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Man Sentenced to Life in Warner Robins Murder

A man will serve life in prison, without parole, after pleading guilty to a Warner Robins murder in 2008.

Judge Katherine Lumsden sentenced Joshua Rounsoville in Houston County Superior Court Friday in the fatal shooting of Mario Smith.

This came after Rounsoville pleaded guilty Friday morning to several charges, including malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors said Rounsoville and another man shot and killed Smith during a robbery.  Smith's body was found in his storage unit on Watson Boulevard.

Charges against the other man, Stewart Brannon, are still pending.

Chamber Welcomes the Law Offices of Cruse & Wilburn to the Family

Chamber Welcomes the Law Offices of Cruse & Wilburn to the Family

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting for The Law Offices of Cruse & Wilburn.

Warner Robins Man Arrested After Foot Chase

A Warner Robins man faces several charges after allegedly running away from an officer who stopped him and leading a brief foot chase.

 

Polices spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says an officer spotted Eric McCrary riding a bike near Duke Avenue and Booker Street and stopped him. She said the officer thought McCrary appeared suspicious.

 

She says McCrary gave the officer a false name and date of birth, then ran away.

 

Pugh says he was caught within a few minutes, but one of the officers chasing him slipped and hurt his knee. She had no further information on his injuries.

 

McCrary is now in the Houston County jail, charged with possessing burglars tools, obstructing an officer and other charges.

 

Thefts Increase, Violent Crime Stable in Warner Robins

The number of violent crimes in Warner Robins held steady from 2010 to 2011, while the number of thefts jumped 23 percent.

That's similar to the trend Macon police reported, when they released their annual crime statistics last month and consistent with national numbers reported from police departments to the FBI.

Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans explained how they use the numbers to better protect the community.

Evans says crime numbers don't share the whole story, but provide police and the community with a snapshot of what's happening around them.

Warner Robins La'Berry Shop Reports Card Fraud

The La'Berry Frozen Yogurt Café Co. says credit cards for some customers at its Warner Robins store have been compromised.

Company president Jack Largent told 13WMAZ 's Lorra Lynch Jones that he's heard of at least three breaches that led to unauthorized purchases after people used their credit cards at the Warner Robins store.

He says he doesn't know why or how it happened, but they are taking "extra" measures to prevent theft in the future.

He said the breach apparently did not affect their north Macon store.

Several people contacted 13WMAZ this week, by phone or e-mail or Facebook, to say they had credit-card problems after visiting the store at 209 Margie Drive.

20-Year-Old Charged in Elberta Road Stabbing

A 20-year-old Warner Robins man is in jail, accused of stabbing another man on Elberta Road earlier this month.

Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says Victor Dennard was arrested Friday.

She says Dennard allegedly stabbed 22-year-old Joe Johnson outside an apartment the afternoon of February 9th.

Dennard was charged with criminal attempt (murder), armed robbery and aggravated battery, according to Pugh.

She says he's being held in the Houston County jail without bond.

Two Arrested, Charged With Stabbing Lowes Worker

Two men face aggravated assault and felony shoplifting charges after allegedly stabbing a Lowes' security guard in the chest.

Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says 58-year-old Alfred Thomas and 62-year-old Robert Broady, both of Macon, were arrested Friday.

According to police, security guards saw the men shoplifting from the Lowes on Watson Boulevard on Feb. 7.

When officers tried to stop them, Pugh says, one of them stabbed an officer in the chest.

She says the officer's injuries were not life threatening.

Thomas and Broady are being held in the Houston County jail without bond. Both are charged with aggravated assault and felony shoplifting.

Pugh says more charges are pending.