CRIME & SAFETY
'You have to chase the roots' 20 alleged gang members indicted in Jefferson County
WRENS, GA - The Wrens Police Department along with other agencies continue to crack down on gun violence. Recently, a Jefferson County grand jury returned the 'True Bill' decision to indict 20 individuals in Jefferson County on various charges including R.I.C.O, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Chief John...
I-TEAM: Body cam shows clash between deputies, mentally unstable man
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The family of Freddie Walker, who died after a stun-gun incident in July, confirms prominent attorney Benjamin Crump will represent them in the case. Our I-TEAM is digging deeper into the death of Freddie and how deputies handled the situation at the family’s home. Walker’s family...
Ben Crump to represent family in death of Freddie Walker
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The family of Freddie Walker, who died after a stun-gun incident in July, confirms prominent attorney Benjamin Crump will represent them in the case. Back in October, we reported that the investigation had found Burke County deputies’ use of force was justified in the stun-gun incident...
20 indicted, 14 apprehended in Jefferson County on gun related charges and Aggravated Assault
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ga. - A Jefferson County Grand Jury returned a "True Bill" decision to indict 20 people on various charges. Wrens Police Department says the investigation began on July 6 after multiple shootings took place in the city. The City of Wrens Police Department along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating since that date. The police department says some of these crimes date back as far as August 2022.
15 arrests and counting in Wrens crime bust: what law enforcement and residents are saying
"It’s not my goal to ruin the lives of people, it’s my goal to change people and to try to give them a better chance at life," said Wrens Police Chief John Maynard. "But, the depths of this crime, when people see - it’ll blow people's minds.”
14 arrested in probe of shootings, other crimes in Jefferson County
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Jefferson County Grand Jury returned a “true bill” decision to indict 20 individuals on various charges on Thursday, according to officials. The charges include multiple counts of aggravated assault, various gun-related charges, the Georgia State Gang Act, as well as Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Honda driver skirts officers mid-parade in south Georgia, charged with reckless driving, police say
A Louisville, Ga. driver was arrested Thursday after driving his Honda Civic around law enforcement officers during a Christmas Parde in Cordele.