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  • Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Most Wanted: Lerodrick Gaines

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:14:09 GMT
    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted.
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    Muscogee County Sheriff's officials are on the lookout for a young criminal who has no respect for the law. News Leader 9's Semone Doughton highlights this suspect on-the-run in this week's Most Wanted. Muscogee County Sheriff Officials would like to see 20-year-old Lerodrick Gaines behind bars ASAP!More >>
  • Most Wanted: Columbus tractor thief

    Most Wanted: Columbus tractor thief

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-04 10:24:05 GMT
    Columbus Police are on the lookout for a bold thief who they say stole a Bobcat tractor worth $45,000 from a local pool company on March 12. Police say the crime was a bold move. The suspect stole a BobcatMore >>
    Columbus Police are on the lookout for a bold thief who they say stole a Bobcat tractor worth $45,000 from a local pool company on March 12. Police say the crime was a bold move. The suspect stole a BobcatMore >>
  • MOST WANTED: Snatch & run suspect

    MOST WANTED: Snatch & run suspect

    Sunday, March 30 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-03-30 08:55:04 GMT
    According to Cpl. Whitley, the suspect is between 20 to 30 years old. He has short dirty blonde hair. He has a medium build and is medium height. He has a tribal tattoo on his right arm and was last seen
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    Because his identity was not concealed, police are hoping these photos will help them catch their guy. According to Cpl. Whitley, the suspect is between 20 to 30 years old. He has short dirty blonde hair. He has a medium build and is medium height. He has a tribal tattoo on his right arm and was last seen wearing a black shirt with a rebel flag on the front and a camouflage colored ball cap. Police believe this suspect may have tried his luck more than once.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Diangilo A. Bell

    Most Wanted--Diangilo A. Bell

    Friday, March 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-03-21 16:00:10 GMT
    Twenty-two-year old Diangilo Bell is considered armed and dangerous, and Columbus police want him off the streets and behind bars.

     
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    Twenty-two-year old Diangilo Bell is considered armed and dangerous, and Columbus police want him off the streets and behind bars.

    Bell is accused of shooting a man four to five times January 5 on Winston Road near Benning Drive.
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  • MOST WANTED: Hit-and-run suspect

    MOST WANTED: Hit-and-run suspect

    Saturday, March 1 2014 12:46 AM EST2014-03-01 05:46:07 GMT
    Columbus police need your help locating a hit and run driver that struck a woman and left her for dead on the side of a road. The woman was walking east on Warm Springs Road approaching Calvin Drive when
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    Columbus police need your help locating a hit and run driver that struck a woman and left her for dead on the side of a road. The woman was walking east on Warm Springs Road approaching Calvin Drive when the incident happened at 11 p.m. on Feb. 11.More >>
  • MOST WANTED – Christopher Gilliam

    MOST WANTED – Christopher Gilliam

    Friday, January 31 2014 2:24 AM EST2014-01-31 07:24:04 GMT
    Christopher Gilliam is 25 years old, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. Gilliam was wearing his hair in short dreads, but because he's on the run he may have cut his hair to hide his identity.    More >>
    Christopher Gilliam is 25 years old, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. Gilliam was wearing his hair in short dreads, but because he's on the run he may have cut his hair to hide his identity. But the one thing he can't hide is the visible tattoos on his face and neck.    More >>
  • Most Wanted - Reginald J. Jackson

    Most Wanted - Reginald J. Jackson

    Friday, January 24 2014 5:02 AM EST2014-01-24 10:02:05 GMT
    It was a gruesome scene on Benning Drive and Head Street in Columbus on Oct. 29, 2013. The investigation revealed that 23-year-old Reginald Jamal Jackson was the shooter. Jackson is 6 feet 1 inch tall,
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    It was a gruesome scene on Benning Drive and Head Street in Columbus on Oct. 29, 2013. The investigation revealed that 23-year-old Reginald Jamal Jackson was the shooter. Jackson is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 175 pounds, and goes by the nickname "Red."More >>
  • Most Wanted--Tyrone Spann

