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Month: October 2018

Fort Valley – A Fort Valley man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday in the Feb. 24, 2018, fatal shooting of another man at a Fort Valley apartment. Corey Darnell McKinney Jr., 21, was sentenced to serve 20 years, with the first 12 years in prison, during a hearing in Peach County Superior Court. After…
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Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Friday the results of a several months-long investigation into allegations of illegal conduct related to Fort Valley State University. Warrants were issued Tuesday for the following individuals as a result of a GBI investigation with assistance from the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and…
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Macon – The GBI charged a woman with kidnapping Thursday as part of an investigation into a 1991 missing person case. Melinda McSwain, 46, of Broxton, is charged with kidnapping in connection to the Sabrina Long missing person investigation. Long was last seen at her Macon home on Aug. 14, 1991. The case, although nearly…
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Macon – A repeat felon was sentenced to another 20 years behind bars late Tuesday after jurors found him guilty of shooting a woman in 2016. Jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding 48-year-old Julius Laverneius Muff guilty of aggravated assault. Due to his criminal history, Muff won’t be eligible for parole. Prosecutors…
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Macon – Additional charges have been filed against defendants in an alleged timber fraud racketeering case impacting victims across the state. Investigators with the Georgia Forestry Commission began serving additional arrest warrants today on defendants linked to Pike County-based Cox Land and Timber Inc. Last month, John Barnhart Cox, 49, of Williamson, was charged with…
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Macon – The father of a mentally disabled Macon man was sentenced to 20 years, six of them in prison, on Wednesday after a judge found him guilty of neglect. Casson Laquan Hall Sr., 42, was convicted of neglect to a disabled adult following a two-day bench trial in February and March. In a bench…
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