. The intruder was found deceased inside of the house.

The deceased is a 49 year old male. The coroner’s office is attempting to contact the next of kin at this time.

The incident is being investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 25, 2015

Macon Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault Warrants

 

A Macon Man was arrested for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault warrants after attempting to shoplift a pair of socks at the Academy Sports, located at 1689 Eisenhower Parkway, around 11:05a.m., Tuesday morning. A Bibb County Patrol Deputy was patrolling through the front parking lot when he saw a man walk out of the store after triggering the store’s anti-theft alarm system.

The deputy stopped the man and identified him as 22-year-old Keonte Marquis Ray from Macon. Ray was attempting to conceal a pair of “Nike” socks inside of his pants. The socks are valued at $28.00 and have an anti-theft security strip attached that set off the alarm as Ray attempted to leave the store, without paying for the merchandise.

The deputy ran Ray’s information for warrants and discovered that he was wanted for the charges of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault from an incident that took place on Goodwin Drive, February 2, 2015. * (See attached media release from February 2, 2015)

Ray received a court summons for the shoplifting incident that took place at Academy Sports. He was transported and is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

March 24, 2015

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Motorcycle

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic involving a motorcycle that occurred in the 2400 block of Donald Avenue.  It was reported that at around 11:00p.m., a Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy was running “stationary” R.A.D.A.R. in the 1600 block of Shurling Drive. A  Honda CVR 600 motorcycle that was traveling east on Shurling Drive registered the speed of approximately 70 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. Before the patrol deputy could attempt to conduct a traffic stop, the motorcyclist increased his speed and then made a right turn onto Pine Hill Drive.  The motorcyclist went through the intersection of Pine Hill Drive and New Clinton Road, without stopping at the stop sign.

The motorcyclist continued east as he was traveling on E. Pine Hill Drive to its intersection with Donald Avenue. The motorcyclist went through the intersection, without stopping, and then wrecked in the front yard of 2365 Donald Avenue.  As the deputy arrived at the wreck scene he saw the motorcyclist attempting to pick up the motorcycle from ground. The deputy exited his vehicle and attempted to make contact with the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist picked up the motorcycle from off the ground and was able to get it started. He sped off, through the yard, and then headed east on Donald Avenue. The deputy ran back to his car, but then lost sight of the motorcyclist.

A short time later, a call came in from a residence in the area of the 2400 block of Donald Avenue. The caller stated that the motorcyclist went off the roadway and into a wooded area where he hit a tree, next to 2448 Donald Avenue.

The motorcyclist was identified as 41-year-old Dale Rodney Byrd of Gray, Georgia. Coroner Jones pronounced his death on scene and made contact with the next of kin.

This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

March 23, 2015

 

Joint Operation with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s MATCH Task Force Leads to Arrests in Soliciting Minors for Sex

 

 

A joint investigation between the Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s MATCH Task Force, which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Atlanta Police Department, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, led to multiple arrests on subjects for soliciting minors for sex. The operation was conducted at a local area hotel over a two day period. Investigators posed as willing accomplices to sexual activity on “on-line” websites.

 

During the two day operation the following individuals were arrested and charged with use of a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child to commit an illegal act.

 

Christopher Sterling – 37 YOA – Columbus, Georgia

 

James Sapp Sr. – 68 YOA – Cochran, Georgia

 

Amado Lomas – 32 YOA – Address Not Available

 

Chadwick Cagle – 39 YOA – Kathleen, Georgia

 

Fransisco Lopez III – 32 YOA – Warner Robins, Georgia

 

Brett Hall – 22 YOA – Macon, Georgia

 

Toney Quesenberry – 26 YOA – Macon, Georgia

 

James Howard – 23 YOA – Macon, Georgia

 

Charles Thompson – 50 YOA – Macon, Georgia

 

Donovan Jorge – 48 YOA – Macon, Georgia

 

David Conatser – 50 YOA – Hawkinsville Georgia

 

Timothy Strickland – 59 YOA – Warner Robins, Georgia

 

March 23, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Felony-Theft by Taking Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in helping identify and locate two suspects involved in a Felony-Theft by Taking investigation. The suspects in the attached photo are being sought for the theft of a pair of 14k diamond earrings valued at $2,700.00 from the John Smeal & Co., located at 3661 Eisenhower Parkway. The theft took place on March 13, 2015.

Anyone with information in reference to the identity or location of the suspects  are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 23, 2015

Macon Man Arrested for Robbery by Snatching and Kidnapping

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested a Macon man who forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home and attempted to make her  drive him to his mother’s home.  It was reported that around 2:00a.m. Monday morning, 31-year-old Rinaldo Dewayne Callaway went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, located at 399 Plantation Way, in west Bibb, and forced his way in. The ex-girlfriend, Nickisia Sheyka, her 18-year-old son and his two 17-year-old friends hid inside one of the back rooms of the apartment.  Callaway forced his way into the room and then made Sheyka go to her vehicle and demanded that she take him to his mother’s home. The teens ran outside and stalled them from leaving. Callaway suddenly snatched the keys out of the ignition and then fled the scene just before deputies arrived.

Deputies later found Callaway hiding at an adjacent apartment building. While Callaway was waiting to be transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, he began to kick the rear door windows, bending the bars that covered the windows. He was removed and placed in a different patrol vehicle to be transported to the jail.  Callaway began to kick and damage the bars covering the windows in that patrol vehicle.

Rinaldo Dewayne Callaway is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Kidnapping, Criminal Damage to Property, Robbery by Snatching, and (2cts.) Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, (2cts.) Interference with Government Property-Felony, Simple Battery, Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers- Felony, Battery Family Violence, and Criminal Trespass.

 

March 22, 2015

Death Investigation Involving a Child

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to a death of a 4-year-old female child that was called in from Ivy Brook Way at around 9:00a.m. Sunday morning. It was reported that the child went to bed Saturday evening, just before 9:00p.m. When the father went to wake his daughter for church, he found her in the bed with the cord from the window blind wrapped around her neck. 

According to Coroner Leon Jones, the family and child’s names will not be released until other family members have been notified. An autopsy will be performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday.

This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 22, 2015

Man Shot during Outdoor Party at Macon Garden Apartments

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place on Saturday night at around 9:18p.m., at the Macon Garden Apartments, located at 3601 Mercer University Drive. Witnesses’ stated that an outdoor party was taking place at the back of the apartment complex when a fight broke out between several people. Shots were fired during the fight and 23-year-old Tyrell Javon Jackson was struck in the head as he was walking between two apartment buildings, close to where the fight took place. 

Jackson was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

Investigators are still gathering information about the events that took place at the party and are continuing to contact possible witnesses in an attempt to identify those involved.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 20, 2015

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in the 2000 block of Pio Nono Avenue at around 8:55p.m. Friday night. It was reported that Marquita King, age 31 from Twiggs County, was traveling south in the left lane of Pio Nono Avenue in a 2004 Acura TL. When King approached the intersection of Pio Nono Avenue and Catherine Street, 50 year old Michael Miles of Macon walked into the path of her vehicle, from the center lane. Miles was struck by the Acura.

Miles was later transported to a local hospital by ambulance. He is listed to be in stable condition. King and her passenger were not injured.

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500  and ask to leave a message with the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

March 20, 2015

 

Aggravated Assault Incident

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the Navicent Center this morning at around 2:30AM about a person that had come into the hospital with a gunshot wound. It was reported that the 42 year old male victim was walking to a store on Hillcrest Avenue when he was approached by a black male wearing all black clothing with a black t-shirt or cloth wrapped around his face and pointing a gun at him.  The male suspect told the victim to come over to him. The victim turned away from the suspect and ran. As he was running away, he heard two gunshots and said one of the bullets struck him in the neck.

 

Morales said he went to the hospital after being struck. He is listed in good condition and stable. No further information is available on the suspect.

 

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 20, 2015

Detention Center Inmate Fled from Work Truck after Faking Illness

 

A Bibb County Detention Center Inmate fled from a work truck, after faking an illness, at around 9:00a.m. Friday morning.  It was reported that 20-year- old Ishmael Christopher Williams was working off his community service hours at Lake Tobosofkee. Williams began to fake an illness and was being transported back to the Bibb County Detention Center when the incident occurred.

The Lake Tobosofkee work truck was stopped for the red traffic light at the intersection of Mercer University and Pio Nono Avenue when Williams began to act as if he was getting sick.  Williams got out of the truck, he stood next to the truck, continuing to fake being sick and then fled towards a wooded area in the direction of Eisenhower Parkway as he stripped off his Bibb County Detention Center Shirt.   

Williams was originally in jail for the charges of “Criminal Trespass” – (misdemeanor) and “Probation Violation State Court”.  A warrant for the charge of “Escape Before Conviction” is being issued for Williams.

Williams is described as a black male with a “dread locks” hair style. He is around 6 feet in height and he weighs approximately 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and white pants with a blue stripe running down the sides of each leg.

Anyone with information in reference to the location of Williams is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 20, 2015

 

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident in South Macon

 

The driver fatally injured in the traffic accident was identified as 53 year old Wendy Davis, of Macon. Davis was driving a 1995 Saturn SL2. Her next of kin was notified by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Josefa Sanchez, is currently listed in stable condition at the Navicent Center.

 

The traffic accident continues to be under investigation and no charges have been made at this time. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

March 20, 2015

 

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred just before 10:00PM Thursday night on Guy Payne Road near Tech Drive. It was reported that a head on collision occurred involving two vehicles.  Both drivers of the vehicles were transported to the Navicent Center for injuries received in the accident. One driver was pronounced dead at the hospital by doctors. The driver’s name and information is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. The other driver, Josefa Sanchez, 57 years old, of Macon, was driving a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. She is listed in stable condition. 

 

The traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

March 18, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in a Robbery Investigation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify suspects involved in a personal armed robbery that took place at the Super 8 hotel, located at 4765 Chambers Road. The incident took place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at around 12:38a.m.

It was reported that two men were in their hotel room when they heard a knock at the door. One of the men opened the door and three black males forced their way into the room. The suspects demanded money from the two men. One of the suspects was brandishing a handgun during the incident.  Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled in an unknown direction.

Photos of two of the suspects are attached to this media release. 

Anyone with information in helping identify the suspects involved in this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 16, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Financial Transaction Card Fraud Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in reference to several Financial Transaction Card Fraud incidents. The suspect gained access to the victim’s credit / debit card information and then used the information to purchase gift cards from several different stores in the Macon area.

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspect are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 15, 2015

Update: Macon Teen Found After Being Reported Missing

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Janiya Jacobs had been located by her Aunt on Monday morning just before 1am. She was located at a parking lot on Eisenhower Pkwy and returned home to her grandparents.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance from the news media and from the citizens of Macon-Bibb.

March 15, 2015

 

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since Saturday, March 14, 2015. It was reported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office this morning, by the grandparents, that their 13 year old grand-daughter, Janiya Jacobs, left her home in the 3700 block of Atwood Dr. without any possessions, after having an argument with her grandmother.

Jacobs is described as a black female. She is around 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs approximately 185 lbs. She has straight, brown hair and brown.  The clothing she was last seen wearing is a black shirt, black pajama pants with flowers on them and green house slippers.  

 

A Photograph of Jacobs is attached to this media release. 

 

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Janiya Jacobs is ask to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” person’s investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 12, 2015

Update: Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Aggravated Assault

The US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26 year old Phillip Lance Rozier Jr. just before 12:00 noon on Wednesday. The gold 2004 Pontiac Grand Am was also recovered. Rozier was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning.  He is charged with 1 count of hijacking a motor vehicle, 1 count of aggravated assault, 1 count of aggravated sodomy in relation to the incident that occurred on March 5, 2015 at 3809 Fairmont Avenue. He is also charged with 1 count of violation of probation. Rozier was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex after being questioned. His bond has not been set.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are still looking for 29 year old Laidric Davis. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Davis is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 11, 2015

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 38 year old Anthony Jennings late last night after further investigation of the shooting incident.  Jennings is the father of the 5 year old victim as well as the other 3 children that lived in the home at 3920 Grand Avenue, where the shooting took place yesterday afternoon.  Jennings is charged with 1count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 1 count of cruelty to children in the second degree. Bond has not been set for Jennings.

The 5 year old victim is out of surgery and listed in good condition at a local hospital.  Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 10, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Shooting incident that occurred at a house in the 3900 block of Grand Avenue this afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the home at around 5:20PM. When deputies arrived they found a 5 year old male, who lives at the house, with a gunshot wound to the right cheek. Also at the house were the child’s father, mother, and three brothers who are ages 8, 3 and 3. It was reported that the 8 year old male accidently shot his 5 year old brother after finding the gun in the house.

The 5 year old was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injury. He is currently in surgery and listed in stable condition.

Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses. More information will be released when it is available. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 10, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Suspect in a Financial Card Fraud and Forgery Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a suspect who is wanted for Financial Card Fraud and Forgery for using a stolen credit card to make purchases. The incidents occurred in February of 2015 at two Walmart stores in Macon.

Surveillance video from a camera at the Walmart at 6020 Harrison Road shows the black male suspect wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, a bluejean vest, Atlanta Braves Baseball Cap and sunglasses. The suspect appears to have a mustache and goatee. A picture of the suspect is attached.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes against Property Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 9, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injury that occurred just after 7:00AM this morning on Eisenhower Parkway east of Log Cabin Drive. It was reported that a red 1985 Toyota Pickup Truck, driven by 28 year old Ronald Kyle Livingston of Macon was traveling east on Eisenhower Parkway. Livingston’s vehicle went off the roadway then back onto the roadway and overturned. A 1995 Nissan Sentra, driven by 25 year old Alisha Brown of Macon was also traveling eastbound on Eisenhower Parkway. Brown did not see Livingston’s vehicle in time to avoid it and struck the pickup truck. A 2003 Dodge Caravan, driven by 38 year old Sabrina Davis of Macon was traveling eastbound on Eisenhower Parkway behind the Nissan Sentra. Davis saw the Nissan braking in front of her vehicle. She tried to stop but struck the Nissan.

 

 

Livingston and Brown were transported to the Navicent Center to be treated for their injuries. Brown had a complaint of an injury and is in stable condition. Livingston was seriously injured and his condition is critical but stable.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. No charges have been made at the present time. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

March 9, 2015

 

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident in North Macon

 

The victim involved in the fatal traffic accident on Ten Knolls Drive has been identified as 55 year old Wesley Cochran who lives on Ten Knolls Drive. Cochran was driving a 2007 Volvo S40. Cochran’s next of kin has been notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

 

The traffic accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” accident investigator.

March 9, 2015

 

Fatal Traffic Accident in North Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred just before 11:00PM  Sunday night. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 100 block of Ten Knolls Drive about a vehicle that was on fire and a person was found in the vehicle. The person was discovered in the driver’s seat of the vehicle by Macon-Bibb Firefighters that responded to the fire. The vehicle appeared to have run up on an elevated area just of the road and became stuck. It was reported that the fire possibly started from the undercarriage of the vehicle resting on debris.

 

The name of the driver is being withheld until the identity of the person is verified and the next of kin is notified. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said an autopsy will be done. Further information will be released once it becomes available.  

 

The traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” accident investigator.

March 8, 2015

 

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Motorcycle

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred just before 7:30PM tonight. It was reported that a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by 52 year old Christine Waino, of Gray made a left turn onto the westbound lane of Riverside Drive from a northbound direction of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Waino ran over some debris on Riverside Drive and lost control of her motorcycle, striking a pole and the railroad bridge. Waino was pronounced dead at the scene. The next of kin has been notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.  

 

The traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” accident investigator.

 

March 8, 2015

Homicide in East Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred at 967 Elder Street. It was reported that 63 year old Thomas Knighton, who lives at the duplex apartment on Elder Street, had not been seen since Friday, according to a neighbor. The neighbor decided to walk over to check on Knighton. The neighbor reported he found Knighton inside the apartment on the floor unresponsive. The neighbor called 911 for help.

At around 4:05PM Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the scene along with emergency medical services. Knighton was lying on the floor of the apartment with a cut to his throat. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The next of kin was notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and are processing evidence. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 6, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information at around 3:20PM this afternoon that power has been restored and Vineville Avenue is now open to traffic.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone for their patience with the detours today.

 

March 6, 2015

Update: Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Aggravated Assault

During the investigation of the aggravated assault incident that occurred Thursday afternoon at 3809 Fairmont Avenue, it was discovered that the subject known as Laidric Davis uses this name and date of birth associated with the name as an alias. His real name is Jarvis Jermaine Tillman. Tillman’s correct age is 32.  Both photographs of Tillman (aka Davis) are the same person. The jail file photograph of Tillman is attached and is the most recent picture.

Investigators are continuing their search for Tillman (aka Davis), Phillip Rozier Jr. and the 2004 gold 4-door Pontiac Grand AM SE. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either subject or the vehicle is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 6, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injury Detours Traffic on Vineville Avenue

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred just after 7:30AM this morning in the 2900 block of Vineville Avenue. It was reported that a 2003 Acura MDX SUV, driven by 20 year old Celia Asinor, of Lithia Springs Georgia,  was traveling east on Vineville Avenue in the right lane. A 1996 Mazda B2300 Pickup, driven by 42 year old Donnie Hazelrigs, of Franklin Georgia, was traveling in the east on Vineville Avenue in the center lane. A tire blew out on the Acura causing Asinor to lose control of her vehicle and strike the Mazda. After striking the Mazda, the Acura struck two utility poles. Asinor was transported to the Navicent Center for a complaint of injury. Hazelrigs was not injured. No charges were made on the accident.

 

Power in the area of Vineville Avenue from Kenmore Place to Pionono Avenue is out. Due to the power outage, the lane signal lights in this area are not working. Traffic on Vineville Avenue is being temporarily detoured between Speer Avenue and Pionono Avenue until the utilities poles can be replaced and power can be restored to the lane signal lights. Traffic is expected to be detoured for the remainder of the morning, possibly into the early afternoon.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will send out a notification once the traffic in this area of Vineville Avenue has been reopened.

 

March 5, 2015

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Aggravated Assault

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just after 3:30PM this afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at 3809 Fairmont Avenue. 

It was reported that the victim 25 year old Marvin Lawson, of Macon was at the address on Fairmont Avenue with two other male acquaintances.  All three were outside the residence in the backyard and were engaged in conversation. During the conversation an argument erupted. It was first reported that Lawson was shot twice, once in the neck and once in the head. After being transported to the Navicent Center it was learned that the wounds to Lawson’s neck were stab wounds and the wound to the head is a skull fracture caused from the gun being fired beside his head.  Lawson is listed in stable condition.

Lawson ran from the scene to a nearby store at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Napier Avenue which is approximately one block away. The other two males jumped into the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was originally described as an olive green Pontiac Grand Prix with a “KEGs Limited Auto Sales” drive out tag displayed. Through further investigation it was discovered that the vehicle is a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE, four door, gold in color, with a “KEGs Limited Auto Sales” drive out tag displayed.

The two black males that were with Lawson at the time of the incident were identified as 29 year old, Laidric Davis, of Macon and 26 year old, Phillip Rozier Jr. , of Macon. It was reported that Davis is the subject that shot at and stabbed Lawson. Davis and Rozier are wanted for questioning in this incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Laidric Davis or Phillip Rozier Jr. or the gold 2004 Pontiac Grand Am is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 4, 2015

 

Update:  Deputy Involved Shooting in south Macon

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators served arrest warrants on 39 year old Raymond Lee Kitchens this evening just before 8:00PM at the Navicent Center. Kitchens is charged with 1 count of aggravated assault, 1count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and 3 counts of cruelty to children. Kitchens is currently listed in stable condition at the Navicent Center.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 4, 2015

 

Deputy Involved Shooting in South Macon

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at 1157 Rocky Creek Road. It was reported that 39 year old Raymond Kitchens, who lives at the address, had got into a physical altercation with his wife, 35 year old Pamela Kitchens. When deputies arrived they found Mrs. Kitchens on Cynthia Weir Drive which is near the house. When Mr. Kitchens was fighting with his wife, another female at the home, who is a friend of the family, jumped on Mr. Kitchens trying to get him off of Mrs. Kitchens. Mr. Kitchens began beating the female, 21 year old Kala Martinez in the face viciously, striking her several times. Martinez cut Mr. Kitchens with a knife she had grabbed, in attempts to get Mr. Kitchens off of her. Mr. Kitchens was cut about the neck and arm.

 

After talking with Mrs. Kitchens, deputies went to the house at 1157 Rockycreek Road and saw Mr. Kitchens inside the house. Deputies asked him to come out of the house to talk with them several times. Mr. Kitchens refused to comply and ran out the backdoor of the home. Deputies chased Mr. Kitchens towards Triple Hill Drive. Sgt. Dina Rice tazed Mr. Kitchens, Kitchens broke free from the deputies and continued running. Mr. Kitchens was in possession of a knife which he had in his during the chase. As Mr. Kitchens entered the front yard at 1170 Triple Hill Drive with deputies chasing him, he turned towards Deputy Ossie Cotton, with the knife opened and pointed at the deputy. Mr. Kitchens lunged at the deputy with the knife. Deputy Cotton fired one shot at Mr. Kitchens striking Kitchens in the abdomen.

 

Mr. Kitchens was transported to the Navicent Center where he is currently in surgery. Mrs. Kitchens and Ms. Martinez were offered medical assistance at the scene but did not wish to be transported to a local hospital at the time.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the domestic disturbance call to which deputies were originally dispatched. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting incident.

 

March 3, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon in the 3500 block of Riverside Drive. It was reported that a 2013 Ford E250 Van, driven by 53 year old Danny Bowman of Lithonia Georgia, was traveling east on Riverside Drive. A 2001 Honda Civic, driven by 19 year old David Dixon of Macon, was entering onto Riverside Drive from the driveway of the Social Security Office at 3530 Riverside Drive. The Ford Van struck the driver’s side of the Honda Civic.

 

Dixon was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance for a laceration to the head. He is listed in stable condition. Bowman did not wish to be treated for a complaint of injury. The report reflected that Dixon failed to yield the right of way. 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

March 1, 2015

 

 Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incidents

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were called to the Navicent Center just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday night in reference to two persons coming to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

 

Zonderius Fort, 18 years old of Macon told deputies he was walking from The Park at Edna Place Apartments. As he approached the corner of Pio Nono Ave and Montpelier Ave a gray car with four black males fired shots at him and then drove off. Fort was struck in the right leg. He told deputies he called a family member who drove him to the hospital. 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators went to the hospital to speak with Fort. He told the investigator he was shot near a business near Pionono Avenue at Montpelier Avenue.

 

The second shooting victim Gabriel Jackson, 25 years old of Macon told investigators he was at a house at Winship Street when shots were fired into a house. Jackson was unwilling to give an address to the incident location. Jackson was struck in the right hand. Jackson advised investigators he was driven to the hospital by a family member. Jackson was not very cooperative with investigators.

 

Both Fort and Jackson are listed in stable condition. No description is available of the suspects in both incidents at the present time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 27, 2015

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Sexual Assault Incident

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Responded to a report of a missing person on Thursday evening at around 6:43PM in the 5400 block of Rodgers Road. It was reported by the husband living at the residence that he had just returned home and found his wife’s vehicle parked on the side of the house with the door open and a vacuum cleaner left running. The husband could not locate his wife and became concerned. The husband reported that his wife had been attacked a few weeks ago. Investigators have previously been looking into this incident as well.

 

While deputies were at the residence, they received a call to check on a report of a white female needing help in the 5400 block of Rodgers Road. Investigators and deputies responded to that location to find the female victim who is the wife of the husband that reported the incident. A neighbor who lives in the 5400 block of Rodgers road reported he noticed the victim on his front porch. He said she had a zip tie on her wrists which he had cut off. 

 

The victim reported she was vacuuming her vehicle at her home when she felt something on her neck. She reported that her hands were zip tied and the male subject attempted to force himself on her. She kicked the subject and was able to run away.

 

The suspect is described as an “attractive” white male with blonde hair, blue eyes and was wearing a Fed Ex collared shirt.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 26, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since Monday, January 12, 2015. It was reported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office this morning,  by the mother, Glenda Applegate, that her 23 year old son, Brint Michael Lesley, left her home in the 2600 block of Napier Avenue with all of his possessions. Lesley had traveled from Texas to Macon previously to stay with his mother. Lesley has not been heard from by his mother or by his grandmother who lives in Texas

Lesley is described as a white male. He is around 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighs approximately 225 lbs. He has straight, brown hair and green eyes and wears glasses.  The clothing he was last wearing is unknown. It is reported by his mother and grandmother that Lesley has Asperger’s, is Bipolar, OCD and has the mentality of a 12 year old. He has also not been taking his medication.  

 

·          A Photograph of Lesley is attached to this media release. 

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Brint Michael Lesley is ask to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” persons investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 26, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Theft by Conversion and Cruelty to an Elderly Person Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in connection with the theft by conversion of a vehicle and cruelty to an elderly person incident.

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at around 1:41PM Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a residence at 691 Wesleyan Drive about a vehicle being driven without the owner’s consent.  It was reported by the vehicle’s owner, William Pelt Jr., his daughter, 49 year old, Lisa Lang had taken his silver 2000 Buick LeSabre, Georgia tag number DP2P83. The vehicle has a wheelchair rack mounted on the rear. Lang is the caretaker of Pelt. He had given Lang permission on Wednesday morning, February 18, 2014 to take the vehicle to pick up some items at a local store and return back to the residence. Lang had not returned. Lang has been heard from by another family member since the report was filed, but would not give her whereabouts.

The suspect, Lisa Lang, is wanted for questioning in the incident.  Anyone with information on the location of Lang or the Vehicle is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Property Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 26, 2015

Home Invasion in north Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Home Invasion that took place at an apartment at 3871 Northside Drive, Carriage Hills Apartments, just before 10:00PM, Wednesday night.  It was reported that the victim, Gary Yu was inside his apartment when he heard a knock on the door. When he answered the door a black male asked if another person, who is the victim’s roommate, was there. Yu told him no, then the male suspect forced his way into the apartment. Yu grabbed a knife in attempts to get the suspect out of his apartment. The suspect began fighting with Yu over the knife. Yu grabbed the knife by the blade at one point and was cut on the right hand.

 

While Yu and the suspect were fighting, a second suspect entered the apartment and attempted to disconnect an X-Box gaming system from a television. Yu started screaming and the two suspects left the apartment. One of the suspects grabbed another game system before fleeing the apartment.  

 

The first suspect was only described as a black male. Yu was not able to describe the second suspect. He did say both suspects were wearing hoodies over their heads. The wound to Yu’s hand was minor. This incident is currently under investigation.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 25, 2015

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Arrest Suspect in Connection to a Downtown Robbery

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrest an armed robbery suspect and are still looking for a second suspect from an incident that occurred on 3rd Street Lane at Cherry Street, around 11:00pm. Tuesday night. It was reported that a 26 year old male was approached by two male suspects as he was walking in an alley after leaving a downtown bar. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded money and the victim’s personal cellphone. After the victim stated that he did not have any money, the suspects attempted to force him to walk to a ATM. The victim stated that he did he did not have any money in the bank. The suspects took the victim’s cellphone and fled towards Popular Street. The victim went to another local bar and called the Bibb Sheriff’s Office. The victim was not harmed during this incident.

 

Bibb Sheriff Patrol Deputies began to canvass the downtown area in an attempt to locate the two suspects. One of the deputies made contact with officers from the Medical Center Police Department. The officer stated that the suspects were possibly seen running towards Orange Street. Patrol deputies went to the area that the suspects were last seen. Deputies located the suspects in the area of College Street, near the hospital. After a short foot pursuit, deputies apprehended one of the suspects. The second suspect fled the area and is being sought in connection to this incident. The victim’s cellphone and a handgun were recovered when the first suspect was apprehended.

 

Willie Mitchell Jr., age 32 from Macon was charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Probation Violation Superior Court. Mitchell is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

 

The second suspect is described as a black male suspect wearing dark clothing. Additional information on that suspect will be released as it becomes available.

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 24, 2015

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident involving a pedestrian that took place in the 1700 block of Canterbury Road at around 11:00a.m., Wednesday morning. It was reported that 25 year old Tristan Henry of Macon was walking east on Canterbury Road, against the flow of traffic. A witness reported that Henry was looking down at his cellphone while walking.  A 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by 18 year old Janell Janae Smith-Showers was  traveling west on Canterbury Road. Smith-Showers attempted to pass Henry on the left, but a vehicle was approaching from the opposite direction.  Smith-Shower’s was unable to pass and her front right fender of the Ford Taurus hit Henry, throwing him onto the hood and then onto the windshield. 

Smith-Showers then made a left turn into the rear entrance of Southwest High school. The vehicle traveled over 1100 feet before hitting a curb, where the vehicle finally stopped. Smith-Showers stated that her brakes malfunctioned.

Henry was transported to a local hospital where he was later discharged. Smith-Showers was cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and No Proof of Insurance.

 

February 24, 2015

Accident Involving Two Ambulances on Interstate 16

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident involving two “Medixx” ambulances that took place on Interstate 16 at around 4:12a.m. Tuesday morning. The two ambulances are out of Soperton, Georgia. It was reported that the ambulances were following each other in the far right lane of Interstate 16 (east) when the accident occurred. Paramedic Michael Hanner, who was driving the second ambulance, stated that he was feeling ill and blacked out when his ambulance struck the ambulance that he was following. Hanner’s ambulance caught on fire. Hanner escaped the burning ambulance with the assistance of Paramedic John Cleaves, who was driving the first ambulance. Both paramedics were taken to a local hospital for complaints. They are listed to be in stable condition. The two paramedics were the only ones in the ambulances and no one else was injured during this accident.

The accident scene was cleared from the roadway at around 5:10a.m.

 

February 23, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Accidental Death in north Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accidental death that took place just after 5:00p.m. Monday afternoon. It was reported that 45-year-old Kenneth William O’Neill of Juliette pulled onto Chadwick Trail, just off of Bowman Road, after his work truck broke down. O’Neill called for a wrecker and then attempted to take out the vehicle’s drive shaft, so that the 2004 GMC 5500, 18 ft. box truck could be towed.

The box truck was parked on a hill and O’Neill did not use a “wheel chock” to block the tires from rolling forward.  Once the drive shaft was removed, the vehicle began to roll forward, trapping O’Neill under the vehicle. The vehicle’s passenger side rear tires rolled over O’Neill, dragging him several feet. O’Neill died on the scene.

According to Deputy Coroner Miley, the next of kin has been notified.

 

February 23, 2015

Commercial Burglary at Khol’s

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial burglary that took place at the Khol’s Department store, located at 6275 Zebulon Road. It was reported that a male suspect entered the store at around 12:51a.m. Monday morning. The suspect shot out the front window and also the glass doors with a handgun. He climbed through the shattered glass and made his way to the jewelry counter.  The suspect broke the glass jewelry counter and stole (10) “Citizen” brand wrist watches.  Afterwards the suspect fled the store.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the burglar alarm from the department store and found the broken glass where the suspect entered and exited the Khol’s store.  The store’s surveillance cameras show the suspect wearing a mask, red shirt, and khaki pants. He possibly fled the scene in a white or silver 4 door sedan.  The vehicle was seen fleeing towards Lamar Rd. Still photographs from the surveillance video are not available for distribution at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 22, 2015

Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 475 at around 5:00a.m. Sunday morning. It was reported that a white Volvo S.U.V. was traveling north in the south bound lanes of the interstate. A Western Star tractor trailer driven by 41 year old Patrick Sumner of Markesan, Wisconsin, was traveling in the far right southbound lane when he noticed a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.  He attempted to move to the center lane to avoid a collision with the oncoming vehicle. The Volvo S.U.V. also moved to the center lane and both vehicles collided. The force from the impact caused both vehicles to move to the far left lane and into the center retaining wall. The vehicles came to a complete stop, just north of the Columbus Road Bridge. 

The driver of the Volvo S.U.V. was identified as 32 year old Abatha Jolley from Macon, she died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. There were no other persons involved in the accident. No one else was injured during this accident.

All of the south bound lanes of Interstate 475 were closed from the Thomaston Road Bridge to Eisenhower Parkway until the accident scene was cleared.  The interstate was reopened at around 10:20a.m.  Traffic was rerouted until the interstate was reopened.

This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

February 22, 2015

Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 475 at around 5:00a.m. Sunday morning. It was reported that a white Volvo S.U.V. was traveling north in the south bound lanes of the interstate. A Western Star tractor trailer driven by 41 year old Patrick Sumner of Markesan, Wisconsin, was traveling in the far right southbound lane when he noticed a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.  He attempted to move to the center lane to avoid a collision with the oncoming vehicle. The Volvo S.U.V. also moved to the center lane and both vehicles collided. The force from the impact caused both vehicles to move to the far left lane and into the center retaining wall. The vehicles came to a complete stop, just north of the Columbus Road Bridge. 

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured, the driver of the Volvo S.U.V. died at the scene of the accident. No one else was injured during this incident. The name of the person that was driving the Volvo cannot be released until the next of kin has been notified.

All of the south bound lanes of Interstate 475 were closed from the Thomaston Road Bridge to Eisenhower Parkway, until the accident scene was cleared.  The interstate was reopened at around 10:20a.m.  Traffic was rerouted until the interstate was reopened.

This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

February 21, 2015

Macon Man Arrested After Throwing Molotov Cocktails at a Residence

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Flamingo Drive at around 5:30a.m., Saturday morning after receiving a report of two male suspects throwing Molotov cocktails at a house. The residents of the home were awake and saw the flames outside of the home. As the suspects were fleeing the scene, the residents extinguished the fire. The suspects fled the area in a Honda type vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

After further investigation into the incident the Bibb County Patrol Deputies identified one of the suspects as Glentavious Gabriel Lane. Deputies later arrested Lane at his residence and transported him to the detective bureau for questioning. Investigators are still looking for the second suspect and the person who was driving the Honda. It is believed that the residents and suspects knew each other. The events leading to this incident remain under investigation.

 

Glentavious Gabriel Lane, age 19 from Macon was charged with (4) counts of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats and Acts, and Possess/Transport/Receive Explosive/Destructive Devices with Intent to Kill/Injure or Destroy Building. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 20, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation from 2014

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in a fatal traffic accident investigation. An accident took place at the intersection of Liberty Church Road and Industrial Highway on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at around 10:25a.m.

It was reported that a 2004 Freightliner tractor trailer collided with a 1995 Ford Taurus. The passenger of the Ford Taurus, 79 year old, Patricia Beck was transported to a local hospital. Beck died from the injuries that she received from accident on December 22, 2014.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators are asking if you have any information in reference to this incident, you are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 20, 2015

Macon Man Arrested for Child Molestation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Investigators arrested 29 year old Levi Moss Jr. in connection to Child Molestation & Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes  at around 3:30p.m. Friday afternoon.  It was reported that Moss allegedly touched a juvenile female victim inappropriately and showed her pornography while visiting family on Nisbet Drive.

Levi Moss Jr., is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of Child Molestation, Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, and Probation Violation.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 20, 2015

Update: Macon Man Dies from Incident on Nesbit Drive

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators received notification from the hospital that 40 year old Sylvester Harden Jr. died at around 10:33a.m. Friday morning.  Harden was beaten in the head with a gun during an incident that took place at a residence located in the 5000 block of Nesbit Drive.

 

According to Coroner Jones, the “next of kin” has been notified.

 

Yolanda Butler, age 25 from Macon is currently charged with (5) Counts of Aggravated Assault.

 

Seymour Passard, age 23 from Macon is currently charged with (5) counts of Aggravated Assault.

 

Ceyunta Cater, age 22 from Macon is currently charged with (5) counts of Aggravated Assault.

 

Butler, Passard, and Cater will go before a Magistrate Court Judge this afternoon at 1:30p.m. All three suspect’s will be charged (1) count of Murder and (4) counts of Aggravated Assault.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 19, 2015

Arrests Made in Aggravated Assault Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Nesbit Drive at around 8:50AM this morning to a residence in reference to a possible abduction. It was reported that two black males entered the home on Nesbit Drive and took an 11 year old girl from the residence. The suspects were seen traveling in a gray Chrysler 300. When deputies arrived they found 40 year old Sylvester Harden Jr. had been hit in the head several times. Harden lives at the house. The 11 year old girl and her father, who is a relative of Harden, were staying at the house. The father of the child was also at the house at the time the incident occurred but ran out of the back of the house.  A lookout was immediately placed on the vehicle, suspects and child. It was discovered that a female who is a relative of the child had drove the two male suspects to the house and waited in the vehicle. After the juvenile female was taken from the house the cousin drove to meet with the child’s grandmother. Both the child and the cousin stayed with the grandmother while the two male suspects left in the vehicle.

 

While deputies were at the house on Nesbitt Drive the child was returned to the house accompanied by her grandmother and the cousin that had assisted in taking her from the house. The cousin was identified as 25 year old Yolanda Butler. She was taken into custody and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division. Deputies also spotted the suspect vehicle on Mercer University Drive at the Pinewood Park Apartment complex located at 4755 Mercer University Drive. The two male suspects were also with the vehicle. They were transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. They were identified as 23 year old Seymour Passard of Macon and 22 year old Ceyunta Cater of Macon.

 

Harden was beat in the head with a gun by one of the male suspects and the gun discharged. There were 4 other juveniles in the house when the incident occurred. No one was hit by the stray bullet. Cater, Passard and Butler are charged with 5 counts of aggravated assault.  Passard was also charged with a probation violation. No bond has been set.

