April 14, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injuries 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Sunday night just before 9:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Thomaston Road. It was reported that  a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 65 year old Ronnie Braddy of Thomaston was traveling west  on Thomaston Road when a 1998 Honda Accord driven by 22 year old Jonathan Rozier of Macon entered onto Thomaston Road from the Northwood’s Apartment  Complex crossing into the path of Braddy.

 

Braddy, Rozier and two passengers in Rozier’s vehicle were transported to a local hospital. The two passengers were 20 year old Travis Rozier and 22 year old Alden Lawson both from Macon. All four are listed in stable condition. 

 

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

April 12, 2014

Traffic Accident With Injury 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Friday night at around 8:30 p.m. on San Carlos Drive at Marion Avenue. It was reported that a 2003 Suzuki GSX 750 motorcycle driven by 28 year old Deonta Thomas of Macon was traveling north on San Carlos Drive. A 1993 Ford Econoline Van driven by 53 year old Bobbie Brewer of Macon entered onto San Carlos Drive from Marion Avenue when the accident occurred.

 

Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Brewer was not treated for any injuries.

 

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

 

 

April 10, 2014

 

 

Update: Accident With Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that occurred on Spring Street near Riverside Drive just before 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 28, 2014. The accident involved 44 year old Timothy Walker who walked out into traffic on Spring Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by 22 year old Shannon Pinnel of Macon.

 

According to the Bibb County Coroner’s Office Timothy Walker died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. He was pronounced dead by Pine Pointe Hospice and Pallative Care in Macon and the next of kin was notified according to the Coroner’s Office.

 

April 8, 2014

 

 

Accident With Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Riverside Drive at Spring Street. The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. It was reported that a Mercedes SUV driven by 43 year old Wendy Woodcock of Macon was traveling westbound on Riverside Drive.  A pedestrian, 15 year old Sherod Brooks of Macon ran across Riverside Drive in front of the Mercedes and was struck. He was not crossing at the pedestrian crosswalk. Witnesses stated Woodcock had a green light at the time of the accident.

 

Brooks was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. No charges have been filed at this time.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind pedestrians when crossing roadways to use the pedestrian crosswalks when available and to always check the traffic before crossing especially at busy intersections.

 

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. 

 

April 8, 2014

Update: Traffic Accident In North Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle traffic accident that occurred in the 6900 block of Zebulon Road just before 7:45 p.m. Monday night.

 

The driver Agnes Beck was transported from the accident scene to the Macon Northside Hospital for treatment. She was transported from there to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. She was pronounced dead at the Medical Center at 12:20 a.m. by Assistant Coroner Miley. According to the Coroner’s Office Beck’s death was medically related and the next of kin was notified.

 

April 7, 2014

Traffic Accident In North Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle traffic accident that occurred in the 6900 block of Zebulon Road just before 7:45 p.m. tonight.  It was reported that 83yr old Agnes Beck of Macon was traveling east on Zebulon Road in a 2009 Toyota Camry when the vehicle crossed over the westbound lane traveling off the roadway and struck a fence.

Beck was transported to a local hospital where she is being treated. She is listed in critical but stable condition. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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

April 7.  2014

Aggravated Assault Incident 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place in the 5000 block of Bloomfield Road just before 4:00 a.m. this morning.  It was reported that the 18 year old male victim was on Bloomfield Road walking home when he heard gunshots and was struck once. He stated he also heard a vehicle at the same time but was unable to give a description of the vehicle.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injury. 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 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 6, 2014

 

 

 

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators make an arrest on an aggravated assault incident that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. this morning. According to the 18 year old male victim, he was walking home to an address on Oglesby Place when he was shot twice. He said a black Ford Explorer drove up behind him and someone started shooting.

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated. His condition is listed as stable.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify a suspect through further information given by the victim. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located the suspect at an address in Tindall Heights a short time after the incident. He was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Office where he was questioned about the incident. The suspect identified as 18 year old Jerald Reshad Lester of Macon was arrested and charged with 1 count of aggravated assault and 1 count of criminal street gang activity. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  

 

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

 

April 6, 2014

 

 

 

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault Incident

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators make an arrest on an aggravated assault incident that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. this morning. According to the 18 year old male victim, he was walking home to an address on Oglesby Place when he was shot twice. He said a black Ford Explorer drove up behind him and an someone started shooting.

 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated. His condition is listed as stable.

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify a suspect through further information given by the victim. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located the suspect at an address in Tindall Heights a short time after the incident. He was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Office where he was questioned about the incident. The suspect identified as 18 year old Jerald Reshad Lester of Macon was arrested and charged with 1 count of aggravated assault and 1 count of criminal street gang activity. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  

 

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

April 6.  2014

Aggravated Assault Incident In West Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place at  3645 Mercer University Drive, the Riverbend Apartments, just before 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. It was reported that the 38 year old Hispanic male victim was inside an apartment at the complex when two black males and a white female forced their way into the apartment. One of the males had a gun and shot the victim once in the side. The suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived at the scene.

There is no clothing or any other description available on the suspects at the present time. The victim was transported to the Medical Center. He is listed in stable but critical condition.

This incident is currently under investigation. Further information will be released when 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 Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 5, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Bethel Church Road, north of Knoxville Road.  It was reported that a 31yr old Janze Justice of Macon died after his vehicle went off the roadway and collided with some trees just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

It was reported that the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling south on Bethel Church Road when the vehicle crossed over the northbound lane traveling off the roadway striking some trees and flipping over  before coming to rest. 

Justice was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jones. The next of kin was notified also by the Coroner. 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.

April 5, 2014

Suspicious Package at Middle Georgia Regional Airport

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious package at around 9:30 a.m. this morning at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport located at 1000 Terminal Drive. An employee working at the Hertz Car Rental Office at the airport notified Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies at the airport of a dark colored suitcase that was left unattended just outside the main entrance to the airport. Another employee who works for Avis Car Rental also saw the suitcase unattended. The Avis employee saw a vehicle in the area of the main entrance but did not see anyone leave the suitcase.

A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy immediately did a sweep of the building alerting airport employees and any patrons inside evacuating everyone away from the building outside to a safe location. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Macon-Bibb Fire Department were notified by dispatch and both responded to the scene. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad accessed the situation and carefully examined the suitcase. There appeared to be no identification on the suitcase. The bomb squad mechanical robot was used to move the suitcase to a safe location on site where it was blown up. After the area was made safe the bomb squad examined the contents of the suitcase and determined there was no explosive device in the suitcase.

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.

April 5.  2014

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Personal Armed Robbery that took place at the G Food Mart- Sunoco convenience store located at 3306 Bloomfield Drive at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the suspect approached the store’s manager after he got into his vehicle. The suspect hit the victim’s window from outside the vehicle and demanded money while displaying a gun. The suspect struck the victim in the head twice with the gun and grabbed a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect also took two rings and a necklace belonging to the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male. His height and weight are unknown at this time. He was wearing a white t-shirt and a black mask over his face. He was seen driving away from the scene in a dark colored vehicle. The make and model is unknown at this time. The victim was transported to the Medical Center. He is listed in stable condition.

This incident is currently under investigation. Further information will be released when 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 Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 4, 2014

Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Recognized at Golden Shield Honors

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Georgia held its 10th Annual Golden Shield Awards banquet on March 27, 2014. This year’s banquet was held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Law enforcement officers from all over the state of Georgia were recognized for their efforts to stop drunk driving in 2013. Eight Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were recognized at the Golden Shield Awards.

The deputies recognized and honored for D.U.I. arrests are:

Deputy Anthony Vadini was recognized for making 154 D.U.I. arrests in 2013.

Deputy Johnny Rowe was recognized for making 114 D.U.I. arrests in 2013.

Deputy Cameron Thomas was recognized for making 89 D.U.I. arrests in 2013.

Deputy Amber Giltz, (former Macon Police Officer) was recognized for making 48 D.U.I. arrests in 2013.

Deputy James Litton, (former Macon Police Officer) was recognized for making 42 D.U.I. arrests.

Four Deputies were also recognized and honored with D.R.E. (Drug Recognition Expert) awards, acknowledging career participation in the program and career drug impairment evaluations conducted.

The deputies recognized and honored with the D.R.E. awards are:

Lt. Brad Wolfe

Deputy Anthony Vadini

Deputy William Barron (former Macon Police Officer)

Deputy Shane Smith (former Macon Police Officer)

Sheriff David Davis said, "We are proud of the awards these deputies received from the Georgia Chapter of MADD. Each deputy recognized is devoted to making the roads of Macon-Bibb safer by removing those who have little regard for the safety of others by driving while drunk."

The primary goal for the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is to reduce the number of highway deaths, personal injuries, and property damage, due to traffic collisions. These deputies help provide a safer community through proactive traffic enforcement and educating our youth with preventive programs such as the “Teen Driving Roadeo.”

April 4, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Circle K store, located at 5011 Romeiser Drive. This incident occurred at around 6:00a.m. Friday morning. It was reported that a black male suspect entered the store, while the clerk was in the back supply room. When the clerk went to the front of the store, the suspect emerged from the men’s restroom with a black bandanna covering his face and a brown bag over his hand, as if he was concealing a weapon. The suspect demanded money from the register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he told the clerk that he wanted a pack of cigarettes and then directed the clerk to the back of the store and demanded that the clerk hand over a case of beer. Once the subject received the items that he demanded, he ran out of the store.  No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspect is described as a black male. He was approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighed between 180 to 200 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a black bandanna over his face, a white shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks, black shoes, and a blue hat.

 

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

 

April 3, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place in the 500 block of Bellarive Ct. at around 10:30p.m.  Wednesday night. It was reported that Pankajkumar Patel and two other family members pulled up to the entrance gate to their residence. As they were waiting for the gate to open, two masked suspects came from the wood line. The suspects demanded money from the victims while brandishing handguns.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled back towards the wood line. One of the victims received a minor injury to the hand during this incident.

Both suspects were described as being males, unknown race. Both were wearing all black clothing with black ski masks covering their faces. Both suspects were approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches in height and both weighed around 190 to 210 lbs.

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.

March 31, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident on Mercer University Drive

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at 2856 Mercer University Drive at around 3:00a.m. Monday morning. It was reported that 35 year old Darrick Dewayne Jones was shot once in the hip and a second bullet grazed his arm. 

Jones was transported to a local hospital by paramedics for treatment from the injuries that he received during this incident. Jones listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing evidence in an attempt to identity those involved. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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

 

March 30, 2014

Pedestrian Involved “Hit & Run Incident in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “hit & run” incident, involving a pedestrian, that took place on Eisenhower Parkway at around 11:58p.m. Saturday night.  Bibb Sheriff’s Traffic Investigators stated that 42 -year old Chris Icenhower was near the west bound turn lane from Eisenhower Parkway to Railey Road when the incident occurred. The vehicle that involved in this incident left the scene before deputies arrived. This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Icenhower was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in critical, but stable condition.

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

 

March 28, 2014

Stabbing Incident on Ada Street

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing incident that took place in the 3000 block of Ada Street at around 7:30p.m. Friday night. It was reported that 54- year old Anthony Johnson was arguing with his wife, 46- year old Felicia Johnson. During the argument Anthony grabbed a large knife and stabbed Felicia. She received a stab wound to the left cheek and a laceration to the back of her head. Anthony Johnson ran out of the house and headed west on Ada Street.

Felicia Johnson was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Felicia is listed to be in stable condition.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators have a warrant for Anthony Johnson’s arrest for the charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder. It was reported that Johnson also has four other outstanding warrants that are not related to this incident.

Anthony Johnson is described as a black male, around 5 feet 11 inches in height and he weighs around 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, green shirt, and blue jeans. ( The attached picture is from an arrest in Bibb County from 2013)

Anyone with information in reference to this incident or to the whereabouts of Anthony Johnson 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.

March 28, 2014

 

 

Accident With Injury Involving a Pedestrian

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Spring Street near Riverside Drive. The accident happened just before 10:30 a.m. this morning. It was reported that a blue Honda Accord driven by 22 year old Shannon Pinnell of Macon was traveling south on Spring Street.  A pedestrian, 44 year old Timothy Walker, walked out in front of the Honda Accord and was struck. Walker is reported to be homeless. He was not crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk.

 

Walker was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. No charges have been filed at this time.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind pedestrians when crossing roadways to use the pedestrian crosswalks when available and to always check the traffic before crossing especially at busy intersections.

 

This accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. 

 

 

March 27, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Connection Fatal Shooting Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection to the fatal shooting incident that took place at the Chambers Point Apartments,  late Wednesday night. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team and with the assistance of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 24-year old Dequantez Shuntae Harris at a Silver Pines Drive address at around 12:15p.m. Thursday afternoon. A tip was called into the Sheriff’s Office, which led investigators to the arrest of Harris. 

 Dequantez Shuntae Harris is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of Malice Murder, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Felony, and Armed Robbery.

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

 

March 27, 2014

Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday at 4406 Chambers Road, the Chambers Point Apartments around 11:45 p.m.

Bibb County Sheriff Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle and person call at this address.. When deputies arrived they found 26-year-old Sanchez Robinson of Macon Ga. shot at this location.

The victim was pronounced dead by Coroner Leon Jones. The next of kin has been contacted.

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

 

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

 

March 26, 2014

Accidental Fatal Shooting Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accidental shooting incident that occurred at around 10:30a.m. Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Winchester Circle. It was reported that 53- year old Ruthann Council was attempting to unload her handgun when she accidently shot herself in the head.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jones. The next of kin has been notified. No one else was injured during this incident.

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that you do not attempt to unload a gun that you are not familiar with. You should call your local law enforcement agency or someone who has experience with guns to assist you.  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office offers gun safety course several times throughout the year.  For more information about the Bibb Sheriff’s Office gun safety course, please call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach Section at 478-803-2702 or 478-803-2701.

 

March 26, 2014

 

Personal Armed Robbery

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal robbery that occurred around 03:15AM. The Personal Robbery occurred at 866 Prince Street. The victim was walking up her driveway when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect was wearing all black and a  ski mask covering his face. The suspect was described as a black male, 5foot 10 inches in height, 150lbs.  The suspect pointed a black small caliber handgun at the victim. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim. The suspect fled the scene in an older model green or black Toyota Camry.

 

This incident is 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 an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME

 

March 25, 2014

Barricade Incident on Vineville Avenue

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a call at around 9:11a.m., Tuesday morning of a man barricading himself inside of his apartment.  It was reported that 74- year old Albert Gray who lives at the 2009 Vineville Avenue Senior Living apartment complex, was being checked on by paramedics after receiving a recent medical procedure. Paramedics arrived at his apartment and found that Gray had placed objects against his front door and had barricaded himself inside of the apartment.

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crisis Management Team and Members of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactical Unit communicated with Gray through the front door and were able to come to a peaceful resolution. At around 11:25a.m., Gray opened his door and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  No one was injured during this incident.

March 24, 2014

Commercial Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Robbery that took place at the Fastee Foods convenience store located at 2843 Napier Avenue just before 6:15 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the suspect, a black male entered the store wearing a black and white Adidas jacket, blue or gray colored ski mask, black knit gloves, blue and white pajama bottoms with white animal print and white sneakers.

The suspect entered into a secured area grabbing a female employee by the arm throwing her to the floor. The suspect then demanded the employee to open the cash register. After opening the register he reached in and took an undisclosed amount of money and exited the store. Photos are attached from the store surveillance camera of the suspect.

   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.

March 23, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault in West Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that occurred on Mosley Avenue at 2:18 a.m. Sunday morning. According to the victim, he was walking down Mosley Avenue with his headphones in his ears when he felt a pain in his left knee and dropped to the ground. The victim stated he did not see anyone or hear the shot. The victim was transported to the medical center by a passerby.    

 

Investigators are reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the 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.

 

March 22, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault in West Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place around 8:03p.m.  at the corner of Village Green Dr. and Edwina Dr. It was reported that 34- year-old victim Deodrick Hightower was attending Family fun day in the park when he was shot several times while sitting inside his parked vehicle. Hightower was able to drive to the nearby Citgo located at Bloomfield Dr. where he called Bibb Sheriff’s Office for help.

At this time no suspect information is available.  The suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived. Hightower is listed in stable condition at the Medical Center.

This incident is currently under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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

March 21, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Identify and Arrest Suspect Involved in Financial Crime Incident with Public’s Help

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators identified the suspect that was being sought in connection to a case of Financial Transaction Card Fraud by using a mislaid debit card at a local bank’s ATM on March 3, 2014. The Sheriff’s Office sent out a media release with the suspect’s photo on March 18, 2014, asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in this case. With the help from local citizens, tips were called in to the Sheriff’s Office and the suspect was identified. Warrants were issued for Arkeevia Deshae Lewis, age 18 from Macon. 

After investigators notified Lewis of the warrants, she turned herself in on Friday morning at around 10:00a.m. Lewis is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Financial Transaction Credit Card Fraud. She also has a hold for Probation Violation State Court. 

 

 

 March 21, 2014

 

Arrests Made On Officer Impersonation Phone Scam

 

On Wednesday March 19, 2014 Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigator Cleveland and Investigator Moore made 3 arrests in reference to individuals receiving financial gains through a known phone scam. 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 Bibb County Jail File pictures of Tevin Johnson and Latoria Gibson are attached. No picture is available for Willie Johnson Jr.

There have been two reports of the scam in Bibb County and other reports of the same individuals scamming citizens in surrounding counties.

 

 

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 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.

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.

 March 21, 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 6:30A.M this morning at the Circle K Gas Station, located at 4775 Chambers Rd.  The suspect approached the register and demanded money from the store clerk, as he brandished a handgun. As the suspect was leaving the store he took two cases of beer and ran from the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male in his 30’s. He was approximately 6 feet in height and weighed around 200 lbs. The suspect was wearing a long sleeved black sweat shirt, with a black due rag covering his face and red shorts and black tennis shoes.

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.

March 20, 2014

Deputy Involved Shooting Incident in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office has asked for the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in regards to a Deputy involved shooting that took place at 06:00p.m on Thursday evening at the corner of Bloomfield Rd and Leone Dr. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Heat Units were in the Village Green area looking for traffic violations due to a number of complaints from the residence in the area. Sgt. Johnson witnessed a Tan Ford Expedition traveling at a high rate of speed. Sgt. Johnson conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. It was reported by witnesses that the suspect brandished a firearm and that is when shots were fired. The suspect then fled from the Deputies. Deputy Litton followed the suspect on foot after the suspect ran from his vehicle to a residence on Satterfield Dr. where he was apprehended in the back yard. It was determined that the suspect had injuries and an ambulance was requested the suspect was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment. The suspect is listed in Stable condition at this time.

 

The suspect was identified as 54yr old Walter Cornelius Smith of Macon. 

 

The G.B.I. is still investigating the incident and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

This is an ongoing 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.

 

March 20, 2014

Brentwood Avenue Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office asked for the assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations after it was reported that a man was possibly injured when deputy had to shoot a charging dog.  It was reported that at around 1:30p.m., Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were pursuing a theft suspect, on foot, in a neighborhood located between Napier Avenue and Old Columbus Road. Property Investigators Clay Sutton and John Horne were on their way back to the office, from lunch, when they heard the assistance call over the Sheriff’s radio. The Investigators were close to the area where the foot pursuit was reported and went to assist the patrol deputy. Investigators saw two suspects leaving a building, located at 2830 Cherry Avenue. The suspects immediately ran once they saw the investigators.  The two suspects fled in separate directions. Investigator Horne attempted to capture the first suspect. That suspect was able to flee, investigators are attempting to locate and identify the suspect. Investigator Sutton pursued the second suspect.
 The second suspect, Shawn Maurice Taylor, age 42, from Macon, emptied several baggies of marijuana out his pockets as he attempted to flee. Taylor ran into a yard of a residence that is located in the 1400 block of Brentwood Avenue. Taylor attempted to jump over a fence, but was unsuccessful. As Investigator Sutton was attempting to apprehend Taylor, a dog came from around the residence and charged both men. Investigator Sutton drew his duty weapon and shot the dog. 

Animal control was notified and dog was transported to a local veterinarian hospital for treatment. The dog is listed to be in stable condition.

Taylor complained that he was injured when Investigator Sutton shot the charging dog, but it has not been determined of yet on how the injury was received.  He was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and was treated for his complaint and released a few hours later. Taylor has been taken in for questioning and is being charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute- Felony and Obstruction misdemeanor.

A second man, Soloman Mays, who was outside of the Brentwood residence at the time that the incident took place, stated that he was also injured. He notified investigators of his injury. Paramedics were called back to the Brentwood address where he was treated on scene.

The Sheriff’s Office asked for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident of where the men claimed that they were injured while the charging dog was shot.

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators are securing a search warrant for 2830 Cherry Avenue for possible drug activity.

This is an ongoing 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.

March 19, 2014

Third Arrest On Aggravated Assault Incident In South Macon

The third suspect involved in the aggravated assault incident on Monday at 3401 Houston Avenue, Pendleton Homes, was taken into custody this evening. The 16 year old juvenile escorted by his mother turned himself over to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Office located on Riverside Drive at around 6:30 p.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators were notified and took the juvenile into custody.

The juvenile is charged with 6 counts of aggravated assault, 1 count of possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years old, 1 count of criminal damage to property and 1 count of carrying a concealed weapon. He was transported to the Macon Regional Youth Development Center.

March 19, 2014

Arrests Made In Aggravated Assault Incident Involving a Motor Vehicle

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigated an aggravated assault that took place just before 12:00 a.m. on Saturday March 8, 2014. It was reported that 21 year old Wesley Sutton, 26 year old Angela Laycock and 23 year old David Sutton were returning back to Wesley Sutton’s residence on Central Street from a nearby store when they saw a white male and white female on the front deck of the trailer at the residence and they appeared to have just exited the trailer. Both suspects got into a Chevrolet 1500 extended cab pickup truck and attempted to leave. Wesley Sutton then shut the gate at the driveway in attempt to keep them there until Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies could arrive. The driver of the truck drove towards the gate knocking the gate down and pinning Wesley Sutton under the gate. As David Sutton attempted to free Wesley Sutton the male suspect put the truck in reverse and backed up then put the truck in drive moving forward and striking David Sutton. The suspects fled the scene in the pickup truck. David Sutton was transported to the Coliseum Northside Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The male and female suspect were later identified as 49 year old Rodney Lee Payne of Lizella and 41 year old Robin McCallum Jarriel of Lizella. Warrants were issued on both suspects for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.

On Wednesday March 19, 2014 at around 8:00 a.m. the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Payne and Jarriel at a location in the 6000 block of Columbus Road. The 1999 Chevrolet Pickup Truck was also recovered from the location. The suspects were transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division for questioning and were later transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Both suspects are charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. A current Bibb County Jail File picture is attached of the suspects.

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

 

March 18, 2014

Personal Robbery by Force

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal robbery that occurred around 09:30p.m. The Personal Robbery occurred at 3645 Mercer University Dr., River Bend Apartments. The victim was followed by two black males from the B.P. Gas Station in the 3600 Block of Mercer University Dr. The suspects were both wearing dark in color hoodies covering their faces but were described as being in their early twenties and around 5foot 8 inches in height, medium build. The suspects approached the victim when he got into the apartment complex and began hitting him and demanding his wallet. When they got an undisclosed amount of money from the victim they ran away on foot. No one was injured.

This incident is 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 an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

March 18, 2014

Public’s Assistance Requested in Identifying Suspect in Connection to a Financial Crime Incident

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect seen in the attached photo. The suspect is wanted for Financial Transaction Card Fraud for using a mislaid debit card at a local bank’s ATM on March 3, 2014.   

 

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.

March 18, 2014

Update: Aggravated Assault In South Macon

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received information of the location on two of the suspects involved in the aggravated assault that occurred in Pendleton Homes on Monday afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies went to Crystal Lake Apartments located at 1000 Crystal Lake Circle and apprehended the two suspects after a brief foot chase. They are 17 year old Demartez Lashawn Little and 18 year old Terico Deshawn Little. Both suspects are from Macon. They were taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division for questioning by investigators.

Both suspects were charged with six counts of aggravated assault and were transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. The Bibb County Jail File pictures of both suspects are attached. Additional arrests pending further investigation.

This incident continues to be under investigation and any further 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 with the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 18, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery Incident

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at around 3:00a.m. Tuesday morning at 1280 Gray Hwy, Walgreens.  It was reported that a black male armed with a handgun, entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.  No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male. He weighed around 140lbs to 160lbs and was approximately 5 feet 6inches to 5 feet 8inches in height. The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie jacket, with a bandana covering his face, and gloves, and he also had on blue jeans with tennis shoes. The suspect is described as having a limp with his right leg when he ran out of the store.

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.

March 17, 2014

Aggravated Assault In South Macon

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place around 4:00p.m. in Pendleton Homes located at 3401 Houston Avenue. It was reported that 3 black males approached one of the apartments. One of the male suspects had a gun and fired several shots at the apartment. The apartment was occupied at the time but no one was injured. The suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

This incident is currently under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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

March 15, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Hawkinsville Road, near Smiley’s Flea Market. It was reported that a 32yr old Jason Sapp died after his vehicle went off the roadway and collided with a tree at around 12:00a.m. Saturday morning.

Witness stated that Sapp’s 1989 Dodge Dakota was traveling south on Hawkinsville Road when he lost control of the vehicle in the curve in front of Smiley’s and crossed both the center median and the north bound lanes. His vehicle then went into the woods and struck a tree before coming to rest.

Sapp was transported to the Medical Center Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Sapp’s next of kin was notified by the Medical Center.   The traffic accident is still under investigation. 

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.

March 14, 2014

Four Vehicle Accident In West Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a four vehicle accident that occurred around 7:15p.m. Friday evening on Chambers Road between Nesbit Drive and Harrison Road.

It was reported that a red 1997 Oldsmobile Achiva driven by 52 year old Sondra Greene of Macon pulled out of Chambers Pointe Apartments in front of a  tractor trailer hauling pine logs that was traveling east on Chambers Road. The tractor trailer driver, 53year old Kenneth Berkley of Forsyth, attempted to avoid striking Greene but lost control of the truck and collided with Greene. His truck then struck   a 2008 Black Chevy Malibu driven by a 22 year old Ashante Gordon of Macon. The tractor trailer then overturned and some of the logs from the trailer landed on a White 1985 Nissan Pickup driven by a 39 year old Victor Morales of Macon. A 30 year old female Tusheika Taylor and her 7 year old daughter were in the Malibu with Gordon when the accident happened.

Everyone was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Greene, Berkley, Gordon, Morales, and Taylor are all listed as being in stable condition. Taylor’s 7 year old daughter is listed in critical but stable condition with a head injury.

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. In

March 13, 2014

Drug Arrest in West Bibb County

 

On Wednesday March 12, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m. investigators with the Bibb Sheriff’s Special Investigations made contact with a Gray Acura near I-475 and Thomaston Road. Prior to making contact with the vehicle investigators received information that the passenger was in possession of a large amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The passenger, 36 year old Traknovoise Sherrod Simmons of Macon, was interviewed at the scene.

Investigators seized approximately 10 pounds of marijuana at the scene. Further investigation led to the seizure of approximately 13 additional pounds of marijuana and a gun at a separate location in West Bibb County. Simmons was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana. The driver of the Acura was not arrested. This is Simmons 13th arrest in Bibb County. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $46,000.00.

The case remains under investigation. Attached is a picture of Simmons from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Jail File.

 

March 13, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Apprehend Escapee from Georgia D.O.C. Work Detail

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies apprehended a Georgia Department of Corrections Inmate, from the Dooly County State Prison, after he attempted an escape from a work detail in south Bibb County at around 12:35p.m. Thursday afternoon. It was reported the inmate was on a work detail on N. Avondale Circle. The inmate fled the detail and stole a truck that was parked at a nearby business that was located in the 1500 block of N. Avondale Circle. The truck broke down on Hawkinsville Road, just north of the Khol’s warehouse. The inmate ran across Hawkinsville Road, towards East Drive. The Sheriff’s Office began to receive several calls about a suspicious person, wearing a “prison style” jump suit, running in the area of East Drive.

