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Month: August 2019

Macon – A 50-year-old Macon man was sentenced to prison this week after he pleaded guilty to using someone else’s identity to buy a car and a lawnmower, rent a trailer and open accounts at Verizon and Best Buy. Larry Vernon Bates Jr. pleaded guilty to eight counts of identity fraud, four counts of forgery…
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Macon – A judge sentenced a Macon man to a life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday, a day after Bibb County jurors found him guilty of murder in the 2018 shooting death of Jim Julian Baldwin II. A trial for Tirell Darnell Mitchell, 27, began Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court. Jurors…
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Macon – Bibb County jurors found a 27-year-old Macon man guilty of malice murder and felony murder Thursday in the 2018, shooting death of Jim Julian Baldwin II. Tirell Darnell Mitchell additionally was found guilty of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Mitchell’s sentencing hearing is scheduled to…
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Macon – A 43-year-old Macon man was sentenced to prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to molesting a young girl. Larry Lowe Jr., pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child molestation during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. A judge sentenced him to 40 years. The first 25 years must be served in prison.…
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Macon – A Macon teenager was sentenced to life in prison Friday after he was found guilty of murder in his sister’s 2018 strangulation death Kevon Watkins, 18, waived his right to a jury trial and chose to have a Bibb County judge hear testimony and review evidence in the case instead. Prosecutor Jason Martin…
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Macon – A Macon man who robbed another man at gunpoint in 2018 pleaded guilty to armed robbery Thursday just as jurors were beginning to file into the courtroom. Riksh Montrice Smith, 18, was sentenced to 12 years. He must serve the first 10 years in prison without the possibility of parole. If the case…
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