Crime

Police searching for Columbus and Opelika robbery suspect

According to police, an armed robbery happened May 27, 2018. The suspect also committed a robbery in Opelika, Alabama.

  Lafayette man throws hot sauce on store clerk during robbery, police say

Multiple businesses burglarized in Columbus shopping plaza; owners increasing security

Lee Co. DA looking at ‘very lengthy sentence’ for Auburn man convicted of double murder

Suspect accused of child cruelty in Columbus appears in Recorder’s Court

2 Auburn men arrested after assault and robbery

2 suspects arrested, 3 more at large in armed robbery, assault in LaGrange

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Columbus Police looking for stolen vehicle suspect

Columbus police investigating shooting at Marathon gas station on Veterans Parkway

Man arrested on child pornography charge in Columbus appears in Recorder’s Court

‘Bullets were flying’ Shots pierce multiple homes on Morehouse St. in Columbus

Suspect wanted for deadly shooting at Pizza Hut in Columbus

Warrant issued in late-April Winston Rd. murder in Columbus

  Trial begins for 2016 Lee Co. vehicle crash that killed two

The murder trial for Auburn man Antonio Reese is underway in Lee County.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

  Man arrested in Columbus for child molestation, criminal trespass appears in court

A suspect was arrested in Columbus on Nov. 7 for child molestation and criminal trespass.

Man wanted for Eufaula murder has been captured in MI

A man wanted for murder in Eufaula has been taken into custody.

Man wanted in LaGrange for questioning in pawn shop theft

Woman wanted for robbery at Walmart in Phenix City

Columbus City employee arrested for stealing $12K from West Georgia’s Inspectors Association

Female in Auburn reports being drugged at a Halloween fraternity party

Columbus police arrest man on child pornography charge

Auburn man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Father in custody after baby abducted from Georgia found at Pearl hotel

According to the hotel staff and hotel owner at the Ramada Inn off Airport Road, the staff suspected suspicious activity when a man and baby checked in.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested for assault, false imprisonment in LaGrange

The LaGrange Police Department is currently investigating an alleged assault in which a person had been cut by a knife.

3 arrested after stolen 18-wheeler with $500K of property recovered in Talbotton

A multi-state crime spree has come to an end in Talbotton.

Oxford police searching for possible Auburn fan in alleged attempted kidnapping incident

The Oxford Police Department in Mississippi needs your help identifying a possible Auburn fan wanted for attempted kidnapping.

FBI: Top-10 most wanted fugitive recently seen in Mt. Pleasant

Carlson was seen there two weeks ago.

Opelika PD investigating shooting and assault on Cherry Ave.

Leaving one juvenile shot and another with minor injuries

  Two separate shootings Saturday night leaves community residents with questions of crime in Columbus

Two shooting calls in a matter of minutes Saturday night raises questions for neighbors.

DEVELOPING: Possible car chase ends in crash, suspects in custody in Columbus

A possible car chase in Columbus has ended in a crash and two suspects in custody.

3 arrested, accused of pretending to collect money for 6-year-old with cancer

The suspects allegedly downloaded a picture of the girl from a local news website and went door-to-door asking for money.

LaGrange police investigating shots fired into an Old Airport Rd. apartment

The LaGrange Police Department are investing after shots were allegedly fired into an apartment residence.

COURT: Youth group home employee accused of sexual assault

The Special Victims Unit of the Columbus Police arrested Iliana Morales on allegations she has a sexual relationship with a 16 year old boy in the home

Phenix City PD looking for robbery suspect

Wanted for Sunoco gas station robbery

Former Chambers Co. Probate Office employee takes nearly $300K of funds

Chambers County Probate Judge Brandy Easlick has announced that a former employee of the Chambers County Probate Office has taken almost $300,000 of funds during their employee.

Columbus police issuing reminder of potential holiday season car break-ins

Columbus police are seeing an uptick in the number of car break-ins as the holiday season quickly approaches, so now they are reminding people not to leave valuable items visible inside.

2 suspects wanted in Columbus for attempted armed robbery at Circle K

The incident happened around 10:53 p.m. on October 23 at the Circle K located at 4410 Macon Road.

Man facing 300+ charges for alleged car break-ins; criminal activity in Columbus

Columbus police arrested a 19-year-old in connection to a string of car break-ins.

CPD reveals 2017 murder of teenager was due to a ‘botched’ gang retaliation; $2K reward offered in case

New details are underway in a case involving a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in 2017.

DEVELOPING: Man shot in Columbus Thursday morning

Columbus police are investigating a shooting Thursday morning.

Muscogee Co. school teacher terminated following accusations of sexual misconduct with a student

The Muscogee County School District has confirmed the arrest of a teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

LaGrange police searching for 2003 cold murder case suspect

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating a cold murder case from 2003.

Auburn woman arrested for auto burglary and theft

Shealy K. Copeland, 23 from Auburn, is charged with felony unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and third-degree theft of property.

Man charged in stabbing in Columbus appears in Recorder’s Court

Adrian Roberts is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime.

