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Month: November 2019

Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after Bibb County jurors found him guilty of robbing the Just One More Smoke Shop on Riverside Drive in 2018. A trial began Tuesday for Benjamin Lanier Statham Jr., 35, in Bibb County Superior Court. Jurors deliberated for about an hour and a…
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Macon – Two Macon gang members were sentenced to prison this week for their part in a 2018 armed robbery. Twayne Jafar Rainey Jr., 20, pleaded guilty Monday to armed robbery, possession of a prohibited item by an inmate and violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. A Bibb County Superior Court judge sentenced…
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Macon – A man who impersonated a GBI agent to mislead a woman in 2017 was sentenced to prison Monday. Andrew Lee Wright, 46, pleaded guilty to impersonating an officer and pandering. A judge sentenced Wright to serve five years in prison, the maximum penalty for impersonating an officer. He will simultaneously serve a 12-month…
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