The inmate attempted to break into a second vehicle, located in the 100 block of East Drive. The inmate ran from that business and then headed back towards Hawkinsville Road. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies located the inmate running through the field next to the Khol’s Warehouse and apprehended him shortly thereafter. The inmate that attempted to escape is 28 year old Jamal T. Millican. He was turned over to Georgia Department of Corrections where he will be charged with the escape. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office will be taking out warrants for the charges of Theft by Taking Auto, Criminal Damage to Property, Entering Auto, Obstruction, and False Information.

March 13, 2014

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery / Aggravated Assault Incident from February 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrants were served on 19 year old, Roderick Michael Loften at around 10:30a.m. Thursday morning after a tip was called in to Crime Stoppers. Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Lofton in connection to an armed robbery/ aggravated assault incident that took place at the Colony West apartment complex on February 6, 2014. (See original release below).

Roderick Michael Lofton is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during Commission of or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, and State Court Probation Violation.

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

March 11, 2014

Update: Fatal Shooting Investigation

A third arrest was made Monday morning by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in the fatal shooting of Damian Bernard Clayton. Trayvon Starks, a 16 year old juvenile was arrested and transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division where he was interviewed by investigators.  Starks is charged as an adult with Murder.

This incident continues to be under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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

 

March 9, 2014

Shooting Incident In West Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place just before 6:15p.m. Saturday afternoon.  It was reported that 26 year old Rodney Cooper Jr. of Macon was shot outside the Villager Lodge located at 5009 Harrison Road. Cooper was arguing with 23 year old Robert Hawkins of Macon when Hawkins shot Cooper.

Hawkins left the scene before deputies arrived. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies received information that Hawkins was seen in the area of Eisenhower Parkway and Harrison Road.  Deputies canvassed the area and located Hawkins at a nearby motel. He was taken into custody and transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning in reference to the incident.

Hawkins is charged with 1 count of Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.  A Bibb County Jail File picture is attached of Hawkins.

Cooper was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for multiple gunshot wounds. He is currently 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 with the “on-call” investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

March 6, 2014

Citizen’s Gun Class

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach Section is hosting a Citizen’s Gun Class on Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and March 25, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The class will be held at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Training Facility located at 1166 Jackson Street. 

To be eligible to attend you must be at least 21 years old and not have any felony convictions. A background check will be done the first night of class, unless you have a Georgia Firearms License. The class not only teaches how to safely load, unload and fire a gun but you will also learn about the gun laws for Georgia.

For more information on the class and registration contact Lieutenant Sinclair at the Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2702. Seats are limited.

March 4, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspects Involved in Fur Theft

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify the suspects involved in a fur coat theft that took place December 30, 2013 at around 5:00p.m. It was reported that three people, a black male and two black females entered the Barnes Furs store, located at 807 Cherry Street. It was reported that the suspects posed as shoppers and tried on several fur coats while at the store. It was later discovered that the suspects were involved in a theft of a mahogany fur coat.

On January 2, 2014 the store management conducted and inventory and discovered that a mahogany mink fur coat, valued at $20,997.00, was missing. Management reviewed surveillance footage and discovered that the fur coat was stolen by suspects posing as shoppers on December 30, 2013. The video footage revealed that a male suspect placed the fur coat under his trench coat while he and two females were in the store. All three suspects quickly left the store after the theft took place.

Investigators obtained surveillance photos and are asking the public for assistance in helping identify the three suspects in connection to this theft incident. The suspects were last seen leaving the store in a black colored Mercedes-Benz, possibly a 1990’s “S class” series. The Mercedes had a Houston County sticker displayed on the vehicle’s license plate.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: Black male, between 55 and 70 years of age. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 2 inches in height and he weighs around 150lbs to 180 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray trench coat, brown cap, gray pants and black tennis shoes. The suspect walked with a cane at the time of the theft.

Suspect2:  Black female, between 50 and 60 years of age. She is approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height to 5 feet 8 inches in height, unknown weight. This suspect was last seen wearing a black coat with a silver/ gray fur collar. This suspect was also wearing a black and white chevron patterned jacket and a black dress. She had a short hairstyle and she wore glasses.

Suspect 3: Black female, between 30 and 40 years of age, unknown weight. This suspect was last seen wearing a black leather and cloth coat. This suspect was also wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans, and she also wore a gold sequin hat. She also had long hair.

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

March 4, 2014

Murder Suspect Jasento Flowers in Custody

 

Murder suspect, 43 year old Jasento Lachun Flowers is currently in custody at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, without bond, after he turned himself over to Bibb Sheriff’s Corrections Deputies at around 2:00a.m. Tuesday morning.

Flowers will go before a magistrate judge for a first appearance hearing this afternoon for warrants that were issued in connection with the murder of Bridgette Flowers that took place on February 22, 2014.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators charged Flowers with Murder, (4cts) of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Parole Violation. The original media release is attached below.

 

Original Release sent on February 23, 2014

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in east Macon at around 10:10 p.m. Saturday night.  It was reported that 37 year old Bridgette Flowers of Macon was fatally shot. There were two other victims shot.  They were 18 year old Jamecia Williams and 19 year old Onterio Smith, both of Macon. Williams was treated and released from the Medical Center. Smith refused any medical treatment at the scene.

It was reported that Bridgette Flowers and four people were in Flowers’s 2005 White Chrysler Town &Country Van when the incident occurred. The incident began on Trinity Place and ended on Maynard Street.  All of the victims were inside the van when they were shot.  The events leading up to the shooting incidents are under investigation. No one else was injured.  

 

March 2, 2014

Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery incident that took place around 10:15a.m. Sunday morning, behind the Wells Fargo bank, located at 150 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. The bank was closed when the incident occurred. It was reported that a clerk from a local convenience store was making a deposit in the outside drop box when a suspect approached and demanded that the clerk hand over the deposit bag. The suspect sprayed the clerk with pepper spray, snatched the deposit bag, and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The clerk was transported to a local hospital and was later released after having the pepper spray cleaned off. The clerk was uninjured.

The sex of the suspect has not been determined at this time. The suspect was described as being 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet in height and having a slender build. The suspect was wearing a long sleeved black shirt and had on a black mask.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking local businesses to follow a few crime safety tips when making deposits:

·         Don’t make your deposits part of a set routine. Try to alternate the times, days, driving route and person making the deposit.

·         Remove your name-tag/ID badge and cover up any clothing that indicates you are a merchant.

·         Employees that are making the deposits should always go in pairs.

·         Make sure that employees keep details of your cash handling procedures confidential and that they do not discuss them in front of customers or outside of the business.

·         Contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately if you feel like you are being followed.

·         Avoid making any stops on the way to the bank.

·         Park in a well-lit, highly visible area.

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

 

March 2, 2014

Single Vehicle Accident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred around 5:58a.m. Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Fountain Car Wash, located at 1820 Hardeman Avenue. The car wash was closed at the time that the accident took place.

It was reported that a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by 26 year old Victor Anthony Calhoun, left the roadway and collided with the fountain that is located in the Fountain Car Wash parking lot. The events leading up to the accident are under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Calhoun was transported to a local hospital where he is listed to be in critical condition.

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” investigator.

March 2, 2014

Three Separate Traffic Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Hit and Run Accident Involving a Pedestrian on Pionono Avenue

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “hit and run” traffic accident, involving a pedestrian that took place in the 2000 block of Pionono Avenue, near Stephens Street. According to witness statements, 46 year old Roderick McGee of Macon was attempting to walk across Pionono Avenue, towards Stephens Street at around 7:20p.m. Saturday evening. A white or light colored S.U.V. was headed south on Pionono when it struck McGee with the driver’s side of the vehicle. The S.U.V. left the scene of the accident and continued to head south on Pionono Avenue. McGee was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries from the accident. According to hospital staff, McGee is listed to be in stable condition.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is looking for a white or light colored S.U.V. with damage to the driver’s side headlight area and the vehicle should be missing the driver’s side mirror.

Two Pedestrians Struck While Crossing Pionono Avenue

Around 8:00p.m. Saturday night, it was reported that two pedestrians were attempting to cross from a convenience store to the Gold Cup Bowling Alley in the 3000 block of Pionono Avenue. It was reported that as the couple attempted to cross the street, they were struck by a blue Ford F-150 that was headed south on Pionono Avenue. The driver of the Ford truck, 52 year old Christopher Eugene Maxwell of Macon, was taken to jail for Driving on a Suspended Revoked License.

Pedestrian, 26 year old female, Aron Fox was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries received from the accident. Aron Fox’s husband, 35 year old Collin Fox refused medical treatment. Aron Fox was transported to a local hospital and is listed to be in stable condition.

Hit and Run Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian on Napier Avenue

Bibb Sheriff Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a pedestrian that was involved in a “hit and run” accident around 8:30p.m. Saturday night near the Dollar General store, located in the 3400 block of Napier Avenue. It was reported that 18 year old Casson Hall Jr. was struck by a black Honda Accord with dark tinted windows. The Honda left the accident scene and Hall was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries that he received from this accident. Hall is listed to be in stable condition. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is looking for a black Honda Accord with dark tinted windows. The Honda may possibly have damage to the front of the vehicle.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that if you must walk at night, you should increase your visibility by carrying a flashlight and wear bright or reflective clothes. If pedestrians must cross a roadway use a well-lighted area or try to cross at a pedestrian cross walk.

All three accidents are under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to any of these accidents 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.

March 1, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery Investigation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place at around 3:00p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Vickers’s Transmission shop, located at 691 Third Street.  It was reported that two men, one armed with a knife, the other armed with a handgun, entered the garage area of the business and demanded money from the victim’s wallet. The suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.  No one was injured during this incident.

The first suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 40’s. He weighed around 160 to 180 lbs and was approximately 6 feet to 6 feet2 inches in height. The suspect was wearing a multicolored baseball cap, possibly an Atlanta Falcon’s cap. He was wearing a jacket, unknown color, but with a zipper in the front, and he also had on blue jeans.  This suspect was armed with a pocket knife.

The second suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 40’s. He weighed around 160 to 180 lbs and was approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches in height. This suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and white tennis shoes. This suspect was armed with a small, chrome, semi-automatic handgun.

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.

 

March 1, 2014

Fatal Shooting Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident that took place in the parking lot of the strip mall that is located at 1090 Eisenhower Parkway. According to witness statements, 21 year old Cedric Recardo Patrick Jr. was fatally shot in the back at around 10:15p.m. Friday night.

According to witness statements, 27 year old Dominick Kantrel Howell Sr., Patrick’s cousin, was sitting behind Patrick in a vehicle along with several other occupants.  Howell took his handgun out of his waistband, because it was uncomfortable, and placed it on his lap. The gun began to fall off of his lap and he attempted to catch it. The handgun went off and the bullet went through the seat, striking Patrick in the back.

Patrick was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Patrick was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:56p.m., by doctors in the emergency room.  The next of kin has been notified.

Howell turned himself over to Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and explained the details of the fatal shooting incident.  Howell is being charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. He is currently being held in the Bibb Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Center, without bond.

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

February 28, 2014

Update: Personal Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division has identified the suspect in the personal armed robbery and aggravated assault incident that took place on Thursday morning in the 3900 block of Napier Avenue. The suspect is 20 year old Larry Howard Jr. of Macon. Warrants were issued on Howard for armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Howard also has an outstanding warrant from a separated case. Howard is a black male, 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighs 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and what appears to be 3 small letters tattooed on his face below each eye. A 2013 Bibb County Jail File picture is shown of Howard.

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.

February 27, 2014

Uniformed Crime Rate Totals for 2013

 

Bibb Sheriff David Davis has announced the Uniform Crime Rate totals for the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and Macon Police Department for 2013. There were a total of 2,756 total crimes reported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office in 2013. A total of 7,524 crimes were reported to the Macon Police Department in 2013.

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Crime Rates

In unincorporated Bibb County, homicides were down by 66.7 %. There was only one homicide in unincorporated Bibb County and an arrest was made in connection to that homicide. Aggravated assaults were down by 23.9%. Robberies were up by 57.1% in Bibb County, most of which were taking place at hotels in south and north Bibb County. The Sheriff’s Office saw a trend occurring and took immediate action. Several arrests were made in connection to the robberies and crime began to decrease going into 2014.

Burglaries were down 6.4% in 2013. Shoplifting increased by 15.2%.  The Sheriff’s Office praises the retailers that took proactive measures and by preventing those individuals from attempting to steal from these area stores and assisting in the adjudication process when dealing with these type of criminals. The Sheriff’s Office also maintains a data base of arrested shoplifters in an effort to identify and track those individuals in our area who may potentially steal.

Auto Thefts were up by 18.6% and entering autos were up by 40%. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is continuing to ask the public to secure and keep all items that would be inviting to a criminal, out of sight. Most that were entered were found to be unlocked and items were left in plain view. Those who commit these types of crimes tend to be committed by opportunist.

Macon Police Department’s Uniformed Crime Rates

In the city limits of Macon, homicides were down by 23.8%. There were 16 homicides in the city of Macon and arrests were made in connection to all 16 homicides. Aggravated Assaults were down by 0.6%. Robberies overall were down 8.2%. The minus percentages were attributed to the constant visibility of patrol officers in their zones patrolling the residential areas and businesses. Also contributing to the low percentages in these crimes was the assistance of the citizens through the neighborhood watch groups.

Burglaries were up 8.0% in 2013. With the newly consolidated Sheriff’s Office in place these crimes are being addressed. Regular meetings are held with the command staff along with the captains and lieutenants in the districts to address these and other types of crimes.  The Sheriff’s Outreach Section is also working with business owners and meeting with neighborhood watch groups to give information out on ways to help prevent burglaries.  

Auto Thefts were up 0.4% and entering autos were down 14%.

 

Bibb Sheriff David Davis said, “The crime stats from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Police Department for 2013 illustrate that our community is headed in a positive direction as shown by the reduced occurrences of homicides and aggravated assaults. Since our law enforcement merger, our deputies have been swift and effective in their responses to criminal incidents. Our citizens have provided vital assistance to us as well. Because of this we are hopeful that 2014 will bring an encouraging outlook for Macon-Bibb County as far as crime is concerned.”

February 27, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery and aggravated assault that took place just before 3:45 a.m. this morning in the 3900 block of Napier Avenue. It was reported that the victim, 28 year old Deundre Oliver of Macon was talking with the suspect inside the boarding house where Oliver lives. The suspect, who Oliver knows, was asking Oliver about another person who lives at the house when he displayed a gun and demanded money. Oliver gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect shot Oliver once before fleeing the scene.  Oliver was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20’s. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs 140 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and red shoes. The suspect is only known at this time as Larry. This incident is currently under investigation. 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 the on-call Investigator, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 24, 2014

Arrests Made In Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, in cooperation with the Bibb County Board of Education Police and the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force made arrests today on two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred at the Macon Little League Field, located at 2230 Anthony Road at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.  A Jedarrius Treonta  Meadows Jr., 17 years old of Macon was arrested around 8:30 a.m. this morning at a local high-school.  Also arrested was a Roland R. Watson, 15 years old of Macon. Watson was arrested early today at his home.  Both Meadows and Watson are charged with Murder. Watson is being charged as an adult. A jail file photograph is attached of Meadows.

Sheriff  David Davis said, “I commend the Sheriff’s Office Investigators who worked tirelessly through the weekend to identify those responsible for this tragic crime. One of the last homicides in 2013 and the first homicide in 2014 involved  youth on youth crime. There are many good people doing many good things in our community. These senseless acts of violence should not deter those who want to make a positive difference from trying to make our community one in which our youth are discouraged from taking up arms against one another.”

This incident continues to be under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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

 

February 24, 2014

Murder Suspect’s Vehicle Recovered

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office recovered the BMW 740i that was driven by murder suspect, Jasento Lachun Flowers Sr.  It was reported that the vehicle was dropped off at a relative’s house on Sunday afternoon, by a wrecker service from Dooly County. The Sheriff’s Office received the information of the vehicle’s whereabouts on Monday.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators impounded the vehicle and are processing it for evidence in connection with the Bridgette Flower’s murder investigation.

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

 

February 24, 2014

Murder Suspect’s Son Arrested For Tampering With Evidence

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred in the 700 block of Trinity Place involving 23 year old Jasento Lachun Flowers Jr. of Macon  just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  Flowers Jr. was arrested for tampering with evidence. He was attempting to remove evidence from a crime scene.  The charge is in relation to the homicide of Bridgette Flowers. Flowers Jr. is the son of Jasento Lachun Flowers Sr. who is wanted for the murder of Bridgette Flowers.  Flowers Jr. is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement on the charges of tampering with evidence (felony) and probation violation of state court. He also has a hold for Treutlen County. . The jail file photo of Flowers Jr. is attached.

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

 

February 24, 2014

Update: Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the Macon Little League Field, located at 2230 Anthony Road at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.  It was reported that a 16 year old juvenile male was found shot at this location. 

The victim was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He was later pronounced dead at the Medical Center by Coroner Leon Jones. The victim was identified as Damian Bernard Clayton of Macon.

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

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

 

February 23, 2014

Infant Death Investigation

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a 17 month old female. It was reported that the father and his daughter were visiting a relative at her apartment located on North Pierce Circle on Saturday afternoon. The father stated the child was in another room playing with other children when he heard a loud noise. He rushed into the room where his daughter was and discovered that a TV and the dresser that the TV was placed on had fallen onto his daughter.  The father rushed his daughter to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead by Coroner Leon Jones. An autopsy has been requested by the Coroner. The incident is currently under investigation.

February 23, 2014

Update: Fatal Shooting and Aggravated Assault In East Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in east Macon at around 10:10 p.m. Saturday night.  It was reported that 37 year old Bridgette Flowers of Macon was fatally shot. There were two other victims shot.  They were 18 year old Jamecia Williams and 19 year old Onterio Smith, both of Macon. Williams was treated and released from the Medical Center. Smith refused any medical treatment at the scene.

It was reported that Bridgette Flowers and four people were in Flowers’s 2005 White Chrysler Town &Country Van when the incident occurred. The incident began on Trinity Place and ended on Maynard Street.   All of the victims were inside the van when they were shot.  The events leading up to the shooting incidents are under investigation. No one else was injured.  

The suspect is identified as 43 year old Jasento Lachun Flowers Sr. of Macon. . Mr. Flowers is the husband of the victim Bridgette Flowers.  Mr. Flowers is described as a dark skin black male, 5 ft. 7 in. height and weighs approximately 140 pounds. He was last seen driving a 2001 BMW 740i, black in color, tag number PDF 3490.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  A 2014 jail file photograph of Mr. Flowers is attached. He is wanted for Murder and Aggravated Assault (2 counts).

This incident is currently under investigation.

 

Anyone with information February 23, 2014

Fatal Shooting and Aggravated Assault In East Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting and aggravated assault incident that occurred in East Macon at around 10:10 p.m. Saturday night.  It was reported that 37 year old Bridgette Flowers of Macon was fatally shot. Two other victims, an 18 year old female and a 19 year old male from Macon were also shot.

It was reported that Flower’s and four people were in Flower’s 2005 White Chrysler Town &Country Van when the incident occurred.   

Flowers and the 18 year old female were transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Flowers was pronounced dead at the Medical Center by Coroner Leon Jones. The 18 year old female is in stable condition. The 19 year old male refused medical treatment. This incident is currently under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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

 

February 23, 2014

Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the Macon Little League Field, located at 2230 Anthony Road at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.  It was reported that a 16 year old juvenile male was found shot at this location. 

The victim was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He was later pronounced dead at the Medical Center by Coroner Leon Jones. This incident is currently under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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

February 22, 2014

Suspect Apprehended After Assaulting and Fleeing From Deputies in West Macon  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that took place just before 7:30 a.m. this morning at the Holiday Inn Express at 4970 Harrison Road. The motel manager contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the theft of a tool bag with tools. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy met with the motel manager about the theft. The manager said the suspect was still at the motel. The deputy made contact with the suspect. As the deputy spoke with the suspect the motel manager told the deputy that she had the suspect on video, committing the theft. The deputy asked the suspect to come with her to an area at the front desk. The suspect suddenly punched the deputy in the chest and ran out of the motel. The deputy pursued the suspect on foot and attempted to tase the suspect. The suspect got into a van and sped away almost striking the deputy. The deputy pursued the suspect and van along with assistance from other Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies. The pursuit ended as the suspect rammed his vehicle into a wall at the Mercer Self Storage located at 3968 Mercer University Drive.  

The suspect was identified as 45 year-old Charles Palamara from Florida. Palamara was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. He is listed in stable condition. He is currently on probation out of Florida for possession of cocaine. The 2005 Chevrolet Express van that he was in possession of is stolen out of Florida. Palamara will be charged with theft by taking (3 counts), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, eluding and burglary from an unrelated incident. This case 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.

February 22, 2014

Suspect Apprehended After Assaulting and Fleeing From Deputies in West Macon  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that took place just before 7:30 a.m. this morning at the Holiday Inn Express at 4970 Harrison Road. The motel manager contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the theft of a tool bag with tools. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy met with the motel manager about the theft. The manager said the suspect was still at the motel. The deputy made contact with the suspect. As the deputy spoke with the suspect the motel manager told the deputy that she had the suspect on video, committing the theft. The deputy asked the suspect to come with her to an area at the front desk. The suspect suddenly punched the deputy in the chest and ran out of the motel. The deputy pursued the suspect on foot and attempted to tase the suspect. The suspect got into a van and sped away almost striking the deputy. The deputy pursued the suspect and van along with assistance from other Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies. The pursuit ended as the suspect rammed his vehicle into a wall at the Mercer Self Storage located at 3968 Mercer University Drive.  

The suspect was identified as 45 year-old Charles Palamara from Florida. Palamara was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. He is listed in stable condition. He is currently on probation out of Florida for possession of cocaine. The 2005 Chevrolet Express van that he was in possession of is stolen out of Florida. Palamara will be charged with theft by taking (3 counts), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, eluding and burglary from an unrelated incident. This case 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.

 

February 20, 2014

Personal Armed Robbery in South Macon

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place at around 1:22p.m., Thursday afternoon. It was reported that a man from Atlanta made contact with a person who was advertising wedding rings on Craigslist. They were supposed to meet near the intersection of Rocky Creek Road and Pionono Avenue. The Atlanta man met with two males and looked at the wedding rings. He told the seller of the rings that they were not the same rings that were being advertised on Craigslist. The second male that was with the seller displayed a handgun and demanded money from the Atlanta man. Once the two suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled in a silver 1980’s model Toyota Camry that had damage on the driver’s side of the vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspects are both described as dark skinned black males with shoulder length dreads. Both men were approximately in their mid to late 20’s. Both were around 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches in height and both weighed approximately 150 to 160 lbs. One suspect was wearing a colorful striped polo style shirt and the other was wearing a white t-shirt.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office urges residents to follow these tips when using classified-advertising sites such as Craigslist.org to purchase or sell items:

• Check out the seller’s information. Ask for a phone number and address before arranging a meeting place.

• Ask as many questions as you can before going to buy the product. If the sellers can’t answer your questions, there is a good chance they don’t have the item they are selling.

• Don’t buy from sellers who list only an e-mail address.

• Meet in a public, well-lit place like a coffee shop or cafe to ensure your safety.

• Never go to a second location that has not been agreed on.

• Don’t travel by yourself.

• Show up to the meeting place early and scope out the area. If something seems out of place, trust your instincts and leave.

• If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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.

February 20, 2014

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in west Bibb

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Response Team “S.R.T.”, along with members of the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested Armed Robbery suspect Robert Kyle Barthelemy after a tip was called in to the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers.

It was reported that Barthelemy was possibly at an address in west Bibb County. S.R.T. Deputies and members of the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force responded to the address and located Barthelemy and two other men getting into a car and attempting to flee. After a short pursuit, the vehicle was stopped and all three men were apprehended without incident. 

 The three men were charged with the following:

Robert Kyle Barthelemy, age 20, of Macon had warrants for Armed Robbery, (2) cts. Aggravated Assault and Parole Violation. Barthelemy is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Scott Michael Mander, age 39, of Macon is currently being held without bond in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for a Probation Violation Warrant and a “hold” for another agency.

Christopher Todd Potts, age 22, of Macon is currently being held without bond for Fleeing and Eluding and Reckless Driving, False Information, Probation Violation Superior Court and an outstanding warrant that he had for the charge of  Forgery in the 4th Degree.

 

Attached Original Media Release…….

 

February 19, 2014

Plane Crash at Herbert Smart Airport

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane crash that occurred at the Herbert Smart Airport, located at 2725 Herbert Smart Airport Road, at around 2:18p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  According to airport staff, a single engine plane, piloted by an instructor and a student were conducting “touch and go” training. The plane took off from the taxi way and was attempting to make a right turn. Airport staff stated that the pilot experienced a wind shift, which resulted in the plane crashing down.

Macon-Bibb Fire Fighters extricated the instructor, 55 year old Dr. Guy Foulkes of Macon and the student, 49 year old Kelly Hague of Macon. Both were transported to a local hospital where they are listed to be in critical condition.

 

 

February 18, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Hartley Bridge Road, at its intersection with Oakview Club Dr. It was reported that one person died after two vehicles collided at around 5:30p.m. Tuesday evening.

The area between Oakview Club Dr and Bankston Lake Rd 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.

February 18, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team Deputies Arrest Third Suspect in Classic Firearms Burglary

 

Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Special Response Team arrested a third suspect involved with the “Classic Firearms” burglary that took place on November 21, 2013. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators identified 21 year old Telvin Keon Jackson as one of the suspects involved with that burglary and had warrants issued for his arrest.

Around 12:30p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Bibb Sheriff’s Special Response Team deputies attempted a traffic stop with Jackson’s mother’s vehicle, after seeing him in the car. As she pulled into a gas station parking lot at the intersection of Northside Drive and Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Jackson bolted from the back of the vehicle.  Deputies pursued Jackson as he ran through the parking lot of the North Park Shopping Center.  Jackson was apprehended after he attempted to take refuge in the dumpster area, located behind the Taco Bell restaurant.

  Telvin Keon Jackson was arrested for warrants for the charge of burglary,  and other warrants for (2) different charges of Theft by Taking-Felony, Probation Violation Superior Court, Contempt of Court-City, Criminal Trespass, Simple Battery-Family Violence, and Battery-Family Violence. Jackson is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Previously:

Shamarko Treyvonne Newson Jr. and Joshua Dewayne Logan were arrested November 23, 2013, as co-conspirators in the “Classic Firearms” burglary.  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and Macon Police Department Strike Team Officers located and arrested both men near Travis Blvd in south Macon.

Shamarko Treyvonne Newson Jr. remains in the Bibb Co. Law Enforcement Center, without bond, for the charges of Burglary, Obstruction, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, Simple Battery, Probation Violation State Court, State Court Bench Warrant, and two different “holds” for other agencies.

Joshua Dewayne Logan remains in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond for the charges of Burglary- 1st degree felony, Burglary, and he also has three different “holds” for other agencies.

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional arrests are pending.  Anyone with information in reference to this investigation 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.

 

 

 

February 17, 2014

 

Aggravated Assault and Personal Armed Robbery in North Bibb

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault and personal armed robbery incident that took place in North Macon around 07:00pm on Monday night. According to a statement from one of the victim’s a 20yr old Gordon Brossard of Statesboro, he and the other victim 31 year old Paul Knight were contacted by a mutual friend Robert Kyle Barthelemy of Macon to come visit him. Brossard said they met Barthelemy at the McDonald’s at 550 Gray Hwy. They all got into Knight’s Ford Focus and were traveling north on I75 when Barthelemy pulled a knife and demanded money. He then began cutting both victims with the knife. Brossard stated that when they gave him their money he told them to let him out of the car.  They stopped on I75 between I16 and Arkwright Road and Barthelemy got out of the vehicle. Knight and Brossard continued on to Arkwright Road where they stopped to call 911.