Auburn man arrested on theft, auto burglary, drug-related charges

An Auburn man was arrested on multiple warrants Wednesday, October 31.

Widow testifies; frantic 911 call play in Lee County capital murder trial

Bombshell testimony and 911 calls were played for a Lee County courtroom to listen to in the first day of trial for 2016 murder case.

LaGrange police investigating ATM armed robbery on Broad St.

LaGrange police need your help identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery.

Heavy police presence at Taco Bell on Macon Rd. in Columbus

There is a heavy police presence at Taco Bell on Macon Road in Columbus Tuesday night.

Teen charged after allegedly bringing a pistol to Opelika High School

Opelika police are investigating an incident involving a student who brought a weapon to school.

Masked man shot and killed by armed father at a Birmingham McDonald’s identified

Police have confirmed that one person is dead and two people injured after a shooting Saturday night.

Woman escapes police custody while being taken to Lee County Jail

An inmate escaped from the Lee County Jail for a short time before being taken back into custody.

Suspect wanted in connection with vehicle burglary, using stolen credit card in Lee County

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in the 100 block of Lee Road 501 in Phenix City, Alabama.

CPD seizes large amount of meth, cash in drug bust

Columbus police are reporting a drug bust that resulted in a large amount of methamphetamine coming off the streets.

Man arrested in Columbus on multiple felony charges

Adrian alexander Jacobs, 26, is charged with felony rape, home invasion, and aggravated assault.

Police respond as video of woman’s harassing rant sparks outrage on social media

Police say a woman told officers that the suspect threatened her with bodily injury, and she believed the threat could be carried out.

2 men wanted in LaGrange for armed robbery at an ATM

Two suspects are wanted in LaGrange for armed robbery.

Police warn parents of colorful meth pills that look like candy

The post read “Public Awareness: Methamphetamine Pills” and had two images of several blue pills that looks like SweeTarts.

Possible drug investigation underway on Willowbrook Dr.

A drug investigation is underway in the area of Willowbrook Drive by Columbus police.

Columbus man arrested for multiple armed robberies

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged in connection with two armed robberies.

Police: Naked woman tries to bite off man’s penis during threesome

Hanahan Police are investigating after a man says a naked woman tried to bite his genitals.

Coroner rules ASU death is suicide

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler has confirmed a male Albany State student was found fatally shot behind the east campus late Wednesday night.

Man suspected of identity theft wanted in Lee County, AL

According to the Lee County’s Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported on October 9.

UPDATE: Cuthbert police locates wanted teen for motor vehicle theft

The Cuthbert Police Department is searching for a teen wanted on several charges.

Tips for keeping your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

Halloween is one week away and there are several things you can do ahead of time to make sure your kids stay safe.

Husband leads police to wife’s remains in exchange for Xbox, other privileges

Pressure from family members, including the couple’s two daughters, encouraged the husband to confess, police say.

Eufaula police to offer $1K reward leading to arrest of a murder suspect

The Eufaula police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Robert Dean Thomas.

Trial for 2016 Lee Co. capital murder suspect to begin next week

One of four suspects charged with capital murder following a Lee County home invasion turned homicide is expected to have his trial in a few days.

Georgia middle school student arrested for stabbing teacher

A student is in police custody after allegedly stabbing a teacher at Trickum Middle School on Monday, according to a report by WSB.

CPD arrests 8 people following narcotics investigation on Cusseta Rd.

Columbus police arrested several individuals following a narcotics investigation that took place on Cusseta Road.

Auburn man arrested after attempted burglary and faces multiple charges

Auburn police arrested and charged a man with multiple charges on October 20 after discovering him attempting to rob a residence.

Man accused of hit-and-run of CSU student in 2015 pleads guilty

The man accused of a hit-and-run in July 2105 appeared in court Monday morning.

Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth walks free after 19 years behind bars

After 19 years behind bars, former Carolina Panthers wide-receiver Rae Carruth was released around 8 a.m. Monday, October 22 from the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton.

Suspect wanted for murder of Gwinnett officer has been found dead

A Gwinnett County police officer was shot and killed while answering a call Saturday afternoon.

Columbus man arrested for child molestation

Columbus Special Victims Unit has arrested and charged a man with child molestation.

Two juveniles charged with attempted murder after allegedly stealing a car and firing shots

Two juveniles were arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing a car in Columbus near a head start or daycare facility.

Woman robbed, punched in face in LaGrange Walmart parking lot, police say

LaGrange police are investigating a robbery in a LaGrange Walmart’s parking lot.

Opelika woman arrested in connection with 2016 murder

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Opelika woman in connection with a 2016 murder.

Columbus, GA police confiscate drugs disguised as candy as Halloween approaches

They say the lollipops and Tic Tac look-a-likes they seized are suspected to be laced with ecstasy and THC.

LaGrange police searching for Dollar General shoplifting suspect

The LaGrange Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect accused of shoplifting at a Dollar General.

Man arrested in deadly shooting on 25th Avenue in Columbus

Rashawn Porter is charged with murder and aggravated assault.