Crime

  Suspect saved from fiery crash following car pursuit in Lee County

A man who attempted to escape law enforcement got a second chance at life after a fiery crash in Lee County.

Body identified as missing Tuskegee man; homicide investigation underway

  Auburn man arrested, charged with rape and sodomy

  Auburn police arrest attempted kidnapping suspect

  Data identifies four zip codes in Columbus as the city’s most dangerous

  Second teen arrested in deadly shooting on South Andrews Circle in Columbus

Alabama Shakes drummer out of jail, released on bond

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Opelika man charged with 24 counts of child porn

LaGrange man wanted after reportedly shooting into house overnight

  Thieves roll off the King Ford auto lot in Valley with seven new vehicles

  Muscogee County Jail inmates expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19

  Violent crimes cost city of Columbus millions each year

Teenager arrested in Columbus murder on South Andrews Circle

  Columbus police respond to shooting at Plaza Motel on Victory Dr.

The shooting happened late Friday night.

Suspect wanted in LaGrange for aggravated assault in shooting near Swift St.

The victim said he was shot by an unknown suspect while running away near Swift Street and Polk Street.

  Angry customer opens fire at Memphis Burger King

Police say a customer at an east Memphis Burger King opened fire after getting angry over the drive-thru wait time.

Two suspects arrested in Auburn for identity theft

Kendrick Greene, 23, and 21-year-old DeVrens Valcin, both from Auburn, are charged with identity theft.

Russell Co. man arrested after allegedly hiding meth in glass cleaner can

  Phenix City stabbing victim identified as 56-year-old man

  LaGrange man charged with drug trafficking after search recovers cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy

  Family continues to seek justice in 2016 Columbus murder

Auburn man charged with drug trafficking after search recovers narcotics and marijuana

FBI arrests Alabama garage owner in Capitol insurrection

Opelika Police Department releases surveillance photos of card fraud suspects

Opelika police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two card fraud suspects.

  Cure Violence Columbus talks current efforts in ending local violence

The solution to the growing violence remains a mystery in Columbus.

Russell County man arrested on child sex abuse charges

A Russell County man is behind bars on child sex abuse charges.

  Homicide investigation underway after man killed in overnight shooting on N. Lumpkin Rd. in Columbus

A homicide investigation is underway in Columbus after a man was shot and killed overnight.

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 Opelika murder

The man responsible for a 2017 murder in Opelika has been sentenced to life in prison.

  COURT: Motel 6 double homicide suspect claims self-defense, says brothers tried to rob him

New details are emerging as the first court hearing for a man accused of killing two brothers at a Columbus motel took place.

Auburn police arrest suspect for criminal surveillance after victim reports camera found in residence

19-year-old Tate Nuebecker was arrested March 24 and is charged with felony aggravated criminal surveillance.

  Three men dead in Columbus after two separate shootings

Two separate shootings claimed the lives of three Columbus men.

Two suspects facing drug charges after search warrant executed on Lee Rd. 240 in Salem

The search warrant was issued in conjunction with an investigation involving the distribution of illegal narcotics.

Columbus man pleads guilty to 2019 bank robbery

A Columbus man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a March 2019 bank robbery at Wells Fargo on Whittlesey Blvd.

  LaGrange murder suspect located, arrested in north Georgia

A LaGrange murder suspect is behind bars after being found and arrested in Winder, Georgia.

One dead after overnight shooting in Columbus

A shooting overnight in Columbus has claimed the life of one man.

  UPDATE: Suspect charged with double murder of brothers at Columbus Motel 6

Two men were found dead at Motel 6 on Veterans Parkway Wednesday evening.

  Suspect wanted for making verbal threat with gun at Peachtree Mall in Columbus

The incident happened Monday, March 22 at Peachtree Mall.

Auburn man arrested on felony burglary, theft of property charges

An Auburn man is behind bars after being arrested on felony warrants charging him with burglary and theft of property.

  Fortson, Ga. man pleads guilty in international child exploitation case

A Fortson, Ga. man will spend at least the next decade in federal prison after pleading guilty in an international child exploitation case.

Opelika police searching for card theft suspects seen on camera

The Opelika Police Department is releasing surveillance photos of two card theft suspects.

  Police presence near 25th St. and 17th Ave. in Columbus

A section of 25th Street is blocked off by police.

Traffic stops in Columbus end with arrests, seized drugs and weapons, missing person located

Multiple traffic stops in Columbus Monday night resulted in arrests, a missing person being located, and the seizure of firearms and drugs.

  LaGrange police chase Columbus man through the woods, arrest him on assault warrant

A Columbus man is behind bars in Troup County after trying to escape from police by running through the woods.

  Families still searching for answers three years after the disappearances of two Columbus women

Erin Collier and Ebony Giddens disappeared just eight days apart from each other in 2018.

12-year-old stabbed in head on Turner St., LaGrange police investigate

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault after a 12-year-old was stabbed in the head.

  Eufaula man arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

A Eufaula man is behind bars after being arrested Friday and charged with possession several videos depicting child pornography.

  Columbus Police Department asking community to help solve Iris Harless case

New details on an 18-year-old cold case that Columbus police are still trying to solve, and you can help.

Montgomery woman arrested in Auburn for driving stolen vehicle

Jessica Cobb, 38, from Montgomery is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

69-year-old suspect wanted in LaGrange for shooting man after physical altercation

A suspect is wanted in LaGrange for shooting a man Thursday evening following an altercation earlier in the day.

