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Month: September 2018

Macon – A 34-year-old Macon man was sentenced to prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old girl. Taurean Dennardo Pitts pleaded guilty to child molestation and statutory rape during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. A judge sentenced him to serve 30 years, 20 of them in prison.…
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Macon – Three years ago, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jimmy Culver Jr. put his name on the waiting list to attend the National Forensic Academy. The highly sought-after training for crime scene technicians takes place at the University of Tennessee, home of The Body Farm. After hearing that Culver was at risk of losing…
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Macon – On Monday, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis announced the arrest of 32 individuals as part of a joint investigation into gang activity in Macon-Bibb County and the use of contraband cell phones in the jail. This spring, the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office authorized and paid for wiretaps to listen in on…
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Fort Valley – The Byron man who fatally shot two Peach County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Nov. 6, 2016, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and additional charges. Ralph Stanley Elrod Jr., 59, was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life without the possibility of parole plus an additional 100 years in prison. He pleaded guilty…
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Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke gave the following statement at a news conference Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018: On the night of Sunday, November 6, 2016, I was at home with my family when I received one of the worst phone calls of my career. It was one of the worst phone calls of…
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Macon – A 20-year-old Macon man pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to his part in a series of 2017 armed robberies at local restaurants, motels and retail stores. Deiondre Khalill Howard pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. He was sentenced…
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