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Month: November 2018

Macon – Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jimmy Culver Jr. graduated Friday from the National Forensic Academy. The highly sought-after 10-week training for crime scene technicians is held at the University of Tennessee, home of The Body Farm. Culver put his name on the waiting list for the class three years ago, but was at…
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Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Wednesday afternoon the filing of a civil forfeiture action against a group of defendants accused of racketeering, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failure to pay taxes. A law enforcement investigation spanning many months uncovered evidence of illegal gambling at convenience stores across the…
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Macon – A Macon man who kicked in his ex-girlfriend’s door in September 2017 and brandished an assault rifle pleaded guilty Friday to burglary and aggravated assault. Tommy Lewis Dumas Jr., 26, was sentenced to 12 years – with the first seven in prison – as part of a plea agreement. After his release, Dumas…
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Macon – District Attorney David Cooke is proud to announce that the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is set to receive $199,638 as a recipient of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) continuation grant. This grant, which includes $25,335 in matching funds from Macon-Bibb County, helps fund three victim advocate…
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Macon – Bibb County grand jurors indicted two men Tuesday in the Nov. 17, 2017, fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jonathan Risby on Fairview Avenue in east Macon. Anterrio Tremaine Stinson, 26, and Kelvin Dewayne Carswell, 38, each are charged with 12 counts of violation of the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, two counts…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after a jury found him guilty of a March 18. 2016, aggravated assault that led to the death of 24-year-old Tarus Fair. The trial for Quintavious Marquez Hutchings, 25, began Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court. Although grand jurors additionally indicted Hutchings on…
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