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Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

Mother of molested teen reacts to sentence

Mother of molested teen reacts to sentence

A former Crawford County Middle School worker received 40 years probation for fondling several young boys at a sleepover.

 

 

Wednesday, Carlteze Saffold pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual battery on a child under 16 and four counts of attempted child molestation.

 

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Crawford County man shot in the neck in Macon

Crawford County man shot in the neck in Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says a man was shot in the neck Wednesday night.

It happened at 11:22 on Brookdale Avenue. Deputies say John Howard Jordan from Crawford County was shot once in the back of his neck. The 42-year-old was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and listed as stable on Thursday morning. No one else was injured in the shooting, and deputies say they're interviewing witnesses to find a suspect and figure out exactly what happened.

If you have any information, you can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Bryron police arrested a father and son accusing them of scamming drivers and the elderly with a car repair scam.

Police said Timothy Crow and his son, Robert Crow, would spray brake fluid behind people's back tires and then tell the drivers they have a brake-line leak and that the car is dangerous to drive.

The men, according to police, would charge the travelers $50 to $100 to fix the line until the drivers can get to a repair shop.

Detective Melanie Bickford said the two men have scammed as many 15 drivers since Thanksgiving. The incidents happened on spots just off Interstate 75, in Bibb, Houston and Peach counties.

Timothy Crow is being held at the Bibb County jail and Robert Crow is in custody at the Peach County jail. The men are facing charges in multiple counties, according to a Byron police news release.

Police are asking people who may have been scammed by the pair to call (478) 956-2493.


Scamming targeting Byron drivers

Scamming targeting Byron drivers

Byron police say they're looking for two men they say are targeting travelers and the elderly with a car-repair scam.

A police news release says the men spray brake fluid behind people's back tires. They tell the drivers they have a brake-line leak and that the car is dangerous to drive.

They also tell the drivers that they are mechanics at Jeff Smith Ford and Chevrolet in Byron, and one presents a fake ID.