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Month: March 2018

Macon – Bibb County jurors found a Macon man guilty of aggravated child molestation Thursday after a four-day trial in Bibb County Superior Court. Jason Muneer Tatum, 39, was sentenced to life in prison. He won’t be eligible for parole until he has served at least 30 years. Prosecutor Dorothy Hull presented evidence during the…
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Macon – A 27-year-old intellectually disabled woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the 2014 death of her infant daughter. Kawanna Janesa Oliver, 27, also pleaded guilty to cruelty to children in the first degree. Oliver was sentenced to 20 years on probation with a special condition that she is barred from living with…
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Macon – A 37-year-old Macon man was sentenced to five years, three of them in prison, on Wednesday after jurors found him guilty of criminal damage to property stemming from a Dec. 31, 2015 apartment fire. Joel Tremaine Williams testified he used lighter fluid to set fire to clothes in a hamper inside an upstairs…
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A former Reynolds city clerk pleaded guilty to fiduciary theft Tuesday and was ordered to pay $17,000 restitution. Tonya Dawn Kirksey, 47, also must serve eight years on probation and 30 days-worth of weekends in jail. She was sentenced as a first offender during a hearing in Taylor County Superior Court. The Macon Judicial Circuit…
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Crawford County grand jurors indicted a 17-year-old student Tuesday on allegations he threatened to shoot up and blow up Crawford County High School on Feb. 14. Jokester “J.C.” Ussery is charged with one count of terroristic threats, according to an indictment filed in Crawford County Superior Court. An indictment is a charging document issued by…
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Macon – A Macon woman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Monday morning in the January 2017, shooting of a teenage boy on Bloomfield Drive. A jury trial had been set to begin Monday for Elisabeth Faye Cannon, 48. Her sentencing is scheduled for April 4. She could face up to 20 years in prison. If…
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