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UPDATE: Houston County burglary suspects identified

UPDATE: Houston County burglary suspects identified

The Houston County Sheriff's Office identified the two people they believe are responsible for a string of burglaries.

Investigators arrested Jabrea Deanna Vason, 21, of Montezuma Thursday after a traffic stop on Macedonia Church Road in Pulaski County.

Eddie McTrail Allen, 32, of Americus, ran from the car on foot prompting a massive manhunt in the area of Macedonia Road and Hwy 26.

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

Perry man wanted in Tuesday shooting in Houston County

Perry man wanted in Tuesday shooting in Houston County


Houston County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a Perry man accused of shooting a woman Tuesday night.

Desmond Demund Ross, 22, is accused of shooting Crystal Samantha Grier, 26, of Elko in a front yard at 3360 Hwy 41 south in Elko, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Witnesses told deputies Ross shot her following an argument. He was last seen driving off in a green, 1994 Toyota Camry with Georgia tag PRA2688.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Lt. Dave Carrick at (478) 542-2080.


FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

WR Police Blog: Commendation to the Police Force

WR Police Blog: Commendation to the Police Force

We love hearing about our officers and the great job they are doing to serve our community.  Here is another commendation that warmed our hearts:

"Good afternoon!

I live on Carolina Avenue in Warner Robins and have noticed increased patrols in our area.

I wanted to thank you as I believe more police cars seen will decrease the possibility of crime in my neighborhood.

Also, a couple months ago a suspected burglar was apprehended on Virginia.  I do not know the names of the officers, but they did an awesome job and were very diligent to find the suspect.  I saw several police vehicles searching the area for quite some time.