Crime

Three suspects charged with animal cruelty in Troup Co.

The suspects were arrested for animal cruelty after two dogs were recovered from a home in the 100 block of Southern Pine Drive.

  Car break-ins increase during the holiday season

Update: Wanted Americus homicide suspect arrested

  9-year-old recovering at home after West Point shooting, two arrest warrants issued

Opelika police searching for suspected jewel thief

  Rash of violence in Columbus leaves two dead over the weekend

2 people injured in shooting in Beauregard

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Police arrest suspect for stealing beer from Opelika grocery store, searching for second suspect

Opelika Police Department releases surveillance photos of Walmart theft suspect

  Columbus man shot, killed just days before his 23rd birthday

  LaGrange man in critical condition after allegedly being ambushed

  9-year-old seriously injured in overnight shooting in West Point

  Early morning stabbing investigation leads to one woman’s arrest

  Columbus man dead after late night shooting on Enoch Dr.

A Columbus man is dead and police are searching for his killer after a Friday night shooting.

  Heavy police presence on Enoch Dr. in Columbus

Several police units are in the 1000 block of Enoch Drive.

  Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests two suspects in October Hatchechubbee murder

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in the murder of Anthony Wilborn.

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in third murder within 24 hours in Sumter County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on scene.

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal shooting near Rainbow Terrace in Sumter, Co.

Auburn police arrest Phenix City woman on multiple charges

Two suspects wanted in Opelika for fraudulent use of a credit card

Opelika police release surveillance photos of theft suspect

27-year-old killed in Macon County identified; 2 arrested

Auburn police make second arrest in Nov. 20 shooting investigation

Columbus man arrested on multiple sex crime charges

The Columbus Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested a Columbus man on multiple sex crime charges.

Auburn man arrested on five felony warrants, charged with possession of child pornography

The Auburn Police Division arrested an Auburn man Friday, Nov. 20, on five felony warrants charging him with possession of child pornography.

Columbus man charged with child molestation, rape, multiple child sex crimes

The Columbus Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested a man on multiple child sex crime charges Monday, November 23.

Homicide investigation underway in Macon County

Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says a body was found in Macon County.

  Reward being offered in June murder of Opelika man

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the June murder of 30-year-old Nealious Mario Hodge.

Update: Lumpkin murder suspect in custody

He was arrested Monday.

  Police investigating two shootings in Columbus Friday night

Shootings took place on Plateau Dr. and Montclair Ct. Friday night. Two people were injured.

1 injured in shooting in Auburn Friday night

Auburn police say one person was injured in a shooting Friday night.

  Suspect arrested in the murder of teen found dead beneath bridge in South Columbus

Lilmarcus Ransom, 20, was arrested Friday and charged with the murder of 16-year-old Allen Toombs.

Two people recovering after shooting one another in LaGrange

Two people are currently recovering from gunshot wounds in LaGrange after shooting each other.

Man selling firearm in LaGrange becomes victim of armed robbery, police investigating

Police in LaGrange are searching for two men suspected of armed robbery of a man who was attempting to sell a gun.

  Woman injured in shooting at Carver Park in Columbus

The shooting happened at Carver Park and left the victim in “serious” condition, according to Columbus police.

  Shooting at Eufaula business leaves man in critical condition

The shooting happened a business located in the 500 block of South Eufaula Avenue.

  Suspect arrested in Phenix City for the July murder of Columbus man

A man has been arrested for the murder of Deondray Williams.

Columbus woman arrested on 20 counts of financial transaction card fraud

The Columbus Police Department has arrested a suspect on 20 counts of financial transaction card fraud.

Columbus police arrest man on 22 charges, includes several counts of burglary

The Columbus Police Department Property Crimes Unit has made an arrest, clearing several theft cases.

  Officials: Columbus man shot, killed overnight inside a rideshare

An overnight ride in an Uber vehicle has ended in one Columbus man’s death.

North Alabama man pleads guilty in $41M health care scheme

The plea agreement states Hankins was part of the health care scheme being run out of North Alabama Pain Services (NAPS), led by Mark Murphy and his wife Jennifer Murphy.

  Columbus police searching for suspect who stole Walmart cash register

Columbus police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man they say stole a cash register from Walmart.

LaGrange police searching for suspect wanted for cruelty to a child, other charges

The LaGrange Police Department is searching for a suspect wanted for multiple charges, including cruelty to a child, third degree.

  Suspect in murder on King St. in Phenix City wanted after fleeing police

Montracious Harris, 27, is wanted for the murder of 28-year-old Edward Love. Police say Harris eluded police after a vehicle chase in Phenix City.

  Columbus police release surveillance photos of theft suspect

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a theft suspect.

  Columbus police arrest suspect on electronic pornography, child exploitation charges

Columbus police arrested a suspect Monday on charges involving electronic pornography and cruelty to children.

2 suspects wanted in Opelika for vehicle burglary, theft, and fraudulent credit card use

Two suspects are wanted in Opelika for breaking into vehicles, fraudulently using credit cards, and theft.

