Crime

  UPDATE: 13-year-old dead following shooting on 32nd Ave. in Columbus

Suspect wanted for robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Phenix City

  Suspect arrested in LaGrange for armed robbery on Harwell Ave.

Suspect wanted in Phenix City for robbery at Dollar General on Broad St.

2 women charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

  LaGrange police investigate ‘the biggest local drug trafficking case’ in years

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  Three Years Later: New details in unsolved murder of Destiny Nelson in Columbus

Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries in Pine Mountain, West Point, Fortson

2 suspects wanted in Columbus for several car break-ins and bank card fraud

  Juveniles wanted in Opelika business robbery on Pepperell Pkwy.

  Valley police investigating overnight armed robbery on 20th Ave.

  Phenix City police searching for car theft person of interest

Phenix City man caught on security camera defecating near golf course pro shop

A Phenix City man is behind bars after being caught defecating by security cameras.

  2 suspects arrested in LaGrange after leaving meth, marijuana inside restroom of dermatology office

LaGrange police said the two suspects dropped off drugs, cell phones, tobacco, and rolling papers for a prison inmate who had a later appointment at the dermatology office.

Columbus police searching for identity theft, fraudulent check suspect

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of a man they believe to be involved in a case of identity theft.

Georgia man charged in murder of Dothan movie producer

Authorities in Douglas County, Georgia arrested 49-year old Marcus Hubbard Wednesday and charged him with killing Rodney Caliste.

Opelika police release surveillance photos of credit card theft suspects

  3 suspects arrested in Smiths Station after cages for children found inside home

Five Columbus juveniles arrested for 13 car break-ins since early December

  4 men sentenced for role in 2016 murder of Deonn Carter in Columbus

  5 teens arrested for multiple vehicle break-ins and thefts in Columbus

  Suspect in double-murder on Mellon St. in Columbus makes court appearance

Bombshell: Police charged wrong man with murder but believe they have right one now

Murder charges have been dropped against a man accused of killing his wife in 1990. That’s because another man has now been charged with the drowning of Tracy Harris.

  Four men being sentenced for role in 2016 murder of beloved Columbus man

Four men are being sentenced in a Columbus courtroom for their actions that led to the death of a Columbus man in 2016.

  Opelika police arrest two men on burglary, theft charges

Two men are behind bars after being taken into custody on burglary and theft charges.

Americus armed robbery suspect arrested

He was arrested at a vacant house in the 300 block of Patterson Street.

  Auburn man arrested, charged after allegedly taking $2.5K in property

Auburn police have arrested an 18-year-old man on burglary and theft charges.

  Two Opelika women arrested in Troup Co. with two gallons of date rape drug

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two woman on drug charges after a large amount of drugs was found in their car.

  Ten car burglaries reported at two Phenix City apartment complexes in twelve hours

Phenix City police are currently investigating several car burglaries that occurred at apartment complexes on two streets in a 12-hour period.

  LaGrange police searching for teenager after being seen driving stolen vehicle

Police in LaGrange are searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle after encountering the vehicle on W. Cannon St.

Lanett woman sentenced to 46 months in prison for filing fraudulent tax returns

Gladys Rosalynn McCauley, 43, owned Roz House of Tax. The department of justice says her numerous false claims resulted in a tax loss to the IRS of over $1.5 million.

Man arrested after law enforcement standoff in Barbour County

Tense moments Thursday after a man refused to leave a Barbour County home after being released from jail earlier in the day.

  UPDATE: One person injured in shooting on Baker Plaza Dr. in Columbus

The shooting happened near Cusseta Road shortly after midnight.

Man with hammer fatally shot by officer near Alabama Walmart

Authorities say an Alabama deputy fatally shot a man who was wielding a hammer outside a Walmart store.

Suspect wanted in Auburn for internal theft at business on E. University Dr.

Victoria Deloach Morris, 43 of Lanett, is wanted for first-degree theft of property.

  4 suspects arrested after search warrant executed in Beauregard

Four suspects are were arrested and are facing multiple charges after a search warrant was executed in Beauregard on Tuesday.

  Friends and family respond to shooting death of young man in Phenix City

Friends and family members of an aspiring rapper are demanding people put down the guns after a fatal shooting in Phenix City leaves a young man dead.

  “It’s hurtful:” Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for possible Salem cemetery vandals

“Put yourself in the place of somebody that has a relative buried out there,” she said. “If it were your grandmother, your mother, father. Would you want their grave vandalized? It’s hurtful to people.”

Troy woman arrested after stolen vehicle chase across multiple counties

Officers chased the Mercury through Macon, Lee, and Russell counties before the suspect was arrested by Russell County sheriff’s deputies in Hatchchubbee.

  One person dead after Phenix City shooting that led to multiple 911 calls to different locations

One Columbus man is dead after a shooting in Phenix City sent officers to three different locations.

  Recent arrests of Chattahoochee Valley juveniles have some concerned about youth violence

For some, violence in our community seems pervasive, especially when it comes to youth violence.

Columbus police release surveillance photos of snatching robbery

Columbus police are requesting assistance in their search for a man they robbed a woman by snatching her purse.

  New details, charges emerge in New Year’s Day homicide as suspect appear in court

Police in Columbus say a murder on New Year’s Day in Columbus was planned out, initially as a robbery over seven grams of marijuana.

  ‘Operation New Year’s Resolution’ in Chambers Co. sees five arrested in underage alcohol sting

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on selling alcohol to those who are underage.

  Suspect in Christmas Day shooting at Phenix City restaurant arrested

The suspect in a shooting at a Phenix City restaurant on Christmas Day has been taken into custody.

  First Columbus murder victim of 2020′s girlfriend speaks out after his death

Friends of 26-year-old Javante Jackson said he was a funny man who always had jokes. They said he was passionate about rapping and being a good father to his two children.

