Crime

Man charged with methamphetamine possession after shoplifting in Valley

‘It’s a very, very egregious offense’: Man sentenced to 198 years in child sex abuse case

  Troup County inmate found with cell phone loaded with child pornography

  Attorney enters not guilty plea for Columbus man charged with 2019 fatal hit and run

  Opelika police release sketch of man impersonating an officer

  Columbus sees 15 homicides in 3 months

Continued Coverage

  Victory Over Violence: Moms Against Gun Violence hosting march to end violence in Columbus

  2 Auburn men arrested in ongoing drug investigation

  17-year-old wanted for murder at Warren Williams Homes in Columbus turns himself in

Man shot while driving near Jenkins St. in LaGrange; police searching for suspect

Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

  COURT: Argument over money leads to murder of Columbus man on Rice St.

  13-year-old arrested in Opelika, charged with multiple felonies

A 13-year-old in Opelika has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

  Teenage driver groped by man impersonating an Opelika police officer

Police in Opelika are searching for a man said to be impersonating one of their own.

  Columbus police release surveillance photos of car in Brighton Rd. drive-by homicide

Columbus police are searching for the vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a Columbus man on Brighton Rd.

Man captured after Jan. officer-involved shooting that ended with a Valley officer nearly struck by a vehicle

A Cusseta man is in custody after fleeing police and nearly striking an officer with his vehicle one month ago.

NEW DETAILS: Suspect claims victim in Rice St. shootout fired first shot; suspect owed victim money

  2020 homicide numbers nearly double compared to February 2019

  UPDATE: Victim identified in suspected drive-by shooting on Brighton Rd. in Columbus

Columbus police searching for man in connection to card fraud case

  EXCLUSIVE: Family of murdered Columbus teen speaks on what would have been his 14th birthday

  Mother of man killed in Upatoi home invasion facing several drug charges

87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case

A federal grand jury has handed down a weighty superseding indictment in a pill mill investigation involving a Lee County psychiatrist.

Residents react to apparent murder-suicide in Notasulga

Trammell Mill Road sits right on the edge of Macon County, Alabama... just a stone’s throw away from Lee County. It’s a dirt road you’d never imagine would be a murder scene.

Columbus man arrested, charged with murder following release from hospital

A Columbus man involved in a shooting in the 2400 block of Rice St. has been arrested following his release from the hospital.

  Columbus police issue murder warrant for 17-year-old in Jan. shooting

Columbus police are searching for a 17-year-old who is wanted for a January murder at Warren Williams Apartments.

  Opelika man charged with attempted murder after shooting near Auburn University

An Opelika man is behind bars after shooting a 22-year-old Auburn man at an apartment complex near the campus of Auburn University.

Opelika police investigating armed robbery at Citgo on Geneva St.

Police in Opelika are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Citgo gas station on Geneva St.

Shooting along Hwy. 14 in Notasulga confirmed to be murder-suicide

A shooting that left one person injured and two others dead has been confirmed to be a murder-suicide.

  Shooting at Evergreen Apartments near campus of Auburn University

An off-campus shooting near Auburn University has left one person injured and police are searching for a suspect.

Man charged with aggravated assault for actions after brother’s murder released from jail

A Columbus man who has been charged with aggravated assault for his actions just moments after his younger brother’s murder is no longer in the Muscogee County Jail.

  Columbus police investigating armed robbery on Gentian Blvd.

What began as a normal day for the manager of Los Olivos, a used and new tire shop in Columbus, quickly took a turn when the manager says two men entered the shop.

Columbus police investigating armed robbery on Gentian Blvd.

The robbery happened in the 3700 block of Gentian Boulevard.

  Man beaten after interrupting street basketball game in North Columbus

Darnel Piett is accused of beating 62-year-old Danny Jones after Jones interrupted a street basketball game in North Columbus.

  Suspect arrested in shooting that left one person dead, another injured in LaGrange

Adreco Parham is charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

  One person injured in shooting on Samford Ct. in Opelika

The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Samford Court Friday.

  One person injured in shooting on 13th Ave. in Columbus

The shooting happened on 13th Avenue near 47th Street.

  Heard Co. man arrested after allegedly trying to meet who he thought was underage boy

53-year-old Steven Wayne Webb of Franklin, Georgia is charged with criminal attempt aggravated child molestation and two counts of child exploitation.

  Eufaula police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects in late-Jan. murder

Police in Eufaula are searching for two suspects in connection to a murder that happened in late January.

  Suspect pleads not guilty to aggravated assault of man accused of killing his brother in Columbus

A Columbus teenager is behind bars after allegedly chasing the man police said murdered his brother.

  Court Testimony: Cages were covered in feces, urine, insects where Lee Co. children were locked

Shocking new details emerged in court Wednesday in an East Alabama child abuse case that’s making national headlines.

  Hearing held for Lee Co. man charged with murdering acquaintance, dumping body in well

Hubert Sprayberry is currently in the Lee County Jail without bond for the murder of 72-year-old James Clarke.

Brother of Columbus murder victim charged with aggravated assault pleads not guilty

The brother of a 13-year-old murder victim who reportedly held the family of the man suspected of killing his brother at gunpoint has made an appearance in Recorder’s Court.

  Police investigate deadly shooting on 5th Ave. in Columbus

The victim is identified as 29-year-old Ronnie Jackson, Jr.

