Sandersville, GA Crime & Safety


Putnam County man killed after being hit by car

EATONTON, Ga. — A 35-year-old Putnam County man has died after being hit by a car Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 441, local authorities say. It happened shortly before 8 p.m. about an eighth of a mile from the Dairy Queen in Eatonton in the direction of Milledgeville. Putnam County...
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GBI medical examiner: Death was homicide

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — After three days of testimony from nearly 25 witnesses, the State of Georgia has rested its case against three ex-lawmen being tried on murder charges related to the July 7, 2017, death of Eurie Lee Martin. Middle Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Kelly Weathers announced that the...
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Milledgeville man fires shots from high-rise apartment balcony

The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened at the Atlantic House, a high-rise apartment building at 1163 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta. On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the Atlanta Police Department (APD) asked the GBI to begin an investigation into the shooting incident. The early information indicates that at 3:14 a.m., APD officers responded to a report of gunfire at the Atlantic House. Officers determined that the source of the shots was coming from the 21st floor. Officers approached the scene and saw a man, later identified as Jarvis Jarrette, 32, of Milledgeville, GA who was actively shooting from a balcony. Jarrette fired a rifle at responding officers, and at least one officer returned fire. Officers went into the apartment and found one woman dead. Officers also found Jarrette dead on a balcony.

2nd ex-deputy testifies in own defense during taser-death trial

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The trial entered its sixth day Thursday for three former Washington County deputies accused of murdering a man who died after being tased multiple times in 2017. On Thursday, former deputy Rhett Scott took the stand to testify in his own defense. He’s charged along with...

UPDATE: Defense teams rest in murder trial of ex-deputies in WaCo.

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — Defense attorneys representing three ex-deputies accused of murdering a Milledgeville man in 2017 have rested their sides in Washington County Superior Court in Sandersville. The defense attorneys made that announcement at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. It came at the conclusion of cross-examination of Rhett Scott, one of the...
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Arrests made in connection to fatal shooting

Eight individuals believed to be gang members involved in the May 16 shooting death of a Milledgeville woman were recently arrested and charged in connection with the case. Alek Suquan Perry, 20, of Madison, and Zakerius Wright 19, Navin Cencere Little, 20, Layto Hill, 38, Krishun Markeith Williams, 31, Xavier Dixon, 29, Jabrial Jackson, 19, Adrian Moore, 20, all of Milledgeville, were charged with violations of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Act.
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Defense: Georgia Deputies Acted Reasonably in Stun Gun Death

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Defense experts testifying at the murder trial of three former Georgia sheriff's deputies deny they used too much force when they repeatedly shocked a man with stun guns before he died. Prosecutors said Henry Lee Copeland, Michael Howell and Rhett Scott, all white men, had no...

Wadley P.D. asks for community’s help after Wren’s family displaced by fire

WRENS, Ga (WJBF) – The Wadley Police Department is seeking help from the community following a devastating fire that left some residents displaced. The fire happened Tuesday at the Pine Valley Apartments on Kings Mill Road in Wrens The police department has partnered with the Wrens State Farm Insurance Company to collect supplies for those […]

Woman crashes car into utility pole; taken to hospital

A woman who crashed her vehicle into a utility pole in Milledgeville on Tuesday afternoon was taken to the local hospital for various injuries, authorities say. The woman, whose name was not released pending the completion of the accident investigation and report, was driving a 2020 Kia Forte, according to Milledgeville Police Maj. Linc Boyer.