    Most Wanted--Tyrone Spann

    Saturday, December 7 2013 5:49 AM EST2013-12-07 10:49:00 GMT
    It's like looking for a needle in a haystack. This is the homeless suspect Muscogee County Sheriff officials have been on the lookout for. He's 50-year old Tyrone Spann. There is an active warrant forMore >>
    Muscogee County Sheriff officials need your help locating a homeless man wanted for probation violation.More >>
  • Most Wanted--William Dowdell

    Most Wanted--William Dowdell

    Saturday, November 23 2013 6:20 AM EST2013-11-23 11:20:00 GMT
    Forty four year old William Dowdell is no stranger to the local jail. He's been in and out of our facility for failure to register and he's now wanted again for the exact same thing. He has not registered,More >>
    He's been in trouble with the law before and now a repeat offender in on the run again and Muscogee County Sheriff Deputies need your help locating him.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Gerald Tatum

    Most Wanted--Gerald Tatum

    Friday, November 15 2013 10:00 PM EST2013-11-16 03:00:13 GMT
    It's a face Muscogee County Sheriff officials want you to etch in your memory. Fifty five year old Gerald Tatum was originally charged with aggravated assault with intent to rape a child under the ageMore >>
    Muscogee County Sheriff officials need your help locating a man they say is dangerous to children.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Rickey Holman

    Most Wanted--Rickey Holman

    Thursday, October 24 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-10-24 16:17:38 GMT
    Rickey Holman. Muscogee County Sheriff's Department.Rickey Holman. Muscogee County Sheriff's Department.
    It's a face that's very familiar to Muscogee County Sheriff officials.
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    It's a face that's very familiar to Muscogee County Sheriff officials.
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  • Most Wanted--Stephen Hamilton

    Most Wanted--Stephen Hamilton

    Friday, October 4 2013 8:35 AM EDT2013-10-04 12:35:19 GMT
    It's a face that wouldn't be hard to spot in a crowd. Thirty one year old Stephen Hamilton is being tracked down by Muscogee County Sheriff officials. "His original charge was statutory rape. He has aMore >>
    A wanted sex offender is on the run and Muscogee County Sheriff Officials need your help locating him.More >>
  • Most Wanted --Teen suspects

    Most Wanted --Teen suspects

    Friday, September 27 2013 4:37 AM EDT2013-09-27 08:37:01 GMT
    Call it a crime that hit close to home. A Columbus woman's purse is snatched from inside her unlocked car in her driveway on Garrett Creek Drive. It wasn't long before the thieves discovered somethingMore >>
    Columbus Police need your help locating five teen suspects who stole credit cards from a local victim and racked-up some serious charges.More >>
  • Most Wanted--St. Francis theft

    Most Wanted--St. Francis theft

    Thursday, September 19 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-09-19 12:20:55 GMT
    It's a simple mistake one Columbus resident is paying for "literally". Leaving her car door unlocked in the parking lot of St. Francis Hospital has created a mound of financial problems for her and a manhuntMore >>
    Columbus police are searching for a suspect who stole a victims purse out of her car at a Columbus hospital and used her credit cards to make several unauthorized purchases.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Olive Garden thief

    Most Wanted--Olive Garden thief

    Thursday, September 12 2013 8:28 AM EDT2013-09-12 12:28:31 GMT
    A casual night at a Columbus Olive Garden restaurant ends with one family deep in debt, making them the latest victims of credit card fraud. According to police, the suspect snatched the victim's purseMore >>
    Columbus Police need your help locating a woman who stole a wallet from a victim inside a local Olive Garden restaurant.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Credit card fraud

    Most Wanted--Credit card fraud

    Friday, September 6 2013 6:11 AM EDT2013-09-06 10:11:04 GMT
    Columbus police need your help locating a credit card thief.
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    Columbus police need your help locating a credit card thief.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Masheldon Reed

