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

13 WMAZ Channel 13 Macon
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Fox24 WGXA Channel 24 Macon
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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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May 29, 2015

Productive Week for Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 500 block of Corbin Terrace on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in reference to a residential burglary that had occurred just before 1:30PM. Deputies met with the victim, Scott Mitchell who stated he had returned home and saw a vehicle backed in his driveway, under the carport. He described the vehicle as a Ford Fusion or Ford Focus with part of the front bumper missing.  A white, middle aged, brown haired female and a white male child were in the vehicle while a white middle aged male wearing a blue t-shirt stood outside the vehicle. When the Mitchell confronted the subjects, the male stated they were looking for the “Johnson’s” residence. The male suspect got into the vehicle and drove off after Mitchell told him they were at the wrong house. Mitchell got the tag number of the vehicle. After the suspects had left, Mitchell found the door to his shop kicked open. Some items had also been taken from the shop.

 

Deputy Bryant checked the tag that Mitchell had given him and received information back on the vehicle, registered owner of the vehicle and an address. He also checked social media with the female’s name given as the registered owner of the vehicle. He found a photograph to which the victim recognized as being the white female suspect that was in the suspect vehicle. Deputy Bryant coordinated with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office as the suspect vehicle’s registered owner showed an address in Jones County. Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted Deputy Bryant after checking the address and told him that it was reported to them the female he was looking for, presently lived at an address in the 3000 block of Tiffin Court in Macon with her husband.  Deputy Bryant and other deputies went to the address to attempt to make contact with the vehicle and suspects. Deputies did not initially find the suspect vehicle. Deputy Bryant stayed in the area and waited to see if the vehicle would show up at the home on Tiffin Court. A short time later a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle, which was a 2008 Silver Ford Fusion approached an address on Tiffin Court. The vehicle had part of the front bumper missing as described earlier by the victim. Deputy Bryant made contact with the suspects who were identified as 44 year old Denise Crosby Spivey and 50 year old Jeffrey Scott Spivey. Mr. Spivey was still wearing the blue t-shirt. Both suspects were detained and taken into custody. Jeffrey Spivey also had a warrant for burglary on an unrelated incident. The child who is Mrs. Spivey’s son was turned over to the grandmother. Jeffrey Scott Spivey was charged with 2 counts of burglary-second degree and 2 counts of theft by deception. Denise Crosby Spivey is charged with 1 count of burglary-second degree. They were transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and have since posted bond.

 

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.

May 28, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault Incident in South Macon

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 2324 Chappell Street just before 10:30PM Wednesday night in reference to an aggravated assault incident. Deputies met with 53 year old Lorenzo Poole at the residence. Poole stated two subjects opened his screen door but did not enter. A tall male wearing a ski mask and khaki colored pants waved a shotgun in the room. The other male subject was standing behind the first male with a handgun. Poole stated both subjects backed out of the door and fled on foot. As the suspects fled a gunshot was heard.

 

Deputies also met with 33 year old Robert Williams, who had returned to the location of the incident. It was reported at around 10:00PM Williams dropped his girlfriend off at his friend’s house located at 2324 Chappell Street. He stated he waited outside in his vehicle, a 2007 Cadillac CTS, champagne in color. Williams stated as he was sitting in the vehicle, four to five black males, dressed in all black clothing with bandanas covering their faces approached his vehicle. Two of the male subjects were armed with a gun. Williams said one of the males tried to open the driver’s side door of his vehicle. Williams said he drove off from the location and heard a gunshot hit the rear of his vehicle. He later found two bullet holes in the rear of his vehicle. Williams had his two children, which are also his girlfriend’s children, in the vehicle with him at the time of 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 28, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault Incident In North Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the Kroger at 5928 Zebulon Road in reference to an aggravated assault incident that occurred just after 10:00PM Wednesday night. It was reported that a group of young black males were walking from the front parking area of the shopping center near Kroger when one male started a fight. The group was moving between the alley that runs between the Kroger and the Am-Star Movie Theater.  A vehicle described as a light blue Mazda 3 pulled up in the parking lot during the incident. It was reported that a gun was seen stuck out of the rear passenger window of the vehicle and 5 to 6 shots were fired up into the air.  The vehicle was driven by a black female and fled the scene. No one was struck during the incident.

 

Deputies were dispatched just before 12:00 midnight last night to the Quick-Med at 5925 Zebulon Road in reference to an assault. Deputies made contact with four males at the Quick-Med. One of the males, Donnie Glover, reported that he was at the Kroger on Zebulon Road with the other three males. He said he went behind the Kroger where the other three males, Brandon Bivins, Jarvis Jackson and Michael Zackery were fighting with another group of approximately eleven black males. He stated during the fight he was tripped, fell to the ground and was struck by several males. He had a swollen eye and scrapes on his knees. Jackson had an abrasion above his left eye and Zackery had an abrasion on his left eyelid and scrapes on both knees.

 

Jackson reported while walking from the Kroger approximately eleven black males approached him, Glover, Bivins and Zackery. One of the males in the other group lifted his shirt, displaying a gun. He said the group followed him and his friends into the alley between the movie theater and the Kroger, jumping on him and his friends. Zackery also reported the eleven males followed him and his friends into the alley and jumped on Jackson. Zackery said he began fighting to defend himself. He also said when Glover walked up several males jumped on him and started attacking Glover.

 

 

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 27 2015

Attempted Personal Armed Robbery 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to an attempted personal armed robbery that took place at Tony’s Wash House located at 1338 Gray Highway just before 10:30PM Tuesday night. It was reported that the victim, 60 year old Yusuff Churchill had just closed the business. After getting into his vehicle to leave, a black male with a beard, yanked open the driver’s side door and struck Yusuff in the head with what he believes to be a gun.  He said there were two other black males with the one that entered his vehicle. Yusuff reported he yelled “oh no” and the suspects fled the location on foot. No money was taken during the incident.

All three suspects are described as 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet in height, slender build and between 20 to 30 years of age. Yusuff was treated at the scene for a cut over his left eye. He did not require further treatment.

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

May 27, 2015

 

Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Respond to Person Shot in West Macon

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot just before 7:30PM Tuesday evening at 111 Village Road, Village Mobile Home Park. It was reported that deputies came in contact with a Lynette Jackson and her husband, John Jackson, at the mobile home. Hubert Brady, who lives at the mobile home, was found lying on the floor. Mrs. Jackson told deputies that her and husband, went to the mobile home to check on Brady and found him lying on the floor. As the Jacksons were rendering aid to Brady, a subject by the name of John Ferguson entered the home. Mrs. Jackson told deputies that Ferguson, whom she or her husband did not know was acting “crazy” and came towards her in an aggressive manner. Mr. Jackson told Ferguson to get out. Ferguson continued coming towards Mrs. Jackson. Mr. Jackson grabbed a gun that belonged to Mrs. Jackson and shot Ferguson.  After being shot, Ferguson ran out of the back door of the home.

Ferguson was involved in an altercation with his sister, Deborah Ferguson, prior to the shooting incident. The incident involving Ferguson and his sister occurred at Mrs. Ferguson’s mobile home at 287 Westwood Circle. She stated her brother, John Ferguson came into her home and he was very intoxicated. She asked him to leave he became angry, grabbed her and then started choking her. She fought back and was able to get her brother off of her. Mr. Ferguson also busted two windows out of Mrs. Ferguson’s home with his hands before fleeing the home.

 

Mrs. Ferguson reported also that Brady is the ex-father in law of Mr. Ferguson.

John Ferguson was located a short time after the shooting incident at the Hawaiian Village Mobile Home Park. He was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance for his injuries. He listed in stable condition.

Once he is released from the hospital, Ferguson is being transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Battery-Family Violence, Cruelty to Children-Family Violence Second Degree and Criminal Trespass-Family Violence. No charges are being made against Mr. Jackson 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.

 

May 26, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Respond to Person Shot in West Macon

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot just before 7:30PM this evening at a residence in the 100 block of Village Road. It was reported that the male subject ran from the home after being shot. He was located a short time after and was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the left leg and left hand.  The injuries are not life threatening and he is listed in stable condition.

Investigators are currently interviewing possible witnesses and are gathering information in reference to the incident. More information will be released on the incident as soon 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.

May 26, 2015

Suspect Arrested In Aggravated Assault That Occurred At Macon Garden Apartments 

The U.S. Marshal’s Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year old Johntellis Montez Mathis this morning at around 9:00AM at a relative’s home in Bibb County. Mathis Surrendered himself without incident. Mathis was wanted for the aggravated assault that occurred at Macon Garden Apartments located at 3601 Mercer University Drive back in December of 2014. Mathis is associated with the Blacc Team which is a local street gang and is believed to be participating in criminal street gang activity.

Mathis is charged with aggravated assault, the street gang terrorism act, false imprisonment and theft by taking. Bond has been denied on Mathis. He remains in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. 

May 26, 2015

Macon Woman Arrested for Aggravated Assault

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrest a Macon woman after it was reported that she shot her boyfriend in the right shoulder.  Investigators arrested 42 -year -old Lisa Michelle Mack for the charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by convicted felon Monday morning.

