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Suspect wanted in Columbus on multiple warrants for property crime offenses
A suspect is wanted in Columbus on several outstanding warrants for offenses related to property crimes.
Suspect wanted for armed robbery at convenience store in LaGrange
Two arrested following armed robbery on Mason Dr. in Columbus
CPD investigating shooting on Steam Mill Rd.
Columbus police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Steam Mill Rd.
Published 11:45 AM at 11:45 AM
Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse
The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.
Published 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM
Uber driver says he almost died when a suspected drunken passenger grabbed the wheel
The passenger was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, and he can no longer access the Uber app.
Published 3:32 AM at 3:32 AM
For the first time in 35 years, no children were murdered in Sacramento, CA, last year
Officials have been working to curb juvenile crime by reaching out to those at risk, and police say no child homicides shows that outreach is having an impact.
Published 1:34 AM at 1:34 AM
Columbus man arrested after attempting to run another car off the road
A Columbus man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to run a car off the side of the road.
Published January 22, 2019 at 12:05 PM
Columbus police investigating shooting on Youmans St.
Columbus police are currently investigating after a shooting on Youmans St. was reported.
Published January 22, 2019 at 11:22 AM
Columbus community reacts to Saturday's shootings
2 injured in shooting on Brennan Rd.
CPD investigating shooting on Farr Rd.
Chambers Co. Probate theft
Second suspect charged in 2016 murder of Eufaula man
Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet
Supreme Court of Georgia upholds murder conviction in 2008 slaying of expectant mother in Columbus
A Columbus man who was found guilty of shooting and killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2008 has had his murder conviction upheld.
Published January 22, 2019 at 9:20 AM
Missing AL man found shot to death in a vehicle in LaGrange, police say
An Alabama man reported missing a few days ago has been found deceased by police in LaGrange.
Published January 22, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Man, 34, wrecks home with ax after he thought wife damaged his action figures
After allegedly causing more than $5,000 worth of damage, the man was arrested on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and felony damage to property.
Published January 22, 2019 at 6:56 AM
8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her
Deputies say they saved the 8-year-old’s life by shooting her mother’s boyfriend, the alleged suspect, who is accused of killing the four victims and attacking the girl.
Published January 22, 2019 at 3:32 AM
3 teens arrested after 14-year-old crashes car into police station
Police say the crash was caused by a combination of weather-related issues and not knowing how to drive.
Published January 22, 2019 at 1:03 AM
Business and church in Midtown Columbus on high alert after multiple burglaries
A number of businesses and a church in Midtown Columbus says they’re now on high alert after months of break-ins.
Published January 21, 2019 at 11:49 PM
Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death
The 33-year-old mother was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl
Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.
FBI searches for “Traveling Bandit” bank robber
The FBI says the Traveling Bandit has robbed at least seven banks in six states in the last month
Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’
The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.
Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say
Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”
Published January 20, 2019 at 1:21 AM
2 arrested after drug investigation in Valley
Alabama Drug Enforcement Agency Officers seized 26 grams of cocaine, 5 Ecstasy tablets, marijuana, and a smoking device from the residence.
Published January 19, 2019 at 2:09 PM
Suspect in Chambers Co. 1985 capital murder to be extradited following Puerto Rico arrest
A cold case is heating back up after officials located a fugitive that has been on the run for over 30 years.
Published January 18, 2019 at 6:34 PM
Columbus Police respond to armed robbery at Little Caesars Pizza
On Thursday night, CPD detectives responded to the scene of 1901 Manchester Expressway, a local Little Caesars Pizza Chain
Published January 18, 2019 at 3:17 PM
LaGrange police investigating late-night shooting on Adamson St.
The LaGrange Police Department is currently investigating a late-night shooting that took place on Adamson St.
Published January 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM
WATCH: Chambers County Sheriff’s Office holds press conference after man wanted for 1985 murder arrested in Puerto Rico
57-year-old David Anthony Pike made bond nearly 34 years ago on the capital murder case and has been eluding law enforcement since that time.
Published January 17, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Goodwill offering free tax prep services in the Chattahoochee Valley
Columbus police searching for missing man last seen near Brazil Ave.
Suspect wanted in Columbus on multiple warrants for property crime offenses
Section of Cherokee Ave. in Columbus blocked after tree falls on vehicle
Storms Before Winter Returns!
