Please see the following statement from District Attorney David Cooke:
The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office shares our community’s concerns about this year’s record number of homicides. These crimes are occurring at a time of unprecedented stress on all of us, but especially on our community’s most vulnerable members and those who can least afford the economic impacts brought on by the pandemic.
We urge those experiencing stress to seek out assistance from local service providers, especially those that provide help either free or at a reduced cost such as The Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia. The Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia provides sheltering assistance and help filing for temporary protective orders for victims of domestic violence.
In this time of pandemic crisis, please be patient with those you come into contact with. You never know the stresses a person may be experiencing that aren’t outwardly visible.
If an argument is unavoidable, settle it with words or by calling law enforcement — not with needless violence. Although we all have our own individual struggles, never forget that we are all in this together. And it will be as a community acting together that we will overcome both this violence and the pandemic.
For more news from the District Attorney’s Office, visit www.macondistrictattorney.org, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DADavidCooke, on Twitter at @DA_DavidCooke, and on Instagram at da_davidcooke.
Contact: Amy Leigh Womack