Crime

  Mayor speaks on recent murders in Columbus

  Suspect in 16th Ave. murder in Columbus pleads not guilty

Columbus man receives 15 charges in six theft, burglary cases

  Undercover Troup Co. sex trafficking sting leads to 11 arrests

  Columbus man faces 60 charges of theft, fraud, breaking and entering

  Manhunt concludes with an arrest after suspect falls in parking lot

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  UPDATE: Man charged with capital murder after stabbing Auburn man, woman inside their home

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard won’t receive lighter prison sentence

  Police investigate deadly shooting on Conner Rd. in Columbus

  Former theology school administrators in Columbus charged with conspiracy, financial aid fraud

  Muscogee Co. sheriff candidates suggest focusing more on mental health after jail suicide

Former Columbus theology school administrators charged in $12M student loan defrauding scheme

  Community leaders, officials talk ways to prevent crime and violence in the Chattahoochee Valley

Some areas of our community are hot spots for shootings and other dangerous crimes.

  UPDATE: Escaped Sumter County inmate recaptured; 2 arrested for aiding, abetting

Charlie Lester escaped from the Sumter county Jail Sunday, October 18. He was being held on charges of rape, incest, sodomy, and other sex crimes.

  Suspect pleads not guilty in murder of Columbus rapper, case bound over to Superior Court

A Columbus man charged with the murder of an aspiring Columbus rapper has plead not guilty.

  Youth sports community mourns the loss of coach murdered in Phenix City over the weekend

The youth sports community in Phenix City is grieving the loss of one of their coaches after a weekend shooting ended in murder.

  Two arrested in Auburn for assaulting man with baseball bat

  Man arrested more than a year after Columbus rapper’s murder

Conviction of Ft. Benning soldier in infant son’s 2012 murder upheld

  Probable cause found in kidnapping of Auburn teen later found dead

Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2012 Columbus slaying of landlord, son

Charge: Man accused of killing his mother tried to kill officer

Two reportedly robbed, shot, according to Columbus police reports

A robbery on 13th Ave. in Columbus reportedly left two people recovering after being shot.

  Second overnight Columbus shooting claims another man’s life

Police are still on the scene of a deadly shooting on Garden St. and 25th Ave.

  Man killed in overnight shooting on N. Lumpkin Rd. in Columbus

An overnight shooting on 30th Ave. in Columbus has left one man dead.

Hearing pushed back for suspect in Columbus shooting death

Joshua Irby, 27, is charged with the murder of 32-year-old Jeremy Sewell who died in a shooting on 16th Ave. in Columbus.

  ‘Armed and dangerous’ terroristic threats suspect wanted by Columbus police

Columbus police are searching for a man they say is armed and dangerous and wanted on multiple charges.

  FBI searching for Talbot County bank robber

The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect they believed to have robbed two Georgia banks.

Alabama cattle broker guilty of $400k livestock theft

Tommy Baxley admitted to investigators that he failed to pay the farmers for the cattle, but used the money in the hope of making more money- so he might ultimately pay for the cattle.

2nd body found in Brownville area of Macon County

A second body has been found in the Brownville area, Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said Thursday.

  Columbus police arrest suspect on child molestation and sodomy charges

Cory Roberts, 39, is charged with aggravated child molestation and sodomy.

Suspect arrested in LaGrange on drug, obstruction, and escape charges

21-year-old Emanuel Boyd is facing multiple charges after fleeing Troup County deputies Wednesday.

  Opelika police investigating string of business burglaries

Opelika police say they believe five recent burglaries committed at businesses are related.

  UPDATE: Woman identified after early morning shooting on Fern St. in Columbus

A woman killed in an early morning shooting along Fern St. in Columbus has been identified.

Homicide under investigation in Macon County

Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson confirms his office is investigating a homicide in the Brownsville area.

  Montgomery man arrested for armed robbery at Hobby Lobby in Opelika

Jabari White, 23, is charged with first-degree robbery and unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Man arrested for shining lights at aircraft in Dale County

The Dale County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of someone shining a laser and high-powered spotlight at military aircraft on Tuesday and opened an investigation into the incident.

  Heavy police presence at Pembrook Apartments in Columbus

Police were at a scene at Pembrook Apartments located off Buena Vista Road.

Ala. man accused of using spotlight to interfere with military aircraft

Investigators say he used a high-powered spotlight to interfere with military aircraft.

  UPDATE: 3 people injured in shooting on Urban Ave. in Columbus

Several police units are near Urban Avenue and Norton Street. in East Columbus.

Georgia man sentenced for using fake Facebook to make threats against West Georgia, East Alabama schools

A Georgia man received a sentence of 18 months in prison for making threats against East Alabama and West Georgia schools and conveying false information.

Opelika police searching for armed robbery suspect

Opelika police are currently searching for a man suspected of committing an armed robbery.

  2 suspects in fatal hit and run on Victory Dr. appear in court

Shamaria Davis, 26, and 30-year-old Alejandra Echevarria were arrested Thursday for the death of Jayme Tarver in a hit-and-run near Walmart in Victory Drive.

  Suspect arrested in shooting death on 16th Ave. in Columbus

Joshua Irby, 27, is charged with the murder of 32-year-old Jeremy Sewell.

  Man arrested on multiple counts of card theft, fraud; case bound over to Superior Court

The Columbus Police Department has arrested a suspect for multiple charges of financial transaction card theft and fraud.

  Columbus man, company exec charged with possession of child pornography receives bond

Edward Boyd's bond was set at $120,000 for six counts of possession of child pornography.