 

Harden was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance for his injuries. He is listed in critical condition.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 18, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identity Theft & Financial Transaction Card Fraud Investigation

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspect(s) wanted for questioning in reference to multiple Identity Thefts & Financial Transaction Card Fraud incidents. These individuals gained access to victim’s credit / debit card information and PIN by attaching a “skimming devices” on ATM’s in the Atlanta & Macon areas. These individuals would later use this fraudulently captured information to produce cloned debit / credit cards, and make subsequent ATM cash withdrawals.

 

·         Photographs of the suspects are attached to this media release.

 

Anyone with information in reference to the identity of these suspects are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 18, 2015

Aggravated Assault on Wyche Street

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place at 575 Wyche Street, at around 3:09p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It was reported that 18- year- old Eric Haynes was shot in the neck and in his left hand by unknown suspects.

Haynes was transported to the hospital and dropped off by some unknown males, according to the hospital staff. Haynes is listed to be in stable condition.

Investigators are also speaking with possible witnesses and collecting evidence to help determine what happened.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 18, 2015

Uniformed Crime Rate Totals for 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has announced Uniform Crime Rate totals in Macon-Bibb County for the year 2014.

In Macon-Bibb County, homicides for the year 2014 declined by one, from 17 in 2013 to 16 in 2014. According to combined records from the Macon Police Department and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, homicide rates for all of Bibb County are at an 8 year low. 2006 was the only year in the past ten years that the number of homicides was this low. 

Reported rapes for the year 2014 were down by 7. Commercial Robberies decreased by 26. Commercial Burglaries also decreased by 26, while Residential Burglaries were down by 24. Other thefts dropped by 19. There were 27 fewer vehicles reported stolen in 2014 than in 2013. 

 

There were 151 more entering autos and 72 more shopliftings reported in 2014 than in 2013. This illustrates that mostly nonviolent property crime resulted in the greatest numerical increases in crime categories. Entering autos and shopliftings are found to be mostly committed by opportunists.

Reports of aggravated assault increased by 32 and personal robberies rose by 72 reported incidents. Reported aggravated assaults resulted from fist fights, knife fights, beatings from baseball bats or other items, and shootings. Many personal robberies tended to have stemmed from illegal drug activity or persons in areas late at night where drugs were bought or sold. 

Arsons increased by 9 from 2013 to 2014. These incidents were mostly vacant structures, trash dumpsters, and vehicles. 

 

Sheriff Davis encourages citizens of Macon-Bibb to stay involved in the fight against crime by joining a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch group. This community involvement over the past year has helped deputies to solve offenses in all crime categories.

February 15, 2014

Missing Person Found

Joshua Dale Phelps, 18 years old of Macon was found by Deland Police Department in Deland, Florida on Wednesday, February 11, 2014 at around 3:30PM.   Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators notified his mother that he had been located. It was reported on February 14, 2014 that Phelps’s mother was returning to Macon with her son.

 

February 12, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information at around 4:25 a.m. this morning that Vineville Avenue is now open to all traffic. Notification was received through the Macon-Bibb 911 Center from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who has traveled Vineville Avenue over the past few days for their patience with the detours while the necessary repairs were being made to the roadway.

 

February 11, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information at around 9:45 p.m. tonight from the Georgia Department of Transportation on the Vineville Avenue Road closure. They advise the reopening of Vineville Avenue has been moved to 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning as it is anticipated it will take this long for the concrete to cure in the area that has been repaired.

 

Until the roadway is reopened, detour locations remain the same on Vineville Avenue.  Inbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Desoto Place. Outbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Pionono Avenue.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will keep everyone updated of any changes on the reopening of Vineville Avenue. 

 

February 11, 2015

 The Bibb County Jail Receives It’s Second Accreditation from the Georgia Medical Association

 

The Bibb County Jail received its second Georgia Medical Association Accreditation, Wednesday afternoon. This is the second accreditation since 2011. The Medical Accreditation is based upon nationally recognized standards of health care in correctional facilities and it represents a constitutionally acceptable level of care. This significant designation was the result of the efforts of staff from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division, Correct Health, the jail physical health provider, and River Edge Behavioral Health, the jail mental health provider.

  There are 159 counties in the State of Georgia and there are only 8 county jails that have received this accreditation, 4 of which Correct Health provides the medical services. The medical accreditation is available for renewal every three years.

  The Medical Association of Georgia is the accrediting organization for the healthcare programs in the Georgia Department of Corrections and various county jails throughout the state.  It takes over a year of preparation for the initial accreditation, as a track record of care that meets the standards.  In addition, preparations involve officer and healthcare staff training, food services and physical plant maintenance.  While most of the evaluations are concentrated on the healthcare provided to our detainees, there are certain environmental standards that must be met. The standards also include guidelines for patient and staff safety. 

Corrections, medical, and mental health worked together in an effort to document that the care provided would meet all of the Medical Association of Georgia standards.

In August of 2014, a team of surveyors, including representatives from medical, mental health, nursing and administration, inspected and conducted health record audits to determine how care was provided at the Bibb County Jail.  The surveyors then prepared a multiple page report based upon their observations that was submitted to the Medical Association of Georgia’s Corrections Committee, the entity that actually approves or denies the accreditation application.  An accreditation report is required annually to verify that our healthcare program continues to provide according to the accreditation standards. 

    Accreditation for the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division is important for a number of reasons. First, it validates that the Sheriff’s Office provides appropriate care that meets all constitutional requirements.  Secondly, it indicates that the Bibb County Jail has a well-managed, efficient and cost-effective healthcare system.  Thirdly, it protects the health of our detainees, staff and ultimately, our community by assuring that those who are incarcerated and released have received adequate and appropriate health care.

 

February 11, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information at around 2:45 p.m. today from the Georgia Department of Transportation on the Vineville Avenue Road closure. If all goes as to planned, according to the site supervisor, the repair should be completed tonight and the road should be opened up for traffic by 11:00 p.m. tonight.

 

Until the roadway is reopened, detour locations remain the same on Vineville Avenue.  Inbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Desoto Place. Outbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Pionono Avenue.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will keep everyone updated of any changes on the completion of repairs and reopening of Vineville Avenue. 

February 11, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspect In an Auto Theft Incident

Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a suspect involved in an auto theft that occurred on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The theft occurred sometime between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. at the Massee Apartments located at 347 College Street. 

It was reported that the owner of the 2012 silver Ford Focus discovered his vehicle missing at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. He had left his vehicle parked in the rear parking lot of the apartment building. Surveillance video from a camera at the apartment complex showed a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the words “Budweiser Beer” on it. It showed the suspect getting into the vehicle and driving away in it.

The Ford Focus was recovered on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at around 3:40 p.m. at an abandoned house in the 3800 block of Tela Place.

A picture of the suspect is attached.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes against Persons Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 11, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Auto Theft Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an auto theft that occurred at the Petro gas station, located at 7285 Hawkinsville Road at around 8:11a.m. Wednesday morning.  It was reported that the victim pulled into the parking lot of the gas station and then went inside to make a purchase. He left his keys in the ignition and the truck was left running. A witness to the incident stated that a Hispanic male entered the victim’s truck and drove away. The suspect was last seen headed south on Hawkinsville Road, towards Warner Robins.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a goatee. He is around 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs approximately 145 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with a design on the front.

·         See the attached picture of the suspect making a purchase at the gas station prior to the incident.

The stolen vehicle is described as a blue in color, 2001 Chevrolet 3500, flatbed truck. The Georgia tag displayed is 952ZXM. There is a tag mounted on the front of the truck that displays, “Jesus Saving Lives” and there are also several stickers on the back of the truck. There are several American flag stickers and a sticker that reads “Troopers are your best protection”. The flatbed truck has a ladder rack on the back.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 10, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information at around 3:10 p.m. today from the Georgia Department of Transportation that the small stretch of Vineville Avenue between Desoto Place and Pionono Avenue will remain closed to traffic tonight through most of Wednesday. The detour locations remain the same.  Inbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Desoto Place. Outbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Pionono Avenue. We again ask that this evening and tomorrow morning’s commuters to be advised that there may be delays due to the detours.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will keep everyone updated on any changes as to the time period of the road closure and any further delays.

 

February 9, 2015

 

Update: Road Closure on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Georgia Department of Transportation this evening that a small stretch of Vineville Avenue will definitely remain closed to traffic tonight through mid to late Tuesday morning due to repairs that need to be made as a result of the large sink hole. The updated detour locations are as follows.  Inbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Desoto Place. Outbound traffic on Vineville Avenue is being detoured at Pionono Avenue. Morning commuters should be advised that there may be delays due to the detours.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will keep everyone updated on any changes as to the time period of the road closure and any further delays.

 

February 9, 2015

Road Closure on Vineville Avenue Due to Sink Hole

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has closed all vehicle traffic on Vineville Avenue from the intersection of Pionono Avenue to Vista Circle. Traffic is being detoured around this area due to a sink hole in the 2800 block of Vineville Avenue.  Deputies are on the scene to help you safely detour around this area. The Department of Transportation is on the scene and accessing the situation at this time.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will update you on information of the road closure as we receive it from the Department of Transportation. We are asking motorist to avoid this area if at all possible.

 

February 9, 2015

 

 

Arrest Made After Child is Abandoned in West Macon Restaurant Parking Lot

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the Sharks Fish and Chicken Restaurant at 3485 Mercer University Drive just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday night in reference to a female leaving a very small juvenile male in the parking lot.

 

It was reported that an employee of the restaurant saw what looked to be a dark colored Honda pull into the parking lot. A black female got out of the driver’s side, opened the rear passenger door and appeared to get something out of the car. The black female got back into the car and sped away. As the manager was coming in the employee met the manager outside and told him what she saw. They heard a crying noise coming from the bushes in the parking lot. When they went to investigate they saw the little boy crying. He immediately came to them.

 

Two black females came pulling up into the parking lot about 1 hour after deputies had been at the scene. One female was saying the little boy was her baby. She was identified as 23 year old Kalandra Hightower, of Macon. Hightower was detained for questioning. Bibb Sheriff’s Juvenile Investigators and Department of Family and Children Services case workers were at the scene also.

 

Hightower was arrested and charged with cruelty to children. She was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. She has a bond of $8,450.00. The 2 year old boy was placed into the care of the grandmother.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call juvenile investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 8, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Jeffersonville Road near Piedmont Drive at around 8:20 p.m. tonight. It was reported that 74 year old Yvonne Clayton of Macon was crossing the roadway on Jeffersonville Road when she was struck by white 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 28 year old Christine Fincher of Drybranch. The Equinox was traveling east on Jeffersonville Road at the time of the accident.

The 3500 block of Jeffersonville Road is blocked while Bibb County Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Investigators worked the accident scene.  No other injuries were reported. Clayton’s next of kin was notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

No charges have been made at this time as the accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call traffic accident investigator.

 

February 8, 2015

Update: Macon Man Found After Being Reported Missing

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy found 22 year old Christopher Michael Beasley Saturday night just before midnight. As Deputy Gaines was patrolling in the area of Anthony Road at Key Street he spotted a male subject lying down on the ground near the intersection. After checking on the subject he discovered the man was Christopher Beasley. Beasley had been reported missing on Thursday morning by his caretaker.  Beasley was transported to the Navicent Center to be checked out and is ok. He was released in the care of his sister. No charges were filed against Beasley.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance from the news media and from the citizens of Macon-Bibb.

February 7, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since Thursday, February 5, 2015. It was reported that 18 year old Joshua Dale Phelps was not home when his mother went there to check on him Thursday afternoon. It was reported that he had not been seen since morning period at Rutland High School Thursday. According to his mother, Phelps has been depressed recently. 

Phelps is described as a white male. He is around 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs approximately 150 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing blue jean pants, a gray shirt, a black North Face fleece jacket and Nike Slide shoes. 

 

·         A photograph of Phelps is attached to this media release.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Joshua Dale Phelps is ask to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” persons investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 7, 2015

Arrest Made in a Residential Burglary Investigation

The U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 38 year old James Malory Brown, of Gray yesterday evening at around 6:15 p.m. in Americus, Georgia. Brown was found at a convenience store and was arrested without incident.

Brown was identified as the suspect in a burglary that occurred at a residence on Lower Thomaston Road back on December 19, 2014. Brown was transported back to Bibb County and was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on the charges of 2 counts of burglary and 2 counts of theft by taking. Brown has a bond of $8,100.00 on the 2 theft by taking charges. No bond has been set on the 2 burglary charges. He also has a hold placed on him for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

February 7, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since around 10:00a.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015. It was reported that 22 year old Christopher Michael Beasley was last seen by his caretaker, while at his residence, located at 3407 Rocky Creek Road. Beasley suffers from depression, A.D.H.D., Bi Polar Disorder and Autism.

 

Beasley is described as a white male. He is around 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs approximately 133 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black leather coat with white stripes on the sleeves and blue jeans. He possibly has on black and white “Nike” shoes.

 

Beasley went missing on Thursday, January 29, 2015 and returned 3 days later after he stated that he saw the news and saw that he was reported missing.

 

February 6, 2015

Home Invasion in southwest Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Home Invasion that took place on Burbank Place at around 11:35p.m, Thursday night.  It was reported that 61 year old Dennis English was in his living room, playing video games when two suspects entered his residence from a rear, unlocked sliding glass door. The suspects demanded that English hand over his wallet. According to English, he has people in his neighborhood coming over to his home frequently and sometimes he leaves the door unlocked. During the incident, English was choked by one suspect and then struck in the face with a black revolver. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the home in an unknown direction. English received minor injuries and was treated by paramedics. No one else was injured during this incident.

 

The first suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s. He was around 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighed approximately 150 lbs. This suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark pants. He also wore gloves and was carrying a black in color revolver.

 

The second suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s. He was also around 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighed approximately 150 lbs. The only clothing description given to investigators was that the suspect was wearing a hoodie and he kept it tightly clinched over his face in an attempt to conceal his identity.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 6, 2015

Additional Arrest Made in Connection with the Local Night Club Shooting

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators served a search warrant at the residence on New Clinton Road, where 27 year old Jawaski Keon Mack was arrested at earlier in the day. Two men were at the residence at the time that the investigators served the search warrant. Investigators recognized the two men as possibly being additional suspects involved in the shooting that took place just outside of Club Status. Investigators interviewed both men at the Criminal Investigation Division.

After interviewing both men, one of the men was released and the other was taking into custody. Satravias Dominque Holmes age 25 was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held without bond for the charge of Criminal Intent to Commit- Felony- Murder- Party to a Crime.

 Media Release attached just below discusses the first arrest made in connection to the shooting incident outside of Club Status:

 

February 5, 2015

Arrest Made in Connection to the Shooting Incident Outside of a Local Night Club

 

An arrest was made today in connection to the shooting incident that took place on February 2, 2015, outside of the Club Status, located at 4740 Pionono Avenue. A combination of information gained through the investigation and a Crime Stopper’s tip led members of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to the arrest of 27 year old Jawaski Keon Mack, at a residence located on New Clinton Road at around 3:15p.m.

Mack was arrested on a warrant from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.  Mack is currently being held in the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

 

February 5, 2015

Missing Person Located in Covington, Georgia

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators were notified that Jessie Roman Bennett was stopped by the Covington Police Department at around 4:00a.m. Thursday morning.  Bennett was stopped for driving without his headlights on. Officers received the information that Bennett was a missing person from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office from the B.O.L.O. that was sent out nationwide.  Bennett was found to be unharmed and has since reunited with his family.

 

February 4, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Suspect in Connection with Financial Crimes Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection to an on going investigation.  The suspect, Phyllis Denise Wallace, age 42 of Lizella has several warrants for her arrest.  Wallace has warrants for eight counts of Theft by Taking- Fiduciary and a warrant for Forgery in the 3rd Degree. She is also a suspect in at least 36 additional counts of Fiduciary Theft and 33 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Phyllis Denise Wallace is described as a black female. She is approximately 5 feet 2 inches in height and weighs around 101 lbs. Wallace’s photographs are attached to this media release.

Anyone with information in reference to the location of Phyllis Denise Wallace is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Financial Crimes Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 4, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since 6:00p.m., Tuesday. It was reported that 26 year old Jessie Roman Bennett was last seen leaving his residence, located in the 7000 block of Hawkinsville Road and was supposed to be headed to the Walmart on Harrison Road. Bennett suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and was reported to have had trouble adjusting to his medication after it was recently changed.

Bennett is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is around 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighs approximately 210 lbs. He was last seen driving his dark gray in color, Kia Spectra with a Georgia license plate, PFN5878.

Bennett has been known to frequent the Walmart on Harrison Road and the Hobby Lobby that is located in Warner Robins. Bennett usually stays close to home and has not stayed away, overnight.

 

 

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Jessie Roman Bennett is ask to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 4, 2015

Promotions Ceremony at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

 Bibb County Sheriff David Davis held a promotion ceremony this morning at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. This is the second promotional ceremony of the newly merged Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Davis said, "Today's promotions continue the blending of former Macon Police Officers into the supervisory ranks of the sheriff's office. There was an equal number of former MPD officers and pre consolidation deputy sheriffs promoted. Each deputy promoted has unique skills and abilities which will help the sheriff's office to better serve the inhabitants of Macon-Bibb County."

 

The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, effective today, February 4, 2015.

 

1.)    Deputy Billy Coody to Sergeant

2.)    Deputy Scott Crosby to Sergeant

3.)    Deputy Kenneth Ezell to Sergeant

4.)    Deputy Terry Grant to Sergeant

5.)    Deputy Chris Harrell to Sergeant

6.)    Deputy Willie Mitchell to Sergeant

7.)    Deputy Danny Patel to Sergeant

8.)    Deputy Chris Paul to Sergeant

9.)    Deputy Willie Purcell to Sergeant

   10.)   Deputy Servando Saldivar to Sergeant

   11.)   Deputy Joseph Vamper to Sergeant

   12.)   Deputy Roy Williams to Sergeant

 

The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, effective today, February 4, 2015.

 

1.)   Junior Lieutenant Sean Defoe to Lieutenant

2.)   Sergeant Wanda Ammons to Lieutenant

3.)   Sergeant Michael Bittick to Lieutenant

4.)   Sergeant Melanie Hoffmann to Lieutenant

5.)   Sergeant Anthony Hubbard to Lieutenant

6.)   Sergeant Tim James to Lieutenant

7.)   Sergeant James Lary to Lieutenant

8.)   Sergeant Raymond Reynolds to Lieutenant

9.)   Sergeant Billy Skinner to Lieutenant

  10.)   Sergeant Reginald Thomas to Lieutenant

  11.)   Sergeant Chuck Whitaker to Lieutenant

 

The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Captain, effective today, February 4, 2015.

 

1.)   Lieutenant Kelvin Harris to Captain

2.)   Lieutenant Christopher E. Patterson to Captain

3.)   Lieutenant Phyllis Smith to Captain

February 4, 2015

Missing Autistic Teen Located

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators located Shawn Hinkle-Hosferd in the area of Kitchen’s Street and Shurling Drive at around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday morning. Shawn was checked out by paramedics. He was found to be in good health and then he was returned home to be  reunited with his family.

 

February 3, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Autistic Teen

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen that has autism. It was reported that “Shawn” Hinkle-Hosferd, age 15 from Macon, was last seen getting off of the bus at his home, located at 2826 Walnut Creek Road at around 4:45p.m. Tuesday afternoon. “Shawn” Hinkle-Hosferd only responds to his first name.

“Shawn” is described as a white male. He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height and he weighs around 124 lbs.  He has black hair and dark eyes.  “Shawn” was last seen wearing a black and gray “bubble” jacket, red shirt with cartoon characters on the front, black jogging pants with red colored stripes running down the side of the legs and brown colored boots. “Shawn” should be carrying a black book bag with multi-colored squares.

Anyone with information into the whereabouts of “Shawn” Hinkle-Hosferd is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

A picture of “Shawn” is attached to this media release….

 

February 2, 2015

Aggravated Assault on Goodwin Drive

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place in an apartment that is located on Goodwin Drive, near its intersection with Ell Street.

It was reported that Deaze Vashone Jackson, age 39 from Macon was shot in the right leg as he was attempting to flee an apartment that allegedly was being used to sell drugs. The events that led up to the shooting are still under investigation.  Jackson was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

Investigators are canvasing the area and interviewing possible witnesses, in an attempt to identify those involved in this incident.  Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 2, 2015

Aggravated Assault outside Local Night Club

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place outside of Club Status, located at 4740 Pionono Avenue, at around 12:55 a.m. Monday morning.  It was reported that the victim, 20 year old Tkyemia Dashawn Watts and several others were told to leave the night club after fighting with others inside. While outside, a black male suspect approached Watts, knocking him to the ground, and then shooting him several times with a black semi- automatic pistol.  Watts was struck in the legs and arms and his injuries are reported to be non- life threatening.  No one else was injured during this incident. Watts was transported to the hospital where his is listed to be in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black male. He was possibly wearing a black t-shirt, with a large design on the front and blue jeans. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 31, 2015

Update: Macon Man Returned Home After Missing for Three Days

It was reported to Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators that 22 year old Christopher Michael Beasley returned home at around 10:30p.m., this evening, unharmed. According to Beasley, he returned home after seeing a news report, stating that he was reported to be missing. No charges were filed against Beasley. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance from the news media and from the citizens of Macon-Bibb.

 

January 31, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Missing Person’s Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a person that has been missing since Thursday, January 29, 2015. It was reported that 22 year old Christopher Michael Beasley walked away from his home, located at 3407 Rocky Creek Road, after having an argument with his care taker. Beasley suffers from depression, A.D.H.D., and Bi Polar Disorder. He hasn’t taken his medication since he left. It is believed that Beasley was seen on Friday, in the area of Mercer University and Edna Place.

Beasley is described as a white male. He is around 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs approximately 133 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black windbreaker jacket, blue jeans, black socks, and he also had on black and white “Nike” shoes.

·         A photograph of Beasley is attached to this media release.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Christopher Michael Beasley is ask to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 31, 2015

 

 

 

Arrest Made in Commercial Armed Robbery Incident in west Bibb

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a Commercial Armed Robbery at the Waffle House located at 6230 Zebulon Road at around 8:45 p.m. last night. It was reported that a black male entered the Waffle House Restaurant with a blue t-shirt covering his face. He was also wearing a white t-shirt and bluejean pants over plaid boxers. He ran from the front door leaping over the front counter wielding a black handgun. The suspect forced a waitress off of the floor at gunpoint and made her open the cash register. He also pointed the gun at others inside the restaurant. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and fled the restaurant on foot.

 

An employee of the Waffle House ran over to the McDonalds Restaurant where she saw an off duty Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy. She told the deputy, Sergeant Thomas the Waffle House had just been robbed. Sergeant Thomas was given a description of the suspect and immediately started looking for the suspect while notifying the Macon-Bibb 911 Center of the incident. He saw the suspect enter the Circle K Convenience Store across the street from the Waffle House. While waiting for back up from other deputies responding to the location, Sgt. Thomas kept surveillance on the suspect.  As the suspect exited the store and began walking in a direction behind the Circle K Store he was apprehended by Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies.

 

The suspect was identified as 27 year old Ricarlos Santrell Butler of Macon. Butler was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division. He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a probation violation. Butler was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charges. No bond has been set.

 

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 29, 2015

 

Update:    Arrest Made In Commercial Armed Robbery in East Bibb

                                                                                                   

Macon Regional Crimestoppers received a tip this morning on the identity of the suspect in the AutoZone robbery that occurred at 905 Shurling Drive last night. The United States Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested    Marquis Dontrell Sanford of Macon at a relatives home in the 3000 block of Pionono Avenue, without incident at around 2:45p.m. this afternoon. Sanford was charged with 2 counts of Armed Robbery (1 count) for the store (2nd count) for a customer in the store) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was transported the Bibb County Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set.

January 28, 2015

  

Commercial Armed Robbery in East Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place tonight around 8:42pm at 905 Shurling Drive, the AutoZone. It was reported that a black male entered the business brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the two store clerks. He received an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers.  The suspect then fled the store.

 

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark gray jacket, a dark in color hood, blue jeans,

grey and white shoes and a red shirt with a yellow design on it.

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to identifying or locating the suspect in the attached pictures are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 28, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect involved in the armed robbery that occurred at the Circle K located at 15 Spring Street just before 4:30 a.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014.

It was reported that a black male entered the store, walked up to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect did not display a weapon but he did tell the clerk he had a gun in his pocket. The clerk said the suspect also had a jacket covering his left hand. The clerk gave an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers to the suspect. The suspect fled the store on foot last seen running in the direction of Riverside Drive.

The suspect was wearing a zip up hoodie, a blue bandana covering his mouth and nose, and black and white tennis shoes. No further information is available on the suspect at this time. No one was injured during the incident.  A Picture of the suspect is attached.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes against Persons Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 28, 2015

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a female pedestrian that took place at the intersection of Broadway and Houston Ave around 8:24 p.m. Tuesday night. 

Witnesses stated that pedestrian, 48 year old Martha Ard of Macon and her son 25 year old Christopher Greene of Macon  was crossing  Pio Nono Ave from the BP gas station to the intersection of Broadway and Houston Ave. Once Ard stepped off the cross walk she was struck by a 1999 Oldsmobile 88, driven by 95 year old David Grant of Macon. The Oldsmobile was traveling north from Interstate 247 through the green light onto Houston Ave when the fatal accident occurred.

Ard was transported to the Coliseum Hospital by ambulance. She was pronounced dead at 10:00p.m., according to Coroner Miley. The next of kin has been notified. No one else was injured during this incident.

No charges have been filed at this time. The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator.

 

January 27, 2015

Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Theft and Financial Transaction Card Fraud Investigation

 

 

     Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video surveillance stills. These individuals are suspected of   posing as hospital staff / employees in an effort to gain access to closed offices within the hospital. The suspect(s) took purses and other personal items from an office located within Navicent Health, located at 777 Hemlock Street.

Investigators have determined that these same suspect(s) committed a similar offence at Smith Northview Hospital (Valdosta, GA). These individuals again posed as hospital staff to gain access to closed offices, taking an employee’s purse and contents.

Anyone with information in reference to identifying or locating the suspect in the attached pictures are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 27, 2015

Macon Man Arrested after Pursuit

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested a Macon man after a brief pursuit that started at around 11:40a.m. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy was patrolling the parking lot of the CVS, located at 158 Emery Highway.  A CVS employee ran outside of the pharmacy, flagged down the patrol deputy and stated that a male suspect just robbed the store and then pointed at a male suspect who was seen running from the business. The suspect jumped into a red in color Ford F150 and fled the parking lot.

The suspect led deputies on a pursuit from Emery Hwy to Interstate 16 and then down Interstate 75.  During the pursuit the suspect blew out his driver’s side rear tire as he struck a curb. The suspect continued to drive south on the interstate, striking the push bumper of a marked patrol vehicle and then he losing control of his vehicle after colliding with an unmarked patrol vehicle. The suspect’s Ford truck spun around and wrecked into the center retaining wall. The suspect attempted to flee the accident scene in the truck, but stalled. He exited the truck and began to run on foot. Patrol deputies apprehended the suspect after a brief foot pursuit and placed him under arrest.  No one was injured during this incident. The patrol vehicle and unmarked vehicle received minor damage. 

Thomas Wayne Brooks, age 41 from Macon was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and Aggressive Driving. Brooks is being held with a bond of $4,800.00, in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. 

After further investigation into the allegations from the CVS Pharmacy, Brooks did not rob the store. Brook is being accused of shoplifting.  Additional charges are pending

 

January 26, 2015

Aggravated Assault and Traffic Accident with Injuries

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place just before 10:00a.m. Monday morning. It was reported that 22 year old Keith Beddingfield was exiting the Budget Insurance Company, located at 2357 Pionono Avenue, when he was approached by a black male suspect.  The suspect approached Beddingfield and words were exchanged. Beddingfield was shot as he was attempting to exit the parking lot of the business. The suspect ran up Pionono Avenue and then turned left and ran down Harris Street.  Investigators are still looking into the events that took place when the shooting occurred.

Beddingfield attempted to drive himself to the hospital and was involved in a traffic accident with injuries at the intersection of Second Street at Oglethorpe Street. A couple that was traveling west on Oglethorpe went through the green light in a tan/gray Nissan Pathfinder when Bedding field’s silver Chevrolet Impala collided with him. Witnesses stated that Beddingfield went through the red traffic light and hit the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan spun around and hit a telephone pole. The Chevrolet spun into the south bound lane of Second Street.  All three were transported to a local hospital.  The couple traveling in the Nissan Pathfinder is listed to be in stable condition.  Beddingfield is listed to be in critical, but stable condition as medical personnel are treating him for the injuries that he received from the shooting incident and traffic accident.

The suspect involved in the shooting incident is described as a heavy set black male.  He was wearing a green hooded coat and possibly a light blue stocking cap. * See the attached pictures….

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 26, 2015             

Commercial Armed Robbery  in south Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar store, located at 2526 Houston Avenue. It was reported that two masked men entered the store at around 9:34p.m. Sunday night. They demanded money from the cash registers. One of the suspect had a black plastic bag over his right hand as if he had a weapon. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the store.  No one was injured during this incident.

 

Suspect Descriptions

Suspect 1:

·         Black short  sleeve tee shirt

·         Dark in color pants

·         Black tennis shoes

·         Black hood

·         Black mask covering over face and sunglasses

·         6’0” in height, between 150-160 pound

·         Black plastic bag over right hand

·         Suspect 2:

·         Black Ski Mask covering face

·         Blue “Dickie” style jump suit

·         Gray tennis shoes

·      6’0” in height, between 150-160 pounds  

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes Against Persons Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 25, 2015

 

Deputy Involved Shooting in west Macon

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Campbell was conducting business checks when he discovered a burglary in progress at 3465 Mercer University Drive, the Quick Serve gas station just before 3:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that a side door to the unoccupied business was open. Sgt. Campbell asked for backup to conduct a search of the business because the business is closed with no electricity but still contained merchandise. The business had recently been burglarized January 14, 2015 due to its closure in December of 2014.  It was reported that when Sgt. Campbell entered the business he encountered 46 year-old Marvin Causey of Macon. A physical altercation ensued and Marvin Causey was shot by Sgt. Campbell.

 

Marvin Causey was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he is undergoing surgery for the injury. Sgt. Campbell was also transported to the hospital for injuries to his back that he sustained from the struggle with Causey.

 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident. Sgt. Campbell will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

January 21, 2015

Public’s Assistance In Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect involved in the armed robbery that occurred at CC Wings and Fish Seafood Market located at 3011 Houston Avenue at around  8:00 p.m. on Thursday night, January 15, 2015.

It was reported that a black male entered the store brandishing a silver handgun and ordered a customer standing at the counter to get on the floor.  As the customer was attempting to get on the floor, the suspect struck the customer on the head with the gun. The suspect approached the employee at the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was last seen running out of the business towards St. James Avenue.

The suspect was wearing a black hoodie jacket, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles and white shoe strings. He also had what appeared to be lime green and gray gloves on his hands and a dark colored mask covering his face.  He is described as being skinny and was 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height. Pictures of the suspect are attached.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes Against Persons Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 21, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault in south Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person in the 4100 block of Mikado Avenue at around 11:19 p.m. Tuesday night. When deputies arrived at the location they found 25 year old Kenneth Dennard shot once in the abdomen. It was discovered through further investigation that Dennard had been shot at his residence at 925 Troupe Street.

 

It was reported that Dennard and another 30 year old male resident were inside the home on Troupe Street. A third resident was outside the home.  Dennard and the resident inside the home heard a knock at the front door. Four unknown black males all dressed in dark blue clothing and armed with guns, kicked the front door open, forcing their way into the home.  As the suspects entered the home one of the suspects fired several shots. One of the rounds struck Dennard. After being shot Dennard ran from the house where he was later found on Mikado Avenue. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the scene. They were last seen running towards Mikado Avenue.

 

Dennard was transported to the Navicent Center and treated for the gunshot wound. He is listed in stable condition. No further information is available on the suspects at this time. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call person’s investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 19, 2015

Missing Person from north Macon area is Found

 James H. Faulkner, age 88 of Macon was found this evening in Camden County Georgia. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators received notification at around 7:35 p.m. that the Sheriff’s Office in Camden County called to say they had a male fitting the description of Faulkner.

 

It was reported that deputies in Camden County responded to a call of a person driving erratic and that he was at a gas station/convenience store. Faulkner was driving the Lincoln Towncar he had left Macon in last night.  After arriving deputies found the identity of Faulkner and confirmed that it was him and that he was reported missing from Macon. Faulkner was reported to be exhausted but ok. He was being checked by medical personnel in Camden County. Family members are on their way to reunite with Faulkner and bring him back home.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all media , the Macon-Bibb E911 Center, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, the Sheriff's Office in Camden County and everyone who assisted in locating James H. Faulkner.

January 19, 2015

Missing Person from north Macon area

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  James H. Faulkner, age 88 from the Clairidge Court area. Faulkner went to bed at around 11:30p.m. Sunday night. He left the house sometime after and has not been seen since. Faulkner never drives at night and the family stated that he suffers from dementia and he is also a severe diabetic.

 Faulkner should be driving 2004 Gold in color, Lincoln Town car with a Georgia tag display of BJQ3581. The vehicle also has a cracked passenger side view mirror. The family stated that Faulkner has mentioned Columbus, Georgia several times in recent weeks and may possibly be attempting to travel to the city of Columbus.

 He is described as a white male, clean shaven and has a bald head. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray color sports coat, blue golf style polo shirt, khaki pants and he was also wearing black and brown shoes.

* A picture of Mr. Faulkner is attached in this release.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an “on-call” Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 18, 2015

Accident Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that took place just after 4:00p.m. Sunday afternoon. It was reported that Wayne Sjoquist, age 73 from Macon was struck by a Ford F150, driven by 41 year old Benjamin Hosalla of Lizella,  as he entered the cross walk, in front of the Kroger, located at 220 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.  Sjoquist was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in critical condition.

This accident is under investigation.  No charges have been filed at this time.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

January 18, 2015

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection to Murder Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s patrol deputies arrested the second suspect in connection to the armed robbery and murder of Ulysses Pitts, which took place at a residence on McCall Road on January 7, 2015.  A crime stoppers tip was called in about the location  of 25 year old Antwan Denard Johnson.  Patrol deputies arrested Johnson at around 12:09p.m., Sunday, without incident, in a hotel room at the Discovery Inn, located at 4604 Chambers Road.

Antwan Denard Johnson was arrested and charged with armed robbery and murder. He also had outstanding warrants from an unrelated case for the charges of Battery Family Violence, Terroristic Threats and Acts, and Cruelty to Children in the 3rd degree. Johnson is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Sherod Ranardo Holston turned himself in at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Office on January 10, 2015. Investigators took Holston into custody. Holston had warrants for his arrest for the murder and armed robbery of Ulysses Pitts.

Holston was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on both charges. He was also charged with violation of probation. No bond has been set.

 

Anyone with information to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 17, 2015

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

 

An investigation on Friday night led to the arrest of 46 year old Sheriff’s Deputy David Wayne Whigham. It was reported that Whigham got into an argument with his wife Friday evening at their residence. The argument led to a physical altercation with his wife. The call came in just before 8:30 p.m. and Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the residence.  Mrs. Whigham is also a deputy with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

 

Mr. Whigham has been charged with Battery (Family Violence).  He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Bond has not been set.  Mr. Whigham is also suspended from duty at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office pending an internal investigation.

 

January 17, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery on Pionono Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that place at the Citi Trends store, located at 3880 Pionono Avenue. It was reported that two masked men entered the store at around 8:43p.m. Friday night. They demanded money from the cash registers as one of the suspect brandished a small silver revolver. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the store.  No one was injured during this incident.

Suspect descriptions

Suspect 1:

·         Black button down long sleeve “Dickie” style shirt

·         Dark in color pants

·         Royal blue gloves

·         Black shoes

·         Black Fitted Baseball Style Cap w/ white logo

·         Black cloth covering over face

·         Medium to stocky build

 

Suspect 2:

·         Black Ski Mask covering face

·         Blue “Dickie” style jump suit

·         Royal blue gloves (possibly with a white logo)

·         Black & white shoes

·         This suspect entered the store carrying a silver in color, snub nose, revolver style handgun

·         Slender build

 

 

·         Still photographs of the suspects are attached to this media release.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or you can call  Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 16, 2015

 

Arrest Made in Commercial Burglary Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies make an arrest after responding to a call at around 12:40 a.m. this morning in reference to a commercial burglary in progress. The incident location was 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Envy Nightclub.

 

It was reported that a witness saw a white male with “floppy” brown hair kicking on the front door of the business. He yelled at the suspect to stop kicking the door. As the suspect kept kicking the door he made entry into the business. The witness ran to a nearby business and told another person to call 911 to report the incident. Deputies quickly arrived at the nightclub and entered through the opening in the door that the suspect had kicked open. Deputies found the suspect hiding in an area inside the nightclub. He was taken into custody.

 

The suspect was identified as Nathaniel Taylor Moorhouse, 23 years old, of Macon. Moorhouse was charged with 1 count of second degree burglary and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. His bond is set at $8,450.00.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 16, 2015

Update: Commercial Armed Robbery in south Bibb

Upon further investigation and reviewing the video surveillance it was discovered that the handgun the suspect displayed was black, not stainless steel. The black jacket  the suspect was wearing was a hoodie type jacket. Both gloves on the suspect’s hands were lime green with possibly some gray color. In addition to the description giving in the original release the suspect was also wearing a mask. He is described as being skinny and was 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height.