Mack and her boyfriend, Jerald Corbin, were having a domestic dispute over another woman. During the argument, it was reported that Mack shot Corbin in the shoulder. 

Corbin is at a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition.

Mack was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. Mack is being held with a bond of $22,400.

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 or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 25, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Respond to Person Shot

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot at around 4:45PM today at 4151 Pinson Street. Deputies found 38 year old Derrick K. Booze in the backyard of the residence with a gunshot wound to the head. The wound was self-inflicted and Booze was pronounced dead at the scene. It was reported Booze was at a gathering at the residence when he went out to the backyard and shot himself.

Booze was a person of interest, wanted for questioning in the homicide of 30 year old LaSmockie Fountain that occurred on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3565 Case Street. Booze also had warrants for his arrest for a previous incident that occurred with Fountain.

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 23, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Locating Person of Interest in Homicide 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 38 year old Derrick K. Booze. Investigators are wanting to talk with Booze in reference to the homicide that occurred at 3565 Case Street this morning. He also has active warrants for Aggravated Assault/Family Violence, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Home Invasion and Pointing a Pistol at Another.

A photograph of Derrick Khunta Booze is attached.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derrick Khunta Booze 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.

May 23, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person down at 3565 Case Street at about 6:30AM this morning. When deputies arrived at the residence they found 30 year old LaSmockie Fountain lying in the backyard of the residence, unresponsive. It appeared that Fountain had a gunshot wound to her head. It was reported that Fountain had just arrived in Macon last night and was staying with a relative at the home on Case Street. 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 at the scene. Additional information on the incident will be released when it becomes available. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 23, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injury in South Macon

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a traffic accident with injury just after 9:30PM Friday night in the 4400 block of  Elkan Avnue. It was reported that 51 year old Delvan Hutchings of Gray Georgia was traveling north on Elkan Avenue in a 1983 Ford Mustang. The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree in front of 4405 Elkan Avenue.

 

Hutchings was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance to be treated for his injuries. He is listed in critical but stable condition. 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.

 

May 22, 2015

 

 

Arrest Made in Personal Robbery by Force

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies made an arrest on a personal robbery by force that occurred this morning just before 8:30AM.  Deputies responded to the 100 block of Ward Street in reference to a personal robbery. They met with the victim, Alturo Batista of Macon. It was reported that the suspect, identified as Sean Parker Stephens of Macon, struck Batista in the face, breaking his nose. Stephens took Batista’s cellphone and fled on foot.

One of the deputies called the victims cellphone after getting the number from the victim. The deputy identified himself to the man that answered the cellphone. He asked the suspect, Stephens, if he was the same person that had just taken the victims cellphone. Stephens answered, “Yes”. The deputy asked Stephens would he be willing to apologize to the victim and return the cellphone in exchange for a teddy-bear from Saint Peter Claver Church. Stephens answered, “Yes”. The deputy told Stephens he would send two other deputies to meet him and the code word to use would be “teddy- bear”. Stephens gave the deputy his location and clothing description. 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies went to the location where Stephens said he was waiting. As deputies arrived at the location on Vineville Avenue near Vineville Christian Towers, they could hear Stephens yelling, “teddy-bear, teddy-bear”! One of the deputies stated to Stephens as he approached him, “I got your teddy-bear, you’re under arrest for robbery”. Stephens is charged with robbery by force and aggravated battery. His bond is $6,750.00. The victim, Batista was transported to the Navicent Center for his injury and is listed in stable condition.

 

May 21, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted in south Macon Aggravated Assault

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating one of the suspects involved in  the aggravated assault that took place May 18, 2015, at around 10:30a.m., on Goodwin Drive. It was reported that 18 year old Zatarian Fowler of Macon was visiting a relative, 44 year old Steven Jones, at the residence. Fowler reported that he heard a knock at the door. He went to the door, opened it and saw two black males at the door. One of the males had a gun and started firing rounds into the home.

Jones was struck once in the right hand. Fowler was struck once in the right shoulder.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating , 34-year-old Verconus Geona Redding a.k.a. “Head.” Investigators have warrants for Redding for the charges of 2(cts.) Aggravated Assault and Home Invasion. Investigators are also attempting to identify a second suspect involved in this incident. The second suspect was described as having a slim build. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt. He is described to be 18 to 20 years of age.

A photograph of Redding and the original media release are attached to this release.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or with the location of Verconus Geona Redding 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 20, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted in Aggravated Assault

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate 27 year old, Johntellis Montez Mathis of Macon.  Mathis is wanted for aggravated assault in an incident that occurred in Macon Garden Apartments located at 3601 Mercer University Drive back in December 2014.  It was reported that Mathis made threats to the victim while brandishing a firearm. Mathis is associated with the Blacc Team which is a local criminal street gang and was believed to be participating in criminal street gang activity during this incident.

Mathis is a black male, 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighs approximately 225 pounds. A recent photograph of Mathis is attached to this release. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johntellis Montez Mathis is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Gang Unit Investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 20, 2015

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Battery and Violation of Oath of Office

 

An investigation led to the arrest of 23 year old Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Conner. It was reported that on March 19, 2015, Deputy Conner arrested a 25 year old female after a brief foot chase on Mercer University Drive at the I-75 overpass. Conner placed the female in his patrol vehicle. The female became disruptive. Conner went to the rear of the vehicle where the female was sitting. He struck the female in the face as she was hand cuffed in the rear of his patrol vehicle while securing her in the seatbelt.

 

An internal investigation as well as a criminal investigation was conducted on Deputy Conner and the incident.  Conner was placed on desk duty while the investigation was being conducted on this incident as well as a separate incident that occurred on March 20, 2015 where he responded to a call of an attempted suicide. It was reported that Conner displayed a loss of temper, being verbally abusive and threatening to arrest the patient. In this incident he was found to be in violation of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office policy of the Rules of Conduct for “Unbecoming Conduct”.

 

 

Today, May 20, 2015, Deputy Seth Conner was terminated from employment with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. He was also arrested and charged with Battery and Violation of Oath of Office. He was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. His bond is set at $3,280.00.

May 19, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section C.H.A.M.P.S. Graduation held at Macon’s Regional Youth Development Center  

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Regional Youth Development Center and the Department of Juvenile Justice held its second C.H.A.M.P.S. graduation inside the RYDC (Regional Youth Development Center) in Macon on Monday May 18, 2015 at 3:00pm. Three young men and four young ladies, who are presently housed at the center, voluntarily participated in the C.H.A.M.P.S. program, completing the program. The graduates stood up and read a poem or a letter as to why they participated in the program and what they learned from it before DDJ and RYDC staff, and law enforcement gathered to watch.

 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 program is designed to be a twelve week program and classes last approximately one hour, one day a week.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wants to teach our juveniles that there are other alternatives and safe ways when it comes to good decision making.

 

May 18, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Holding Dog Walker Watch Meeting

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office adopted a new program last year 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 Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00PM 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 (478)803-2711, (478)751-2797 or jgordon@maconbibb.us

 

May 18, 2015

Aggravated Assault in South Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place just after 10:30AM this morning. Deputies responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Goodwin Drive at around 10:45AM. It was reported that 18 year old Vaparian Fowler of Macon was visiting a relative, 44 year old Steven Jones, at the residence. Fowler reported that he heard a knock at the door. He went to the door, opened it and saw two black males at the door. One of the males had a gun and started firing rounds into the home.

Jones was struck once in the right hand. Fowler was struck once in the right shoulder. The suspect that had the gun was described as 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. He was wearing burgundy pajama type pants with what looked to have squares on them. He was not wearing a shirt.  The second suspect was described as being a slim build. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt. Both suspects were described to be 18 to 20 years of age. The suspects were seen leaving the residence on foot. Both victims were transported to the Navicent Center to be treated. The injuries are non life threatening.  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 Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 17, 2015

Possible Traffic Delays For Monday

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the citizens who are traveling in north and west Bibb County between the hours of 12:30PM and 2:30PM on Monday, May 18, 2015, to be aware of possible delays in traffic due to the funeral service and processional for Retired Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena.

Traffic delays may affect the following roadways:

From Bass Road at Mabel White Baptist Church south to Foster Road.

Foster Road to Tucker Road.

Tucker Road to Thomaston Road.

Thomaston Road east to Mercer University Drive at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

May 15, 2015

 

 

Arrest Made In Fiduciary Theft Investigation

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged a Crimestoppers administrative assistant with four counts of fiduciary theft this afternoon. Helen Jones, 40, of Macon was determined to have misappropriated funds that were allocated for tipsters and arrange for an accomplice to pick up the reward money.

 

Jones has identified an accomplice, whom investigators will charge once sufficient evidence is gathered to substantiate the accomplice’s involvement.

 

Bibb and Houston investigators were contacted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers Chairman Warren Selby, Jr. after a standard compliance review revealed inconsistencies with invoices and paperwork filed by Helen Jones. The investigation revealed that several fraudulent invoices totaling less than $1,800.00 were processed by Helen Jones.

 

Crimestoppers is a program that offers reward money for those who call in with tips about crimes in the Middle Georgia region. Tipsters can remain anonymous and there is a procedure to follow to pick up reward money for tips that lead to arrests. Helen Jones was responsible for handling the paperwork associated with the reward money and she was able to influence the system through false invoices to allocate reward funds so that her associate was able to receive the funds.

