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Man charged with stealing donation jar, identity theft


Warner Robins police thought they had their man after a donation jar for a sick boy was stolen from a Russell Parkway bar.

Police originally issued an arrest warrant for Daryl Thomas, 24, of Florida in the January theft which was caught on surveillance video.

Turns out, according to police, Desean Hendrix, 29, stole Thomas' identity.

So Hendrix, who has been arrested, is now charged with felony identity theft and giving a false date of birth to officers, along with theft by taking.


Warner Robins man found dead in Florida motel pool


A Warner Robins man was found dead in a Panama City Beach, Florida pool Monday night.

According to Panama City Beach Police, 20-year-old Dante Jermaine Bryant drank several alcoholic beverages Monday afternoon and left his motel room at the Palm Grove Motel.

Bryant's friends called police when he didn't return.

After looking for Bryant on the beach, his friends returned to the motel around 9:45 p.m., to find Bryant dead in the motel's swimming pool.

They called 911, but paramedics couldn't revive him.

Police say foul play isn't suspected in Bryant's death.


Police investigating church burglary in Warner Robins


Televisions and computer screens were snatched from a place of worship late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Police are investigating a burglary at Green Acres Baptist Church on Elberta Road in Warner Robins.

Pastor Johnny Ellison says the thief broke a window at the back to get in.

Ellison says about $50 was stolen, and several pieces of electronics are missing.

"Honestly, a lot of things that were pretty valuable that could have been stolen, but weren't," said Ellison.

He believes they were looking for money, but says they don't keep large sums on the campus.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call them at 478-302-5380.


Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20


Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the McConnell-Talbert Stadium parking lot.

The event encourages teenagers to join officers before the Warner Robins High School vs. Northside High School baseball game for free pizza. It's a chance to ask questions, express concerns and get to know officers in the neighborhood.

The event is sponsored by the Warner Robins Police Department and Flint Energies.


Group lobbies for domestic chickens


One group in Warner Robins is crowing for chickens. Not down on the farm, but in regular backyards inside city limits, maybe even in a neighborhood right near you.

They're called Warner Robins CLUCK, and according to the creator, Elijah Lewis, CLUCK stands for Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping."

He says he started it about a year ago, wanting fresh eggs and hoping to find others that want the same. But within city limits, owning poultry is illegal. Lewis plans on changing that.

"Right now we're just going through city council," said Lewis who's already garnered support from 150 cyber users. He's even recruited one, JaLynn Hudnall, to lobby with him at city hall.

A 2-car crash is backing up traffic on Russel Parkway in Warner Robins.


A 2-car crash is backing up traffic on Russel Parkway in Warner Robins, near the Tharpe Road intersection.

According to Houston County deputies at the scene, 2 people are being taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health with injuries.

Warner Robins Police urges drivers to avoid that area this morning, if possible.

Warner Robins council's choice for memorial location angers Vietnam vets


Angry and frustrated, four Vietnam veterans stormed out of a Warner Robins Council meeting Monday night. They were protesting changes to the process of picking a site for the planned visitors center and veterans memorial.

Warner Robins mayor and council voted unanimously on a resolution that would remove language requiring the city's Welcome Center be located near the I-75/Russell Parkway interchange. That vote sent four veterans storming out.

"This has been going on for seven years and we've said that's it. We think this has been drawn to an end and they keep moving around" said veteran Richard McKee.

But some leaders say all the wording does is create more flexibility for land purchases.