MCSO: One dead following officer involved shooting at Baymont Inn
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has confirmed a suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting at the Baymont Inn & Suites Friday night. 22-year-old Oscar Maxwell was wanted by MCSO and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding felony warrants and was suspected of multiple firearm thefts, including stealing a weapon from an […]
Three Murder Suspects Apprehended within Three Days by Columbus Authorities
Columbus, Ohio authorities quickly arrested three murder suspects over a span of three days. The local police department and Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office jointly made the arrests, following violent events that tragically led to the deaths of two children.
MCSO warning locals about increased alligator sightings along Columbus Riverwalk
MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is warning locals to be careful when traveling through certain areas along the Columbus Riverwalk due to increased sightings of alligators in the area. MCSO says divers with the sheriff’s office along with the Fort Moore Dive Team have recently noticed 30 alligators near the […]
Columbus law enforcement speak about recent city crime
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus law enforcement reacts to the recent rash of violent crime in the city. The Fountain City has seen five murders in the last ten days. The Columbus Police Department and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office have worked together to make arrests in three of those killings so far.
Suspect wanted in deadly Columbus rec center shooting arrested
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The suspect wanted in the deadly 8th Street rec shooting, killing a teen boy, has been arrested by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), confirmed by Muscogee County sheriff. According to Sheriff Greg Countryman, Camario Carter was successfully apprehended in Columbus by deputies during a...
MCSO arrests wanted fugitive; seizes firearms and drugs worth over $27,000
MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – MCSO announced the successful arrest of a wanted fugitive through a joint effort with the Department of Community Supervision, that resulted in the discovery of numerous drugs worth over $27,000 and multiple firearms. According to MCSO on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office special operations unit along with the Department of Community […]
Local law enforcement arrests 3 murder suspects in three days
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After several shootings in the Fountain City in recent days, two of which claimed the lives of children, the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police Department are working to get those believed to be responsible off the streets and behind bars. Three murder suspects...
Wanted fugitive arrested in drug bust by Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man wanted for violation of probation has been caught in a drug bust by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say they recovered over $27,000 worth of illegal street drugs and firearms. The evidence seized were as follows,. 158.2 grams Methamphetamine ($15,820.00 street value)
Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Arrests Homicide Suspect, Additional Charges Filed
The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office arrested Jaleel Taylor, a homicide suspect, early Tuesday. Taylor was connected to a murder on Colorado Street last month, and the arrest took place at his home. During the arrest, officers found a stolen gun first reported missing by the Phenix City Police Department. Alongside previous charges, Taylor now faces additional accusations of felony theft and illegal gun possession. He remains in the Muscogee County Jail as he awaits further legal steps.
Muscogee school attendance zones are going to change. Here’s your chance to speak up
And here are the task force members charged with proposing solutions.
UPDATE: 23-year-old man killed in shooting identified
UPDATE 9/20/23 2:49 p.m.: The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the man killed in a shooting on St. Mary’s Road. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirmed to WRBL Esteban DeJesus, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:38 p.m. Bryan says the family has been notified. DeJesus’ body will undergo an […]
Fugitive wanted on murder charge taken into custody: Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s Office
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — A man wanted on multiple charges including murder was arrested by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Camario Carter was wanted by the Columbus Police Department on one count of murder and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on 14 counts of entering an auto and three counts of theft by […]
Hunt for Columbus murder suspect causes secured perimeter for multiple schools
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Four Muscogee County schools were placed on a temporary secured perimeter in the late afternoon as a precaution during the nearby search for Jacquese Walker, Sr., a man accused of murdering his four-year-old son and injuring the child’s mother. News Leader 9 spoke with one...
4-year-old shot to death, landlord hospitalized after being run over by suspect, Ga. coroner says
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting at an apartment complex.
Annual mum fundraiser at Valley Rescue
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — If you’re looking to freshen up your fall flower bed, there’s a way to do it for a good cause. Valley Rescue Mission is currently holding their annual Mum Fundraiser to benefit their homeless and drug addiction rehabilitation ministries. Mums are low maintenance plants that add a splash of color to […]
Muscogee County Schools Monitor Devices With GoGuardian
(TNS) — For the past several years, revenue from the 1-percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST), approved by Columbus voters, has paid for more than 31,000 Chromebooks to provide each Muscogee County School District student with a computer device. To help ensure those devices are used...
Hey, parents: Here’s how you can monitor your child’s use of a Muscogee school computer
“We aim to create a greater sense of transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability,” said Michael Barden, MCSD senior director, technology learning and support.
MCSO arrests validated gang member on multiple felony drug charges
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit successfully apprehended a wanted fugitive and validated gang member. According to officials, Marcus Price was located in an apartment in Muscogee County. During a search of the residence, investigators seized over 2lbs of Marijuana, over 114 Oxycodone pills, over $3000, and one firearm.
Muscogee voters reelect Hill and Beaver, send council incumbents to runoffs
Muscogee Nation Principal Chief David Hill and Second Chief Del Beaver have been reelected to second terms, with Hill receiving majority support over three challengers and avoiding a Nov. 4 general election runoff that two incumbent National Council members were forced into after Saturday’s primary election. According to unofficial...