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Woman Charged in Peach Co. for Daughter's Methadone Death

A Kentucky woman faces two felony murder counts in Peach County for allegedly causing her 8-year-old daughter's death by methadone overdose.

Traci Asberry was arrested as a fugitive Monday in Lexington, Ky., according to the Lexington-Fayette County jail web site.

She faces charges in the December 2010 death of her daughter, Hannah Bayne, at a Peach County hotel.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese told 13WMAZ that investigators initially believed that the death was due to natural causes.

Toxicology tests showed that Hannah Bayne died from ingesting a lethal amount of methadone, according to an indictment last week from a Peach County grand jury.

Police: 'Office Creeper' Hits Ronald McDonald House

The man known around the state as the "Office Creeper" has now robbed someone at the Ronald McDonald House in Macon, according to a police news release.

An employee at the Ronald McDonald House told police that around 10 a.m. Friday morning, a man came in and asked to speak to someone there, but when the employee returned, the man was gone -- as was her wallet, cash and credit cards.

Jami Gaudet, Macon police spokeswoman, told 13WMAZ the reporting officer identified the suspect as the "Office Creeper," and described him as standing 5'11" and weighing about 280 lbs. 

He was wearing white shoes and a dark shirt under a light T-shirt or vest.

RELATED | 'Office Creeper' Hits Central Georgia Businesses

'Office Creeper' Hits Central Georgia Businesses

A man known as the "Office Creeper" is wanted by counties all over Georgia for thefts from businesses.

Authorities say he hit central Georgia businesses on Wednesday.

Perry Police Captain Heath Dykes with says the man is 54-year-old Antonio Hornsby.

As reported by our sister station WXIA, the man poses as a contracted maintenance man and then proceeds to steal wallets from workers while pretending to inspect air filters, etc.

Dykes says it appears Hornsby worked his way up Interstate 75 Wednesday, hitting businesses in Cordele, Perry, Byron and in Bibb County. 

Hornsby allegedly entered Landmark Realty and Source Care Management in Perry, stealing employees' wallets in both locations, and made an unsuccessful attempt to get into the Perry Ag Center.

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Ga. State Patrol Uses Choppers for Peach Co. Manhunt

A man wanted in Peach County for running from a police officer during a routine traffic stop set off a search on the ground and in the air Friday night.

Police told 13WMAZ they were searching the area surrounding Koinonia Farms, Houston Road, Boyscout Road, and Whispering Pines Trail.

The Georgia State Patrol helped from the air with helicopters.  

The suspect was described as wearing a black-and-white horizontally striped shirt and white pants. 

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is urged to contact the Byron Police Department at 478-956-2880.

Check back with 13WMAZ for updates on this story.

Fort Valley Shooting Suspect Arrested in Florida

A man who allegedly critically wounded a woman in a Saturday night shooting in Fort Valley is now in custody.

A news release from Police Chief Lawrence Spurgeon says  26-year-old Brandon Strickland of Newnan is now in custody in Gainesville, Fla. on drug-trafficking charges.

No further information on the arrest is available.

A news release from Spurgeon says the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at 413 Anderson Ave. He said officers found 27-year-old Dandra McKay had been shot.

She was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where, Anderson said, she is now in critical condition.

The release says Strickland was the suspected shooter.

Anyone with any information on the case can call Fort Valley Police Dept at (478) 825-3384.