Crime

  Judge sets bond for Columbus murder suspect accused of killing teen on Macon Rd.

Now, the suspect in the 2018 murder case could bond out of jail for a second time. Markel Ervin is accused of shooting and killing Destinee Virgin back in September 2018.

Suspect wanted for theft at pawn shop in Phenix City

Man arrested for fraud, forgery at Columbus bank

  Columbus man arrested in incident leading to shooting of 3-year-old, two others

Burger King employees in LaGrange refuse to give in to armed robber, police searching

CDP search for armed robbery suspect

Fugitive arrested for 2017 murder of 3-year-old in Troup Co.

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  Opelika police investigating multiple unconnected armed robberies

Phenix City man arrested after armed robbery of Tallassee Subway

3 sentenced in GA prison meth plot

CPD investigate early morning armed robbery on Forrest Rd.

  GA man to serve 5 life sentences for murder of his friends

Suspect charged with drug trafficking after marijuana, cocaine siezed during traffic stop in Troup Co.

  Amount of ‘date rape’ drug shocks veteran officer in Tallapoosa County

Sitting on the table in a secluded building in Alex City are two and a half gallons worth of GHB, also known as the date rape drug.

  IN COURT: Whittlesey Blvd. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Authorities say the charges stem from a domestic dispute that got out of hand at a hotel on Whittlesey Blvd. last Saturday morning.

  Columbus Police investigate armed robbery on 12th Ave.

According to witnesses, two unknown males wearing all black entered the store with guns drawn and demanded money.

  Auburn man convicted of murder in fatal 2017 car crash on AL Hwy. 169

Christopher Radford was the driver of the vehicle that crashed and killed passenger Alton Lamar Watson.

Police: Man fakes kidnapping to get ransom money from family member

  Suspect wanted in Opelika for theft at Walmart on Pepperell Pkwy.

  Harris Co. man arrested after standoff on Ginn Lake Rd.

  ‘Best friend you could imagine:’ Loved ones react to murder of Fort Benning soldier

4 suspects facing drug charges after search warrant executed on Lee Road 175 in Salem

  Second defendant charged in 2016 deadly home invasion in Lee Co. convicted of capital murder

  Fort Benning soldier shot and killed, wife charged with his murder

A Phenix City woman is behind bars after being arrested in connection to her husband’s shooting death.

Car break-ins increasing in LaGrange, police remind you to remain vigilant

Police in LaGrange are reminding citizens to lock their car doors and keep items out of sight as the number of car break-ins is on the increase.

  LaGrange Police search for 'armed and dangerous’ robbery suspect

Police say the suspect is alleged to have committed several recent armed robberies across both Georgia and Alabama.

  Burglary suspects caught on camera breaking into vehicles in Columbus subdivision

The video was taken from home surveillance cameras in the Kirkwood Subdivision on Oakwood Drive.

  Valley Police investigating shooting near Greenberry Circle

Police say the victim was sitting in the front passenger seat talking with a woman when a man walked up, tapped on the window, and fired into the car

  LaGrange man stabbed after attempting to break up fight near Carver Street

The victim told officers he was stabbed after attempting to break up an argument between an unknown man and woman.

Suspect wearing ‘Scream’ mask robs Circle K in Lafayette, Ala.; police investigate

Police say the suspect threatened the store clerk with a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  14-year-old charged in shooting of Columbus 9-year-old

A 14-year-old has been charged in connection to the shooting of a 9-year-old on Andrea Dr. in Columbus.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for stealing vehicle from Circle K store

On May 10, a male suspect stole a vehicle from a gas pump at Circle K on Wynnton Road.

CPD investigate armed robbery at apartment complex on Warm Springs Rd.

Police say the robbery occurred at an apartment complex on Warm Springs Road around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday.

  Columbus police searching for suspect in 18th Ave. shooting

Police have an arrest warrant out for Courvoisia Wilson, who will be charged with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony.

Man injured in 18th Ave. Columbus shooting not intended target, police say

More details have emerged in a shooting that took place on 18th Ave. in Columbus yesterday.

