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Grandmother Faces Meth, Weapons Charges

A Warner Robins grandmother who made headlines when she shot and wounded a robber last year now faces weapon and drug charges.

Macon police say they arrested 58-year-old Luisa Campbell outside a Marion Avenue home Friday.

A news release says officers arrived at the home in response to a complaint of a terroristic threat. They say they found Campbell sitting in the passenger seat of a 2012 Toyota Tundra with a handgun in her lap, with two more handguns and a bag of methamphetamine also in the vehicle.

She is charged with methamphetamine possession, possessing a firearm during commission of a felony and terroristic threats, according to police.

She was released from the Bibb County jail Saturday on a $17,100 bond.

Two Arrested After Warner Robins Food Mart Burglary

A man and woman were arrested after Pop's Food Mart on North Davis Drive was robbed around 4:34 a.m. Friday, according to a release.

On the way to the scene, officers were told that a male was seen exiting the closed business and got in a vehicle with another person and left.

They were able to head off the suspects at an intersection.

After a brief struggle, officers arrested 35-year-old James Wesley Morgan and 32-year-old Lisa Marie Roberts.

Morgan is charged with burglary, fleeing or attempting to elude, open container violation in motor vehicle, remove/affixing license plate with intent to conceal, obstruction of an officer, reckless driving, and driving while license expired.

Roberts is charged with party to the crime of burglary.

If you have any additional information for police investigators in connection to this case, call 478-918-2980

22 Percent Of April 911 Calls Silent/Misdials

22 Percent Of April 911 Calls Silent/Misdials

Calls for service were up slightly from March 2013.  Here is a quick list of some of the calls we responded to in April:

911 Silent/Misdial - 297

No Bond for Macon Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend

Bibb County Magistrate Judge Cedric Leslie denied bond for accused killer Brandon Davis on Thursday.

Davis was arrested earlier this month and charged in the murder of his girlfriend, Chassity Lester.

According to the arrest warrant, Lester was pregnant and Davis was described as "extremely jealous."

The pair have a 3-year-old boy together.

During Thursday's hearing, prosecutors said a man who knew both Davis and Lester spoke about jealousy being the motive. 

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'48 Hours' Looks at Warner Robins Woman's Death

CBS' 48 Hours on Saturday night investigates the death of a former Warner Robins woman who was found face up in front of her home dead from a shot to the head.

The episode, "Power and Passion" reports on the death of Angel Downs, a real-estate agent, who died in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Mothers Day, 2010.

Her boyfriend, Steve Nodine, was later charged with killing her. Nodine was married and a county commissioner.

Nodine admitted to "48 HOURS" that the two had an affair for six years, but denies killing her: "There's a lot of theories out there, but I know when I have to meet the Lord God Almighty, I can stand up there and say I did not shoot, harm or hurt Angel Downs in any form or fashion."

Downs formerly lived in Warner Robins and graduated from Northside High School.

She died from a bullet from her own handgun.

Man Convicted in 2008 Warner Robins Murder

Stewart Brannon will serve life in prison, without parole, after being convicted today for his role in a Warner Robins murder in 2008.

Houston Superior Court Judge Katherine Lumsden sentenced Stewart Brannon in the fatal shooting of Mario Smith after a four- day jury trial that began on Monday.

Brannon was found guilty on one count malice murder, two counts felony murder, one count armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault.

Houston DA George Hartwig says Brannon was the getaway driver when co-defendant Joshua Rounsoville shot and killed Smith and then stole his customized car, a 1987 Monte Carlo.

The two men met with Smith under the pretext of test driving and potentially buying a car that the man had advertised in an auto trader magazine, Hartwig said.

Rounsoville shot Smith in the head at close range with a 9 mm pistol and left his body in the car storage unit on Watson Boulevard, according to the DA.

Judge Rejects Defense Motions in Holt Murder Case

A judge says the trial of murder suspect Russell Holt will take place in Houston County after all.

Judge Tilman Self on Friday ruled on two motions filed by Holt's lawyer and rejected both.

Holt is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, Jessica Wolf, to death last year.

Self also declined to throw out videotaped statements that Holt made to himself during an interrogation on March 18, 2012.

Holt's lawyer, Franklin Hogue, argued that Holt had asked 14 times to have a lawyer present, but investigators continued to question him anyway.

Generally, police must stop questioning a witness if they ask to have a lawyer present, and any statements they make after that may not be used during a trial.

According to Self's ruling, prosecutors have agreed not to use any statements that Holt made to investigators after he asked for a lawyer. But they can use statements that he "mumbled" to himself after police left the room.