January 15, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery in south Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place tonight at around 8:00 p.m. at CC Wings and Fish Seafood Market located at 3011 Houston Avenue. It was reported that the black male suspect entered the business, brandishing a stainless steel handgun and ordered everyone inside on the floor. As one customer was attempting to get on the floor, the suspect struck the customer on the head with the gun. The suspect approached the employee at the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen running out of the business towards St. James Avenue.

The suspect was wearing a black coat, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles and white shoe strings. He also had what appeared to be a lime green and gray glove on one hand and a gray glove on the other hand. No height or weight is available at this time. The customer that was struck on the head was treated at the scene for the injury. 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 14, 2014

 

Arrest Made in Shooting Incident

The United States Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26 year old Tavoris McKinney of Macon for the shooting and robbery of 38 year old Lonnie Hicks of Milledgeville. The shooting occurred at 1623 Sherrill Drive on December 30, 2014. McKinney was arrested without incident at a location in the 3900 block of St. Charles Street at around 2:20 p.m. today without incident.

It was reported that Hicks went to 1623 Sherrill Drive along with two other people in reference to a drug transaction. During the transaction McKinney pulled out a gun and robbed Hicks of marijuana that he had in his possession. Hicks, McKinney and a third person got into a struggle. During the struggle the gun was fired. As Hicks exited the front door he was shot in the back by McKinney. Warrants were taken out for McKinney’s arrest for aggravated assault and armed robbery. Hicks has been released from the Navicent Center.

McKinney was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charges. No bond has been set.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

January 13, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery in east Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Lucky Bamboo Gift Shop, located at 1747 Shurling Drive. It was reported that at around 8:30p.m., a male suspect entered the business, brandished a gun, and demanded money from the cash register. Male and female clerks were behind the counter at the time of the incident. The suspect demanded that the female clerk hand over her jewelry. The male clerk attempted to fend off the suspect, but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and with the clerk’s jewelry. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male. He was approximately 6 feet in height and he had some facial hair covering his chin. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt. No further description was given at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or  you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

January 12, 2015

 

Arrest Made in Commercial Burglary Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm call at 3375 Napier Avenue, the Macon Rescue Mission, at around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.  After deputies arrived on scene they found the front doors of the business open. Deputies entered the building to check for any possible suspects inside the building.  No one was found to be inside.

With the help of an employee, deputies were able to pull up the security camera surveillance video. They observed a black male on the video walking around the outside of the business. The suspect was wearing a black or blue flannel jacket, black hood, khaki cargo type pants and brown boots. The male suspect went to the front doors pulling on the doors as if to see if they were unlocked. He then went around to the rear doors and did the same thing. Both front and rear doors to the building were locked. The suspect walked back around to the front doors and snatched on them several times, violently, trying to open them. He then picked up what appeared to be a rock or piece of brick and began throwing it at the door. The glass in the door was smashed and the doors lock broke, causing the doors to open. The suspect ran into the building, grabbed a glass jar with an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the building.

Deputies began checking the area around the business for the suspect. Within minutes of the search, Deputy Monneypenny saw a black male fitting the description of the suspect walking on Lily Avenue towards Montpelier Avenue. The suspect was identified as 48 year old George Cole Jr. of Macon. Cole was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Property Investigations Office. Cole was charged with 1 count of Burglary and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. He is currently being held at the jail.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 12, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in a Residential Burglary Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in a burglary that took place in the Lower Thomaston Road area on December 19, 2014. The home owner/victim contacted the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office about a burglary and turned over surveillance footage from his home security system. The surveillance footage captured the suspect taking items from the residence and the vehicle that the suspect was driving at the time of the incident.

*Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify and located the suspect in the still pictures that are attached to this media release.

The suspect is described as a white male. He is around 25 to 35 years of age, has a bald head, and he also has several tattoos on his neck.  The suspect was last seen wearing a white jacket with black stripes over a lavender smaller jacket with a white stripe that ran down each arm. He also was wearing blue jeans.

The suspect was last seen driving a four door, gold in color Cadillac. The vehicle had tinted windows, a sunroof, and the vehicle appeared to have a “drive out” tag displayed on the back . Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 11, 2015

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Auto Theft Suspect 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an auto theft suspect after a brief vehicle chase today. It was reported that Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Kent spotted a vehicle on Hartley Bridge Road that had been given out in a bolo as stolen.

 

 

Just after 5:00 p.m. Deputy Kent attempted to stop the 2012 silver Chevrolet Impala after verifying it was stolen. The driver of the Impala refused to stop, leading Deputy Kent on a brief vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended in the 5000 block of Houston Road at Oak Grove Mobile Home Park. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended the driver of the stolen vehicle. He was identified as 25 year old Richard Harold Varner of Juliette Georgia. Two other passengers were in the vehicle with Varner. One passenger, a male, fled the scene on foot and his identity is unknown at this time. The other passenger is a female. She was detained and turned over to a parent.

 

Varner was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Property Investigations Office. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal use of an article (firearm) with an altered ID number, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and a parole violation. Varner also has a hold placed on him for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex where he currently remains. There is no bond for Varner.

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call property investigator or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 10, 2015

Update: Suspects Identified in Homicide in east Macon

Today at around 10:30 a.m. Sherod Ranardo Holston turned himself in at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Office. Investigators took Holston into custody. Holston had warrants for his arrest for the murder and armed robbery of Ulysses Pitts.

Holston was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on both charges. He was also charged with violation of probation. No bond has been set.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have identified two suspects wanted in connection with the homicide and armed robbery that occurred at 1074 McCall Road in east Macon on the morning of Wednesday, January 7, 2014. 

Information and leads during the course of the investigation led investigators to the identity of the two suspects. They are Sherod Ranardo Holston, 24 years old of Macon and Antwan Denard Johnson, 25 years old of Macon.  Warrants have been signed on both subjects for felony murder and armed robbery.  During the incident an undisclosed amount of money was taken by the suspects.

Holston is a black male. Information from the Bibb County Jail File dated September of 2012 states that he is 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs 140 pounds. The photograph of Holston shows him with a mustache, beard and a gold grill in his mouth. Johnson is a black male.  Information from the Bibb County Jail File dated March of 2014 states that he is 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs 170 pounds. The photograph of Johnson shows him with long dreads, a goatee and mustache.    The photographs of Holston and Johnson are attached.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “Our community can be grateful that Bibb Investigators have identified suspects within forty eight hours of this senseless crime. Robbing and murdering an individual in front of a ten year old and a thirteen year old only shows how merciless and ruthless these suspects are.”  

This incident is still currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Holston and Johnson or about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 9, 2015

Suspects Identified in Homicide in east Macon

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have identified two suspects wanted in connection with the homicide and armed robbery that occurred at 1074 McCall Road in east Macon on the morning of Wednesday, January 7, 2014. 

Information and leads during the course of the investigation led investigators to the identity of the two suspects. They are Sherod Ranardo Holston, 24 years old of Macon and Antwan Denard Johnson, 25 years old of Macon.  Warrants have been signed on both subjects for felony murder and armed robbery.  During the incident an undisclosed amount of money was taken by the suspects.

Holston is a black male. Information from the Bibb County Jail File dated September of 2012 states that he is 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs 140 pounds. The photograph of Holston shows him with a mustache, beard and a gold grill in his mouth. Johnson is a black male.  Information from the Bibb County Jail File dated March of 2014 states that he is 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs 170 pounds. The photograph of Johnson shows him with long dreads, a goatee and mustache.    The photographs of Holston and Johnson are attached.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “Our community can be grateful that Bibb Investigators have identified suspects within forty eight hours of this senseless crime. Robbing and murdering an individual in front of a ten year old and a thirteen year old only shows how merciless and ruthless these suspects are.”  

This incident is still currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Holston and Johnson or about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 9, 2015

Aggravated Assault in east Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place around 4:15p.m. Friday afternoon. The incident took place on Tredway Drive, next to a vacant building that is located at 1900 Shurling Drive. It was reported that 20 year old Kemani Ridgeway and his girlfriend parked their vehicle in the parking lot, next to the vacant building. Ridgeway got out of the vehicle to speak with three individuals who were standing next to the building.

During the conversation, an argument ensued, one of the three individuals brandished a gun and shot Ridgeway in the chest area. The three suspects fled the area and Ridgeway was later transported to a local hospital by ambulance. No one else was injured during this incident.

Investigators and patrol deputies are canvasing the area and interviewing possible witnesses in an attempt to identify and locate the three individuals involved.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 9, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in a Commercial Burglary Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify two suspects involved in the burglary of the Family Dollar, located at 2123 Pionono Avenue. The incident took place on December 13, 2014 at around 11:46p.m.

It was reported that someone passing by the store called 911 and stated that two suspects were spotted breaking into the Family Dollar. The suspects threw a concrete center block through the window to enter the store and then left the business through a side emergency door.  The suspects took four “Net 10 ZTE” cell phones.

The first suspect is described as a black male. He was last seen wearing dark colored top, dark colored shorts, and he also had on “slide-on” sandals.  This suspect was also wearing orange gloves and carrying a black backpack.

The second suspect is described as a black male. He was last seen wearing a dark colored top, dark colored jeans, and white tennis shoes. This suspect was also carrying a red back pack.

We are attaching photos of the two suspects to this media release and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating these two individuals.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Property Investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 9, 2015

 

 

Update: Arrest Made in Theft Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies made an arrest on a theft incident that occurred at around 8:30 a.m. this  morning at the Greyhound Bus Station located at 65 Spring Street.

 

It was reported that the suspect, later identified as 21 year old James Thompson, of Michigan, approached the 53 year old victim outside the bus station and asked if he had a vehicle. The victim told Thompson no, he did not have a vehicle. The victim also reported that the Thompson walked over to several vehicles, pulling on door handles as if to see if the doors were unlocked. Thompson came back over to the victim again and asked about a vehicle again and the victim said he had no vehicle. Thompson reached down and grabbed an envelope that was on top of a bag lying on the ground that belonged to the victim and fled on foot.

 

While responding to the call, Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that the suspect involved in the theft was running north on Spring Street towards Gray Highway. Deputies caught up to Thompson at the intersection of Gray Highway and Clinton Road near Second Street and apprehended him. When Thompson was apprehended he resisted, fighting with the deputies.

 

Thompson was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division where he was questioned by investigators. He was charged with 1 count of theft by taking, 2 counts of criminal damage to property, 1 count of obstruction and 1 count of escape. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charges. Bond was denied.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 9, 2015

Missing Person from south Bibb Found

Derwin Eric Lawson was located this afternoon at around 12:00 noon today. Lawson was found outside the Chamber of Commerce building located at 1228 Watson Boulevard by his Special Olympics Coach, Mr. Brown. Brown was driving down Watson Boulevard, saw Lawson and recognized him. Brown contacted the Warner Robins Police Department and discovered that Lawson had been reported missing in Bibb county.

Warner Robins Police Department notified the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office that Lawson had been located. Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies and investigators met with Lawson and WRPD officers in Houston County. Lawson was transported to a local hospital in Houston County where he was checked after being out in the cold weather. His family was also notified that he had been found.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media and the public and the Warner Robins Police Department for their help with locating Lawson.

January 9, 2015

 

 

Arrest Made in Theft Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies made an arrest on a theft incident that occurred at around 8:30 a.m. this  morning at the Greyhound Bus Station located at 65 Spring Street.

 

It was reported that the suspect, later identified as 21 year old James Thompson, of Michigan, approached the 53 year old victim outside the bus station and asked if he had a vehicle. The victim told Thompson no, he did not have a vehicle. The victim also reported that the Thompson walked over to several vehicles, pulling on door handles as if to see if the doors were unlocked. Thompson came back over to the victim again and asked about a vehicle again and the victim said he had no vehicle. Thompson reached down and grabbed an envelope that was on top of a bag lying on the ground that belonged to the victim and fled on foot.

 

While responding to the call, Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that the suspect involved in the theft was running north on Spring Street towards Gray Highway. Deputies caught up to Thompson at the intersection of Gray Highway and Clinton Road near Second Street and apprehended him.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 9, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery in west Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Flash Foods that is located at 5602 Thomaston Rd. The incident took place at around 3:35a.m. Friday morning. It was reported that a masked gunman entered the store and demanded cash, cigarettes, and beer. Once the suspect received the items demanded, he fled the store in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male.  He was wearing a mask over his face and he had on a t-shirt over his head. He also had on a dark jacket or coat and red pants. The suspect brandished a black handgun during this incident.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak with the “on-call” investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 9, 2015

Missing Person from south Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Derwin Eric Lawson was last seen between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night, January 8, 2014 at his home at 2578 Allan Way in Macon. He is possibly riding a red BMX type bicycle with foot pegs on the rear wheel area.

Lawson is called Eric and responds to that name. He is described as a white male, 30 years old, clean shaven with possibly some stubble and short dark hair. He is 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing red sweatpants, a red Georgia Bulldog t-shirt and a red and black Atlanta Falcons winter type jacket. He has family in the Macon area. He also has a grandmother that has to make trips to the Atlanta area and he may try to go there. Eric is mentally handicapped and has the mind of a young child according to family. If approached he may appear to be frightened and run. He does take medication and has not had his medicine since yesterday. A picture of Eric is attached in this release.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 8, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Asking for the Public’s Assistance in a Commercial Robbery by Snatching Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in reference to a Commercial Robbery by Snatching that occurred on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Sonic, 3837 Mercer University Drive just after 9:00 p.m.

 

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect involved in this incident. The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black overcoat, black hood, dark pants and blue gloves.

 

The suspect’s picture is also attached to this media release. Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 7, 2015

Homicide in East Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a person shot just before 7:00 a.m. this morning at 1074 McCall Road. When deputies arrived they found one male victim shot inside the home. The victim was struck multiple times.

The victim was identified as 42 year old, Ulysses Pitts of Macon. Pitts lived at the address on McCall Road. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones has notified the next of kin.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and Crime Scene Investigators are processing the  crime scene. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 6, 2015

 

 

 

Arrests Made in Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made two arrests on a commercial armed robbery incident that occurred this morning. Deputies responded to a call at the Citgo Gas & Food Mart, 1803 Pionono Avenue, just before 8:30 a.m. It was reported that two black male suspects entered the store. One subject stood at the door while the other one grabbed beer and food items before exiting the store. The clerk tried to stop the suspects and one of the suspects displayed a gun and pointed it at the clerk. Both suspect’s faces were covered.

The two suspects were seen running out of the store then into a house on Daffodil Street. Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the house and spoke with a resident of the house. Deputies checked the inside of the home after receiving permission from the individual who lived there. Deputies find some items including the weapon that was used in the robbery. Through further investigation the suspects were located at a house in the 400 block of Poppy Avenue. Stolen items from the store were also found at the location. The suspects were identified as 18 year old Willie Johnson III, of Macon and 22 year old Larry Donnell Clay Jr., of Macon.

Johnson and Clay were taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. Both were charged with armed robbery and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 2, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Theft Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in reference to a theft investigation that was reported to have happened on Millerfield Road, back in October of 2014.  Investigators want to speak with Brian Mitchell Lawson, age 35 from Macon.  Investigators reported that Lawson has two warrants for his arrest, the first warrant is for Theft by Receiving and the second warrant is for Theft by Deception. 

Lawson is described as a white male, he approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height and we weighs around 130 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Lawson’s picture is attached to this media release.

A second person is also being sought in reference to this theft incident. The second picture that is attached to this media release shows a black male suspect at a pawn shop. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating identifying the suspect. The unknown suspect’s picture is also attached to this media release.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of these suspects are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 30, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is Asking the Public to Refrain from Celebratory Gunfire

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to refrain from using celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve. Celebratory gunfire is defined as “shooting a firearm into the air in celebration”. Not only is celebratory gunfire dangerous, but it is also against the law. Shooting firearms recklessly and discharging a firearm 50 yards from a public street or highway are both against the law. When you fire something up into the air, it must come down. Stray bullets can damage personal property and it can cause personal injury or even death.

When a firearm is discharged into the air, a bullet can travel approximately 219 mph before reaching the ground, according to the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Technology Experts in West Virginia. Many people think that a bullet will travel really high into the sky, but they don’t think about the fact that it comes back down at such a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be mindful and remember what goes up must come down and that incidents from celebratory gunfire can easily be avoided.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “Every year we hear that someone has been injured or killed by celebratory gunfire. Randomly shooting a gun into the air is dangerous and illegal. It can lead to immense tragedy. Be responsible. Don’t let firearms join your New Year’s party.”

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies will be out on New Year’s Eve, paying special attention to individuals engaged in reckless conduct with firearms as well as those who decide to drink and drive. We want to do our part to ensure that everyone has a safe and Happy New Year’s celebration.

If anyone hears gunfire or sees anything suspicious call 478-751-7500, or notify your local law enforcement agency to report it.

December 30, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the Public’s Assistance in  Hit and Run Traffic Accident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Fatality Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance with information on a gray or silver, 2006 to 2010 Nissan Maxima, or Nissan Altima. The vehicle was last seen driven by a black male.

The driver of this vehicle is wanted for questioning in reference to the hit and run accident that occurred on Rocky Creek Road at Ashland Drive on December 18, 2014 at around 10:00p.m.  A picture of the actual vehicle involved is attached.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or driver is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Traffic Accident Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 30, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at a residence in the 3200 block of McEvoy Drive. The victim was lying outside the residence when deputies arrived.

It was reported that the victim, 38 year old Lonnie Hicks of Milledgeville was shot once in the back. The incident did not occur at the address on McEvoy Drive. Hicks was driven there by another person after being shot. It was reported that the incident occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of Sherrill Drive.

Hicks was transported to the Navicent Center where he is undergoing surgery.  

No further information is available at this time. This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 30, 2014

Sixth Arrest Made in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

This morning at around 9:00a.m. Kenyata Norreece Lester turned himself in at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division and was taken into custody by investigators. The arrest is in relation to the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café on Friday December 12, 2014. Lester was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charges of 2 counts of murder, 1 count of participating in criminal street gang activity and 6 counts of aggravated assault.  There is no bond at the present time.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 30, 2014

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating  Carjacking Incident

Macon Regional Crimestoppers received a tip this morning on the whereabouts of the red Dodge Durango that was taken in the carjacking incident at 3601 Mercer University Drive, Macon Garden Apartments last night. Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an abandoned house on Dexter Avenue at Mercer University Drive at around 9:17a.m., after receiving the tip and found the vehicle at this location.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 29, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating  Carjacking Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 3601 Mercer University Dr., Macon Garden Apartments, in reference to a carjacking just after 9:45 p.m. tonight.  Deputies were flagged down by the 39-year-old black male victim from Macon. The victim stated he was at the apartment complex when two black males wearing all black approached him and his passenger. one brandishing a handgun and the second a brick. The victim stated the suspect with the gun hit him in the head and demanded his vehicle, a red 2003 Dodge Durango. The passenger was able to exit the vehicle without incident.   Deputies placed a lookout for the stolen vehicle.

 

The passenger was not injured during this incident. The driver sustained a cut to his head but declined medical attention. No further suspect information is available at this time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 29, 2014

 

Arrest made in Commercial Burglary

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in Commercial Burglary at the Fastee Foods located at 2893     Napier Ave around 9:31PM. The suspects made entry into the business by prying the front door open and removing several items. The suspects lead deputies on a brief pursuit but where later apprehended. The driver 18-year-old Tyrone Kelly was charged with burglary, fleeing and eluding.  Rojhahmene Williams 19-year-old and Montaz Tolbert 18-year-old were charged with burglary.   Two other black male suspects are being sought in relation to this incident. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 29, 2014

Arrest made in Residential  Burglary

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies make an arrest in a residential burglary in progress  that occurred at 2140 Ingleside Ave at about 1:20am. The homeowner stated that suspect Charlie Wells knocked on the door of this home that was unlocked and then walked inside without permission. The home owner  stated when she heard the suspect knock she was on her way down  stairs to the door when she discovered  the suspect coming out of her laundry room. The suspect ran from the home when he was discovered. The homeowner called Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Charlie Wells was detained near 2014 Ingleside Av. Wells was transported to the property office and interviewed. Wells was charged with Burglary  and was  transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

 

 

December 24, 2014

     Update:   Child Abduction Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff Office  location 21-year-old Kiera Ray and 1-year-old Tyrese Green at 4112 Elizabeth Ct in Macon , at one of  Kiera Ray relatives home.  1-year-old Tyrese Green was returned to his family unharmed. After further investigation it was discovered  there was a miscommunication  between the two relatives. No charges will be filed against Kiera Ray.

December 24, 2014

Commercial Burglary Incident In West Bibb

 Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to Farmers Home Furniture located at 3337 Mercer University Dr in reference to a burglary. At 8:15 this morning it was reported that the front doors of the store were found  pried open. Two males were seen on the store’s security camera making entry into the store. The two suspects entered the store, grabbing several televisions totaling $20,850.00 and the stores safe containing an undisclosed amount of money.

The two suspects were wearing sweatshirts with their faces concealed.  This incident is currently under investigation. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Property Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 24, 2014

Child Abduction Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in a child abduction investigation.  It was reported that 21- year -old Kiera Ray left a residence in the 1200 block of Burton Avenue Tuesday evening with her 1- year- old step-cousin, Tyrese Green. Kiera stated that she was taking Tyrese to another relative’s house to take a bath.  Kiera returned to the Burton Avenue residence at around 10:30p.m., but without Tyrese.  Kiera Ray left the residence again, at around 11:00p.m. Tuesday night and has not returned. Neither Tyrese nor Kiera have been seen since.

* Pictures of Tyrese Green and Kiera Ray are attached to this media release.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation or know the whereabouts of Tyrese Green or Kiera Ray are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Crimes Against Children Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 23, 2014

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Robbery

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery attempt of the Subway that is located at 1433 Eisenhower Parkway at around 9:30p.m. Monday night.  It was reported that an armed suspect wearing black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with stripes running down the legs and black shoes with white trim, entered the restaurant and demanded money. The clerk ran to the back, locking herself in the freezer. The suspect immediately ran out of the store, without any money.

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators arrived on the scene and immediately canvassed the area. The investigation led to arrest of the suspect who was located at a nearby residence on Neville Way.

Oscar Eugene Pitts, age 54 of Macon, was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony ( Armed Robbery) and Probation Violation State Court. Pitts does not have a bond at this time. 

 

 

December 20, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Outreach Section will be Hosting “Santa in the Park”

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Outreach Section will be hosting “Santa in the Park” on Monday December 22, 2014 in Central City Park. Santa will arrive at 10:00a.m. There will be a raffle for bikes and toys. Raffle tickets will be given to children only, ages 9 to 15 years old. Children must be present to win. There will also be a moonwalk, games, door prizes, youth topics and lots of fun. Lunch is free and will be served starting at 11:30a.m. Bring the kids out to see Santa, have a chance to win some great prizes, and have some fun and lunch with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

December 19, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will Host “Sheriff’s Christmas with a Deputy” Program

On Monday December 22, 2014 the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will host the first “Sheriff’s Christmas with a Deputy”  from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Target store located at 4685 Presidential Parkway in Macon.

This program was made possible through a Target grant awarded to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $2,500.00. The Sheriff’s Office will utilize the granted funds to purchase Target gift cards at $125.00 each. Youth selected to participate in this program will be paired together and will be accompanied by a deputy to shop from their Christmas wish list.

The youth applications for this program were developed by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section. The applicants met a criteria focused on low income households with other additional factors. 

December 19, 2014

Commercial Robbery in Downtown District

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial robbery that took place this morning just before 4:30 a.m. at the Circle K Convenience Store located at 15 Spring Street. It was reported that a black male entered the store, walked up to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect did not display a weapon but he did tell the clerk he had a gun in his pocket. The clerk said the suspect also had a jacket covering his left hand. The clerk gave an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers to the suspect. The suspect fled the store on foot last seen running in the direction of Riverside Drive.

The suspect was wearing a zip up hoodie, a blue bandana covering his mouth and nose, and black and white tennis shoes. No further information is available on the suspect at this time. No one was injured during the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 19, 2014

 

 

Accident with Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in the 2500 block of Rockycreek Road at around 10:00 pm. Thursday night. It was reported that a resident heard a loud noise outside their home. When the resident went to see what the noise was they saw someone lying in the roadway. It appeared that the person had been struck by a vehicle and the vehicle had left the scene. 

 

The pedestrian, identified as 49 year old Ralph Stephens, was transported to the Navicent Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident. He is listed in stable condition. No information is available at this time on the vehicle that struck Stephens.

 

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call traffic investigator, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

 

December 18, 2014

Third Victim Has Died in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

Derrick Jackson, 38 years old of Macon was pronounced dead at the Navicent Center tonight at 7:52 pm. by doctors, according to Coroner Leon Jones. The next of kin has been notified. Jackson was one of the victims shot at the Wings Café on Friday, December 12, 2014.

This incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 18, 2014

Fifth Arrest made in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Gang Investigators along with US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 29 year old Markques Patterson, of Macon,  at around 1:10 pm. today  at a business on Spring Street in Macon. Patterson was arrested without incident. 

The arrest is in relation to the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café on Friday December 12, 2014. Patterson was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on the charges of 2 counts of murder, 1 count of participating in criminal street gang activity and 5 counts of aggravated assault.  There is no bond at the present time.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 17, 2014

Fourth  Arrest Made in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Gang Investigators along with investigators from the Criminal Investigative Division served arrest warrants tonight on 23 year old Jaquez Terrance Foster of Macon. Foster was arrested at the Navicent Center at 9:00 pm. He is charged with 2 counts of murder, aggravated assault and a probation violation.

The arrest is in relation to the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café on Friday December 12, 2014. Walls will be booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center on the charges.  Foster was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. There is no bond at the present time.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 17, 2014

Third  Arrest made in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

The US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Task Force arrested 38 year old Vertuice Wall, of Macon, at around 4:00pm. this afternoon. Wall was arrested at an associate’s apartment in Marietta Georgia. He was arrested without incident. Wall is charged with 2 counts of murder and 1 count of criminal street gang activity. The arrest is in relation to the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café on Friday December 12, 2014. Walls will be booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on the charges. 

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 17, 2014

Second Arrest made in Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

The US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Task Force arrested 28 year old Eric Watkins Jr., of Macon, at around 2:45pm. at the corner of Bloomfield Drive and Lindsey Drive. Watkins was arrested without incident. He is charged with 2 counts of murder and 1 count of criminal street gang activity. The arrest in in relation to the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café on Friday December 12, 2014. Watkins was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex last night after being questioned by investigators. No bond has been set.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

December 15, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Augusta in Connection to Financial Crime Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit was notified that the individual that they were seeking for Identity Fraud was identified and arrested in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday. It was reported that DeAndre M Adams of Atlanta, Georgia was arrested for similar Identity Fraud by using counterfeit identification to withdrawal funds from a banking accounts. Adams is suspected of using false identifications to withdraw approximately $600,000 from banking accounts throughout the Southeast.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking warrants on Adams and a hold will be placed when he satisfies the Augusta courts in their investigation against Adams.

 

December 14, 2014

 

Arrest Made in west Macon Commercial Burglary Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made an arrest on a burglary incident that occurred Saturday night. Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call at Dani’s Foods, 1296 Anthony Road, at around 8:45pm. Deputy Conner arrived at the store and saw several subjects running from the business, through the rear parking lot. He was able to catch and detain one of the subjects which was a black female. She was identified as 22 year old Shaquana Colita Bell of Macon. Bell was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigations Office where she was interviewed by an investigator.

Bell was charged with criminal street gang activity and burglary. She was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charges. No bond has been set at this time. A BMW that was abandoned at the store was also secured and impounded in relation to the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 13, 2014

Commercial Robbery by Snatching in west Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery by snatching that took place just after 9:00pm. Friday night at the Sonic located at 3837 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that a black male entered the business and approached the manager who was standing near the cash register. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of money out of the hand of the manager and out of the cash register. The suspect fled the store on foot towards the rear of the business.

The suspect is described as having a light complexion, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black overcoat, black hood, dark pants and blue gloves. No one was injured in the incident. 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 13, 2014

Update: Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

On Friday, December 12, 2014, 35 year old Dashon Johnston of Macon was picked up by Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators for questioning in the shooting incident and homicides that occurred at the Wings Café early Friday morning. Johnston was charged with robbery after it was learned through the investigation that he had taken an undisclosed amount of money and other items from one of the fatally wounded victims, George Henley.  Johnston was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the robbery charge. His bond is set at $11,200.00.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 12, 2014

Press Conference Invitation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Press Conference at 2:30p.m, this afternoon to discuss the shooting incident and homicides at Wings Café, 2822 Bloomfield Drive, early  this morning. 

Sheriff David Davis will hold the press conference on the second floor of the Bibb County LEC at 668 Oglethorpe Street in the training room.  All media are invited to attend.

 

December 12, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place around 4:57a.m. Friday morning, at the Waffle House located at 6230 Zebulon Road. It was reported that a masked suspect entered the restaurant with bags covering his hands. The suspect demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash he fled the restaurant and ran in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing. His face was covered and he wore plastic bags over his hands.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 12, 2014

Shooting Incident at a Local Night Club

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at the Wings Café, located at 2822 Bloomfield Drive at around 2:00a.m. Friday morning. It was reported that a fight broke out at the night club. During the fight two people were fatally shot and four others are listed to be in stable condition from gunshot wounds.

The victims of the incident are:

Cory Hollingshed, age 25…. fatally wounded.

George Henley, age 34….fatally wounded.

Markques Patterson, age 29…. stable condition at this time.

Jacquez Foster, age 23…. stable condition at this time.

Nastajah Taylor, age 23….stable condition at this time.

Derrick Jackson, age 38….stable condition at this time.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and Crime Scene Investigators are processing the scene for evidence in an attempt to identify those involved in this incident. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 11, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the Public’s Assistance in Financial Crime Investigation

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the three individuals depicted in the attached video stills. These individuals are wanted for questioning in the unlawful use of a financial transaction card to make a quantity of purchases at JC Penny’s department store that is located on 3661 Eisenhower Parkway. The suspects are sought for using a credit card without the consent or authority of the victim.

 

The suspects are described as: * See Attached Photos

 

Suspect #1:

 

The first suspect is described as a white female with red hair. She was last seen wearing a gray “Georgia Bulldogs” logo sweat shirt.

 

Suspect #2

 

The second suspect is described as a white male with dark hair and a mustache. This suspect was last seen wearing a black hat, gray and black stripped shirt, he also had on a silver or gold necklace with a ring hanging on the front portion of the necklace.

 

Suspect #3

The third suspect is described as a white male wearing a black hat. This suspect was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information in reference to identifying or locating these suspects are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Financial Crimes Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 10, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian. It was reported that around 7:15p.m. Wednesday evening an empty log truck was traveling north in the 3100 block of Broadway. The driver of the log truck, 44 year old Jerry Eugene Lollar of Covington, stated that a man was standing in the left lane of travel. He attempted to avoid hitting the man by braking, but was unsuccessful. The impact of the accident knocked the pedestrian into the south bound lanes of travel. A green Honda Accord, driven by 42 year old Ronnie Dioun Morgan of Thomaston, was traveling south on Broadway. It was reported that Morgan did not see the pedestrian and ran over him, dragging him several feet.  No one has been charged. This fatal accident is under investigation.

The pedestrian is identified to be 55 year old Douglas Michael Oliver. Oliver is believed to be homeless according to Coroner Leon Jones.  The coroner is asking for any family members to please contact Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley at 478-256-6714.

This section of Broadway is expected to reopen at around 11:00p.m. Wednesday night.

  Anyone with information in reference to this fatal accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the Fatality Investigators.

December 10, 2014

Aggravated Assault on Mimosa Drive

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in the 1200 block of Mimosa Drive at around 10:12p.m. Tuesday night. It was reported that several people were sitting inside of a vehicle that was parked in front of a residence, while others stood outside of the vehicle. A white vehicle approached from Sharon Drive. An occupant that was inside of the white colored vehicle fired several rounds towards the parked vehicle and the people that were standing next to the car. The white vehicle sped off, towards Napier Avenue.

Tracey Robinson Jr. , age 20 from Macon was struck in the left leg by one of the bullets and was taken to the hospital by a family member. Robinson is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and processing the scene for evidence in an attempt to identify those involved.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white, mid-sized vehicle, with tinted windows. No other information was available. Addition information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 9, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Credit Card Theft and Transaction Credit Card Fraud

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection to the theft of a wallet from the Kroger, located at 220 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. A tip was called into Crime Stoppers which led investigators to the arrest of a 20 year old Macon man on Tuesday afternoon.

Demonte Shaquille Slaughter was arrested for 1 count of Credit Card Theft and 12 counts of Credit Card Transaction Fraud. Slaughter is currently in custody at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office with a bond amount of $38,350.00.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the public’s assistance in this investigation.

December 9, 2014

Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Aggravated Assault on Lawton Avenue

The investigation into an aggravated assault that took place on Lawton Avenue, Friday night, led  to the arrest of a 16 year old juvenile. The juvenile was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and turned over to the juvenile authorities at Youth Detention Center.

It was reported that 18 year old Ladarius Washington was shot in the back of the left leg and 17 year old Kenyatta Jones was shot in the stomach area while in the 1900 block of Lawton Avenue at around 9:55p.m. Friday night. Both men were transported to a local hospital for treatment and have been released since.

The juvenile was charged with Aggravated Assault and Participation of Criminal Street Gang Activity. Additional arrests are pending further investigation.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 9, 2014

Public’s Assistance  in Identifying the Owner of a Red Dodge Durango and Person’s of Interest in the Aggravated Assault on Martin Luther King Boulevard

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a red Dodge Durango and persons of interest that were seen in the parking garage at Cherry Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at around 2:22a.m. There were two black males seen occupying the Durango. The first subject was wearing a royal blue jacket, white blue jeans and white tennis shoes. The second subject was wearing a white t-shirt, camouflaged pants and a baseball cap. The second subject was also wearing a gold grill in his mouth. 

 

Anyone with any information about the Durango, its owner, or the occupants in the vehicle is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

Pictures of the red Dodge Durango are attached. The original media release is also attached.

December 8, 2014

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Theft by Taking and Identity Theft Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a theft by taking of a wallet that took place Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Kroger located at 220 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. The victim had left his wallet at the service desk and when he went back to get to check, the wallet was gone. The stores security cameras showed a black male approximately 6 feet in height and weighing around 200 pounds take the wallet. He was wearing a red hat with black letters, a black shirt and dark colored pants.

The suspect is wanted for questioning in the theft and use of credit cards that were in the stolen wallet. Anyone with information in the identity and location of the suspect in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

December 6, 2014

Aggravated Assault on Martin Luther King Boulevard

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard, near Cherry Street, at around 2:22a.m. Saturday morning. It was reported that 20 year old Dun Tae Juwuan Jackson of Macon was walking to a parking garage after leaving a downtown night club when he was shot twice in the left leg and once in the left shoulder. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction according to witness statements.

Jackson was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. 

 

Investigators learned that a second victim was shot from the Martin Luther King Blvd.  shooting incident.  Darien Askew in his 20’s, from Perry, stated that he was walking and heard several gun shots. He stated that he noticed that he had been struck by a stray bullet in the left arm. He got into his vehicle and drove himself to the Houston County Medical Center. Askew is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

 

The suspect is described as a short black male that was wearing all black clothing.

 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.  Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or you can call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 6, 2014

Aggravated Assault on Lawton Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault, involving two people that took place in the 1900 block of Lawton Avenue at around 9:55p.m. Friday night. It was reported that 18 year old Ladarius Washington was shot in the back of the left leg and 17 year old Kenyatta Jones was shot in the stomach area. Both men were transported to a local hospital where they are listed by medical staff to be in stable condition.

Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and processing evidence in an attempt to identify those involved and to help determine the events that led to the shooting incident. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 5, 2014

 

 

 

Arrest Made in Home Invasion and Robbery by Force Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on a home invasion and a robbery by force incident that occurred on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The incidents were separate, but committed by the same suspect.

 

The first incident occurred before 7:30pm Thursday night. It was reported that the male suspect came to the 67 year old male victim’s residence on Tucker Valley Road and borrowed some money from the victim. The victim said the suspect came back an hour later and assaulted him. The victim’s wallet was also missing from his residence. The victim told deputies that the suspect’s name was Dale Brewer, a 50 year old white male of Lizella. The victim knew Brewer. The victim had a small cut on top of his head. The wound was treated at the scene and did not require him to be transported to a hospital.

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators were notified and a lookout was placed on Brewer and the 2001 blue Chevrolet Silverado he was driving.

 

The second incident which was a robbery by force occurred just before 10:30pm Thursday night. It was reported that the 60 year old victim came home to his residence on Forest Place around 6:00pm and found the suspect, Dale Brewer at his home. He stated Brewer comes over and visits him from time to time. The victim stated Brewer left and returned again between 10:00pm and 10:30pm. He said Brewer told him he was going to use his restroom and walked towards the hallway. Brewer came walking back towards the front door a few minutes later carrying a rifle that belonged to a friend that the victim was doing some work on. The victim attempted to stop Brewer from taking the rifle and was shoved to the ground. Brewer left in what was described as a two toned color Chevrolet pickup truck. Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators were notified and a lookout was placed on Brewer and the truck.

 

At around 12:30am this morning, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted by a Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy at a store in the 4000 block of Mercer University Drive. The truck left the store as the deputy was waiting for another patrol deputy to assist him. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the truck. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Brewer, led deputies on a vehicle chase which ended on Brown Drive at Mosely Dixon Road when Brewer lost control of the vehicle and wrecked.  He was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division after being treated for some cuts and scrapes at the scene. He was charged with 2 counts of robbery and fleeing from and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. Brewer was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. His bond is set at $23,700.00.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2014

 

Fatal Traffic Accident involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Montpelier Avenue at Holt Ave at around 10:00pm Thursday night. It was reported that 63 year old Bobby Lewis Wright of Macon was standing in the roadway on Montpelier Avenue when he was struck by 2002 silver BMW 325ci, driven by 26 year old Spencer Alexander Carter of Macon. The BMW was traveling west on Montpelier Avenue at the time of the accident.

Montpelier Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Duncan Avenue was blocked for approximately 2 hours while Bibb County Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Investigators worked the accident scene.  No other injuries were reported. Wright’s next of kin was notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

No charges have been made at this time as the accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call traffic accident investigator.

 

December 4, 2014

Missing Person from North Bibb

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Black male  Allen Bryant Stanley, age 43 from North Bibb County was last seen walking away from his job at Jumbos located at 3224 Vineville Ave. Stanley was to return to Jumbos to work a late shift but never returned to work or home.   Stanley was last seen around 6:00pm on Wednesday evening. A picture of Stanley has been attached he is approximately 5’9” in height and 240lbs in weight he was last seen wearing a black shirt unknown color pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 4, 2014

Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to an assistance call from Mercer University Police Department. It was reported that a Mercer student was walking to his vehicle just after 3:30am this morning when he saw someone in his 1994 Honda Civic near the old engineering building on Prince Street.  He went inside a building nearby and contacted the Mercer University Police Department. Officer Calloway with the police department responded to the location. As Officer Calloway shined his lights on the Honda, a black male wearing camouflage pants, a dark shirt and a ball cap with a red bill exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Calloway chased the suspect on foot and as the suspect was about to run into the woods he turned and fired a gunshot at Officer Calloway. Calloway was not struck. Officer Calloway got into his patrol vehicle in attempts to find the suspect. While searching the area, Officer Calloway met with Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Gaines and gave him a description of the suspect. The suspect was spotted by Deputy Gaines on Mercer University Drive near Elm Street at Jackson Street. The suspect was apprehended by Deputy Gaines and Officer Calloway. The suspect was transported back to the scene of the entering auto. Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.

 

The suspect was identified as 33 year old Kimyatus Jaque Hamilton of Macon. Hamilton is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, entering auto and a probation violation. He was transported to the Bibb County law Enforcement Complex. Bond was denied on Hamilton.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 3, 2014

 

Update: Arrest Made in Missing Person-Homicide Incident

 

At around 1:30pm today the body of 27 year old Shauntrice Williams was found at the Taylor County Landfill by Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigations also assisted with the search efforts for Williams. The next of kin has been notified by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. According to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones and autopsy will be performed.

 

Tanner appeared before a Magistrate Court Judge today and bond was denied on the charges of murder and aggravated assault.

 

The investigation of the incident is still on going. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 3, 2014

 

Arrest Made in Missing Person/Homicide Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 39 year old Ali Lamont Tanner of Macon in reference to a missing person/homicide incident involving 27 year old Shauntrise Michele Williams of Macon early this morning.

 

Williams was reported missing on Monday, December 1, 2014 just after 8:00pm. It was reported that Williams had not been seen or heard from since Thursday, November 27, 2014 by family members. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Tanner came to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division. He gave information to investigators that implicated himself in her disappearance and possible death. Information was also given as to the whereabouts of William’s body which investigators are checking in attempts to validate the information.  Tanner is charged with murder, aggravated assault and a probation violation. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.  No bond has been set for Tanner at the present time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation.  No further information is being released at this time. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

December 2, 2014

Disturbance at the Greyhound Bus Station

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a disturbance that took place at the Greyhound bus station, located at 65 Spring Street. It was reported that several people were arguing with the bus station’s clerks after missing their bus after being let off for a 15 minute break.  The glass window that is over the counter where the clerks are located was shattered by the angry patrons.

A Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene and attempted to speak with the people involved in the incident. Two men began to cuss at the clerks and deputy, one of the men, 43 year old Gene Tene from Naperville, Illinois, attempted to punch the deputy.  The other man, 19 year old Michael Joshua Costello of Naperville, Illinois, also began to fight with the deputy. The deputy was not injured during this incident. 

Both men were arrested after additional deputies arrived.

Gene Tene was charged with Criminal Damage to Property- 1st Degree, Simple Battery Against a Police Officer, and Willful Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer-misdemeanor.  Tene is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center with a bond of $7000.00.

Michael Joshua Costello was charged with Criminal Damage to Property – 2nd Degree and Willful Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer-misdemeanor. Costello is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center with a bond of $3700.00.

 

December 2, 2014

Name of Driver Involved in Fatal Accident Released

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that was reported to have happened at around 10:22a.m. Tuesday morning on Sardis Church Road, at the intersection to the on ramp that leads to I-75 north.

The driver of a Mitsubishi Mirage, 30 year old Cody Lee Thigpen of Macon, died at scene of the accident.

 It was reported that 42 year old Carol Ward-Braswell of Macon was making a left turn from Sardis Church Road to the on ramp that leads to interstate 75 when her Chevrolet Suburban was struck by a white Mitsubishi Mirage that was heading east on Sardis Church Road. The collision caused the Chevrolet to spin around and the Mitsubishi lost control and spun sideways before coming to a complete stop.

Witnesses stated that the driver of the Chevrolet had the green turn signal at the time that the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban was not injured.

Sardis Church Road was closed off and traffic was rerouted. Sardis Church Road reopened at around 12:30p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

 

December 2, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that was reported to have happened at around 10:22a.m. Tuesday morning on Sardis Church Road, at the intersection to the on ramp that leads to I-75 north.

It was reported that 42 year old Carol Ward-Braswell of Macon was making a left turn from Sardis Church Road to the on ramp to interstate 75 when her Chevrolet Suburban was struck by a white Mitsubishi Mirage that was heading east on Sardis Church Road. The collision caused the Chevrolet to spin around and the Mitsubishi lost control and spun sideways  before coming to a complete stop.

Witnesses stated that the driver of the Chevrolet had the green turn signal at the time that the accident occurred.

The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban was not injured. The driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene of the accident. The name of the driver who was in the Mitsubishi will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

 

December 1, 2014

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Financial Crime Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect seen in this photo. The suspect is wanted for Identity Fraud for using counterfeit identification to withdrawal funds from a banking account.   

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the pictured individual is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 30, 2014

 

Commercial Robbery Armed  in east Bibb County

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place Saturday night around 9:00pm at the Family Dollar, 160 Emery Hwy. It was reported that three black males entered the business with one of the suspects, brandishing a silver gun, ordered one of the employees to the cash registers, demanding the money from the registers. The second suspect was a look out. The third suspect ordered another employee to hand over the stores keys.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the business the suspects fled on foot. The first suspect was wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt and black bandana covering the lower part of his face. The second suspect was wearing all black and a black bandana covering the lower part of his face. The third suspect was wearing a red and black wind breaker, and a red bandana covering the lower part of his face.  No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 26, 2014

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

To help ensure the holidays are safe for you and your family, Sheriff David Davis and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office want to share the following important safety tips:

Parking Lot Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

·         Always make sure to lock your vehicle and hide valuables, preferably in the trunk or locked compartment.

·         If it is dark when you are out, park and walk in well-lit areas and carry keys in your hand.

·         Stay alert to your surroundings and take a moment to look around for possible suspicious persons, vehicles, and/or situations.

·         Prior to getting into your vehicle take a look inside and around before entering your vehicle. If anything looks suspicious or if your vehicle has been burglarized, call your local law enforcement agency.

·         Keep your cellphone charged and with you while shopping.

When you’re out shopping for the holidays, stay alert to surroundings

·         When in crowded places, be alert. 

·         Don’t overload yourself with packages.

·         Be aware of what’s going on around you to avoid potential threats.

·         Be wary of strangers approaching you for any reason.

·         When possible, avoid wearing expensive jewelry and carrying large amounts of valuables.

·         Never leave personal belongings unattended.

·         As an added precaution, make sure you have a record of all your credit card numbers in a secure place at home in case they are ever lost or stolen.

Shop with Friends, there is safety in numbers

·         Always remember there is safety in numbers. Plan to shop with friends and relatives instead of going out alone.

·         Make sure everyone remains alert and looks out for each other.

 

Holiday safety tips for business owners: 

·         Keep your business well lighted at night, inside and out.

·         Don’t block store windows

·         Keep delivery doors locked and know who is on the other side prior to opening the   door.

·         Do not keep large sums of money in the store during store hours.

·         Do not keep large sums of money in the store overnight.

If you see something suspicious call your local law enforcement agency or 911.

November 26, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery attempt in north Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted commercial armed robbery incident that took place this morning just before 1:00 a.m. at the Flash Foods, 3889 Vineville Avenue. It was reported that two black male subjects entered the store and walked towards the store clerk. One of the subjects pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The subject with the weapon and the clerk got into a struggle causing the subject to lose his grasp on the weapon. The clerk was able to force the subject out of the store and lock the door. The other subject had already ran out of the store. No money was taken and no one was reported to be injured.

The first suspect was described as being 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet in height, weight unknown. He was wearing a tan colored jumpsuit and a black stocking cap. The second suspect who was brandishing the gun was described as 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet in height, weight unknown. He was wearing black overalls with a black long-sleeved t-shirt underneath, red gloves and red Nike tennis shoes with a white N on the shoes.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 23, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigating Mischievous Prank Incident in north Bibb

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious item in a mailbox in the 3000 block of General Lee Road this morning just after 9:00 a.m.  It was reported that a resident of one of the houses found a 1.5 liter soda pop bottle in his mailbox containing a liquid and some other object which looked suspicious. The Bibb Sheriff’s Bomb Disposal Unit was notified and responded to the location at the request of deputies on the scene.

While out on General Lee Drive it was discovered that some other residents had found similar looking bottles in their front yards. One homeowner had found a bottle and had thrown it in his trash can. Approximately 5 to 6 bottles total were found in that area. What was discovered to be in the bottles is a combination of Drano and aluminum foil. The two items put together cause a chemical reaction, building pressure and cause the bottle to explode.  None of the bottles found had exploded.

One resident told deputies he heard loud music earlier this morning and went outside to investigate. He saw a young, white male standing near a mailbox with an object that looked like a shovel in his hands.  He appeared to be 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height, with brown hair.  The subject saw him and left in a vehicle. A little while later the resident said he heard a banging noise outside. He went out and saw the same male striking a neighbors mailbox with a shovel. He said the male got into what looked like a small, silver sports utility vehicle and drove away.

This incident appears to be some type of mischievous and reckless prank. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident or the suspect and vehicle is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers. 

 

November 22, 2014

 

 

Aggravated Assault in West Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot in the 1500 block of Marigold Avenue just before 2:00 a.m. this morning.  When deputies arrived they found a 36 year old female and a 40 year old female in front of a house in the 1500 block of Marigold Avenue. Both victims had been shot.  It was reported that both victims were at a party when a fight occurred outside of the residence where several people were standing.  The victims heard gunshots and tried to run from the area.

 

Both victims were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. They were alert and in stable condition.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 21, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Morning Interstate Traffic Accidents

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three separate traffic accidents that occurred near the Interstate 75 and Interstate 16 intersection.  The traffic accidents were reported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at around 8:23a.m. Friday morning. All three traffic accidents took place in the north bound lanes of travel and were approximately ¼ mile south of Pierce Avenue.

 It was reported that the first traffic accident involved two vehicles.  A driver reported that she was traveling in the left lane. She stated as traffic came to a stop and this was when she was rear-ended by another vehicle.  (No injuries and no one was transported from this accident scene).

A second traffic accident occurred just behind the first traffic accident scene. It was reported that a vehicle traveling in the left lane rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped because of the first initial accident. This caused a chain reaction of accidents involving seven vehicles. Each vehicle rear-ended the vehicle in front of them.  A total of seven vehicles were involved in this accident. (Two people were transported to the hospital for complaints).

A third traffic accident occurred a few yards behind the first two original traffic accidents. It was reported that traffic in the right lane of interstate 75 stopped due to the accidents that had occurred in the left lanes of travel. A GMC truck rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped in the right lane, due to the heavy flow of traffic. This caused a chain reaction of accidents  involving a total of four vehicles. Each vehicle rear-ended the vehicle in front of them. (Two people were transported to the hospital for complaints).

The interstate was cleared and reopened at around 9:45a.m.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking that commuters leave early enough so that you don’t have to rush to get to your destination. Stay alert and give yourself enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Be patient and drive the posted speed limit.

 

November 20, 2014

 

 

 

Arrests Made in Armed Robbery Incident in west Bibb

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office makes four arrests on a personal armed robbery incident that occurred at around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at Americas Best Inn located at 4991 Harrison Road.

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies met with the victim, 30 year old Rashod Lamar of Macon. Lamar reported to deputies that he had been robbed by two black males. One suspect was armed with a knife and the other was armed with a stick. He gave deputies a description of what the suspects were wearing. He was in his motel room when he answered his door for who he thought was someone with the motels housekeeping after hearing a female’s voice at the door. The two male suspects forced their way into his room and took an undisclosed amount of cash, a cellphone, his Georgia ID, a jacket and his pants. They tied the victim up and fled the scene.

 

During the course of the day and afternoon, Bibb County Patrol Deputies and Investigators followed up on information and leads that led them to four individuals thought to be suspects involved in this incident. All four suspects were taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. They were identified as Mcell Dioui Chance, 28 years old of Macon, John Aldon Clark II, 36 years old of Macon,  Kyra Lajonahatee Williams, 22 years old of Macon and  Jamie Lynn Wright, 30 years old of Macon. All four were arrested and charged with armed robbery and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 19, 2014

Traffic Accident Involving Overturned Tractor Trailer 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving an overturned tractor trailer truck that occurred just before 5:30 a.m. this morning on Pionono Avenue at Houston Avenue. It was reported that the 2005 International truck was traveling north on Pionono Avenue. The driver, Omega Edwards, 27 years old of Warner Robins was negotiating the curve on Pionono Avenue when he said his load shifted causing the truck and trailer to flip over onto its right side.

 

The northbound lanes of Pionono Avenue were partially blocked for about 3 hours this morning while deputies and DOT worked to clear the accident scene. The truck was the only vehicle involved. The driver of the truck was not injured. He is charged with driving too fast for conditions and exceeding the speed limit. It was also noted on the accident report that the driver lost control of his vehicle.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

November 19, 2014

 

 

 

Aggravated Assault in south Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a person shot that was reported from the Navicent Center just after 1:30 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the victim, Antonio Cable, 38 years old, of Macon was walking from a friend’s house on Lynmore Avenue. A vehicle was seen by Cable driving up Lynmore Avenue behind him. He heard gunshots behind him and ran into some bushes. Cable realized he had been struck in the shoulder. He later came out from where he was hiding and flagged a passing motorist down. The unknown motorist drove Cable to the hospital. Cable is being treated for his injury and is listed in stable condition.

 

Cable could not give a description of the vehicle or suspect. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 16, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery  in south Bibb County

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place this morning around 3:00 a.m. at the Flash Foods, 4700 Hartley Bridge Road. It was reported that a black male subject entered the business and went straight to the clerk who was working near the coffee station in the store. The suspect ordered the clerk to open the cash register and give him the money in the register. The suspect also ordered the clerk to give him a pack of cigarettes. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash and the cigarettes the suspect ordered the clerk to go into the ladies restroom and count to 20 before coming out.

The suspect was reported to have a paper bag covering his right hand, which the clerk thought he may have been holding a weapon in it. No weapon was seen. The suspect also had his face covered. No further information is available on the suspect at this time. No one was injured during the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 16, 2014

Commercial Robbery  in west Bibb County

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial robbery that took place Saturday night around 9:00pm at Citi Trends, 3555 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that two black males entered the business with one of the suspects ordering one of the employees to the cash registers, demanding the money from the registers. The other suspect ordered another employee to open the safe.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the business both suspects fled on foot. Both suspects had their faces covered. One suspect was wearing a white hoodie, bright colored khaki pants and dark colored shoes. The second suspect was wearing a black hoodie, khaki colored cargo pants and white shoes. No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 15, 2014

 

 

 

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault Incident in South Bibb

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Toombs Street just after 11:15 p.m.  Friday night in reference to a female that had been assaulted. Deputies found the female victim on Toombs Street. It was reported that the victim was walking from a store in the 4000 block of Houston Avenue. She told investigators as she was walking on Toombs Street when she was attacked from behind. She was taken to an abandoned house on Toombs Street where she was assaulted by the suspect. She stated she fought the suspect for several minutes. She was able to get away from the suspect and run for help. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for her injuries. She gave investigators a description of the suspect.

 

Today Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies received information of a person fitting the description of the suspect in the 800 block of Chatham Street. Deputies went to the location and made contact with the suspect. He was detained and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. The suspect identified as Jesse Edward Ramsey III was arrested and charged with kidnapping with bodily injury, aggravated assault and attempted rape. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 15, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were called to the Navicent Center just before 10:30 p.m. Friday night in reference to a person shot. Tiondre Galloway, 20 years old of Macon told deputies he was walking in the 1500 block of Cedar Avenue when he heard gunshots and started running. He stated he was struck in the left leg. He told deputies a passerby came by just after the incident occurred and drove him to the hospital.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators went to the hospital to speak with Galloway. He told the investigator he was shot near a business near Pionono Avenue at Montpelier Avenue. Galloway is listed in stable condition. No description is available of the suspect.

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 13, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Infant Death

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant that occurred this afternoon. Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Lindwood Drive just after 12:00 p.m. today in reference to a person down.

It was reported that a 5 month old male infant was found unresponsive by the father at the home at around 12:00 noon. Emergency medical services were dispatched to the residence. The infant was transported to the Navicent Center where he was pronounced dead by doctors. An autopsy will be ordered by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office.

This incident is currently under investigation and no further information can be released at this time. More information will be released when it is available.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” juvenile investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 12, 2014

 

 

 

Arrest Made in West Bibb Felony Shoplifting Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made an arrest on a felony theft by shoplifting incident that occurred this morning at the Walmart located at 6020 Harrison Road at around 2:30 a.m. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Conner was attempting to locate the suspect’s vehicle when he spotted the vehicle at Eisenhower Parkway and Pionono Avenue. After Deputy Conner initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle the driver refused to stop and led Deputy Conner on a pursuit which ended on Hines Terrace after the suspect hit an unoccupied parked vehicle. The suspect, later identified as 27 year old Christopher Cornelius of Macon, exited the vehicle on Hines Terrace and led deputies on a brief foot pursuit before being apprehended.

It was discovered that Cornelius was also involved in another shoplifting incident on a previous date at the same Walmart store. Cornelius was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. He is charged with theft by shoplifting (felony), willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, criminal damage to property, multiple traffic offenses, aggressive driving, burglary (felony) and a probation violation.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

November 11, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place in the Montpelier Avenue area at around 9:15p.m. Monday night. It was reported that 21 year old Kevon Dewayne Amica of Macon, was at the Fastee Foods store, located at 1389 Pionono Avenue. He told friends that he was leaving the Fastee Foods and going to a store, located just down the street. He returned a short time later, stating that he was shot in the neck. No other information is available at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Investigators are processing evidence and canvasing the area in an attempt to identify those involved in this incident. No one else was injured during this incident.

Amica was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment from the injuries that he received during the incident. He is listed to be in stable condition.

 

 A description of the suspect(s) is not available at this time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 10, 2014

Officer Impersonation Phone Scam

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of a known phone scam. According to the victims of the phone scam, calls have been received from a phone number that is listed in the Augusta area. The caller is claiming that he is a deputy that works in the Bibb County Warrants Division and is using names of deputies and retirees.

It was reported that when the victim called the phone number back, they heard a recording that claimed that it was from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and if you had an emergency to dial 911.

 

If you receive a call like this, please report it to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office by calling 478-751-7500 or your local law enforcement agency. Remember – Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies, police officers, or court officers will never phone a citizen asking for payment of any kind. As an added precaution, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office is recommending that you never provide personal or financial information to any caller or unsolicited contact.

If you are in doubt, please contact the agency the caller claims to be representing to verify information. For more information on scams such as this please contact the Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2710.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators made 3 arrests in reference to individuals receiving financial gains through a known phone scam back in March of this year. Arrested were 21 year old Tevin Warnell Johnson& 23 year old Latoria Michelle Gibson. A warrant has also been issued for a third suspect, 24 year old Willie Edward Johnson, Jr. All three were charged with 1 count of deposit account fraud each. Johnson and Gibson worked the scam with Willie Johnson, Jr., over the phone. Willie Johnson Jr. is currently incarcerated in the Autry State Prison in Georgia on an unrelated conviction(s).  Willie Johnson Jr. is also the brother of Tevin Warnell Johnson.

The recent scam is using the same technique as the one mentioned above. Please see the information listed below on how the scam works.

 

 

This is how the scam works:                            

 

 Officer Impersonation Phone Scam

 

 

Callers are phoning citizens claiming to be law enforcement officers, court officers or other agency officers. They then demand that a fine be paid for a warrant, ticket or other court matters.

Residents who receive a call like this should immediately identify it as a scam. Sheriff’s Deputies, police officers or court officers will never phone any citizen asking for payment of any kind.

During the scam calls, an individual impersonating an officer asks the citizen to purchase a “green-dot” card or other financial tools to "pay the fine." The scammer then asks the citizen to provide the card number or financial information.

If you feel that you have become a victim of such a scam, call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator.

 

November 9, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the BP gas station, located at 4765 Riverside Drive. It was reported that two male suspects entered the store at around 4:45a.m. Sunday morning. One suspect pointed a black revolver at the clerk as the second suspect went behind the counter as they demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the store in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

Both suspects were described as black males, unknown ages. One suspect was wearing a dark color jacket, dark pants, he also had on a dark hood and a mask that covered his face. The second suspect was wearing a dark colored overall’s and dark colored ski mask. Both suspects were wearing white gloves during this incident. 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 9, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that happened at the “Circle K” gas station, located at 5011 Romeiser Drive.  It was reported that an armed suspect entered the store at around 3:05a.m. Sunday morning.  He demanded that the clerk get the money from the store’s cash register and he also wanted a 16 pack of beer from the cooler.

Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and the beer, he exited the store in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a tall, light skin black male, with a muscular build. He was wearing a black shirt, gray pants, and white shoes. He also had a black “wave” cap on his head and a bandanna covering his face. The suspect had a brown paper bag with the words, “Home Depot” written in orange, over his right hand, and acted as if he had a gun inside of it.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 8, 2014

Aggravated Assault in west Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place at 1:13p.m., on Eisenhower Parkway, near the Crawford County line. It was reported that an Augusta man was traveling behind a dark blue Tahoe or Yukon as they was entering into Bibb County. As the Augusta man attempted to pass, the other driver fired several shots from the dark blue S.U.V.  The Augusta man was not injured, his vehicle was hit three times.  No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his 40’s. He was driving a dark blue Tahoe or Yukon. The vehicle had a lot of dirt covering the rear portion of the vehicle.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 6, 2014

 

Sixth Suspect Turns Himself In On Gambling Search Warrants Operation In Bibb County

 

 

A sixth suspect in the case of the Gambling Search Warrants Operation turned himself in today. Shuken Patel, 29 years old of Macon turned himself in early this afternoon.  Patel was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  He is charged with the following:

 

1 count of Violation of the Georgia Rico Act

2 counts of Commercial Gambling

1 count of Records and Reports of Certain Currency Transactions

 

November 6, 2014

 

Fifth Suspect Turns Herself In On Gambling Search Warrants Operation In Bibb County

 

 

A fifth suspect in the case of the Gambling Search Warrants Operation turned herself in today. Navpreet Kaur, 38 years old of Macon turned herself in early this afternoon.  Kaur was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  She is charged with the following:

 

1 count of Violation of the Georgia Rico Act

3 counts of Commercial Gambling

1 count of Records and Reports of Certain Currency Transactions

 

November 6, 2014

 

 

Aggravated Assault in West Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a person cut in the 5000 block of Harrison Road just before 3:00 a.m. this morning. Deputies found the male victim bleeding. It was reported to deputies by the male victim that a black male later identified as Gary Banks, 48 years old of Macon had cut him several times. Deputies found Davis at the Marathon Station on Harrison Road.

 

Banks was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation. Banks was charged with aggravated assault and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.  The male victim was transported to the Navicent Center for his injuries. He was treated and released later this morning.

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 6, 2014

 

 

 

Arrests Made in West Bibb Commercial Burglary Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made two arrests on a burglary incident that occurred Wednesday morning. Deputies responded to a call at a business in the 4400 block of Bishop Road just after 3:30 a.m.  It was reported to deputies the complainant that called in the incident was following the suspect’s vehicle. A patrol deputy located and got behind the vehicle which turned into the West Club Apartment complex at 159 Stephens Drive.

The suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area with deputies chasing on foot. Deputies were led to a residence in the 200 block of Driskell Circle which is close to Stephens Street.  They made contact with three individuals that were possibly involved with the burglary. All three subjects were transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigations Unit for questioning. 

Arrested were two of the individuals. They are Bryan Deion Mathis, 20 years old of Macon and Walter Caryse Robinson, 21 years old of Macon. Both were charged with 1 count of Burglary and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 5, 2014

 

 

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Assist’s Georgia Bureau of Investigations with Gambling Search Warrants in Bibb County

 

The following individuals have been arrested in connection with today’s operation:

 

Hardeep Kaur, 67 years old of Macon. He is charged with 1 count of Commercial Gambling.

 

Harpreet Kaur, 40 years old of Macon. She is charged with 1 count of Violation of the Georgia Rico Act, 3 counts of Commercial Gambling and 1 count of Records and Reports of Certain Currency Transactions.

 

Krunal Patel, 38 years old of Macon. He is charged with  1 count of Violation of the Georgia Rico Act, 4 counts of Commercial Gambling and 1 count of Records and Reports of Certain Currency Transactions.

 

Vinod J. Patel, 46 years old of Macon. He is charged with 1 count of Commercial Gambling.

 

All were arrested and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on warrants obtained by the GBI. Krunal Patel, Harpreet Kaur and Hardeep Kaur were arrested at the residence of 423 Southern Oaks Drive in Macon. Vinod Patel was arrested at Bateman & Wade Grocery located at 2283 Clayton Street in Macon.

 

November 5, 2014

 

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Assist’s Georgia Bureau of Investigations with Gambling Search Warrants in Bibb County

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit along with the Macon Circuit District Attorney’s Office assisted the Georgia Bureau of Investigations with serving 11 search warrants in Bibb County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws. This was also in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation. 

 

Ten search warrants were served at business locations and one search warrant was served at a residence. Collected from these search warrants was evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling money from illegal use of gaming machines.

 

The businesses are currently licensed to operate Coin Operated Amusement Machines. Customers playing these machines were receiving cash payouts when they received win credits. In Georgia, credits can only be redeemed for lottery tickets and/or store merchandise.

 

Search warrants were executed at the following locations:

 

·         Reliance Food Mart, 3609 Pionono Avenue, Macon Georgia

·         Lu Lu’s Lottery Store, 3253 Mercer University Drive, Macon Georgia

·         Reliance Food Mart, 3590 Napier Avenue, Macon Georgia

·         Food Mart, 4381 Mercer University Drive, Macon Georgia

·         Quick Serve, 584 Emery Highway, Macon Georgia

·         Sunoco, 2440 Shurling Drive, Macon Georgia

·         Bateman & Wade Grocery, 2283 Clayton Street, Macon Georgia

·         Shell, 1585 Forest Hill Road, Macon Georgia

·         Market Place, 4515 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon Georgia

·         Quick Serve, 2260 Shurling Drive, Macon Georgia

·         Residence at 423 Southern Oaks Drive, Macon Georgia

 

So far arrests warrants have been issued for the following individuals for felony counts of Commercial Gambling as well as other related gambling charges. They are Krunal Patel, 38 years old of Macon, Shuken Patel, 29 years old of Macon, Navpreet Kaur, 38 years old of Macon and Harpreet Kaur, 40 years old of Macon.

This is an ongoing operation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

November 4, 2014

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Stolen Auto Case

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in connection with a stolen auto incident that took place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from Riverside Ford located at 2089 Riverside Drive. It was reported that  a black male, later identified as 44 year old Antonio Maurice Gibson, walked into the service department at the dealership, got into a 2014 Orange Ford Fusion and drove away.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant on Gibson for the charge of Theft by Taking of an auto and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Gibson’s whereabouts.  He is approximately 6 feet 1 inches in height and weighs 200 pounds. He has a mustache and goatee beard. Two photographs of Gibson are attached.  The most recent photograph is the one with him wearing a cap. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or to the location of where Gibson can be found is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

November 4, 2014

Suspect Wanted in Aggravated Assault Case Turns Himself In

 

Today at 10:40 a.m. Freddie Clifford Davison Jr. turned himself in to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the aggravated assault incident that occurred in the 3000 block of Maple Court on Friday, October 31, 2014. His bond has been set at $16,700.00.

 

November 3, 2014

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Aggravated Assault Case

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in connection with an aggravated assault that took place Friday afternoon in the 3000 block of Maple Court. It was reported that 33- year- old Caryn Powell was stabbed by her boyfriend, 52- year- old Freddie Clifford Davison Jr, during an argument. Powell was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the injuries cause from the stabbing and she was released from the hospital a few hours later. Davison left the scene before Deputies arrived.

Bibb Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant on Freddie Clifford Davison Jr. for the charge of Aggravated Assault and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Davison’s whereabouts. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or to the location of where Davison can be found is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

*Photo of Freddie Clifford Davison Jr. is attached to this release.

November 2, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Traffic Accident with Injury

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injury that occurred at about 1:38am at the intersection of Forsyth Road and Tucker Road. It was reported that 24-year-old David Teasley of Macon was operating a 2002 Ford Sport Track,   traveling south on Forsyth Road  and 23-year-old Gerald Butler of Macon was operating a 2004 Ford Taurus , traveling north on Forsyth Road. Both vehicles collided with each other at the intersection of Forsyth Road  and Tucker Road.

 

Butler was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  Teasley was not injured. He was transported to the Bibb Law Enforcement Center where he is being charged with DUI and Serious Injury by a Motor Vehicle. No further information is available at this time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call traffic accident investigator.

 

November 1, 2014

 

Arrest Made In Attempted Commercial Burglary

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 18-year-old Antonio Booker on charges of Attempted Commercial Burglary at Vann’s Pawn Mart located at 3771 Mercer University. At 4:05am this morning Deputy Abushanab responded to a burglary alarm at Vann’s Pawn Mart. When Deputy Abushanab arrived he found Antonio Booker, and another unidentified suspect which ran from the scene, at the front of the business. Antonia Booker was found with a brick in his hand. Deputy Abushanab noticed that the glass of the business showed signs that it had been struck several times. Deputy Abushanab took Booker into custody and Booker was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. This case is currently under investigation and no further information is available.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 31, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Assists with a Multi-Jurisdictional Operation 

This morning at about 6:45 a.m., members of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit along with members of the Bibb County Sheriff’s SWAT Unit, the Bibb County Sheriffs Gang Unit, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Response Team, the Houston County Sheriff’s SWAT Unit and the US Marshals Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force served 7 search warrants simultaneously in Bibb County. This was followed by an additional 2 search warrants.  Additionally local, state and federal investigators from Middle Georgia and Atlanta participated in this operation which included the Oconee Drug Task Force, Houston County Drug Investigators, Monroe County Drug Unit and the City of Perry Police Department Investigations.

In total a search of all the locations revealed a trafficking amount of Marijuana, 7 firearms, and US Currency.

 

 

 

The search warrant locations were as follows:

 

Location 1 : 213 Sailwind Court, Lizella GA (Residential)

Location 2: 4546 Columbus Road, Macon GA (Commercial- Dollyhood Productions Recording Studio)

Location 3: 1152 Mathews Place, Macon GA (Residential)

Location 4: 840 Ellenwood Circle, Macon GA (Residential)

Location 5: 3689 Bayne Street, Macon, GA (Residential)

Location 6: 3357 Mercer University Drive (Commercial –Groom Theory Barber Shop).

Location 7: 1037 Glenbrook Road, Macon GA (Residential)

Location 8: 4026 Meadowbrook Drive (Residential)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Location 9: 1020 Putnam Street (Residential)

 

The following were charged and booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

Bernard Ingram, 48 years old was charged with Trafficking Marijuana.

Michael Carlos Thompson, 41 years old, was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Jerimee Parker, 36 years old, was charged with Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

Cerdon Johnson, 43 years old, was charged with Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

William Marquis Story, 37 years old, was charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than an Ounce.

Kenna Darrell Middleton, 33 years old, was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Ronald Glenn Middleton 59 years old was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Shanna Laquita Lewis, 34 years old, was charged with Trafficking in Ecstasy, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during a Felony and a Probation Violation. 

Joseph Pierre Brown, 39 years old, was charged with Violation of Federal Probation.

October 31, 2014

Commercial Burglary Incident In North Bibb

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglar alarm call just after 2:00 a.m. this morning at the Steinmart Department Store located at 4357 Forsyth Road.  It was reported that the front doors of the store were damaged. Two black males were seen on the store’s security camera, exiting a white Honda Accord. The two suspects entered the store, grabbed some clothing and exited the store. They left in the Honda Accord.

The two suspects were dressed in all black clothing. The vehicle may have damage to the rear with possibly one or more taillight lens broken. This incident is currently under investigation. No further information is available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident or the white Honda Accord is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Property Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 30, 2014

 

Commercial Armed Robbery in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place at 8:20P.M this evening at the Hong Kong Express, located at 2444 Pio Nono Ave.  The suspect approached the Clerk and demanded money from the register, as he brandished a handgun. The suspect left on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5’05” and skinny, wearing a black hooded shirt with jeans and tennis-shoes, with a mask covering his face.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 30, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Adopts New Program

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has adopted a new program called Dog Walker Watch. The program involves getting the assistance of citizens to be extra eyes and ears for suspicious activity or crime occurring while out walking their pets. Dog walkers can be extremely valuable resources in helping to make our communities safer. Dog walkers are out during daytime as well as nighttime hours and all types of weather and they know their neighborhoods.

A dog walker may be walking their dog and see suspicious activity such as:

·         Someone peering into parked vehicles or pulling on door handles to see if they are unlocked.

·         Sounds such as breaking glass that could be someone vandalizing or burglarizing someone’s property.

·         People or vehicles that do not look familiar to the neighborhood.

If any suspicious activity is observed the dog walker can simply make a phone call from their cellphone  to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or if it’s an emergency 911 and report the activity. Don’t confront the person.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 join deputies from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section at the Macon Dog Park located on Adams Street. Pets are welcome. For more information contact Judy Gordon at 803-2711, 447-9763 or jgordon@maconbibb.us

October 30, 2014

Missing Person from North Bibb

 

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Black Female Charity Toles, age 54 from North Bibb County was last seen walking away from the Travel Lodge at 3850 Riverside Dr. Toles suffers from dementia and has threatened to harm herself. If any contact with Mrs. Toles, please notify your local law enforcement agency so that she may be helped. Toles was last at around 02:30am on Thursday morning. A picture of Toles has been attached but she has gained weight and is now approximately 5’10” in height and 200lbs in weight she was last seen wearing a black dress with white stripes and black boots she has salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 29, 2013

Halloween Safety Tips

 

To help ensure Halloween is a treat, Sheriff David Davis and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office want to share the following important safety tips:

Costumes
• Wear a costume that is easily seen by others, especially motorists, and is easy to walk in.
• Avoid costumes with billowy, long-trailing fabric that can easily ignite or be a tripping hazard.
• Make sure masks fit properly and eye holes are large enough to easily see out.
• Consider wearing facial make-up instead.

Trick or Treating
• Always go with friends and stay in a group. Plan your route, using well-lit streets and tell your family which streets you plan to use and your return time.
• Parents or other adults should always go with the young trick-or-treaters. Everyone should use flashlights or glow-sticks to increase visibility. Use reflective tape on costumes.
• Cross only at corners, not in the middle of the block or from between parked cars.
• Review with children how to safely cross a street with by looking left, right and left again to spot approaching cars. If no sidewalk, stay as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.
• Never eat any goodies until you are safely home and have checked all treats. Parents should help youngsters check all treats. Throw away candy or food not commercially wrapped and sealed. Notify parents and local law enforcement if there are any suspicious treats.
• As an alternative, attend an organized Halloween party. It’s fun to get together with other ghosts and goblins! If your children are attending Halloween parties at others’ homes, remind them to be alert for ways out of the home in an emergency.

October 28, 2014

Seeking the Public’s Assistance in a Robbery by Force Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual in connection with a Robbery by Force investigation.  On October 1, 2014, just before 5:00 p.m., a black male wearing a green polo type shirt, blue jean shorts and black Nike shoes,  pushed the female victim down on the ground, taking her wallet out of her pants pocket. This incident occurred at the bus stop on Eisenhower Parkway at Anthony Terrace. A photograph is attached of the suspect.

Anyone with information that can help identify or locate the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 27, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 8:00P.M this evening at the 2nd St Market, located at 1835 Second St.  Three suspects entered the store brandishing firearms and demanded money from the clerk.  They got an undisclosed amount of money then ran out of the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspects were described as black males with their faces covered and with dark clothes. Two were medium build and the third was described as being small is size as if he was a juvenile.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 27, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault in West Bibb

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Alview Drive in west Bibb County just before 8:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that there was an argument between the 63 year old victim and his 35 year old stepson. After the argument the stepson, David Michael Lanctot got a knife and stabbed his stepfather in the back twice.  Lanctot was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. Lanctot was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked.

 

The victim was transported to the Navicent Center for his injuries. He is listed in Stable Condition.

 

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 26, 2014

Update: Homicide in East Bibb

                Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested 26yr old Diaz Gholston for the Homicide of Ronnie Collins. Gholston is in the Bibb County Jail on the charge of Murder and is being held without bond at this time.  Both Gholston and Collins were residence of the Affinity Personal Care Home at 1934 Jeffersonville Rd.

Original release attached below.  

October 25, 2014

Homicide in East Bibb

                The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that happened at the Affinity Personal Care Home, at 1934 Jeffersonville Rd, at 09:22p.m. Saturday night. Bibb Sheriff Patrol Deputies responded to the address reference to an aggravated assault by one resident on another. The Victim 67yr old Ronnie Collins was taken to the Navicent Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Family was notified by the Navicent Center Hospital Doctors.

                Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are still gathering information from witnesses to determine what happened. A suspect is being questioned in the homicide of Ronnie Collins.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 25, 2014

 

Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery, Battery and Armed Robbery Suspect Captured in West Bibb

 

 

 

     Bibb County Sheriff Patrol Deputies responded to and attempted commercial robbery incident that occurred at the Raceway Gas Station, located at 6001 Harrison Rd, Saturday night at 8P.M… It was determined that a black male, later identified as 33yr old Randy Vanshun Rozier of Macon, entered the store and demanded money from the clerk when she refused he jumped the counter and began striking her before running off without getting any money from the register. Deputies were able to identify the suspect and searched the area and located Rozier a short time later.

 

            Rozier is being charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery, Battery, and also had a warrant for Armed Robbery.

 

            The Clerk was treated on scene for her injuries, no one else was injured in this incident.

 

  This incident is still under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 24, 2014

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division made an arrest late Thursday evening in reference to the shooting that happened at the Intowne Suites at 1456 Eisenhower Parkway on Monday, October 20, 2014. The victim, John Staggs, later decided to cooperate with investigators.  A female, 41 year old Lawanda Denise Warren who also lives at the Intowne Suites reported to investigators on the night of the shooting that she had words with the victim, Staggs.  She told them she did not know who had shot him. Lawanda Denise Warren was brought in for questioning again about the incident last night. After being interviewed by investigators Warren was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault. She was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. Bond was set at $27,700.00.

 

October 23, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injury that occurred just after 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in the 3000 block of Bloomfield Drive. It was reported that a gray 2009 Pontiac G6 was traveling north on Bloomfield Drive. The vehicle was driven by 67 year old Emma Pole of Macon.  Pole blacked out and veered off to the left leaving the roadway. The vehicle traveled several hundred feet striking some small trees which caused it to flip up on the driver’s side. Pole was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. No other vehicles were involved.

 

Pole was transported a local hospital for minor injuries. She is listed in stable condition. There are no charges on the accident.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this accident can contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

October 23, 2014

Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Transaction Fraud Investigation

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals in connection with a Financial Transaction Card Fraud investigation.  On August 14, 2014, three suspects entered the Family Dollar, located at 3600 Napier Avenue. The suspects attempted to use a stolen “Bank of America” credit card to purchase items. The suspects have attempted to use this stolen credit card at several other locations in the Macon area. Photographs of the suspects are attached to this release.

Anyone with information that can help identify or locate the whereabouts of the suspects are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 22, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating a Shooting Incident in South Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 9:30 p.m. tonight. Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at a residence in the 2900 block of Dalton Street.

It was reported the victim, a 47 year old female, lives at the residence and was inside the home when she heard several gunshots. She was struck in the side. No one else was in the home at the time of the incident. The victim was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance to be treated for her injury. The injury is not life threatening and she is listed in stable condition.

This incident is currently under investigation. No suspect information is available at this time.  Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 21, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at 1456 Eisenhower Parkway, Intowne Suites.

It was reported that the victim, 25 year old John Staggs of Macon was shot once in the neck. Staggs was transported to a local hospital for his injury. The injury was not life threatening and he is listed in stable condition. No other information is available at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 16, 2014

Entering Auto Suspect Apprehended By Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy on Patrol

 

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy was patrolling the Walnut Street area near Sixth Street just after 10:00 p.m. last night when he saw a black male subject standing behind a semi-truck and trailer with the rear doors open on the trailer. As the deputy approached the truck the unknown male attempted to hide under the trailer. As the deputy attempted to talk with the male subject he began using offensive and threatening language to the deputy. The subject was detained and the deputy made contact with the owner of the semi-trailer. The driver of the semi-truck and trailer came to the scene. He told the deputy that he left the truck parked with the doors secured on the trailer with a locking device.

 The male subject was identified as 55 year old Jerry Lawrence Brown of Tifton Georgia. After further investigation Brown was charged with entering auto. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and booked on the charge.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 15, 2014

Aggravated Assault on Pionono Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place at around 9:00p.m. , Tuesday night in the 1900 block of Pionono Avenue. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were patrolling on Moseley Avenue when they heard shots fired from an area nearby. As the deputies approached the intersection of Moseley Avenue at Pionono Avenue they saw several people running from a residence towards Vining Circle. Two people who were at the residence on Pionono Avenue stated that they had been shot.

Shadano Albritton, age 37 from Macon was reported to have been shot in the groin area. Kelvin Early, age 40, also from Macon, was reported to be shot in the stomach. Both men were transported by ambulance to a local hospital and are listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators are continuing to question possible witnesses and process the area for evidence. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 13, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Personal Armed Robbery

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested one armed suspect and is seeking two others in connection to a personal armed robbery that took place beside the Kroger that is located at 400 Pionono Avenue at around 2:36a.m. Monday morning. It was reported that the victim had just made a delivery and was getting back into his tractor trailer when three armed suspects approached him from underneath his truck. The suspects demanded money. Once the suspects received his wallet with an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the scene on foot. No one was injured during this incident.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies canvased the area, looking for the suspects. Deputies were able to apprehend one of the suspects as he attempted to flee under the crawl space of an abandoned house located at 1177 Lawton Avenue. Investigators are still looking for the two other suspects involved in this armed robbery.

 

Suspect arrested in connection to this incident:

 

Harold Dewayne Preston II: 21 year old male from Macon is being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Armed Robbery.

 

Investigators are looking for two suspects described as:

 

Suspect two is described as a short black male with a slender build. He was last seen wearing all red clothing and has a red bandanna covering the lower portion of his face.

 

Suspect three is described as a black male. This suspect was last seen wearing all black, (shorts and t-shirt); he was also wearing a black bandanna that covered the lower portion of his face.

 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 12, 2014

Three Teens Arrested in Connection to Attempted Armed Robbery

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested three teens and a fourth is being sought, after an attempted armed robbery took place around 7:20a.m. Saturday morning. It was reported that two women arrived at a Village Lane address and began to unload luggage out of their vehicle when a gray Honda Accord pulled in behind them. Two black males exited the Honda, one brandishing a gun. The suspects demanded money. Once the suspects saw three children in the back seat of the victim’s vehicle they ran back to the Honda Accord and sped off. No one was injured during this incident and nothing was taken. The victim’s immediately called the Sheriff’s Office.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies later spotted the suspects’ vehicle and were able to apprehend one of the suspects after a brief pursuit. It was reported that three other black male suspects fled on foot. Patrolmen later discovered that the suspect vehicle was stolen from an address in north Macon. Deputies also recovered a handgun that was tossed into the woods by one of the suspects.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify the other three suspects and placed two under arrest a short time later. A third suspect has been identified and being sought by investigators.

 

The following were arrested in connection to this incident:

 

Ahmad Rashad Thomas: age 17 from Macon. Thomas is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.

 

Kentarius Antonio Strong: age 17 from Macon. Strong is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery.

 

Juvenile: age 16 from Macon. This juvenile was turned over to the Juvenile authorities and is being charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Theft by Receiving Stolen Auto.

 

Additional charges are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 12, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a female pedestrian that took place on Jeffersonville Road near Mogul Road around 11:38 p.m. on Saturday night. 

Witnesses stated that pedestrian 53 year old Jeanette Harris of Macon was crossing from the northbound side of Jeffersonville Road to the southbound side when she was struck by a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by 53 year old Stephanie Stephens of Jeffersonville. . The Ford Explorer was traveling east when the fatal accident occurred.

Harris was transported to the Coliseum Hospital by ambulance. She was pronounced dead at 12:10a.m., according to Coroner Miley. The next of kin has been notified. No one else was injured during this incident.

No charges have been filed at this time. The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator.

October 9, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators Seeking Person of Interest in Aggravated Assault on Columbus Road

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a “person of interest” in connection to an aggravated assault that took place on Tuesday afternoon in a convenience store parking lot that is located on Columbus Road. The “person of interest”, Richard Trumaine Whipple, age 38 of Macon is being sought by investigators in connection to this incident. If anyone makes contact with Whipple, please use caution, he is considered to be armed.

 

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Xavier Dontavious Townsend was shot in the hip while standing outside of a store that is located at the corner of Columbus Road and Brentwood Avenue.

Townsend was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during the incident.

 

Richard Trumaine Whipple, is described as a black male, he is 38 years of age. He is around 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighs approximately 235 lbs. Whipple was last seen running towards Pionono Avenue. He was wearing a white ball cap, blue polo shirt with a white thermal shirt under it. He also had on blue jeans.  Whipple’s photograph is attached to this media release.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident or knows the whereabouts of Richard Whipple is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 7, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident on Columbus Road

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and aggravated assault that took place at around 2:19p.m. Tuesday afternoon. It was reported that 21 year old Xavier Dontavious Townsend of Macon was shot in the right hip as he was standing outside of a convenient store located in the 2700 block of Columbus Road.  After being shot, Townsend ran down Brentwood Ave and was later found by deputies.  The events that led to the shooting are under investigation.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Townsend was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late 30’s to early 40’s. He is around 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet in height and weighed around 220 lbs. The suspect was last seen running towards Pionono Avenue.  The suspect was wearing a white ball cap, blue polo shirt with a white thermal shirt under it. He also had on blue jeans. 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 6, 2014

 

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Financial Transaction Card Fraud Suspects

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crime Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify two suspects involved in a Financial Transaction Card Fraud case in Bibb County.  A victim reported Financial Credit Card Fraud after they noticed that their credit card was fraudulently used at several locations throughout Bibb County back in July.

A photograph of the suspects’ vehicle is attached to this media release and a photograph of the two suspects is also attached. One of the suspects displays feminine qualities, however is believed to be a male. The photographs were taken from a surveillance camera at the Family Dollar located on Houston Avenue.

Anyone with information that could help identify either of the two suspects is urged to contact -the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 6, 2014

 

 

 

Arrests Made in Aggravated Assault Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators make two arrests on an aggravated assault incident that occurred at around 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning in the 1300 block of Duncan Avenue.

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the address on Duncan Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired at a residence. Deputies spoke with the victim, 32 year old Carolyn Flowers who was at home at the time of the incident. She told deputies she woke up to the sound of gunshots. Deputies found what appeared to be bullet holes on the outside of the house and also on a vehicle parked in the backyard. No one was injured.

 

The investigation led to the arrest of two suspects. Arrested were 19 year old Aubrey Williams of Macon and a 15 year old male juvenile also of Macon. Both were charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal street gang participation. Williams was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. The juvenile was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Bibb County.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 5, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Carjacking Incident

 

Bibb County Sheriff Patrol Deputy’s responded to 3825 Pionono Avenue, the Enmark Gas Station, in reference to a Carjacking just before 11:30 p.m. last night. When deputies arrived they met with the victim Adam Crosby. Crosby told deputies that two black males approached him brandishing a handgun and demanded his car, a tan 1999 Buick Park Avenue.  Deputies placed a lookout for the stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was spotted one hour later by Bibb County Patrol Deputy’s. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle. Two suspects ran from the vehicle but were caught after a brief foot chase.  The suspects were identified as 17-year-old Shamarcus James of Macon and a 16-year-old male juvenile from Macon. Both suspects were transported to the Bibb County Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. James was later transported to the Bibb Law Enforcement Center and the 16-year-old juvenile was transported the Regional Youth Detention Center in Bibb County. Both are charged with Hijacking a Motor Vehicle.

 

Crosby was not injured during this incident.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 2, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Connection to an Attempted Robbery of a Pizza Restaurant

 

A Crime Stoppers tip was received in reference to identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery that took place on September 3, 2014. Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 22-year- old Donterius Aquavi Hollingshed, Thursday afternoon for the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary.

 

It was reported that on September 3, 2014, just after midnight, Hollingshed attempted to rob the Domino’s Pizza, located on Hartley Bridge Road. The suspect entered the rear door of the restaurant with a bandanna covering his face, a shirt over his head, and what appeared to be an object in his hand.  Once the suspect saw one of the employee’s children inside of the restaurant, he turned around and fled the store.  The suspect was last seen running towards the direction of Rutland Apartments. 

Prior to the attempted robbery incident, the Hollingshed attempted to enter several locked businesses that were located in the same shopping center. No one was injured during either of the incidents.

Hollingshed also had a warrant for the charge of Burglary from an unrelated incident that took place in April of this year.

 

October 2, 2014

Person Located for Questioning about a 2007 Cold Case

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance of the media and from the citizens of Macon-Bibb in helping locate a female who may possibly have information in a cold case from 2007.

 

This person has made contact with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators.

 

The original media release is attached below. Again, thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

October 1, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Person for Questioning

 

The Bibb County Sheriff Office is asking the public’s assistance for help in identifying the woman in the attached photographs. This person may possibly have information about a cold case from 2007.

 If anyone can identify this individual, please notify the Bibb County Sheriff Office at 478-751-7500, and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 2, 2014

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Connection to Financial Thefts in Central Georgia

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual who is actively involved in a ring of identity thefts and financial crimes in the Central Georgia area.

Victoria Leigh Hartness, age 35 from Macon, has outstanding warrants through the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of Deposit Account Fraud as well as outstanding warrants through other surrounding agencies for 5 counts of Identity Fraud and 10 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Hartness is also a person of interest in other cases involving Theft, Financial Transaction Card Fraud, and Identity Fraud.

Hartness is a white female. She may possibly have brown or reddish colored hair. She is around 5 feet 7 inches in height and she weighs approximately 125 lbs. Pictures of Hartness are attached to this media release.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Victoria Leigh Hartness is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 1, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Craigslist Capers

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft by taking that took place in the parking lot of Riverbend Apartments at 3645 Mercer University Drive at around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Bibb County Patrol Deputies responded to the apartment complex and met with the victim. The victim had placed an item on Craigslist for sale. He received a call from an interested subject. The victim was asked to meet the subject at the parking lot of the Riverbend Apartments. When the two met, the victim handed the item to the male subject to look at. The subject took the item and ran towards the Macon Garden Apartment complex. A look out for the suspect was given out and deputies searched the nearby areas. The suspect identified as Tyree Jerome Lewis, 18 years old, from Macon was seen coming out and going back into an apartment at Macon Garden’s Apartment’s located at 3601 Mercer University Drive. Lewis was taken into custody and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division for questioning.

Lewis was charged with 1 count of Theft by Taking and 2 Bench Warrants served on unrelated charges.  He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement.

Lewis has been charged additionally with 2 counts of Robbery by Sudden Snatching and another count of Theft by Taking. These charges were in relation to 3 other incidents that occurred between Thursday, September 11, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014. These incidents also occurred at the Riverbend Apartment Complex located at 3645 Mercer University Drive. All of these incidents involved a seller being called by the suspect after seeing an item posted on Craigslist for sale.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “This is a cautionary tale for those who peddle items on Internet barter sites. This incident shows that criminals troll these websites in order to dupe innocent victims. Sellers should try to find out as much as possible about potential buyers before they meet. Sellers should also be wary of “parking lot purchasers” of their listed items.”

 

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

October 1, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Person for Questioning

 

The Bibb County Sheriff Office is asking the public’s assistance for help in identifying the woman in the attached photographs. This person may possibly have information about a cold case from 2007.

 If anyone can identify this individual, please notify the Bibb County Sheriff Office at 478-751-7500, and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

September 30, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 2:00A.M this morning at the Waffle House, located at 4285 Pio Nono Ave.  The suspect approached the Clerk and demanded money from the register, as he brandished a handgun. The suspect left on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as dark skinned black male wearing a dark color hooded shirt with jeans and tennis-shoes, with the hood covering his face. The weapon was a silver revolver with a wood handle.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 29, 2014

National Take Back Initiative 2014 

 

 

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office along the Drug Enforcement Agency partnered to complete the last national pill takeback initiative.  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office – Special Investigation Unit collected approximately 191 lbs. of prescription, dangerous and/or expired medication.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will continue to allow citizens to anonymously discard dangerous medication year round near the corner of Hawthorne Street and Second Street.  The drop off bin is available for citizens to drive up and discard the medication in a marked receptacle.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit is thankful to the agencies and private companies that help promote and support the takeback initiative.  Walmart provided a location convenient for the citizens and the Macon Water Authority was helpful in promoting the event to ensure dangerous medication was not discarded improperly.

 

The DEA new policies and procedures regarding disposal of dangerous drugs can be viewed at http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/hq/2014/hq092314.shtml .

 

It describes that as a result of the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 and subsequent provisions a rule authorizes certain DEA registrants (manufacturers, distributors, reverse distributors, narcotic treatment programs, retail pharmacies, and hospitals/clinics with an on-site pharmacy) to modify their registration with the DEA to become authorized collectors.  All collectors may operate a collection receptacle at their registered location, and collectors with an on-site means of destruction may operate a mail-back program.  Retail pharmacies and hospitals/clinics with an on-site pharmacy may operate collection receptacles at long-term care facilities.  The public may find authorized collectors in their communities by calling the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s Registration Call Center at 1-800-882-9539.

 

September 27, 2014

 

Update: Homicide In South Bibb County

 

*Additional Information- The next of kin has been notified by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office. The victim’s name is Ricky Turner, 49 years old, of Macon.

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested 50yr old Charles Hall of Macon for the murder of a black male at 1626 Third Street that happened around 11pm on Friday night. Charles and the victim got into an altercation outside of the Third Street location and the victim suffered trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s next of kin has not been located and notified at this time. Charles Hall is being held in the Bibb County Jail for Murder at this time without a bond.

 

 

September 27, 2014

 

Update Homicide South Bibb County

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested 50yr old Charles Hall of Macon for the murder of a black male at 1626 Third Street that happened around 11pm on Friday night. Charles and the victim got into an altercation outside of the Third Street location and the victim suffered trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s next of kin has not been located and notified at this time. Charles Hall is being held in the Bibb County Jail for Murder at this time without a bond.

 Original release below:

 

September 26, 2014

 

Suspicious Death South Bibb County

                The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that happened at 1626 Third St. Patrol Deputies responded to the area in reference to an unresponsive person on the side walk outside of this location. Upon arrival they found a black male laying on the ground unresponsive, the subject was pronounced deceased on the scene. The name of the deceased is being held until next of kin can be notified. The case is being investigated as a suspicious death until a cause of death can be determined.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 26, 2014

Asking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Commercial Burglary Suspect

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a suspect in connection to a commercial burglary that took place at the BP gas station, located at 610 Shurling Drive earlier this morning.  Pictures from the store’s video surveillance camera are attached.

A black male suspect entered the store by shattering the glass door with a large rock at around 2:10a.m. After entering this business, the suspect went behind the counter and loaded an unknown amount of cigarettes and cigars into a plastic trash can and then fled the store.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and the suspect may be driving a dark colored vehicle.  See attached photos for any additional descriptions.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County -Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 24, 2014

Update: Shooting Incident Involving Bibb County Sheriff’s Correction’s Officer

The name of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Correction’s Officer involved in the shooting incident this morning is Thoris Smith. He will continue to be assigned to the jail during the investigation of the incident. The incident is being investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division and Internal Affairs.

September 24, 2014

Shooting Incident Involving Bibb County Sheriff’s Correction’s Officer

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to an entering auto in progress call in the 1000 block of Ash Street at around 6:30 a.m. this morning. It was reported that a Bibb County Sheriff’s Correction’s Officer was coming out of his home to go to work this morning when he saw a subject inside his vehicle. During the incident the Correction’s Officer fired two shots at the suspect with his personal weapon as the suspect had placed his hands in his pockets. The suspect ran away from the scene.

The suspect is described as light skinned black male. He was cleaned shaven, short haircut, approximately 5ft. 6in. to 5ft. 7in. in height and weighed 155 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a green hoodie, dark jeans, dark socks and flip flop sandals. He was last seen running north towards Calhoun Street.

No further information is available at this time as the incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 23, 2014

H.E.A.T. Grant Renewed for 8th Straight Year

Awarded  $53,900.00 H.E.A.T. Enforcement Grant

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major, public safety partnership H.E.A.T. Grant totaling $53,900.00  from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.  H.E.A.T., which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, includes the primary goals of (1) reducing impaired driving crashes; (2) reducing excessive speeding; (3) increasing the safety belt usage rate; and (4) educating the public about traffic safety.

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit will develop and implement strategies to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities from drugs and alcohol, speed and aggressive driving, and non-use of safety belts within their jurisdiction.  The grant went into effect on October 1 of this year and will continue until September 30 of next year. 

 “The H.E.A.T. Grant helps support the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office enforcement efforts and is a reminder of their dedication in supporting the GOHS mission to protect Georgians from speeders and impaired drivers,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. The chance of a fatal crash involving drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol is much higher than the rate for fatal crashes not related to impairment.”

 H.E.A.T. programs based on impaired driving and speeding data include 19 Georgia counties and have covered most of Metro Atlanta.  The H.E.A.T. initiative was designed to serve Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rates of crashes, injuries and deaths.

 “The H.E.A.T. initiative seeks to increase the impaired driver arrests, reduce dangerous speeders, educate the public about the dangers of DUI and provide a high visibility enforcement profile in the communities that need it most,” said GOHS Director Blackwood.

 Georgia’s H.E.A.T. Units consistently provide the kind of high-profile traffic law enforcement required to save lives on our highways.  For more information about the GOHS H.E.A.T. initiative contact Lt. Scarlett Woods, H.E.A.T. Coordinator, at (404) 656-6996 or swoods@gohs.ga.gov.  To learn about other lifesaving highway safety campaigns, visit us on the web at www.gahighwaysafety.org.

September 23, 2014

National Take Back Initiative

 On Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to the Walmart Supercenter located at 5955 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31210.  Please come between the two main entrances at the Walmart.

     The public will drop their unused medication into a bin.  The bin will be monitored by a deputy but no questions will be asked.

     Please feel free to call Lt. Mike Kenirey with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office if you have any questions at either 478-621-5501 or 478-447-2295.

     In April 2014, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office collected over 300 lbs of pharmaceuticals, expired or discarded medication.  This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

     In addition to this initiative the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office does have a pill drop off that is available year round for small amounts of medication needed to be disposed of properly.  This location in on Hawthorne Street near Second Street directly across from the entrance to the Jail.  In the case we are there are large amounts of medicine that needed to be dropped off please utilize this service to the public.

September 23, 2014

Robbery By Snatching In West Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery by snatching that took place in the parking lot of the Walmart at 6020 Harrison Road at around 9:00 a.m. this morning. Bibb County Patrol Deputies responded to the scene and met with the the two victims, Patricia McCarty, 75 years old and Loretta Walker, 70 years old. Both are from Lizella. The victims reported they were walking to Walkers 2005 Ford Freestyle when they were approached by a black male, about 6 feet in height, wearing an black jumpsuit. The suspect struggled with both victims attempting to snatch their purses. The suspect did get McCarty’s purse. McCarty received a bump on the head from the struggle. Both victims were treated at the scene by EMS and released.

A lookout was immediately placed on the suspect. Deputies were already searching the nearby area. Sergeant Steve Gatlin found a subject in the 3800 block of Lafayette Drive fitting the suspect’s description. He detained the subject and returned back to the Walmart with him. The subject, 20 year old Davontae Dewayne Williams of Macon, was identified by both victims as the suspect that took McCarty’s purse and attempted to take Walker’s purse. He was also caught on video surveillance video from the Walmart.

Williams was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. He was charged with 1 count of Robbery By Snatching and 1 count of Criminal Attempt to  Commit Robbery By Snatching. He is being transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 22, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred just before 4:30 p.m. this afternoon on Jeffersonville Road near Emery Highway. It was reported that a Silver 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Jeffersonville Road. The vehicle was driven by 34 year old Andrea Watts of Drybranch.  Watts said a vehicle stopped abruptly in front of her vehicle. She said she swerved to the left to avoid striking the vehicle. She lost control of her vehicle and went down the embankment.

 

Watts was transported to the Coliseum Hospital for minor injuries. She was treated and released. She was unable to give any information on the other vehicle or driver. Watts was not cited for the accident.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

September 22, 2014

Missing/Runaway Juvenile Found
Around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon Hunter Matthew Stuckey was located. Bibb County Patrol Deputy Wesley Durbin was off duty at the time and was traveling on Hawkinsville Road when he spotted a male fitting the description of Stuckey walking northbound just north of Smiley’s Flea Market.  It was reported that Stuckey stated to the deputy he had walked to Crawford County last night, stayed with the friend he had planned to see. He said he left walking at 7:00 a.m. this morning trying to get back home. He stated he hitched a ride with an unknown person while walking and was dropped off near the back gate of Smiley’s Flea Market on Hawkinsville Road. Stuckey was transported by Bibb County Patrol Deputies to the District 2 Office to meet with investigators. He was returned home by Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media and the public for their help with attempting to locate Stuckey.

September 22, 2014

Update: Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing/Runaway Juvenile


After further investigation it was discovered that the friend Stuckey was reportedly going to see lives in Crawford County, not Eastman. A relative of Stuckey lives in Eastman.  Also the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was contacted, not the Eastman Police Department as stated in the earlier release.

September 21, 2014

Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing/Runaway Juvenile


The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Missing/Runaway Juvenile. The juvenile was reported missing from Smiley’s Flea Market located at 6717 Hawkinsville Road this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. by his mother, Stella Hayney of Gray. The juvenile’s name is Hunter Matthew Stuckey of Gray. Stuckey is 16 years old (DOB 09-10-1998). He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighs 155 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue shirt, blue jean shorts, flip flop sandals and was carrying a green neon backpack.  According to Stuckey's mother he is autistic. It was reported that Stuckey told a friend he planned to go to a friend’s house in Eastman Georgia to stay. The police department in Eastman was also notified.

Stuckey has been entered into the GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) & NCIC (National Crime Information Center) systems as a missing child / runaway. A recent photograph of  Stuckey is attached. His hair is shorter now than what is shown in the picture.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Hunter Matthew Stuckey is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call investigator.

 

September 21, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred at around  11:00 p.m. last night at the intersection of Pionono Avenue and Houston Avenue. It was reported that 57 year old Mark Godfrey of Rincon Georgia was traveling north on Highway 247 in a Tractor Trailer Fuel Tanker. Godfrey reported to deputies that as he approached the intersection he was going too fast and lost control of the tanker. The vehicle flipped onto its side coming to a stop near a vacant building located at 4685 Pionono Avenue. The tanker exploded into flames. The building was also damaged by the fire from the tanker. The Macon-Bibb Fire Department also had fire units on scene battling the fire.

 

Godfrey was transported by ambulance to the Navicent Center of Central Georgia for injuries he received in the accident. He is listed in stable condition.  The intersection at Pionono Avenue at Houston Avenue was closed for several hours to clean the area up from the fuel spill and fire. The road was reopened about 5:30 a.m. this morning according to deputies.  Godfrey was not cited but it was noted on the report that he was traveling too fast for conditions.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

September 16, 2014

Personal Robbery By Force Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal robbery by force incident that took place on Second Street at Wood Street earlier this afternoon.  Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the location just before 4:00 p.m. to find the victim, 63 year old Johnny Thomas of Macon scuffed and bleeding.  According to Thomas he had just left a store on Broadway and was walking on Wood Street towards Second Street. As he approached the corner of Second Street a green Dodge Pickup pulled up and stopped. A  black male exited the vehicle and attacked Thomas.  Thomas was struck in the head by the unknown male suspect several times before he snatched an undisclosed amount of money out of Thomas’s pocket. After taking the money the suspect got back into the pickup which sped away from the scene.

The only description of the suspect at this time is a dark skinned black male wearing dark clothing. Thomas received medical treatment at the scene by paramedics for his injuries.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 16, 2014

Update: Missing/ Runaway  Juvenile Reunited with Family

 

Jajuan Felton was reunited with his family Monday night and found to be safe and in good health! It was reported that he returned home around 10:00p.m.. Bibb Sheriff’s Juvenile Investigators are continuing to investigate this incident.

 

September 15, 2014
Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing/Runaway Juvenile


The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Missing/Runaway Juvenile. The juvenile went missing in the 3700 block of  Log Cabin Road in west Bibb County. According to his school bus driver, 12 year old Jajuan Felton was last seen walking onto his front porch after getting off  the school bus. The mother stated that Jajuan usually walks into the home, where she is waiting for him, but today he walked onto the porch and did not go inside. The family stated that they just moved to the Middle Georgia area, and he may not be familiar with the area. The family also reports that  Jajuan is  developmentally challenged.

Jajuan Felton has been entered into the GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) & NCIC (National Crime Information Center) systems as a missing child / runaway.


The missing  juvenile /runaway’s information was described as;


Jajuan Felton
DOB: 04-05-2002 (12 years of age)

Jajuan is a black male that is approximately 4’08” and weighs around 75 lbs.
He was last seen wearing a green shirt with gray sleeves and a gray hooded jacket, camouflage pants and gray/black/blue “Air force” Nike shoes.

 (The picture of the runaway teen is attached to this release.)


Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Jajuan Felton is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call juvenile investigator.

September 13, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 3:00A.M this morning at the Flash Foods Gas Station, located at 4314 Pio Nono Ave.  The two suspects approached a clerk who was outside and demanded money, as one brandished a long gun. The suspect had the clerk let them into the store and then made off with and undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspects were described as black males with their faces covered and with dark clothes and one had a gray jacket covering the gun. Both were medium build.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 12, 2014

Skyview Elementary Former PTO Treasurer Arrested for Fiduciary Theft

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit arrested the former treasurer of the Skyview Elementary Parent Teacher Organization at around 8:45a.m. Friday morning after an investigation was conducted into the fraudulent use of the organization’s funds. Jennifer Lynn Edwards is accused of taking $9,354.80 from the Skyview PTO organization. The thefts were reported to have happened between the dates of January 2014 through July 2014. Edwards was removed from her position after the discovery of the thefts.

The Bibb County District Attorney’s Office met with investigators from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit on Thursday and asked for their assistance in this accusation. An investigation into this matter was conducted and warrants were taken out for Edwards’s arrest.

Jennifer Lynn Edwards is in custody at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Fiduciary Theft-Felony. She has a bond of $4,050.00.

 

September 11, 2014

Public’s Assistance Requested In Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a suspect in connection to a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Circle K Convenience Store  located at 15 Spring Street earlier this morning.  Pictures from the store’s video surveillance camera is attached.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a multi- colored dress, denim shorts, black shoes and what appeared to be two black shirts wrapped around his face and head.  He was described as being approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighing around 150 pounds.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County -Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 11, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an attempted armed robbery that took place at around 12:03a.m., on September 3, 2014 at the Domino’s Pizza located on Hartley Bridge Road.

 

It was reported that a suspect entered the rear door of the restaurant with a bandanna covering his face, a shirt over his head, and what appeared to be a taser in his hand.  Once the suspect saw one of the employee’s children inside of the restaurant, he turned around and fled the store.  The suspect was last seen running towards the direction of Rutland Apartments.  No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspect was described as a black male. He was approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighed around 130 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, and he had a blue bandanna wrapped around his face.

We have attached several surveillance photos that show the suspect prior to the attempted armed robbery.

 

Anyone with any information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 11, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident At The Circle K On Spring Street

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Circle K convenience store located at 15 Spring Street just after 3:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that a black male suspect dressed in a multi- colored dress, denim shorts, black shoes and what appeared to be two black shirts wrapped around his face entered the store. The suspect had a plastic bag covering his left arm and hand, pointing the arm at the clerk as if he had a weapon. The suspect demanded money from the clerk. After taking an undisclosed amount of money he fled the store in a southbound direction towards the Greyhound Bus Station. He was described as being approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighing around 150 pounds.

No one was injured during the incident. This incident is currently under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 10, 2014

Aggravated Assault on Anthony Road

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at around 2:00p.m., at the corner of Anthony Road and Canton Street. It was reported that that 17- year -old Arlandus Fort Jr. was arguing with another male at this intersection. As Fort began to walk away from the argument, the other male brandished a handgun and shot Fort in the right thigh. The suspect then ran west on Anthony Road. Fort was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition.  No one else was injured during this incident.

 

The Bibb County Board of Education Campus Police activated their emergency lock down procedures at Ingram Pye Elementary, Ballard Hudson Middle School, and Elam Alexander Academy at Burke, to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

 

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He is around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height. The suspect was last seen wearing a white tank top shirt and black shorts.

 

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

September 10, 2014

 

9/11 Memorial Service In Downtown Macon

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the public and media in joining local leaders of Bibb County in remembering and honoring the brave victims of 9/11. This will be the thirteenth anniversary for our great nation to honor the brave men, women and children that lost their lives in this tragic attack on our United States of America September 11, 2001. 

 

The 9/11 Memorial Service will take place this Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Public Safety Memorial Park located at Second Street and Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. The program will open with welcome and remarks from Warren Selby, Jr., Chairman of the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation and Chairman of the Board for Macon Regional Crimestoppers. Placing of the Memorial Wreath will be done by Mayor Robert Reichart, Sheriff David Davis, Fire Chief Marvin Riggins and Commissioner Scotty Shepherd.  Invocation and prayer will be given by Reverend Ronald Terry.

 

 September 9, 2014

 

Death Investigation in East Bibb

Bibb County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a white female found slumped over in the front seat of a vehicle. When deputies responded to 1769 Shurling  Dr  they discovered 52-year-old Pamela McMillan of Macon unresponsive in the front seat of the vehicle. McMillan was reported missing by her boyfriend Ronnie McClanahan  around noon today. No foul play is suspected at this time and the  incident is currently under investigation. An autopsy will be performed according  to Coroner Leon Jones.

 

Anyone with information in reference September 9, 2014

Downtown Burglary Suspect Arrest

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested a suspect in connection to a burglary that took place in the downtown district at around 6:00p.m. Monday night. Patrol Deputies responded to a “burglary in progress” at the Acapulco Restaurant, located at 379 Third Street.  Patrol deputies immediately found 62- year- old Donald Jerome Allen standing in front of the business with a bottle of rum and a bottle of vodka that he had just taken from the restaurant.

Witnesses stated that Allen used a rock to bust the glass out of one of the doors that led into the restaurant.  Allen then went into the restaurant and took two bottles of alcohol. Patrol deputies arrived and found Allen with the stolen merchandise and placed him under arrest for the charge of Burglary.

 

September 8, 2014

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident Outside a Local Downtown Lounge

In addition to the 5 counts of aggravated assault Jamel Ramon Nolton was also charged with 1 count of Violation of Probation (Misdemeanor), 1 count of Violation Probation (Felony), I count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and 1 count of Giving False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer. Nolton appeared before a Bibb County Magistrate Court Judge earlier today and was denied bond on all charges. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

 

September 8, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of Industrial Park Drive and Erick Drive at around 6:00 p.m. this afternoon. It was reported that 46 year old Latrailia Faye Johnson of Fort Valley was traveling east on Industrial Park Drive on a 2013 Jonway Solana 50cc Scooter.  A 2012 Volvo Tractor and Trailer driven by 53 year old Gary Douglas Wills of Warner Robins was traveling north on Erick Drive. As Johnson’s scooter was passing through the intersection of Industrial Park Drive at Erick Drive she was struck by the tractor and trailer.

 

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jones. The next of kin has been notified. Wills was not injured. 

 

This traffic accident is currently under investigation and charges are pending. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call Traffic Accident Investigator.

September 6, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident Outside a Local Downtown Lounge

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of persons shot at 576 Poplar Street, Grant’s Lounge, just after 2:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that after deputies arrived at the scene they found three people shot. They also discovered that two additional people had already been taken to a local hospital by personal transportation that were also reportedly shot.

It was reported that an altercation started outside the lounge and a black male wearing khaki shorts and a white t-shirt started firing a gun into the crowd outside. An individual fitting the description was located near the scene by deputies. He was detained and transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. The suspect gave deputies a false name at the scene but he was later identified by investigators as 37 year old Jamel Ramon Nolton of Macon. Nolton has been charged with 5 counts of Aggravated Assault. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and booked on the charges. 

The victims that were shot in the incident are 22 year old Nikeum Guyton of Macon, 26 year old Marquise Carswell of Macon, 18 year old Laterry Kendrick of Macon, 21 year old Devan Williams of Macon, and 26 year old Jascent James of Macon. Carswell and Guyton were treated and released. James, Williams and Kendrick are listed in stable condition.  

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME

September 5, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred just before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Spring Street at Walnut Street. It was reported that 56 year old Ruth Holt of Bolingbroke was driving a 2009 Pontiac Torrent east on Walnut Street. Joseph Hampton Jr., 63 years old, of Macon was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer north on Spring Street. It was reported that the Torrent entered the intersection at Walnut Street and was struck by the Trailblazer. It was also reported that the Trailblazer ran through the red light at the intersection. The Torrent was flipped over upside down from the collision. After striking the Torrent the Trailblazer also struck a 2002 GMC C6500 truck driven by 54 year old Timothy Hester. Hester’s vehicle was stopped at the red-light in the southbound lane of Spring Street at Walnut Street.

 

Holt was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and treated for minor injuries and released.  Hampton was charged with Failure to Stop at the Red-light.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

September 5, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in West Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 6:00A.M this morning at the Steak & Shake, located at 3420 Mercer University Dr.  The suspects approached the Clerk and demanded money from the register, as one of the suspects brandished a handgun. The suspects left after getting an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspects are described as dark skinned black males in their 20’s. Both were approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height and slender in build. One suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, with camo pants. The other was wearing a black t-shirt and khaki pants. Both had short hair and were wearing gloves.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

September 4, 2014

Traffic Accident with Injuries on Gray Hwy

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injuries that took place in the 1300 block of Gray Hwy Thursday afternoon.

It was reported that a 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, driven by 29 year old Danny Thompson of Macon, pulled onto Gray Highway from the parking lot of the “Quick Stop”. The Chevrolet pulled into the path of a 1998 Ford Expedition that was heading north on Gray Hwy. The Ford Expedition was driven by 20 year old Amahni McNair.

 

The Chevrolet Blazer collided with the Ford Expedition, causing the Ford Expedition hit Chevrolet Impala that was sitting in the center lane, facing south. The Chevrolet Impala was driven by 40 year old Capic Scandretp.

 

The Chevrolet Blazer continued to move towards the south bound lanes of Gray Highway and struck a Ford F150, driven by 77 year old John Crosby of Gray. The Ford F150 was originally traveling south on Gray Hwy, prior to the accident.

 

The driver of the Chevrolet Trail Blazer, Danny Thompson, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Thompson was cited for Failure to Yield When Entering the Highway.

The driver of the Ford Expedition, Amahni McNair and passenger, 23 year old Adonois Harper also from Macon, were transported to a local hospital where they are listed to be in stable condition.

 

The driver of the Chevrolet Impala and the driver of the Ford F150 were treated and released by paramedics on scene.

September 3, 2014

 

Fatal Accident in South Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred just before 11:00 a.m. today on Houston Road near Allen Road. It was reported that a a 1984 Red Mack Dump truck driven by 55 year old Terry Howard of Roberta was traveling south on Houston Road, just before Allen Road,  in the left lane. A 2002 White Nissan Altima driven by 71 year old Donna Hyatt was also traveling south on Houston Road behind the dump truck. Witnesses stated the Nissan entered the right southbound lane moving ahead of the dump truck. The Nissan suddenly turned to the left in front of the dump truck and the two vehicles collided. The dump truck and the Nissan traveled across the northbound lanes of Houston Road and came to a stop at the corner of Houston Road and Allen Road. The dump truck had turned over on its right side dumping the load of gravel on the Nissan.

 

Hyatt was pronounced dead at the scene. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones notified the next of kin. A passenger in the Nissan, 69 year old Ann McCallum of Macon was taken to the Medical Center by ambulance. She is listed in stable condition. Howard also went to a local hospital to be checked but he was not taken by ambulance. His condition was not known.

 

The traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

August 31, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery

 

 

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery at the Broadway Foodmart, located at 1610 Broadway at around 2:00p.m. Sunday afternoon. It was reported that the suspect entered the convenient store as he brandished a gun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register and then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect was described as a male, wearing all black clothing and a hood covering his face. No other information was given.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 31, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place outside of the State Bank and Trust Company that’s located at 4699 Log Cabin Drive.

At around 2:30p.m., Sunday afternoon, two employees from a local convenient store were making a deposit at the outside drop box when an armed suspect approached and demanded that the store employees hand over the bank deposit bag. Once the suspect received the deposit bag that contained undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the area on foot. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a 25-30 year old black male. He was approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height and he weighed around 140 to 150 lbs. The suspect was wearing khaki shorts and a black shirt.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 30, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators Make an Additional Arrest On Entering Auto Incident       

 

On Friday morning around 6:30 a.m. a white male later identified as Aaron Michael Massey-Jones was detained by a neighbor until Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrived after being observed in a neighbor’s yard acting suspicious in the St. Ives neighborhood in North Bibb.

 

Jones was transported to the Bibb County Sheriffs Property Crimes Investigative Division where he was questioned about the incident. Jones was later transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and booked on the charges of 1 count of Entering Auto, 1 count of Criminal Trespass, 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property and 4 counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

 

During the investigation it was discovered that Jones was staying with another subject, Daniel Christopher Mermann, 20 years old, from Macon at the Palmtree Motel on Riverside Drive. A search warrant was issued for the room and items were recovered that did not belong to either Jones or Mermann. Mermann was also transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigative Division for questioning. He was later transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he was booked on the charge of 4 counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. He also has a hold for Dooly County Sheriff’s Office for an Entering Auto Incident. During the investigation it was discovered the suspects are tied to 4 Entering Auto Incidents that occurred in Dooly County, 1 Entering Auto in Houston County and 1 Burglary Incident  in Hawkinsville Georgia.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call property investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 29, 2014

Inmates Attempt to Bring in Contraband to the Jail from Deceased Grandmother’s Casket

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office charged two inmates with Marijuana Possession and Crossing the Guard line with Contraband after they were allowed a private viewing of their deceased Grandmother at a local funeral home. It was reported that Inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson were allowed to attend a private viewing of their grandmother at the Bentley and Son’s Funeral Home on Thursday evening. Deputies searched the two inmates and placed them in handcuffs and leg restraints, prior to being transported to the funeral home.

The inmates viewed their grandmother under the supervision of Bibb County Sheriff’s Corrections Deputies and then were later transported back to the jail. Once the inmates arrived back to the jail, the deputies searched the inmates and found a baggie of marijuana, another bag filled with loose leaf tobacco, a lighter, and cellular phone.

Deputies believe that the inmates made contact with family members or friends, prior to the viewing. As the inmates were at the casket, viewing their grandmother, they retrieved the contraband in an attempt to bring it back into the Bibb County Jail. This incident is being investigated.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis commends the deputies’ diligence and thoroughness in the performance of their duties as they stopped such contraband from entering this facility. Furthermore, Sheriff Davis said, “This incident illustrates the audacity of this generation of jail inmates. To use the body of a deceased grandmother to hide drugs and other contraband is wicked.”

 

August 27, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 75, just south of Hartley Bridge Road at around 9:52a.m. It was reported that a tractor trailer, driven by 39 year old Aaron Demound of Florida, was traveling north on the interstate when the incident occurred. It was reported that the tractor trailer had a mechanical failure, causing the vehicle to stop in the lane, next to the far left lane of the interstate. A white GMC 2500, driven by 66 year old Linwood Gantt Jr, was traveling behind the tractor trailer. Gantt’s truck collided with Demound’s trailer.  Gantt was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by hospital doctors. The next of kin has been notified.

All lanes of the interstate were reopened at around 12:30p.m.

Anyone with information in reference to this fatal traffic accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and is asked to leave a message for the on call investigator.

 

August 25, 2014

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigative Unit Makes Another Arrest In Meth Lab Incident

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigative Unit made another arrest today in relation to the Meth Lab incident that occurred at the Bridgeview Inn and Suites last night.

 

Clyde Douglas Dupree Jr., 29 years old, from Macon, was arrested at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Office just after 4:00 p.m. following an interview with him about the incident.  Dupree was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. He is charged with 1 count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and 1 count of a Parole Violation. No bond has been set. Investigators are still investigating this incident. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.   

 

 

August 25, 2014

Missing Woman Found

Investigators located 81 year old Betty Jean Allen after she was reported missing by a neighbor on August 18, 2014. Allen was found safe and sound in a nursing home, in Macon, at around 11:14a.m. Monday morning. Allen was placed in the nursing home by family members in March of this year. 

 

August 25, 2014

 

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Respond To Meth Lab Incident

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 49 year old Keith Andrew Hopper in relation to the Meth Lab incident last night at the Bridgeview Inn & Suites located at 6000 Harrison Road. Hopper was charged with 1 count of Manufacture or Possession of Chemicals to Manufacture Methamphetamine When a Child is Present. No bond has been set.

 

August 25, 2014

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Respond To Meth Lab Incident

 

 

Bibb County Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a Meth Lab in a room at the Bridgeview Inn & Suites located at 6000 Harrison Road just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. Once deputies arrived at the motel they made contact with three people in the room where the Meth Lab was reported to be. The motel was evacuated temporarily as deputies and investigators from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office assessed the room in question. The Macon-Bibb Fire Department also responded to the scene.

 

All three subjects were transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Office to be interviewed. This incident is currently under investigation. Evidence was still being collected at the scene and witnesses were being interviewed. More information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 24, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place at a residence in the 1400 block of Walker Road just after 11:00 p.m. Saturday night. It was reported to   Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies that Larry Womack and Carole Womack of Macon were sitting on their porch when a black male approached them while displaying a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.  Mr. Womack grabbed the suspect by the wrist of the hand he was holding the gun and struggled with the suspect.  The suspect broke free from Mr. Womack’s grip and ran from the scene before deputies arrived. The suspect had taken Mr. Womack’s phone but dropped it as he ran away. Mr. Womack suffered some scrapes and bruises from the struggle.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male  with a low haircut and wearing a blue jump suit. He was last seen running in the direction of Rice Mill Road.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

August 23, 2014

 

Arrests Made in Burglary Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made three arrests on a burglary incident that occurred this afternoon. Deputies responded to a call at a residence in the 1100 block of Bel Air Drive just after 1:00 p.m. today. It was reported that a witness in the neighborhood saw three black males kick in the rear door of the residence. The witness also saw the same three males run out of the house carrying items. 

After deputies arrived on scene they chased the three suspects and apprehended them near the scene. The stolen items were also recovered. Two of the suspects were juveniles. One juvenile is 14 years old and the other juvenile is 16 years old. Both juveniles are from Macon. The third suspect was identified as 17 year old Quintaures Harris of Macon.     

All three suspects were charged with burglary. Harris was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. The two juveniles were transported to the Regional Youth Development Center.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 22, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) in the attached pictures. Investigators believe that the same suspect has robbed the two different Circle K convenient stores in the I-475 area.

On November 11, 2013 an armed robbery suspect robbed the Circle K convenient store located at 5011 Romeiser Drive. The suspect was described as a black male. He was wearing gray boxer briefs, a do-rag on his head, and he also had a black do-rag covering his face. He was believed to be in his 40’s, around 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighing around 145 lbs.

March 21, 2014 an armed robbery took place at the Circle K convenient store located at 4775 Chambers Road. The suspect was described as a black male. He was wearing a long sleeve black shirt and red shorts. He also had black tennis shoes, with no socks, a blue stocking hat on his head, and black bandanna covering his face. He was around 6 feet in height and he had a medium build.

August 10, 2014 an armed robbery took place at the Circle K convenient store located at 5011 Romeiser Drive. The suspect was described as a black male. He was wearing a lime green shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes. He also had on a black stocking cap and a white t-shirt covering his face. The suspect was described as being around 5 feet 6 inches in height with a medium build.

After comparing the information from each of these incidents, it is believed that the same suspect was involved in each of the above mentioned armed robberies.  Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individual in the attached pictures.

Anyone with any information in reference to these armed robbery incidents are urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

August 22, 2014

Missing Person from the Vineville Avenue Area

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Betty Jean Allen age 81, of Macon was reported missing on August 18, 2014. A neighbor reported Allen missing after not seeing her for a couple of months. She was last seen at her residence in the Vineville Avenue area, near Buford Pl. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mrs. Allen. It is not known if she suffering from any medical or mental conditions.

   Allen is described as a white female, she is around 5 feet in height, weighing approximately 100 lbs., she has blue eyes, and gray hair. There is a picture of Mrs. Allen attached to the media release.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

August 22, 2014

Aggravated Assault in south Macon

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a report of an aggravated assault that occurred in south Macon, Friday morning, at around 5:17a.m. It was reported that 22 year old Jamesia Clay was walking to the store, several blocks from her home, when four black males pulled up in a brown Buick. The males told Clay to get in their car. When Clay refused, one of the black males shot at Clay, hitting her in the leg. The incident occurred in the area of Greenleaf Dr., near Pinedale Dr.

Clay walked home to call law enforcement and ems. Clay was transported to a local hospital and since has been released.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 21, 2014

West Bibb Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a robbery that took place at the Game Stop, located at 4659 Presidential Parkway. The incident occurred at around 4:26p.m. Thursday afternoon. It was reported that a black male entered the store, carrying a long gun inside of a black bag. The suspect demanded money from the two customers, two employees, and then demanded money from the store’s cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store.

According to witnesses’ statements, one of the victims ran out of the store in an attempt to get a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect jumped into the driver’s seat of his green BMW 528i. There was a female waiting in the suspect’s vehicle. It was reported that when the suspect saw one of the robbery victims, he looked as if he was going for a weapon. The victim pulled out a handgun and began to fire several shots at the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspects attempted to flee the parking lot by driving over a curb that was located behind the store. Once the vehicle went over the curb, it went down a 4 to 5 foot embankment and wrecked as it traveled into the parking lot of the Ashley’s Furniture Store. The vehicle’s tires were flattened and the vehicle was inoperable.

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies took the male suspect into custody and the female passenger was transported to the hospital for injuries that she received during the wreck. No one else was injured during this incident.

The male suspect, 34 year old Javon Britton of Sacramento, California, is currently in custody. Britton will be charged of armed robbery.

The female suspect, 23 year old Maryann Davis, also from Sacramento, California, was released from the hospital and is currently in custody. Davis will be charged with armed robbery.

 

August 21, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at a residence located in the 1000 block of Ash Street at around 11:20p.m. Wednesday night. According to witness statements, 22 year old Glenwood Van Lee Lamar was shot multiple times during a verbal altercation. 

 

The suspect fled the scene and later turned himself over to investigators at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center at around 12:30a.m. Thursday morning.

Lamar was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He is listed to be in stable condition.

 

James Jereal Watson, age 18 from Macon, is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charge of Aggravated Assault.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 19, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying A Person for Questioning

 

The Bibb County Sheriff Office is asking the public’s assistance for help in identifying the man in the attached photographs. If anyone can identify this individual, please notify Bibb County Sheriff Office at 751-7500, and ask to speak to the on call investigator. The individual is wanted for questioning in reference to an ongoing investigation.

 

August 18, 2014

Homicide in East Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred at the Rockland Apartments, located at 2295 Recreation Road. Witnesses stated that 40 year old Milton Stephens Jr. was found at around 9:52 a.m. Monday morning, fatality shot in his apartment.

Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and are processing evidence. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 15, 2014

Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

 

Members of the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested a Macon man who was wanted in connection to an August 9, 2014 shooting incident that occurred in the 1400 block of Second Avenue.  Zavier Markieth Ottman, age 32 was taken into custody at around 11:00a.m. Friday morning.

 

Ottman is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charge of Aggravated Assault and he also has two separate superior court probation violation holds.

 

·         The original media release is attached below:

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Law Sheriff’s Office and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 13, 2014

Public’s Assistance Requested In Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a suspect in connection to a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Circle K gas station, located at 5011 Romeiser Road, on August 10, 2014.  A picture from the store’s video surveillance camera is attached.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a lime green t-shirt, khaki pants, black stocking hat, and he also wore a white t-shirt over his face.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

August 12, 2014

Public’s Assistance Requested In Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a suspect in connection to a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Flash Foods located at 3889 Vineville Avenue, on August 10, 2014.  A picture from the store’s video surveillance camera is attached.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long sleeve striped shirt, dark color pants and with a blue bandana over his face.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County -Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 11, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident In West Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Columbus Road near Pineworth Drive on Sunday night just before 9:00 p.m.  It was reported that 43 year old Lonzie Bradley of Macon was traveling westbound on Columbus Road when the Powersport Scooter he was driving left the roadway striking the guardrail. 

Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jones and next of kin has been notified.

The traffic accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

August 10, 2014

 

Self-Inflected Gunshot Wound Investigation 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators  were called to 729 Pine Street to a self-inflected shooting . It was reported that   26-year-old Jason Frankum of Gray Georgia was traveling  west on Pine Street when he struck a  parked vehicle. The parked vehicle was unoccupied and located  next to the parking deck at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

The Medical Center Police responded to the accident scene and made contact with Mr. Frankum in reference to the accident. Frankum reached into his vehicle grabbed a handgun and shot himself in the head.  

Frankum was transported to the Medical Center, Emergency Room where he is listed to be in critical condition.

This case is still under investigation further information will be provided when it becomes available.

 

August 10, 2014

 

 

Accident With Injury Involving a Bicyclist

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident with injury that occurred on Eisenhower Parkway near Second Street. The accident happened just before 2:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that 56 year old Larry Worthy of Macon was riding a bicycle and pulling a push lawnmower when he attempted to cross the northbound lanes Eisenhower Parkway

from Second Street. Worthy was struck by a 1997 Nissan Altima driven by 25 year old Javorious Knight of Macon.

 

Worthy was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. No charges have been filed at this time.

 

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. 

 

August 10, 2014

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at 9:15pm Saturday night. Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at the intersection of Lawton Drive and Holt Ave.

 

It was reported that 20 year old Diamond Williams of Macon was shot once in the upper leg while at a family gathering for her birthday. Williams was not at the location when deputies arrived she had been taken to the Medical Center by friends.  The injury to Williams was not life threatening and she is listed in stable condition.

 

This incident is currently under investigation and no further information can be released at this time. More information will be released when it is available.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 10, 2014

 

 

Commercial Armed Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Flash Foods, located at 3889 Vineville Ave.  According to witness statements, one male suspect entered the store at around 1:00a.m. The suspect displayed a black bag over his right hand and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspect was described as black male wearing a Stripe shirt, dark color pants and with a blue bandana over his face.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

August 10, 2014

 

Commercial Armed Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Circle K, located at 5011 Romeiser Road.  According to witness statements, one male suspect entered the store at around 1220a.m. The suspect displayed a black bag over his right hand and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspect was described as black male wearing a lime green shirt, Khaki pants, and a white shirt over his face.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

August 9, 2014

 

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at 1418 Second Ave around 3:00a.m. this morning. It was reported that 31 year old Brandon Loyd of Macon was shot in both legs while at this location.

 

Brandon was transported to a local hospital by friends for treatment from the injuries that he received during the incident. Brandon injuries were non-life threating.   He is listed to be in stable condition. 

No description of the suspect is available at this time.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 8, 2014

 

 

Suspect Arrested For Criminal Attempt To Commit Murder

 

 

Members of the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force received a Crime Stoppers tip that led to the arrest of 21 year old Davares Jerrelle Evans of Macon at an apartment in the 700 block of Tidewater Circle this afternoon.  Evans was wanted for the attempted murder of Sierra Scott of Macon that occurred in December of 2013.

 

It was reported that on December 3, 2013 Evans went to the 1200 block of West Granada Terrace which was the residence of Scott.  She was his girlfriend at the time of the incident. Evans shot Scott once in the hand after she told Evans she wanted to end the relationship with him and had asked him to leave her residence. Witnesses also identified Evans as the person that shot Scott.

 

Evans was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. He is charged with 1 count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder (Felony), 1 count of Failure to Appear (Misdemeanor) and 1 count of Violation of Probation (Felony). He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he is presently being held.

 

August 8, 2014

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

 

 

Members of the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force received a Crime Stoppers tip that led to the arrest of the female suspect involved in connection to an armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar Store, back in May.  Shelia Ann Martin was found at a family member’s home that is located in Jackson, Georgia. Martin was arrested at around 9:45a.m. Friday morning.

 

Shelia Ann Martin, age 43 of Jackson is currently being held, without bond, at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charge of Armed Robbery and (2cts.) of Aggravated Assault.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media outlets and members of the public that assisted in the whereabouts of Shelia Martin. The original “Public’s Assistance” media release is attached below.

August 8, 2014

 

Deputy Involved Shooting

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call in the 3000 block of Napier Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. this morning. According to witnesses two black males were seen approaching a store in the 3000 block of Napier Avenue. They were described as wearing all black clothing with what looked like white t-shirts around their heads. One was reported to be holding a gun. The two suspects turned and headed towards a business, The End Rail located at 3099 Napier Avenue, across the street from the store.

Deputies arrived on scene checking the business of the reported burglary in progress. While deputies were searching the area around Macon Street a vehicle occupied by the suspects was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed headed towards the deputies on Macon Street near Gordon Street as if it was going to hit them. Deputies fired at the vehicle and gave chase after the vehicle which is a gold colored Cadillac. The suspects jumped out of the vehicle at Baily Avenue and Columbus Road on foot fleeing the area.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

August 7, 2014

 

 

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Commercial Burglary Suspect

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a male suspect involved in a Commercial Burglary that occurred at Moon’s Wings and Seafood located at 1588 Eisenhower Parkway just after 2:00 a.m. this morning. Photographs from the surveillance video of the suspect are attached to this email. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 40’s to early 50’s. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighed around 195 lbs. He had a white or grayish color goatee. He was last seen wearing a white Georgia ball cap, a short sleeve light colored pullover shirt with dark horizontal stripes, light colored shorts and light colored tennis shoes. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cigarettes from the business.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 7, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a female suspect involved in a May 22, 2014 armed robbery that occurred on Rocky Creek Road, at the Family Dollar Store. The original release is attached below and the photograph of the suspect is attached to this email. The female suspect is described as a white female in her 40’s. She was approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighed around 200-250 lbs. The female suspect was last seen wearing a blue and white floral print “tank top” shirt and blue pants. The suspect fled the Family Dollar store in a Ford pickup truck. The truck was described as being white in color and it had a burgundy or maroon stripe that ran down the length of the truck. The truck also had a “disabled persons” license plate.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

August 6, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Arrests Methamphetamine Trafficking Suspects

 

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, working in cooperation with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two men for trafficking methamphetamines. The two men were reported to have regularly transported large amounts of methamphetamines into the middle Georgia area. 

 On Tuesday night, two men were stopped in a vehicle while on Riverside Drive, near the on ramp to interstate 75. Sheriff’s Investigators seized approximately 2068.5 grams of methamphetamines/“ICE” that has a street value of around $200,000.00 and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The two suspects arrested in reference to this investigation are:

 

- Antonio Narvaez, age 29 from Marietta. Narvaez is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond for the charge of Trafficking Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, and Methamphetamines.

 

- Francisco Javier Gallardo-Vasquez age 29 from Mableton is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond for the charge of  Trafficking Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, and  Methamphetamines.

August 6, 2014

Update: Fatal Shooting Incident

After further investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division it was determined that 16 year old Antrez Felder died as a result of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

 

February 23, 2014

Fatal Shooting Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 4:30 a.m. this morning. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at a residence in the 300 block of Bobbie Jones Lane. Deputies found 16 year old Antrez Felder inside the home with a gunshot wound to the head. Felder was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office.

This incident is currently under investigation and more information will be released when available. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

August 4.  2014

National Night Out 2014

 

The 31st Annual National Night Out Kick-off/Press Conference will be tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Terminal Station located at 200 Cherry Street. There will be brief remarks from Sheriff David Davis and other local officials.

There will also be neighborhood events and activities throughout the day and evening. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office encourages the citizens of Bibb County to turn on their porch lights to signal participation and join people nationwide in locking their doors and spending the evening outside with neighbors, deputies, local government officials and firefighters.

An agenda of sights and activities is attached. For more information contact Judy A. Gordon, Crime Prevention Coordinator with the Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2711 or 478-447-9763.

August 2, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in North Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 8:47P.M. this evening at the Red Roof Inn, located at 3950 River Place Dr.  The suspect approached the Clerk and demanded money, as he brandished a black handgun. After the clerk complied the suspect ran from the Hotel with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male in his early 20’s. He was approximately 5 foot 5 inches in height and weighed around 120 lbs. The suspect was wearing all black with mask and gloves.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 31, 2014

Promotions Ceremony at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

 Bibb County Sheriff David Davis held a promotion ceremony earlier this afternoon at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. This is the first promotional ceremony of the newly merged Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Davis said, "I am proud of each of these deputies who have been promoted today. These promotions include both legacy deputies from the Sheriff's office and former MPD officers. These individuals represent the beginning of a true blending of the command structure of the new Sheriff's office."

  The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, effective today, July 31, 2014.

 

1.)    Deputy Pam Williams to Sergeant

2.)    Deputy Scottie Evans to Sergeant

3.)    Deputy Derrick Henderson to Sergeant

4.)    Deputy Jamie Jones to Sergeant

5.)    Deputy Robbie Allen to Sergeant

6.)    Deputy Mark Schultz to Sergeant

7.)    Deputy Andy Fordham to Sergeant

 

The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, effective today, July 31, 2014.

 

1.)   Sergeant Earnest Bronson to Lieutenant

2.)   Sergeant Willie Gordon to Lieutenant

3.)    Sergeant Keiran Bray to Lieutenant

4.)    Junior Lieutenant Paul McDuffie to Lieutenant

5.)    Sergeant Gary Minter to Lieutenant

6.)    Sergeant Cornelius Pendleton to Lieutenant

 

The following deputies have been promoted to the rank of Captain, effective today, July 31, 2014.

 

1.)   Lieutenant Andra Grinstead to Captain

2.)   Lieutenant Marquette King to Captain

3.)   Lieutenant Mark Franks to Captain

4.)   Lieutenant Greg Abernathy to Captain

 

July 31, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault in South Bibb

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that occurred in the 4200 block of Houston Avenue just before 1:00 a.m. this morning. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to Grady Street at Houston Avenue in reference to a vehicle accident with injuries. When deputies arrived at the scene they found 46 year old Freddie Lee Travis of Macon in the vehicle with a stab wound to his chest. Travis was driving a 2005 Red Nissan Altima which struck a utility pole.

 

During the initial investigation it was discovered that the stabbing incident occurred at an address in the 4200 block of Houston Avenue. It was reported that Travis and 52 year old Eddie Eugene Slatton of Macon had some type of altercation outside the address prior to Travis being stabbed once in the chest.  Slatton lives at the address where the incident took place. Slatton was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. No bond has been set.

 

Travis was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 29, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

 

 

An investigation has led to the arrest of 49 year old Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Lee Brown.  It was reported that on July 29, 2014 at around 12:30 a.m. Brown approached a 14 year old juvenile female at 2050 Old Clinton Road for the purposes of sexual contact. He also touched the juvenile in an inappropriate manner repeatedly as she told him to stop. During the incident Brown pointed a gun at 19 year old Kerwin Williams and at the juvenile when she was attempting to help Williams. 

 

Brown has been charged with 1 felony count of Enticing a Child For Indecent Purposes, 1 felony count of Child Molestation, 2 felony counts of Aggravated Assault, 1 felony count of Possession of a Firearm During The Commission of a Felony and 1 felony count of Violation of Oath of Office.  No bond has been set at this time.  Sheriff David Davis said Brown is pending termination awaiting the results of the internal investigation.

 

 

July 25, 2014

Crime Stopper’s Tip Led to the Arrest of Third BP Armed Robbery Suspect

 

Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force received a Crime Stoppers tip that led to the arrest of the third suspect involved in the BP armed Robbery.  Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr. was found at a family member’s home that is located near the Bibb/Twiggs County line and was taken into custody on Friday morning.

 

Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr., age 18 of Macon is currently being held, without bond, at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charge of Armed Robbery.

 

Joseph Erik Clance, age 24 of Macon was taken into custody at the east Macon motel and was charged with armed robbery. Clance also has an unrelated charge from a State Court Bench warrant.  Clance is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond.

 

Tyler Dalton Sawyer, age 20 from Macon was arrested by Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators, at his home in west Bibb County Thursday evening. Sawyer is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are still attempting to identify the fourth suspect involved in the gas station armed robbery. Anyone with information about the BP gas station armed robbery incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or you can call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

July 25, 2014

Second BP Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators identified and arrested a third suspect in connection to the BP gas station armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday morning. The third suspect was identified as 20 year old Tyler Dalton Sawyer of Macon. He was arrested at around 7:00p.m. Thursday evening.

Sawyer is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charge of armed robbery.

Armed Robbery suspect, 18 year old Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr., ran from a motel in east Macon, Wednesday evening, as investigators were attempting to take him into custody. Barnett was last seen wearing a pair of acid washed jeans, white tennis shoes and no shirt. Warrants have been issued for his arrest.

 

Joseph Erik Clance, age 24 of Macon was taken into custody at the east Macon motel and was charged with armed robbery. Clance also has an unrelated charge from a State Court Bench warrant.  Clance is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are still attempting to identify the fourth suspect involved in the gas station armed robbery. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr. or information about the BP gas station armed robbery incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or you can call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

JULY 24, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Sponsoring Back To School Jamboree

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section will be sponsoring a Back to School Jamboree. Dates and Locations are listed below.

·         Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Forthill Park located on Eastview Avenue. The time will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

·         Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Village Green Park located on Edwina Drive. The time will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

·         Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the L.H. Williams School Park located at 325 Pursley Street. The time will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be a meet and greet at each location from representatives of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Macon-Bibb Fire Department, Bibb County School Campus Police, McGruff the Crime Dog and Eddie the Eagle. The C.H.A.M.P.S. vehicle will also be on display. There will be games, youth crime prevention lectures and literature, fingerprinting, food and school supplies. School supplies will be given out to children only.

For more information please call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2701, or 478-803-2702.

July 24, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

 

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested one suspect in connection with the armed robbery incident that took place at the BP gas station, located at 4739 Houston Road, Wednesday morning.  Investigators received information that two of the suspects were at the Day’s Inn, behind the Sunoco gas station, off of Jeffersonville Road, in east Macon.

 

  When the investigators arrived at the motel room Wednesday evening, one of the suspects fled, the other was taken into custody. A search warrant of the room was served and investigators recovered Lottery Tickets, Tobacco products, a 9mm handgun, cell phones, marijuana, several pills in a plastic bag, and $364.75.

 

  Joseph Erik Clance, age 24 of Macon was located and taken into custody for the charge of Armed Robbery. Clance also has an unrelated charge from a State Court Bench warrant.  Clance is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond.

 

  Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr., age 18 of Macon, fled from the motel. Additional warrants will be issued for his arrest.  He was last seen wearing “acid washed” blue jeans and white tennis shoes.  He did not have a shirt on as he fled the motel area.

 

   Investigators are also following leads to identify and locate the other two white males who were involved in the commercial armed robbery. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

  Anyone with information in reference to the commercial armed robbery incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigators or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 24, 2014

Single Vehicle Accident on Zebulon Road

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred on Zebulon Road at around 11:49p.m. Wednesday night. It was reported that 18 year old, Grant Hoffman of Macon was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima when the accident occurred. Abigail Hinson, age 17 from Macon was the passenger in the vehicle.

The Nissan was headed west on Zebulon Road. As the vehicle exited the curve in the 7000 block of Zebulon Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle, veered across the east bound lane of travel, and then went off of the roadway. The vehicle rolled over and hit several trees before coming to a complete stop. The driver and passenger were extricated from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital for the injuries that they received from this accident.

Hinson is listed to be in critical condition and Hoffman was listed to be in stable condition.

This accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with accident investigators.

 

July 23, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a commercial armed robbery at the BP gas station located at 4739 Houston Road. It was reported that four white males entered the store, just before 2:00a.m. Wednesday morning. The four men played video machines for about an hour before deciding to rob the store.  One of the suspects displayed the butt of a handgun that was just inside of his pants pocket as the other three suspects took the cash register, lottery tickets, they also took the clerk’s cell phone and wallet. The four suspects fled the incident, possibly in a light colored SUV. They headed south on Houston Rd.  No one was injured during this incident.

 

Three of the suspects were described as white males, approximately between 18 to 20 years of age. All three men were possibly wearing gray t-shirts, blue jeans, and baseball caps.  The fourth suspect, who displayed the handgun, was described as a white male with a darker complexion. He was approximately between 30 to 40 years of age and had a muscular build. This suspect had tattoos on each arm and was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 22, 2014

 

 

 

Arrests Made In Theft By Taking Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made four arrests on a theft by taking incident that occurred early this morning in the 3600 block of Eisenhower Parkway. Just after 1:30 a.m. this morning Deputy Abushanab was patrolling the 3600 block of Eisenhower parkway when he noticed a Chevrolet Pickup Truck driving slowly with the lights off near Central Georgia Technical College. Deputy Abushanab made traffic stop on the truck. While talking with the driver and occupants of the truck the deputy noticed a large amount of steal rebar in the back of the truck. The four subjects were detained and Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators were notified. After further investigation by the patrol deputy and investigators it was determined that the rebar was taken from a construction site on the property of Central Georgia Technical College.

Arrested were 48 year old Tanya D. Sowash of Macon, 21 year old Joshua William McGill of Macon, 27 year old William Joshua Thompson of Macon, and 37 year old Robert Orion Aycock of Macon. All four were charged with Felony Theft by Taking and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Bond is set at $4,050.00 for each individual. Thompson also has a hold for Warner Robins Police Department and Aycock has a hold for Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 22, 2014

Commercial Armed Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Flash Foods, located at 4314 Pionono Avenue.  According to witness statements, two male suspects entered the store at around 1:40a.m. Both suspects brandished handguns as they demanded money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled the store and ran towards Dewey Street. No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspects were both described as tall slender black males. One of the suspects was wearing a long sleeved black shirt with dark pants, white shoes, white gloves, and a black mask. The other suspect was wearing a long sleeved white shirt, dark pants, white gloves, and he also had on a black mask.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

July 18, 2014

Update: Shots Fired Incident

During further investigation of this incident it was discovered that there was not a robbery as initially reported at 7108 Hawkinsville Road. The investigation did reveal that 29 year old Stephen Paul Jones of Perry was at the residence this morning and did discharge a gun outside the residence. He was arrested and charged with 1 count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a parole violation.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 18, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injuries 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred

just after 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Fifth Street and Pine Street. It was reported that 51 year old Richard Gallemore of  Macon was driving a Macon-Bibb Transit Authority Bus south on Fifth Street. Genetra Braswell, 28 years old, of Macon was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox east on Pine Street. According to the bus driver and a witness to the accident Braswell entered onto Fifth Street in front of the bus and her vehicle was struck. She was attempting to turn left onto Fifth Street.

 

Braswell was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Gallemore received some lacerations but was treated at the scene. Braswell was charged with Failure to Yield when Turning Left.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

July 18, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place at 7108 Hawkinsville Road just before 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call that came in on 911 reference to shots being fire at the address on Hawkinsville Road which is a residence. The call came from an address on Sofkee Place which is near the incident location. Once deputies arrived they discovered that an armed robbery had also occurred at the Hawkinsville Road address.

No one was injured during the incident.  Two suspects were detained at the scene and were taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Investigative Division for questioning. No further information is available at this time. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 16, 2014

Three Suspects Arrested for Drug and Weapons Charges

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested three suspects for drugs and weapons charges after serving a search warrant, Monday evening, at an apartment that is located in the Macon Gardens Apartments complex. Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force members notified the Sheriff’s Office after noticing drugs in “plain view” as they were attempting to serve a warrant on a wanted person.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators recovered (2) .45 caliber handguns.  Investigators seized 18 ounces of marijuana, with a street value of $2,250.00 and 33 grams of cocaine, with a street value of $3,300.00. Also scales, packaging materials, and $3,838.00 cash were seized.

The suspects that were inside of the apartment when the warrants were being served were taken into custody and charged with weapons and drug charges.

 

Suspects arrested are:

 

Re’keeyah Mitchell, age 19, leases the apartment where this incident took place. Mitchell is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, or Methamphetamine, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, Possession of Firearm or Knife During a Commission or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Andre Denald Samples, age 26 of Macon. Samples is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, or Methamphetamine, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, Possession of Firearm or Knife During a Commission or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Kenterrious Shontez Coker, age 25 of Macon. Coker is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, or Methamphetamine, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, Possession of Firearm or Knife During a Commission or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Criminal Trespass.

 

July 15, 2014

Officer Impersonation Phone Scam

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of a known phone scam. According to the victims of the phone scam, calls have been received from a phone number that is listed in the Augusta area. The caller is claiming that he is a deputy that works in the Bibb County Warrants Division and is using names of retired deputies.

It was reported that when the victim called the phone number back, they heard a recording that claimed that it was from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and if you had an emergency to dial 911.

 If you receive a call like this, please report it to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office by calling 478-751-7500 or your local law enforcement agency. Remember – Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies, police officers, or court officers will never phone a citizen asking for payment of any kind. As an added precaution, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office is recommending that you never provide personal or financial information to any caller or unsolicited contact.

If you are in doubt, please contact the agency the caller claims to be representing to verify information. For more information on scams such as this please contact the Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2710.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators made 3 arrests in reference to individuals receiving financial gains through a known phone scam back in March of this year. Arrested were 21 year old Tevin Warnell Johnson & 23 year old Latoria Michelle Gibson. A warrant has also been issued for a third suspect, 24 year old Willie Edward Johnson, Jr. All three were charged with 1 count of deposit account fraud each. Johnson and Gibson worked the scam with Willie Johnson, Jr., over the phone. Willie Johnson Jr. is currently incarcerated in the Autry State Prison in Georgia on an unrelated conviction(s).  Willie Johnson Jr. is also the brother of Tevin Warnell Johnson.

The recent scam is using the same technique as the one mentioned above. Please see the information listed below on how the scam works.

 

 

 

This is how the scam works:                            

 

 Officer Impersonation Phone Scam

 

 

Callers are phoning citizens claiming to be law enforcement officers, court officers or other agency officers. They then demand that a fine be paid for a warrant, ticket or other court matters.

Residents who receive a call like this should immediately identify it as a scam. Sheriff’s Deputies, police officers or court officers will never phone any citizen asking for payment of any kind.

During the scam calls, an individual impersonating an officer asks the citizen to purchase a “green-dot” card or other financial tools to "pay the fine." The scammer then asks the citizen to provide the card number or financial information.


If you feel that you have become a victim of such a scam, call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator.

 

July 14, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place at around 3:53p.m., on Vinson Avenue.  According to witness statements, 18 year old Quanterio Moses was standing on Vinson Avenue, near Groveland Circle, when he was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects brandished a handgun, shot Moses in the leg, and then all three suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.

One of the suspects was wearing a red shirt, another wore a blue shirt, and the third suspect was wearing a gray shirt. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Moses was transported to a local hospital, by ambulance, where he is listed to be in stable condition. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

July 14, 2014

Fourth Arrest  Made In Homicide Case

 

At around 12:30 p.m. today the U.S. Marshall’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30 year old Lewis Monroe Cheney II of Macon in connection with the homicides of Arika Harrell, Ralph Heard and also Terrence Dent. A tip was received through Macon Regional Crimestoppers. Cheney was arrested without incident at the United Suites located at 2737 Sheraton Drive. Cheney is charged with 3 counts of Murder and 1 count of Aggravated Assault. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement where he is being held without bond.

 

July 13, 2014

 

Arrest Made in Burglary Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made an arrest on a burglary incident that occurred Friday evening. Deputies responded to a call in the 4400 block of Bishop Road just after 7:30 p.m. Friday. It was reported that the victim Ernest Stephens was returning from a store near his home on Bishop Road when he saw two white males running from his residence. One subject was carrying what was described as a pellet gun and a shotgun.

The subjects were identified as 52 year old Steve Frank Ferguson of Macon and his brother Warren Ferguson of Macon, age unknown. Deputies went to another address in the 4400 block of Bishop Road where the suspects were believed to be. Steve Ferguson was located at the residence and placed into custody. The stolen items were recovered.   

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the incident. Steve Ferguson was charged with Burglary and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 13, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place near Nesbit road and Bonnie Ave around 1:36 a.m. this morning. It was reported that 16 year old Keontrey Bonner of Macon was shot in the left leg while he was walking to a friend’s house located on Bobby Jones Street. 

Bonnie was transported to a local hospital by friends for treatment from the injuries that he received during the incident. He is listed to be in stable condition.  No description of the suspect is available at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 11, 2014

 

Joint Investigation Leads to Search Warrant and Drug Arrests in North Bibb County

 

 

A joint investigation between the Bibb County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Drug Unit resulted in drug arrests on Thursday evening in north Bibb County.

 

A search warrant was executed at a residence in the 100 block of Hampton Ridge Road at around 5:15 p.m. yesterday evening. A search of the residence resulted in the discovery of approximately 19 ounces of Marijuana, 78 grams of Psilocybin or Mushrooms, MDMA (Ecstasy) along with other suspected illegal drugs, a pistol and money. Evidence was also recovered of an indoor Marijuana grow along bagging and weighing materials.

 

Arrested at the home were 21 year old Christian Andrew Kennington and 19 year old Miles Peyton Kennington who live at the home. Both were charged with 1 count of Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, 1 count of Trafficking of Schedule I Drugs, 1 count of Possession of Schedule II Drugs With Intent to Distribute and 1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the assistance of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Unit for their continuing support and effort to help rid Bibb County of illegal drugs.

July 9, 2014

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident in North Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Riverside Dr. near the intersection of Hudson St. It was reported that 25 year old Kriston Raffield of Macon was traveling north on Riverside Drive in a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The pedestrian, Amos Harris Jr. was crossing Riverside Drive towards Hudson Street when he was struck by Raffield’s vehicle. Harris was not crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk at the time of the accident.

The next of kin for Harris has been notified according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

July 8, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in North Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Riverside Dr. near the intersection of Hudson St. It was reported that a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle around 10:20pm Tuesday evening.

The area between Riverside Dr. and Hudson St will blocked for several hours while the accident is being investigated. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office requests the public avoid the area until the Accident Investigators are finished.

The traffic accident is under investigation. No other injuries were reported. The name of the deceased cannot be released until the next of kin has been notified.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

July 7, 2014

Update: Commercial Robbery by Snatching in West Bibb County

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies and Investigators located and arrested 18 year old Rayshawn Antwan Odom of Macon in connection with the robbery that occurred at the Raceway Gas Station at 6001 Harrison Road Sunday afternoon.

While deputies were on an unrelated call at the Bridgeview Inn and Suites at 6000 Harrison Road just after 4:00 p.m. Sunday they received information that Odom was involved in the robbery earlier and that he was staying at the motel. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies and Investigators located and arrested Odom at the motel. Odom was charged with Robbery by Snatching and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Bond was set at $11,200.00.

July 6, 2014

Personal Robbery by Snatching in West Bibb County

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery by snatching that took place around 2:00pm, at the Raceway Gas Station 6001 Harrison Rd. It was reported that a black male reached across the counter when the register was open and took an unknown amount of money before the clerk could close it. The suspect then ran out of the store and crossed the street. He is described as being in his late teens or early twenties with a thin mustache and dark skinned wearing a black shirt and shorts along with a black do-rag. He was between 5 foot 6inches and 5 foot 8inches tall. He made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

                        Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 4, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest on Hit and Run Traffic Accident Involving Injury

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office makes an arrest on a hit and run traffic accident Thursday night involving an injured bicyclist. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the accident just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 1700 block of Randall Road.

It was reported that a 13 year old male was riding his bicycle on Randall Road when the bicycle was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Randall Road. The vehicle and driver left before deputies arrived at the scene. A description of an older model convertible Chevrolet Caprice, blue in color was given to one of the deputies and a bolo was given out on the vehicle. Another deputy at the scene recognized the description of the vehicle as seeing it before. The deputy contacted a Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator who knew of a subject that drove a vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle that left the scene of the accident. The vehicle was spotted by another Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator at a car wash in the 2600 block of Houston Avenue. Three male subjects were with the vehicle. There was damage found to the front of the vehicle.

After further investigation the driver of the vehicle was identified as 31 year old Vince Carter Jr. of Macon. Carter is the owner of the vehicle and was also one of the subjects at the carwash. The vehicle is a 1980 Chevrolet Caprice, blue in color. Carter was arrested and charged with 1 count of Hit and Run; Duty of Driver to Stop at or Return to the Scene of Accident, 1 count of Tampering with Evidence and 1 count of Driving Without a License. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. His bond was set at $4,900.00.

The 13 year old male was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 3, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Asking the Public to Refrain from Celebratory Gunfire

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to refrain from using celebratory gunfire on the 4th of July. Celebratory gunfire is defined as “shooting a firearm into the air in celebration”. Not only is celebratory gunfire dangerous, but it is also against the law. Shooting firearms recklessly and

discharging a firearm 50 yards from a public street or highway are both against the law. When you fire something up into the air, it must come down. Stray bullets can damage personal property and it can cause personal injury or even death. When a firearm is discharged into the air, a bullet

can travel approximately 219 mph before reaching the ground, according to the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Technology Experts in West Virginia. Many people think that a bullet will travel really high into the sky, but they don’t think about the fact that it comes back down at such a high

rate of speed. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be mindful and remember what goes up must come down and that incidents from celebratory gunfire can easily be avoided.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies will be out on Independence Day, paying special attention to individuals engaged in reckless conduct with firearms as well as those who decide to drink and drive. We want to do our part to ensure that everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July celebration.

  If anyone hears gunfire or sees anything suspicious notify your local law enforcement agency.

July 1, 2014

R.I.C.O. Investigation Leads to Arrests

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Investigators working in cooperation with the United States Secret Service, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, and the Internal Revenue Service, obtained twenty-two arrest warrants and two search warrants as a result of an investigation into a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization investigation.

 Denise Krieger, age 41 of Macon, was reported to have been involved in the theft of countless identities and associated credit card information from victims residing throughout the United States.  Krieger allegedly received information about individuals through several methods, such as  internet businesses and companies that she worked for, such as 1-800-Flowers. She also operated an unlicensed tax preparation business and also had another business where she purchased and re-sold overstock for multiple national retail companies.  Some of the incidents she would claim to be a representative from several different businesses and solicit sensitive information from her victims. Krieger used a telephone application which allowed her to conceal her telephone number and make it appear that the call originated from a legitimate company during some of the incidents.

 

Krieger and other co-conspirators would use the fraudulently obtained information to apply funds to inmates incarcerated at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and Georgia Department of Corrections.  The funds would be applied to the inmate’s telephone accounts, commissary accounts, general fund accounts, and the funds would also be used in assisting the inmates by making bond. Personal goods and services were also purchase by using this fraudulent information.

A number of the co-conspirators involved have been determined to have affiliations with the “Crips” street gang, but the criminal organization was not limited to those determined to have street gang affiliations. All of the persons involved have assisted, participated, and/or received fraudulent funds.

On June 26, 2014, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Division, assisted by the Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, Secret Service, and the United States Internal Revenue Service conducted a “street sweep”, serving two search warrants at addresses on Hillcrest Road and Anthony Road.  There were also sixteen of twenty-two warrants executed during this operation. 

 

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “This case is an example of the various types of crimes that some street gangs commit. Macon-Bibb and every community affected by these accused gangsters is better off now that they are being brought to justice. It is through partnerships with federal, state and local authorities that Bibb deputies are more able to investigate complex and far reaching criminal activities. The recent prostitution arrests and these arrests are great examples of this cooperation at work.”

 

 

The search warrants yielded the seizure of the following items during this operation:

·         1999 Chevrolet Blazer

·         19 different firearms ; to include two sawed off shotguns

·         Gang Culture Evidence

·         Data storage devices; to include computers, cellular telephones, flash drives, and surveillance systems

·         Documents and Ledgers containing the identifying credit card information of numerous victims. ( Approximately several hundred individual’s identifying /credit card information)

 

 

The individuals arrested during this operation are: (Charges that  in “bold  print “ are from the R.I.C.O. investigation.)

 

·         Denise Krieger, age 41 of Macon.  (194 cts.) Identity Fraud,   Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act, Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and Probation Violation – In jail without bond.

·         Jamie Krieger, age 39 of Macon. Financial Identity Fraud, a Party to a Crime, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Probation Violation. – In jail without bond.

·         Kodie Thomas’ Frank DiDiego, age 21 of Macon. (58 cts) of Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act, Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. In jail without bond.

·         Cassius Eugene Harris, age 26 of Macon. (11 cts) of Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.  Harris was already in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for unrelated charges of Theft by Taking-Felony, Probation Violation Superior Court, and Probation Violation State Court. – In jail without bond.

·         Gregory Dewayne Dinkins Sr., age 38 of Macon. Financial Identity Fraud and Probation Violation. – In jail without bond.

·         Michael James Jackson Jr., age 26 of Macon. Financial Identity Fraud. Jackson was already in the custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for unrelated charges of Identity Fraud When Using /Possessing Identity Information Concerning a Person, Forgery- 1st Degree, Forgery- 2nd Degree, Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate to Law Enforcement Official, and Probation Violation. – In jail without bond.

·         Jessica Robin Smith, age 26 of Macon. ( 5 cts) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. In jail with $25, 250.00 bond.

·         Rosalind James, age 55 of Macon. (3 cts.) Financial Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O., Superior Court Probation Violation. James was already in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated charge of Theft by Shoplifting- Misdemeanor- In jail without bond.

·         Denise Dean, age 34 of Macon. (10 cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. – in jail with a bond of $32, 200.00

·         Tamiko Thorpe, age 46 of Macon.  (15cts) Financial Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. Thorpe was already in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated charges of D.U.I., and Probation Violation. – In jail without bond.

·         Nikkole Kapree Barnes, age 24 of Macon.  (13 Cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.In jail with bond amount of $ 33, 200.00.

·         Kewaunis Destavez King, age 26 of Macon. (3cts) Financial Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. King was already in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated charges of Criminal Street Gang Activity, (2 cts) Simple Battery, Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property- Felony, Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers- Misdemeanor, Criminal Trespass, Hold for Warner Robins P.D. and Hold for Houston Co. S.O. – In Jail with bond amount of $22,200.00 before being released to holding agencies.

·         Tasha Yolanda Phillips, age 30 of Macon. (2cts.) Financial Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. . Phillips was already in custody of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated charges of Tampering with Evidence-Felony, Murder, and Aggravated Assault. – In jail without bond.

·         Sharod William Tremaine Simmons, age 27 of Macon. (2 cts.) Financial Identity Fraud, Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. Simmons was already in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated charges of Probation Violation, Bench Warrant-Drug Court, Possession of a Firearm or Knife During a Commission of or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, and Pimping-Misdemeanor. – In jail without bond.  

·         Rashawn Scott, age 22 of Macon.  Scott is currently in custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections. He has charges in Bibb County for (12 cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O.  Act.

·         Ashley Godfrey, age 29 of Macon. She is currently in custody of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. She has charges in Bibb County for (23cts.) of Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. 

Individuals with Active Warrants in Reference to this Operation are: * Pictures are attached:

·         Demetria Latrice Davis, age 43 of Macon.  Davis has warrants for her arrest for the charges of (8cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.

·         Tiffany Nicole Londy, age 27 of Macon. Londy has warrants for her arrest for the charges of (7 cts.) of Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of the Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.

·         Christopher Bilow age 34 of Macon. Bilow has warrants for his arrest for the charges of (7 cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of the Georgia R.I.C.O. Act……Photograph not available

·         Valerie Elizabeth Gradymiller, age 30 of Macon. Gradymiller has warrants for her arrest for the charges of (18cts.) of Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of the Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.

·         Shenita Quinta Harris, age 33 of Macon. Harris has warrants for her arrest for the charges of (3cts.) Financial Identity Fraud and Violation Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.

·         Latoya Jamaica Solomon, age 34 of Macon. Solomon has warrants for her arrest for the charges of (15cts.) of Financial Identity Fraud and Violation of Georgia R.I.C.O. Act.

 

This is an on-going criminal investigation. Additional arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information in reference this investigation is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 1, 2014

New Procedure for Obtaining Arrest Booking Photographs

 

Beginning today, July 1, 2014 the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office  has a new procedure for anyone requesting to obtain a copy of an arrest booking photograph. This new procedure is in relation to HB 845 which goes into effect today, July 1, 2014.

Anyone requesting a copy of an arrest booking photograph can come to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services building located at 634 Oglethorpe Street. The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Affirmation forms will be available at the Administrative Services building. Anyone requesting a photograph must fill out this form one time annually in accordance with the law. The form will be kept on file with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Attached is a copy of HB 845 explaining the new law.

June 29, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 5:00 a.m. this morning. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at 4941Harrison Road, America’s Best Inn.

It was reported that the victim, 34 year old Brandon Cole of Macon was having an argument with his girlfriend, 24 year old Laqunza Williams of Macon. A black male known to Cole as “Squirrel” got in between Cole and Williams during their argument. Cole stated Williams moved to the side and the argument then turned to Cole and “Squirrel”. “Squirrel” shot Cole with a gun striking him in the right shoulder.

Cole was transported to a local hospital for his injury. The injury was not life threatening and he is listed in stable condition.

This incident is currently under investigation. The suspect “Squirrel” is described as a light skin black male last seen wearing all black clothing. He is approximately 6 feet in height and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 26, 2014

Fatal Accident on Interstate 475

                

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 475 at around 11:39a.m. Thursday morning. It was reported that 67-year-old Donald Richard Jennings of Vero Beach, Florida and his wife were traveling north on I-475. It was reported that Mr. Jennings was possibly suffering from medical related issues which lead to the accident. 

Mr. Jennings lost control of his vehicle as he was maneuvering from the center lane to the left lane of travel. The vehicle hit the middle retaining wall, and then went to the left, crossing over three lanes of travel, and down an embankment.

Mr. Jennings was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead by the emergency room doctors. Mrs. Jennings was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved in this accident.  This fatal traffic accident is still under investigation.

 

June 25, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit Conducts a Joint Operation

On Wednesday June 18 and Thursday June 19, 2014 the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit along with members of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department conducted an operation on prostitution at a local area hotel. This operation was coordinated with the nationwide FBI operation over several days.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said, “The dedicated Bibb investigators with our Special Investigations Unit are proud to partner with these federal, state, and county agencies to help identify the unwilling victims and to bring the repulsive offenders to justice”.

The local operation resulted in a total of 9 arrests. The charges from these arrests include prostitution and pimping. Other unrelated warrants and arrests were also made. Talitha Charman Jackson, age 28, of Macon was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court. Muhamad Abdullah Vasser, age 28, of Macon was arrested and charged with pimping, Raymond Lawrence Chapman, age 20, of Riverdale  was arrested and charged with pimping and marijuana possession, Teronica Ogavia Few, age 20, of Atlanta was arrested and charged with prostitution, Kara Nicole Brown, age 24, of Centerville was arrested and charged with prostitution, Ronika Christina Norwood, age 19, of Macon was arrested and charged with prostitution, Lakesha Lashay White, age 20, of Macon was arrested and charged with prostitution, Nokosha Renea White, age 21, of Macon was arrested and charged with prostitution, and Jasmine Lakeisha Sallette age 22 of Macon was arrested on a contempt warrant.  

 

June 25, 2014

Armed Robbery Incident in west Bibb

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the Waffle House, located at 5146 Thomaston Road. This incident took place at around 3:30a.m. Wednesday morning. It was reported that a suspect entered the restaurant and brandished a black handgun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled towards a wooded area located behind the restaurant.  No one was injured during this incident.

The male suspect was wearing a black bandanna and aviator sun glasses that covered his face. He was also wearing a black knit, beanie style hat with a red emblem and a red hat on top of the beanie style hat. The suspect also had on a black t-shirt, gloves, and black shoes with white shoe strings.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 24, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Incident Involving Toddler

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a 3 year old male toddler being found outside Reese Chiropractic Center at 4671 Mercer University Drive just before 9:00 am this morning. It was reported that the toddler, Nathan Ward had unlocked the door to the apartment he lives in at Pinewood Park Apartments at 4755 Mercer University Drive and wondered outside. He lives at the apartments with his mother, Jessica Ward, age 32.  It was reported that the mother was at home at the time of the incident, asleep.

This incident is currently under investigation.  The Department of Family and Children Services was also notified of the incident.  

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator.

 

June 23, 2014

Father and Son Arrested for Gang Activity

 

 

On June 20, 2014 at around 9:00p.m., members of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit, Violent Crimes Unit and State Probation Officers concluded an investigation that resulted in the arrest of Cedric Jerome Jackson (father) and Cedric Jerod Jackson (son). The capture of both suspects took place at their home, on Oglesby Place, Macon Georgia.

   Together, the father and son team have been charged with Criminal Street Gang Activity, Possession of a firearm during commission of a Felony, Terroristic Threats and multiple accounts of Aggravated Assaults.  During the course of this investigation it was discovered that the son, Cedric Jerod Jackson was a documented gang member.  Investigators were able to identify the son as being a member of the criminal street gang “10/12”.

  Recently this year, members of this gang have been tied to numerous shooting investigations in or around Freedom Park and Payne City areas.

 

Cedric Jerod Jackson, age 18, is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of: (8 counts) of Aggravated Assault, (2 counts) of Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, (2 counts) of Discharge of Firearms on or near Public Highway or Street, (2 counts) of Terroristic Threats and Acts, (2 counts) of Criminal Street Gang Activity, and Probation Violation State Court.

 

Cedric Jerome Jackson, age 41, is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of (4 counts of Aggravated Assault), Criminal Street Gang Activity, Terroristic Threats and Acts, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit “Hotline” at 478-751-7600, if you see or hear of any gang activity in your neighborhood.

 

June 22, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident(s)

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received a report at around 11:51p.m. Saturday night, that a man was found walking in the 1200 block of Winton Avenue, with a gunshot wound to the head. Michael Billue, age 18, was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and is listed to be in critical, but stable condition.

 

At around 11:58p.m., a report was received, that a man had been dropped off at a local hospital with several gunshot wounds to the chest. Once 22 year old Erin Deshawn Johnson was dropped off at the hospital, the unknown driver of the vehicle left the hospital, before speaking with investigators. It was reported that Johnson was possibly shot in the same neighborhood as Billue. Johnson is listed to be in stable condition.

 

Investigators believe that these two men may have been involved in the same incident when they received their wounds from gunfire. Investigators worked throughout the night, canvassing the Winton Avenue area for possible witnesses. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office urges anyone that has any information in reference to these incident(s), to please contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 19, 2014

 

Deputy Involved Shooting in East Macon

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a loitering complaint at Fort Hawkins Liquor store located at 890 Emery Hwy just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.  Deputy Addie Whitehead was dispatched the call. Deputy Angela Endsley and Deputy Patrick Robinson responded also. They all arrived within seconds of each other. The deputies made contact with a group of people that were loitering in front of the liquor store. As the deputies did a warrants check on each individual, one individual who identified himself as Kendra Brown was informed he had valid warrants for his arrest. A struggle occurred with Brown as the deputies attempted to arrest him. During the struggle Brown was tased twice during the altercation with deputies. He continued to resist and was finally handcuffed from his front.

 

Once handcuffed Brown ran again and struggled with deputies once more. It was reported he grabbed Deputy Robinson’s service gun attempting to take the deputy’s weapon. Deputy Robinson fired his gun shooting Brown in the left arm.

 

Brown was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

 

Deputies were later notified that the subject’s first name is Kenyae Brown not Kendra Brown. The two are reported to be brothers. Kenyae Brown is being charged with Giving False Information and Felony Obstruction.

 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

 

June 19, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section Offering Defensive Driving Classes For Teens

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach Section is offering Defensive Driving Classes during the month of July for teenagers.  The defensive driving class is designed to help teenagers make good, sound decisions on what to do while driving, how to avoid detractions, and how to reduce the number of injuries and crashes that are associated with teen drivers.

To be eligible to attend you must be 15 to 18 years old.  The class dates are July 7th thru July 10 and July 14th thru July 17th. Class times are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You must be in attendance each day of the class. The classes will be taught at the Bibb Sheriff’s Training Facility located at 110 Confederate Way in Macon.

For more information and registration contact Lieutenant Ellis Sinclair at 478-803-2701 or Mrs. Sheila Taylor at 478-803-2702 at the Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section. Seats are limited to 20 students for each class.

 

June 17, 2014

 

Arrests Made In Attempted Auto Theft and Shooting Incident

Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigators made two arrests in the shooting incident and attempted auto theft that took place just before 5:00 a.m. this morning.

Jarvis Brooks, 18 years old, from Macon was taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigations for questioning after being released from the Medical Center. Jashayla Finney, 17 years old, from Macon was also taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Investigations for questioning. Investigators discovered that Brooks and Finney were involved in the theft of a Honda Accord from the 100 block of Stevens Drive early this morning. They ended up at an address on Brownell Drive where they attempted to take another vehicle. It was reported that the owner of the residence on Brownell Drive heard noises outside his residence and exited his home armed with a pistol yelling at the suspects he saw in his yard. The homeowner heard a loud bang like a firecracker and saw a flash of light. He returned fire and the suspects fled with the first stolen Honda. It was reported that Brooks went home and was transported to the Medical Center by his mother.

Brooks is charged with theft by taking (felony) and criminal attempt to commit a felony. His bond is set at $8,100.00.  Finney is charged with theft by taking (felony) and criminal attempt to commit a felony. Her bond is set at $11,100.00. 

Investigators are still conducting interviews and attempting to identify other possible suspects involved. More arrests may be forth coming pending further investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

June 17, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Awarded Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant totaling $8,000.00 from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.  The grant was awarded to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to go towards the purchase of a new breath alcohol testing machine. The Intoxilyzer 5000 breath alcohol testing machine will be replaced by an updated machine, the Intoxilyzer 9000. The cost of the Intoxilyzer 9000 is approximately $7998.00, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety spokesperson, Lt. Scarlett Wood.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Intoxilyzer 5000 was the sole approved instrument in the state of Georgia, for analysis of alcohol in breath since 1995. Although the Intoxilyzer 5000 has proven to be a reliable machine for testing breath alcohol, the machine may not be able to meet future testing requirements in the state of Georgia, according to the GBI.

The Intoxilyzer 9000 attained the highest score in both laboratory and administrative evaluations as it was tested against other breath alcohol machines, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Division of Forensic Sciences. The Intoxilyzer 9000 has been selected by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to the successor of the Intoxilyzer 5000.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Rule 92-3 will be amended to allow for a gradual transition from the Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 5000 to a Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 9000 by the end of the calendar year 2015.

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2014

Personal Armed Suspect Arrested

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office took warrants out on 25-year-old Sidney Martell Bishop, in connection with a personal armed robbery incident that took place in east Bibb County on February 09, 2014.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Bishop, Tuesday morning. He was taken into custody while at a family member’s house, in the King’s Park Subdivision, at around 9:15a.m.

Bishop is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Battery, Armed Robbery, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

Anyone with information in reference to the incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator.

 

June 17, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 5:00 a.m. this morning. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot in the 3000 block of Somerset Drive.

It was reported that 18 year old Jarvis Brooks of Macon was shot once in the back. He was not at the location when deputies arrived and had been taken to the Medical Center by another person unknown to deputies.  The injury to Brooks was not life threatening and he is listed in stable condition.

This incident is currently under investigation and no further information can be released at this time. More information will be released when it is available.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 14, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at a residence in the 100 block of Gardner Street this afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot just after 5:30 p.m. this afternoon in Payne City. 

It was reported that the victim, 34 year old Anthony Hewitt of Macon was at the residence of the suspect, 33 year old Cedric Davis, in the 100 block of Gardner Street visiting. Hewitt and Davis got into a verbal argument which turned physical. During the physical altercation Hewitt was struck by Davis with a gun several times in the head and face. Davis also discharged the gun shooting Hewitt in the face.

Hewitt was transported to the Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. Davis was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Investigative Division for questioning. Davis was charged with aggravated assault and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 14, 2014

 

Drowning At Lake Wildwood

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning incident that occurred at Lake Wildwood this evening. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies and the Macon-Bibb Fire Department responded to a call of a missing child/possible drowning just after 7:30 p.m. this evening in the 100 block of Clubhouse Drive in Lake Wildwood. 

 

It was reported that the 8 year old female was with relatives this afternoon at the Clubhouse area of Lake Wildwood. The female child was found in the lake after a search by deputies and firefighters. She was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she was later pronounced dead by doctors. The next of kin was notified.

 

June 9, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Press Conference

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person fatally shot at 688 Granada Terrace at around 3:38a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014. It was reported that Terrance “Heavy D “Vanderrick Dent Jr., age 25, received several gunshot wounds. He was transported to Medical Center of Central Georgia by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office later received information that two individuals possibly witnessed or had information in reference to the fatal shooting death of Terrance Dent. A media release was sent out with pictures of 34-year-old Tyrone “Ty” Lewis and his brother, 36-year-old Vincent “White Boy” Lewis, asking them to come forward for questioning about Dent’s death.

 

After countless hours of canvasing neighborhoods and speaking with possible witnesses, Investigators were able to determine that Terrance Dent was shot at a residence located in the 3000 block of Fairburn Avenue and was later dropped off at a residence on Granada Terrace, instead of being taken to a local hospital. Dent later died after succumbing to the gunshot wounds that he received.

 

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people found dead. 23-year-old Arika Jarrell and 32-year-old Ralph Heard were found fatally shot in a vehicle behind a residence that was located at 3365 Fairburn Avenue.

 

At first, it was believed that the Bibb Sheriff’s Office was investigating two separate homicide investigations. During the course of these investigations it was found that the deaths of Arika Jarrell, Ralph Heard, and Terrance Dent were possibly linked. Investigators who were working two separate homicides communicated with each other and began to collect strong evidence that showed a correlation between the two homicide investigations. Investigators developed strong evidence to support the fact that the three individuals were fatally wounded during a “robbery gone wrong” incident.

 

With the assistance from the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, several individuals have been arrested in connection to these homicide incidents and two others are being sought with warrants for the charges of Murder and Aggravated Assault. Friday evening, Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Rashawn Reanaldo Lucas and Quintavious Isaih Everett for Murder and Aggravated Assault warrants.

 

UPDATE: Vincent Lewis was located and arrested Monday afternoon after a tip was called in to the Macon-Bibb 911 Center. He was located at a residence on Francis Drive at around 2:40p.m. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies, and members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force took Lewis into custody without incident. A tip was called in, minutes after Bibb Sheriff David Davis completed a press conference about the recent homicides.  Lewis was also charged with (3cts) of Murder and Aggravated Assault.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are still looking for Lewis “Bear” Monroe Cheney II, for several warrants for the charges of Murder and Aggravated Assault.

 

 

Suspects Arrested in Connection to the fatal shooting deaths of Arika Jarrell, Ralph Heard, and Terrance “Heavy D” Dent:

 

1.)    Rayshawn “Ping” Reanaldo Lucas, age 32 of Macon. Lucas is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of (3 cts) of Murder and Aggravated Assault. Lucas also has a charge of Armed Robbery from an unrelated case.

2.)    Quintavious “Quinn” Isaih” Everett, age 22 of Macon.  Everett is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond for the charges of (3 cts) of Murder and Aggravated Assault.

3.)    UPDATE:  Vincent “White Boy” Lewis, age 36 of Macon. Lewis currently in custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, without bond, for the charges of (3cts.) Murder and Aggravated Assault.

Suspect who is currently being sought in connection with fatal shooting deaths of Arika Jarrell, Ralph Heard, and Terrance “Heavy D” Dent:

 

1.)    Lewis “Bear” Monroe Cheney II, age 30 of Macon. Cheney currently has warrants that have been issued for his arrest for the charges of (3 cts.) of Murder and Aggravated Assault.

Sheriff Davis praises the efforts of the following investigators for working tirelessly and diligently on this case: Major Brady Fields, Captain Jimmy Barbee, Lt. Frank Thomas, Lt. Shermaine Jones, Investigator Sgt. Scott Chapman, Inv. Sgt. Pendleton, Inv. Sgt. Shelly Rutherford, Inv. Nicholas Nunley, Inv. Carlos Stokes, Inv. Antonio Harris, Inv. Carey Vann, Inv. David Patterson, Inv. Leroy Howard, Inv. Alex Rozier , Inv. Enrique Hogan, and the members of the  United States Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident or the whereabouts of  Lewis “Bear” Monroe Cheney are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak with the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

June 9, 2014

Press Conference Invitation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Press Conference at 2:00p.m, this afternoon to discuss the recent homicides on Granada Terrace, Fairburn Avenue and Colonial Terrace Apartments.

Sheriff David Davis will hold the press conference on the second floor of the Bibb County LEC at 668 Oglethorpe Street in the training room.  All media are invited to attend.

 

June 8, 2014

Traffic Accident with Injuries and Road Delay in South Bibb

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred on I 75 South Bound, at its intersection with Sardis Church Rd off Ramp. At 02:44hrs this morning a 2013 Toyota Camry Black in color driven by 49yr old Arthur Donnell Rolack of Warner Robins was driving North in the South bound lanes of I 75 at Sardis Church road when he collided head on with a 2012 Volvo 730 Tractor Trailer driven by 40yr old Quentin Thomas of Tennessee which was travel south.

                It was determined by Bibb County Patrol Deputies that Rolack was under the influence of Alcohol and that he did not have his headlights on at the time of the accident. He was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving the wrong way on roadway, driving without headlights at night, serious Injury by motor vehicle and driving while license suspended revoked. He was taken to the Bibb County Jail.

                Mr. Thomas was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for burns and other injuries that he received due to the accident. He is listed in stable condition at this time. The Tractor Trailer he was driving caught on fire and the frozen food that he was hauling was damaged by the fire.

                The left three lanes of I 75 South Bound at Sardis Church have been closed and will remain closed while cleanup crews remove the debris from the road way. It is asked that the area be avoided while the cleanup is in process.  

 

 

June 6, 2014

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting Incident

 

A second suspect was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting death of 19-year-old Majesty Conover.  25-year-old Lantonio Rodriques Hill was arrested at around 9:45a.m., for a Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrant for the charge of Murder.  The U.S. Marshal’s Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force working with Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators located an arrested Hill while he was visiting a relative off of Vineville Avenue.

Lantonio Rodriques Hill is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charge of Murder.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

 

June 5, 2014

Fatal Shooting Suspect Arrested

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested 20-year-old Micki Antonio Brown Jr. of Macon in connection with the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Majesty Conover that took place late Wednesday night. Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located and arrested Brown at around 09:44a.m. Thursday morning, near the Neighborhood Grocery Store located at 2675 Montpelier Avenue.

Brown is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charge of Murder.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 5. 2014

Fatal Shooting Incident At Colonial Terrace Apartments

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident at the Colonial Terrace Apartments located at 3775 Houston Avenue. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at this location just before 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night.  Responding deputies found 19 year old Majesty Conover of Macon shot multiple times outside building 16. It was reported that two black males were seen arguing with Conover just before he was shot. The suspects were reported leaving in a newer model dark colored Honda. A description of the suspects is not available at this time.

 

Conover was transported to the Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The next of kin was notified according to the Medical Center.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing to interview possible witnesses and the Bibb Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators are processing evidence from the incident location. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak with an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

June 2, 2014

Update: Pictures Released Reference Flash Food Armed Robbery

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is releasing a few surveillance footage photographs, in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Flash Foods, located at 4314 Pionono Avenue.

One of the suspects was described as a light skin, possibly mixed male with a lot of hair. He was wearing black shirt, dark shorts, bandana on face and he also had a black fitted style cap with a gray brim. This suspect was armed with a shotgun.

The second suspect was described as a dark skinned male. He was wearing all black clothing, a black bandana on his face, and possibly a gray in color ski style hat. This suspect was carrying a bag.

 Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

June 2, 2014

Single Vehicle Traffic Accident with Injury

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred in the 4800 block of Rivoli Drive. According to witness statements a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 54-year-old Marilyn Malloy of Macon, was traveling north on Rivoli Drive. Her vehicle went off the road and down an embankment, hitting a tree. Malloy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and listed to be in critical, but stable condition. The accident and events leading up to the accident are still under investigation.

   Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call traffic investigator.

May 31, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Flash Foods convenience store located at 4314 Pionono Avenue just after 3:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that two male suspects dressed in dark clothing and masked entered the store, one of the suspects was brandishing a shotgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, several cartons of cigarettes, and then fled the scene. The suspects were last seen running towards Glendale Avenue. No one was injured during the incident. Investigators believe that the two suspects may possibly be the same suspects who robbed the Flash Foods store on May 29, 2014.

One of the suspects was described as a light skin, possibly mixed male with a lot of hair. He was wearing black shirt, bandana on face and he also had a black fitted style cap with a gray brim.

The second suspect was described as a dark skinned male. He was wearing all black clothing, a black bandana on his face, and possibly a gray in color ski style hat.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 30, 2014

Fatal Shooting Incident on Fairburn Avenue

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident, involving two victims. It was reported that a relative found 23- year- old Arika Jarrell and 32- year -old Ralph Heard, with multiple gunshot wounds. (The next-of- kin has been notified, according to Coroner Leon Jones). Both victims were found inside of a vehicle, located behind a residence that is located in the 3000 block of Fairburn Avenue.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing to interview possible witnesses and the Bibb Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators are processing evidence from the incident location. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak with an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 29, 2014                                     

Public’s Assistance in Reference to the Grenada Terrace Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two men who may possibly have information in reference to the Grenada Terrace fatal shooting investigation. If anyone knows of the whereabouts or may have contact information for 34-year-old Tyrone Lewis and 36-year-old Vincent Lewis, both from Macon, please contact the “on-call” investigator at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office phone number listed below.

 Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 29, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Flash Foods convenience store located at 4314 Pionono Avenue just before 3:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that two male suspects dressed in dark clothing and masked entered the store. One of the suspects was brandishing a shotgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene. No one was injured during the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 29, 2014

Fatal Shooting Incident in south Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred on Granada Terrace at around 3:38a.m. Thursday morning.  Terrance Vanderrick Dent Jr., age 25 from Macon, was shot in the chest and thigh area according to investigators.

Dent was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was later pronounced dead.   No one else was injured during this incident. The next of kin has been notified, according to Coroner Leon Jones.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 27, 2014

Four Suspects Arrested with Weapon, Drugs, and Gang Charges

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit & Special Investigations Unit was called to assist the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force, while they were serving several arrest warrants on Amond Rashad Norwood, Tuesday morning. The Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force served the warrant after a Crime Stoppers tip was called in on Norwood’s whereabouts. Norwood was located at a residence on Roseview Drive. Norwood was wanted in connection to a shooting incident that took place on May 21, 2014 on Pinehill Drive. Three other individuals were also at the residence and arrested after deputies found two firearms and approximately 5.7 ounces of marijuana, which was packaged for sell.

 

Suspects arrested during this incident are:

 

Amond Rashad Norwood, age 19, from Macon. Norwood is currently booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of (4 counts) Aggravated Assault, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

                                                                                                 

Chatabeon Montez Gainey, age 28, from Macon. Gainey is currently booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

 

Kenyae Miguel Patterson, age 19, from Macon. Patterson is currently booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

 

Chad Andre Matthews, age 19, from Macon. Matthews is currently booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

May 25, 2014

Update:  Fatal Traffic Accident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Columbus Road, near Cavalier Drive, that occurred at around 3:30a.m Sunday morning. Two vehicles collided near this intersection, leaving one person dead and 4 others sent to a local hospital.

Aaron Hendley, 28 years of age, from Macon, was driving a blue Range Rover as he was traveling east on Columbus Road, before the incident occurred. After the accident, he was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition.

