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Investigator for Warner Robins police arrested for DUI

An investigator for the Warner Robins Police Department was arrested Sunday at 1:43 a.m. in Savannah for driving under the influence.

According to a news release from the department, James Dubry was off-duty when he was arrested for DUI and failure to maintain a lane. He was charged and released on bond from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Dubry, the release states, has been employed with the department for five years. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Macon man sentenced in kidnapping case

UPDATE 11-11-15 12:32 p.m.:

William Carpenter was sentenced in Houston County Superior Court Monday to 28 years on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges. According to Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig, he is to serve the first 18 in prison and upon his release, he will be banned from Houston County, prohibited from possessing guns and is to have no contact with the victim or her family.


A Macon man was found guilty in court by a Houston County jury last week for attempted kidnapping.

According to Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig, William Lawrence Carpenter was arrested in March of 2012 after police said he tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint at Master Cleaners on Russell Parkway.

$16K worth of items stolen from Bonaire home, suspects arrested

Three arrests have been made and more could be coming after $16,000 worth of stolen items from a home in Bonaire were found by Houston County Sheriff's investigators.

According to a news release, the investigators responded to a break-in at a home in the 100 block of Cottonfield Court in the Southfield Subdivision Tuesday afternoon. The release states firearms, jewelry, electronics, a large gun safe and a truck was stolen from the home.

The release states arrest warrants were executed Friday morning for 19-year-old Geronimo Pinon, 19-year-old William Crosby, Jr., and 20-year-old Angelica Conley, all of Warner Robins.

They're all charged with burglary and identity fraud. All three suspects are being held in the Houston County jail without bond.

The arrests led to a search of Pinon's home in the 100 block of Dixie Trail where the items were found.

Bond hearing for Kaden Barefoot postponed

A Warner Robins teen accused of killing another teenage boy will not learn whether his bond will be set this week.

Strangers offer to help Waffle House worker

Every workday for Larry McKinley is a four-hour round trip. That's because the 56-year-old short-order cook walks nearly 6 miles to and from work. Well, that's about to change thanks to a little help from some helpful strangers who he now calls friends. Watch this "Straight from the Heart" story out of Warner Robins in the player above.

Warner Robins man files lawsuit after 1984 conviction

A Houston County man claims he was imprisoned for more than 20 years, beaten, and kept in solitary confinement--all for a crime he did not commit. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday.

Timothy Johnson and his legal team filed a lawsuit against multiple law enforcement officers, including Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton.

The 46-page lawsuit is against 17 different people from the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Warner Robins Police Department, Houston County Jail, and Georgia State Prison.

In 1984, when he was 22, Timothy Johnson was arrested and charged with the murder of Taressa Stanley, a store clerk in Warner Robins.

He pleaded guilty to the crime, but that was after, he says, he experienced cruel coercion tactics by Houston County deputies.

Five of six state Senate candidates field questions at a Saturday forum in Centerville.


Five of the six candidates for Georgia's District 20 state Senate seat met in Centerville City Hall Saturday to field questions on issues in the special election.

Questions were submitted by the audience and each question was directed to an individual candidate. The questions covered several issues that included special tax breaks, casino gambling and medical marijuana.

Asked about casino gambling in Georgia, Jon Martin said he doesn't support it and if elected, would fight the measure if it comes before the Senate. Martin resigned his seat on the Laurens County Commission to seek the Senate seat.