  East Ala. police chase ends in Phenix City neighborhood

The chase began on Highway 280 west in Opelika.

Auburn woman charged with card fraud, cashing fake checks

An Auburn woman is behind bars after being charged with committing card fraud and cashing fake checks.

Auburn police arrest woman on charge of financial exploitation of elderly person

Michelle Harrelson Cosper, is charged with first-degree financial exploitation of an elderly person.

  Seven arrested by Opelika police, Lee Co. SWAT in drug bust

A drug bust in Lee County has left seven people behind bars.

  Columbus man charged with possession of child pornography after August GBI seizure

A Columbus man is now in custody after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation seized multiple digital devices from his Carson Dr. home in August.

  Documentary telling the stories of Columbus domestic violence victims premieres

Jacobe Love said his film is called ‘A Dangerous Silence’ because if in domestic violence situations, you keep silent and it keeps happening, you could lose your life.

  Auburn police arrest four suspects for burglary, other charges on Armstrong St.

The Auburn Police Division arrested four suspects in reference to a burglary on Sept. 30.

  Opelika police investigate burglary at Premium Beverage, searching for suspect

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a burglary at Premium Beverage.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting near Lee Rd. 237, one person injured

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured Thursday evening.

Auburn police arrest woman on human trafficking charges

Auburn police say they arrested a woman on human trafficking charges Wednesday.

  Former homicide detective comes out of retirement to solve Columbus cold cases

“We’re not working the cases for the victim because they’re gone. We’re actually working the cases for the families and loved ones and technically the community itself because if we don’t catch that killer there’s a chance he could strike again," Carter said.

  Man arrested after taking out loans in other people’s names in Columbus

Columbus police have arrested a man who was allegedly taking out loans in other people’s names over seven months ago.

Lee Co. man arrested on charges of child porn, sodomy, child sexual abuse

A Lee County man is facing a slew of sex crime charges after being arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lanett Police Department.

Troup Co. man arrested for criminal attempt murder, other charges after June 5 shooting

A Troup County man has been arrested for criminal attempt murder and other charges after a June 5 shooting on Washington Street.

Auburn man indicted for capital murder of Officer William Buechner

An Auburn man was indicted by the Lee Co. Grand Jury on Sept. 17 for the capital murder of police officer William Buechner, along with attempted murder charges and a domestic violence charge.

  TESTIMONY: Guilty plea hearing for former police officer admitting to murdering his girlfriend

At the end of the day, the court processes are over. Judge Gil McBride sentenced the 52-year-old to life in prison with the possibility of parole when he is 82 years old.

Columbus police release surveillance photos of card theft, fraud suspect

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of a suspect in the hopes the public can help identify him.

Fmr. Columbus police officer William Talley sentenced to life in prison

A former Columbus police officer accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced Monday morning in Superior Court.

Lee Co. man receives over $2M bond on sex crimes charges against children, investigation continues

A continued investigation of a Lee County man adds 19 additional felony charges against him, setting his bond to over two million dollars.

LaGrange teen wanted for home invasion, assault, burglary

Police in LaGrange are searching for teenager who allegedly broke into a man’s home and assaulted him before stealing a firearm.

  Overnight shooting on County Rd. 65 in Chambers Co. leaves one man dead

A 23-year-old man is dead following an overnight shooting on County Rd. 65 in Chambers County.

  Shots fired at Columbus deputy after attempted escape leads to two arrests

Two people are behind bars after attempting to escape a Muscogee County sheriff’s deputy and then firing shots at him.

  Fmr. Columbus cop expected to take plea deal in girlfriend’s murder

A former Columbus police officer charged with the 2019 murder of his paramedic girlfriend is expected to plead guilty next week.

  Woman arrested for card fraud, theft after providing funds to inmate

A Columbus woman was arrested for financial transaction card theft and fraud after using a stolen bank card to provide funds to a Muscogee County inmate’s jail account.

Opelika sexual assault, robbery suspect in custody

X’Zavier Larico Martez Maddox was arrested Thursday night.

  Columbus seeing trend of teens charged with violent crimes

17 of the 35 arrests by the homicide unit this year are under 20 years old.

Suspect asks for reduced bond in ASU student murder case

Ivry Hall is charged with murder in the death of Adam Dowdell.

  ONE YEAR LATER: Family remembering Columbus Circle K clerk killed during robbery

Dontrell Williams was also an army veteran and Columbus State University student.

  Lee Co. man receives nearly $1M bond on child sex crime charges

A Lee County man is facing a laundry list of child sex crime charges that has led to him receiving a bond of nearly $1,000,000.

Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker’s bid for leniency

Prosecutors say former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn’t deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations.

  COURT: 14-year-old admits to killing woman inside home on Rosewood Dr. in Columbus

The testimony revealed the teen shot McDaniel in the head multiple times, and when he thought she was still breathing, he stabbed her several times times.

  TWO YEARS LATER: Columbus mother remembering daughter killed in domestic violence shooting

Tuesday marked two years since 18-year-old Destinee Virgin was shot in killed in broad daylight on a major roadway while running away from her boyfriend.

  Columbus police searching for vehicle involved in pedestrian hit and run Sept. 12

The Columbus Police Department released surveillance photos of a car that reportedly struck a pedestrian on Victory Drive.

Auburn police make arrest in theft property case

The Auburn Police Division arrested Arthur Lewis Bailey, 34, for first degree theft of property on September 19.