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'Armed and dangerous' suspect in Valdosta murder case on the run, police say

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Officers are on the lookout for an "armed and dangerous" suspect on the run after a murder in Valdosta, Georgia. Investigators are searching for 32-year-old Xavier Cornelius White for the murder of Napoleon Ponder. According to police, officers began their investigation on Wednesday afternoon after Ponder's family...
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ATCO officers make fourth arrest in armed robberies investigation

Officers with the Atkinson County Sheriff's Office made a fourth arrest, 17-year-old Isaiah Wright of Douglas, in the slew of armed robberies in Pearson and Willacoochee that occurred over the last month. Officials are also still searching for one suspect who is accused to have taken part in the burglaries.
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Valdosta police seek murder suspect

VALDOSTA – Valdosta police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Xavier White, but warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous. Wanted Suspect: Xavier Cornelius White, African American male, 32 years of age, Valdosta resident. Victim: Napoleon Ponder, African American male, 51 years of age,...

SGMC introduces first class of resident physicians

VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center, in partnership with Mercer University School of Medicine, welcomes its inaugural class of internal medicine residents. During the next three years, the resident physicians will complete their training under the guidance of Dr. Gregory Beale, internal medicine program director, and a host of other skilled physicians and staff, hospital officials confirmed. They will see patients both in the hospital setting and in the clinic setting at SGMC Adult Primary Care in Valdosta.

South Georgia couple sentenced to combined 90 years for producing child porn

VALDOSTA, Ga. — A South Georgia couple was sentenced to a combined 90 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jayson E. Wright, 36, of Valdosta, was sentenced to 60 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release and $625,000 in restitution, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. In October 2021, he previously pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child porn, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia.

Valdosta Police Department makes arrests in shooting

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Valdosta Police Department announced Wednesday two arrests in connection with a shooting that occurred Monday. Demetrius G. Bellamy, age 30 of Ray City and Aquavious L. Morgan, age 29 of Valdosta, were arrested. Bellamy was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm...

VPD on the hunt for wanted homicide suspect

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is on the hunt for a wanted homicide suspect, according to a release from the agency. VPD said on Wednesday around 3:42 p.m., law enforcement began investigating a report of a missing person. Family members of Napoleon Ponder, 51, reported that they had not seen or heard from him for approximately a day.

Valdosta block party provides school supplies to families

VALDOSTA – A Back to School Community Block Party hosted by the City of Valdosta will give families the opportunity to pick up school supplies. The City of Valdosta is hosting a Back to School Community Block Party on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Drexel Park located at 1401 North Patterson Street. Families are invited to come and pick up backpacks filled with school supplies.

Two arrested in Valdosta after shooting

VALDOSTA – In addition to arresting the shooter, Valdosta police arrested a gunshot victim for drug possession following his hospital release. Offender: Demetrius Gervone Bellamy, African American male 30 years of age, Ray City resident. Offender: Aquavious Laronn Morgan, African American male, 29 years of age, Valdosta resident. Victim:...

Georgia man charged with raping woman in Virginia hotel

MANASSAS, Va. - A man from Georgia is accused of raping a woman inside a hotel room in Northern Virginia, according to police. Prince William County Police say around 1 a.m. Wednesday officers responded to the Red Roof Inn at 10610 Automotive Drive in Manassas to investigate a sexual assault.