    Most Wanted--Masheldon Reed

    Saturday, August 24 2013 6:06 AM EDT2013-08-24 10:06:00 GMT
    His 6 foot 5 inches, 210 pound stature would make him easy to spot, but not in this case. Masheldon Reed, 34, is a man on the run. Originally arrested for statutory rape, Reed has now violated his probation,  More >>
    His 6 foot 5 inches, 210 pound stature would make him easy to spot, but not in this case. Masheldon Reed, 34, is a man on the run. Originally arrested for statutory rape, Reed has now violated his probation, and  Muscogee County Sheriff deputies are on the hunt for him. More >>
  • Most Wanted--Jimmie Duffy

    Most Wanted--Jimmie Duffy

    Saturday, August 17 2013 4:30 AM EDT2013-08-17 08:30:04 GMT
    Jimmie DuffyJimmie Duffy
    He's a man who has been on the run from law enforcement officials for a while. Jimmie Duffy is a tough man to find, according to Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy Jeffrey Hackey,More >>
    He's a man who has been on the run from law enforcement officials for a while. Jimmie Duffy is a tough man to find, according to Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy Jeffrey Hackey,More >>
  • Most Wanted--Transaction Fraud

    Most Wanted--Transaction Fraud

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-07-18 15:09:35 GMT
    Columbus police are searching for a woman who stole nearly $5,000 from a man who was looking for love. According to police she met the victim on the Internet. After letting her inside his home it wasn'tMore >>
    Columbus Police are searching for a female suspect who stole nearly $5,000 from a man looking for love on the Internet. They need your help locating her.More >>
  • Most Wanted--2003 Cold Case

    Most Wanted--2003 Cold Case

    Friday, June 7 2013 1:49 AM EDT2013-06-07 05:49:00 GMT
    She was a mother, grandmother and friend to those who knew her. Iris Harless, 64, was killed inside her Northgate Drive home March 28 2003.
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    She was a mother, grandmother and friend to those who knew her. Iris Harless, 64, was killed inside her Northgate Drive home March 28 2003. It's a crime Columbus Police call a home invasion that quickly turned into murder.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Elderly theft

    Most Wanted--Elderly theft

    Thursday, May 16 2013 10:24 PM EDT2013-05-17 02:24:09 GMT
    Columbus police are searching for a suspect who managed to convince an elderly woman to withdraw thousands of dollars from her bank account. The victim was robbed a few days earlier and according to investigators,More >>
    Columbus Police are searching for a man who robbed an elderly woman of $9,000 after posing as a Columbus Police officer.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Jennifer McCarty

    Most Wanted--Jennifer McCarty

    Thursday, April 25 2013 9:35 PM EDT2013-04-26 01:35:01 GMT
    Thirty one year old Jennifer McCarty has been on the run for over a year and Recovery Agent Dante Green wants her behind bars. McCarty was originally arrested for harassment. It's a minor offense thatMore >>
    A female suspect is on the run and a local Recovery Agent is asking for the public to help him locate her.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Credit Card Fraud

    Most Wanted--Credit Card Fraud

    Thursday, March 21 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-03-22 03:21:07 GMT
    Keep your entire personal information safe there is a credit card thief on the loose in Columbus. According to police the suspect has gone to five different Columbus stores using stolen cards to buy differentMore >>
    Columbus Police need your help locating a suspect wanted for credit card fraud. Police say, the suspect bought prepaid Visa cards with a stolen credit card.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Christopher Fitzpatrick

    Most Wanted--Christopher Fitzpatrick

    Thursday, March 14 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-03-15 02:57:09 GMT
    The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for another sex offender wanted for failing to register. Sheriff Deputies are looking for 52-year old Christopher Fitzpatrick. Deputy Jeffrey HackeyMore >>
    Muscogee County Sheriff officials need your help locating a wanted sex offender who has failed to register.More >>
  • Most Wanted--Victory Trailer Park shooting suspect

    Most Wanted--Victory Trailer Park shooting suspect

    Thursday, March 7 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-03-08 04:38:07 GMT
    A random shooting happened during a neighborhood barbeque February 24, 2013 at Victory Trailer Park off Cusseta Road in Columbus. Police say a suspect wearing an all black jumpsuit and a black ski maskMore >>
    Columbus Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for a shooting that happened at a Columbus trailer park. The shooting sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Andrea Porter

    MOST WANTED: Andrea Porter

    Thursday, February 7 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-02-07 16:24:04 GMT
    Andrea Porter, 47, is on the run and Muscogee County Sheriff Officials are searching for her.
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    Andrea Porter, 47, is on the run and Muscogee County Sheriff Officials are searching for her.

