CRIME & SAFETY
Double shooting in Houston County leads to arrest of 33-year-old man
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A double shooting is under investigation in Houston County. In a media release, the Houston County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a West Houston Drive address in Kathleen just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived, they found two people who had been shot.
15 years later, Warner Robins Police still seek justice in unsolved case of Ronald Brown's murder
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- Fifteen years after his death, investigators are still trying to identify those responsible for the shooting of Ronald Orlando Brown. Brown was found shot multiple times when police arrived on Ignico Drive in response to a call about a shooting just after midnight on August 8, 2008.
Update: Teen dead after shooting at car wash on Millerfield Road identified
MACON, Ga. — Update, Sept 30, 3:35 p.m.:. In a release by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, they say the 19-year-old shot has been identified as Cameran Iasiah Jerrell Williams. Coroner Leon Jones says the next of kin has been notified. They say the case is still being...
Man cuts his way into GA jail yard to drop contraband, deputies say. He only left this one item
Video surveillance footage from the jail shows when the man, wearing all black, cut his way into the east yard, then left a few minutes later.
21-year-old Georgia man charged in deadly shooting at Sandestin Resort, multiple victims
One person is dead and two others were shot after an active shooter scene on Sept. 21 in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort near Baytowne Wharf.
Fort Valley Police Department Takes the Lead in Middle Georgia with New Electric Vehicles
Discover how Fort Valley Police Department is pioneering the use of electric vehicles in Middle Georgia. Learn about their innovative approach to law enforcement, the benefits of going green, and how they're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.
Family of man found dead on Ocmulgee Heritage Trail has been found
UPDATE (2:07 P.M.) -- The family of James Ballard has been notified of his death. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones confirms that the family was found and has been informed. BIBB COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - Macon officials need the public's help in trying to find the family of a man who died Wednesday.
Warner Robins police investigate double-shooting: Two teens hospitalized
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A double-shooting is under investigation in Warner Robins. In a media release, the Warner Robins Police Department says officers were called to the 100 block of Kingsnoll Drive Tuesday morning just before 11:45 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two teenagers had been shot. The first victim had been shot in the stomach while the second victim had been shot in the lower chest. Both are being treated at a hospital for their injuries.
Tragic motorcycle crash claims life of Georgia family's son
In this heart-wrenching video, a Georgia family opens up about their beloved son, Michael, and the tragic motorcycle accident that claimed his life. They share memories of him and recount the harrowing night that changed their lives forever.
Man Hospitalized After Shooting and Crash in Bibb County
Dive into the gripping details of a Wednesday afternoon incident that left a person hospitalized. This video unravels the connection between a shooting and a crash, as Bibb deputies investigate the circumstances. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this unfolding story.
Sheriff's Investigation: Man Damages 3 Gates and Attempts to Smuggle Cellphone into Jail
Watch as a daring individual attempts to smuggle a cellphone into a jail, causing damage to three gates in the process. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is on the case, investigating the incident and ensuring all damages have been repaired.
Body found inside burning car, 3 shot after Ga. man on vacation goes on shooting spree, deputies say
A shooting spree at a popular Florida vacation spot ended with one person killed, several injured and the suspect shot by deputies. Deputies have now charged a Georgia man in the case.
Macon woman arrested for hit-and-run pedestrian death on Riverside Drive
The woman is accused of hitting Freddie Evans, 67, stopping to get out the car and look at his body, and then driving off.
Macon Family Dollar robbed second time in two weeks
MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a commercial robbery of the Family Dollar, located at 3567 Houston Avenue in Macon. The incident took place on September 27, 2023, just before 1:30 p.m., and makes the second armed robbery the store has seen in the last two weeks.
Centerville police officers receive pay raise in a bid to retain staff and attract new recruits
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - Centerville Police Officers can expect a bigger paycheck after a recent hike in pay was approved by the city council. For Centerville Police Chief Cedric Duncan, keeping officers was difficult when surrounding agencies were giving their officers and deputies a pay raise. "When the other...
Bibb County School District Police Chief Russell Bentley to Retire
After decades of service, Chief Russell Bentley, the man responsible for the safety of Bibb County schools, will retire on October 1, marking the end of an era that started in the very classrooms he later helped protect. Chief Bentley’s journey with the Bibb County School District began at LH...
Houston County mother and son found guilty over car dispute
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A mother and son in Houston county were found guilty after a dispute over a car in 2021. Crisjovon Mickens was sentenced to 15-years, while his mother, Cristal Mickens, was sentenced to 10-years. Evidence during their trial showed Cristal and her son went to...
Houston County Sheriff's Office: One injured after shooting in Elko
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — A man is on the run after allegedly shooting someone on 332 E. Highway 26 in Elko, according to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was shot and taken to a local hospital where they are in stable condition.
Teen leaders tour Houston County law enforcement agencies
In Houston County, 24 students went on a tour of multiple law enforcement agencies to learn about their work and the challenges that they face.
Elko shooting leaves one hospitalized, HCSO searches for suspect
ELKO, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one victim hospitalized Sunday evening. The Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just before 6 p.m. at 332 East Highway 26 in Elko, where they found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound.