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Macon – The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office has filed complaints against three Macon motels asking that a judge declare each property a public nuisance and take action, District Attorney David Cooke announced Tuesday. The complaints stem from the multi-agency Operation Extended Stay investigation and other associated investigations. Complaints to abate public nuisance were…
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Macon – An expert from the National Training Institute on Race & Equality will provide Implicit Bias training to the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office’s staff this fall, District Attorney David Cooke announced Wednesday. Implicit Bias is an unconscious bias held toward a specific group of people. By attending this mandatory training, staff members…
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Macon – Jurors deliberated for a little more than an hour on Friday before finding a Jones County man guilty of fatally shooting 33-year-old Javaris Antoine Brown near the intersection of Carling and Napier avenues on Super Bowl Sunday 2018. Keith Beddingfield Jr., 27, of Gray, was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder and…
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Macon – A man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to robbing two Macon businesses at gunpoint. Dion Khalil Vanzie, 22, of Macon, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to serve 20 years for each robbery. The first 15 years on each must be served in prison…
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Macon – A 40-year-old Macon man was sentenced to prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl. A trial had been set to begin Tuesday for Jermaine Antonio Howard. Howard instead pleaded guilty to statutory rape, five counts of child molestation and one count of terroristic threats as part of…
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Macon – A 40-year-old Macon man was sentenced to prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to molesting a then-15-year-old girl in 2018. Andres Marcos pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and one count of another sex-related crime pursuant to a plea agreement. A Bibb County Superior Court judge sentenced him to serve 40…
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