 

Both Knight and Brossard were transported to the Medical Center Hospital for treatment where they are both listed in stable condition.

 

Investigators are interviewing witnesses and evidence in attempts to locate Barthelemy. If you see Barthelemy please do not approach him just contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office or your local Law Enforcement Agency.

 

Barthelemy is described as a white male 20yrs old, 5’08” 140lbs with short brown hair and brown eyes. He sometimes has a goatee.

 

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.

 

February 17, 2014

 

Inactive Meth Lab removal in West Bibb

           

Bibb County Sheriff’s is investigating an inactive methamphetamine lab that was found around 05:00pm at 4499 Dixon Rd in Lizella. The construction workers remodeling the rental property at that location found what they believed to be a Meth Lab in the woods behind the house and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

 

When Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators arrived they identified the lab and the Macon-Bibb Fire Department was contacted along with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office hazardous materials teams. They are in the process of cleaning the chemicals up and the G.B.I.’s removal unit is in route to take the chemicals to safely dispose of them.

 

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon-Bibb Fire Department are requesting that the public try to stay away from the area of Dixon Rd near Fulton Mill Rd close to the Eisenhower Pkwy side until the chemicals are cleaned up.     

           

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind the public if you come in contact with something that you believe is a Methamphetamine Lab that you not approach it and contact your local Law Enforcement Agency and let them determine what it is. If it is a working Meth Lab they are very dangerous and you could be seriously injured. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has Personnel that are specially trained to remove the chemicals safely.

                 Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the 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 the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 17, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Make Arrests in Mailbox Theft Ring

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects and are looking for a third suspect involved in stealing and forging checks from mail boxes from west Bibb County residential areas.  According to investigators, 23 year old Bobby Leon Parrish was arrested on February 6, 2014 for the charge of 4th Degree Forgery, for an incident that took place at the end of January. It was reported that Parrish negotiated a stolen check for a little over $264.00. The check was placed in the mailbox by a resident that lived in the Middlesex Drive area and it was made payable to a local cable company. The payable portion of the check was changed and replaced with Bobby Parrish’s name. Parrish was released from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on February 6, 2014 on a $590.00 bond.  Parrish was arrested again on February 17 for charges on a separate case and is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for a bond of $11,200.00 (Photograph attached)

On February 12, 2014, Brandi Danielle Lamere, age 29 from Macon, was arrested for (5) counts of Forgery, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Related Objects/Equipment, and she has a “hold” from another agency. It was reported that a box of checks were stolen out of a mailbox in the Aspen Drive area.  According to investigators, three checks were made payable to Lamere and a fourth check was written towards a purchase at a local shoe store. The fifth check was made payable to a person whose identification was stolen in 2013. The total amount of from the checks that were forged was around $3,836.00. When Lamere was arrested, investigators discovered additional stolen checks and a social security card.  Lamere is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $ 5,075.00 bond. (Photograph attached)

Investigators have warrants for a third person of interest in connection to these mailbox thefts and forgery. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for 38 year old Traci Lynne Mullis of Macon.  Mullis is described as white female, 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighing approximately 180 lbs. The attached photo of Traci Mullis was taken from a 2012 arrest in Bibb County.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office cautions the public to use their local post office when mailing checks or other materials that may contain sensitive information, ( i.e. social security numbers, dates of birth, etc.)

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents or the location of Traci Lynne Mullis is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

February 17, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in South Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 462 Cynthia Ave around 02:00a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, 32 year old Keya Nighton of Macon along with a black male known as “Jermane” and a 3 year old female were leaving that residence when an unknown person fired several shots at her 1999 Nissan Maxima. Nighton’s car was struck multiple times but no one was injured during this incident.  

     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspect. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

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

 February 16, 2014

Personal Robbery by Snatching in East Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal robbery by snatching that took place around 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Rookery located at 543 Cherry St that ocurred in the outside dining area. It was reported that a 44 year old female was approached by two black males asking her and her husband for a light. They told the two males they did not have a light and the two suspects left. The two males returned later and snatched the female’s purse. The two suspects ran and got into a white Buick Roadmaster and fled the scene.

The victim’s husband later spotted the suspect vehicle on Forsyth Street at the Citgo Gas Station and was able to give the Bibb Sheriff’s Office a tag number for the vehicle. He also stated the vehicle was traveling west on Vineville Avenue.

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle on Charter Lane at Rivoli Drive and stopped it. As the deputies were taking three suspects that were in the vehicle into custody the driver began fighting with a deputy and was able to run from the scene. As deputies continued looking for the driver he was captured a short time later in a wooded area off Rivoli Drive. All suspects were taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after being interviewed by investigators.

The driver was identified as 22 year old Fred James Harris of Macon. He was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana. The passengers were identified as 21 year old Shamond Rayson Rozier of Macon and 21 year old Terrance Lamont James of Macon.  Rozier was charged with robbery and violation of probation. James was charged with robbery.

Sheriff Davis expresses his appreciation for the vigilance and quick response of the deputies who responded to this incident and were able to apprehend the suspects with the information received from the victim’s husband. This is an exemplary example of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and citizens working together.

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.

 

February 16, 2014

Stolen Vehicle Recovered With Eight Year Old Child Left Inside in West Bibb

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy’s recovered a stolen vehicle with a child that was left inside the vehicle early Sunday morning. It was reported just after midnight Saturday night deputy’s responded to a report of a child that was left inside a vehicle that was stolen. The incident occurred at Villa West Apartments located at 4006 Mercer University Drive.

A female stated she was helping take some groceries inside of a friend’s apartment. She stated she had left the vehicle running with her 8 year old son in the backseat sleeping. The female’s friend watching the vehicle from inside the apartment  saw a male suspect at the vehicle from inside the apartment.  The mother of the child stated before she could get out to her vehicle she saw a male getting into her vehicle and drive away. She stated as she ran after the vehicle yelling that her son was in the truck the driver stuck his hand out of the driver’s side window and fired a shot into the air from what she believed to be a gun. 

Deputy’s quickly got the vehicle information and tag number of the vehicle and gave a lookout over the sheriff’s radio. Within minutes the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle fitting the description of the stolen vehicle at Hollingsworth Road and Log Cabin Drive. Deputy’s quickly responded to the location. When deputy’s arrived they found the 8 year old victim and stolen vehicle along with 2 concerned citizens.

The 8 year old boy was released back to the mother unharmed and uninjured. Before being released he was checked by paramedics that were called to the location. The vehicle was taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab.  A description of the suspect is not available at this time. This incident is currently under investigation.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you when you leave your vehicle unattended to NEVER leave children inside the vehicle without an adult and NEVER leave the keys in the vehicle while the vehicle is running ANYTIME.  

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

February 16, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in East Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 846 Fort Hill St just before 11:00p.m. Saturday night. According to witness statements, an unknown black male fired multiple shots at the residence. No one was injured during the incident.

       Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the 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.

 

February 14, 2014

Two Juveniles Arrested in Connection to North Bibb Burglaries

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, working in cooperation with Monroe County Sheriff’s Investigators, have arrested two juveniles in connection to several burglaries that took place on Red Fox Run in north Bibb and Monroe County areas.  The burglaries took place during December and January. The investigation led to the arrest of two, 15 year old juveniles who would jump over the fence, that separated the Riverwalk apartment complex from the adjacent neighborhood, to commit the burglaries.

 It was reported that items such as computers, guns, and a Mazda truck were stolen during these burglary incidents.  This is an ongoing investigation. Additional arrests are pending.

Sheriff Davis expresses his appreciation for the helpfulness from the neighborhood residents who assisted investigators in these burglary incidents. He is also proud of the diligence of the investigators who continue to work on bringing these suspects to justice and closure to these incidents that have occurred in this neighborhood.

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents are urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 and ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

February 13, 2014

Citizens Gun Safety Class

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is teaching a Gun Safety Class for citizens on Monday and Tuesday, February 24 and February 25, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The class will be held at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Training Division. 

To be eligible to attend you must be 21 years old and not be a convicted felon. A background check will be done the first night of class, unless you have the new carry-conceal permit. The class not only teaches how to safely load, unload and use a gun but you will also learn about the gun laws for Georgia. Limited spaces are available.

For more information on the class and registration contact Lieutenant Sinclair at the Bibb Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2710.

February 13, 2014

Robbery By Snatching Incident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Robbery by Snatching incident that occurred at 4658 Mercer University Drive just before 9:20 a.m. this morning. It was reported that the 40 year old female victim was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot of the Summer Park Apartments. The suspect approached her and asked for the time. He then reached to grab her purse. The victim fought with the suspect. The suspect was able to get the victims purse and he ran from the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male, 6 feet in height. He was wearing all black clothing with a red ski mask under a black hoodie. He was also wearing black Jordan tennis shoes with red trim.

The victim was not injured during the incident. This incident is currently being investigated.

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 12, 2014

 

Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in West Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two suspects in connection to a personal armed robbery that took place at the American Best Inn, located at 4864 Harrison Road at around 4:20a.m. It was reported that a male victim was going to a room located at the Inn. As he was walking down the walkway to the room a black male opened a hotel room door and pointing a gun at him and told him to come into the room.  Once inside the room there was a second suspect. The suspects demanded money. After taking the victim money the suspects then told the victim to leave. The victim then called Bibb Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. A look-out was placed for both suspects. 

 Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators went to the room where the incident occurred. Both suspects matching the description were found inside the room.

 

Two suspects were arrested in connection with this armed robbery.

 

Alexis Za’Kia Balkcom, age 20 of Jeffersonville. Balkcom is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Armed Robbery.

 

Chartisti Sanchez Rouse, age 22 of Macon. Rouse is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Armed Robbery, Rouse was also arrested on State Court Bench warrants, unrelated to the Armed Robbery incident.

February 10, 2014

Robbery by Force in West Bibb

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery by force that took place around 7:21pm Monday at the Brookhaven Apartment Homes, located at 4860 Brookhaven Road. According to the witness statements, the female victim had approached her vehicle from her apartment building when one black male suspect ran up and pushed her from behind into the open door of her vehicle. The victim dropped her purse as she was pushed into the vehicle, hitting her head.  The suspect picked up her purse and then ran off.  The witness stated when he saw the suspect push the victim and take her purse he chased him but lost sight of him.  The victim did receive a head injury during this incident. She was taken to the Medical Center where she was treated and released.

    The suspect was described as a black male about 6”feet in height, wearing a black hoodie pulled over face and black pants.

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.

 

February 9, 2014

 

 

Personal Armed Robbery Incident in East Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place at Piedmont Circle around 11:30am Sunday. It was reported that 36 year old Wayne Moyers of Macon was approached by two black males outside his home, both suspects  brandished handguns.  The suspects demanded money from Mr. Moyers and then one of the two suspects hit Moyers in the head with the gun.  Mr. Moyers did received injuries to his head. He was treated and released from the Medical Center hospital. Both suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

No further information is available at this time. This case is still under investigation.

 

 

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

 

February 8, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in West Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred near 3690 Eisenhower Parkway around 9:41 p.m. Saturday night. According to witness statements, 16 year old Keandre Davis was at a party in the area when an argument started and an unknown black male pulled a pistol and began shooting. Davis was shot in the left leg and he was taken to the Medical Center Hospital where he is listed as to be in stable condition.  

     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspect. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

 

 

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

February 8, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in East Bibb

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Family Dollar store located at 3002 Shurling Drive. It was reported that the suspect entered the store around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night. The suspects confronted a store employee at the front register and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled the store on foot. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5” 6 feet in height. Suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with a black mask covering his face. The suspect was armed with a handgun.    

  

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.

February 8, 2014

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian in East Bibb County

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that took place on Gray Highway, at around 6:40p.m. Saturday. According to witness statements, 48 year old Willie Cartilage of Macon was walking across Gray Highway from Graham Road wearing dark colored clothes.

  It was reported that Willie Cartilage walked out in front of the vehicle and was struck. The driver of the vehicle that struck Cartilage left the scene before deputy’s arrived.  The vehicle is described as a dark in color truck.

 

  Cartilage was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for injuries and he is listed to be in stable condition.

  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that if you must walk at night, you should increase your visibility by carrying a flashlight and wear bright or reflective clothes. If pedestrians must cross a roadway use a well-lighted area or try to cross at a pedestrian cross walk.

 

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.

February 8, 2014

Aggressive Dog Attacks Deputy

On February 8, 2014 in District 2, South Bibb County, deputies responded to three  aggressive dogs  at 5411 Houston Road the  Skyview   Mobile Home Park  lot: 61 A.  It was reported dogs were chasing children up and down the street in the neighborhood. The dogs were being very aggressive by barking and chasing the children.

The dogs, described as mixed breed were on site when deputies arrived. As the deputy pulled up and saw the dogs the deputy requested that Animal Control be notified to pick up the dogs. The deputy exited his vehicle but the dogs aggressively approached him.  The deputy began backing away from the dogs but one of the three dogs then charged him. The deputy fired his gun at the dog striking it and fatally wounding the dog.  This all happened before Animal Control could arrive on scene to contain the dogs. Animal control did arrive to remove the remaining dogs.

February 6, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Macon

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at around 4:30p.m., at the Colony West Apartments located at 5284 Bloomfield Road. It was reported that 20 year old Assad Butler of Macon was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was approached Roderick Michael Lofton, age 18 from Macon. Lofton approached Butler as he was brandishing a handgun. The two males began to struggle when Butler was shot in the left leg. Lofton jumped into Butler’s vehicle and sped off.

Butler was transported to a local hospital for the injury that he received during this incident. He is listed to be in stable condition.

Warrants have been issued for Lofton in reference this incident.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 2000 Honda Accord, silver in color. The Georgia license plate that should be displayed on the Honda is PJI4300.

*The attached photo of Roderick Lofton is from an arrest in Bibb County back in 2013.

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.

February 6, 2014

Burglary Suspect Arrested In West Macon

 

A Krishad Dewayne Clark 21 years old of Macon was arrested and charged with burglary after the vehicle he was driving was spotted by a Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy last night. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Rowe saw a red Dodge Charger turning into the Burger King parking lot at 3025 Pionono Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. He recalled a “lookout” given earlier in the day for a red Dodge Charger with the tag number given in reference to the vehicle being used in in a burglary at the Northwood Apartment Homes on Thomaston Road. The Dodge was identified as the vehicle being sought.

Clark was taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed by an investigator. Clark was charged with two counts of burglary in the first degree.

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

February 4, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident Involving a Motor Vehicle

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place just before 5:20 p.m. on Monday evening. It was reported that a 15 year old black female juvenile had gotten into an argument earlier in the day with her step sister. The female juvenile suspect took her mother’s 2000 Cadillac Escalade without permission from an address on Harold Street and drove the vehicle west on Harold Street towards Jeff Davis Street. As she approached the intersection she saw the step sister that she had argued with earlier, standing at the intersection with a group of girls. The juvenile female swerved the vehicle towards the group striking one of the girls. After striking the victim who is also a juvenile, the juvenile suspect drove the vehicle back to the residence and ran off. She was later located near her house and detained by deputies.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries. The victim is listed in stable condition.

The juvenile suspect was also treated for a minor injury she sustained while running from the incident location after returning the vehicle back to her residence. She was treated by paramedics. She was charged with aggravated assault and the case has been referred to juvenile court.

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

February 4, 2014

Macon Woman Arrested for Theft and False Report of a Robbery

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a Macon woman after she falsely reported that she had been robbed outside of a local check cashing store Monday afternoon. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a robbery by snatching that was supposed to have taken place Monday afternoon, just before 5:00p.m., outside of a check cashing store that is located in the parking lot of the Fall Line Plaza on Rocky Creek Road. Nancy Emma Wimberly, age 60 from Macon, stated that she cashed several social security checks for former clients that she took care of at her personal care home facility. The clients no longer stay at her care home and have recently moved to a different personal care home that is ran by a local ministry group. The clients were reported to have mental and physical disabilities. Wimberly was to cash the checks and turn the money over to the new health care provider, but instead, she came up with a scheme that landed her in the Bibb County jail.

After cashing three different checks, Wimberley went to her vehicle and called 9-1-1, stating that she had been robbed by a black male, wearing a brown jump suit. She said that the suspect snatched her purse and ran towards Rocky Creek Rd.

Investigators checked video surveillance footage and discovered that Wimberly’s story was far from the truth. Wimberly hid her purse in the trunk of her car and some of the money on her person. Investigators recovered the reported stolen items and Wimberly was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for False Report of a Crime and Theft by Deception. Wimberly bonded out of jail at around 4:00a.m.Tuesday morning, on a $5,350.00 bond.     

February 3, 2014

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that took place on Edna Place Road at Greenbriar Road just before 8:00 a.m. this morning. It was reported that a 10 year old male was crossing Edna Place Road and was struck by a 1983 Ford F150 Pickup driven by Lafayette Green of Macon. Mr. Green was traveling southbound on Greenbriar Road at the time the child was struck, a crossing guard was standing in the roadway with the stop sign held up to stop all vehicle traffic on Edna Place Road.

Green was charged with failure to obey an authorized person directing traffic. The pedestrian complained of a minor injury. He was checked by paramedics at the scene, but was not transported from the scene.

 

February 2, 2014            

Personal Armed Robbery Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place at around 9:30p.m. Saturday, in the parking lot of the Macon Flea Market, located at 3670 Eisenhower Parkway. It was reported that, two employees of a Barbershop, located inside of the flea market were exiting the business when they were approached by two suspects brandishing long barrel shotguns. The suspects demanded money from the barbershop employees and then hit one of the employees in the head.  The employee who was struck in the head received minor injuries. He was treated and released after seeing paramedics. Both of the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and a laptop computer.

 

One suspect was described as a black male, wearing a white ski mask, a white t-shirt, and the rest of his clothes were dark in color.

 

The second suspect was described as a black male, wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing. Both suspects are around 5feet 5inches in height.

 

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

 

January 31, 2014

Macon Man Arrested in Connection with Armed Robberies in south Macon

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a suspect in connection to an armed robbery and an attempt to commit armed robbery in south Macon on January26, 2014. Andrew Demell Johnson, 33 years of age, from Macon was taken into custody on Thursday night at around 11:45p.m., while staying at the Liberty Inn hotel, located at 4295 Pionono Avenue. Investigators charged Johnson in connection to a personal armed robbery that took place at a local church on Robert Henry Street and the attempt to commit personal armed robbery of a taxi cab driver that took place on Glendale Avenue. 

Johnson is currently being held, without bond, in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Armed Robbery, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

January 31, 2014

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident in East Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on I-16 near Exit 6 (Ocmulgee East Boulevard) just before 7:15 pm. Thursday night. It was originally reported that the Jeep was traveling eastbound on I-16 and crossed the median entering the westbound lanes of I-16 striking a silver Honda Accord, driven by a woman from South Carolina which was traveling westbound on I-16.

After further investigation it was found that both vehicles were traveling in the westbound lanes of I-16 and the jeep did not cross the median as originally reported.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The driver of the Honda Accord was identified as 37 year old Laurie Bowers of South Carolina. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner’s Office.

Duncan was transported to a local hospital by ambulance along with a passenger in the Jeep, 19 year old Spencer Rush of McDonough. Duncan is listed in critical but stable condition. Rush is listed in stable condition.

There may possibly be a witness to this accident. Anyone with information in reference to this fatal accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message for a Traffic Fatality Investigator.

January 30, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident in East Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on I-16 near Exit 6 (Ocmulgee East Boulevard) just before 7:15 pm. tonight. It was reported that a green Jeep Wrangler was traveling Eastbound on I-16, driven by 19 year old Thomas Tyler Duncan of Locust Grove. The Jeep crossed the median entering the westbound lanes of I-16 striking a silver Honda Accord, driven by a woman from South Carolina which was traveling westbound on I-16.

Duncan was transported to a local hospital by ambulance along with a passenger in the Jeep, 19 year old Spencer Rush of McDonough. Duncan is listed in critical but stable condition. Rush is listed in stable condition.

The driver of the Honda Accord, was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver will be released pending notification of next of kin by the Coroner’s Office.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this fatal accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message for a Traffic Fatality Investigator.

 

January 30, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Reports Mostly Minor Accidents in Macon-Bibb During Winter Storm

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office, the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency, and several other agencies within the Macon-Bibb Government met prior to storm Leon and strategized on how to deal with the possible road condition problems and other public safety concerns within our community.

On Monday, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office worked with local media outlets by putting out public service announcements and other advisories, in an attempt to keep our citizens aware of any dangers that were to be expected from the approaching winter storm. 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies kept a close eye on the roadways from Tuesday through Thursday, relaying information about icy conditions on the roadway to the Sheriff’s Office liaison assigned to the Emergency Management Office.  This liaison relayed the information to the public works liaison, also stationed at the EMA Office, and from there, the salt trucks were directed to go to that specific area. Cooperation between all of the Macon-Bibb Offices played a major role in helping keep our citizens safe throughout the winter storm.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit reported all traffic accidents that occurred between dates of Tuesday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00p.m., until Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00a.m., there were 110 traffic accidents, without injuries. A majority of these accidents were reported as single vehicle accidents where a vehicle slid off of the roadway, or the incident may have occurred on private property. Most of these accidents were reported to have minor damage.

There were also 16 traffic accidents with injuries reported.  There were no reports of critical injuries from these accidents. 

The Georgia State Patrol reported to have worked 2 traffic accidents in Bibb County.

Sheriff Davis commends all the deputies who worked long hours and kept the streets of Bibb County safe. And also credits the public for helping first responders by staying off the roads.

 

"We were prepared and implemented our storm emergency plans without hiccups. It is unfortunate some citizens attempted to navigate icy and snowy roads despite our warnings to not travel; however, we were able to respond quickly to each wreck and to give aid and assistance."

 

 

January 30, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in North Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Circle K convenience store located at 6205 Zebulon Road. It was reported that the suspect entered the store just before 3:00 a.m. this morning. He confronted the store clerk with a plastic bag covering what the clerk believed to be a gun in his hand and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect is described as light skin black male, medium frame, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11inches in height. He was wearing a gray short sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black and white shoes and a black bandana or doo rag covering 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 an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 28, 2014

Traffic Accident in West Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one vehicle traffic accident that occurred just before 6:00 p.m this evening on Lower Thomaston Road approximately one mile from Mosely Dixon Road. It was reported that a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by 24 year old Brandon Byron of Macon was traveling north on Lower Thomaston Road. As reported the vehicle lost traction and slid off the roadway striking a tree. Byron and his passenger, 22 year old Lindsay O’Brian of Lizella were not injured. Byron and O’Brian were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Both were checked by paramedics at the scene. 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone do not travel the roadways in ice, sleet or snow unless absolutely necessary. If you do have to travel drive slowly and make sure to wear a seatbelt.

January 28, 2014

Public’s Assistance in Identifying the Dollar General Suspects

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identifying the suspects involved in the Dollar General Armed Robbery at 2480 Shurling Drive that took place Sunday night at around 8:15p.m. It was reported that two male suspects, race unknown entered the store and confronted two employees at the front register demanding money.   Investigators are asking for the public to look at the attached pictures and to call your local law enforcement if you can identify the suspects involved.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: A male, race unknown wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white t-shirt covering his face.

Suspect2:  A male, race unknown wearing a black shirt, black pants, black shoes, a black cap and a white t-shirt covering his face. The suspect was also carrying what appeared to be a blue backpack and a pink backpack.

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

January 28, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Tips

 

     Winter provides challenges and responsibilities for the public and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. We asking that drivers be well prepared and be cautious for ice and snow on the roadways. Rain, sleet, snow and ice can make for an unpleasant driving experience.  Motorists should be extremely cautious when driving in bad weather conditions.  Ice covered roadways can be the most dangerous, especially when it turns out to be black ice, which is nearly invisible.

Black ice is a very thin layer of frozen water containing few bubbles of air.  The lack of air bubbles makes the layer of ice transparent and causes the surface of the roadway to look slightly wet and not icy.  This can be detrimental to drivers who come upon the black ice covered road unknowingly.  Out of nowhere the vehicle can start to skid and slide in any direction, causing a vehicle to become out of control.

Typically black ice is most commonly found on roads winding around bodies of water such as lakes, rivers or on overpasses.  Moisture in the air freezes when it comes in contact with the much colder roadway.  Additionally, a sudden drop in temperature can cause an already wet roadway to quickly freeze.

Here are a few tips on how to drive on black ice:

  1. Drive slowly – The best way to avoid skidding out of control is to operate your vehicle at a slower speed.  A slower speed will even give you more time to react to the effects of black ice
  2. Don't slam the brakes - While it may be a natural instinct to slam on your brakes, this will only cause your car to lose control and slide even more. Tap the brake pedal lightly instead of pushing down hard on it.
  3. Maintain a safe following distance – In situations like this, you need to extend your following distance to ensure you will have ample time to react to the motorist ahead especially if they begin to lose control.
  4. Look for trouble spots ahead - If you have an idea that there may be black ice ahead (if you see cars ahead of you sliding, for example), downshift to a lower gear before you come onto the black ice. The lower gear will force you to drive more slowly and it will give you better control of your car.
  5. As soon as your car begins to slide on black ice, take your foot off the gas pedal - In fact, the last thing you want to do is give your vehicle more gas. It is very important to slow down when you are driving on black ice or in any other winter road conditions.

 

Other safety tips include:

 

     * Do not travel unless absolutely necessary—if you do have to make a trip, check the forecast and plan ahead with safety in mind.

 

     * Plan ahead and make sure before you head out: is your trip necessary?

  

    * Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.

 

 

     *Dress warmly for the weather—dress in layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in anticipation of unexpected winter weather emergencies.

 

      *Make sure someone is aware of your travel route.

 

 

     *Always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.

 

*Carry a cell phone and make sure it is charged. 

 

*If you see any roadway hazards or persons in need of help please contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, for Emergencies call 911.

January 28, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place Monday night  just before 11:15p.m., at 3931 Phelps Drive.  It was reported that 42 year old Matiuanna Johnson of Macon got into an argument with his girlfriend, 44 year old Candy Clark, over Clark’s daughter’s boyfriend, 20 year old Tevin Sams of Lizella. 

As Johnson was leaving the Phelps Drive address Sams fired several shots at Johnson’s vehicle striking Johnson once. Johnson drove to an address on Mary Drive in Macon. Johnson was treated by paramedics at that address. The bullet did not penetrate Johnson’s body. 

Sams was taken into custody by deputies at the Phelps Drive address. Sams was questioned by investigators and was charged with Aggravated Assault. He was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

During the investigation it was also learned that the victim Matiuanna Johnson had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was also arrested and taken 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 with the “on-call” investigator.

January 26, 2014

Commercial Robbery in South Macon

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Robbery that took place at the Houston Mart located at 3472 Houston Avenue. It was reported that one male suspect entered the store at around 7:30 p.m. tonight. The suspect confronted the store employee demanding money. The suspect went behind the counter and grabbed a cash register and part of another register. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store. The employee received a minor cut on the arm during the incident.

   The suspect is described as a male, race unknown. He was approximately 5 feet 11 inches in height with a stocky build. He was wearing blue jeans, gray jacket, a dark colored t-shirt with print on the front, dark colored tennis shoes, a gray mask covering his head and face and blue and white gloves.  The suspect did not appear to be armed with a weapon.    

   Attached are photographs of the suspect. 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.

January 26, 2014

Personal Robberies in South Macon

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating 2 personal robberies that occurred earlier today by the same suspect. The first Personal Robbery occurred on Robert Henry Street at a local church just before 10:30 a.m. The 62 year old male victim was approached by a black male inside the church. The suspect gave the victim the impression that he had a weapon under his shirt and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect took the wallet and left the church. No one was injured.

The suspect was described as a black male with dark skin, a scraggly beard and disheveled in appearance. He was wearing a brown ski type jacket and red and black tennis shoes.

