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Man Gets 34 Years in Jail for Rape

Man Gets 34 Years in Jail for Rape
A Warner Robins man received 34 years in prison after he was convicted for rape.

A Houston County jury found Alden Thomas, 56, guilty of rape, according to a release.

He knew the victim from church and was accused of luring the victim inside his rental property at 109 Linda Drive after they had recently done yard work in Warner Robins in September 2012.

He'll serve 34 years in the Department of Corrections and then spend the rest of his life "on probation with sex offender conditions," the release said.


Can You Help Us Identify This Female?

Can You Help Us Identify This Female?

Detectives are seeking help identifying this female involved in an incident last month.

Anyone with information is asked to contact:
Detective Mark Wrightmwright@wrga.gov at 478-302-5387

Information can also be submitted through TipSubmit by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and include keyword WRPD in the body of the text. More information about TipSubmit can be found at WRPolice.org.
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Bond Denied for Double-Shooting Suspect

A Houston County judge today denied bond for Joshua Cook, the man accused
of shooting both of his grandparents in Warner Robins last week.

Judge Edward Lukemire also ordered psychiatric evaluation for Cook.

Cook is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting his grandparents in the head.

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Man Accused of Shooting Grandparents has Previous Charges in Sumter Co.

The bond hearing for 25-year-old Joshua Allen Cook, the man accused of shooting both of his grandparents in Warner Robins this week, has been moved to next Thursday.

Cook is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon in that case.

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But it turns out this incident wasn't the first time Cook may have been involved in violent acts.

Chief Deputy Eric Bryant of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office says Cook also has two other pending aggravated assault cases stemming from an incident in Americus in September 2012.

Woman's Death in Warner Robins Ruled Homicide

Warner Robins police say a woman was found dead in a vacant home Thursday, and they're calling it homicide.

A news release says the woman's body was found around 9:50 p.m. Thursday at a home at 324 Curtis St.

Her name has not been released, pending nofication of her next of kin. No further details on the case have been released.

Anyone with information on the case can call Detective Shane Mann at (478) 302-­-5381.


Second Person Dead In Byron Motel Shooting

A second man has died after a shooting after a Thursday-morning Wednesday at the Econo Lodge, 12003 Watson Blvd. in Byron.

Warner Robins police said Kenneth Sharpe, 32, of Biloxi, Miss. was a suspect in the shooting death of Matthew Garner, 23, of Warner Robins.

Garner was found shot to death outside one of the rooms on the second floor, around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sharpe died several hours later, in Oxford, Ala., as a result of a gunshot wound.

Through witness accounts, police believe Sharpe and Garner got into an argument at the Byron motel that resulted in gun fire from both men.

Garner was shot in the chest and Sharpe fled to Alabama where he also died from a gunshot wound, police said.

Sharpe was with a woman named Emily Hooker. She has been charged in Alabama with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a gun without a permit, the news release stated.

Police Searching for Three Men in WR Homicide

Police are searching for three men in connection to a Warner Robins homicide.

According to an updated news release, police are looking for three men in their twenties, with heights ranging from 5'10 to 6'3. They were "possibly" driving a four-door silver vehicle.

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Willie Johnson, of 122 Demetree Drive, was shot in the leg and died after an apparent home invasion.

If you have any information regarding this case, you can call Detective Jeff Herb at 478-302-5382.