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Lieutenant Sean DeFoe, Public Information Officer Bibb County Sheriff’s Office,
668 Oglethorpe Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Office: (478) 621-6890 Email: sdefoe@co.bibb.ga.us

Press Release by Date:

 

December 29, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Asking the Public to Refrain from Celebratory Gunfire

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to refrain from using celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve. Celebratory gunfire is defined as shooting a firearm into the air in celebration. Not only is celebratory gunfire dangerous, but it is also against the law. Shooting firearms recklessly and discharging a firearm 50 yards from a public street or highway are both against the law. When you fire something up into the air, it must come down. Stray bullets can damage personal property and it can cause personal injury or even death. When a firearm is discharged into the air, a bullet can travel approximately 219 mph before reaching the ground, according to the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Technology Experts in West Virginia. Many people think that a bullet will travel really high into the sky, but they don’t think about the fact that it comes back down at such a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be mindful and remember what goes up must come down and that incidents from celebratory gunfire can easily be avoided.

   Sheriff’s Modena says that Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen will be out on New Year’s Eve paying special attention to individuals engaged in reckless conduct with firearms as well as those who decide to drink and drive. We want to do our part to ensure that everyone has a safe and joyous New Year’s Eve celebration.

  If anyone hears gunfire or sees anything suspicious notify your local law enforcement agency.

 

 

December 20, 2011

H.E.A.T. Grant Renewed for 5th Straight Year

 

                                                                 Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

                                                 Awarded $159,955 H.E.A.T. Enforcement Grant

 

(ATLANTA)  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major, public safety partnership H.E.A.T. grant totaling $159, 955 from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.   H.E.A.T, which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, includes the primary goals of (1) reducing impaired driving crashes; (2) reducing excessive speeding; (3) increasing the safety belt usage rate; and (4) educating the public about traffic safety.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit will develop and implement strategies to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities from drugs and alcohol, speed and aggressive driving, and non-use of safety belts within their jurisdiction. The grant went into effect on October 1 of this year and will continue until September 30 of next year.

 

“The H.E.A.T. grant helps support the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office enforcement efforts and is a reminder of their dedication in supporting the GOHS mission to protect Georgians from speeders and impaired drivers,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. “Crashes involving impaired drivers killed 331 people across Georgia in 2009. The chance of a fatal crash involving drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol is much higher than the rate for fatal crashes not related to impairment.”

 

H.E.A.T. programs based on impaired driving and speeding data include 22 Georgia counties and have covered most of Metro Atlanta.  The H.E.A.T. initiative was designed to serve Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rates of crashes, injuries and deaths. 

 

“The H.E.A.T. initiative seeks to increase the impaired driver arrests, reduce dangerous speeders, educate the public about the dangers of DUI and provide a high visibility enforcement profile in the communities that need it most,” said GOHS Director Blackwood.

 

Georgia’s H.E.A.T. Units consistently provide the kind of high-profile traffic law enforcement required to save lives on our highways.  For more information about the GOHS H.E.A.T. initiative contact Lt. Scarlett Woods, H.E.A.T. Coordinator, at (404) 656-6996 or swoods@gohs.ga.gov .  To learn about other lifesaving highway safety campaigns, visit us on the web at www.gahighwaysafety.org .

 

 

 

December 15, 2011

Montezuma Man Arrested After Receiving Tip

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip with the identity and location of the suspect who attempted to run down a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy on Tuesday night. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 48 year old Willis Plank of Montezuma around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning after receiving a tip that he was seen staying at the Knights Inn, located at 4952 Romeiser Drive.  Plank was placed under arrest and the Ford Ranger which was used during the incident was recovered. During the arrest, deputies found items with tags still attached, from the Tractor Supply Company located on Ivey Drive. After further investigation, the tagged items were found to be stolen.

Plank was arrested and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charge of Theft by Shoplifting for the incident that occurred at the Tractors Supply. Warrants are being taken out for the charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Obstruction from the incident that occurred on Tuesday night.