The second Personal Robbery occurred just before 11:00 a.m. on Glendale Avenue. The description of the suspect was the same as the suspect description from the Robert Henry Street incident. The suspect called a local cab company to have a cab pick him up at a location in the 3400 block of Houston Avenue. The 48 year old male cab driver picked up the suspect and drove him to a location on Glendale Avenue. As the victim stopped on Glendale Avenue the suspect put an object to the victims head and demanded money. When the victim saw the object was a stick he accelerated the vehicle causing the suspect to fall out of the open rear door. The suspect did not get any money from the victim and no one was injured. 

This incident is 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 an on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

January 26, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in South Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault that took place before 5:00p.m. Saturday afternoon.  It was reported that 33 year old Nastasha Fort of Macon was cut during a dispute with 37 year old Latashial Crittle of Macon, in the 2700 block of Houston Avenue. Crittle had fled the scene after the incident.

Crittle was later located and taken into custody. Crittle was questioned by investigators in connection with this incident. She was charged with Aggravated Assault and taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Fort’s injury was not life threatening and she refused treatment.

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

January 26, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in East Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Commercial Armed Robbery that took place at the Dollar General store located at 2480 Shurling Drive. It was reported that 2 suspects entered the store at around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night. The suspects confronted 2 store employees at the front register and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

   Both suspects are described as males, approximately 6 feet in height. One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white t-shirt covering his face.  The second suspect was wearing a black shirt, black pants, black shoes and white t-shirt covering his face. Both suspects were armed with handguns.    

   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.

January 25, 2014

UPDATE:Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a male pedestrian that took place on Hawkinsville Road near Barnes Ferry Road just before 8:30 p.m. on Friday January 24, 2014. 

The pedestrian 33 year old Stephen Fuller appeared to be crossing from the northbound side of Hawkinsville Road to the southbound side when he was struck by a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer red in color traveling northbound on Hawkinsville Road. The Trailblazer was driven by 60 year old Rudolph Williams of Centerville.

Fuller was struck a second time by a 2004 Honda Civic Red in color traveling northbound on Hawkinsville Road, driven by 32 year old Jason Borage of Macon.

 Fuller was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner Jones stated he has released the name of the pedestrian. No charges have been filed at this time. The accident is currently under investigation.

 

January 24, 2014

UPDATE: Aggravated Assault Incident in West Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place around 4:00p.m., at the Macon Garden Apartments, located at 3601 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that 26 year old Antiquilla London and 20 year old Quincy Smith were shot during a dispute with 26 year old Dexter Montrez Holloway.

London and Smith were transported to a local hospital and listed to be in stable condition. Holloway was taken into custody and is being questioned by investigators in connection to this incident. Dexter Montrez Holloway was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and 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 with the “on-call” investigator.

January 24, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a male pedestrian that took place on Hawkinsville Road near Barnes Ferry Road just before 8:30 p.m. 

 The pedestrian identity will be released pending notification of the next of kin. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is currently under investigation.

January 24, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place around 4:00p.m., at the Macon Garden Apartments, located at 3601 Mercer University Drive. It was reported that 26 year old Antiquilla London and 20 year old Quincy Smith were shot during a dispute with 26 year old Dexter Montrez Holloway.

London and Smith were transported to a local hospital and listed to be in stable condition. Holloway was taken into custody and is being questioned by investigators in connection to this incident.

This incident is under investigation and additional information will follow as it becomes available.

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

 

January 24, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigates Traffic Accident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Traffic Accident that occurred just before 11:00 a.m. this morning at 1090 Riverside Drive. It was reported that a 2005 Ford Escape driven by Stanton McClure of Macon was being moved out of a building on the property when the accelerator became stuck. The Ford Escape struck three parked vehicles and four pedestrians in the parking lot before the driver was able to get the vehicle stopped.

 

Two of the pedestrians, 42 year old Marcus Birt of Gray Georgia and 66 year old Fred Nelson of Fayetteville, Georgia were transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for minor injuries. Both are in stable condition. The two other pedestrians, 46 year old Stephen Keadle of Macon and 54 year old Charlie Cantriell of Macon were treated at the scene and released.

 

No charges were filed against the driver of the Ford Escape. 

January 23, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Seize 30 pounds of Marijuana

 Bibb Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit along with the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team served a search warrant at 3866 Fairmont Avenue, around 1:00p.m. Wednesday  afternoon. Investigators made one arrest and seized approximately 30 pounds of marijuana that had an estimated street value of $60,000.00. Investigators also recovered a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and $35,000.00 in cash.

Joseph Anthony-Bernard Willis, age 22, was charged with Trafficking Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a School. Willis is currently being held without bond at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Complex.

Anyone with additional 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.

January 21, 2014

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident Involving a Bicyclist

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a bicyclist and a Macon Transit Authority Bus that took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Concord Street just before 7:00 a.m. this morning. According to the incident report, 50 year old Tony Bateman of Macon was traveling eastbound on a bicycle towards Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

  It was reported that 52 year old Stanley Jones, the driver of the Macon Transit Authority Bus of Macon was traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Bateman entered the southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on his bicycle crossing into the path of the bus and was struck by the front of the bus .

  Bateman was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. According to Coroner Leon Jones, Bateman was later pronounced dead at the Medical Center. The next of kin has been notified.  There were also 2 passengers on the bus. No other injuries were reported. No charges were filed at this time against Jones.

 

January 21, 2014

Traffic Accident Involving a Bicyclist

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a bicyclist and a Macon Transit Authority Bus that took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Concord Street just before 7:00 a.m. this morning. According to the incident report, 50 year old Tony Bateman of Macon was traveling eastbound on a bicycle towards Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

  It was reported that 52 year old Stanley Jones, the driver of the Macon Transit Authority Bus of Macon was traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Bateman entered the southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on his bicycle crossing into the path of the bus and was struck by the front of the bus .

  Bateman was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He is listed to be in critical condition. There were also 2 passengers on the bus. No other injuries were reported. No charges were filed at this time against Jones.

 

 

January 20, 2014

Dead Body Found on Pursley Street

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of Marcus Gainey that occurred at 455 Pursley Street  around 6:00a.m Monday morning. It was reported that 33-year-old Gainey was found unresponsive in the back seat of a car. According to investigators, there were no obvious signs of foul play. At this time , an autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. The next of kin has been notified.

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 19, 2014

Commercial Armed Robbery in East Macon

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place after 3:42A.M this morning at the CVS, located at 1271 Gray Highway.  The suspect approached the register and demanded money from the store clerk, as he brandished a black handgun. As the store clerk tried to comply the suspect grabbed three packs of cigarettes and ran from the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male in his 30’s. He was approximately 6 feet in height and weighed around 200 lbs. The suspect was wearing a long sleeved Gray hooded sweat shirt, white ball cap and black 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.

January 17, 2014 

Juvenile Arrested on Multiple Warrants to Include Homicide

Warrants were served on a suspect in connection of a murder incident that took place on Cedar Avenue on November 21, 2013. A Crimestoppers tip led members of the Middle Georgia Fugitive Task Force to the location of  Dontavious “Man Man” Mintz, age 16 of Macon, where he was arrested on warrants for Homicide, Aggravated Assault and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrants were also served on Mintz for Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment in connection to an incident that took place in the Howard Oaks subdivision back in November of 2013.

Additional arrests may be pending further investigation. Anyone with information on either of these incidents 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 16, 2014

Bibb Sheriff’s Office is Asking for the Public’s Assistance in the Theft of a Children’s Miracle Network Donation Box

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects and locating a vehicle that was possibly used in the theft of a Children’s Miracle Network Donation Box from the Wal Mart, located at 6020 Harrison Road that occurred around 1:52 a.m. January 2, 2014 Wednesday morning.  According to the investigative report, a witness saw two males wearing black ski mask walk into the store, pick up a Children’s Miracle Network Box containing an undisclosed amount of cash, and exit the store. The two males were last seen leaving the parking lot area in a tan or gold colored Ford Taurus with the license plate obscured by a piece of cloth or t-shirt. A picture from surveillance cameras attached to this release….

One male was approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height with a dark complexion. He was wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a blue or black jacket.

The second male was approximately 6 feet 2 inches in height with a light complexion. He was wearing blue pants, a blue long sleeve shirt and blue tennis shoes.

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

 

 

January 16, 2014

*Update Accident Involving a School Bus in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning accident that took place on the 6400 block of Old Forsyth Road. It was reported that at around 7:00a.m., a Nissan Maxima, driven by 36 year old Tianitia Tolbert of Macon, was traveling east on Forsyth Road. A school bus, carrying 36 students was traveling west. Tolbert crossed over the center line of the roadway and struck the front driver’s side bumper of the school bus with the driver’s side of the Nissan Maxima. 

Tolbert was transported to a local hospital and is listed to be in stable condition. It was later reported that five students had complaints, but were treated and released on scene after seeing paramedics. One student was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and is listed to be in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

Tolbert was cited for “driving with a suspended license”, “failure to maintain lane”, and “open container”.  Tolbert was not impaired, according to Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies.

 

 

January 16, 2014

Accident Involving a School Bus in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning accident that took place on the 6400 block of Old Forsyth Road. It was reported that at around 7:00a.m., a Nissan Maxima, driven by 36 year old Tianitia Tolbert of Macon, was traveling east on Forsyth Road. A school bus, carrying 36 students was traveling west. Tolbert crossed over the center line of the roadway and struck the front driver’s side bumper of the school bus with the driver’s side of the Nissan Maxima. 

Tolbert was transported to a local hospital and is listed to be in stable condition. Two students reported complaints, but were treated and released on scene after seeing paramedics.  No other injuries were reported.

Tolbert was cited for “driving with a suspended license”, “failure to maintain lane”, and “open container”.  Tolbert was not impaired, according to Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies.

 

 

January 14, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Connection to the Roy Street Shooting Incident

 

A Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the identity of the suspect in connection with the shooting incident that took place on Roy Street, Sunday night. On Monday, January 13, 2014 investigators met with judges and warrants were issued for 27 year old Adrian Maurice Fletcher of Macon. Investigators contacted deputies that are attached to the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force and asked for their assistance in locating and apprehending the suspect.  Around 1:00a.m. Tuesday morning, members of the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Fletcher on the Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrants.

Adrian Maurice Fletcher is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of (3cts) Aggravated Assault, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

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 Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

January 12, 2014

Burglary Incident in west Bibb

 

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary incident where a suspect entered a home and was confronted by a resident who was still at the home. It was reported that at around 3:22p.m. this afternoon, a 30 year old female remained at home, on Atwood Drive, while the rest of her family went to the store. A burglar kicked in the back door of the residence, and was confronted by the female. She stated that she startled the burglar and they began to fight. The burglar fled the residence through the same door that he entered. The female victim was not harmed.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1877-68CRIME.

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that if you are confronted by a suspect in your home, try to lock yourself in a room and call 911. If you are not able to get to a room and lock yourself in, remain calm, most suspects do not wish to harm their victims, they are only interested in getting money or property. The calmer you are the less chance that the robber will become aggressive towards you. Being calm will also increase your chances of getting a more accurate description of the suspect and being of greater assistance in the suspects apprehension…Do not argue, fight, or surprise the suspect. Don’t take unnecessary chances with your life!!!!

 

January 12, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place in the 2700 block of Roy Street. It was reported that 36 year old James Hoskins, 31 year old Roger Waller, and 40 year old Thomas Holston, were shot while inside of the Roy Street residence at around 6:30p.m.  All three men were transported to a local hospital and are being treated for their injuries.  All three are listed to be in stable condition, according to medical staff.

Criminal and Forensics Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and process crime scene evidence in an attempt to determine the events that led to the incident and to help identify the 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 with the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 12, 2014

Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in North Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two suspects in connection to a personal armed robbery that took place at the Sleep Inn, located at 3928 River Place Drive at around 4:20a.m. It was reported that a female was sitting in her vehicle, charging her phone, when two armed men approached her vehicle. The men took the victim’s purse and cell phone, then fled the scene.

A Sheriff’s patrolman spotted the suspect vehicle, after the vehicle’s description was announced over the Sheriff’s radio. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and placed the two male suspects under arrest. The stolen items were found in the suspects’ possession.

 

 

The two suspects arrested in connection to this armed robbery investigation are:

 

Moses Greene, age 21 of Macon. Greene is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Armed Robbery.

 

Steven Lamont Irvin, age 21 of Macon. Irvin is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Armed Robbery. Irvin was also arrested on a State Court Bench warrant, unrelated to the Armed Robbery incident.

 

January 12, 2014

Burglary Suspect Arrested

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a suspect in connection to a burglary incident that took place at the Lens Crafter store, located at 3353 Mercer University Drive.  Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the business at around 9:45p.m. Saturday night.  Deputies found the front glass door broken and began to search the premises. The suspect, 50 year old Ronnie Deloach of Macon was found hiding in the wood line, behind the store. After a brief foot pursuit, Deloach was arrested. He had several pairs of sun glasses in his possession with the Lens Crafters tags still attached.

   Deloach is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Burglary in the 2nd Degree-Felony and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

January 10, 2014

*UPDATE: Death of a Bibb County Inmate

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of an inmate that occurred at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex at around 4:00p.m Friday afternoon. It was reported that inmates were in their cells, waiting for the evening meals to be served. Inmate William Giles III, age 34, appeared to be asleep in his cell when staff arrived with his meal. When staff attempted to wake Giles, he was unresponsive.  Deputies and nurses from Correct Health, the health care provider for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Corrections, immediately went to the cell to render medical aid as paramedics were also notified.  According to investigators, there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced Giles death at 5:45p.m. According to Coroner Miley, an autopsy will be scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death.

Giles was arrested on October 16, 2014 for 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Attempt to Commit Felony, and Arson in the 1st Degree.

 

January 10, 2014

Aggravated Assault in East Macon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that occurred near the Overlook Apartments, located at 1400 Gray Highway.  It was reported that 21 year old Yehowshua Isbrahim Turner was shot twice in the legs by an unknown suspect as he was walking towards the apartment complex from the adjacent shopping center. This incident and the events leading up to this incident are 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 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.

 

January 10, 2014

Death of a Bibb County Inmate

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of an inmate that occurred at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex at around 4:00p.m Friday afternoon. It was reported that inmates were in their cells, waiting for the evening meals to be served. A 34 year old male inmate, who was in his cell, appeared to be asleep when staff arrived with his meal. When staff attempted to wake the inmate, they found that he was unresponsive.  Deputies and nurses from Correct Health, the health care provider for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Corrections, immediately went to the cell to render medical aid as paramedics were also notified. According to investigators, there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced the inmate’s death at 5:45p.m. According to Coroner Miley, an autopsy will be scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death. The name of the inmate cannot be released at this time until the next of kin has been notified.

January 10, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 3060 Rice Mill Rd Apt K6 just after 12:30a.m. Friday morning. According to witness statements, 26 year old Demarcus Davis and a 27 year old Barbara Solomon were arguing. During the argument Davis received a cut to the neck. Davis was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and is listed in stable condition.       

      Investigators are charging Solomon with Aggravated Assault Family Violence for the incident.

 

 

 

January 9, 2014

Public assistance requested

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect seen in this photo. The suspect is wanted for Financial Transaction Card Fraud for using a cloned debit card at multiple retail stores in Macon, GA on December 2, 2013.

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 6, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident In West Bibb County

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred in west Bibb County on Columbus Road near its intersection with Heath Road. The accident took place just before 1:26 p.m. Monday.  It was reported that a Buick Park Avenue driven by Lenzy Reid of Lizella was traveling westbound on Columbus Road when his vehicle crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane striking a Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling east driven by Kaela Cornelius of Macon.  Both drivers were taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. The driver of the Buick Park Avenue 97 year old Lenzy Reid was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the Pontiac Grand Am, 21 year old Kaela Cornelius is listed in stable condition. The next of kin for Mr. Reid has been notified according to Coroner Leon Jones.

 

January 6, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident on Mercer University Drive

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Mercer University Drive, near its intersection with Dexter Avenue. The accident took place at around 11:10 a.m., in the west bound lanes of travel.  It was reported that a Georgia Power truck, hauling a telephone pole on a trailer, had stopped in traffic and was waiting for the traffic light to change on Mercer University at Anthony Road.  A gray Honda Accord, driven by a female from Lizella was traveling directly behind the Georgia Power Truck.  When the Georgia Power truck stopped for the red traffic light, the female driver of the Honda Accord continued to travel. The Honda hit the telephone pole as it continued to move forward. The telephone pole went through the front windshield and out the rear window of the vehicle. The driver of the gray Honda Accord, 46 year old Camillia Ann C. Chappell of Lizella, was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she was later pronounced dead.  The next of kin has been notified according to Coroner Leon Jones.

 

January 6, 2014

Fatal Traffic Accident on Mercer University Drive

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Mercer University Drive, near its intersection with Dexter Avenue. The accident took place at around 11:10 a.m., in the west bound lanes of travel.  It was reported that a Georgia Power truck, hauling a telephone pole on a trailer, had stopped in traffic and was waiting for the traffic light to change on Mercer University at Anthony Road.  A gray Honda Accord, driven by a female from Lizella was traveling directly behind the Georgia Power Truck.  When the Georgia Power truck stopped for the red traffic light, the female driver of the Honda Accord continued to travel. The Honda hit the telephone phone as the vehicle continued to move forward. The telephone pole went through the windshield and out the rear window of the vehicle. The driver was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she was later pronounced dead.

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

 

January 5, 2014

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred near the corner of Ceder Avenue and Moseley Avenue around 12:00a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, 34 year old Pierre Williams was at a party in the area when an argument started and an unknown black male pulled a pistol and began shooting. Williams was shot in the foot and he was taken to the Coliseum Hospital by friends where he is listed as to be in stable condition.  

     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspect. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

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

 

January 5, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Tips

 

     Winter provides challenges and responsibilities for the public and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking that drivers be well prepared and be cautious for the possibility of ice on the roadways Monday and Tuesday.  Allow sufficient time to reach your destination, ensure passengers in the vehicle are securely restrained, drive defensively and make sure the vehicle is properly maintained to handle the effects of cold temperatures.

 

Other safety tips include:

 

     * Do not travel unless absolutely necessary—if you do have to make a trip, check the forecast and plan ahead with safety in mind.

 

     * Plan ahead and make sure before you head out: is your trip necessary?

 

     *Watch out for black ice – roads that appear clear may be treacherous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and shady areas – all are prone to black ice-one way to spot black ice is to look for darker areas of the roadway or slightly raised areas of the road.

 

    * Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.

 

 

     *Dress warmly for the weather—dress in layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in anticipation of unexpected winter weather emergencies.

 

      *Make sure someone is aware of your travel route.

 

 

     *Always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.

 

*Carry a cell phone and make sure it is charged. 

 

 

      *If you see any roadway hazards or persons in need of help please contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, for Emergencies call 911.

 

January 4, 2014

Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

     The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Budgetel Inn and Suites, located at 107 Holiday Dr N, around 10:20p.m. Saturday night. The three suspects entered the office, brandishing hand guns. The suspects demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of money they fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

    The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 foot in height. The second suspect was described as a black female in her mid -twenties approximately 5 foot in height with grayish red corn rolls wearing a black and gray jersey. The third suspect was described as a black male unknown height. Both male suspects were wearing all black with red bandanas covering their faces.

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

 

January 4, 2014

Aggressive Dog attacks Deputy

At 02:40pm on January 4, 2014 in District 2, South Bibb County, deputies responded to an aggressive dog near the corner of Lynmore Avenue and Tela Place.  The dog would not let the resident out of his vehicle and was being very aggressive by barking and growling at him.

The dog, described as a Red Nose Bulldog, had been in the neighborhood for several days and Deputies had received several calls in regards to the dog chasing children and others.  On those occasions deputies were unable to locate the dog to have it pick up by Animal Control.

When deputies arrived on scene the dog was sitting at the driver’s door of the complainant’s vehicle and would not let him get out of his vehicle to go into his house. As the deputy pulled up to the residence the dog began to attack the front bumper of the patrol car. The deputy requested that Animal Control be notified to pick up the dog.  The deputy began backing away from the dog but it continued to be aggressive to the resident, and the deputy. When another deputy arrived on scene the dog attacked their patrol car as well. The first deputy got out of his patrol car to distract the dog due to pedestrians in the area and that is when the dog charged him. The deputy fired his gun at the dog striking it in the leg. The dog continued to charge him and the deputy had to fire a second time fatally wounding the dog.  This all happened before Animal Control could arrive on scene to contain the dog. Deputies were notified after the incident that the dog had also bitten a neighborhood child on the leg leaving minor scratch marks on his leg before he could get away from the dog.

January 2, 2014

Official Numbers for Contacting the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

 

The Macon-Bibb Communications Center started county-wide dispatching January 1, 2014. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to make you aware of the phone numbers you will need to call for requesting law enforcement services. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is now (478)751-7500. The emergency number is 9-1-1.  For Administrative Services of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office call (478)746-9441.

 

When To Use The Non-Emergency Number (478) 751-7500

The non-emergency number should be used to report incidents which are no longer occurring, or where calling 9-1-1 would not increase the chances of preserving life, property or of apprehending suspects.

Some examples of when to use this number are:

•Your car was stolen overnight.

•Your vehicle was broken into overnight.

•Yesterday, you saw a suspicious person in your neighborhood.

•Someone stole your bike while you were at school.

•You need to add additional items to a theft or burglary report you have already made.

The non-emergency number is answered 24 hours a day by dispatchers in the Macon-Bibb Communications Center.

 

When Should I Call 9-1-1

9-1-1 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or when an emergency is imminent. If in doubt as to whether or not this is an emergency and you want Law Enforcement then you should dial 9-1-1.

•Is there a danger to life or property?

•Is the caller or someone else the victim of a crime?

•Do you have a law enforcement emergency? Do you need law enforcement to respond?

The 9-1-1 professional will determine whether the call should be processed via 9-1-1, or whether the caller should be referred to another number or agency as appropriate.

If you call 9-1-1 by mistake, do not hang up. Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that everything is all right. All 9-1-1 calls must be verified by sending a law enforcement officer to the address. Cellular 9-1-1 calls will be verified by calling the cellular phone number back.

 

When calling the Sheriff or the Administrative Offices of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office use (478)746-9441.

 

January 1, 2014

Houston Avenue Vehicle Theft Incident

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle theft that occurred around 8:00p.m. at the King’s Foodmart, located at 2765 Houston Road.  It was reported that the owner of a 2009 Dodge Charger left the vehicle unlocked and running as they went inside of the King’s Foodmart. While the owner of the vehicle was inside of the convenient store, a black male wearing all black clothing, jumped into the vehicle and sped off.

A Bibb Sheriff’s patrol unit was on Pionono Avenue when the suspect passed at an accelerated rate of speed.  Before the patrolman could conduct a traffic stop, the suspect crossed over the Mercer University intersection and began to lose control of the vehicle. The stolen vehicle left the roadway and struck the rear corner of a house, located at the corner of Vining Circle and Pionono Avenue. The vehicle’s engine caught fire and the suspect fled the scene on foot. No one was in the house at the time of the incident. No one was injured during this incident.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is urging citizens to turn off their vehicles and secure them, even if you are leaving your vehicle for a short period of time.

 

January 1, 2014

Update: Aggravated Assault Incident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection to  a shooting incident that took place at around 5:19a.m. Wednesday morning at the Pavilion Apartments, located at 399 Plantation Way. Witnesses stated that 24 year old Bryan Collins of Haddock and 35 year old Savalles Emory were arguing while at Emory’s apartment. During the argument, it was reported that Emory shot at Collins, hitting him in the chest area.

Collins was transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment from a gunshot wound to the chest. He is listed to be in stable condition.

After investigators questioned Emory, he was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and charged with Aggravated Assault.

 

January 1, 2014

Report of a Shooting Incident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place at around 5:19a.m. Wednesday morning at the Pavilion Apartments, located at 399 Plantation Way. It was reported that a man was shot while arguing with another at the apartment complex.

A 24 year old male from Haddock was transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment from a gunshot wound to the chest. His condition is not available at this time, according to medical staff.

Investigators are questioning a suspect in connection to this incident. Additional information will be dispersed as it becomes available.

 

December 24, 2013

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Houston Road at around 6:41p.m. this evening. According to witness statements, a brown Honda Accord, driven by 40 year old Melissa Godfrey of Macon, was headed north on Houston Road. Godfrey was attempting to make a left turn into the Sky view Mobile Home Park, located at 5411 Houston Road. It was reported that as she attempted to make the turn, she pulled in front of a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 40 year old Randall Ogletree of Gray.  Both vehicles collided at the entrance to the mobile home park. Godfrey was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Jones. The next of kin has been notified.

Ogletree was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and is listed to be in stable condition. Ogletree’s wife and two kids were also in the vehicle. They were taken to the hospital by family members and treated for minor injuries.

 

December 4, 2013

Merging of the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department’s Central Records Divisions and Back Ground Checks Offices

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Police Department’s Central Records divisions will be merging this month. After the merging process is complete, the public will be able to pick up incident reports and accident reports in one centralized location.

Currently, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Central Record’s Division is located at 1130 Second Street.  To better serve the citizens of Macon-Bibb, on December 16, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office Central Records Division will be located in the same office as the Macon Police Department’s Central Records office. The Central Records Division will be located at 700 Poplar Street. 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 12:00p.m. -5:00p.m.

Tuesday thru Friday: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

 

List of Fees:

Incident Reports……….10 cents per page

Accident Reports………$5.00 per report

Finger Prints……………..$10.00 per card

Business License Fee... $45.00

Record Restriction Fee...$25.00

Notary Public Services…. $3.00

 

Contact Information:

Main Number…478-803-2336

Lead Clerk……….478-803-2333

Sgt. Jaffe…………478-803-2338

Lt. Sprague……..478-803-2332

Fax Number…….478-751-9219

 

Back Ground Checks Offices Merging on December 16, 2013

The current Macon Police Department’s Back Ground’s Check’s Office is located at 700 Poplar Street. On December 16, 2013, this office will merge with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Back Grounds Check Office.  All background checks will be handled at 634 Oglethorpe Street.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday: 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

 

Back Ground Check Fee:

$20.00

Contact Information:

Office number……. 478-621-5616

Fax Number…………478-621-6892

 

November 29, 2013

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian in east Bibb County

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that took place on Emory Road, at around 4:00a.m. Friday morning. According to witness statements, 27 year old Eric Waller of Macon and his 4 year old son were walking with the flow of traffic and wearing dark colored clothes. They were also walking in an area of Emory Road that did not have a sidewalk.

  It was reported that 28 year old Brandi Smith of Macon was headed to work and did not see the Waller’s until they were approximately 3 feet from the front of her vehicle. Eric Waller was struck by the front passenger’s side of Smith’s 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. Waller’s son was not struck by the vehicle.

  Waller was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for injuries and he is listed to be in stable condition. Waller’s son was not injured during this accident and was reunited with his mother at the hospital. No other person was injured. No charges will be filed against Smith.

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that if you must walk at night, you should increase your visibility by carrying a flashlight and wear bright or reflective clothes. It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.

 

November 27, 2013

Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping/Burglary Incident in North Bibb

   A media release was sent out on November 19, 2013 about a reported burglary/kidnapping case that took place in the Howard Oaks subdivision. It was reported that two armed suspects forced a 29 year old male victim into their vehicle and then drove to a local bank. While at the bank, one of the suspect’s was captured by the surveillance camera as he was entering the victim’s information into the ATM. The Sheriff’s Office distributed this information to the media, the public, and also to other law enforcement agencies. The suspect in the photograph was later identified as 18 year old Brandon Deneal Howard. Once Howard was identified as one of the suspects, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for Howard’s arrest. The United States Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Howard and his girlfriend at the American Best Value Inn on Eisenhower Parkway. Two handguns were also recovered when warrants were served.

