CRIME & SAFETY
Dougherty Jail Report
These are bookings for April 27-May 2 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, Albany State University Police; DCP, Dougherty County Police Department; DCSP, Dougherty County School System Police Department; Prob, Probation; SO, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office; GSP, Georgia State Patrol:
Dougherty Co. church broken into, pastor to increase security measures
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Dougherty County church has some repairs to take care of after damage was done in a burglary around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. It happened at Berachah Fellowship Church on Cordele Road. The church is in a fairly isolated area but it does have security cameras and an alarm.
Teen’s dream of being nurse ends in tragedy days before graduation, Georgia family says
“Her short, but fun-filled life will be remembered by all,” her obituary said.
2 killed including a Cairo High School senior and 3 injured in Mitchell County crash
MITCHELL COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash Monday evening that killed two and injured three. A Nissan was traveling South along Georgia 122 around 8:11 p.m. when it hydroplaned causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to GSP. GSP said the...
Ga. High school senior among two killed in crash days before her graduation, GSP says
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people and three injured in Mitchell County.
DCPD Assailant Captured in NY
ALBANY, Ga. – Monday afternoon, the Dougherty County Police Department was dispatched to 2806 North Jefferson Street in reference to a theft at gunpoint of a silver 2021 Chevrolet Trail Blazer. The female victim, who was giving the offender a ride, was not harmed. On Wednesday, the assailant, 31-year-old...
KEVIN SPROUL: Albany/Dougherty Youth Unit Summer Camp
Summer is right around the corner, and the law enforcement agencies in our community know that usually brings an increase in crime. Often, the increase is due to youths who are out of school and have nothing constructive to do. That’s why for more than 20 years the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the School System and others to operate a summer program for local youths.
Trucker found dead at Albany gas station
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A trucker was found dead at the Pilot Travel Center on Cordele Road. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said the trucker was found dead in the back of his truck and may have been there a few days. The coroner said foul play is not suspected...
Dougherty PD: Missing man found safe
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Dougherty County Police Department was asking for help finding a missing man with autism. Lathan Turner, 19, has been found safe.
DCPD in search of suspect who stole vehicle
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga. – On Monday, May 22, 2023, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Dougherty County Police Department (DCPD) was dispatched to 2806 N. Jefferson Street in reference to a theft of a silver in color 2021 Chevrolet Trail Blazer (Tag #SBR6365) at gunpoint. The female victim, who was giving the offender a ride, was not harmed.
Dougherty County police searching for stolen car, theft suspect
ALBANY — The Dougherty County Police Department is seeking a stolen car and the man accused of taking it from a driver who gave him a ride. The silver 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer was reported stolen at about 1:15 p.m. Monday, police said.
‘This is scary’: Dougherty Co. Uber driver carjacked at gunpoint, police say
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - An Uber driver was carjacked Monday afternoon by the passenger she was dropping off on North Jefferson Street. Police are still searching for the person responsible who may still have the car. The carjacking happened around 1 p.m. The woman who was dropping off her...
3 killed in south Georgia crash with tractor-trailer
The crash happened Wednesday night on State Route 37 in Mitchell County.
Missing man found drowned in Dougherty County canal
ALBANY – A deceased body was found this week by a citizen approximately four-tenths of a mile from Gillionville Road in a canal. After an autopsy was completed, the man was identified as Henry Lee Smith, who was reported missing by the Albany Police Department on May 8. Autopsy...
3 killed in Mitchell Co. wreck
CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - A deadly crash claimed three lives in Mitchell County on Wednesday. 52-year-old Arcaylha Stewart and 25-year-old Sedarius Jeray Stewart died at the crash scene and 30-year-old Shandavious Dawson died at the hospital. They were all in the same vehicle, according to officials. Around 11 p.m. on...
Major Drug Bust in Dougherty County: Two Arrested for Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Distribution
Larry Sparks, also known as Detroit, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl. Clint Harrell was also arrested for possession of heroin.
‘My motto is every child is a winner’: Camilla teacher retires after over 7 decade career
Georgia woman killed in 1977 now identified as serial killer victim. Many knew her by the nickname “Macon Jane Doe.”. Lowndes Co. Pre K student gets a head start on higher education. Updated: 4 hours ago. The funds are aimed at going toward the boy's college fund. APD hosts...
Dougherty Co. drug overdoses becoming a weekly crisis
He is awaiting extradition from Minnesota back to Georgia. The school superintendent said the principal acted according to Ga. guidelines and that several factors go into whether students can take part in school events. ABAC looks to bring back 4-year athletic programs. Updated: 5 hours ago. The basketball teams will...
Over 1K grams of fentanyl seized in Albany drug arrest
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Over 1,000 grams of fentanyl were recovered following an investigation that stemmed from several fentanyl drug overdose deaths in Dougherty and surrounding counties, leading to an arrest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). On Tuesday, Larry Sparks, 45, was arrested and charged with possession...
Body found off Gillionville; DOCO PD & Coroner still investigating
DOUGHERTY Co., Ga. – Monday afternoon an unidentified male was found deceased behind the dog park located on Gillionville Road. Coroner Fowler says it’s very possible the body could have been there for at least a week…. “I responded along with law enforcement to a location off of...
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