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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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Macon – A Macon woman who fired shots from her vehicle, causing a 2018 fatal traffic crash, was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Jury selection had been set to begin Tuesday morning in the trial for Kristy Nicoishen Buckner, 25. Buckner instead pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in the first degree and aggravated assault.…
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Fort Valley – A 52-year-old man was sentenced to prison Wednesday in the August 2018 molestation of a 13-year-old girl at a Fort Valley home. Larry Tennyson Sr., of Fort Valley, pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation and another related charge during a hearing in Peach County Superior Court. A judge sentenced him…
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Macon – A new Girls Coordinating Council has been formed to better address the needs of girls in the Macon community, District Attorney David Cooke and others announced on Thursday. “Juvenile crime has been a topic of great community concern for quite some time,” Cooke said. “Despite using every prosecutorial resource available from pre-trial diversion…
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