  Teen wanted in connection with murder on Habersham Dr. in LaGrange

Warrants for false statements and hindering the apprehension of a criminal in reference to a murder have been issued for 17-year-old Leshun Brooks.

  Columbus family grieves loss of murdered 16-year-old son

16-year-old Allen Toombs loved basketball, music and his three sisters, according to his mother. The teenager was left for dead yesterday less than a mile from his home.

  Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in deadly 2014 Columbus shooting

A Columbus man will remain in jail after the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld his conviction for a 2014 murder.

  LaGrange man killed in alleged afternoon shootout with teen

A LaGrange man has died after allegedly being involved in an argument turned shootout on Saturday.

  Eufaula man charged with rape of someone under the age of consent

A Eufaula man is behind bars where he faces a sex crime charge.

  UPDATE: New details in overnight Columbus shooting that killed one, injured another

A man is dead after an overnight shooting in south Columbus.

Community vigil planned to help stop gun violence in Columbus and honor victims

There have been 38 murders so far this year alone. One Columbus couple is hoping to do their part to put a stop to it.

Former SWGA firefighter arrested on sex offenses

The sheriff’s office said additional charges are pending.

  Four arrested trying to smuggle contraband into Lee County Detention Center

Four people are finding themselves inside the detention center they were attempting to smuggle contraband into.

Suspect wanted in Opelika for theft of property from business on 2nd Ave.

A suspect is wanted in Opelika for felony theft of property.

Dothan man charged with 50 counts of child pornography

A Dothan man has been arrested on multiple child pornography counts.

  Inmates fight in Muscogee Co. jail leaving three officers injured

Three Muscogee County officers are injured after attempting to break up a fight between two inmates.

4 arrested after gunfire in Americus

Additional charges are pending and police are seeking additional suspects. As of Wednesday morning, all four were still in jail.

Opelika police searching for felony theft suspect

The Opelika Police Department is currently seeking the identity of a female wanted for felony theft.

  Suspect arrested in Columbus on multiple sex crime, felony charges

Adebayo Adeniyi, 34, is charged with statutory rape, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, pandering, and more.

  Man convicted in beating, robbery of Smiths Station business owner denied parole

Michael Whitehead is serving a 25-year prison sentence for a 2005 conviction is Lee County for first-degree robbery.

  Phenix City police assist in arresting escaped prisoner

Brandon Richards, 28, escaped custody Wednesday, Nov. 4 and was assisted in escaping by his girlfriend.

  Iconic Columbus statue Kadie the Cow vandalized

Kadie the Cow, an icon in Columbus, that stands on Manchester Expressway has been vandalized.

Lee Co. grocery store owner charged with selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lee County grocery store owner for selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.

  Columbus man arrested on multiple child sex crime charges

Columbus Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit arrested a man for multiple charges including incest and child molestation.

Lee County DA now faces charges in 2 counties

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes, 46, is now facing charges in both Lee and Montgomery counties.

  Friday night shooting in Phenix City claims life of 28-year-old man

A Friday night shooting in Phenix City has claimed the life of one man.

ADOC records: Mike Hubbard transferred to Kilby prison infirmary

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been transferred to the Kilby Correctional Facility infirmary from Draper Correctional Facility, according to Alabama Department of Corrections records.

  Auburn police arrest suspect on first-degree rape charge

Johnny Thornton Jr., 53, of Mobile is charged with first-degree rape.

  Heavy police presence on Northstar Dr. in Columbus

Several police units are on Northstar Drive. Authorities said a murder and kidnapping suspect was in the area.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for bank card fraud

The victim says his credit card was stolen and several thousand dollars was fraudulently charged.

  Suspect arrested in Columbus for unlawful surveillance and violation of oath of office

Chester Whitley, 29, is charged with unlawful surveillance, six counts of criminal attempt unlawful surveillance, and violation of oath of office.

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in deadly shooting on Morris Rd. in Columbus

Letarius Dorsey, 23, died from multiple gunshot wounds

Alabama woman sentenced to 723 years of prison on sex abuse charges

Lisa Marie Lesher, 41 years old of Carrollton, Georgia, formerly of Falkville, Alabama, was sentenced on November 2nd to serve 723 years in prison for sexually abusing her daughter and stepdaughter.

  Phenix City family holds vigil for 29-year-old Jaquil Banks

It’s been a week since 29-year-old Jaquil Banks was murdered in the parking lot between Carousel Lounge & Foxy Lady Lounge in Columbus. This past Sunday his family and friends gathered to honor his life.

  Homicide investigation underway after body found in creek in Hatchechubbee, Ala.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said the body is believed to be that of missing Phenix City man Anthony Wilborn.

Two suspects caught on camera stealing beer from Opelika grocery store

Opelika police are searching for two suspects who were caught on surveillance camera stealing beer.

Dothan daycare worker charged with child abuse

Investigators say they began looking into the allegations against Candeline Hyde, 36, of Dothan, on Wednesday.

  Columbus police responding to report of shooting near Apex Rd.

The shooting reportedly happened near Apex Road.