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Knoxville – A Lizella man was sentenced to prison Friday in the 2017 fatal shooting of a man in Crawford County. Thomas Gary Palmer, 61, pleaded guilty to malice murder during a hearing in Crawford County Superior Court. As part of a plea agreement, Palmer was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of…
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Macon – After reviewing initial results of the GBI’s investigation into a May 19 use of force case involving Bibb County deputies and the death of 30-year-old Keith Young, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Monday that the deputies’ actions were justified. Numerous interviews conducted during the investigation revealed Mr. Young had threatened…
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  Macon – The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office has filed a complaint against a Macon motel asking that a judge declare the property a public nuisance and take action, District Attorney David Cooke announced Friday. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing effort to curtail the “public nuisances” of alleged theft, robbery, drug…
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Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke held a news conference Monday to publicly address concerns raised by the Macon-Bibb NAACP. You can read a copy of District Attorney’s statement in its entirety below: “I’ve called this news conference today to publicly address concerns raised by the Macon-Bibb NAACP. My office has previously…
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Macon – A bullet hole was discovered in the hood of a vehicle belonging to Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was parked outside Cooke’s residence. No one was injured. Bibb County deputies responded immediately and are conducting an investigation. Due to the pending nature of the investigation, the…
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Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced the launch of a new online application portal for record restriction applications on Wednesday. Georgia law provides for the restriction of certain criminal history records for non-criminal justice purposes, such as employment, when approved by a prosecuting attorney. The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office…
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