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Overturned vehicle on Lee Road 117, victim airlifted

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Around 2:45 p.m. CST, a single car accident occurred on Lee Road 117. According to Sheriff Jay Jones, the driver was the only occupant and suffered head trauma. At this time, the severity of injuries is unknown. Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene before...
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Man arrested in Lee County for Dougherty County vehicle theft

A man police say is responsible for vehicle thefts in Dougherty County has been arrested in Lee County. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Alexander Arevelo was arrested after trying to run from deputies. Arevelo had a warrant from Lee County for aggravated assault and two additional warrants for theft...
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Arrests made, suspects identified in Liberty Expressway auto theft ring

The Dougherty County Police Department Investigative Division held a press conference Friday to discuss recent theft cases and arrests. Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating suspects in reference to an ongoing investigation into motor vehicle thefts and entering automobiles in and around the Dougherty County, Worth County, Mitchell County, and Lee County area.
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Plantersville man charged with Saturday morning fatal shooting

Jul. 25—TUPELO — A Lee County man has been charged with murder in a Saturday morning shooting near the hospital that left one man dead. Ja'derius Marion, 19, of Plantersville, was taken into custody without incident late July 24. He was booked into the Lee County Jail around 10:30 p.m. and charged with second degree murder. Authorities say he will have his initial court appearance Monday where bond will be set.
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Traffic delay cleared following Lee Co. wreck with injuries

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Five people were injured in an accident involving a semi-truck and a mini-van on Highway 82 near Cookeville Road, according to Chief Deputy Lewis Harris with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The call came in around 1:24 p.m. Five people inside the mini-van were taken to...
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Leesburg man convicted in neighbor's killing

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) — A southwest Georgia man has been convicted of murder. However, a jury didn’t convict him of the most serious charge after the defendant testified he didn’t mean to kill his neighbor. Matthew Hunter was found guilty Friday of felony murder, but not malice murder, by a...
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Verdict reached in Lee Co. murder trial

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A verdict was reached in a Lee County murder trial Friday afternoon. Matthew Hunter, 23, was found guilty of felony murder as it relates to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery in connection to the death of Jeffrey Potter, 51. Hunter was found not guilty of malice...
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Lee Co. murder trial continues into second day

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A man who witnessed the events that would ultimately lead to the death of a Lee County man took the stand in a murder trial on Wednesday, stretching the trial into its second day. Matthew Hunter, 22, is charged in connection to the April 2020 death...
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Man arrested in Lee Co. on child sex crime charges

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A man has been arrested in Lee County on several sex charges, according to a press release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). The release states that Michael Shane Houston, 41, was arrested by the LCSO Special Victim’s Unit. Houston has been charged with child...
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Accused child rapist arrested

LEESBURG, GA – Lee County deputies say a suspected child rapist is being held without bond following his arrest. 41 year old Michael Shane Houston was arrested and charged by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit on the following criminal counts of child molestation, sexual battery against a child, rape and aggravated sodomy.
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Lee County man facing four charges including child molestation

A 41-year-old Lee County man has been arrested following an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Special Victim Unit. Investigators say that Michael Shane Houston has been charged with the following:. Child molestation. Sexual battery against a child. Rape. Aggravated sodomy. Houston is not eligible for bond due to...
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Murder trial for Lee Co. man underway

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A murder trial is underway in Lee County. Jeffrey Potter, 52, was hit with a blunt object in April 2020. He spent 28 days in the hospital on life support before he died. His neighbor, 22-year-old Matthew Hunter, was charged with murder in connection to his...
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Man dies in Lee County wreck

Lee County, Ga. (WALB) - The Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a fatal accident on Ledo Road on Saturday evening. They received the call at 6:34 p.m., authorities said. Coroner Hill Mackey confirms 22-year-old Ryan Bishop Kerr died in the crash. His license says he is from Gainesville,...
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One dead after single-vehicle accident in Lee County

A man has died after a single-vehicle accident in Lee County Saturday. First reponders were dispatched to the intersection of Ledo Road and Archie Drive for an accident just after 6 p.m. Saturday. Georgia State Patrol troopers tell FOX 31 that a male victim was the only occupant in the...
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Four-legged law officer joins Lee Sheriff's Office

Jun. 23—LEESBURG — A new Lee County Sheriff's Office employee — of the four-legged variety — was introduced to the Lee Board of Commissioners at the commission's regular meeting Tuesday night. "I think we have a new employee here — the introduction of the Lee County Sheriff's Office's newest employee...