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Month: September 2018

Macon – On Wednesday, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced his office’s filling of a civil racketeering lawsuit against Pike County-based Cox Land and Timber Inc. and six co-conspirators. The case involves allegations of illegal conduct in at least 16 counties — Bibb, Baldwin, Dodge, Fayette, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe,…
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Macon – A Warner Robins man struck by a van in 2017 after he robbed a man at gunpoint was sentenced to prison Monday. Phillip Elbert Griffin, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to 20 years, with the first dozen in prison. He entered his plea in Bibb County Superior Court. If…
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Macon – A Macon man pleaded guilty Wednesday to child molestation stemming from an encounter with a 14-year-old boy when he offered the boy money for sex. Timothy Bernard Revis, 51, pleaded guilty during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. He was sentenced to serve 20 years, 10 of them in prison. Revis also…
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Macon – Jurors deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before finding two men guilty in the 2015 murder of 23-year-old Vernard Mays, a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office warrants clerk. Curtis Dewayne Jackson, 25, and Addonis Xavier Rhodes, 19, each were convicted of malice murder, two counts of felony murder and one count of violating Georgia’s…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to prison Monday in the Sept. 11, 2016, fatal shooting of 36-year-old Ralfeale Carnell Lowe. Qontavis Markis Bryant, 20, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. Pursuant to plea negotiations, Bryant was sentenced to serve 40 years, 28 of…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to his part in a 2016 drive-by shooting. Vashawn Demontez Berry, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He was sentenced to serve 20 years, with the first eight of…
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