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrants that were served are for the charges of, Kidnapping, Burglary, Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Howard is expected to be booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, later this afternoon. Investigators are still attempting to identify and locate the second suspect involved in the November 19, 2013 incident that took place in the Howard Oaks subdivision. According to information released by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Howard was also wanted by the Macon Police Department in connection to an attempted armed robbery case that occurred in August.

 The United States Regional Fugitive Task Force that serves this area is comprised of investigators from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Georgia Department of Corrections, Macon Police Department, Georgia Pardon and Paroles, and the Warner Robins Police Department. Investigators from these different agencies work together and assist local law enforcement agencies in the middle Georgia area in locating and serving warrants on suspects who are attempting to flee from justice.

 November 22, 2013

Fatal Single Vehicle Traffic Accident in east Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Jeffersonville Road at around 2:39 pm. Friday afternoon. It was reported that a Ford Shelby Mustang, driven by 44 year old Sidney Jackson of Thomaston, was headed west on Jeffersonville Road. At around the 3100 block of Jeffersonville Road, Jackson lost control of his vehicle and then drove across the east bound lanes of travel.  He then hit the curb, a fire hydrant, then partially flipping the vehicle over before hitting a telephone pole.

The front seat passenger, 48 year old Melvin Curry is listed to be in stable condition. This fatal accident is under investigation.

  Jackson was later pronounced dead at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. The next of kin has been notified by Coroner Jones.

 

November 21, 2013

*Update* Gun Store Burglary Photos Released

 Attached to this email are photographs of the suspects involved in the “Classic Firearms” gun store burglary.

*See original media release below for details..

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a burglary that took place at “Classic Firearms”, located at 5854 Columbus Road. The incident took place on Thursday morning at around 12:15a.m. The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the store’s alarm service at around 12:31a.m. While Sheriff’s deputies were in route to the store, the owner of “Classic Firearms” called the Sheriff’s Office and stated that his business had been burglarized.  The store owner stated that burglars entered the business and stole a variety of over 64 handguns and rifles from the display counters.

According to surveillance footage, one male suspect removed a metal mesh screen that covered the front door and then used a cement block to smash out the door’s glass. Three other unknown male suspects assisted in the burglary. The four males loaded up the various handguns and rifles into tote bags and exited the business the same way that they made entry. The burglary suspects had on long sleeved clothes and masks.

A witness stated that they possibly saw the suspects getting into a 1990’s model Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle was white in color and it had a blue or dark colored stripe that ran down the side of the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen headed east on Columbus Road.

Forensics Investigators and Criminal Investigators are continuing to process evidence from this incident. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

November 21, 2013

Gun Store Burglary in west Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a burglary that took place at “Classic Firearms”, located at 5854 Columbus Road. The incident took place on Thursday morning at around 12:15a.m. The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the store’s alarm service at around 12:31a.m. While Sheriff’s deputies were in route to the store, the owner of “Classic Firearms” called the Sheriff’s Office and stated that his business had been burglarized.  The store owner stated that burglars entered the business and stole a variety of over 64 handguns and rifles from the display counters.

According to surveillance footage, one male suspect removed a metal mesh screen that covered the front door and then used a cement block to smash out the door’s glass. Three other unknown male suspects assisted in the burglary. The four males loaded up the various handguns and rifles into tote bags and exited the business the same way that they made entry. The burglary suspects had on long sleeved clothes and masks.

A witness stated that they possibly saw the suspects getting into a 1990’s model Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle was white in color and it had a blue or dark colored stripe that ran down the side of the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen headed east on Columbus Road.

Forensics Investigators and Criminal Investigators are continuing to process evidence from this incident. The video surveillance is being reviewed and pictures from the burglary will be sent out as soon as it becomes available. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 20, 2013

Securus Video Visitation Launched at the Bibb County Jail

 

The Bibb County jail began to move away from the tradition face-to-face visitation in May 2013 and transferred to the” Video Visitation”. This transformation was done for several beneficial reasons. One being, video visitation will not require deputies and county officials to transport inmates to and from their housing area to the visitation area. Secondly, this enables better safety practices on behalf of both the inmates and the public. More importantly, contraband is less likely to enter the facility.

Video visitation allows family members and friends to visit with an inmate from a video terminal at the Bibb County Jail’s visitation center, located at 668 Oglethorpe Street, Macon, Ga. 31201. The inmate housing areas have similar units allowing them to interface with visitors. Prior to this, visitations were scheduled on a specific day and time of the week, based on the inmates housing area. Video visitation allows family members and friend’s one visit per week on the date and time most convenient for them out of over 50 visitation hours per week that the Bibb County jail’s visitation center is open.  On-site visits can be scheduled by visiting the Bibb Sheriff’s Office web site,  www.bibbsheriff.org , look under the “Inmate Information” link or you can go to  www.securustech.net . Scheduling can also be done at the terminals located at the Bibb County visitation center. ALL On-site visitation sessions are FREE at the Bibb County Jail.

Currently, there are 16 terminals located in the Bibb County visitation center. In addition, over 53 video visitation terminals are located throughout the inmate housing areas. Inmates are allowed one (1) free on-site video visit per week that consists of 40 minutes.

In September 2013, the “Remote Visitation” was launched at the Bibb County jail.  This service allows friends, family members, attorneys, and public officials to schedule and participate in video visitation sessions with an inmate- from the privacy of their home or office with the use of any computer, internet connection, and web cam. The remote visitation is ideal for family members and friends that may live out of town, or if someone does not have transportation, someone may have a medical condition that limits their ability to travel, some parents may not want to bring their children to a corrections facility setting, or simply would like more visitation time with their incarcerated loved one.   Family members and friends can schedule 20 or 40 minute visits at-home, unlimited times per week, by visiting the Bibb Sheriff’s Office web site,  www.bibbsheriff.org , look under the “Inmate Information” link or you can go to  www.securustech.net .

 

Securus has provided a Holiday promotion for the remote visitation sessions at the reduced price of $5. for a 30 minutes  during the month of November and $10., for 30 minutes during the month of December. ALL “Remote” sessions will resume at the standard rate of $20 for 20 minutes as of January 1, 2014……… ALL On-site visitation sessions are FREE at the Bibb County Jail.

 

November 19, 2013

Sheriff’s Office Investigates a Report of a Burglary/Kidnapping Incident in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify one of the suspects that was involved in a report of a burglary and kidnapping incident that took place in north Bibb County on Monday night at around 8:30p.m. The attached photographs were taken from a local bank in west Bibb. The suspects attempted to use the victim’s debit cards to retrieve money at the ATM.

According to the witness statements, a 29 year old male was sitting in his living room, watching TV, and talking on the cellphone when he heard a noise outside. He turned to look out the window and saw two black male suspects with handguns pointed at him. One of the suspects told the male victim to open the front door. He complied with the demand and let the suspects into the home.

The father awoke and called downstairs for his son.  The suspects quickly dropped most of their loot, but had the victim load a TV into a vehicle that was parked near the residence. It was reported that the suspects forced the victim into the vehicle and then drove to an ATM where the suspects withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash. After they received the cash, the suspects took the victim to Pionono Circle in south Macon, where they dropped him off. The victim waited until the suspects left the area and then ran into the woods.
The victim flagged down a passing Macon Police Officer and was taken to the nearby Food Mart where he called his parents. He is reported to be unharmed and was later taken back to his family.

The suspects are described to be in their 20’s. The first suspect had dark skin and deep set eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height. He was clean shaven, wearing a black beanie hat and carrying a black revolver. 

The second suspect is reported to be around 5 feet 5 inches in height. He had a lighter complexion than the first suspect and he also had facial hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a red beanie hat and he was carrying a black semi-automatic hand gun.  The victim stated that the suspect’s vehicle was possibly red in color and it had two doors, but was unsure of the make or model of the vehicle.  See the attached pictures of the second suspect.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

November 19, 2013

Video Visitation and Remote Visitation Demonstration at the Bibb County L.E.C.

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a demonstration of the Securus Video Visitation System on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 1:30p.m., at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office visitation center. The visitation center is located at the Hawthorne Street entrance of the Bibb County jail.

We will have an on-site demonstration of the video visitation and remote visitation systems and representatives from Securus will join Sheriff David Davis and Chief Russell Nelson at this event.

The Video visitation allows family members and friends to visit with an inmate from a video terminal at the Bibb County Jail’s visitation center.

The Remote Visitation allows friends, family members, attorneys, and public officials to schedule and participate in video visitation sessions with an inmate- from the privacy of their home or office with the use of any computer, internet connection, and web cam.

Join us at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and get a firsthand demonstration of how this system works!

 

November 18, 2013

Update….Photographs of the Golden Corral Armed Robbery released….

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the Public’s assistance in help identifying the suspect who is in the attached photographs. The media release from Saturday stated that the Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial robbery that took place around 8:00p.m., Friday evening at the Marathon gas station, located at 6199 Thomaston Road. According to witness statements, the suspect entered the store with a white plastic bag covering what was believed to be a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He was around 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. The suspect also had a muscular build and weighs approximately 180lbs. He was last seen wearing a long sleeved camouflage shirt and black,” basketball style”, shorts. The black shorts have two white stripes running down the side of each leg, with a blue stripe in the middle of the white stripes. He was also wearing white tennis shoes.The suspect also had on a black satin night cap and a black towel covered his face.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

 

November 16, 2013

Commercial Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Golden Corral restaurant, located at 4704 Presidential Parkway. It was reported that a couple of females were fighting inside of the restaurant, near the front entrance. During the altercation, an armed suspect casually entered the restaurant and demanded money from the cashier. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran out of the restaurant.

 Witnesses stated that the suspect entered the restaurant just before the altercation took place and purchased some yeast rolls. After suspect paid for the rolls, he stood in the foyer area of the restaurant. When the females began to fight, the suspect walked back into the restaurant and committed the robbery. It is undetermined at this time if the altercation is related to the robbery incident. No one was injured during the robbery incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s. He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighed around 125 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a long sleeved red shirt with the “ECKO” logo on the front. He was also wearing a black hat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

November 8, 2013

Commercial Robbery in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial robbery that took place around 8:00p.m., Friday evening at the Marathon gas station, located at 6199 Thomaston Road. According to witness statements, the suspect entered the store with a white plastic bag covering what was believed to be a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He was around 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. The suspect also had a muscular build and weighs approximately 180lbs. He was last seen wearing a long sleeved camouflage shirt and black,” basketball style”, shorts. The black shorts have two white stripes running down the side of each leg, with a blue stripe in the middle of the white stripes. He was also wearing white tennis shoes.The suspect also had on a black satin night cap and a black towel covered his face.

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

 

November 4, 2013

Commercial Robbery in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that took place at the Flash Foods Gas Station, located at 5602 Thomaston Rd, shortly after 3:00a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, a black male suspect entered the store wearing a plastic bag over his head and approached the clerk while she was cleaning up. The suspect grabbed the clerk and demanded money from the register.  No weapon was displayed during this incident. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, he fled the store.  No one was injured during this incident.

            The suspect was last seen fleeing from the store on foot, wearing a white T-Shirt gray short with red and white stripes and black socks with no shoes. He is described as being approximately 5’09” and weighing 160lbs with light skin.  (See attached surveillance still footage.)

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 31, 2013

Teenage Thieves Arrested for Felony Charges in south Bibb

 

Two teens were arrested after attempting to flee from deputies in a stolen vehicle, around 4:09a.m. Thursday morning. The teens were also charged with entering auto in a separate incident. The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who stated that he was awakened by a loud noise coming from his neighbor’s driveway.  The man looked outside and saw two males going through his neighbor’s vehicle. The man went outside and called out to the suspects. The two fled his neighbor’s yard and jumped into a light blue Ford Edge that was parked down the street. The suspects sped off, towards the back of the Timber Ridge subdivision.

Deputies arrived within minutes and located the blue Ford Edge. The suspects sped out of the Timber Ridge subdivision and made a left turn onto Hartley Bridge Road.  As the driver entered a curve near Bonanza Drive, he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off of the road, into a ditch, and then flipped over. The driver, 17 year old Zashon Eugene Morant, climbed out of the vehicle and ran.  Deputies arrested Morant after he was discovered hiding in the shadows of the wood line. The passenger, a 15 year old juvenile, climbed out of the vehicle and began to run, but deputies captured him before he was able to make his getaway.

Deputies contacted the owners of the Ford Edge. The owners stated that they were unaware that the vehicle had been taken. It was also discovered that the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were left in the ignition at the time that the vehicle was stolen.

Zashon Eugene Morant is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Auto-Felony, Fleeing and Eluding –Felony, Obstruction, Criminal Trespass, Entering Auto, and he also has a hold from a separate incident from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The 15 year old juvenile has been turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice for the charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Auto-Felony, Entering Auto, Fleeing and Eluding-Felony, and Obstruction.

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to remember to always lock your car doors and close your windows if you leave your vehicle, even if only for a brief moment. Also we want to remind citizens that if you must leave items in your vehicle, please keep them hidden from plain view.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 30, 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.
Adults & Motorists


• Use extra caution while driving on Halloween. Be on the look-out for trick-or-treaters.
• Celebrate responsibly and designate a driver if attending parties or other festivities.

 

October 23, 2013

Drug Arrests in west Bibb

 

Investigators with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Vice Unit along with the Middle Georgia Fugitive Squad executed four search warrants on rooms at the Villager Lodge located at 5009 Harrison Rd on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:00PM. The Narcotics and Vice Unit has been investigating drug and gang activity at the Villager Lodge for several weeks due to a growing number of crimes taking place in the area and complaints the Sheriff’s Office has received from concerned citizens. Investigators seized six semi-automatic handguns, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine during the search of the four rooms.

 

 

Arrested:

 

1.      Katinzio Deon Williams, 32- years old, an employee and resident. He was charged with, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Williams is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $16,900.00 bond.

 

2.      Judge Lamont Troutman, 34- years old, a resident of the Villager Lodge. He was charged with, Possession of Schedule II Drugs ( methamphetamine),Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft By Receiving Stolen Firearm, Parole Violation.

 

Once Troutman has satisfied his parole violation, he will have a $36,400.00 bond. He is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

 

3.      Cordeiro Rashan Clinkscales, 24-years old, a resident of the Villager Lodge. He was arrested on a Parole Violation warrant. Clinkscales is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 

The investigation will continue and more arrests are possible as additional evidence is processed.

 

October 23, 2013

National Take Back Initiative

   On October 26, 2013 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.  Bring your medications for disposal to the main entrance, near the “garden center”, of the Walmart located at 5955 Zebulon Road.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

  On April 27, 2013, a National Take Back Initiative was held at the Walmart located on Zebulon Road.  Over 200 lbs of pharmaceuticals were collected at this site. In middle Georgia, over 600 lbs were collected and in the state of Georgia over 12,605 lbs were collected.   

   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.

 

October 21, 2013

Playing Ding Dong Ditch Leads to Jail

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged three 18-year-old North Macon teenagers with six counts of Entering Auto after deputies determined a rash of car break-ins in the Lake Tobosofkee residential area were attributed to those teens. The young men admitted to investigators they had been playing a game of “Ding Dong Ditch,” a game in which they stole items from unlocked cars throughout the night. Stolen items included a hunting bow and arrows, GPS equipment, cameras, video cameras, range finders and sunglasses.

 

According to deputies, the ring of “Ding Dong Ditch” thieves was broken when a theft victim from Waterford Place called the Sheriff’s Office after finding his items missing from his car. While deputies were on the scene with him, another deputy was with a suspect vehicle that contained an ID card with a nearby address. At that address, deputies found the teen boys.

 

Arrested and charged:

 

Andrew Garnet Ellard, DOB 2/27/96, 205 Baylor Court, student at Howard High School

Aaron Michael Jones Masey, DOB 2/1/95, 1244 Timberland Drive

Wendall Craig Strickland, DOB 5/1/95, 4901 Oxford Road, student at Howard High School

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people to please remove valuable items from their vehicles and to also lock their vehicles. We would also like to remind our younger citizens to make wise decisions about the games they choose to play.

 

October 16, 2013

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies Locate the 14-Year-Old Missing Teen from Amber Alert Posting

 Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies located missing 14-year-old Amber Harrison and the 20 -year -old male that she was reported to be with, around 7:30p.m., minutes after a statewide Amber Alert was issued.  After the amber alert was sent out, the white Range Rover with the Georgia license plate, GA47GM was spotted by a citizen in the parking lot of the Country Inn and Suites, located at 3915 Arkwright Road.  The tipster immediately notified the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Deputies went to the hotel to verify that the vehicle was the one listed in the amber alert. After deputies spotted the vehicle, the driver attempted to leave, but not before deputies blocked him in. Deputies drew their weapons and conducted a felony traffic stop without incident.  Both were detained until Investigators could speak with Law Enforcement officials from Bartow County.

After speaking with Investigators from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, it was discovered that Harrison took her parent’s white Range Rover without permission and went to Dallas, Georgia to pick up Justin Cooley.  The two were joy riding across the state until an amber alert was posted and the two were discovered sitting in the parking lot of the Country Inn and Suites in north Bibb.

According to investigators, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office does not have any charges against Cooley at this time. Cooley was released on scene. The Bartow Co. Sheriff’s Office will continue investigating this incident.

 Harrison is reported to be unharmed and was taken to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office until she is reunited with parents later this evening.

 

 

October 15, 2013

Aggravated Assault in west Bibb

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault incident that took place around 1:30a.m., near the 5000 block of Harrison Road. It was reported that 36 year old Cedric Lavar Wimbush of Macon had been stabbed in the back and was found lying on the ground, near the entrance to the McDonalds on Harrison Road. Wimbush would not give any statements about the incident. Paramedics transported Wimbush to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he is listed to be in stable condition.

This incident is under investigation.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

October 10, 2013

H.E.A.T. Grant Renewed for 7th Straight Year

Awarded  $149,000. 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 $149,000  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.  “Crashes involving impaired drivers killed an estimated 264 people across Georgia in 2012.  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.

 

 

October 9, 2013

Drug Arrest in south Macon

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators served a search warrant at 2869 Barrett Avenue in south Macon on Tuesday, around 2:30p.m. Investigators confiscated marijuana that was already bagged up for sale, Schedule II prescription pain pills, two handguns, a shotgun, approximately $3000.00 cash, and a stolen Honda Accord. Investigators also recovered drug paraphernalia used in the sale of the illegal drugs.

Investigators arrested 26 year old Timothy Warren Johnson, who lived at the Barrett Avenue address.  Johnson has been charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute (Felony), Possession of Schedule II Drugs (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Drugs within 1000 feet of a School Zone( Felony), Possession of Drugs within 1000 feet of a Housing Project (Felony), and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Auto (Felony).  Johnson is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 

 

October 7, 2013

Five Arrested for Drugs and Weapons Charges

 

Members of the Middle Georgia Fugitive squad located and arrested Michael Pitts Jr. after a short foot chase. Over $10,000.00 was recovered and turned over to Bibb Drug investigators as part of an ongoing investigation of Michael Pitts.

 Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators asked for the assistance from the Middle Georgia Fugitive Squad in locating and serving warrants on Michael Anthony Pitts Jr., after he fled his residence while Drug Investigators were attempting to serve a search warrant on August, 1, 2013.  Drug Investigators were serving the search warrant at 2241 Melton Avenue, in east Macon.

  Investigators arrested four other individuals who remained inside of the residence when the warrant was being served. Investigators seized several pounds of marijuana, 6 handguns (two of the handguns were discovered to be stolen). Investigators also seized drug and gang paraphernalia. The four individuals who were at Pitts’ residence were charged and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and warrants were taken out on Michael Anthony Pitts Jr.

Michael Anthony Pitts Jr. - is 21 years old from Macon. He has been charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Criminal Street Gang Activity, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (felony), and (2cts) of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  Pitts is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center with a bond of $18,200.00.

The following suspects were arrested at the Pitts’ residence on August 1, 2013:

 

Bernard Dent. Jr. – 23 years old from Macon. Dent was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), and (2cts) of Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.  Dent was released from jail after posting a bond of $11,200.00 on September 3, 2013.

Terry Eugene Burkett Sr.- 48 years old from Macon. Burkett was arrested and charged with Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, (2cts) of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.  Burkett also has a Probation Violation Superior Court hold and a Probation Violation State Court hold.  Once the probation holds are satisfied, Burkett will have a bond of $11,200.00.

Amond Norwood - 19 years old from Macon.  Norwood was arrested and charged with Possession of  Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Participation In Criminal Street Gang Activity, and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.  Norwood was released from jail after posting a $11,200.00 bond on September 11, 2013.

Kendarrious Rayshun Cone – 19 years old from Macon.  Cone was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Participation of Criminal Street Gang Activity, (2cts) of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.  Cone had two warrants from an unrelated case, one for Child Cruelty and a second for Battery.  Cone also had a hold for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.  Jones had a bond set by the courts for the amount of $6800.00. Once Cone posted bond on September 25, 2013, he was transported to the Jones County jail.

 

October 2, 2013

AR-15 Rifle Recovered from the Bass Pro Burglary and Four Arrests Made by Atlanta Police

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms Agents were notified Wednesday morning that one of the stolen AR-15 rifles from the Bass Bro Shop was recovered during a traffic stop in Atlanta, Tuesday night at around 10:00pm. According to the Atlanta Police Department, Officers Munson and Jones conducted a traffic stop with a Toyota Camry (silver in color), with a Louisiana license plate. The vehicle was occupied by 3 males and a female. During the traffic stop officers recovered a stolen pistol (unrelated to the Bibb County investigation), a stolen AR-15 rifle (reported stolen from the Bass Pro Shop), a baggy of methamphetamines, and marijuana(less than an ounce). Officers discovered that the AR-15 was stolen from the Bass Pro Shop located Bibb County due to the information that was placed on the National Crime Information Center database by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The four occupants of the vehicle were arrested and were held for Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and the ATF agents. It is undetermined at this time if the persons arrested are the suspects directly connected with the actual burglary of the Bass Pro Shop. 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, A.T.F. agents are now working in cooperation with the Atlanta Police Department  to help identify the suspects who burglarized the Bass Pro Shop and assisting in the recovery efforts of the other (16) AR-15 rifles. Additional information will be distributed as it becomes available. Sheriff Davis praises Officers Munson and Jones for being so vigilant during this traffic stop.

The suspects arrested by the Atlanta Police Department are:

1.      Phillip Brandon Kemp, age 20 from Atlanta. He is charged with Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. He is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail.

2.      Trayvis Dwong Gray, age 22 from Atlanta. He is charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of methamphetamines.  He is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail.

3.      Eric Stewart, age 24 from Atlanta. He is charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana (less than an ounce). He is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail.

4.      Tonishia Lee, age 20 from Atlanta. She was charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and was released on a $5000.00 bond according to the Fulton County jail records.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Corrections records, none of the above mentioned individuals have ever been arrested in Bibb County.  This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

September 30, 2013

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Bass Pro Burglary Suspects

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in helping identifying the suspects involved in the Bass Pro burglary that took place Sunday night at around 11:41p.m. It was reported that four black male suspects broke through a glass door and entered the building. The suspects went to the gun area and used a crowbar to pry open the metal bars that secured the guns. Several AR-15 semi-automatic rifles were stolen during this burglary.  Investigators are asking for the public to look at the attached pictures and to call local law enforcement if they can identify the suspects involved.

Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators are continuing to review the video/ surveillance and forensics evidence, “look outs” have been sent to all of the surrounding law enforcement agencies and the Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms agency is also assisting in this investigation. 

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: A black male suspect wearing a black shirt and shorts. This suspect was also seen carrying a white t-shirt in his left hand.

Suspect2:  A black male with a white t-shirt wrapped around his head, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts. This suspect was wearing long pants underneath the shorts. He was also wearing white, mid cut tennis shoes with red trimming and red shoe laces.

Suspect 3: A black male suspect wearing a black shirt and dark pants. This suspect was also wearing light colored shoes.

Suspect 4: A black male suspect wearing a black short- sleeve shirt with a white long sleeve shirt under his t-shirt.  This suspect was also wearing shorts.

This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be distributed as it becomes available.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

September 30, 2013

Bass Pro Burglary Investigation

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary incident that occurred at the Bass Pro Shop, located at 5500 Bass Pro Blvd. around 11:41p.m. Sunday night. It was reported that four black male suspects broke through a glass door and entered the building. The suspects went to the gun area and used a crowbar to pry open the metal bars that secured the guns. Several AR-15 semi-automatic rifles were stolen during this burglary.  Forensics investigators and Criminal Investigators were dispatched and are processing evidence to help identify the suspects involved. 

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: A black male suspect wearing a black shirt and shorts. This suspect was also seen carrying a white t-shirt in his left hand.

Suspect2:  A black male with a white t-shirt wrapped around his head, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts. This suspect was wearing long pants underneath the shorts. He was also wearing white, mid cut tennis shoes with red trimming and red shoe laces.

Suspect 3: A black male suspect wearing a black shirt and dark pants. This suspect was also wearing light colored shoes.

Suspect 4: A black male suspect wearing a black short- sleeve shirt with a white long sleeve shirt under his t-shirt.  This suspect was also wearing shorts.

This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be distributed as it becomes available.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 September 27, 2013

Bibb Sheriff to Swear In , “Arco”- the Bomb Dog

 

Bibb Sheriff David Davis will be “Swearing -in” the two newest members of the already merged bomb unit. Officer Tim Rivers and K9, “Arco”, will be sworn in as deputy Sheriffs on Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 11:00a.m. The swearing in ceremony will be held at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office second floor, in the training room. 

Officer Tim Rivers is a three year veteran of the Macon Police Department.  On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Officer Rivers completed the Explosive K9 Handler class that was held in Chatham County. Officer Rivers was certified as the top student of his class with his K9 partner, “Arco”.  Officer Rivers was partnered with “Arco” in August of 2013.

 “Arco” is a five year veteran of the Macon Police Department and has been specifically trained for Explosives detection. As a byproduct of his specialized training, he can detect weapons. 

The Explosive K9 Handler’s class was funded by G.E.M.A.’s Explosive /K9 Homeland Security Grant. The grant not only paid for Officer Rivers’ training but it also paid for the law enforcement vehicle that is assigned to the Explosive K9 unit. One of the conditions of this grant is that Officer Rivers and “Arco” are subject to call anywhere in the state of Georgia.

 

 

 

September 25, 2013

A Tip About Tips

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office arrested an employee who worked for the Cheddars restaurant, located at 4040 Riverside Drive, after it was discovered that she was altering customers charge tickets for personal gain.  A customer called the manager of Cheddars and complained that there was an $8.00 unauthorized charge to their credit card from when they ate at the restaurant.   The manager discovered that 30 year old April Zakeisha Johnson was the waitress that attended to that customer and he began to track her tickets from September 5, 2013 through September 15, 2013.  The manager tracked 36 different transactions where Johnson had added unauthorized charges to customer bill receipts. The additional charges totaled up to the amount of $151.94.

On September 18, 2013, the manager approached an off duty Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy, who was at the restaurant, he explained his findings. The off duty deputy arrested Johnson for Fiduciary Theft and called the Sheriff’s Office for an on duty patrolman to transport her to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

 

September 10, 2013

Update: Fatal Traffic Accident in north Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on interstate 75, around 11:00a.m. this morning.  According to witness’s statements, a 1993 white Ford F250 was traveling south in the right lane of interstate 75. The vehicle swerved to the left, crossing over the left lane, and then hit the beginning portion of a concrete barrier wall that crosses over the Savage Creek Bridge.

 The driver of the vehicle, 47 year old Thomas Alan Jones of south Bibb County, was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was later pronounced dead by emergency room doctors.  According to Coroner Leon Jones, the next of kin has been notified. No one else was injured during this accident.  There was only one vehicle involved in the accident.

 

 

 September 10, 2013

Fatal Traffic Accident in north Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on interstate 75, around 11:00a.m. this morning.  According to witness’s statements, a 1993 white Ford F250 was traveling in the right lane of interstate 75. The vehicle swerved to the left, crossing over the left lane, and then hit the beginning portion of a concrete retaining wall that crosses over the Savage Creek Bridge.