  Suspect charged with murder of Destinee Virgin in Columbus gets trial date

Two and a half years have passed since the death of 18-year old Destinee Virgin.

  Teen arrested for statutory rape, woman charged with contributing to delinquency

A woman and a teen from Columbus are behind bars after being arrested by the CPD Special Victims Unit Wednesday.

  UPDATE: Columbus police investigate shooting at apartment complex on N. Lumpkin Rd.

Several police units are at Liberty Commons Apartments in the 3300 block of North Lumpkin Road.

  Family of Avalon Rd. homicide victim in Columbus says shooting by brother was a mistake

17-year-old is dead and his older brother is behind bars. Their family is left to mourn them both after an early Wednesday morning shooting in Columbus.

UPDATE: Additional charges, arrests made in Americus January homicide

Two people were arrested Friday in connection to a January Americus homicide, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

UPDATE: Family says teen mistakenly slain by brother in overnight shooting on Avalon Rd. in Columbus

An overnight shooting on Avalon Dr. in Columbus has left one person dead.

  Crime could have economic impact on the City of Columbus

According to the president and CEO of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the stigma of violence in Columbus is bad for business, and if things don’t turn around, the city could begin to see businesses set up shop somewhere else.

  Trial begins for 2018 W. Magnolia St. murder case in Auburn

Officials say Jarvis Nichols, who was 17 years old at the time of the shooting, is accused of murdering 20-year-old Evan Wilson.

Woman allegedly tried setting LaGrange grocery store on fire after being kicked out

A LaGrange woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to set a grocery store on fire after she was kicked out for attempting to steal.

Suspects used stolen credit cards to buy lots of tools in Columbus

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of suspects they saw bought a large amount of tools with stolen credit cards.

Lanett woman arrested for faking Walmart bomb threat because she was “mad at her boyfriend”

39-year-old Cynthia Adamson of Lanett is charged with false reporting of an incident.

  Columbus police continue the hunt for woman’s killer nearly 18 years later

In March 2003, a Columbus woman was found dead in her home, her killer still inside. Nearly 18 years later, police are still searching for the man who killed Iris Harless.

  Suspect wanted in LaGrange for robbery on E. Bacon St.

The incident happened Monday in the 400 block of East Bacon Street.

  Cure Violence Columbus information session held to address concerns of implementing the program

The City of Columbus is already committed to spending $25,000 for an assessment and setting aside another half million to put the Cure Violence Columbus program into action.

Russell County man arrested on several drug, gun charges

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on a laundry list of drug and gun charges.

  Pair of convicted Columbus murderers to remain in prison, Ga. Supreme Court rules

A pair of men convicted of a 2013 drive-by shooting that claimed one man’s life will remain in prison, according to a new ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

  COURT: Drug deal leads to deadly shooting on 16th St. in Columbus

20-year-old Jaquarius Cole is charged with the Jan. murder of Byron Petty.

  Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office buys 300 copies of novel on the life of former inmate

Norman Quarles is someone, who’s paid his debt to society and now wants to make sure today’s generation doesn’t have to go down the same destructive path he was once on.

Suspect charged after 3 injured in Tallassee shooting Thursday

A man has been charged after three people were injured in a shooting in Tallassee Thursday night.

Alabama prosecutor indicted on perjury charge in ethics case

A county prosecutor facing charges of using his office for personal gain has been indicted on an additional charge of lying to the Alabama Ethics Commission.

  Lanett city official arrested on ethics violation

Another Lanett city official finds himself charged with an ethics violation.

  Wanted person leads Columbus police on chase, ends in crash

Columbus police were led on a chase this morning after attempting to stop a wanted person.

  Second suspect charged with murder in 2008 Columbus cold case makes court appearance

Emanuel Holloway is charged with the 2008 murder of Paul Hill.

Auburn police arrest suspect for vehicle break-in and theft

Bruce Thornton, 34, is charged with unlawful breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and fourth-degree theft of property.

  Cure Violence Columbus crime prevention initiative moving forward in the city

‘Cure Violence Columbus’ will conduct a two-month assessment of crime in the city. The assessment will consist of community outreach, training and getting to know the community and culture of Columbus by the Cure Violence Global team.

Columbus man injured in shooting that killed another man charged with murder

A Columbus man injured during a January shooting that claimed the life of another is now behind bars and charged with murder.

  Second suspect charged in Aug. 2020 murder of Columbus man

Columbus police have made a second arrest in the August 2020 murder of a Columbus man.

Former Barbour County sheriff indicted months after arrest

Former Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw has been indicted months after being arrested, according to the Alabama attorney general's office.

One injured in shooting near motel on Victory Dr. in Columbus

One person is recovering from injuries after being shot on Victory Dr. in Columbus Wednesday afternoon.

  FBI offering reward for armed suspects who robbed Talbot Co. convenience store twice

The FBI is searching for two suspects who committed armed robbery twice at the same convenience store in Talbot County.

  Talbot County commissioner indicted for possession of methamphetamine

Commissioner Robert Lanier was indicted Monday on methamphetamine possession.

  COURT: Suspect threatens to kill child before murdering Columbus mother in domestic dispute

According to court testimony, one of Tanuska Jackson’s children tried to intervene when investigators say Dexter Potts pointed a gun to the child’s head.