Opelika police searching for fraud suspect at Pepperell Pkwy. Walmart

Police in Opelika have released surveillance photos of a man believed to have committed fraud and theft in the hopes the public can identify him.

  ’Sliced up’: GA couple arrested after dismembered cats found in apartment

Two people were arrested Tuesday and have been charged with animal cruelty after someone reported animals being ‘sliced up,’ according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

Over 20 kilos of cocaine seized from Augusta warehouse after it was shipped through Port of Savannah

Two men have been arrested by federal agents for allegedly bringing more than 20 kilograms of cocaine into Augusta, through the port of Savannah.

  Columbus police investigating armed robbery at Circle K on Wynnton Road

The robbery happened at Circle K located in the 2100 block of Wynnton Road.

  Trial begins in Lee Co. for second defendant in 2016 capital murder case

Robert Wiggins was the second of four suspects to go to trial. This came after the murder of an 85-year-old man who was shot and killed in his home in Cusseta, Alabama in 2016.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for credit card fraud and theft

John Smith, also known as Jax Smith, is charged with multiple counts of financial card fraud and financial transaction card theft.

Phenix City police investigating second overnight drive by shooting, none injured

Phenix City police are currently investigating a second drive by shooting that occurred overnight.

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in second Phenix City drive by in just over two weeks

A Phenix City woman has died after the second drive by shooting in just over two weeks in the east Alabama city.

Police on the scene of shooting on 20th Ave. in Phenix City

Officials confirmed the shooting happened on 20th Avenue.

  Jury selection underway for 1 of 4 suspects charged with capital murder in East Ala.

Robert Wiggins is one of four suspects charged in the death of Curtis “Bennie” Rudd.

  Opelika police investigating armed robbery over the weekend on Pepperell Pkwy.

Police in Opelika are investigating an armed robbery that occurred over the weekend at a business on Pepperell Pkwy.

  Reward offered for information leading to arrest of LaGrange murder suspect

According to the police department, Dontavious Sawaye Morgan was identified as a suspect in the shooting death that happened December 23, 2018, in the 800 block of Troup Street.

  Autopsy results released following Columbus woman’s murder on Mellon St.

The results of an autopsy on the body of a Columbus woman have revealed how she died.

  Columbus police release description of murder suspect after woman found dead on playground

Police are still searching for the man responsible for killing a woman who was found dead on a Columbus playground in April.

  Opelika police investigating early morning shooting on Chester Ave. over the weekend

Police in Opelika are investigating a shooting that took place on Chester Ave. over the weekend.

  Phenix City police investigating shooting at Edmond Estates on 6th Place South

Police in Phenix City are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at Edmond Estates on 6th Place South.

Duke loses Supreme Court appeal

The high court concluded that it does not have the authority, to consider Duke’s appeal

  Columbus police searching for porch pirate seen on surveillance video

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspected porch pirate seen taking something from a doorstep before running off on surveillance camera.

  Homicide investigation underway after woman’s body found on Mellon St. in Columbus

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the woman died of multiple blunt force injuries and assault by others.

  Columbus man charged with stabbing death of wife on Dorsey Dr. pleads not guilty

Marcus King is accused of the stabbing death of his wife, DeAnn King, on Dorsey Drive May 25.

  Teen driver in crash that killed Auburn broadcast legend, wife tells police he fell asleep behind the wheel

The teenage driver of a vehicle involved in the crash that killed “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula told police he fell asleep behind the wheel.

UPDATE: Suspect wanted in LaGrange for meth distribution and probation violation located

Sue Cook, 38, is wanted for distribution of methamphetamine and felony probation violation. The police department has released a photo of Cook.

CPD investigate early morning armed robbery on Floyd Rd.

Police say the robbery occurred at the Circle K gas station on Floyd Road around 4:00 a.m. on Friday.

  UPDATE: Two arrested after shooting near Midtown nightclub

At this time, there is no word on if anyone was injured in the shooting.

