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Month: June 2018

Macon – A Macon man convicted earlier this month of influencing witnesses, aggravated assault and other charges was sentenced to prison Wednesday afternoon. A judge sentenced 59-year-old Roland Linnette Ray to serve 35 years in prison. As a recidivist, he must serve his entire prison term without the possibility of parole. Jurors found Ray guilty…
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Macon – Bibb County jurors deliberated for about an hour before finding a 23-year-old Macon man guilty of murder in the 2016 fatal shooting of his childhood friend, 23-year-old Javontae Passard. Hymetheus Malik Johnson also was convicted of theft following a three-day trial in Bibb County Superior Court. A judge sentenced him to life in…
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Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Friday that his office has cleared Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputies Christopher Williams and Christopher Scudari of any wrongdoing in the June 2 use of force incident involving Shamir De’Angelo Terry. Both deputies fired their service weapons toward Mr. Terry following an armed robbery at…
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Macon – An employee at the X-Mart in east Macon pleaded guilty Thursday to her part in a 2017 heist at the store. Whitney Taylor Frost, 24, pleaded guilty to armed robbery during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court and was sentenced to 15 years, six of them in prison. Her husband, 31-year-old Russell…
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Macon – A man who robbed a shopper in the parking lot of Macon’s Home Depot in November was sentenced to 15 years, 10 of them in prison Wednesday afternoon. Quantarius Antwon Ross, 19, pleaded guilty to armed robbery during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. Ross, who was 18 at the time of…
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Macon – A man who repeatedly stabbed a woman in the face outside a home on Macon’s Houston Avenue in 2017 pleaded guilty to aggravated assault – family violence and kidnapping on Tuesday. Jury selection had been set to begin Tuesday afternoon for Emanuel Dewayne Williams Sr., 39. As a result of his plea, Williams…
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