 

Crimestoppers chairman Warren Selby, Jr. said, “As we celebrate 15 years of assisting law enforcement in the apprehension of thousands of criminals in Central Georgia, I am pleased that our program has checks and balances in place that quickly discovered these fraudulent activities by a newly hired assistant. Our program continues to do great things for our community and our Board of Directors takes seriously the responsibilities placed upon us by the community and especially our donors.”

 

This case is still under investigation and 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 Crimes Against Property Investigator.

 

May 15, 2015

Aggravated Assault in South Macon

 

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened at 10:00pm in the 100 block of Spencer Hill Court.  Deputies responded to a domestic dispute between a 46 year old Jason Reese and his wife, 48 year old Angie Reese. During the altercation Jason Reese sustained a single gunshot wound from a semi-auto pistol. Jason was taken to the Navicent Health Center of Central Georgia and is being treated for his injuries at this time. John Reese is listed in stable condition. 

            Angie Reese was taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Office for questioning. Angie was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence in relation to this incident.

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are still questioning witnesses and investigating 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.

May 14, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Financial Crimes Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect seen in the attached photo. The suspect is wanted for Forgery and Deposit Account Fraud. The suspect was seen at the Robins Federal Credit Union located at 4245 Log Cabin Dr Macon, Ga on March 09, 2015. The suspect deposited a fraudulent check into a friend’s account at the bank’s ATM machine in the amount of $7,950.67.  Investigators are still interviewing the owner of the account that the money was deposited.

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 and ask to leave a message for the “on call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 14, 2015

Funeral Services for Retired Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena 

The family of Retired Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena will receive visitors from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Mabel White Baptist Church. The church is located at 1415 Bass Road in Macon.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Mabel White Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery located at 3969 Mercer University Drive.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

May 14, 2015

“Consider the Consequences” Program

                                                                                                                  

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will host its first “Consider the Consequences” program at around 9:00a.m. Friday morning.

The “Consider the Consequences” program is an early intervention program that is designed to allow youth to see that certain choices they make can bring on the consequences that may get them in trouble, land them in jail, or even worse, death.

The program consists of an 8 hour Jail tour, under close supervision, that allows them to see what being in jail is all about. This will show how the consequences of being involved in Gangs, Drugs, Guns and Defiance can land them in jail.

This is not a scared straight program, but it can be frightening. This program will help encourage positive behavior and provide tools to achieve goals for the youth as well as resources for the parents.

Participants must be 9-16 years of age. The program will be held once a month, on a Friday. For additional information, please feel free to contact the Sheriff’s Outreach Section at (478) 447 -2326.

 

May 14, 2015

 

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 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Public Safety Memorial Park located at Second Street and Mulberry Street in downtown Macon.

May 14, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Loss of Retired Sheriff of Bibb County

 

On Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015, Macon and Bibb County lost one of its most devoted public servants, Retired Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena. While we wait and pray for his family as they mourn their loss, please keep the family in your prayers. Final arrangements for the Retired Sheriff Modena will be sent out as soon they become available. 

Bibb Sheriff David Davis said, "The members of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office are grieving the loss of Sheriff Jerry Modena. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Sheriff Modena's commitment to the sheriff's office and to our community were unparalleled. His contributions will forever be remembered."

May 12.  2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Hosting C.H.A.M.P.S. Graduations

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section will be holding two C.H.A.M.P.S. graduations on Thursday May 14, 2014 at 9:30a.m. and 11:30a.m. at the Promise Center at Historic Ballard Hudson. The address of the facility is 1853 Anthony Road in Macon. For information contact Lieutenant Sinclair at 478-447-2326. Attached is a schedule of the graduation program.

May 12, 2015

Traffic Incident on Interstate 75

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently working an oil spill that started at Interstate 75 north at Eisenhower Parkway and extends northbound past Interstate 75 north at the Interstate 16 split earlier this morning. The spill has caused some minor traffic accidents. 

Motorists are asked to avoid this area if possible. If they must travel this area of Interstate 75 north, please be cautious and slow down. It was reported that a truck carrying a container of canola oil caused the spill. The truck and driver have been located and stopped on Interstate 75 north at mile marker 193. More information will be released once 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 for a traffic investigator.

 

May 11, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspects in a Commercial Robbery by Snatching Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the two suspects in a commercial robbery by snatching incident that occurred at Buffalo Wild Wings at 169 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 just after 6:00PM.

One suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height. He was wearing khaki pants and a white t-shirt and had long dreads. The second suspect was a black male. He was described as being approximately 6 feet 2 inches in height.  He was wearing a dark colored shirt, blue jean shorts and white tennis shoes. Photographs are attached of the suspects.

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects in the photographs or any information about the incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 9, 2015

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place just before 7:30P.M on Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Shoe Show at 2525 Pio Nono Ave.  

Two suspects approached the 42yr old male victim and demanded money, while one of the suspects brandished a handgun. The suspect’s grabbed the male victim but he was able to flee, headed towards the store. The suspects followed victim and confronted his wife as she was exiting the store and took her purse. The suspect with the handgun was pointing it at the male victim and fired a shot at him. The male victim had already retrieved his pistol from his car and fired shots back at the suspect.   The suspects dropped the purse and ran into the wood line near the old Wal-Mart store. The victims were not injured. Deputies canvassed the area but did not locate either of the suspects.

The suspects were described as being black males around 5 foot 10 inches tall and slender in build with ski masks covering their faces and wearing gloves and jump suits. 

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.

May 9, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injuries

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred on Pebble Street, at its intersection with Second Street. At 4:00AM this morning a 2004 Honda Accord,  Pink in color,  driven by 29yr old Carlton Alexander of Macon was seen driving North in the 2300 block of Houston Avenue without his lights on by Bibb County Patrol Deputies. The Patrol Deputies attempted to get behind the vehicle to make a traffic stop but lost sight of it due to it not having the lights. Another Patrol Deputy spotted the vehicle on Houston Avenue near Pebble Street and attempted to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign on Pebble Street at Second Street and struck a black 1995 Honda Civic. The Honda Civic was driven by 43yr old John Tripp of Fort Valley.

 

Carlton Alexander was transported to the Bibb County Jail and charged with driving while license suspended revoked, disregard of traffic control device, driving without headlights at night, serious Injury by motor vehicle and driving under the influence, flee and eluding police, obstruction and open container.

  Mr. Tripp was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health for the injuries that he received due to the accident. He is listed in stable condition at this time.

 

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

May 8, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injury on Interstate 16 West 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that occurred

just after 11:00AM today on Interstate 16 west between Ocmulgee East Boulevard and Coliseum Drive. It was reported that a 2000 International Tractor Trailer, driven by 46 year old Terry McCollum of Statesboro Georgia was traveling westbound on I-16 in the right lane. He stated he saw traffic slowing down and changed lanes to the left lane. As he entered the left lane he saw the traffic in the left lane was stopped. McCollum applied the brakes and turned into the guardrail on the left side of the westbound lanes. The impact with the guardrail threw his vehicle back into the westbound lanes.

 

McCollum struck a 2010 Nissan Sentra driven by 54 year old Arthur Parker of Thomaston Georgia. Parker was stopped in the left westbound lane. McCollum’s vehicle continued west striking a 2011 Lincoln MKS driven by 70 year old Maerina Wiggins of Gordon Georgia. Wiggins was in the right westbound lane stopped. Parker’s vehicle was also knocked into Wiggin’s vehicle. McCollum’s vehicle also struck a 2005 Toyota Tundra driven by 33 year old Michael Freeman of Macon (stopped in the right westbound lane), a 2006 Nissan Maxima driven by 58 year old Gerald Jones of Macon (stopped in the right westbound lane), a 2003 International Truck driven by 58 year old Franklin Lindsey of College Park Georgia (stopped in the right westbound lane) and a 2013 Nissan Sentra driven by 24 year old Maria Lopez of Warner Robins Georgia (stopped in the right westbound lane). Freeman’s vehicle was knocked into Lopez’s vehicle.  Jones stated that McCollum’s vehicle traveled in between the right and left westbound lanes striking all the vehicles involved in this accident.

 

Parker, Wiggins and Lindsey all had complaints of injuries. Parker and Wiggins were transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance. Lindsey was taken by private party to a local hospital to be checked. The accident report reflected that McCollum contributed to the accident occurring.

 

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.

 

May 8, 2015

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Central Georgia Coffee With A Cop” Event

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office along with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Jones County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth Police Department will be participating in the Central Georgia Coffee with a Cop event on Monday, May 11, 2015. The event is scheduled to be held at the Starbucks located at 4640 Forsyth Road, 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Citizens are invited to come out, have a cup of coffee and share in some conversation with local law enforcement officers in your community.

Coffee with a cop is a nationwide event. It provides an atmosphere that is relaxing and neutral, where there are no agendas, speeches or preplanned subject matters. This will be a time that the citizen can sit down with a deputy/officer one on one and talk about whatever concerns is important to them. It is also a time that the citizen and deputy/officer can get to know each other and build a trusting relationship to work on mutual goals to make their community better.

 

April 8, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Shooting incident that occurred just after 9:00PM Thursday night in the 2600 block of Bonnie Avenue. The victim, 17 year old William Denmark of Macon was shot once in the right knee. The bullet went through his knee and also struck his left leg. Denmark was transported to the Navicent Center by ambulance. He is listed in stable condition and his injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.

This incident is currently under investigation. No further 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 the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 7, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault Incident In South Macon

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 3044 Bloomfield Drive, Sandy Springs Apartments, just after 2:00AM this morning in reference to shots fired. Deputies met with and spoke to one of the residents at the apartment complex. She reported hearing 5 to 10 shots between 2:00AM and 2:30AM. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and the Crime Lab also responded to the incident location. During the initial investigation it was discovered that 2 vehicles and 3 apartments received damage from gunfire. No one was in any of the vehicles at the time of the incident and no one was injured in any of the apartments hit.

 

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, 2015

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Among Four Arrested after Investigation

 

An investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division leads to four arrests, to include a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy. Arrested are Lemroyal James, Clifford Delaney Greene, Dimitrious Antoine Brown and Deputy Albert Murray. All four are charged with False Statements and Writings. Murray is also charged with Violation of Oath by Public Officer.

 

It was reported on April 8, 2015 James did file a fraudulent “Notice of Contest to Lien” and “Affidavit of Possession” on the property of 5407 Stratford Hills Drive in Macon. He also had a local locksmith company change the locks on the house which does not belong to him. On April 16, 2015 Greene did file a fraudulent “Notice of Contest to Lien” and “Affidavit of Possession” on the property of 1625 Ginny Drive in Macon.  He also had a local locksmith company change the locks on the house which does not belong to him. On May 1, 2015 Brown did file a fraudulent “Notice of Contest to Lien” and “Affidavit of Possession” on the property of 3020 Castlewoods Drive in Macon.  He also had a local locksmith company change the locks on the house which does not belong to him. On April 20, 2015 Murray did file a fraudulent “Notice of Contest to Lien” and “Affidavit of Possession” on the property of 3553 Academy Lane in Lizella Georgia.  He also had a local locksmith company change the locks on the house which does not belong to him.

 

James, Greene, Brown and Murray were booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex this afternoon. Sheriff Davis terminated Deputy Murray immediately after the warrants were served and Murray was brought to the LEC.

Murray was a former Macon Police Officer who served as a Property Investigations detective and he served as such post-consolidation. The investigation revealed that on April 20th Murray filed a “Notice of Contest of Lien” with the Superior Court Clerk’s office against a piece of property that he had no authority to do so. He then took possession of the property and had the locks changed and posted a “Notice of Contest of Lien” inside the front window of the property. When confronted by a realtor who was trying to show the property to a potential buyer, Murray attempted to sell the home to the potential buyer for a price significantly less than the value of the house. Witnesses were able to get the vehicle number of the government vehicle Murray was driving and report this to patrol deputies. This encounter was reported to the sheriff’s office on April 28th. Deputies alerted investigators who immediately began looking into this case.

Murray was placed in an administrative, non-law enforcement, position while investigators looked into the case.

Bibb investigator Sgt. Jason Batchelor was able to not only make this case against Murray and his accomplices but was also able to gather enough evidence about other potential real estate scams in which Murray and the others were involved. Additional counts may be pending.

 

ANYONE WHO HAS HAD CONTACT WITH MURRAY, GREENE, BROWN, or JAMES on a real estate deal in Middle Georgia should contact Sgt. Jason Batchelor at 478-803-2555.

 

Sgt. Batchelor also discovered similarities in these cases to cases from 2010 in Dekalb County that were affiliated with the Sovereign Citizens Movement.  The Sovereign Citizens Movement is a group of litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial-scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels.


Because the Sovereign Citizen Movement is considered a subversive organization and because this case appears to cross into many jurisdictions, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has notified the GBI, FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force and will be turning investigative material over to them for further investigations.

Investigators have also determined that Murray was affiliated with the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors when he was a Macon Police Officer.

Bibb Sheriff David Davis said, “This is an outright betrayal of the public’s trust and I will not tolerate any criminal behavior from my deputies. It was very unsettling to find out that we had an employee who has connections to a group which does not support the basic legal principals which we are sworn to uphold. I am proud the investigators worked quickly and we were able to take action and put this man and his accomplices behind bars.”

May 5, 2015

Commercial Robbery By Snatching In North Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial robbery by snatching that took place at 169 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard, Buffalo Wild Wings, just before 6:30PM this evening. It was reported that two black males entered the store and placed a takeout order. When the order was ready an employee rang the order up. One of the male suspects gave the employee money to pay for the order. When the employee started to hand the suspect his change, he grabbed the money he had given the employee plus the change the employee was going to give him. Both suspects fled the restaurant in a dark colored vehicle.

No further information is available on the suspects or the vehicle at this time. The 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 call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 5, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies Makes Arrest Within Minutes of Residential Burglary

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential burglar alarm call on Monday afternoon just before 1:30PM at a residence in the 4200 block of Fairfax Drive. When deputies arrived at the residence they found evidence that the home had been burglarized. When responding to the residence Deputy R. Giltz saw a person exiting a wooded area from behind a church that is located about two blocks from the home. Deputy Giltz went back to that location he first saw the unknown individual and made contact with him in the area.

 

While talking with the male subject, who was identified as 34 year old Travis Grier, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. Grier was taken into custody and transported back to the residence as deputies continued investigating the burglary. Through video surveillance at an adjacent business, Grier could be seen walking up Fairfax Drive. Deputies also noticed that Grier was wearing a pair of shoes that had the same tread pattern as shoe prints found in the backyard and outside the entry point of the home. A television belonging to the victim was also recovered in the woods across from the home that was burglarized.

 

After further investigation Grier was charged with 1st degree burglary and a violation of probation, both of which are felonies. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set for Grier.

 

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.

May 4, 2015

“Smash and Grab” Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several “Smash and grab “incidents that took place in the Houston Road and Hartley Bridge Road areas, early Monday morning. The suspects used large rocks to bust out the front glass doors of Cynthia’s Hair and Nails and its neighboring business, Tropical Flava, both located on Houston Road. The suspects busted out the doors and entered the businesses, but did not take any merchandise.

Approximately a mile south, in a shopping center located at the corner of Houston Road and Hartley Bridge Road, the suspects attempted to bust out the front door of Moon’s Wings, but were unsuccessful. The suspects did bust the front glass door and entered Finesse Nails. The suspects did not take any merchandise from this business.

2 miles west on Hartley Bridge Road the suspects broke out the glass door of the Papa John’s Pizza and its neighboring business, Farmers Insurance. The suspects did not take anything from the Papa John’s Pizza, but they did take a lap top computer and between $20.00 -$50.00 cash from Farmers Insurance.

 In each of these incidents the suspects used a large rock to break out the front door glass so that they could enter the business. The burglar alarm companies did not call in any alerts from any of the businesses as they were being entered Monday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain photographs of the two masked suspects from surveillance cameras of nearby businesses, during its investigation.

*See the attached photos*

Suspect #1 is wearing a black mask and all black clothing and black and white tennis shoes.

Suspect #2 is wearing a black mask and all black clothing and black shoes.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for business owners to check their burglar alarms and surveillance cameras to ensure that they are working properly. If the public sees suspicious activity, you are encouraged to notify your local authorities immediately. 

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 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

May 4, 2015

Additional Charges on Traffic Accident with Injuries and Child Abandonment in East Bibb

 

Additional charges have been made on 25 year old Dontavius King during the ongoing investigation. Warrants were served on King this morning at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for 2 counts of Hit and Run, 1 count of Reckless Driving, 1 count of Driving While License Suspended, 1 count of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 1 count of Driving with no Insurance, 1 count of Open Container and 2 counts of the Child Safety Seat Law. He has a bond now of $34,851.00.

During the investigation it was reported that prior to King striking the church, he struck a vehicle on Eastview Avenue that was parked. The female driver was sitting in the vehicle when King struck it. The driver of the vehicle that was struck, Sheena Hogan, reported to deputies that she attempted to follow the vehicle but the vehicle was traveling too fast. She stated as she got to Norris Street and Cowan Street she that the vehicle had wrecked.  

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Accident Investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 2, 2015

Traffic Accident with Injuries and Child Abandonment in East Bibb

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident at the corner of Norris St and Woolfolk St. that happened just before midnight on Saturday night. It was reported that a 1999 Ford Expedition struck the side of the Memorial Baptist Church. The driver of the Expedition fled the scene, leaving behind a 1 year old female, 3 year old male, and a 5 year old male in the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were able to determine that a 23 year old Dontavius King 5’09” around 155lbs, of Macon was driving the 1999 Ford Expedition when the accident happened. The three children were transported to the Medical Center of Navicent Health Hospital for treatment. The 1 year old and 5 year old are listed in stable condition and the 3 year old is listed in critical but stable condition.