     
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  • Most Wanted: Andrea Porter

    Most Wanted: Andrea Porter

  • Area's Most Wanted

    MOST WANTED: Credit Card Theft

    MOST WANTED: Credit Card Theft

    Friday, January 18 2013 2:02 PM EST2013-01-18 19:02:05 GMT
    Three men are wanted for stealing the credit cards of unsuspecting people and purchasing more than $8,000 worth of merchandise with the stolen cards. According to Corporal Deborah Whitley with the ColumbusMore >>
    Columbus Police need your help locating three wanted suspects who stole the credit cards of some local people and used them to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Ernest Williams

    MOST WANTED: Ernest Williams

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 11:32 PM EST2013-01-03 04:32:00 GMT
    He stands 5-feet-11 inches tall and he weighs 211 pounds.

    He's 34-year old Ernest Williams and Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for him.
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    He stands 5-feet-11 inches tall and he weighs 211 pounds.

    He's 34-year old Ernest Williams and Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for him.
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  • Viewers’ tips help capture Most Wanted suspects

    Viewers’ tips help capture Most Wanted suspects

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 12:05 AM EST2012-12-04 05:05:17 GMT
    Investigators say thanks to viewer tips, two criminals are off the streets.More >>
    Investigators say thanks to viewer tips, two criminals are off the streets.More >>
  • Alabama man on FBI's "most wanted terrorist" list

    Alabama man on FBI's "most wanted terrorist" list

    Thursday, November 15 2012 6:32 AM EST2012-11-15 11:32:00 GMT
    An Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been put on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists."More >>
    An Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been put on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists."More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Devon Bell

    MOST WANTED: Devon Bell

    Thursday, November 8 2012 12:06 PM EST2012-11-08 17:06:26 GMT
    Devon Bell, 23,  is a man on the run and Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputies want him behind bars.
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    Devon Bell, 23,  is a man on the run and Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputies want him behind bars.
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  • MOST WANTED: Sharita Shonta Senior

    MOST WANTED: Sharita Shonta Senior

    Thursday, October 25 2012 2:47 PM EDT2012-10-25 18:47:22 GMT
    Thirty year old Sharita Shonta Senior is a wanted suspect the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office doesn't want you to approach. Senior has warrants for probation violation. Her original charges include armedMore >>
    The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a wanted suspect they say is armed and dangerous.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: "Darryl"

    MOST WANTED: "Darryl"

    Thursday, September 27 2012 10:07 AM EDT2012-09-27 14:07:02 GMT
    Surveillance photos are all police have of a suspect who robbed a Columbus cab driver on September 5, 2012. The photos were taken inside a Columbus convenience store where the cab driver was dispatched.More >>
    Columbus police need your help locating an armed suspect who robbed a Columbus Cab Driver at gun point.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Frank Jerel Carnes

    MOST WANTED: Frank Jerel Carnes

    Friday, September 21 2012 5:57 PM EDT2012-09-21 21:57:32 GMT
    He's been on the run for 4 months and now it's time you help authorities bring him in. He's 23 year old Frank Jerel Carnes. He was originally arrested for eluding police and now he's managed to give theMore >>
    A Harris County Recovery Agent is asking for your help locating a runaway suspect. A cash reward is being offered for information that will lead to his arrest.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: James Bernard Smith

    MOST WANTED: James Bernard Smith

    Thursday, September 13 2012 5:09 PM EDT2012-09-13 21:09:23 GMT
    Columbus Police need your help locating a man that's wanted for questioning concerning a child molestation case.
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    Columbus Police need your help locating a man that's wanted for questioning concerning a child molestation case.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Cornelius Core