 The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was later pronounced dead by emergency room doctors.  The name of the driver cannot be released until the next of kin can be notified. No one else was injured during this accident.  There was only one vehicle involved in the accident.

 

 

 

August 23, 2013

Statement from Sheriff Davis in reference to the Assault Incident

 

Sheriff Davis has decided to ask the GBI to assist in the investigation of allegations of assault against State Senator David Lucas. Sheriff Davis has the utmost confidence in the unbiased fact-gathering skills of the Bibb Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division; however, he feels the alleged victims and alleged suspects in this case would best be served with the assistance of an outside agency.

 

Sheriff Davis is appreciative the GBI has agreed to assist Bibb investigators and he has confidence the facts will be gathered as swiftly as possible so as to then seek guidance from prosecutors for the next step.

 

 

August 21, 2013

Armed Robbery in east Bibb

 

     The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the X-Mart, located at 2025 Emory Highway, around 11:01p.m. Tuesday night. The clerks who work at the business were outside smoking cigarettes when two suspects approached from the front of the building. The suspects told the clerks go back into the building and demanded money from the register. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

    Both suspects are described as slender black males, around 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. The armed suspect was wearing a black zipped up jacket and black pants. He also wore a black ball cap with the “white sox” baseball team logo on the front of the cap. The suspect was also wearing a bandanna over his face.

The second suspect was wearing a burgundy colored hoodie and grey sweat pants. He was wearing a bandanna or dark shirt over his face. Both suspects wore socks over their hands during this robbery.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 20, 2013

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Community Service Inmates Cleaning Blighted Properties in Macon Save Tax Payers Money

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office community service inmates have cleaned up properties on Duncan Avenue, Mitchell Street, Plant Street, and Rocky Creek Road. On Thursday, August 22, 2013 at around 10:00a.m., Bibb Sheriff David Davis will be at 568 Edgewood Road, near the old Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Bibb Sheriff’s Office community service inmates will be cleaning that property, where a house had once stood. The house burned to the ground and the grass, bushes and other debris has taken over. This is an opportunity for the media to ask the Sheriff questions about this venture, also there will be photo and video opportunity for the media as the inmates clean up this blighted property.

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is using inmates who need to work off their community service hours to help clean-up some of Macon’s blighted properties. There are over 70 properties listed in the city of Macon that have been condemned and has over growth of grass and bushes. The use of community service inmates to clean up these properties will save the tax payers thousands of dollars. Normally the city of Macon would have to their workers to clean up these properties which would cost the tax payers money; the use of community service inmates would save the tax payers money.

 

  There are usually around 65 inmates at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office working in the community service program. This program allows inmates to build community service hours towards their release or before going to trial. The inmates do everything from cleaning, to lawn service, picking up trash, and some even help remove storm debris when authorities need assistance. This program allows inmates to give something back to the community and it allows the community to get something out of the inmates. Most community service inmates would rather work off their community service hours instead of spending their time at jail, just sitting in their dorms.

 

Most of the inmates in the program are short-term, serving 3-6 months, for misdemeanors such as probation violation. Inmates who are arrested for felonies are not allowed to work in the community, but the inmates who are allowed to work in the community are always under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Office.

 

August 16, 2013

Driver’s Safety Tips While Driving in the Rain

 

When the road is wet, the film of the water on the asphalt causes tires to lose traction. Less obvious is the fact that rain reduces driver perception — it's harder to see through the rain — and also decreases visibility through its action on headlights, windshields and the road itself. While most people know to slow down in the rain, there are definitely other tips that will help keep you, and those who share the road with you, from becoming a statistic……

  1. Georgia Law 40-8-20: When Lighted Lights and Headlights Required: Every vehicle upon a highway within this state at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any time when it is raining in the driving zone and at any other time when there is not sufficient visibility to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead shall display lights, including headlights, and illuminating devices as required in this part for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as stated in this part.
  2. Turn on your headlights, even when there's a light sprinkle. It helps you see the road, and more importantly, it helps other motorists see you. However, don't blast your high beams in the rain or fog — it'll obscure your view further, as the light will reflect back at you off the water droplets in the air. If your car is equipped with fog lights, you may find it helpful to turn these on, as they throw a little extra light on the road while making your car easier to see.
  3. Exercise extreme caution after a long dry spell. During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous.
  4. Allow for more travel time. You should plan to drive at a slower pace than normal when the roads are wet. Keep in mind that traffic is likely to be moving slower as well. There's also the possibility that your preplanned route may be flooded or jammed. Whatever the case, rushing equals higher risk.
  5. Brake earlier and with less force than you would normally. Not only does this increase the stopping distance between you and the car in front of you, it also lets the driver behind you know that you're slowing down. Also, be more meticulous about using turn signals, so that other drivers know your intentions, and take turns and curves with less speed than you would in dry conditions.
  6. Most of America's roads are crowned in the middle, which means that the water will run off to the sides. If possible, stay toward the middle of the road to avoid deep standing puddles.
  7. Don't use cruise control. If you hydroplane, there's the chance your car could actually accelerate. Cruise control also allows drivers to be less vigilant and to take their foot away from the pedals — not a great idea when reaction time is so important.
  8. If you see a large puddle up ahead, drive around it or choose a different route. It could be that it's covering a huge gaping maw into the front door of hell. Well, maybe not, but water splashing up into your car's engine compartment could damage its internal electrical systems. Also, a pothole may be hiding under the water, just waiting in ambush to damage a wheel or knock your suspension out of alignment. If you can't gauge the depth, or if it's covering up the side curb, try to avoid it.
  9. Don't attempt to cross running water. This is not an SUV commercial, and you'll probably get yourself into a lot of trouble if the force of the water is greater than the weight of your vehicle. All-wheel drive isn't going to be much help if your vehicle is being pushed sideways. Don't end up like those folks on the nightly news who had to abandon their cars to Mother Nature.

10.  After you cross a puddle, tap on your brake pedal lightly to dry off some of the water on your rotors.

 

11.  Watch out for pedestrians. An ordinarily observant pedestrian may become distracted by fiddling with an umbrella or a rain slicker. Plus, raindrops deaden sound, so the usual audio clues for measuring car distances become obscured. Keep a sharp lookout for people in the road.

  1. If it's raining so hard that you can't see the road or the car in front of you, pull over and wait it out.
  2. Track the car ahead of you. Let the car ahead pave a clear path, so to speak, through the water.
  3. Give a truck or bus extra distance. Their extra-large tires can create enough spray to block your vision completely. Avoid passing one, but if you must pass, do it as quickly as safety allows.
  4. Defog your windows. Rain will quickly cause your windshield to fog up. Switch on both front and rear defrosters and make sure the air conditioning is turned on. Most cars' climate control systems will automatically engage the A/C when the windshield defrost function is selected.
  5. If you start to hydroplane, don't brake suddenly or turn the wheel, or you might spin into a skid. Release the gas pedal slowly and steer straight until the car regains traction. If you must brake, tap the brake pedal (unless you have antilock brakes, in which case you can put your foot down).

August 15, 2013

East Bibb County Aggravated Assault Suspect in Custody

   Brandon Donta Wilson turned himself over to the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force around 1:00p.m. Thursday afternoon. Wilson had a Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrant for the charge of Aggravated Assault.

    It was reported that around 3:00a.m. Monday morning. Nicholas Clark was involved in an argument near 3346 Finneydale Drive. During the argument, Clark was shot in the cheek of his face. Brandon Donta Wilson was later identified as the suspect in this incident.

 Clark was treated and released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

 Brandon Donta Wilson, age 24 from Macon, is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Aggravated Assault. 

 

August 14, 2013

Warrants Issued for Aggravated Assault Suspect in east Bibb

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking the whereabouts of 24 year old Brandon Donta Wilson in connection with the aggravated assault incident that took place on Finneydale Drive, August 12, 2013, Monday morning. It was reported that around 3:00a.m., Clark and two other males were arguing near 3346 Finneydale Drive. During the argument, Clark was shot in the cheek of his face by one of the males. Clark was taken to the Medical Central Georgia, where he is listed to be in stable condition.

   Investigators recovered a small black and silver handgun near the scene and have identified Brandon Wilson as the suspect. Wilson is described as a black male, he is 5 feet 7 inches in height and he weighs around 165 lbs. *(see attached picture from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office records).

Anyone with information in reference to Wilson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 14, 2013

Bibb Sheriff’s Office is Asking for the Public’s Assistance in an ATM Machine Theft Incident

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and locating a vehicle that was possibly used in a theft of an ATM machine from the Mid-South Federal Credit Union, located at 1611 Bass Road that occurred around 3:37a.m. Wednesday morning.

  According to the investigative reports, deputies saw a white male with a baseball cap was driving a truck with a large object in the back bed,  as it headed east on Bass Road around 3:37a.m. Wednesday morning.  Before the deputy could stop the suspicious truck, the driver of the truck began to speed up, making left turn onto New Forsyth Road, and ran through the four-way stop.  The driver of the vehicle turned off his lights as he entered an unlit section of New Forsyth Road. The deputy lost sight of the truck on New Forsyth Road.  The truck was last seen headed towards Monroe County.

The vehicle was described as a 1990’s model Chevrolet or GMC truck. The truck was possibly “metallic blue” in color and it had “step sides” or “flares” on the sides of the truck. No further description was given.

Several minutes after the truck fled the Bass Road area, an ATM alarm was called into the Sheriff’s Office from the Mid-South Federal Credit Union.  Deputies arrived at the credit union and found a fork lift in the parking lot and the ATM machine was missing.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the fork lift was stolen from a construction site a ½ mile east of the incident location.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 12, 2013

Warner Robins Man Charged in south Bibb Traffic Accident

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies served 18 year old Nayef Mohammed Al-Shroof, of Warner Robins, with three warrants in connection to the July 11, 2013 traffic accident in south Bibb County, involving a Macon-Bibb fire fighter. Al-Shroof turned himself over to deputies, just before noon, on Monday.

   Al-Shroof is being charged with Serious Injury by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Violation of the Georgia Move Over Law. Al-Shroof will go before the magistrate court around 1:30p.m., this afternoon.

 Macon-Bibb Fire fighter, Sgt. Eric John is still listed to be in critical, but stable condition.

 

August 12, 2013

Aggravated Assault Incident in east Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred in east Bibb County around 3a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, 21 year old Nicholas Clark and two other males were arguing near 3346 Finneydale Drive. During the argument Clark was shot in the face by one of the suspects.  Clark was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he is listed to be in stable condition.   

     Investigators recovered a small black handgun near the scene and are seeking a person of interest involved in this incident. The suspect is described as a black male, he is 5 feet 7 inches in height and he weighs around 165 lbs.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

August 11, 2013

Missing Person from west Bibb Located

          The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 9AM that Donald Meeks had been located at a family member’s house on Dixon Rd.  Deputies made contact with Meeks and he stated that he had gotten lost and was finally able to find his was to his family’s house. Meeks was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment to injuries from exposure to the elements and is listed in Stable Condition.  

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who showed up to look for Meeks and also remind the public that you do not have to wait any time period to report a person missing or lost and please contact your local law enforcement as soon as you know they are missing or lost so that they can be located a fast as possible and returned to their loved ones.

 

August 10, 2013

 

Missing Person West Bibb County Update

             The Bibb County Sheriff’s office along with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, Macon-Bibb E.M.A., Middle Georgia R.E.A.C.T., Monroe County Emergency Services, Georgia State Patrol and the Red Cross are continuing to search for Donald Meeks in the area of Fulton Mill Rd and Dixon Rd area. Meeks has been missing since August 8, 2013 at 5pm. If anyone sees Meeks, we ask that they notify the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen wearing a sleeveless t-shirt and khaki pants and boots. He is five foot nine inches tall with sandy blond short hair and blue eyes.

             The Bibb Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind the public that if a family member or friend is missing, please notify your local law enforcement agency as soon as you are sure they are missing so that a search or other means of locating them can begin within a timely manner. There is no time frame that is needed to wait to contact your local law enforcement agency if a person is missing. The perception of having to wait twenty four hours to report a person missing is only on television shows and not in real life. We want to be able to find missing or lost loved ones as soon as possible.

 

August 10, 2013

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian in north Bibb

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic that involved a pedestrian on Arkwright Road, just north of Sheraton Dr. The accident occurred around 12:00p.m., Saturday afternoon. According to witness statements 18 year old Sheniqua Patterson was walking on Arkwright Rd when a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by a Christopher Dixon struck her. Patterson was transport to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and is listed in Stable but Critical condition.

The accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

August 9, 2013

Missing Person from west Bibb

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Donald Fredrick Meeks Jr, age 29 from west Bibb County was last seen walking into the woods between Fulton Mill Rd and Dixon Rd on August 8, 2013 at 5pm.

  According to family members, Meeks has been suffering from a kidney illness and other medical problems. After not returning home for 24hrs days, the family notified the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

   He is described as a white male, around 5 feet 08 inches height, and he weighs approximately 170 lbs.  Meeks has Blue eyes, and he has brown short bushy hair. He was last seen wearing a wearing a grey sleeveless t-shirt khaki pants and boots.  

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact Investigator Tania Greer at 478-621-5675.

 

August 7, 2013

North Bibb Robbery Suspect Arrested

 The Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Daniel Bryan Koon on the Bibb Sheriff’s Office warrant, for the charge of Robbery, around 11:58a.m. Wednesday morning. Koon was staying at the Villager Lodge, located at 5009 Harrison Road.

A robbery incident took place at the Publix grocery store, located at 195 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, Tuesday, shortly after 2:00p.m.  Sheriff’s Investigators were able to obtain photographs of the suspect and the vehicle that he was driving during the robbery incident. 

The robbery incident was sent to the media and to members of the Sheriff’s Office Email Update distribution list. One of the email update recipients called the Sheriff’s Office after spotting the vehicle in the parking lot of the Pet’s Super Market, located at 265 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Sheriff’s Investigators recovered the  abandoned vehicle and turned the vehicle over to forensics for processing. During the investigation, 40 year old Daniel Bryan Koon of Macon was identified as the suspect and warrants were issued for his arrest Tuesday evening. 

Sheriff Davis applauds the Email Update member for being so vigilant by helping the Sheriff’s Office locate the vehicle used in this incident.

Members of the Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force and Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies continued to look for Koon throughout the night, until he was located at the Villager Lodge on Harrison Road.

Daniel Bryan Koon is currently being held at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, without bond, for the charge of Robbery.  Koon also has a Probation Violation hold from State Court.

 

August 7, 2013

Update: Vehicle Recovered and Warrants Issued Reference Publix Armed Robbery

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office recovered the 2002 Ford Escape that was used during the Publix armed robbery Tuesday afternoon. A Bibb Sheriff’s Office Email Update recipient called the Sheriff’s Office after receiving an Email Update “Look Out” about the armed robbery incident.  The caller stated that they saw the vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Pet Supermarket, located at 265 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.  When deputies arrived, they found that the vehicle had been abandoned.  The vehicle was turned over to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit for processing.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators also took out warrants for the arrest of 40 year old Daniel Bryan Koon, in connection with the armed robbery that took place at the Publix. Koon is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighing 205 lbs. He has blue eyes and brown hair.  Koon was last seen wearing a blue “wind breaker” style jacket and a camouflage hat with a “G” in the middle of it.  * See attached photo…

Koon was last known to reside in the north Macon community, near Lee Road. If you see Koon, do not approach him, call law enforcement immediately. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 6, 2013

Commercial Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Publix, located at 195 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, shortly after 2:00p.m. Tuesday afternoon. According to witness statements, a white male suspect entered the grocery store and approached the clerk at the customer service desk. The suspect stated that he had a gun and demanded money from the register.  No weapon was displayed during this incident. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, he fled the store.  No one was injured during this incident.

 The suspect was last seen driving a black in color, 2002 Ford Escape. (See attached picture). The vehicle had a tag display of BZF 4627. The back window, behind the driver’s side rear door, appeared to be missing and was covered with possibly black duct tape.

The suspect is believed to be the same suspect involved in an armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar, located at 160 Emory Highway, in the city of Macon, on July 31, 2013, shortly before 2:00p.m. The suspect was wearing the same jacket and hat in both armed robberies. The suspect was described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet in height. He weighed approximately 200 lbs. The suspect was wearing a blue wind breaker type jacket and he also had on a camouflage baseball cap with a black “G” on the front of the hat.  The suspect was also wearing dark colored jeans.  (See attached surveillance still footage.)

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 2, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a personal armed robbery that took place after 6:00p.m. this evening  behind the Dixie Cleaners, located on Hartley Bridge Road.  According to witness statements, the store clerk from the dry cleaners was taking out the trash when he noticed a black male suspect sitting inside of an old “beat up”, white Dodge truck.  The suspect got out of the truck and approached the store clerk and demanded money, as he brandished a black handgun.  After the clerk gave up his wallet, the suspect then sped off in the old Dodge truck. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male in his 40’s. He was approximately 6 feet in height and weighed around 200 lbs. The suspect was wearing a long sleeved black hooded sweat shirt.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older model white Dodge truck. The truck was reported to be extremely dirty and “beat up”. The truck has tinted windows and some type of white tag on the front bumper.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

August 2, 2013

Four People Arrested for Drugs and Weapons Charges in East Macon

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators served a search warrant at 2241 Melton Avenue, around 5:00p.m. Thursday afternoon. 20 year old Michael Anthony Pitts Jr., who resided at that residence, fled the scene as the investigators were serving the search warrant. Pitts currently has warrants that were issued for his arrest.

Investigators arrested four other suspects who were inside of the residence at the time that the search warrant was being served.

   Investigators seized six handguns, two of which were found to be stolen and approximately a pound of marijuana, which has a street value of $3,200.00.  Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigators stated that they appreciated the help from the Macon Superior Court Probation Officers that assisted with this incident.

 

       The following individuals were arrested during this search warrant:

 

Amond Rashad Norwood: 19 years old from Macon. Norwood was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activity, and (2) counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Norwood is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

Kendarrious Rayshun Cone: 19 years old from Macon. Cone was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activity, and (2) counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Cone was also served with two warrants from the Macon Police Department for the charges of Child Cruelty and Battery. Cone is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 Bernard Dent Jr.: 23 years old from Macon. Dent was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, and (2) counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Dent is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 Terry Eugene Burkett Sr.: 48 years old from Macon.  Burkett was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, (2) counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Probation Violation Superior Court, and Probation Violation State Court. Burkett is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

July 28, 2013

Armed Robbery in east Bibb

 

     The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the X-Mart, located at 2025 Emory Highway, around 10:17P.M. Sunday night. Two suspects entered the store and demanded money from the cashier and from a customer, who was at the register at the time of the incident. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of money, they fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

    The suspects are described as slender black males, wearing black clothing, and black facial covers. No further description at this time.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

July 26, 2013

Update: Two Entering Auto Suspects Receive Additional Charges from the Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Police Department

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators added a charge of Burglary to Daniel Christopher Mermann this afternoon during magistrate court. Macon Police Property Detectives also added charges of (2) counts of Criminal Attempt Entering Auto, (2) Entering Auto, and (1) count of Forgery. Mermann remains in custody of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a bond of $21,925.00.

Blake Davis was first arrested Thursday night for (7) counts of Entering Auto by Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators. The Macon Police Department charged Davis with (2) counts of Forgery and (1) count of Party to a Crime.  He was released around 2:20a.m., Friday morning, for the bond of $13,450.00.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Blake Davis  around 2:00pm. Friday afternoon for the charge of Burglary .Macon Police Property Detectives also charged Davis with (2) counts of Criminal Attempt Entering Auto and (2) counts of Entering Auto. Davis is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the bond of $13,650.00.

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional charges and arrests are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.  (See original release below.)

 

July 26, 2013

Three Arrested in Connection with north Bibb Entering Autos

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested three suspects involved in (7) different entering auto incidents that took place on Monday night and continued through early Tuesday morning, in north Bibb County. 18 year old Camden Ashley Jones of Macon, 19 year old Daniel Christopher Mermann of Macon, and 19 year old Blake Griner Davis of Macon, were arrested around 10:30pm Thursday night.

   Investigators stated that Mermann attempted to cash a check, which was stolen from one of the vehicles that was entered, at one of the Check Cashing stores in Macon.  The stolen check was reported to the Macon Police Department and they began working with Bibb Sheriff Investigators to identify the suspects in their mutual crime incidents. The information from the stolen check incident led to identifying and arresting these three men. Investigators also recovered stolen items from the homes of Mermann and Davis, and then recovered other stolen items from Jones’ vehicle.  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and Macon Police Detectives working in cooperation found that these three suspects and others are possibly involved in several different theft cases in Bibb County and the city of Macon. Additional charges and arrests are pending further investigation.

These suspects were arrested and charged with the following:

Camden Ashley Jones was charged with (7) counts of Entering Auto. The Macon Police Department charged Jones with (1) count of Criminal Attempt Entering Auto and (2) counts of Entering Auto. Jones was released around 6:00a.m. , Friday morning with a $13,000.00 bond.

Daniel Christopher Mermann was charged with (7) counts of Entering Auto and (1) count of Marijuana- misdemeanor. The Macon Police Department charged (2) counts of Forgery.  Mermann is being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $14,000.00 bond.

Blake Griner Davis was charged with (7) counts of Entering Auto. The Macon Police Department charged Davis with (2) counts of Forgery and (1) count of Party to a Crime.

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents are urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

July 25, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that took place around 9:30 am, in the 4600 block of Sprucewood Drive. It was reported that 75 year old Howard Reed, of Macon was sitting outside, next to his carport when three males approached. One of the males asked Reed if he worked on lawn mowers, Reed stated that he did not usually work on other people’s mowers. As Reed began to stand up, one of the suspects hit him in the head and his wallet was taken. The suspects fled and jumped into a small black vehicle. Paramedics treated and released Reed for a minor wound that he received during this incident.

The three suspects were described as being approximately 6 feet 0 inches in height, two of the suspects weighed around 180 lbs. The third suspect was a little heavier, weighing around 200lbs. All three were wearing grey and black clothing. No further description given.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 24, 2013

Commercial Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery incident that took place at the Travel Lodge, located at 105 Riverside Parkway around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  According to witnesses’ statements, a male suspect entered the hotel and asked for the room rates. The suspect then demanded money as he brandished a black handgun.  Once the suspect received and undisclosed amount of cash, he walked out of the hotel. He was last seen in the parking lot of the Hooter’s restaurant. No one was injured during this incident.

 The suspect is described as a light skinned black male with a very long dread lock type hair style. He was approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height.  The suspect weighs approximately 150 lbs.  He was wearing sunglasses, a light blue” Aeropostale”   jacket with white embroidered writing, blue jeans, and he also had on a blue and orange baseball cap. The hat was blue and had eyes on the front. The bill of the hat was orange. The hat was designed to look like the cartoon duck, “Perry the Platypus”.

 

 

July 23, 2013

Update: Missing Person from north Bibb

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators received an update from Mr. Marsh’s family around 5:15pm  Tuesday afternoon. After the media reported this story on the 5:00pm news, the parents received a call from a local medical facility and found that Mr. Marsh was in their care. He was reported to be safe and in good health.

 

July 23, 2013

Missing Person from north Bibb

 

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Samuel Joseph Marsh, age 32 from north Bibb County was last seen walking towards Riverside Drive from Arkwright Road on Friday, July 19, 2013.

  According to family members, Marsh has been suffering from a mental illness and has not taken his prescribed medication. After not returning home for a couple of days, the family notified the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

   He is described as a white male, around 5 feet 08 inches height, and he weighs approximately 200 lbs.  Marsh has hazel eyes, and he has brown bushy hair with a patch of hair cut out, across the top of his head. He was last seen wearing a long sleeved blue shirt with white stripes, light colored khaki shorts, and he had on tan/suede boots.  

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact Investigator Tania Greer at 478-621-5675.

 

July 12, 2013

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in west Bibb

 

The investigation of an armed robbery incident that took place at the Villager Lodge, located at 5009 Harrison Road, led investigators to the arrest of 35 year old Samuel Mathis Dixon III of Macon, around 11:30a.m., Friday morning. (See Media Release from July 7, 2013.)

Dixon is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond for the charges of Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

 

 

July 12, 2013

Armed Robbery in east Bibb

 

     The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the X-Mart, located at 2025 Emory Highway, around 01:00a.m. Friday morning. The suspect entered the store, brandishing a gun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of money, he fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

    The suspect was described as a black male, early 20’s approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height, weighing around 179 lbs. The suspect was wearing all black and also had a mask that covered his face.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 11, 2013

Aggravated Assault in West Bibb

 

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place in the 1100 block of Greentree Parkway (Lake Wildwood Subdivision), on Thursday evening around 11:20 P.M. According to witness statements, a black male knocked on the door, of 29 year old Wade Brown, and asked to use his phone to call for assistance due to a disabled vehicle. When Brown’s roommate walked up the suspect tried to snatch Brown out of the door but his roommate pulled him back in and slammed the door shut. That is when several shots were fired at the house by a second unidentified black male suspect. The suspects left in an unidentified vehicle.  

            Investigators are speaking with witnesses, and examining evidence to help identify the suspect involved. No one was injured during this incident.

    This incident is under investigation anyone with information in reference this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

July 11, 2013

Armed Robbery in north Bibb

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a commercial armed robbery that took place at the “Circle K” gas station located at 3903 Arkwright Road. According to witness statements, an armed suspect entered the store at around 10:35pm, Thursday night. The suspect grabbed two beers from the cooler, then approached the cashier and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect is described as a slender black male, approximately 6 feet 3 inches in height. He was also described as having dark skin and a “goatee”. The suspect was wearing a grey and black striped hooded sweater, blue jeans, and he was also wearing grey shoes.

   Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 11, 2013

Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injury that occurred around 9:40am Thursday morning on interstate 75 (northbound), near Sardis Church Road. It was reported that deputies and fire fighters were clearing up a previous accident in the left land of interstate 75 (northbound), when a Toyota Camry, driven by 18 year old Nayef Mohammd Shroof of Warner Robins, almost hit the deputy, but did hit the firefighter.

The fireman was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he is listed to be in critical condition.  The fireman’s name is not being released at this time.

This accident is under investigation.

 

July 10, 2013

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 5500 Forest Place Lot 126(Forest Place Trailer Park) around 11:00p.m. Wednesday evening. According to witness statements, 47 year old Lisa Martino entered the trailer of 23 Camille Gordon and began arguing with her. During the argument Gordon was stabbed in the left leg and right arm. Martino left the scene and went to her hotel room at 4952 Romeiser Dr Room 111 Windsor Inn. Deputies made entry into the room and arrested Martino for Aggravated Assault she was taken to the Bibb County Jail.

 

July 7, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that took place around 4:30 am, at the Villager Lodge, located at 5009 Harrison Road. It was reported that 26 year old Javier Carranza, of Macon went to see a friend who was staying at the motel.  As Carranza was headed back to his vehicle, 4 to 5 male suspects dressed in all black approached his vehicle and demanded money. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun.  Carranza was hit with the handgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from Carranza and other items from inside of his vehicle.

Carranza left the property and called 911. He was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 4, 2013

Aggravated Assault Incident in east Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred at 3465 Mogul Road around 07:30p.m. Thursday evening. According to witness statements, 29 year old Jenni Rowe and her family were sitting on her front porch with her family when she got up to go inside the house and that is when she heard a popping noise and was struck in the upper left shoulder by a bullet. Jenni Rowe was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she is listed to be in stable condition.  

     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspects. 

More information will be released as the investigation continues.  