Two Columbus men arrested after drug bust in Coweta Co.

Two men from Columbus have been taken into custody on drug charges following a bust in Coweta County.

  Five arrested, 19k recovered after Troup County burglary

Police say the suspects used a cutting torch to break into the safe and get away with several thousand dollars in cash.

  Second arrest made in fatal Phenix City drive-by

25-year-old Keyandra Devonta Pearson was arrested and charged with Capital Murder for his role in the drive-by.

  Columbus teenagers arrested, charged in April armed robbery on Shepherd Dr.

A pair of Columbus teenagers are being charged as adults after being arrested for an armed robbery that took place at the end of April.

Ala. prison on lockdown after inmate stabbed to death

Inmate Joseph Clark Holloway was taken from the prison by medical helicopter to an area hospital but later died from his injuries.

  Closing arguments underway in 5 Corner Lotto murder trial in Columbus

Co-defendants Courtney Williams and Jalontaye Cleveland are charged with several armed robberies from 2016 and 2017 along with the murder of 5 Corner Lotto employee Vastal Patel.

  Man injured in shooting on 5th Ave. in Phenix City; police investigate

The shooting was reported to the Phenix City Police Department shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of 5th Avenue.

Suspect wanted in Phenix City armed robbery investigation

The suspect is wanted in an armed robbery investigation.

Tallapoosa County officials caution public against ‘club drugs’

Officials in Tallapoosa County are warning the public about the dangers of “club drugs” after recent raids in the Dadeville and Alexander City areas ended with multiple arrests and the seizure of hundreds of grams of these drugs.

  Montgomery man charged in Auburn traffic fatality on Wire Road

George H. Shearer III, 28 of Montgomery, is charged with murder, DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries in the death of 57-year-old Joe Eugene Cleere of Auburn.

  Americus shooting victim, suspect both arrested

The shooting victim recovered, only to be arrested as well

  Court hearing for suspect in shooting outside Columbus hotel rescheduled

A Columbus shooting suspect was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on June 3, but had his hearing rescheduled.

  CPD seeking the public’s help in 2018 homicide on MLK Blvd.

The Columbus Police Department is continuing its investigation of the death of Rufus Mabry. Mabry was shot and killed outside of a convenience store on MLK Blvd. last year.

Illegal immigrant found in possession of $400k worth of cocaine in Iredell County traffic stop

A traffic stop on I-77 turned into a major drug bust for deputies in Iredell County on Friday evening after the driver was found to have nearly 9 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle.

  Auburn police arrest suspect on several theft, breaking and entering auto charges

Jacoreyious Tyreck Walker, 18 of Notasulga, is charged with several theft and breaking and entering auto charges.

  UPDATE: Shooting on Whittlesey Blvd. leads to police pursuit; suspect in custody

Witnesses say Police then pursued a potential suspect or witness to Veterans pkwy. and Northlake pkwy. where they reportedly rolled their vehicle.

2 arrested in Troup Co. after 9 pounds of marijuana siezed during traffic stop

The driver of the vehicle, Kentavious Chatmon and passenger Epson Richardson are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

  Man who brought gun to scene of 2018 deadly road rage shooting in Fort Mitchell arrested, charged

A second man has been arrested and charged in a deadly road rage incident in Fort Mitchell.

  Troup Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 11-year-old last seen with biological mother

Deputies in Troup County are searching for a missing 11-year-old last seen with his biological mother.

  Columbus 911 dispatcher arrested for illegally obtaining confidential information, posting nude photos

Columbus police have arrested a 911 dispatcher after receiving a complaint that someone was illegally obtaining confidential information.

  Suspect arrested, charged with Capital Murder after deadly drive-by in Phenix City

Suspect Jamarkus Quintez Rowell was arrested Tuesday night and charged with Capital Murder for his part in the deadly drive-by.

  Robbery suspect testifies in 5 Corner Lotto murder trial in Columbus

The witness gave a step-by-step testimony of what he says happened on that fatal November night outside of the 5 Corner Lotto store.