    MOST WANTED: Cornelius Core

    Thursday, August 23 2012 8:49 PM EDT2012-08-24 00:49:13 GMT
    He's one of the area's most wanted suspects and recovery agents with A1A Bail Bonding Company need your help finding him. He's 30-year old Cornelius Core.More >>
    A Columbus Bonding Company needs your help locating a wanted fugitive. A cash reward is being offered for information that will lead to an arrest.More >>
  • Area's most wanted suspect, Londell Walker, captured

    Area's most wanted suspect, Londell Walker, captured

    Friday, August 17 2012 11:38 AM EDT2012-08-17 15:38:11 GMT
    A wanted suspect we featured on our newscast Wednesday night has been captured.More >>
    A wanted suspect we featured on our newscast Wednesday night has been captured.More >>
  • MOST WANTED: Marvin Cohen

    MOST WANTED: Marvin Cohen

    Monday, August 13 2012 1:33 AM EDT2012-08-13 05:33:23 GMT
    Twenty three-year old Marvin Cohen is on the run with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department hot on his trail. "His original charge was statutory rape which led to the failure to register charge. HisMore >>
    The Muscogee County Sheriff's Department is searching for 23-year old Marvin Cohen. Cohen was originally charged with statutory rape and now that he has failed to register as a sex offender Sheriff Deputies are hot on his trail.More >>
  • Most Wanted: Stolen purse leads to stolen car

    Most Wanted: Stolen purse leads to stolen car

    Monday, June 18 2012 3:41 PM EDT2012-06-18 19:41:51 GMT
    Columbus Crime Stoppers are asking for your help in finding a suspect who stole a woman's purse then took off with her car. The incident happened on March 15 around 6 p.m. at Walmart. The victim's purseMore >>
    Columbus Crime Stoppers are asking for your help in finding a suspect who stole a woman's purse then took off with her car.More >>
  • Most Wanted: Authorities seek financial fraud suspect

    Most Wanted: Authorities seek financial fraud suspect

    Thursday, May 31 2012 9:52 AM EDT2012-05-31 13:52:23 GMT
    In the blink of an eye a customer at a Columbus Target store became the victim of Financial Fraud. Sgt. Donald Bush with the Columbus Police Department says, "The victim put the keys and the credit cardMore >>
    Crime Stoppers and the Columbus Police Financial Crimes Unit need your help locating a female suspect. She's wanted for Financial Fraud.More >>
  • Suspect featured on Area's Most Wanted turns himself in

    Suspect featured on Area's Most Wanted turns himself in

    Thursday, May 24 2012 5:50 PM EDT2012-05-24 21:50:06 GMT
    A man featured on News Leader 9's weekly segment Area's Most Wanted turned himself in Thursday morning after he saw himself on television.
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    A man featured on News Leader 9's weekly segment Area's Most Wanted turned himself in Thursday morning after he saw himself on television.
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  • MOST WANTED: Mother seeks answers in son's unsolved murder

    MOST WANTED: Mother seeks answers in son's unsolved murder

    Friday, May 18 2012 10:04 AM EDT2012-05-18 14:04:28 GMT
    Columbus police are asking for your help solving a home invasion murder. On December 10, 2008 officers were called to a house on Celia Drive and found 36-year-old Isaac Powell dead.
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    It's a "Most Wanted" case Columbus Police are desperately trying to solve. Columbus police are asking for your help solving a home invasion murder. On December 10, 2008 officers were called to a house on Celia Drive and found 36-year-old Isaac Powell dead. 
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  • Most Wanted: Farmers Market Murder

    Most Wanted: Farmers Market Murder

    Thursday, May 10 2012 6:23 PM EDT2012-05-10 22:23:39 GMT
    On the morning of Wednesday June 7th 2006, outside the Farmers Market in Columbus lives were changed. That's where police found the body of 71-year old William Campbell was found slumped over in the seatMore >>
    It's been nearly six years since the murder of 71-year old William Clyde Campbell. He was found shot to death inside his truck at the Fat Boys Farmers Market on Veterans Parkway. Nicknamed "Hogman", Campbell visited the Farmers Market frequently to pick up bad produce to take to his hog farm. When his body was discovered police say he was still carrying his wallet with money inside. With your help Columbus Police would like to finally make an arrest in this case.More >>
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