Suspect wanted for armed robbery at convenience store in LaGrange
SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested
Police say Joshua Emery Noel had a warrant issued for his arrest on Jan. 11 for second-degree assault and battery.
Published January 17, 2019 at 4:28 PM
CPD offering increased reward for information in the murder of Columbus teen
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for Nelson’s murder.
Published January 17, 2019 at 4:21 PM
Two suspects arrested in murder of Seale couple initially believed to have died in a fire
Two people have been arrested and charged in the murder of a Seale couple who were initially believed to have died in a house fire.
Published January 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM
Lee Co., GA man arrested with $9K+ of spice in Columbus, charged with trafficking
A man from Lee County, Georgia has been arrested in Columbus with a large amount of drugs.
Published January 17, 2019 at 9:35 AM
Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management
State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”
Published January 17, 2019 at 3:36 AM
Suspect arrested, charged with armed robbery and use of weapon during a crime
Mikelle Harrison was wanted for the armed robbery of two people at their home on January 10.
Published January 16, 2019 at 11:49 PM
GA man arrested for plotting attack on White House
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that investigators have arrested a Georgia man they believe planned to attack the White House.
Published January 16, 2019 at 6:05 PM
Teen suspect linked to Columbus thefts and murder appears in court
Nearly one month after a fatal shooting, and days after officially being charged, 17-year old Jaquavis Richardson plead not guilty.
Published January 16, 2019 at 4:27 PM
CPD releases report of arrests, citations after taking measures to reduce crime during holiday season
The Columbus Police Department reallocated resources and assigned officers to patrol neighborhoods in December with the goal of reducing traffic-related deaths and residential theft and burglaries.
Published January 15, 2019 at 10:22 PM
Columbus police investigating armed robbery at Flat Rock Park
The Columbus Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Columbus park.
Published January 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia
Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.
Published January 15, 2019 at 3:14 AM
Columbus Police looking for suspect in armed robbery
The individual pictured is wanted for the Armed Robbery of two individuals at their residence. The incident occurred on January 10th around 3:10 PM.
Published January 14, 2019 at 6:07 PM
1 arrested and warrant issued for second suspect in murder on Dunwoody Dr. in Columbus
Jacquavis Donell Richardson, 17, is charged with the murder of Jaquan Harris.
Published January 14, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million
Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.
Published January 14, 2019 at 5:02 PM
Suspects wanted for armed home invasion in West Point
On January 11 at 11:37 p.m., West Point police and GBI agents responded to a home on 6th Avenue in reference to a home invasion.
Published January 14, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Phenix City PD looking for man in connection with auto burglary
The individual pictured is wanted in connection with an auto burglary that occurred on January 8th.
Published January 14, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say
The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.
Published January 14, 2019 at 6:51 AM
Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox
The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.
Published January 13, 2019 at 4:30 AM
Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it
Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.
Published January 13, 2019 at 2:11 AM
Wyoming Escaped inmate caught in Georgia
Escapee Richard Fountaine and his accomplice Kimberly Belcher were captured Friday afternoon near Middle Georgia
Published January 12, 2019 at 2:49 PM
Man accused of Wynnton Rd. murder appears in court for bond hearing
The judge set Davis's bond at $250,000 and also placed him under house arrest, tracked by an ankle monitor
Published January 11, 2019 at 5:07 PM
Opelika man arrested for Burglary and Auto Breaking & Entering
William Blake Norton is charged with Burglary, two counts of Breaking and Entering, and two counts of Theft
Published January 11, 2019 at 2:36 PM
Opelika police investigating robbery on Dale Ave.
The Opelika Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place in the 3500 block of Dale Ave.
Published January 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM
Valley man arrested after ‘fondling’ woman, charged with sexual abuse
Valley police have arrested a man in connection with a sexual abuse case.
Published January 11, 2019 at 9:06 AM
Suspect wanted in Auburn for vandalizing and abandoning dogs at Lee County Humane Society
The Lee County Humane Society is investigating vandalism to its shelter and incidents of dogs being abandoned at the location.
Published January 10, 2019 at 11:28 PM
2 suspects arrested in Lee County for armed robbery and mulitple charges
The arrests stem from an armed robbery that happened January 5.
Published January 10, 2019 at 11:04 PM
Russell County authorities offering reward for information in Seale, AL double homicide
A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information in a Russell County homicide.