The traffic accident is under investigation. No other injuries were reported.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Dontavius Marquez King is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Accident Investigator or you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

May 2, 2015

Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Person

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Charity Toles, 55 years old of Macon, was last seen leaving her home on foot in the 600 block of Shurling Drive on Friday, April 24, 2015. Her sister, Henrietta Toles reported her missing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She stated that Toles has done this before.  A bolo was given out for Toles on Tuesday by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. 

Charity Toles is a black female. She is 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighs approximately 200 pounds. She has a black and gray afro hairstyle and was last seen wearing zebra print pants. Her sister stated that Toles is bipolar and schizophrenic.  A photo of Charity Toles is attached.

Anyone with information on Charity Toles 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 1, 2015

Suspicious Package at Porter Elementary School

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious package just before noon today at Porter Elementary School located at 5802 School Road at the request of the Bibb County Board of Education Police. The Bibb Sheriff’s EOD Unit and one of the Bomb K9 Units also responded to the scene. It was reported that a suitcase had been left out in the front parking lot of the school. Deputies with the EOD examined the suitcase and discovered that there was only children’s clothing inside of it. The scene was cleared at about 1:00PM.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you if you find a package that appears suspicious do not handle it. Contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 or your local law enforcement agency immediately.

May 1, 2015

Update:    Death Investigation of a 17 Month Old Child

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Navicent Center just after 3:30pm Thursday in reference to a 17 month old boy shot at 6381 Thomaston Road, Lot 2.  It was reported that 36 year old Ronnie Howard, the boyfriend of Brooke Carroll,  who is the mother of 17 month old Victor Carroll, was cleaning a gun when the gun discharged. Victor Carroll was struck in the face. Howard and Brooke Carroll drove Victor to the Navicent Center where he was later pronounced dead. Both Howard and Brooke Carroll were interviewed by Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and both stated Howard’s gun accidently discharged. Howard was charged with reckless conduct and cruelty to children 2nd degree. He was transported to the Bibb County Law enforcement Complex where he was booked on the charges.

*The earlier release stated the child was 2 years old as was reported which was later found to be incorrect. The original release is attached.

 

April 30, 2015

Death Investigation of a 2-year-old

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a 2- year-old boy that occurred at a residence in west Bibb County. It reported that a 2-year-old boy was shot at his residence.

The parents drove the child from their residence in west Bibb County to the Navicent Center. The 2-year-old boy later died from the gunshot wound.

Investigators are at the hospital and at the location of where the incident took place.

Additional information about the incident will be released as it becomes available.

April 30, 2015

Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section Holding C.H.A.M.P.S.  Camp Registration

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section is currently holding registration for C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) Camp. The location for registration is the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section’s Office located at 2525 Pionono Avenue, in the old Westgate Plaza. 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. Registration will end on May 27, 2015. Camp dates and locations are June 1st thru June 5th at Ballard Middle School, June 8th thru June 12th at Appling Middle School, June 15th thru June 19th at Howard Middle School and June 22 thru June 26th at Rutland Middle School. Camp capacity for each site is 75 children. Acceptance to camp is on a first come first serve basis. No registration will be done at camp sites.

For more information contact Lt. Ellis Sinclair at 478-803-2701 or Sheila Taylor at 478-803-2702.

April 28, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault in West Macon

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 4700 block of High Oak Court in reference to a call of a person cut just before 9:00PM Monday night. It was reported that the victim, 30 year old Dashon Davis of Macon was at his girlfriend’s house located in the 4900 block of Pinefield Drive. Davis got into an argument with his girlfriend, 27 year old Tonisha McElroy, of Macon, about Facebook. A physical altercation followed and Davis began choking McElroy. McElroy grabbed a knife and stabbed Davis in the shoulder once.  Davis left the residence and drove to a relative’s home in the 4700 block of High Oak Court. He was transported to the Navicent Health by ambulance. Davis was treated for the injury and has been released from the hospital.

McElroy was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division to be interviewed. She was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault. McElroy 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 person’s investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 28, 2015

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Person Shot Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call at the Navicent Health Hospital just before 9:30PM Monday night of a person brought in that had been shot. Deputies met with the 20 year old female victim. It was reported that she was standing outside the L.H. Williams School’s gym located at 325 Pursley Street when she heard a popping noise. She looked down and noticed she was bleeding on her hands. A friend drove the victim to the Navicent Health. The victim was grazed on both arms. She was treated for the injuries. 

 

During the investigation it was reported that an unidentified male dropped a gun on the ground and the gun discharged. This incident is currently under investigation. The investigators are conducting interviews and following up on the information received. 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.

 

April 27, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault on Majestic Court

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place at 3434 Majestic Court, just after 8:00p.m., Monday night. It was reported that 22 - year- old Corey Pound Jr. was attending a birthday party at this location when a dark in color vehicle drove by firing several shots. Pound  was shot twice in the leg. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is listed in stable condition.

 

 

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 the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 27, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault in West Macon

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot on Log Cabin Drive at Mercer University Drive at around 1:00AM this morning. Deputies arrived on scene and were checking the area when they were notified that the victim had drove himself in to the Coliseum Northside Hospital.

 

It was reported by the victim, 39 year old Richard Pryor, of Macon that he had just left Sparks Wing Café located at 3761 Mercer University Drive. He stated he was sitting in his vehicle which was parked next to the pawn shop near Sparks when he heard gunshots. He stated and saw something come through his windshield. He was struck in the face. Pryor was transported from the Coliseum to the Navicent Center where he underwent surgery. It was reported that he was struck by a bullet fragment. 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 person’s investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 26, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Aggravated Assault Incident

Bibb County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call at 7:55am of a female who was dropped off at the Medical Center Navicent Health, Emergency room with physical injuries. Deputies made contact with 41 year old Lori Venditto. Venditto was able to tell deputies that she and her boyfriend 42 year old Heath Jones got into an altercation resulting in her needing medical attention. During treatment it was confirmed that Venditto had a fractured skull. Deputies later made contact with Jones when he returned to the hospital to check on Venditto. Jones was transported to the Detective Bureau where he was interviewed and charged with Aggravated Assault family violence. Venditto is listed in stable condition. 

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.  

 

April 26, 2015

 

Public Assistance in Identifying Body Found in Ocmulgee River

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are requesting the Public’s Assistance in identifying a male victim that was found deceased in the Ocmulgee River. The male was found by person’s kayaking down the river. The body was recovered by Water Rescue  approximately 3.5miles from the boat ramp located at Ocmulgee East Blvd. The male race is undetermined at this time. The male has identifying tattoos as followed, on the left arm is the name Kellie, on the left side of chest is stars with the name Booboo under them, on the right side of the chest is a Crown with a lion and the name Jesus.  

An autopsy will be performed.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Rutherford at (478) 447-2323, or 478-751-7500 and ask for the  On-Call Crimes Against Persons Investigator.

 

April 25, 2015

 

Aggravated Assault on Ibex  Street

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place at 2405 Ibex Street, at around 11:30p.m. Friday night. It was reported that 26 - year- old Davis Gay  was shot in  the chest  by unknown suspects.

Gay was transported to the hospital and dropped off by a unknown male, according to the hospital staff. Gay is listed to be in stable condition.

 

 

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 the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 24, 2015

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested after Domestic Altercation

 

An investigation led to the arrest of 26 year old Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Vashon Jones. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Jones’s residence just before 2:00AM this morning in reference to a domestic dispute. It was reported that Jones’s wife was grabbed by Jones and held down on the bed. Jones’s wife screamed for other people in the house to help her. When one of the cousins and a friend of Jones entered the room they found Jones on top of his wife and proceeded to pull him off of her which allowed her to get out of the house to a neighbor’s home.

 

After further investigation Jones was charged with Simple Battery/Family Violence. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set. Jones is also suspended from duty at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office pending an internal investigation.

April 22, 2015

American Cancer Society’s  Relay for Life Traffic Advisement

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the motorists who are traveling in north Bibb County to be aware of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event which will take place this Friday evening at around 6:00p.m. The event should last through Saturday morning. The Relay for Life will be held at the Christ Chapel Church, just off of Bass Road, near Interstate 75.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to keep in mind that this is a heavily travelled area and that traffic delays are expected.

Motorist can avoid traffic delays by getting off of Interstate 75 onto the Riverside Drive exit. Make a right turn onto Riverside Drive and travel east towards New Forsyth Road. Make a left turn onto New Forsyth Road. This route should take you to Bass Road so that you are avoiding the extra traffic that may be in that area. 

April 22, 2015

Armed Suspect Arrested on Mercer Campus

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assistance call from the Mercer University Police Department in reference to a male suspect running through the school’s campus with a handgun. Mercer Police Officers stated that two male suspects entered the campus property and attempted to rob a student at gun point.  Mercer Police located and arrested one of the young male suspects, the other suspect, who was armed with a handgun, fled through the campus on foot.

Bibb Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to the assistance call, set up a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen and other deputies began to search the campus for the second suspect. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol/ K-9 Deputy Justin Leese located the suspect hiding behind loading dock, at Mercer’s Dining Hall.  The suspect was taken into custody by Deputy Leese and then turned over to the Mercer Police Department. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies also located a small handgun that was hidden under some pine straw, near the location of where the second suspect was located. The handgun was also turned over to the Mercer Police Department.