It was also reported that a family of four was traveling in the opposite direction on Columbus Road, in a Chevrolet Suburban.  After both vehicles collided, 32 year old, Patrick Deon Howard of Macon, who was sitting in the front passenger’s seat of the suburban, was pronounced dead on the scene and the three other family members were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that they received during this incident. The 30 year old female driver of the suburban, Pricilla Smith, is currently listed to be in stable condition. Chris Smith, age 9, was sitting in the back seat of the suburban. He was transported to the hospital and is listed to be in stable condition.  Destiny Howard, age 6, was also in the back seat of the suburban. She was transported to the hospital and is listed to be in stable condition.

This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. The names of the deceased and his family will not be released until his next of kin has been notified by the coroner’s office.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

May 25, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Columbus Road, near the intersection of Cavalier Drive. The incident occurred at around 3:30a.m. Sunday morning. Two vehicles collided near this intersection, leaving one person dead and 4 others sent to a local hospital.

Aaron Hendley, 28 years of age, from Macon, was driving a blue Range Rover as he was traveling east on Columbus Road, before the incident occurred. After the accident, he was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition.

It was also reported that a family of four was traveling in the opposite direction on Columbus Road, in a Chevrolet Suburban.  After both vehicles collided, the 32 year old male front seat passenger of the suburban was pronounced dead on the scene and the three other family members were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that they received during this incident. The 30 year old female driver of the suburban is currently listed to be in critical condition. An 8 year old child that was in the back seat of the suburban was transported to the hospital and is listed to be in stable condition.  A 6 year old child that was also in the back seat of the suburban was transported to the hospital and is listed to be in critical condition.

This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. The names of the deceased and his family will not be released until his next of kin has been notified by the coroner’s office.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

May 23, 2014

Public’s Assistance In Identifying Watch Theft Suspect

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect involved in the reported theft of watches at two jewelry stores in Bibb County. 

It was reported on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 that the white male entered the Marks and Morgan Jewelry Store at 3661 Eisenhower Parkway sometime before 6:00 p.m. The suspect asked to look at two watches. While the employee was allowing the suspect to look at the two watches the suspect ran out of the store with both watches without paying for them. He was followed by one of the store employees who saw him get into a red, two door vehicle and leave the scene. The vehicle also had a dent in the left rear and a bungee strap securing the trunk lid. The suspect was wearing a blue jacket with gray stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans and a gray tank top shirt.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 a white male entered Kay Jewelers at 5080 Riverside Drive at around 5:30 p.m. The suspect asked to see a watch. The employee handed the suspect the watch to look at. After a brief conversation the suspect ran out of the store with the watch. He was described as being mid to late 20’s in age, 5 feet 7 inches in height, slender build with brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt, acid wash blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

The same white male suspect is believed to have committed both thefts as well as a watch theft reportedly in a surrounding county. The total value of the watches taken from both stores in Bibb County is approximately $2,900.00. Attached are pictures of the suspect from video surveillance footage from both stores in Bibb County.

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident or the suspect is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call investigator or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 22, 2014

 

Update: Shots Fired Incident In East Macon

 

After further investigation by the Bibb Sheriff’s Office into the incident of shots fired that occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 1935 Pine Hill Drive the following was reported to investigators. Prior to the shots fired, the earlier altercation occurred only between 20 year old Chavis Stokes and the black male who has been identified as 19 year old Amond Rashad Norwood of Macon.  The incident occurred over a disagreement and physical altercation the two had prior to the shots being fired. DeAngelo Stokes was not involved in the altercation prior to the shots fired.

 

Norwood left after the first altercation and later returned with a gun. He fired shots at the house which was occupied. As Norwood fired shots at the house it was reported that DeAngelo Stokes ran out of the house and fired shots back at Norwood. In the process DeAngelo Stokes fell breaking his leg. Investigators are currently looking for Norwood. Attached is a previous Bibb County Jail File Photograph of Norwood.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 22, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at Young’s Grocery Store located at 2760 Montpelier Ave at around 1:15 a.m. this morning. It was reported that 16 year old Tierance Samples of Macon was shot in the leg and shoulder while he was walking into this location. 

Samples was transported to a local hospital by paramedics for treatment from the injuries that he received during the incident. He is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured. No description of the suspect is available at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 22, 2014

 

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a commercial armed robbery incident that took place after 9:55 P.M Wednesday night at the Family Dollar Store located at 1415 Rocky Creek Road.  It was reported the suspect approached the register and demanded money from the store clerk, claiming to have a handgun in her pocket. The clerk and assistant manager engaged the suspect in a physical altercation. The employees sustained minor injuries in the struggle. They were checked by paramedics at the scene and released.  

The suspect is described as a white female in her 40’s. She was approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighed around 200-250 lbs. with dark hair pulled up in a bun. The suspect was wearing a blue and white floral print tank top and blue pants.

The suspect fled the store in an older model white Ford Pickup with a wide burgundy or maroon stripe down the length of the truck. The truck also had a “disabled person’ license plate.  The suspect did not get any money from the store.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 21, 2014

 

Shots Fired Incident In East Macon

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of shots fired that occurred just before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at 1935 Pinehill Drive. When deputies arrived on the scene they found 23 year old DeAngelo Stokes of Macon who appeared to have an injury. The address is the home of a relative of Stokes. It was reported that there was an altercation earlier between DeAngelo Stokes , his brother, 20 year old Chavis Stokes of Macon and another black male whose name is not available at this time.

 

It was also reported that after the altercation there was an exchange of gunfire between DeAngelo Stokes and the male subject. The male left the scene before Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrived at the scene. He was seen leaving in a black four door Honda. The model is unknown at this time.

 

No one was shot during the incident. DeAngelo Stokes was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for a broken leg that occurred during the incident. He is listed in stable condition.

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 20, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section Holding C.H.A.M.P.S.  Camp Registration

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section is currently holding registration for C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) Camp. To register for camp children must be between the ages of 9 and 15. You must also provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate. Camp dates and locations are June 2nd thru June 6th at Rutland Middle School, June 9th thru June 13th at Weaver Middle School, June 16th thru June 20th at Appling Middle School and June 23 thru June 27th at Ballard-Hudson Middle School. The camps are held Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camp capacity for each site is 75 children. Acceptance to camp is on a first come first serve basis. No child will be allowed to register at camp sites.

For more information contact Lt. Ellis Sinclair at 478-803-2701 or Sheila Taylor at 478-803-2702.

May 20, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Kroger Armed Robbery Suspect

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect involved in the armed robbery that occurred at the Kroger at 4650 Forsyth Road just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, May 17, 2014.

It was reported that a black male entered the store carrying a black trash bag. The suspect walked to the meat department at the back of the store. Minutes later the suspect walked back to the front of the store with the black trash bag filled with items. A store employee attempted to stop the suspect as he was about to exit the front door. The suspect pulled out a box cutter and the employee moved out of his way.  

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black short sleeve t-shirt, black pants, white and black tennis shoes and a black doo-rag on his head. He is described as being approximately 5 foot 10 inches in height. Pictures from the store surveillance video are attached of the suspect.

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call investigator or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 20, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident on O’Hara Dr.

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault  incident that took place on O’Hara Drive at around 1:30am this morning. It was reported that 17 year old Kentavis Stanley was shot once in the groin.

 

Stanley was transported to a local hospital for treatment for the injury. He is listed in stable condition.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing evidence in an attempt to identify those involved.  No suspect information is available at this time.

 

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 20, 2014

 

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault Incident In South Macon

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators make an arrest on an aggravated assault incident that occurred at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 4315 Houston Avenue at around 11:25 a.m. Monday morning. It was reported that the victim 37year old Angela Hester of Gray was found lying near the entrance of the gas station with a head injury. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Mrs. Hester was walking in the parking lot of the Sunoco Gas station when her husband, 49 year old Alfrado Hester, hit her from behind with his vehicle. After hitting his wife, Mr. Hester left the scene of the incident. Mrs. Hester was transported to the Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.

 

A look out was placed for Mr. Hester and with the assistance of Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies he was apprehended in Jones County. Mr. Hester was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division where he was questioned about the incident.  Mr. Hester is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder in the incident. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Attached is the Bibb County Jail File Photograph of Mr. Hester.  

May 19, 2014

Update: Aggravated Assault In South Macon  

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators make an arrest in the aggravated assault of Leonard “Lenny” Spivey. Malcolm Darnell Houston, 18 years old, of Macon confessed to investigators of shooting Spivey while being questioned this afternoon. Houston was one of the subjects that was detained at the scene within minutes after the shooting occurred. Houston is charged with 1 count of aggravated assault and 1 count of felony probation violation. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Attached is a Bibb County Jail File Photograph of Houston.

May 19, 2014

Aggravated Assault In South Macon  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place just before 2:00 p.m. this afternoon in the 4300 block of Capital Avenue. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot. Deputies found the victim, 32 year old Lenny Spivey who appeared to have a gunshot wound in both legs. He was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

It was reported that a male possibly involved in the incident had barricaded himself in one of the duplexes in the 4300 block of Capital Avenue. SWAT was notified of the incident and responded to the scene. The male subject exited the duplex voluntarily without incident. Several other subjects inside the same duplex also exited after a brief period. All of the subjects were detained and taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Investigations for questioning.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 19, 2014

Aggravated Assault and Theft Incident In West Bibb  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault and theft incident that took place just before 8:40 a.m. this morning in the 6000 block of Thomaston Road. It was reported that 26 year old James Browne of Macon took a bicycle from the 300 block of Foxtail Drive in Lake Wildwood this morning. The victim, 35 year old Ashley Dorough of Macon saw Mr. Browne riding her bicycle as she was leaving her residence this morning. She called her husband, 41 year old Bryan Dorough of Macon to tell him what had happened. Mr. Dorough got in his vehicle and located Mr. Browne riding the bicycle in the 6000 block of Thomaston Road. According to witnesses Mr. Dorough struck the bicycle knocking Mr. Browne off the bicycle. Mr. Dorough got out of his vehicle and began striking Mr. Browne with his hands.

Paramedics were called to the scene to check both Mr. Browne and Mr. Dorough for any injuries. Mr. Browne reportedly had some minor injuries but refused treatment. Mr. Dorough was not injured. Mr. Browne was arrested and charged with theft by taking. Mr. Dorough was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. Both were transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. A Bibb County Jail File photo is attached of Browne and Dorough.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the District 4 Supervisor.

May 14, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in West Macon-Bibb

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 4381 Mercer University Dr. around 01:00a.m. Wednesday morning. According to witness statements, 41yr old Reeshema Wilson and 41yr old Hiram Simmons both of Macon were traveling on Mercer University Dr. when they noticed a vehicle following them. They pulled into the Food Mart at 4381 Mercer University Dr. That is when Reeshema’s ex-husband 39yr old Carlos Antonio Wilson got out of his 2006 Chevy Equinox and started shooting at Reeshema and Hiram. They drove off and Carlos followed them again down Log Cabin Dr. until he rammed their car at Napier Ave causing both vehicles to wreck. Carlos brandished his handgun as he pulled Reeshema from the vehicle. As Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the wreck scene, Carlos fled the area on foot.

    Around 3:30p.m. Carlos turned himself over to members of the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force. Carlos was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and charged with the following warrants: Aggravated Assault (2cts.), Aggravated Assault Family Violence (2cts.), Kidnapping, Aggravated Stalking, Violation of Oath of Office, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony. He is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond. Carlos is an employee of the Medical Center of Central Georgia Police Department.

     Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator.

May 14, 2014

 

Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in Bibb County

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the public and media in joining local public safety in remembering and honoring our fallen Brothers and Sisters who served Macon and Bibb County.  Peace Officer’s Memorial Day will be recognized in Macon on Friday May 16, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. in the Public Safety Memorial Park located at Second Street and Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. The program will open with welcome and remarks from Warren Selby, Jr., Chairman of the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation. Remarks and remembrances will be given by Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins and Bibb County Sheriff’s Colonel Henderson Carswell and special remarks by Mayor Robert Reichert. 

May 11, 2014

Update: Aggravated Assault Incident in west Macon-Bibb

          Montez Sands turned himself into Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators at 10:00p.m. Sunday night. He is charged with aggravated assault. Investigators determined that there was no Child Cruelty in this case.

May 11, 2014

Aggravated Assault and Child Cruelty Incident in west Macon-Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 3867 Log Cabin Dr., Green Meadows Apartments. Around 06:00p.m. 19yr old Rodney Roquemore and his friend 19yr old Treavon Girtman went to see Rodney’s Girlfriend, 20yr old Shundrea Jordon at Green Meadows Apartments. While there Jordon’s ex-boyfriend, 24yr old Montez Quenshonderick Sands and father of her 3yr old daughter came to the apartment complex. Sands pulled a semi-auto pistol on Girtman in the parking lot and began yelling at him and then fired several shots at him striking him in both legs just above the knees. Sands then went to flee the area after dumping his and Jordon’s 3yr old daughter out of the car. 

Sands drove off in a 1998 Orange and Purple Cadillac Braham unknown tag number. Sands is described as being 5 foot 5 inches in height and 145lbs with medium skin. 

       Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence at this time in an attempt to locate Sands. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 10, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery West Macon-Bibb

 

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested two subjects in regards to an Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault that happened at 6020 Harrison Rd, Wal-Mart Super Store at 04:30hrs today. The Loss Prevention Officers at Wal-Mart were making contact with a white male and female suspects for shoplifting. While the Loss Prevention Officers were talking to the white male he pulled a knife and held it to the Loss Prevention Officers neck. The Loss Prevention Officer received a minor cut to his neck while struggling to get away from the suspect. Bibb County Patrol Deputies were able to chase the suspect down and take him into custody on Eisenhower Pkwy near Harrison Rd.            

            The female was identified as 30yr old Kelli Melissa Nickels of Gray and the male was identified as 32yr old Cameron Stanley Dickerson of Gordon. Nickels was charged with Theft by Shoplifting and Dickerson was charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Obstruction and Criminal Trespass.

            The Loss Prevention Officer was treated on scene by Paramedics and released, no one else was injured in this incident. 

May 09, 2014

Murder in North Macon-Bibb

                The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that happened at 1040 Pio Nono Ave behind the Post Office around 10:30p.m. Friday night. Patrol Deputies responded to the area in reference to a person screaming for help at that location. Upon arrival they found a black male laying on the ground unresponsive, who was identified as 24yr old Martegus Jamell Johnson of Macon. Johnson was taken the Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Johnson’s girl-friend Tasha Yolanda Phillip’s was on scene when Deputies arrived and informed them that she and Johnson had gone to buy drugs at that location. It was told to Investigators that she was attacked by the two black males that she was buying drugs from and Johnson tried to stop it and was assaulted also. Investigators were also told that as the two black males fled the scene they ran Johnson over with their silver in color Chevy Trailblazer.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were able to determine through witness statements and hard work that Johnson and Phillips’ had gotten into a domestic dispute and during the dispute Phillips’ had hit Johnson with her 2004 Black Ford Explorer. Investigators have issued warrants for Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Tampering with Evidence for Tasha Phillips’. She will be taken into custody from the hospital where she is being treated.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 9, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Serves Search Warrant

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit along with the Sheriff’s Response Team and the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force served a search warrant at 203 Rogers Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

 

Investigators seized a small amount of crack cocaine from inside the residence. Terry Charles Horne Jr. was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Another subject at the residence, Marion Bernard Davis, Jr. was arrested on an unrelated charge on a warrant for failure to appear.

 

May 9, 2014

 

Store Clerk Cited for Alcohol License Violation

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit received information that the Bateman and Wade Store located at 2283 Clayton Street was selling alcohol without a valid alcohol license. On Thursday evening an investigation into the matter showed that the clerk Ramanbhai Atmaram Patel was selling alcohol without the license. Patel was cited for selling alcohol without a valid county alcohol license.

 

 May 7, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office First C.H.A.M.P.S. Graduation

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is having its first C.H.A.M.P.S. graduation on Thursday May 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Macon Promise Neighborhood Facility. The address of the facility is 1853 Anthony Road in Macon. There will be approximately 2000 fifth grade students graduating from the program.

 

C.H.A.M.P.S. stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety. The mission statement for C.H.A.M.P.S. is to provide an educational program for Georgia’s youth, which provides guidance, and skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy, in preparation for a successful life. The program was founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association to address these urgent challenges.

 

Lesson plans taught in the program includes alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, internet safety, being leaders and followers, peer pressure, gangs, graduation, home alone/child abduction safety, stress, tobacco and violence. A C.H.A.M.P.S. project is done by students to include an essay, poster contest, choices and consequences and positive alternatives. The program is taught by deputy sheriffs who have successfully completed C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor training.

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office wants to get to the fifth graders and teach them that there are other alternatives and safe ways when it comes to good decision making.

 

 

May 7, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery incident that occurred around 9:00a.m. Wednesday morning at the Aaron’s Sales and Lease store, located at 4696 Log Cabin Drive. A suspect entered the business through a hole that he had made, earlier in the morning, on the side of the business. The store employees entered the business at around 9:00a.m., this is when the suspect jumped out from where he was hiding, brandishing a black handgun, and demanded money. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he demanded that the suspects hand over their cellphones and car keys. He then ran towards the hole that he had made in the wall and discharged his firearm in the air. The suspect exited the building through the hole and ran towards the parking lot. The suspect stole one of the employee’s vehicles and then fled north on Log Cabin Drive. No one was injured during this incident.

The stolen vehicle is described as a green in color, 1999 Mercury Mountaineer. The vehicle has a Georgia “Retired Veteran’s” tag # XF151G. The vehicle has a blue “Air Force” tag on the front of the vehicle, with the Air Force wings symbol. The vehicle also had several stickers displayed on the rear window.

The suspect is described as a black male, around 5 foot 8 inches in height, and weighing approximately 150 lbs. He was also wearing all black clothing and had a black hooded shirt and black face covering.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 7, 2014

 

Shots Fired Incident In Payne City

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of shots fired that occurred in Payne City at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. It was reported that two groups of unknown males, a total of four individuals, were shooting at each other in the 100 block of Gardner Street.  Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies quickly responded to the scene. Travon Quantez Ridley 21 years of age, from Macon was arrested near the scene after it was discovered he had a warrant on an unrelated charge of Criminal Trespass. He was also found to be in possession of a gun. A jail file photo is attached of Ridley.

 

A bolo was given out on a vehicle seen leaving the scene after the incident. The vehicle was located within minutes at Roff Avenue and Hillcrest Industrial Boulevard and the occupants were detained. One of the occupants, a 16 year old black male juvenile from Macon was found to be in possession of a gun. He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by an underage person.

 

No one was injured during the incident. This incident is currently under investigation.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 6, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place in the parking lot of the Arbys Restaurant at 975 Gray Highway just before 9:40 a.m. this morning.  It was reported that the victim 33 year old Calvin Denmark of Macon was walking to his vehicle in the parking lot of Arbys when two black males approached him from behind and demanded money. One of the suspects was armed with a gun.  After the victim gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money they ran from the scene

The first suspect was described as being 5 ft. 10 in. to 6 ft. in height and weighed 200 lbs. to 220 lbs. He was wearing all black clothing, a hoodie and was carrying the gun. He was also described as having a scar or tattoo under his left eye. The second suspect was also wearing all black clothing. He was described as being 5 ft. 5 in. to 5 ft. 7 in. in height and weighed 120 lbs. to 130 lbs. His hair was braided.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 6.  2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section Hosting Champs Graduation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section will be holding Champ’s graduation on Thursday May 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Macon Promise Neighborhood Facility. The address of the facility is 1853 Anthony Road in Macon. For information contact Lieutenant Sinclair at 478-447-2326.

 May4, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in West Bibb

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place around 9:00A.M this morning at the P K Food Mart, located at 2420 Pio Nono Ave. The suspect approached the register and demanded money from the store clerk, as he brandished a handgun. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 foot 8inches in height and weighed around 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a long sleeved black shirt, jeans and black tennis shoes. The suspect also wore gloves and a blue beanie covering his face and head.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 3, 2014

Aggravated Assault Downtown Macon-Bibb

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that occurred on Poplar St near Second St around 02:30a.m Saturday morning. It was stated by witnesses that a Jarvin Jackson 24yrs old of Macon was shot by an unknown black male suspect as he was getting into his car that was parked on Poplar St. Jackson was struck once in right side of his abdomen.

Jackson was transported to the Medical Center Hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspect. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Investigator or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 2, 2014

Personal Armed Suspect Arrested While Attempting to Shoplift In North Bibb

               

                Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to 1250 Gray Hwy to the Bank of America around 03:44p.m., in regards to a personal armed robbery. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim, Mrs. Monteaic Marcus, of Macon who said that a white male had approached her while she was at the drive-through ATM. She stated that the suspect jumped into the passenger seat and pulled a knife on her, and she immediately ran from the car. The white male drove off in her 2000 Honda Accord, green in color.

                While deputies were investigating the Gray Hwy incident, a call at 5100 Bass Pro Blvd Bass, Pro Shop came in at 04:26 p.m. A suspect was trying to steal a firearm from the store. Deputies responded and captured the white male suspect trying to flee the store. Deputies noticed that the suspect matched the description of the armed robbery suspect. They located the keys to Mrs. Marcus’ car on his person and her car was also located in the parking lot.

                The suspect was identified as Ket Derrick Peacock 50yr old of Macon and was taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Office for questioning. Peacock was charged with Armed Robbery and Theft by Shoplifting. No one was injured during this incident.

 

                The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to please keep their car doors locked while driving to help prevent anyone from jumping into or opening their car doors. Also to never leave any valuables out in plain view. Please be mindful of your surroundings and any suspicious persons in your area. If you see anything suspicious please call your local law enforcement agency and report it.

April 30, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place just before 3:15 a.m. this morning in the 3700 block of Walker Avenue. It was reported that 28 year old Frankie Lee Fletcher Jr. of Macon was found unconscious on the front porch of a home by a resident. Fletcher had a gunshot wound in the head.

Fletcher was transported to a local hospital and he is listed to be in stable condition.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the “on-call” investigator.

April 30, 2014

Attempted Armed Robbery in west Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery that occurred at around 04:38a.m. Wednesday morning. It was reported that two armed black males entered the Jumbo Food store, located at 4116 Napier Avenue. The suspects attempted to rob the store clerk, but could not get to the clerk due to the security barrier of a bullet proof glass and metal door that protected the cashier’s area. Once the suspects realized that they could not get to the register, they fled the store towards Ayers Road.

The suspects are described as black males. Both were around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height. This suspect was approximately 150 to 170 lbs., and both were around18 to 20 yrs. of age.  The suspects wore t-shirts over their faces. One of the suspects was armed with a camouflaged shotgun and the other suspect was armed with a revolver.

 There was a third suspect, but he did not enter the business. No description was given in reference to this suspect.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message to the on call investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 29, 2014

Commercial Burglary Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglar alarm call at 12:07 a.m. this morning at the Best Buy located at 4676 Eisenhower Parkway. It was reported that two suspects dressed in all black clothing with masks entered the store just before 12:00 a.m. this morning through a side door of the business. The suspects took several Apple I-Pads and left the store.

This incident is currently under investigation and no further information is available on the suspects at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 29, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery in east Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station, located at 3705 Irwinton Road. The incident occurred at around 12:01a.m. Tuesday morning. It was reported that the store’s clerk had closed the business and was walking to their vehicle when an unknown suspect came from behind the vehicle and demanded that the clerk to get into the vehicle and drive. It was believed that the suspect was possibly armed with a box cutter or knife, as he held it to the back of the clerk’s neck. The suspect demanded money from the clerk as they drove away from the store. Once the store clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect demanded that the clerk stop the vehicle and told the clerk to get out. They were approximately 2 blocks from the store when the clerk was told to exit the vehicle.

 

The clerk ran back to the store and called 911. Bibb Sheriff’s patrol deputies located the clerk’s abandoned vehicle at the location that the suspect told the clerk to exit the vehicle. The clerk received three superficial cuts to the back of his neck, no other injuries reported.

 

The suspect is described as being a white male, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighing between 140 to 150 lbs. The suspect wore a dark colored hoodie. No other description was reported.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 28, 2014

Attempted Commercial Armed Robbery 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Wendy’s Restaurant located at 1073 Gray Highway just before 12:30 a.m. this morning. It was reported that two black males entered the store with one brandishing what appeared to be an assault rifle. Employees stated the suspect with the gun pointed it at them and demanded money. When the employees told them they could not access the money both suspects fled the store on foot. 

The first black male suspect was described as being 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a brown shirt, black pants and his face was covered with a bandanna. He was carrying the gun. The second black male suspect was described as being 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighing 140 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt and black pants. His face was also covered with a bandana. No one was injured during the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation.    Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME

April 27, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place near Cedar Avenue and Moseley Avenue at around 2:30a.m. Sunday morning. Investigators were called to a local hospital for a report of a person shot in the abdomen. Witnesses stated that 25 year old Kevin Eugene Mims of Macon was shot in the abdomen by an unknown suspect while he was standing in a field, watching a fight between some girls. The victim was not sure who shot him. He was transported to the hospital by a friend.  Mims is listed to be in stable condition.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on call investigator or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 25, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at around 7:00p.m. Friday, at the Title Max, located at 4141 Pionono Avenue. It was reported that an armed suspect, brandishing a handgun, entered the business and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect demanded the car keys from one of the clerks. The suspect left the store and drove south on Pionono Avenue in the clerk’s white Nissan Altima. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, around 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height, and weighed approximately 150 lbs. The suspect wore a mask, covering his face, a dark colored hat, and dark clothing. The suspect was armed with a black handgun.

The suspect was last seen driving the clerk’s 2010 Nissan Altima. The Nissan has 4 doors and is white in color. The vehicle’s license plate is PJM7901.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 25, 2014

National Take Back Initiative

   On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to one of two locations for the convenience of the public.  Bring your medications for disposal to one of these two locations:

1.      Bibb County Sheriff’s District 3 Office, located at 600 Pionono Ave, Macon GA.  Please come to the back loading platform.

2.      The Walmart Supercenter located at 5955 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31210.  Please come between the two main entrances at the Walmart.

     The public will drop their unused medication into a bin.  The bin will be monitored by a deputy but no questions will be asked.

     If you have any questions, please call the Special Investigations Unit at either 478-621-5501 or 478-447-2295.

     On April 27, 2013, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office collected over 200 lbs. of pharmaceuticals, Middle Georgia collected over 600 lbs., and the state of Georgia collected over 12,605 lbs. over all.  This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

April 25.  2014

Arrest Made on Commercial Robbery by Snatching Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office makes arrest on a Commercial Robbery by Snatching that took place at Checkers located at 2790 Pionono Avenue just before 4:45 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the suspect opened the drive thru window from outside the business and took an undisclosed amount of money from one of the cash registers. The store’s manager attempted to stop the suspect but he fled the scene on foot.

A bolo was given out on the suspect immediately after the incident occurred. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy came across a man fitting the description of the suspect while patrolling the area of Adams Street near Ell Street which is not far from Checkers. The suspect was detained and transported back to the incident location. He was positively identified by the manager.

The suspect was questioned by a Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators. He was identified as 46 year old James Lee Crawford, Sr. of Macon. Crawford is charged with I count of Robbery. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. This is Crawford’s 8th arrest in Bibb County.  A current jail file photo is attached.

April 25, 2014

Investigators Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Murder Investigation  

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in connection to the murder investigation that took place on March 27, 2014 at the Chambers Point Apartments. Investigators are looking for 26 year old Antwaun Bernard Smith of Macon. Smith is described as being around 5 feet 7 inches in height, he weighs approximately 135 lbs. An attached picture is from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office jail files from an arrest that took place in 2013. Also the original media release is attached below.

 

  Anyone with information to Smith’s whereabouts are asked to call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 25.  2014

Arrest Made on Commercial Robbery by Snatching Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office makes arrest on a Commercial Robbery by Snatching that took place at Checkers located at 2790 Pionono Avenue just before 4:45 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the suspect opened the drive thru window from outside the business and took an undisclosed amount of money from one of the cash registers. The store’s manager attempted to stop the suspect but he fled the scene on foot.

A bolo was given out on the suspect immediately after the incident occurred. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy came across a man fitting the description of the suspect while patrolling the area of Adams Street near Ell Street which is not far from Checkers. The suspect was detained and transported back to the incident location. He was positively identified by the manager.

The suspect was questioned by a Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators. He was identified as 46 year old James Lee Crawford, Sr. of Macon. Crawford is charged with 1 count of Robbery. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. This is Crawford’s 8th arrest in Bibb County.  A current jail file photo is attached

 

April 24, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place on Brookdale Ave at around 11:22pm Wednesday night. It was reported that 42 year old John Howard Jordan of Crawford County was shot once in the back of the neck. 

Jordan was transported to a local hospital by paramedics for treatment from the injuries that he received during this incident. Jordan is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured.

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing evidence in an attempt to identify those involved. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 22, 2014

 

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault/ Armed Robbery Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators make an arrest on an aggravated assault/armed robbery incident  that occurred at 1:55pm this evening in the 1000 block of Blackmon Ave. According to the 40 year old male victim, he walked out of his  bedroom to find a black male with a gun inside  his back door.  The male victim ran out his front door  as the suspect opened fire on him.

The victim was not injured.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify a suspect through further information. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located the suspect near the  incident. He was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Office where he was questioned about the incident. The suspect identified as 22 year old Terry Middleton of Macon was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery . He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  

 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 22.  2014

Update: Burglary Suspect Apprehended

 

The second suspect investigators are currently looking for is a Jeffery Dillon not Jimmie Dillon as stated in the original release. He is described as a 50 year old white male with long shaggy blonde hair. He is approximately 6 feet in height and weighs 195 pounds. 

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 22.  2014

Burglary Suspect Apprehended

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 100 block of Marcar Road on Saturday April 19, 2014 at around 2:20 p.m. in reference to a home being burglarized. It was reported that two female friends of the owner of the property had stopped to check on the home and noticed a red Ford F150 Pickup parked behind it. They saw two white males putting items in the bed of the truck. They were later identified as a Johney Dillon of Lizella and Jimmie Dillon. One of the females asked Johney Dillon if she could help them with anything as he approached her. He asked about the home owner. At that time she told him she was calling the Sheriff’s Office. The two suspects got into the truck and quickly drove away, but not before one of the females got the tag number. After a few minutes had gone by the red truck drove back up on the property without Jimmie Dillon. At around the same time one of the deputy’s enroute to the location on Marcar Road was flagged down by a citizen and told about a red truck going down Shines Road with someone throwing items out of the bed of the truck. Johney Dillon was detained at the home by deputies.  

Johney Dillon was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Investigations for questioning. He was charged with 1 count of First Degree Burglary.  The jail file photo of Johney Dillon is attached. Investigators are currently looking for Jimmie Dillon. He is only described at this time as a white male with long shaggy blonde hair.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 21, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injuries 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred just before 2:40 p.m. today on Eisenhower Parkway at Houston Avenue. It was reported that a 50cc Motorized Scooter driven by a 15 year old male from Macon was traveling north on a vacant lot near the intersection at Houston Avenue when he entered onto Eisenhower Parkway. A 2007 Ford Focus driven by 56 year old Diane Bledsoe of Rebecca Georgia was traveling west on Eisenhower Parkway in the right lane. It was reported that the scooter struck the driver’s side of the Ford Focus. The driver of the Focus had the green light at the time of the accident.

 

The 15 year old juvenile was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  Bledsoe was checked for injuries at the scene but was not transported.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

 

April 21, 2014

 

Personal Armed Robbery Incident in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place at 3701 Pio Nono Ave around 10:44pm Sunday. It was reported that Rasikbhai Patel of Macon was walking to his vehicle after closing the business. Patel was approached from behind by a suspect that placed a gun against the back of his head and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

 

No suspect information is available at this time. This case is still under investigation.

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 21, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident at Cedar Ave and Mosley Ave

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at the corner of Cedar Ave and Mosley Ave at around 9:28pm Sunday. It was reported that 39 year old Adrienne Mintz of Macon was shot once in the left shoulder. 

Mintz was transported to a local hospital by paramedics for treatment from the injuries that she received during this incident. Mintz is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing evidence in an attempt to identify those involved. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

 

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April, 20, 2014

 

Update: Fatal Accident in East Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at around1:32p.m. Saturday evening on Jeffersonville Road, at its intersection with Irwinton Road. 

The pedestrian that was struck during the accident was 42-year-old Kenneth Alan Craig of Montgomery Alabama. Kenneth Craig was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Coroner Leon Jones has notified the next of kin.

April, 19, 2014

 

Fatal Accident in East Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at around1:32p.m. Saturday evening on Jeffersonville Road, at its intersection with Irwinton Road. It was reported that a 2003 Dodge Durango driven by 41-year-old Latrice Durum of Macon, was entering onto Jeffersonville Road in a northwest direction when her vehicle collided with a 1996 GMC Truck driven by 17-year-old Brandan Minter of Twiggs County.  Minter was traveling east on Jeffersonville Road towards Irwinton Road.  After the vehicles collided Brandan Minters vehicle struck a 42-year-old black male pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

The traffic accident is under investigation. No other injuries were reported. The name of the deceased cannot be released until the next of kin has been notified.

 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

April 19, 2014

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

 

 

 

 

An investigation led to the arrest of 35 year old Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Ryan Willis, after it was found that he used the identity of a female friend to communicate with an ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. Willis turned himself in to Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Friday evening. Willis used the female’s identity, without her permission. It was reported that he repeatedly sent unwanted text messages to the ex-girlfriend under that female friend’s identity. He also used the same female’s alias in an attempt to communicate, in an explicit nature, with the new boyfriend in an attempt to disrupt their relationship.

 

Willis has been charged with Stalking, Identity Theft Fraud, and Harassing Phone Calls. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center on a bond of $3600.00. Willis is also suspended from duty at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office pending an internal investigation.

 

April 18, 2014

*Update-- Runaway Teen Has Been Located

Amber Rainy was reunited with her family Friday evening and found to be safe and in good health! It was reported that she returned home after seeing the story of her running away, on the evening news. Bibb Sheriff’s Juvenile Investigators are continuing to investigate this incident.

 

 

April 17, 2014
Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Runaway Teen


The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Missing/ Runaway Juvenile that occurred in the area of Recreation Road in east Bibb County. The juvenile was reported to have run away from home on March 28, 2014, between the hours of 3:30a.m. and 6:15a.m. in the morning.


It was reported to patrol deputies that on that date, a boy was seen talking with her, from outside of her window at around 1:30a.m. in the morning. The teen boy was described as a black male, wearing a burgundy sweat shirt and gray sweat pants. It is unknown if she ran away with the male teen mentioned. Juvenile Investigators are diligently working on all leads provided in this investigation.


Amber Rainy has been entered into the GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) & NCIC (National Crime Information Center) systems as a missing child / runaway. According to the family, it is not believed that she is in any danger. She may possibly be staying with friends in the east Macon area and they are asking for her to return home.


The runaway’s information was described as;


Amber Rainey
DOB: 12-28-1998 (15 years of age)
Unknown clothing description.
Amber is a black female that is approximately 5'05" in height and weighs around 160 pounds. (The picture of the runaway teen is attached to this release.)


Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Amber Rainy is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call juvenile investigator.

April 17, 2014

Public’s Assistance Requested

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify a suspect in connection to a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Walgreens, located at 1280 Gray Hwy, on March 18, 2014. ( The suspect’s pictures are attached above.)

The suspect is described as a possible black male. He weighed around 140 lbs to 160 lbs and was approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height. The suspect wore a gray hoodie style jacket, blue jeans, a bandanna covered the suspect’s face, and he also had on gloves. The suspect was also described as having a limp when stepping with his right leg, when he walked. (See attached media release.)

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County -Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to speak to the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 14, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injuries 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Sunday night just before 9:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Thomaston Road. It was reported that  a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 65 year old Ronnie Braddy of Thomaston was traveling west  on Thomaston Road when a 1998 Honda Accord driven by 22 year old Jonathan Rozier of Macon entered onto Thomaston Road from the Northwood’s Apartment  Complex crossing into the path of Braddy.

 

Braddy, Rozier and two passengers in Rozier’s vehicle were transported to a local hospital. The two passengers were 20 year old Travis Rozier and 22 year old Alden Lawson both from Macon. All four are listed in stable condition. 

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

April 12, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Friday night at around 8:30 p.m. on San Carlos Drive at Marion Avenue. It was reported that a 2003 Suzuki GSX 750 motorcycle driven by 28 year old Deonta Thomas of Macon was traveling north on San Carlos Drive. A 1993 Ford Econoline Van driven by 53 year old Bobbie Brewer of Macon entered onto San Carlos Drive from Marion Avenue when the accident occurred.

 

Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Brewer was not treated for any injuries.

 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call accident investigator.

 

 

April 10, 2014

 

 

Update: Accident With Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that occurred on Spring Street near Riverside Drive just before 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 28, 2014. The accident involved 44 year old Timothy Walker who walked out into traffic on Spring Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by 22 year old Shannon Pinnel of Macon.

 

According to the Bibb County Coroner’s Office Timothy Walker died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. He was pronounced dead by Pine Pointe Hospice and Pallative Care in Macon and the next of kin was notified according to the Coroner’s Office.

 

April 8, 2014

 

 

Accident With Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Riverside Drive at Spring Street. The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. It was reported that a Mercedes SUV driven by 43 year old Wendy Woodcock of Macon was traveling westbound on Riverside Drive.  A pedestrian, 15 year old Sherod Brooks of Macon ran across Riverside Drive in front of the Mercedes and was struck. He was not crossing at the pedestrian crosswalk. Witnesses stated Woodcock had a green light at the time of the accident.

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