Published January 10, 2019 at 9:35 PM
Lanett police arrest man for sexual assault of a juvenile
A Lanett man has been taken into custody in connection with a sexual assault of a juvenile.
Published January 10, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested
The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.
Published January 10, 2019 at 7:07 AM
Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say
A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.
Published January 10, 2019 at 3:11 AM
Columbus police searching for suspects in violent crimes
Michael Lewis and Scotty Sherman are both wanted for separate aggravated assault charges.
Published January 9, 2019 at 11:51 PM
Columbus police searching for 2 property crime offenders
William Blake Turnham is wanted for auto theft and Quincy Persel Jones is wanted for burglary.
Published January 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM
One injured in shooting on N. 16th St. in Opelika; police searching for suspect
A shooting in Opelika left one person injured Tuesday evening, and police are searching for the suspect.
Published January 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM
CORRECTION: Woman arrested on charges of exploitation in Columbus appears in court
The Columbus Police Department has taken a woman accused of exploitation and intimidation into custody.
Published January 9, 2019 at 4:14 PM
Victims in deadly house fire being investigated as homicide ID’d
What started off as a deadly house fire is now turning into a double homicide investigation in Russell County.
Published January 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate
The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.
Published January 9, 2019 at 6:18 AM
Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit
The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.
Published January 9, 2019 at 1:05 AM
Man wanted in Columbus for questioning in double homicide on Stuart Dr.
A man is wanted in Columbus for questioning in a double homicide that happened on Stuart Drive.
Published January 8, 2019 at 4:57 PM
LaGrange police reminding of Georgia Safe Haven Law after baby found deceased in cooler
One day after a baby was found lifeless in a cooler in Troup County, officials are hoping to remind and educate people about a law meant to protect infants in the state of Georgia.
Published January 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement
The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.
Published January 8, 2019 at 3:41 AM
Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours
Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.
Published January 8, 2019 at 1:17 AM
Suspect wanted in Lee County, AL for credit card fraud
A suspect is wanted in Lee County, Alabama for credit card fraud.
Published January 7, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Columbus Police release holiday crime overview
Starting in early December CPD began reallocating some of its resources to concentrate on traffic related incidents and residential patrols, all in efforts to stop holiday DUIs and theft
Published January 7, 2019 at 4:04 PM
LaGrange Police investigate attempted armed robbery
Based on the store employee’s description, officers quickly located the suspect who was later identified as Ravon Woods
Published January 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM
Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard
The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.
Published January 7, 2019 at 4:20 AM
Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor
A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.
Gray News Staff
Published January 6, 2019 at 11:47 PM
Phenix City Police looking for woman in connection to forgery case
According to officers, she is wanted for questioning in the matter of a possession of a forged instrument 1st degree incident that occurred on January 5th
Published January 6, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze
Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.
Published January 6, 2019 at 1:38 AM
South Georgia D.A. says he will prosecute overdose death cases
The District Attorney wants this case to serve as a warning — supplying illegal drugs to others has real legal consequences.
Published January 5, 2019 at 10:41 PM
Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla
Bo Dukes has been caught, officials said.
Published January 5, 2019 at 9:35 PM
GBI makes arrests in Thomaston murder investigation
Following a missing person investigation in Lamar County, 2 have been charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and kidnapping
Published January 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM
Columbus man accused of taking thousands from disabled mother’s account released from jail; case continues
51-year-old Vincent Wiggins is charged with exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults or elder persons.
Published January 4, 2019 at 11:41 PM
Authorities searching for man who escaped Decatur facility
Authorities are searching for 41-year-old John Lee Matchum.
WAFF 48 Digital Staff
Published January 4, 2019 at 11:32 PM
Alabama Supreme Court orders new trial for death row inmate
The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for an inmate who has been on death row for 15 years
Published January 4, 2019 at 4:38 PM
CPD investigating late-night shooting on Brown Ave.
Columbus police are currently investigating a Thursday night shooting on Brown Ave.
Published January 4, 2019 at 12:48 PM
Americus Police investigating multiple shootings
Police are investigating a string of shootings that left multiple people hurt this week.
Published January 4, 2019 at 12:20 PM
TCSO searching for man wanted on robbery, aggravated assault charges
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted on several offenses.
Published January 4, 2019 at 12:19 PM
Second man charged in connection with Americus woman’s death
Police have charged another man with murder in connection with the death of a woman.
Published January 4, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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