  Homeless man arrested for breaking into vehicle on Gateway Dr. in Opelika

35-year-old Tavares Daron Warner is charged was arrested for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

  Man steals $50K+ in cell phones from Valley Walmart

Officers in Valley are searching for a man who reportedly stole more than $50,000 worth of cell phones from Walmart.

CPD searching for person allegedly involved in card fraud

Columbus police are searching for a person who is believed to be involved in a card fraud incident.

Affidavit: Suspect fled Bath & Body Works with over $800 in candles

A woman is facing charges after police say she stole merchandise from a store inside the Shoppes at EastChase.

  Columbus police investigating stabbing at Cusseta Rd. apartment complex

Columbus police are currently investigating a stabbing that left a man hospitalized.

  Twelve arrested in car burglaries at Columbus apartment complexes, neighborhoods

In a one week time period, Columbus police have arrested twelve people in connection to several of car burglaries.

  Mother claims son shot, killed in Columbus after attempting to get money he was owed

“My son is no longer here to speak for himself," she said, "and if there is anyone who knows anything, will they please come forward because he was my only son.”

  18-year-old charged with aggravated assault for actions moments after brother’s murder

An 18-year-old Columbus man is facing an aggravated assault charge for his actions just moments after his 13-year-old brother was murdered.

  Phenix City police investigating car burglaries turned shooting

Police in Phenix City are currently conducting an investigation after an auto burglary call ended with one person being shot.

  Lee Co. woman arrested for using counterfeit money at Lee Co. Flea Market

A Lee County woman is behind bars after allegedly attempting to use counterfeit money at the Lee County Flea Market.

  Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction for former soldier who shot cab driver in 2012

A former soldier who shot and killed a Columbus cab driver for less than $100 in cash in 2012 has had his murder conviction upheld.

Columbus police investigating shooting on Bondale Dr.

Columbus police are currently on the scene of a shooting on Bondale Dr.

  UPDATE: One person dead, another in critical condition after shooting in south Columbus

Columbus police say one person is dead and another has been critically injured in a shooting in south Columbus.

  Suspect in Opelika carjacking, robbery arrested in Meriwether County, Ga.

Calhoun is the suspect in a carjacking of a 60-year-old woman at a Marathon gas station on Columbus Parkway last weekend.

  Salem man charged with robbery, assault after shooting incident on Lee Rd. 175

18-year-old Ulysses Antonio Pickard, Jr. is charged with first-degree robbery and assault. He is also facing drug-related charges.

Man charged with murder after body found in burned vehicle in Marshall County

The body was found nearly two weeks ago on Holcolmb Ridge Road near Grant.

  Police seeking Muscogee County prison inmate who escaped from trash detail

33-year-old John Lloyd Pollock is still on the loose hours after the search began at noon, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

  Man found guilty of meth trafficking in Lee Co., facing life in prison

A Lee County jury has convicted a man of trafficking methamphetamine and could be spending a long time behind bars once sentenced.

  Man shot on Henson Ave. in Columbus, charges not being pressed

Columbus police are currently investigating a shooting that happened late last night on Henson Ave.

  Heavy police presence at Henson Dr. and Steam Mill Rd. in Columbus

Several police units were at Henson Drive and Steam Mill Road.

  Suspect charged with murder, aggravated assault on Columbus police officer appears in court

Quardarrius Strong, who is also an Army sergeant, now faces a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer along with several other traffic violations to his already existing record.

Beauregard man charged with rape of 10-year-old girl

18-year-old Jeremiah Terrell Wagner is charged with first-degree rape and is also charged with possession of marijuana.

  Suspect arrested in Columbus for second-degree murder

Jikevious Scott, 22, is charged with felony second-degree murder.

  Columbus police arrest suspect for rape, several sex crimes involving minors

52-year-old Patrick Conway is charged with rape, child molestation, sexual battery, production of child pornography, and several other charges.

  Woman says she was carjacked, beaten at Opelika gas station

Authorities are still searching for the suspect, and her family is angry, as they search for answers and the car.

Opelika police release surveillance video of fraud suspect

Police in Opelika are searching for a woman believed to be involved in a forgery investigation.

  Opelika police investigating armed robbery Lafayette Pkwy. business

Police in Opelika are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Grub Mart in the 1800 block of Lafayette Pkwy.

  18-year-old Beauregard man arrested, charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on multiple drug and child sex crime charges.

  Shots fired into Turner St. home in LaGrange, one arrested

A LaGrange man is behind bars after reportedly firing shots into an apartment on Turner St.

Suspect arrested in LaGrange for breaking into vehicles, burglary, and theft

Paul Graves III was arrested for incidents at two residences in LaGrange.

  Suspect was out on pre-trial release program when teen was killed on 32nd Ave. in Columbus

In court, a detective testified that Jaquayvius Jones was a on pre-trial release for other criminal charges when 13-year-old Jamarieon Davis was shot and killed.

Columbus police searching for possible suspect in burglary, forgery case

Police say the suspect is wanted in a residential burglary and forging two checks that were stolen during the burglary.

2 suspects wanted for shoplifting incident at Walmart in LaGrange

Two suspects are wanted in LaGrange for a shoplifting incident.

  8 suspects arrested following drug bust on Lee St. and Cusseta Rd. in Columbus

Search warrants in reference to a narcotics investigation were executed at two homes on Lee Street and one home on Cusseta Road.

  Opelika man charged with possession of child pornography

49-year-old Steven Eric Sheldon is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography.

  Suspect charged in shooting death on Central Ave. in Eufaula

24-year-old Jamal Turner is charged with the murder of 29-year-old Brandon Christopher Henry.