  Two teenagers arrested for New Year’s Day murder in Columbus

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the first murder of 2020 in Columbus.

  Nearly 30 alcohol-related arrests made in Columbus over New Year’s holiday

Nearly 30 people in Columbus were arrested over the New Year’s holiday, most of whom had a little too much to drink and decided to get behind the wheel.

  EXCLUSIVE: Quadruple murder suspect’s family speaks about his suicide at Muscogee Co. Jail

The suspect in a horrific quadruple homicide will never see a trial. Muscogee County’s Sheriff announcing Travane “Brandon” Jackson died by suicide Monday afternoon.

Columbus police investigating aggravated assault at Armour Ave. apartment complex

Police in Columbus are investigating a shooting on Armour Ave. in Columbus.

LaGrange police promptly arrest bakery burglary suspect after tracking victim’s cell phone

A LaGrange man has arrested after allegedly robbing a bakery and stealing an employee’s cell phone.

  UPDATE: Hurtsboro man shot, killed while walking his dog, says Russell Co. Sheriff

New details are emerging in a shooting that killed a Hurtsboro man after Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor held a press conference.

  Hearing rescheduled for Columbus man charged with multiple child sex crimes

A Columbus man who was expected to stand before a judge in Recorder’s Court today has had his hearing rescheduled.

Columbus police requesting assistance investigating 23rd St. homicide

Columbus police are requesting the public’s assistance in their investigation of a mid-December shooting that claimed the life of one man.

  LaGrange police searching for home invasion, false imprisonment suspect

Police in LaGrange are searching for a suspect in a domestic incident that led to a man holding a woman in her home.

2 suspects wanted in LaGrange for armed robbery at convenience store on 4th Ave.

The robbery happened at AAA Food Mart on 4th Avenue.

  One person injured in shooting near Union St., Dix St. in LaGrange; police investigate

According to witnesses, at least two people began shooting at each other and the victim was shot in the process.

  Phenix City police searching for suspect who stole Christmas decorations from a church

The suspect was involved in theft of Christmas wreaths at Greater Mount Zion Church.

  12 murders in Muscogee Co. remain unsolved; police seek the public’s assistance

According to police, 12 murder cases are still active, meaning there are 12 families left without answers and possibly 12 or more murderers on the streets.

  Suspect arrested in Columbus on sodomy, computer pornography child exploitation charges

Kersellius Horace is charged with sodomy and computer pornography child exploitation.

  Police investigating two Christmas night homicides in the Chattahoochee Valley

Christmas ended on a sad note for two separate families in Columbus and Phenix City.

10-month-old killed in Christmas Eve shooting, woman arrested

A 10-month-old was killed in a Monroe County shooting on Christmas Eve.

  LaGrange police release surveillance photos of liquor store burglary, car theft suspect

Police in LaGrange are searching for a suspect they believe to be responsible for multiple burglaries and a car theft.

  UPDATE: Second suspect in LaGrange Motel 6 murder turns self in, both suspects in custody

Two Columbus men wanted in connection to a murder at a Motel 6 in LaGrange have been arrested.

  UPDATE: Man killed following Christmas night shooting at Phenix City restaurant ID’d

One man is dead and another is being sought by police following a Christmas night shooting at a Phenix City restaurant.

  UPDATE: Victim in deadly Christmas shooting on Farr Rd. in Columbus ID’d as 20-year-old

The victim in a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on Farr Rd. on Christmas night has been identified as a 20-year-old man.

  Suspect arrested in shooting death of man at Eufaula nightclub

6-year-old Johnny Wilson of Eufaula is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Orlando Woodley.

  Opelika police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General on Samford Ave.

Police in Opelika are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a business on Samford Ave.

  Victim in Cusseta Rd. homicide identified as 21-year-old Columbus man

The victim in a Columbus homicide on Cusseta Rd. has been positively identified as a 21-year-old.

  GBI searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in August murder in Webster Co.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they believe to be responsible for an August murder in Preston.

  Officer at Muscogee Youth Development Campus arrested after pre-dawn raid finds contraband

Columbus police have arrested a fellow officer after a pre-dawn raid at the Muscogee Youth Development Campus.

  Man dies more than a week after shooting on 23rd St. in Columbus

A man has died more than one week after being shot on 23rd St. in Columbus.

  Muscogee Co. Coroner’s Office confirms homicide on Cusseta Rd.

Columbus police are currently investigating a homicide on Cusseta Rd.

LaGrange police investigating shots fired inside hotel room at Econo Lodge

The incident happened at the Econo Lodge Hotel on Whitesville Road.

  Arrest warrant issued for second suspect in murder at Motel 6 in LaGrange

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for 32-year-old Joshua Osterman of Columbus.

  Suspect facing theft charges in Troup Co. after multiple guns, ammunition recovered from home

During the execution, a stolen Yamaha Rhino, multiple guns and ammunition, and 21 grams of meth were recovered.

  Opelika man arrested, charged with electronic solicitation of a child

Investigators found that 27-year-old Chad Kelley had been electronically contacting a 14-year-old girl for the purpose of having sexual relations.

2 suspects arrested in Lanett on robbery, attempted murder, burglary charges

Quadarious Thomas and Antavious Sharpe, both 22 years old from Valley, Alabama, are charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, attempted murder, and first-degree burglary.

Murderer, sex offenders, robbers among 23 denied parole

The last two days of hearings for 2019 have ended with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles handing down numerous denials to violent offenders.

Woman charged with killing 5-year-old B’ham boy indicted on unrelated attempted murder charge

According to court records unsealed Tuesday, 29-year-old Rickkia Allen was indicted Dec. 6 on the charge stemming from a September 2018 case in which she’s accused of intentionally hitting a man with her car.