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

July 4, 2013, 2013

Commercial Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place around 02:00 am Thursday morning at the Comfort Inn & Suites, located at 3935 Arkwright Rd. According to witness statements, an armed suspect entered the hotel and demanded money from the clerk along with his personal computer and cell phone. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and items, he fled the hotel and left in a white possible late 90’s or early 2000’s model sedan unknown tag number. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male suspect. He was approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height and medium build. The suspect was wearing dark color clothing, and white mask.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

June 25, 2013

Macon Man Arrested for Kidnapping in west Bibb

 

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Macon man for kidnapping after it was reported that he jumped into a vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Thomaston Road and Interstate 475, around 2:00pm on Monday. Deputies located and arrested the suspect at a near by hotel minutes after the incident was reported.

 

   According to witness statements, 37 year old DeAngelos Sherod Dennis of Macon jumped into a vehicle and told the female driver that he needed a ride to the gas station because his tractor trailer was out of gas. Once they arrived at the gas station, he told the female that he forgot his fleet card and told her to drive him to the “Motel 6” on Harrison Road.

 

   The female stated that she entered the motel and asked for help from the front desk clerk. As she was talking with the desk clerk, Dennis entered the motel. The clerk recognized Dennis and told him to leave the property. According to the clerk, Dennis had been banned from the property for panhandling. As the clerk and Dennis began to argue, the female victim ran out of the motel, jumped into her vehicle and sped off.

 

  Dennis is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Kidnapping.

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to keep their car doors locked and windows rolled up, also be aware of pedestrians approaching their vehicle. In addition, drivers should leave enough room between their vehicle and the vehicle in front so they can make a quick getaway.

 

 

June 21, 2013

 

Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault with Weapon, and Prostitution

 

 

 

     Bibb Sheriff Deputies responded to an armed robbery incident that occurred at the Villager Lodge, located at 5009 Harrison Rd, Friday morning at 11:25. Deputies arrived in less than one minute after receiving the call and found 23-year-old Christopher Bell of Macon lying on the ground, with a gun shot wound to the hip, in the front parking lot of the motel.

     According to Bell, he had paid 50 year old Patricia Seavey for sex. After the sex act took place, he had demanded his money back. When she refused, he pulled his gun and she quickly complied. As he was attempting to leave, he was confronted by several black males. He stated that one of the males struggled with him trying to take his pistol. During the struggle, the gun went off and Bell was shot in the right hip. The suspects took Bell’s gun and his 2002 Chevy Impala, drove around to the back of the motel and then abandoned the car. Investigators are still gathering information in efforts to identify those individuals.

     No one else was injured during this incident. Bell was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia by ambulance where he is currently receiving treatment for his gun shot wound to the hip. He is listed to be in stable condition.

   Patricia was found behind the motel, in the area where Bell’s car was located. She was taken to the Bibb County Criminal Investigations Division for questioning and was also charged with prostitution.

  This incident is still 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 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at       1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

June 19, 2013

Bibb Sheriff Deputies Arrest Four Suspects for Burglary

 

  Bibb Sheriff Deputies arrested four suspects in connection with a burglary that took place at the Smiley’s Flea market, Tuesday morning around 3:00a.m. According to deputies, the suspects had entered the flea market and stole ice cream bars and bottled drinks. The suspects had these items on their person and in coolers that were found inside of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect/driver was found to be armed with a .40 caliber Glock handgun, there were also two extra  magazines loaded with ammo that were recovered from inside of the vehicle. Three ski masks, hand gloves, two “walkie talkies”, an assortment of tools and a stolen floor jack from Warner Robins Towing were also recovered.

   Deputy Shane Howard stated that as he was patrolling in the area of the flea market when he noticed a black Acura Integra parked in front of the Auto Air business at the corner of Liberty Church road and Hawkinsville Road. He stated that he remembered stopping the same vehicle a few days prior for a traffic violation. He noticed that the vehicle’s engine was still warm and suspected that the occupant(s) of the vehicle were possibly close by. Deputy Howard and an additional patrolman, who arrived to back him up, waited in their vehicles across the street, to see if the occupants returned.

  The deputies observed four black male suspects running from the Smiley’s Flea market and heading towards the black Acura. The deputies blocked the entrance to the Auto Air parking lot before the suspects could leave in their vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the suspects were apprehended.

   

 Suspect Information:

 

Takelvin Jadon Raines:  age 21 from Macon.  Raines is the owner of the vehicle. He was charged with Theft by Receiving- Felony, Possession of Burglary Tools, Burglary, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Felony, and Driving with Suspended Registration. Raines is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $20, 860.00 bond.

 

Tony Tabrian Burnette:  age 19 from Macon. Burnette was charged with Theft by Receiving-Felony, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Burglary. Burnette is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $14,900.00 bond.

 

James Anthony Davis:  age 18 from Macon. Davis was charged with Theft by Receiving- Felony, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Burglary. Davis is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $14, 900.00 bond.

 

Terrell Theo Burnette:  age 17 from Macon. Burnette was charged with Theft by Receiving- Felony, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Burglary. Burnette is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $14,900.00 bond.

JUNE 13, 2013

Info from Bibb Sheriff on the Impersonating Deputies

 

As you know, Macon Police are investigating an armed robbery in which the suspects were wearing what appeared to be partial law enforcement attire and they identified themselves as Sheriff's deputies.

 

Sheriff David Davis is requesting the media please help us alert the public that Bibb patrol deputies will always be in full uniform - tan pants and tan shirts with patches, a badge and nameplate.

 

Investigators will be dressed in professional attire and SWAT deputies will be in clearly marked tactical uniforms. Vehicle stops will only be conducted by clearly marked patrol cars.

 

If any member of the public suspects they are not dealing w a legitimate Sheriff's deputy, they should immediately call 911 and verify with dispatchers that there is a deputy at their location.

 

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about anyone impersonating a deputy, contact us at 746-9441 and ask to speak with an investigator.

 

June 11, 2013

Deputies on scene with an agitated alligator

 

Bibb Deputies are currently out on an alligator call at a residence in East Bibb County.

 

The 12-foot alligator, described as chunky, showed up last night in a non-residential area off Joe Tamplin Industrial Boulevard. DNR was notified but since the gator was not threatening people, DNR instructed the Sheriff’s Office to contact Southeast Reptile Rescue. The gator, though, went back into the swamp. Deputies remained on alert in the area throughout the night.

 

This morning the alligator surfaced and made its way under the porch of a residence off Riggins Mill Road. The alligator is currently near the homeowner’s fence at 5566 Kiernan Drive. Deputies on the scene advise the alligator is becoming increasingly agitated. Southeast Reptile Rescue is on a call in Griffin, Georgia but trappers are en route. Deputies are standing by until the alligator trappers arrive.

June 10, 2013

Deputies seeking would-be armed robber

 Bibb Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who attempted to rob the Best Western Inn, 4681 Chambers Rd, late Monday night.The suspect entered the business around 10pm Monday and threatened the clerk with a knife. The clerk pointed a pair of scissors at the would-be robber and the man fled toward WalMart.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6'1" and skinny. He had a beard and was wearing a red cap with gold "A" on it. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen in a black 4-door sedan.

The case is currently being investigated. Anyone with information about this case or the possible whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

June 10, 2013

Deputies Capture Armed Robbery Suspect; One Still on the Loose

 

Bibb Sheriff’s deputies were called to an armed robbery at Tobesofkee Lake Store, 6024 Mosley Dixon Road, at 11:15 a.m. Monday.  According to witnesses, one suspect dressed in all black and wearing a black bandana, entered the store and threatened the clerk with a black semiautomatic pistol. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and ran to a vehicle that was parked about 500 feet from the store in a wooded area. That vehicle, a silver Chevy Impala, was being driven by another man. Witnesses blocked that vehicle from leaving and the man suspected of entering the store fled on foot into the woods.

 

Upon arriving at the scene, Bibb Deputy Andrae  (spelling correct, pronounced Andre) Holmes took the driver into custody at gunpoint. The driver has been identified as Christopher Darnell Heath, DOB 8/15/77. Heath was taken into custody and turned over to investigators for questioning.  Heath has been charged with Armed Robbery. Heath had been held in the Bibb County jail previously for an armed robbery charge from October 2001. The mug shot provided is from then. He is currently being processed into the LEC now.

 

The suspect who fled into the woods is still at large. He was described as a black man wearing a black coat, black pants, black gloves and old brown shoes. He may possibly use the name “Willie.” HOWEVER, Investigator Jack Cleveland chased the suspect through the muddy woods and while he was not captured, Investigator Cleveland recovered the weapon, the money and the suspect’s clothes and shoes.

 

The case is currently being investigated. Anyone with information about this case or the possible whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

June 9, 2013

Fatal Wreck on Lower Hartley Bridge Road

 

Bibb Sheriff‘s Fatality Investigators are continuing their investigation into a one-vehicle wreck that resulted in the driver’s death.

 

Preliminary findings show that Erika Bartholomew, 25, was driving south on Lower Hartley Bridge Road at around1:00 a.m. Sunday when she failed to negotiate the curve in the 5000 block. Ms. Bartholomew’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a fixed object.

 

Ms. Bartholomew was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries shortly after 4:00 a.m.  Deputies then turned the investigation over to Bibb Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators. Investigators are currently doing all necessary follow-up work, including on-scene measurements and awaiting results from the toxicology screen.

 

More information will be available once the investigators complete their report.

 

 

 

 

 

June 6, 2013

New Vehicle Design Showcase

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is will be showcasing the new patrol car design that will be used as we merge both law enforcement agencies. Sheriff David Davis is inviting the media to join us as the newest Sheriff’s patrol vehicles are introduced. Macon Police Chief Carswell and other members of the Macon Police Department Command Staff will also be in attendance. The showcase will be held on Monday, June, 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The vehicles will be on display in the front parking lot, to the right of the main Sheriff’s Office entrance.

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office design will be placed on all future patrol units as the new patrol car design of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office. The Macon Police Department will also have their newest marked patrol cars on display. The Macon Police Department has worked closely with the Sheriff’s Office in making the transition as seamless and easy as possible. The decals on the new Macon Police cars are similarly designed for easy transition. With this new design, the word “POLICE” will be removed and replaced with “SHERIFF”, the “badges” will be replaced with a “star” and “BIBB” will be added to “Serving Macon.”  

 

  During this showcase, the media will be allowed to get in and out of the patrol vehicles. They will be able to test the newest and latest light and siren systems. The media will also be able to interview the deputies and officers who will be patrolling the streets of Macon and Bibb County in these vehicles.

 

  Come join the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Police Department as we showcase these newest tools in fighting crime and one of the first successes of consolidation!!!!!

 

June 3, 2013

Deputies issue citations in dog attack case

 

 

 Upon conferring with the Bibb District Attorney’s Office in reference to the dog attack case from May 30, it was determined that, based on the circumstances of the case, the charges would be misdemeanors. Deputies then consulted with the Bibb Solicitor’s Office to determine which misdemeanor charges would be appropriate. Bibb Deputy Lee Mock, the deputy who responded to the call and who had to shoot the attacking dogs, personally served the citations today at around 4pm to Amber Tripp, age 20, of 5411 Houston Road, Lot 13.  Ms. Tripp is the owner of the dogs and rents the trailer at that address.

 

Ms. Tripp was cited for the following violations:

 

  1. Two counts of failure to restrain the dogs
  2. Two counts of failure to inoculate the dogs

 

 

 

May 30, 2013

Woman Attacked by Dogs – Deputy Kills Dogs

 

 

 Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a dog attack in Skyview Mobile Home Park off Houston Road. A woman in her 50’s was in her yard around 1pm Thursday and was attacked by her neighbor’s two dogs. The dogs, identified by neighbors and deputies as pit bulls, escaped a pen in which they were normally housed.

 

The woman was bitten in the head and neck areas and a man at her home fended the dogs off with a broom, upon hearing the sounds of the attack. The woman was taken to an area hospital with serious bite wounds.

 

When the deputy responded, one of the dogs charged at him aggressively. The deputy shot and killed the dog. The second dog then charged the deputy and the deputy again was forced to shoot, resulting in the death of the second dog.

 

According to initial information, the owners of the dogs were not at home during this incident. Deputies are still gathering information and investigating.

 

 

May 27, 2013

Aggravated Assault Incident in west Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred on Massey Road around 02:46a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, 15 year old Christian Johnson and his 18 year old brother Shaquarvious Johnson were walking on Massey Rd near Barbara Dr when they heard shots fired. Christian Johnson was struck twice by bullets. His brother Shaquarvious Johnson did not receive any injuries. Christian Johnson was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he is listed to be in stable condition.  

     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence in efforts to help identify the suspects. 

More information will be released  as the investigation continues.  

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

May 26, 2013

WWII Ordnance Found in East Bibb County 

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a bomb at 3361 Mogul Rd at 1832hrs, when Deputies arrived they where informed that the residence had been cleaning out a shed on the property and found what appeared to be a WWII era 40 MM artillery round. The residence had moved the round from the shed and then called the Sheriff’s Office after placing it in a trash can.

 

            The Macon Police Department Bomb Squad which is made up of Macon Police Officers and Bibb County Deputies responded and removed the ordinance without any incident. The Bomb Squad has been working together for several months now since the Macon Police Officers were sworn in by Sheriff David J. Davis in an effort to make the consolidation process a seamless one and give the citizens of the City of Macon and Bibb County the law enforcement service they deserve with out interruption.  

 

            The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that if you find any type of explosive or anything you believe is an explosive please do not touch it and call you locale law enforcement office. Even if you are not sure if it is an explosive it is always better to be safe and call before touching or moving a suspicious item.

 

May 26, 2013

 

Personal Armed Robbery in West Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Personal Armed Robbery incident that occurred around 12:00a.m., at the Mikes Food Mart (Marathon) gas station located at 6398 Zebulon Rd.  According to statements, 19 year old Taylor Brown, was leaving the store when two suspects approached him, one of which was brandishing a gun, the suspects demanded his cell phone and car keys. After receiving the items the suspects jumped into Brown’s vehicle a 2009 Ford Escape Silver in Color tag number BTT9645 and then drove off on Zebulon Rd headed towards Monroe County. Auburn University parking decal on front windshield. No one was injured during this incident.

  The suspects are described as two young black males with medium builds around six foot tall. Both of the suspects were wearing a blue hooded jackets and Jeans, one of the suspects had short tight dreadlocks. No further description reported.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 21, 2013

Off Duty Deputy Chases Suspect and Winds Up in Pond

 

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s deputies responded to a panhandling incident in the parking lot of the Amstar Theater, located just off of Zebulon Road on Monday, around 4:00pm. Deputies were attempting to identify a male and female who were observed walking around and asking for money. Several reports of the two individuals were called in after the suspects approached patrons. The male suspect gave officers the name of Eddie Pope after claiming that he did not have any identification on his person. As deputies were attempting to verify the information, the male put the female between him and deputies and then fled on foot. Deputy Justin Leese pursued the suspect through the Amstar parking lot, through the Wendy’s parking lot, and then across Zebulon Road.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Williams was “off-duty” and having the tire fixed at the Raffield Tire store just off of Peake Road, near the pursuit location. Deputy Williams was dressed in full honor guard attire as he had just left the “Georgia State Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony”, in Forsyth. Deputy Clay Williams escorted the grandson of the late Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Franklin Leland Williams, who was killed in the line of duty in 1918.  

   Deputy Williams observed the pursuit and joined Deputy Leese as they attempted to catch the fleeing suspect.  The suspect jumped over a fence and entered a retention pond, next to the Khol’s shopping center. Without hesitation, both deputies jumped the fence and entered the retention pond and placed the suspect under arrest. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect was later identified as 32 year old Joseph Timothy Poke of Tifton. Poke had an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation Superior Court. Deputies charged Poke with Panhandling, Giving False Information, and Obstruction. Poke does not have a bond at this time due to the Probation Violation Superior Court warrant.

 

 

 

May 17, 2013 

Domestic Shooting Incident in west Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic dispute that turned violent around 11:32pm Thursday night. It was reported that 55 year old Kenneth Burnam and his wife 48 year old Diane Burnam of Lizella were involved in a domestic dispute at their residence on Lineberger Road. During the domestic dispute, Kenneth Burnam shot Diane Burnam before turning the gun on himself. Both were transported by ambulance to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. According to the Medical Center staff, Kenneth Burnam is listed to be in critical, but stable condition. Diane Burnam is listed to be in stable condition.

 

 

May 16, 2013

Fallen Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy from 1918 Being Recognized by Governor Deal

 

 

 The 2013 Public Safety Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday, May, 20, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, site of the Public Safety Memorial Wall. The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia will deliver the keynote address.

  Bibb Sheriff David Davis and members of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office will be accompanying the family of Deputy Franklin Leland Williams as they receive a medal and proclamation signed by the Governor.

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Franklin Leland Williams died in the line of duty on Sunday, August 11, 1918, from gunshot wounds that he received while raiding a gambling den near downtown Macon.

 

 

May 16, 2013

Burglary in west Bibb

 

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Marathon gas station located at 6199 Thomaston Road, Thursday morning. According to investigators, three suspects went through a boarded up door on the side of the building and then through a sheet rock wall that lead to the store’s restroom. Some of the store’s motion sensors did not work at the time that the burglary and the suspects also dismantled the burglar alarm system off of the wall. The suspects stole cigarettes, beer, an undisclosed amount of money from the ATM machine, and they also stole money from the safe. The suspects fled the store in an unknown direction.

    The suspects were wearing all black clothing, black face coverings, and they also had on white gloves. No further description was given.

    This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that business owners who need assistance on keeping their businesses safe and who want to be proactive by having a security assessment of their business, please contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Business Watch at 478-744-9700.

 

 

May 7, 2013

Macon Man Arrested for Armed Robbery Incident in north Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of a Macon man in connection with the May 3rd Armed Robbery incident that took place in north Bibb. Investigators from the Macon Police Department and the Bibb Sheriff’s Office worked vigorously to identify the armed robbery suspects. The Middle Georgia Regional Fugitive Task Force and members of the Macon Police Department’s Strike Team arrested 24 year old Kenneth Antonio Gainey for the charges of Armed Robbery and Car Jacking. The Macon Police Department also had warrants for a separate incident involving Gainey. The Macon Police Department’s warrants were for the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.  Investigators are working together in efforts to identify the second suspect involved in the incident.

   Gainey is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond, for the charges of Armed Robbery, Car Jacking, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.

   Anyone with information in reference to these incidents are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 7, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

      The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery incident that took place at the Quality Inn, located at 4630 Chambers Road, around 1:41am. Tuesday morning. According to witnesses’ statements, two armed suspects approached a man as he was smoking a cigarette outside of his room. The two men instructed the hotel patron to go into his room where four other roommates were located. The suspects went through the patron’s luggage, taking an undisclosed amount of cash and other personal belongings. Afterwards, the suspects fled the room towards an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.

      Both suspects were described as black males wearing black hooded jackets and also wearing bandanas that covered their faces. Both men were reported to be average in height and slender builds.

    Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

May 6, 2013

 Bibb Sheriff’s Office Command Staff Receive Advanced Training

through Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

 Sheriff’s Offices across the State of Georgia recognize the importance of maintaining high levels of training for all of their staff.  Quality training is a critical element to the overall operation of a sheriff’s office.  The society we all live in today demands that law enforcement functions requires vigilance like never before.  The sheriffs realize this and are committed to finding ways to continue to train, equip and mobilize deputies in the event of a critical incident.  Budget constraints often hinder the ability of sheriffs to provide advanced training.  The budget barrier has been removed since the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety partnered with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to provide advanced and specialized training for deputy sheriffs as well as a forum for discussion and information exchange between sheriffs and their command staff.   

A Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant provided an important educational opportunity at the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association 2013 Command Staff Training Conference. Three days of intensive training was conducted in Macon, May 1-3, for the upper-level command staff of sheriffs offices from throughout the state.  More than 150 officers – including sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers – participated in the training conference. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Chief of Staff David Montford, and Captain Mike Scarbary attended and received valuable training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership training.   

“The Command Staff Training Conference is a tremendous opportunity for the upper level command leadership within sheriffs’ offices to attain specialized training on highway safety, leadership development and current trends in Georgia, as well as fostering partnerships statewide,” stated Tonia Welch, Training Director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, Inc.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the sheriffs of our state.  The command staff training is another example of the professionalism of the sheriffs and law enforcement leaders who lead their respective forces.  The citizens of Georgia are well served by these dedicated public servants,” stated Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

May 6, 2013

National Take Back Initiative Results for 2013

      On April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. A National Take Back Initiative was held at the Walmart located at 5955 Zebulon Road.  The service was free and anonymous, no questions asked.

      In 2012, over 120 pounds of pharmaceuticals were turned in at the Zebulon Road drop off location. Also in 2012 the state of Georgia collected 30,718 pounds over all, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

     On April 27, 2013, the Zebulon Road drop off collected over 200 lbs of pharmaceuticals, middle Georgia collected over 600 lbs, and the state of Georgia collected over 12,605 lbs over all.  

      This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

 

May 5, 2013

Amstar Evacuates Theater after Finding Back Pack

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious back pack that was left behind at the Amstar Theater around 3:26pm Sunday afternoon. It was reported that a movie patron found a back pack that had been left behind at one of the movie theaters. The Amstar staff reported the suspicious back pack to the Sheriff’s Office as they evacuated the theater.

    Sheriff’s Deputies, Macon-Bibb Fire Fighters responded to the theater. On the side of caution the Sheriff’s Office called the Macon Police Department’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit Sergeant Billy Skinner to assist.  Sheriff Davis recently deputized all of the Macon Police Department’s E.O.D Unit members so that they can assist in situations such as this.

Macon Police Sergeant Billy Skinner stated that the back pack contained children’s books, clothes, and other items belonging to a child. The Sheriff’s Office is working with Amstar Theater staff on locating the owner of the back pack.

    To avoid incidents like this in the future, the public is being asked to make sure that they retrieve all of their belongings before leaving the theater.

 

 

May 3, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating two incidents that occurred early Friday morning in north Bibb County. Around 1:00a.m., a female was in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn, located at 138 Holiday Inn Drive North. She stated that two black males were standing next to the building. One of the males approached her, lifting his shirt and displaying a handgun as the other male remained next the building. The female called out to her boyfriend, who was in the hotel. Once the boyfriend appeared from his hotel room, the male suspect began to walk away and then came back. The suspect told the boyfriend that they were stranded and then immediately, both suspects took off running towards an adjacent hotel.  As they ran off, one of the male suspects discharged his firearm in the air. No one was injured during this incident.

  Shortly after the first incident took place, an Atlanta man was unloading his bags from his vehicle at the Red Roof Inn, located at 3950 River Place Drive. He stated that two armed males approached him and told him to give up his vehicle. One of the men grabbed his keys and then both suspects sped off in his vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

   The two men were described as slender black males wearing all black clothing and they both had “skull caps” on their heads. The vehicle that was stolen is described as a four door, 2007, silver in color, Honda Accord with a Georgia tag display of BUI8312. The vehicle has tinted windows and bright L.E.D. type headlights.

   These two incidents are believed to be related. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is working in cooperation with the Macon Police Department in locating the stolen vehicle, and bringing both males into custody. 

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441, the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 May 2, 2013

         Armed Robbery/ Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

 

 

  Warrants were served on one of the two suspects connected to the armed robbery/ aggravated assault incident that occurred on January 3, 2013. On that date, 37 year old Anita McDaniel was looking at cars at a used car lot on Pionono Avenue. McDaniel asked for a ride from a couple who was also at the car lot. McDaniel stated that she did not know the couple. As they were traveling towards Macon, the male suspect, who was sitting in the back seat, demanded money from McDaniel, who was sitting in the front passenger seat. When McDaniel refused, the male suspect shot her in the shoulder. McDaniel gave an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects and that’s when she was dropped off at the gas station located between Pionono Avenue and Houston Avenue.

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigators later identified the male and female suspects and issued warrants for 37 year old Demetrius Monterrell Scott and 38 year old Diana Gaberilla Kennedy.

  Macon Police Strike Team Officers located and arrested Scott on Ibex Avenue, just off of Houston Avenue. Officers also recovered a handgun from Scott during the arrest. Strike Team Officers immediately began to work with Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators in reference to the armed robbery and aggravated assault case and Scott received an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Scott does not have a bond for the armed robbery and aggravated assault charges, a superior court judge would have to set a bond for those charges. The bond for the charge of possession of a firearm by convicted felon is $5,700.00.  

  Diana Gaberilla Kennedy turned herself over to Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators back in February of this year for armed robbery and aggravated assault warrants. She also had a bond surrender from superior court. She still remains in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $45,720.00 bond.

  Bibb Sheriff David Davis appreciates the efforts put forth by these Macon Police Officers in bringing this fugitive to justice.

 

 

April 29, 2013

Death Investigation

 

     The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a man who was found in a hotel room in north Bibb around 11:00a.m. Monday morning. Charles Jefferson Jones, age 57 from Macon, was found lying on the floor of his room by a house keeper. There were no signs of foul play at the time that Jones’s body was found, but the Bibb Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate this incident.

    The body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The next of kin has been notified by Coroner Jones.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

April 29, 2013

Fatal Single Vehicle Traffic Accident in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred around 11:20pm. Sunday night. It was reported that a Toyota Camry, driven by 35 year old Courtney Edwin Ross of Lizella, was headed west on Bethel Church Road. Just before reaching the intersection of Plantation Road, Ross lost control of the Toyota, hydroplaned, and then hit two trees. The vehicle overturned and the driver was ejected.

  Ross was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The next of kin has been notified by Coroner Jones. Anyone with information in reference to this fatal traffic accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

April 28, 2013

Commercial Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place around 10:00 am Sunday morning at the Tobosofkee Lake Store, located at 6024 Moseley Dixon Road. According to witness statements, an armed suspect entered the store and demanded money from the cashier. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect was described as a black male suspect. He was approximately 6 feet in height and weighing around 225 lbs. The suspect was wearing all black clothing, a mask, and he also had on gloves.

 This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 28, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that took place around 4:00am Sunday morning the Northwood Apartment Complex, located at 6229 Thomaston Road. According to the witness statements, a female was approaching her apartment building when two black male suspects ran up, snatched her purse, and then ran off. The witness stated that one of the suspects was brandishing a gun. Sheriff Deputies recovered the purse near the incident area, but the wallet was still missing. The victim was not injured during this incident.

    Both suspects were described as black males wearing all black clothing, both were wearing masks, and gloves. No further description was given.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

April 25, 2013

National Take Back Initiative

   On April 27, 2013 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.  Bring your medications for disposal to the main entrance, near the “garden center”, of the Walmart located at 5955 Zebulon Road.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

   In 2012, over 120 pounds of pharmaceuticals were turned in at the Zebulon Road drop off location. The state of Georgia collected 30,718 pounds over all, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  

   This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

 

April 24, 2013

  Macon Man Shot During Armed Robbery

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place around 3:00a.m. Wednesday morning. According to witness statements, 26 year old Patrick Allen Etchison was on-duty with the “Yellow Cab” company when the incident took place. He stated that he was in the parking lot of the Kmart, located on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. when two armed male suspects, jumped into his taxi and demanded money. He stated that both suspects were wearing all black clothing and gloves. One of the suspects had on a white mask, the other was wearing an orange bandanna over his face.

   Etchison stated that he told the suspects that he did not have any money, but offered his personal car if they would not hurt him. Etchison drove the two suspects to a Church located near his residence in south Bibb County and handed over the keys to his 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. After one of the suspects returned in the Mitsubishi, all three men went to Kumho Parkway. The two suspects asked Etchison to show them how to work the head lights.

  Afterwards, one of the suspects shot Etchison in the lower left part of his neck and the other hit Etchison in the head with his gun. The suspects then fled the area in the Mitsubishi Eclipse.

   The vehicle is described as a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse, black in color, and it has a rear spoiler.  The vehicle had a Georgia tag that displayed PIG4736.

     Etchison walked home and called 911. Etchison was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he is listed to be in stable condition.

