Our network

Crime

Arrest Warrant: Macon Murder Victim Was Pregnant

Murder victim Chassity Lester was pregnant with another man's child when Brandon Davis killed her this week, an arrest warrant says.

The warrant, signed by a magistrate judge Wednesday, says Davis was "extremely jealous" of Lester, who was reportedly cheating on him.

The pair have a 3-year-boy together.

The warrant also details why investigators focused on Davis:

He was the last person seen with Lester.

Her body was found around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

But Davis reportedly told several people before that time that Lester was found dead, stabbed and raped.

At that time, the warrant says, nobody but the killer or an accomplice would have known about the death.

Those people said Davis claimed that he'd been notified by the victim's family.

But they were not notified until after 4 p.m. Tuesday, the warrant says.

Davis also made calls from Lester's cell phone after her body was found, the warrant says.

Houston Homicide Suspect Charged with Felony Murder

Brandon Sharod Davis has been charged with felony murder in the death of 26-year-old Chassity LaShundra Lester.

Davis turned himself in to the Houston County Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning.  The charge came several hours later from the Macon Police Department, because investigators believe the crime may have happened in Macon.

Lester's sister said the two have a child together.

Davis' body was examined and the GBI Crime Lab discovered that the victim died of "multiple sharp and blunt force trauma," according to a Houston County Sheriff's Office news release.

Police believe Lester was killed at a house on the 3000 block of Flamingo Drive in South Macon and later dumped in a wooded area off of Fairgrounds Road in North Houston County.

A Macon woman says she notified police after she returned home this weekend and found blood all over the back porch.

Woman's Body Found in North Houston County

Police found the body of a 26-year-old woman in a wooded area of Fairground Boulevard in North Houston County Tuesday afternoon, says Captain Jon Holland in a news release.

The body had "visible injuries" that investigators believe took place at another location before the body was moved.

The woman was last seen Monday around two o'clock in the afternoon driving a 2006 Ford Fusion, dark brown in color with a Georgia tag number HU58HJ.

Police need the public's help locating this vehicle. If anyone knows of its whereabouts, officials ask you call Sgt. Joe Middlebrooks or Lt. Dave Carrick at the Houston County Sheriff's Office, or Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Police are not releasing the identity of the woman until her family is notified, and the medical examination is complete.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Macon Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are assisting the Houston County Sheriff's Office in the case.

Holt's Lawyer Asks Judge to Move Trial

The lawyer for a former probation officer accused of killing his girlfriend wants his case tried outside Houston County.

Russell Holt's attorney made the request this morning in a motion hearing in Houston County superior court.

Holt is accused of shooting 27-year-old Jessica Wolfe to death last year.

Today, defense lawyer Franklin Hogue and prosecutors are discussing issues in the case. They include Hogue's argument that Holt can't get a fair trial in Central Georgia due to publicity in the case.

So far, Judge Tillman Self has not ruled on that motion.

Hogue also asked the judge to throw out all of Holt's statements to law enforcement about the case. He said police violated Holt's Fifth Amendment rights because he repeatedly asked to have a lawyer present.

Jennifer Moulliet is in the courtroom and will have more on the case on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m.

WRPD Received 6,155 Calls in March

WRPD Received 6,155 Calls in March

March 2013 was filled with many different events for our agency.  Here is a small list of the types and number of calls we responded to last month.

911 Silent/Misdial - 304

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.