 

April 21, 2015

Macon Mall Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person down, inside of his vehicle at the overflow parking lot, facing Mercer University Drive, of the Macon Mall around 3:30p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The caller, an off duty Emergency Medical Technician, stated that a man in a white Ford F-150 truck was found unresponsive inside of his vehicle. The man woke up and retrieved a handgun from his glove box. The E.M.T. backed away from the vehicle and notified deputies of what he had seen.

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies, Firemen from the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, and Paramedics were called to the area, unsure of the man’s intentions.  The man appeared to be disoriented and did not communicate with any of the deputies or first responders. The parking lots surrounding the back area of the mall were blocked to help ensure the safety of the public and deputies continued to try and talk with the man who was inside of the truck.

A family member called the man and spoke with him on his cellphone and persuaded the man to turn himself over to deputies. The 31-year-old male from Kathleen got out of the truck and walked over to nearby Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies. Once the deputies deemed that the incident was safe, paramedics were called over to check on the man’s mental and medical condition. It was later found that Kathleen man had a medical condition that caused him to become extremely disoriented.

The man was transported to a local hospital for additional treatment for his medical condition.  No charges will be filed.

 

April 19, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Suspect

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are requesting the Public’s Assistance in locating 23-year-old Erin Deshawn  Johnson of Macon from incident that occurred over the weekend. Johnson has warrants for his arrest on the charges of Aggravated Assault-(family violence) and Rape-(family violence).

 

Johnson’s picture is attached to this media release.

 

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Erin Johnson 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.

 

April 19, 2015

Update : Names Released Involving the Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 75

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 75, just north of Bass Rd. The accident took place at around 1:32p.m., Sunday.  According to witness statements, 20-year-old Natroya Hulbert of Alpharetta, was traveling north on interstate 75 in a Pontiac Grand Am.  The witness stated that after the Grand Am passed the Bass Road overpass, Hulbert lost control of the vehicle and ran off of the roadway. The vehicle went down an embankment and traveled back up the other side until the vehicle hit a tree, and then rolled over.

Both Hulbert and Malcolm were transported to Navicent Health. Hulbert was pronounced dead at the hospital. The passenger, a 20- year- old Danyelle Malcolm of Decatur, Ga. is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured in this single vehicle accident.

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

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for a traffic investigator.

 

April 19, 2015

Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 75

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 75, just north of Bass Rd. The accident took place at around 1:32p.m., Sunday.  According to witness statements, a 20-year-old Alpharetta woman, (driver), was traveling north on interstate 75 in a Pontiac Grand Am.  The witness stated that after the Grand Am passed the Bass Road overpass, the driver of the vehicle lost control and ran off of the roadway. The vehicle went down an embankment and traveled back up the other side until the vehicle hit a tree, and rolled over.

Both the driver and passenger of the Pontiac Grand Am were transported to the Medical Center Navicent Health. The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital. The passenger, a 20- year- old from Decatur, Ga. is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured in this single vehicle accident.

The name of the driver cannot be released until the next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for a traffic investigator.

 

April 18, 2015

Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 475 (south) at around 10:50a.m. Saturday morning. It was reported that a 2007 Saturn Sky convertible, driven by 68-year-old Barbara Forbes, of Sullivan, Illinois, was traveling in the middle lane of Interstate 475. As Forbes approached the Thomaston Road Bridge, she noticed that traffic began to slow down due to a wreck that was up ahead. After passing the bridge, Forbes attempted to move to the far left lane. She did not see another vehicle traveling south, in her “blind spot” of the left lane. As soon as Forbes saw the vehicle, she steered back to the middle lane and lost control of her vehicle. She began to skid sideways into the far right lane and went under the trailer of a tractor trailer that was driven by 28-year-old Johann Blakely of Sparks, Georgia.

Barbara Forbes and her passenger, 68-year-old Charles Forbes, were transported to a local hospital where they are listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

Several lanes of Interstate 475 (south) were closed and traffic was rerouted around the accident scene, in the far left lane.  Interstate 475 was reopened at around 12:00p.m.

April 17, 2015

Accidental Shooting Investigation

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an accidental shooting that took place at around 8:30p.m., Friday. According to witness statements, 26- year- old Matthew Wesley Robert Harvey and his female friend, 30- year- old Jordan Lynch were at a residence located in the 1100 block of Hendley Street when the incident occurred. Lynch was cleaning out her purse as they were getting ready to go out for the evening. Lynch went to remove her handgun from the purse and accidentally shot Harvey in the right knee.

Lynch drove Harvey to a gas station located at 4933 Sardis Church Road where they met with an ambulance. Harvey was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition.

 

April 17, 2015

Update: Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in West Macon Shooting and Homicide 

Steven Quintrell Howard turned himself in to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, April 16, 2014 at around 5:45PM. Howard is charged with 1 count of Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, 1 count of Giving False Statements and Violation of Probation. No bond was set per the judge’s order.

This incident continues to be 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.

April 16, 2015

Public Assistance Identifying Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect from West Macon Convenience Store

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the Commercial Armed Robbery that occurred at the Citgo Convenience Store located at 1803 Pionono Avenue on Monday, April 6, 2015 at around 6:00AM. 

The suspect is described as a black male wearing gray “Dickie” pants (not black as stated in the original release), a black t-shirt under a gray hooded sweatshirt, black and white, “Chuck” style tennis shoes with white laces and a red bandana covering his face. The sweatshirt had red letters with the word “Wisconsin” on the front. He is described as being 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 4 inches in height. His weight is unknown.  Pictures of the suspect are attached.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or 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 15, 2015

Missing Person Stevie Robitzsch Located

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received information this morning from the Macon-Bibb 911 Dispatch that the Navicent Center Police contacted them this morning at around 9:00AM to let the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office know that Stevie Robitzsch was at the Navicent Center. It was reported that Robitzsch walked into the hospital at around midnight Monday night to seek assistance.

Robitzsch was admitted into the hospital and is listed to be in stable condition. It was reported that Robitzcsh just didn’t think about letting his sister know where he was going on Monday night.  His sister has been notified of his whereabouts. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the local media and the public for assisting in locating Stevie Robitzsch.

April 14, 2015

Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Person

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Stevie Robitzsch, 58 years old of Macon,  was last seen on Sunday, April 12, 2015 by a friend at Vineville Christian Towers located at 2394 Vineville Avenue. His sister, Debra Williamson stated she talked with him on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at around 3:00PM. She said she went to his room to check on him at 923 Patterson Street on Monday, April 13, 2015 and he was not there. Williamson said that Robitzsch has bouts of paranoia and talks about going to stay with friends under the bridge at the Ocmulgee River. She also said he is schizophrenic.

 Robitzsch was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet 2 inches in height with a thin build. He has black hair with a receding hair line, full beard and no teeth. A photo of Robitzsch is not available.

Anyone with information on Stevie Robitzch 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.

April 14, 2015

Arrest Made in Identity Theft / Fraud Investigation

 

 

The Bibb County Financial Crimes Unit served a search warrant at an apartment rented by 39-year-old Thomas Onyebuchi Hasstrup, located at 200 Charter Lane on April 7, 2014. The search warrant was served as a result of an Identity Theft investigation. According to investigators, Hasstrup was arrested in connection to the fraudulent theft of identities from multiple victims across the United States.

During the search warrant investigators seized a large quantity of counterfeit checks containing account information from several commercial accounts and other victims. The counterfeit checks were written out and contained a negotiated value of an excess of $84,000.00.

Investigators also seized printers, computer equipment, check stock (used in the fraudulent production of the counterfeit checks), and several cell phones.

Hasstrup was charged with (2) counts of Identity Theft and was released on a bond of $5,900.00.

Investigators continued to investigate the theft and determined that additional checks on these accounts were written and totaled in excess of over $100,000.00.

Warrants were issued for Hasstrup and he turned himself over to the Sheriff’s Office, on April 14, 2015 for the charges of (4cts) of Forgery in the 3rd Degree.  Hasstrup was released from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after posting a $7,400.00 bond.

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 leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 14, 2015

Macon Man Arrested in Connection to North Macon Recreation Center Burglary

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Macon man for the burglary of the North Macon Park Recreation Center that’s located at 815 North Macon Park Drive.  Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a burglar alarm at the North Macon Recreation Center Monday night at around 10:30p.m. Deputies discovered that window and a plate glass door had been busted.
Deputies and the key holder found that the alarm system’s key pad was destroyed and a computer tower had been taken from the recreation center. Investigators arrived on scene and reviewed the video footage from the recreation center’s security surveillance system.  The video showed a white male suspect stealing a computer tower from the computer lab and then fleeing the building through the rear exit door where the glass had been smashed out.

Investigators charged 27-year-old Joshua Travis Dryden with the burglary after identifying him from the surveillance video footage. According to Macon-Bibb Public Information Officer Chris Floore, all of the Macon-Bibb recreation buildings have security surveillance systems. The security surveillance systems were funded by the SPLOST.

Dryden was arrested at around 1:35a.m. Tuesday morning for a separate incident that took place at his residence, also on North Macon Park Drive. Dryden was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Theft by Taking (Misdemeanor), Criminal Trespass, Obstructing or Hindering Persons Making an Emergency 911 call, and Probation Violation State Court.