    This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

April 12, 2013

Accident Investigation in east Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred on Riverbend Trail around 1:00pm., Friday. According to witness statements, a garbage truck driven by 35 year old David Darrell Hill Jr. of Molena, collided with a pick up truck, driven by 50 year old Larry Lee Maddox of Macon. Both vehicles were entering a sharp curve, on Riverbend Trail, from opposite directions when the accident took place. Maddox was transported by ambulance to the Medical Center where he is listed to be in critical but stable condition. Hill was not injured.

  The accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

April 11, 2013

5 Men Arrested in Two Different Armed Robbery Incidents

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office arrested five suspects involved in similar armed robbery scams. According to investigators, two incidents that appear to be unrelated took place at different motels this week. Investigators say that a “john” would look for escorts on the internet. The “john” would communicate with the supposed escort over the internet and designate the meet at a hotel. Once the “john” arrived at the hotel the suspects would rob him.

    Three men were arrested in connection to a personal armed robbery incident that took place in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn Motel, located at 4035 Sheraton Drive around 6:00a.m. Tuesday morning. According to the witness statement, the “john” was headed to a hotel room to meet up with an escort when armed suspects robbed him in the parking lot. The suspects fled the area in a silver Jeep Cherokee. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen stopped the suspect vehicle on Mercer University Drive and three suspects were arrested. No one was harmed during this incident.

   The three men arrested in connection to this incident are:

 

John Wilburn Harmon- age 26 from Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is currently being held without bond for the charge of Armed Robbery.

 

Alfonzo Hymn- age 23 from Macon. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is currently being held without bond for the charge of Armed Robbery.  

 

Jocquis Moody- age 18 from Macon. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is currently being held without bond for the charges of Armed Robbery and Marijuana Possession Misdemeanor.

 

Sheriff’s Patrolmen arrested two men in connection to a personal armed robbery that took place around 2:57a.m. Wednesday morning at the Motel 6, located at 4991 Harrison Road. According to the witness statement, the “john” was going to meet an escort in room 128 of the hotel. When he arrived at the room, two men came out of room 127 and robbed him. The suspects were spotted near the motel and were placed under arrest. No one was harmed during this incident.

   The two men arrested in connection to this incident are:

 

Gerald Arthur Reid – age 26 from Macon. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is currently being held without bond for the charge of Armed Robbery.  

 

Michael Gary Bonamo – age 23 from Macon. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex and is currently being held without bond for the charge of Armed Robbery and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. Photograph of the suspect not available at this time.

 

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

April 10, 2013

Armed Robbery in east Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place at the “Circle K” gas station located at 4461 Ocmulgee East Boulevard. According to witness statements, an armed suspect wearing a mask entered the store at around 3:40a.m. The suspect demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet in height, wearing green cut off shorts and a green and black hooded jacket. The suspect was also wearing a mask.

   Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 April 9, 2013

Update: Reported Drowning at the Ocmulgee River

 

  The search for a Warner Robins man who was reported to have drowned in the Ocmulgee River on April 1, 2013 ended Tuesday morning around 11:00am. According to Captain Lynn with the Department of Natural Resources, the body of 24 year old Aaron Austin Cross was found approximately 500 yards down river from the area where he was reported to have drowned. The cadaver dogs alerted to the body approximately 10 feet from the bank. The body was found partially submerged in some brush.  

  Cross was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.

 

 

 

 April 7, 2013

Bluff Area of Amerson Park Closed to Public During Search  

 

The bluff area of the Amerson Water Works Park will be closed to the public until further notice due to crowds of people hampering search and rescue efforts for,24 years old Aaron Austin Cross. Sheriff Davis consulted with members of New Town staff and decided that the best course of action will be to close the bluff area until search and rescue efforts are complete. The immediate family will be allowed in an area designated at the bluff. Media personnel are being asked to wear proper identification and check in with law enforcement to be able to enter the bluff area of the park.

 

 

April 5, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Personal Armed Robbery incident that occurred around 3:42a.m., at the Murphy USA gas station located at 6040 Harrison Road. According to witness statements, 56 year old John Lee of Sun City Center, Florida, was purchasing fuel at the gas station. While he was at the pumps, two suspects approached, one of which was brandishing a gun. The suspects demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money the suspects jumped into Lee’s vehicle and then drove off. No one was injured during this incident.

 Bibb Sheriff Deputies recovered Lee’s vehicle less than a mile away at the Chambers Cove Apartment Complex. The vehicle was abandoned and the engine was still running.

  The suspects are described as two young black males with slender builds. One of the suspects was wearing a black hooded jacket and the other was wearing a blue jean jacket. Both suspects were wearing bandanas to cover their faces. No further description reported.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

April 3, 2013

 

2 Men Arrested in Connection to Metal Theft of Recreation Parks in Macon and Bibb County

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Office and Macon Police Department Metal Theft Investigators worked in cooperation in reference to several metal theft incidents that occurred at recreation parks in the Macon and Bibb County areas. During the week of March 27, 2013, the East Macon Recreation Center on Ocmulgee East Blvd, the West Macon Ball Park on Mercer University Drive and the North Macon Recreational Center, were stripped of thousands of feet of copper wiring that powered lights and scoreboards. (The total in damages is as of yet unknown).

 

 On April 2, 2013, Bibb Sheriff’s Lt. George Meadows, Macon Police Detective John Horne, and with assistance from Jones County Sheriff's Office, a suspect out of Jones County was arrested and a second suspect was arrested in Lizella. Evidence and statements collected indicates that the two suspects are connected to the crimes.

  

The following suspects were arrested:

 

Stephen Andrew Sanders- age 38 of Lizella. He was arrested for (3) counts of Criminal Damage- (Felony), (3) counts of Theft by Taking (Felony), Interference with Government Property, and Probation Violation Superior Court. A bond will not be set until the probation hold has been released.

 

Wendell Lee Brooks- age 28 of Jones County. He was arrested for the charges of Criminal Damage to property, Interference with Government Property, and Theft by Taking Felony. Brooks released on that same date with a bond of $11,050. Additional charges pending further investigation.

 

Anyone with any information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

April 1, 2013

Reported Drowning at the Ocmulgee River

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible drowning at the Frank Amerson Water Park around 3:38pm., Monday. According to witnesses’ statements, 24 year old Aaron Austin Cross of Warner Robins and a few of his friends decided to go to the Ocmulgee River before Cross was to leave the state. Cross dove into the water and began to swim across the river towards the bank on the Jones County side. Halfway across the river, Cross began to struggle and began to yell for help. One of the friends jumped in the river in an attempt to help Cross to shore, but was unsuccessful.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies, Georgia Department of Natural Resource Officers, and divers from the Macon-Bibb Fire Department searched for Cross until night fall. Authorities will resume the search for Cross Tuesday morning.

 

 

 

 March 27, 2013

Three People Arrested for Drug Charges in East Macon

 

     Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators served a search warrant at 2721 Kensington Place, around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Investigators made three arrests and seized more and 60 ounces of high grade marijuana,(street value at over $12,000.00) and 2.6 ounces of Hashish, (street value at more than $3,600.00). Investigators also seized $9,800.00 in cash and a semi-automatic.380 caliber handgun. Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigators stated that they appreciated the help from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit in reference to this incident.

 

    The following individuals were arrested during this search warrant:

 

Brandi Nicole Jones- age 28 from Macon. Jones is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs.

 

Iris Elizabeth Rawls – age 36 of Macon. Rawls is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs.

 

Thomas Bernard Dixon- age 26 of Macon. Dixon is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs.

 

 

 March 22, 2013

Publics Assistance in a Theft Incident and Transaction Credit Card Fraud Incident

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect involved in a theft by taking and transaction credit card fraud incident that occurred on March 8, 2013.

   A woman was exiting the Cracker Barrel on Riverside Drive when an older black male, possibly in his seventies, opened the front door for her.  As the victim was exiting the restaurant, a second black male bent over, reached into her purse and pulled out what was believed to be the wallet. The two men left the restaurant with two black females. The four suspects rode off in an older model mini van. The exact make and model of the mini van is unknown at this time. The incident was captured by the restaurant’s video surveillance cameras.

   According to investigators, one of the female suspects used the credit card at the Target located on Presidential Parkway. The female suspect was captured on video surveillance as she exited the Target store. Two photographs of the female suspect are attached to the media release.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator Lieutenant Frank Thomas at 478-621-5678.

 

 

March 21, 2013

Fatal Traffic Accident in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred around 7:11p.m. Thursday evening.  According to witness statements a green Toyota Camry had stopped on Fulton Mill Road at U.S. 80. The Toyota began to enter the intersection and into the path of a Nissan Altima that was traveling west on U.S. 80. As the vehicles collided, the Toyota hit the passenger side of the Nissan, causing the Nissan to spin around and run of the roadway and into an embankment. The Toyota, remained in the path of the west bound lanes of U.S. 80, was hit by a third vehicle. The third vehicle was traveling behind the Nissan when the wreck occurred. The third vehicle was a Dodge Ram 3500 truck. The truck was pulling a trailer, with a vehicle on the trailer. The Dodge truck collided with the driver’s side of the Toyota.

  The driver of the Toyota Camry, 61 yr old Patsy Nicholas of Macon, was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she was later pronounced dead. The next of kin has been notified according to Coroner Miley.

  The driver of the Nissan Altima, 50 yr old Linda Jordan of Reynolds, was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. According to Medical Center staff, Jordan is listed to be in stable condition.

   The driver of the Dodge Ram 3500 truck, 39 yr old Christopher Carmichael of Fort Valley, was treated by paramedics and released on scene.

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 20, 2013

Drug Investigation in south Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Drug Squad executed a search warrant around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at 1929 Faulks Avenue, in south Bibb County. Investigators seized over seven pounds of high grade marijuana with a street value of $14,000.00. No arrests were made at the time that the warrant was executed. This case is still under investigation.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 19, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that took place on Little Hickory Drive in west Bibb County around 11:40p.m. Monday night. According to witness statements, a couple had just arrived home and was about to enter their garage when an armed suspect walked up behind them and demanded money. The suspect fired a couple of shots into the air and fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during this incident.

  The suspect is described as a “clean cut” black male, possibly 35 years old. He was around 5 feet 5 inches in height with a medium build. He was wearing dark color clothes, his jacket had a hood that was pulled over his head.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

March 15, 2013 

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that occurred around 8:53 p.m. Friday night at the Summer Park Apartments, located at 4658 Mercer University Drive. The witnesses stated that a Domino’s pizza driver had just delivered a pizza at the 400 building of the apartment complex when a male suspect came from around the building with a silver revolver and demanded money. After the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran back around the building. No one was injured during this incident.

   The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height, with a slender build. The suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, which partially covered his face and dark colored pants.

   Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

 

March 14, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Personal Armed Robbery that took place on Dellwood Road, around 9:00p.m. Thursday evening. Witnesses stated that a woman and her daughter, had just gotten into their vehicle when the suspect walked up, brandishing a gun. He demanded the purses from both females and then ran down the road and got into a white four door vehicle and then drove off.  No one was injured during this incident.

  The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing. No additional information is available at this time.

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

March 14, 2013

 Georgia Sheriff’s’ Issues Appeal to Citizens In Fight Against Crime

 

Responding to the increasing number of people who want to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff David Davis along with Sheriffs from all over the state of Georgia announced today that the citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.

 

Membership invitations go out in the mail shortly. Individuals who choose to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution.  The contributions provide critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.

 

Contributions are tax-deductible and unlike other organizations in our state, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association does not solicit membership by telephone.

 

The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens.

 

                “As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in this country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance,” said Sheriff Davis.  “I encourage everyone receiving a membership invitation to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Honorary Member.  It is a valuable investment in our future.”

 

                Individuals that do not receive a membership invitation by mail and would like more information can do so by visiting www.georgiasheriffs.org or contacting the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, Post Office Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281 Phone:  770-914-1076. 

 

 

March 10, 2013

Fatal Motor Cycle Accident in south Bibb

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on Interstate 75, just south of Sardis Church Road, around 8:00p.m., Sunday night. According to witnesses statements, a group of motorcyclists were traveling north on interstate 75, in the far left lane. Ahead of the motorcyclists was a van that had pulled over to the left shoulder of the road due to a flat tire. The lead motorcyclist signaled to the rest of the group, about the vehicle on the left shoulder of the road. Before the group approached the van, 33 year old Takisha Pittman of Stockbridge, who was riding her motorcycle in the middle of the group, lost control of her motorcycle, hit the saddle bag of the motorcycle in front of hers, and then she and the motorcycle went down. Pittman was transported to the hospital by paramedics. She was pronounced dead at the Medical Center of Central Georgia around 8:49pm, by emergency room doctors. No one else was injured during this fatal traffic accident. Coroner Jones stated that the next of kin has been notified.

Investigators are still looking into why the motorcyclist lost control. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

March 8, 2013

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that occurred around 9:30p.m. Friday night at the Summer Point Apartments, located at 4658 Mercer University Drive. The witnesses stated that a male suspect came from around the 600 building as he brandished a small black gun. The suspect snatched a purse from a female who was getting out of her vehicle and then ran off without saying a word.

  The suspect is described as a male, 5 feet 11 to 6 feet in height with a slender build. The suspect had on a black ski mask, a black “letterman” jacket, and he was also wearing black gloves.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

March 6, 2013

Death Investigation

 

     The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a Forsyth man who was found in a hotel room in north Bibb around 11:20a.m. Wednesday morning. Phillip Scott Fountain, age 31 from Macon, was found lying in his bed by a house keeper. There were no signs of foul play at the time that Fountain’s body was found, but the Bibb Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate this incident.

    Coroner Jones stated that the body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The next of kin has been notified by Coroner Jones.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 March 1, 2013

Thomaston Road Traffic Accident 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic accident with injuries on Thomaston Road around 11:00pm Friday night. According to deputies on scene, 26 year old Nicholas Deonte Owens of Macon was driving a 2006 Volvo Station Wagon that collided with a fuel tanker that was exiting interstate 475. Owens told deputies that he and his wife were involved in a domestic dispute earlier that night. He stated that he got into his vehicle and was heading east on Thomaston Road. He said that he saw the fuel tanker pulling onto Thomaston Road from the interstate and he decided that he wanted to end his life. He accelerated the vehicle, jumped a curb, and then struck the tanker portion of the fuel tanker. The tanker engulfed in flames, burning Owen’s legs. He told deputies that he got out of his vehicle , walked over to the Thomaston Road bridge and was about to jump when a couple of unidentified Macon Police Officers, who were in the area, pulled him down. The officers turned Owens over to deputies.

 The driver of the fuel tanker, Bryon Cummings of Macon, stated that he had just filled the fuel tanker with 7500 gallons of gasoline and 500 gallons of diesel just before the traffic accident. Cummings was unharmed in the accident. The fuel tanker was owned by Justin Davis Enterprises.

  Owens was transported by ambulance to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he is listed to be in stable condition. This morning Owens was transferred to the Augusta burn center.

   The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the traffic accident.

 

 

February 24, 2013

Missing Person from Grand Rapids, Michigan Found in Valdosta

    Roger Lawrence Dehaan from Grand Rapids, Michigan was found in Valdosta, Georgia around 3:30a.m. Sunday morning. According to the investigating officer from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Dehaan caught a ride with someone from the Waffle House in Macon and was dropped off in Valdosta. The family contacted the Highland County Sheriff’s Office once they received a phone call from Dehaan. He was found to be unharmed and awaited for family members to pick him up and take him to Lake Placid, Florida.

 

 

 February 23, 2013

Public’s Assistance Needed in Missing Person’s Incident

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in a Missing Person’s case out of Highland County Florida. According to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, 80 year old Roger Lawrence Dehaan was traveling from Grand Rapid’s Michigan to Lake Placid, Florida. Family and friends had contact with Dehaan via cell phone until Thursday afternoon when he stopped in Atlanta, Georgia

 Dehaan contacted the Bibb Sheriff’s Office on Friday, around 9:39 p.m. in reference to his green in color, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado being stolen from the parking lot of the Golden Corral, located at 4704 Presidential Parkway. According to Dehaan, most of his personal items were left in the vehicle when he went into the Golden Corral. After the vehicle was reported stolen, Dehaan was taken to the Waffle House on Chambers Road.

    The Highland County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Bibb Sheriff’s Office in reference to Dehaan’s stolen vehicle report and stated that he was just reported missing by his family in Florida.

   The Waffle House management was contacted and they stated that Dehaan got onto a Groom’s Transportation bus shortly after 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  Groom’s Transportation has been contacted and stated that they did not have any information on Dehaan.

   Anyone with information in reference to this Missing Person’s Incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 15, 2013

Three Men Arrested for Drug Charges

 

 

 

    Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators served a search warrant at 2480 Shea Drive, around 12:00pm. Thursday afternoon. Investigators made three arrests and seized 107.9 grams of Marijuana (street value $1,350.00), 18.3 grams of powder cocaine (street value $1,830.00), and 61.3 grams of crack cocaine (street value $7,665.00).

 

    The following individuals were arrested during this search warrant:

 

John Travis Glover- age 31, from Macon. Glover is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Cocaine Trafficking.  

 

Nathaniel Lee Huston- age 23, from Dry Branch. Huston is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Cocaine Trafficking.

 

Edmonds, Kerey Deuntrey - age 36, from Dry Branch. Edmonds is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, with bond, for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Cocaine Trafficking. Edmonds also has holds from Twiggs County and Jones County.

 

 

February 15, 2013

Al Toll Road Race Traffic Advisement   

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the citizens who are traveling in north Bibb County area, near the Monroe County line, to be aware of the Al Toll Road Race event which will be starting just before 8:00a.m., Saturday morning, February 16, 2013. There will be a few detours and traffic delays while this event is taking place to help ensure the safety of those who will be participating.

   Traffic Delays and detours during the Al Toll Road Race event will affect the following roadways:

 

 New Forsyth Road, from Bass Road to Pate Road.

 

Bass Road to Ga. 87 (Riverside Drive)

 

Ga 87 (Riverside Drive) to Wesleyan Drive North

 

Wesleyan Drive North to Pate Road (Monroe County)

 

Pate Road (Monroe County) to New Forsyth Road

 

 

                         February 11, 2013

Uniformed Crime Rate totals for 2012

 

    Bibb Sheriff David Davis has announced the Uniform Crime Rate totals for 2012. Overall crime has decreased almost 10%. There were 2,748 total UCR crimes reported to the Sheriff’s Office in 2011 as compared with 2,498 in 2012.

    The largest decrease shown was in Commercial Burglaries at -29.3%. Major crimes were down across the board. Auto Theft was down -13.7 %, Burglary-Home was down 15.7%, Entering Autos was down -15.1%, and Thefts Only were down -10.1%.

  Commercial Robberies were up 57.9%. The UCR crimes reported 19 robberies in 2011 to 30 robberies in 2012. X-Mart had a total of 8 Robberies which played a large part in the increase of the commercial robbery crime stats for 2012. Arrests were made in connection to the X-Mart Robberies. Since the arrests were made, there have been no further robberies at the X-Mart. The Personal Robberies were down -20.0% in 2012.

  Sheriff Davis stated that the clearance rate of the personal and property crimes by the Bibb Sheriff’s Office are above the national average. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office cleared 64% of the crimes against persons; the national average cleared is 48%. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office cleared 34% of the property crimes; the national average is 15%.

  Sheriff Davis attributes this success to the hard working deputies and dedicated community involvement. The Neighborhood Watch program and the Sheriff’s Email Update are important law enforcement-community partnerships that have certainly proven successful and Sheriff Davis looks forward to strengthening such ties.

 

 

 

February 11, 2013

Fatal Shooting Incident in east Bibb County

 

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred in east Bibb County around 11:39p.m. Sunday night. According to witness statements, 60 year old Kelvin Davis of Dry Branch went to see a female who lived at 3442 Lancing Court in the King’s Park Subdivision. Davis began to argue with other occupants at the residence. Witnesses told investigators that Davis began to make threatening statements towards everyone at the house. During the argument, 51 year old Kenneth Ardonis Tharpe brandished a gun and shot Davis in the chest twice.

Davis was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was later pronounced dead in the emergency room, according to Coroner Leon Jones, and the next of kin was notified.

   Tharpe was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex where he is being held without bond for the charge of Felony Murder. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 7, 2013

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Swearing In Ceremony

 

 

    Sheriff David Davis has announced that he will be having a swearing in ceremony for all deputies and staff of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office on Friday, February 8, 2013. The ceremony will be held in the Monument Room of the Macon Centreplex, located at 200 Coliseum Drive.

    Due to the amount of employees to be sworn in, there will be two different ceremonies.  The first ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM and a second ceremony will be held at 4:00p.m.  

     All are invited to share this experience in the swearing in of all the Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies and staff under the leadership of the new Sheriff of Bibb County, Sheriff David Davis.

 

 

February 1, 2013

Press Conference: Indoor Marijuana Grow in west Bibb

               

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit served a search warrant on a residence in west Bibb County on Thursday afternoon around 4:30p.m. According to investigators, an indoor marijuana grow operation was inside of the residence located at 6941 Thomaston Road and also a second grow was located in a vacant house which was on the same property. Scott Eugene Seymour Jr., age 34, was arrested in connection to the two marijuana grow operations. Investigators seized over 105 marijuana plants and 43 stalks. The potential street value of the marijuana plants could bring up to $210,000.00 after the grow process was complete. Investigators also seized items used to cultivate the marijuana, Xanax pills, and a shotgun.

 Seymour is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond, for the charges of Marijuana Trafficking and Drugs- Schedule 4 -Possession.

 Additional charges are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 1, 2013

Press Conference Invitation

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Press Conference at 3:00p.m., this afternoon in reference to a search warrant that was served by the Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Unit.

 The press conference will be held outside of the Special Operation’s building, located at 704 Hawthorne Street. This area is located next to the Sheriff’s Office Museum.  Items that seized will be on display during this press conference.

 

 

January 28, 2013

Macon Man Arrested for Cocaine Charge

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators served a drug search warrant at 791 Patton Avenue, Friday evening around 10:00p.m. During the search warrant, Drug Investigators arrested 38 year old Cedric Ardell Hike for the charge of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute. Investigators seized ½ ounce of Cocaine with a street value of $1400.00, two bullet proof vests and $4125.00 in cash.

  Hike was released from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex on Saturday, with an $11,200.00 bond.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

 

January24, 2013

Two Arrested for Marijuana Charges 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators arrested two suspects for Marijuana charges on Boulevard Avenue around 9:00a.m., Thursday morning.  According to investigators, the two suspects were working together in selling marijuana out two different houses located at 1140 and 1144 Boulevard Avenue. Approximately 1 ½ pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $4,000.00, were seized and a semi-automatic handgun was also recovered during this search warrant.

 

The following individuals were arrested during this search warrant:

 

1)      Jackie DeWayne Rouse- age 33 of Macon. Rouse is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

2)      Reginald Lamar Emory- age 30 of Macon. Emory is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Violation of Suspended Sentence

 

 

January24, 2013

Four Arrested for Marijuana Charges 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators arrested four suspects for Marijuana Trafficking in two different rooms of the Super 8 Motel, located on Chambers Road, Thursday morning around 1:30am.  According to investigators, a recent investigation of marijuana sales led investigators to serve search warrants on rooms 231 and 232 of the local motel. Investigators seized approximately 20 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $60,000.00.  Also, the Macon Police Department’s K-9 Units, Strike Team Members and Drug Investigators assisted Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators in the arrests,

 

The following individuals were arrested during this search warrant:

 

1)      Elijah Powell III- age 39 of Macon. Powell is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Marijuana Trafficking.

 

2)      Touche Jerod Parker- age 33 of Macon. Parker is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Marijuana Trafficking and Probation Violation State Court.

 

3)      Octavioua Evette Young- age 37 of Macon. Young is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charge of Marijuana Trafficking.

 

4)      Jasper Denzell Davis- age 20 of Atlanta. Davis is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charge of Marijuana Trafficking.

 

 

 

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

January 23, 2013

Arrest of a Bibb Sheriff’s Correction’s Deputy

 

  A Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Correction’s Division was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 4:30p.m. at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. An internal investigation led to the arrest of 52 year old Kerry Andre Woodard after his own admission that he removed an Electronic Bank Transaction card from an inmate’s personal property to make personal financial transactions. Investigators arrested Woodard for the charges of Financial Transaction Card Theft, Financial Transaction Card Fraud, and Violation of Oath by Public Officer. Woodard posted a $9,250.00 bond Tuesday evening around 5:45p.m. Woodard had been employed at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office since 2007.

This is an on going investigation. Woodard received an Administrative hearing Tuesday afternoon. As a result of this hearing Sheriff David Davis terminated Woodard’s employment from the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.  

 

 

January 11, 2013

Warrant Served on Murder Suspect

 

   Bibb Sheriff Investigators served 38 year old David Allen Stewart with a warrant for the charge of Felony Murder, Friday afternoon. Investigators stated that they had information connecting Stewart to the 2010 murder of 39 year old William Lord of Lizella. Stewart was arrested on November 5, 2012 for the charge of Burglary. Stewart was in custody of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex at the time that the Felony Murder warrant was served.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact Investigator Jack Cleveland at (478) 621-5650.

 

 

 January 9, 2013 

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

 A fatal traffic accident was reported around 12:40p.m.by a passerby who was traveling on Industrial Hwy, just north of the Houston County line. It was reported 46 year old Mechell Loraine Fincher of Byron died in a fatal traffic accident sometime Thursday morning. According to deputies, the vehicle went off of the roadway, down an embankment, and then struck several trees before resting on its side.

    The fatal traffic accident is under investigation and 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 at 478-746-9441.

 

 

January 8, 2013

 Public’s Assistance in Aggravated Assault/ Robbery incident in south Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two individuals in connection with the Aggravated Assault/ Armed Robbery incident that took place on January 3, 2013. Investigators have warrants for Diana Gaberilla Kennedy of Macon and Demetrius Monterrell Scott of Macon.  The warrants on both individuals are for Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

   Diana Gaberilla Kennedy is described as a 38 year old light skinned black female, around 5 feet 1 inches in height and weighing approximately 161 lbs.

  Demetrius Monterrell Scott is described as a 37 year old black male, around 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighing approximately 163 lbs.

  The suspects were last seen driving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, possibly gold or tan in color. The vehicle should have a tag display of BRK0715.

  Anyone with information in reference to the location of these two individuals should contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

January 8, 2013

 PublicÓ³ Assistance in Aggravated Assault/ Robbery incident in south Bibb

 

   The Bibb SheriffÓ³ Office is asking for the publicÓ³ assistance in locating two individuals in connection with the Aggravated Assault/ Armed Robbery incident that took place on January 3, 2013. Investigators have warrants for Diana Gaberilla Kennedy of Macon and Demetrius Monterrell Scott of Macon.  The warrants on both individuals are for Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

   Diana Gaberilla Kennedy is described as a 38 year old light skinned black female, around 5 feet 1 inches in height and weighing approximately 161 lbs.

  Demetrius Monterrell Scott is described as a 37 year old black male, around 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighing approximately 163 lbs.

  The suspects were last seen driving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, possibly gold or tan in color. The vehicle should have a tag display of BRK0715.

  Anyone with information in reference to the location of these two individuals should contact the Bibb SheriffÓ³ Office at 478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

 

January 3, 2013  

Aggravated Assault/ Robbery incident south Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff Office is investigating an incident where a woman was shot in the shoulder after suspects demanded money and then she was dropped off at a local gas station. The incident occurred around 11:30a.m. Thursday morning. According to witness statements, a Macon woman, 37 year old Anita McDaniel was looking at cars at a used car lot on Pionono Avenue. McDaniel asked for a ride from a couple who was also at the car lot. McDaniel stated that she did not know the couple. As they were traveling towards Macon, the male suspect, who was sitting in the back seat, demanded money from McDaniel, who was sitting in the front passenger seat. When McDaniel refused, the male suspect shot her in the shoulder. McDaniel gave an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects and thatÓ³ when she was dropped off at the gas station located between Pionono Avenue and Houston Avenue. The suspect and vehicle information are not available at this time.

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