Once investigators identified Dryden as the suspect involved in the North Macon Park Recreation Center burglary, he was served with a warrant of 2nd degree Burglary-(Felony).  Dryden is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond.

 

April 14, 2015

Update: Approximately 50 Animals Recovered From a House in north Macon

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators signed warrants on 54 year old Stephen Darrell Jones and 47 year old Lisa Ann Murray for 42 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Jones and Murray were presently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on a previous charge of Criminal Trespass. The warrants were served on both yesterday evening.  No bond has been set. 

April 14, 2015

Aggravated Assault in South Macon  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place at around 11:00PM last night in the 1600 block of Stratford Circle. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Stratford Circle. It was reported that a female resident of the home, her daughter, two teenage grandchildren and one other adult were inside the home when she heard four to five gunshots. At least two shots were found to have hit the house. One of the rounds grazed the left elbow of one of the male grandchildren who was sitting in the living room.

Emergency Medical Services were notified and responded to the scene. The victim, 17 year old Markees Burton was treated at the scene, but did not want to be transported to a hospital. No one else 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 Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 11, 2015

Aggravated Assault Incident in East Macon

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred in the 1700 block of Denton St. around 12:30p.m. Saturday evening. According to statements, 51yr old Carl Dillard of Macon went to visit a female in the 1700 block of Denton St when he got into an altercation with multiple black males. Dillard sustained injuries from the altercation and was transported to Medical Center Navicent Health and is listed in stable condition. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s are still questioning witnesses and investigating the incident.

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.

April 10, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Locating Additional Suspect in Wings Café’ Homicide 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 27 year old Emmanuel McGhee of Macon. McGhee is wanted in reference to the Wings Cafe’ Homicides that occurred on December 12, 2014. Warrants have been signed on McGhee for 3 counts of Murder and 1 count of Violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

A photograph of Emmanuel McGhee is attached.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Emmanuel McGhee 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.

 

April 10, 2015

Attempted Commercial Armed Robbery 

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to an attempted Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Dollar General Store located at 4996 Bloomfield Road at around 10:30PM last night. It was reported that a black male dressed in all black with his face partially covered, walked up to the front doors of the store brandishing a handgun in his right hand and what appeared to be a white bag in his left hand. The doors were locked as the store was closed.  One of the stores employees was standing just inside the front doors. The suspect was demanding the employee to open the front doors.  As the employee moved away from the door the suspect fired two shots at the door, shattering the glass. The suspect was unable to enter the store. He turned away from the front doors and fled on foot from the business.

There were a total of 4 employees in the store at the time of the incident. Three of the employees ran to the back office and locked themselves in the office. The fourth employee hid in the back corner of the store until deputies arrived on the scene. No further information is available 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

April 10, 2015

Accident on Vineville Avenue

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Vineville Ave, near its intersection with Stonewall Place at around 8:30a.m. Friday morning. It was reported that 32 year old Michael Pickard of Kathleen was traveling west on Vineville Avenue when a small black vehicle immediately stopped in front of him. Pickard immediately slammed on brakes and swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. He then went off the roadway and hit a wall. Pickard’s 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee to roll onto its driver’s side as the vehicle went up the wall. The jeep slid down the sidewalk and back onto the roadway, hitting a vehicle that was stopped in traffic in the west bound lane of Vineville Avenue.

No one was injured during this incident.  The roadway was blocked for approximately 45 minutes.

April 9, 2015

Approximately 50 Animals Recovered From a House in north Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare, and Macon Bibb County Fire Department recovered approximately 50 animals from a residence in north Macon after a concerned neighbor called and reported that the owners were in jail. The neighbor was concerned that there was no one to care for the animals and attempted to feed the animals for a few days in the owner’s absence.

Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to 924 Glenbrook Road at around 1:10p.m. Thursday afternoon. Deputies found over 50 animals inside of the residence, some were found in crates, the others were running loose inside of the house. The house was reported to have been sold by the courts, but the tenants never left. The tenants, 54 year old Stephen Darrell Jones and 47 year old Lisa Ann Murray were arrested two days prior for Criminal Trespass charges for living in another vacant house in the same neighborhood.

Out of the 50 animals that were recovered, four were found dead inside of the house, (1) cat, (1) bird, (1) hamster, and (1) rabbit. 

Warrants will be taken out on Jones and Murray for (4cts.) each of felony Animal Cruelty charges. Additional charges are pending further investigation.

April 9, 2015

Update: Asking for the Public’s Assistance in East Macon Homicide

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators spoke with Mary Brewer over the phone Thursday morning, after a media release was sent out asking for her whereabouts. Investigators have made arrangements to speak with Ms. Brewer about a homicide that took place on March 8, 2015.

The original media release is attached below.

The homicide is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to the 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” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 9, 2015

Detention Center Inmate that Fled from Work Truck after Faking Illness is Located and Arrested

 

A Bibb County Detention Center Inmate that fled from a work truck, after faking an illness back on March 20, 2015 was located by Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and deputies after information was received of his whereabouts. Ishmael Christopher Williams was picked up at the City Lights Night Club, 1715 Shurling Drive, at around 1:30AM this morning.

Williams was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is charged with escape. Bond has not been set for Williams. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the local media and the public for the help in capturing Williams.

 

April 8, 2015

Asking for the Public’s Assistance in East Macon Homicide

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in connection with the homicide of 63 year old Thomas Knighton on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for 42 year old Mary Brewer of Macon. Brewer is a black female, 4 feet 11 inches in height and she weighs approximately 180 to 190 pounds. She also has a small scar on her right wrist.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators would like to talk with Brewer in reference to the homicide.  Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Brewer 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 8, 2015

 

 

Arrest Made Cruelty to Animals Investigation

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a vacant house Tuesday afternoon in the 1000 block of North Pine Knolls Drive at around 3:25PM after a call came in to the Macon-Bibb 911 Center in reference to a report of someone possibly living in the house. The call was made by the individual that had just purchased the house. It was reported that the owner opened the door to the home and found a deceased dog just inside the doorway. He also saw kennels inside the house. 

 

Deputies went inside the home and found more deceased dogs and cats.  Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Officers were also called to the location. Through information received during the investigation it was discovered that a Catherine Lynn Smith, 50 years old, of Macon had lived in the home previously.  

 

Smith was located and arrested by Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators later this evening with information received from Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Officers. She was interviewed by investigators and charged with 13 counts of cruelty to animals. Smith was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. Her bond is set at $74,100.00.

 

This incident continues to be 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 crimes against property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 7, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Crawford County Sheriff’s Vehicle Damaged by a Gunshot

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the home of a Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy in Bibb County this morning just before 7:00AM in reference to his patrol vehicle being shot. It was reported that the vehicle was parked in his front yard. Sometime during the night someone fired a shot which struck the patrol vehicle.  No one was inside the vehicle at the time of the incident and no one at the home was injured.

 

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.

 

April 6, 2015

 

Second Arrest Made in East Macon Homicide

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 19 year old Malik Tajhae Young, of Macon, this afternoon at around 7:00PM  in the fatal shooting of Marquis Lowe.  It was originally reported that Young and Lowe were meeting up with another person at the abandoned carwash at the corner of Main Street and Jones Avenue in east Macon to sell a gun. Lowe handed the firearm to the other person, who was later identified as Jaqavius Javon Holloway. Young reported that Holloway turned the gun on Lowe. Lowe and Holloway struggled over the gun and Lowe was fatally shot.

 

Investigators met with Young this afternoon at the Bibb County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Division to talk with him again. Information led investigators to discover that Young and Lowe went to meet Holloway on the day of the shooting with the intent to rob Holloway. As a result Lowe was fatally shot. A warrant was signed on Young for murder. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. No bond has been set on Young.

 

This incident continues to be 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.

 

April 6, 2015

 

Arrest Made in East Macon Homicide

 

The United States Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 21 year old Jaqavius Javon Holloway in reference to the homicide of Marquis Lowe that occurred on March 28, 2015. The arrest of Holloway was made at around 12:00 noon today, in Bibb County and without incident. Holloway was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond has not been set.

 

This incident continues to be 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.

April 6, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery at West Macon Convenience Store

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at about 6:00AM this morning at the Citgo Convenience Store located at 1803 Pionono Avenue. It was reported that a black male entered the business and went directly behind the counter. The store clerk followed the suspect and got into a physical altercation with the suspect. The suspect opened one cash drawer taking the money out of it. During the robbery the suspect fired one shot into the ceiling, from what appeared to be a dark colored, semi-automatic pistol. The suspect grabbed a second cash register after attempting to open it. He fled the store on foot, running in a direction behind the store, with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not injured during the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing black cargo pants, a black t-shirt under a gray hooded sweatshirt, black Converse style tennis shoes and a red bandana covering his face. The sweatshirt had red letters with the word “Wisconsin” on the front. He is described as being 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 4 inches in height. His weight is unknown.

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 5, 2015

 

 

Aggravated Assault in West Macon

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot just before 12:00 midnight Saturday night at the Green Meadows Apartment complex located at 3867 Log Cabin Drive. It was reported when deputies arrived they checked the apartment the incident was reported to have occurred but did not find anyone at the apartment. A few minutes later a female identified as Timia Holloway, approached and told deputies that she was at her apartment with her child and other adults in the apartment. It was reported that Holloway was having a party at her apartment. She stated she was putting her child to bed in the upstairs and heard some noise from downstairs. She went downstairs to see what was going on and saw one of the men in her apartment, who she said, had kicked her door in, arguing with one of the men who had been invited at the apartment. The man who she said kicked her door in was later identified as 24 year old William Davis Jr., of Macon. Davis was threatening to shoot the other man with a gun. Holloway went back upstairs to check on her child and said she heard some gunshots, but did not see who fired a gun.

 

Deputies found Davis a short distance from the apartment complex with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to the Navicent Center to be treated for the gunshot wound. He is listed in stable condition. Investigators were on the scene interviewing any possible witnesses to verify the events of the incident and collect evidence.

 

 

This incident is currently being investigated further. No additional 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.

April 5, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspects in West Macon Commercial Armed Robbery 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspects involved in the commercial armed robbery at Suds Express Carwash located at 3479 Mercer University Drive. The incident occurred on Friday night, just after 9:30PM. Attached are pictures from the business’s video surveillance system of the suspects with their faces uncovered.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects 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.

April 4, 2015

Update: Commercial Armed Robbery in West Macon

A photograph of the suspect involved in the armed robbery at the Title Max at 3597 Mercer University Drive this morning, was obtained from the business’s surveillance video. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or 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 Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 4, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery in West Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place this morning just before 10:45AM. It was reported that a black male dressed in all dark clothing entered the Title Max located at 3597 Mercer University Drive. The suspect displayed a handgun when he entered the business. The suspect demanded money from the female employee in the business. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash drawers, the suspect took the employee to a backroom and tied her hands and feet. He demanded her purse, which she told him where it was located. The suspect took the keys to the victim’s vehicle from her purse and also took her cell phone. The suspect fled the scene in the victim’s 2008 blue BMW 328I. The victim was able to get loose and call 911 for help.

The victim’s vehicle was found abandoned a short time later on Westminister Drive near New Castle Drive. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He was reported to be wearing dark colored pants, a black hoodie with an “Ecko Unlimited” logo on the hoodie, and a baseball cap. His face was covered with a light colored handkerchief or bandana. He was wearing canvas type, dark colored boots with the pants tucked in the boots.  The victim was not 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.

April 4, 2015

Commercial Armed Robbery in West Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place Friday night just after 9:30PM at Suds Express Carwash, located at 3479 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that three black males entered the business with red bandanas over their faces. All three suspects were armed with handguns. Two employees were in the store at the time of the robbery. One of the employees was forced to open the businesses safe while the other employee was held down by the suspects.

After taking an undisclosed amount of money from the business, the suspects fled on foot towards an adjacent business, behind the car wash. No one was injured during the incident. No further information is available on the suspects at this time.

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 2, 2015

Public Assistance Requested in Financial Crime & Entering Auto Investigation

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in helping identify and locate the suspects seen in the attached photos. The suspects are wanted in connection to a Financial Crime and Entering Auto Investigation.  The suspects used a stolen credit card at several locations in the Macon area, in the amount of $1175.41.

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 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” Financial Crimes Investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-87768CRIME.

April 1, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Suspect in a Robbery by Snatching Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a suspect in a robbery by snatching incident. On Thursday, March 26,2015, just before 6:00AM, Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a theft at the Lucky 7 Foods convenience store located at 1290 Gray Highway. After gathering information at the scene the incident was determined to be a robbery by snatching. It was reported that the 42 year old female victim was sitting at one of the game machines inside the store when two black males came into the store and sat near her. She said both males suddenly got up and one of the males snatched her pocketbook. Both suspects ran out of the store, got into a small white car and fled the scene. The victim and a witness gave a partial tag number of the vehicle which was “9122”.

The black male suspect in the photograph attached is wearing a light and dark colored striped shirt. The photograph was taken from the surveillance video inside the store during the incident. 

This incident is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information as to the identity and whereabouts of the suspect in the photograph or any information about the incident  is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 1, 2015

Accident on Interstate 16

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Interstate 16 (east), at around 3:00p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The accident scene closed all east bound lanes of travel for approximately 30 minutes.

 

It was reported that a Dodge Durango, driven by 20 -year -old Danielle Wiley of Kathleen, collided with a Honda Accord, driven by 22 –year- old Cheyenne Cosby of Gray. The accident occurred on the Ocmulgee Bridge. During the accident the Dodge Durango rolled over several times, landing on its roof. The events that led to the accident are still being investigated. Bibb County Sheriff’s Traffic Investigators are still interviewing both drivers and possible witnesses.

 

Danielle Wiley and her three children were transported to the Medical Center Navicent Health and are listed to be in stable condition.

Cheyenne Cosby was not injured. No other persons were 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 for the “on-call” traffic investigator.

 

April 1, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person  

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a missing person. It was reported that Susan Charkatz, 73 years old from Illinois, left the Baymont Inn located at 150 Plantation Inn Drive in Macon yesterday morning at around 10:00AM, as reported by her husband.  She is a white female, approximately 5 feet 02 inches in height and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hat, red long sleeve shirt with black vest, black pants and black boots. According to her husband, Susan suffers from extreme paranoia. Susan was last seen driving away from Baymont Inn in a Green Dodge Caravan bearing Illinois tag L97-5315. The Charkatz’s next destination was Milledgeville Ga. It is unknown if Susan proceeded to Milledgeville Ga.

A photo of Susan Charkatz is attached. A Mattie Call Alert has been issued for Susan Charkatz.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Susan Charkatz 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 30, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing-Runaway Juvenile

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a missing-runaway juvenile. Zaynah Elizabeth Head, 14 years old, left her home in the 500 block of Chickamauga Drive yesterday afternoon at around 4:00PM, as reported by her mother.  She is a white female, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs approximately 210 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and multi-colored spandex pants. According to her father, Zaynah is bipolar and has not taken her medication since yesterday. She was reported to have been seen this morning around 9:00AM in the Tindall Heights area.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Zaynah Elizabeth Head 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 30, 2015

Asking for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing-Runaway Juvenile

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a missing-runaway juvenile. Zaynah Elizabeth Head, 14 years old, left her home in the 500 block of Chickamauga Drive yesterday afternoon at around 4:00PM, as reported by her mother.  She is a white female, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs approximately 210 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and multi-colored spandex pants. According to her father, Zaynah is bipolar and has not taken her medication since yesterday. She was reported to have been seen this morning around 9:00AM in the Tindall Heights area.

 

March 30, 2015

Update: Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 10:30AM that all lanes of Interstate- 475 south have been cleared and reopened to traffic.

March 30, 2015

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspect in East Macon Homicide

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a suspect involved in the homicide that occurred in east Macon on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches in height, with dreads and gold teeth (upper and lower). He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, red and black jacket. The suspect is possibly in possession of a silver, .380 caliber handgun. It was reported that he was last seen in the Main Street area after the shooting.

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.

March 30, 2015

Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies are investigating an accident that took place on Interstate- 475, at around 4:15a.m. Monday morning.  It was reported that a tractor trailer, driven by 31- year- old Matt DeGrandchamp of Michigan was traveling south in the middle lane on I-475, near mile marker 1. A vehicle that was traveling in the right lane of I-475 south, in front of the tractor trailer, suddenly moved into the center lane. The tractor trailer swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid a collision with the vehicle. DeGrandchamp lost control of the tractor trailer and then hit the guardrail. The cab of the tractor trailer rode on top of the guardrail for approximately 200 feet before coming to a stop. When the tractor trailer came to a complete stop, the cab rolled over onto its driver’s side.  The cab of the tractor trailer caught fire and DeGrandchamp had to crawl out of the passenger side to exit the cab.  DeGrandchamp received minor injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics.  No one else was injured during this accident.

The tractor trailer was hauling approximately 39,000 lbs. of paper products.  Two lanes of travel remain open while cleanup efforts are taking place. There is no description available at this time of the vehicle that pulled into the path of the tractor trailer.

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

 

March 29, 2015

 

Personal Armed Robbery in west Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Home Invasion that took place on Winship Street at around 6:00p.m, Sunday evening.  It was reported that 68 year old William Kelso sell’s candy from his house. Kelso stated that three young black males knocked on the door and he invited them in with the assumption they were there to buy candy. Once inside two suspects pulled out guns and demanded money from Mr. Kelso.

   During the incident, Kelso was struck by one of the suspects in the head with a gun.   Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the home in an unknown direction. Kelso received an injury to his head and was treated at Northside Hospital and released. No one else was injured during this incident.

 

No suspect 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 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 28, 2015

 

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Fatal Shooting Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just after 6:30 p.m. this evening. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a person shot, arriving at the Coliseum hospital emergency room.

 

The victim was identified as 19 year old  Marquis Reginald Lowe of Macon.  Lowe was later pronounced dead by doctors. The next of kin was notified by Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

 

 

It was reported that the incident occurred at an abandoned car wash at the corner of Main Street and Jones Ave.

 

  

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.

 

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 th