 

 December 15, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident in North Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred around 11:20p.m. Wednesday night. According to witness statements, Monty Joseph Clark Jr. and his friend, Robert Taylor, were attempting to cross Forest Hill Road from the Billy’s Clubhouse parking lot to the Rivalry’s Sports Bar and Grill parking lot. As Clark began to cross the street, Taylor advised him to stop after observing a vehicle traveling west on Forest Hill Road. Clark continued to step onto Forest Hill Road and was struck by a 2004 Ford Focus, driven by Shania Dectrice Chambliss. Chambliss stated that she was headed home from work when the incident occurred. She stated that she noticed a man waving his arms at her, but did not see the second man when he stepped in front of her vehicle onto Forest Hill Road. Clark was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was pronounced dead. Clark was age 31 from Macon. Clark’s family has been notified. No one else was injured during this incident.

  This incident is under investigation by Fatality Investigators of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

December 14, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Assistance

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who attempted to run down a Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy in the parking lot of the Walmart, located at 6020 Harrison Road on Tuesday evening, around 7:40p.m. According to the witness statements, the loss prevention officer at the Walmart was attempting to stop a white male suspect in reference to a shoplifting incident. When the suspect did not stop, the loss prevention officer notified a deputy who was off duty, but working for the Walmart as additional security for the holiday season. The deputy followed the suspect into the parking lot and asked the suspect to stop, several times, but the suspect refused. The suspect began to run and then jumped into a red colored, older model pick up truck. The deputy, again, asked the suspect to stop and then told the suspect that she wanted to speak with him. The suspect asked, “why the f**k do you want to talk to me?” He suspect then started the trucks’ engine.

 Te suspect pulled forward, towards the deputy. The deputy gave the suspect the command to stop! The suspect refused and accelerated the vehicle’s engine.

 The deputy fired a shot into the radiator. The suspect put the vehicle in reverse and then drove backwards through the parking lot, fleeing the area. No one was injured during the incident.

  The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen driving an older model, red in color, small pickup truck. The suspect is approximately 5’10 in height and weighing around 250 lbs. He had brownish, graying hair.

 This incident under investigation and the Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

December 12, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident in North Bibb

 

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred around 8:29a.m. Monday morning. According to witness statements, Divay Chaudhry age 27 of Macon and Janeen Hughes Empress, age 29 of Macon were in a 2007 Honda Civic as they were traveling west on Arkwright Road. The driver, Chaudhry, lost control of the vehicle as they rounded the curve, on the wet roadway, near the entrance of Overlook at Arkwright Office Park. The vehicle spun around and slid across the road way. The passenger side of the vehicle where Empress was sitting hit a large boulder which was located on the property of the Overlook at Arkwright Office Park.

   Both Empress and Chaudhry were transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Empress died as a result of the injuries that she received from the fatal traffic accident. Chaudhry is still at the hospital, listed to be in stable condition. Doctors at the hospital notified family members who lived out of state. Empress is originally from Florida. Both Chaudhry and Empress were resident doctors at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

 

 

 

 

December 8, 2011

4 People Stabbed During Family Dispute

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing incident that occurred during a heated domestic dispute on Thursday morning around 11:34a.m.  According to witness statements, Margie Wren, age 62, her son, 33 year old Moki Elsasser, and a “live in” boyfriend, 45 year old Brian Tober, were at their east Bibb County residence which located at 5661 Ocmulgee East Boulevard, Lot-C, when the incident took place. Wren’s grandson, 24 year old Johnny Gibbs of Warner Robins was visiting when the incident occurred.

  Tober and Elsasser were arguing when Tober went to his bedroom and returned with a hunting knife. Tober began to stab Elsasser multiple times. Gibbs attempted to intervene and stop the fight when he was stabbed multiple times. Wren also attempted to intervene when she was cut during the incident. Tober was also cut during the fight.

 Tober drove Wren to the hospital where the both of them received treatment for injuries received during the fight. Elsasser and Gibbs were transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for injuries they received from the fight. All four are listed to be in stable condition at this time.

 Tober will be charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault Family Violence once he is released from medical care at the hospital.

 This incident is under investigation.

 

 

December 3, 2011

Macon Man Arrested After Pursuit

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen arrested 33 year old Willie Harvey III, from Macon, after he lead deputies on a 40 minute pursuit, Saturday morning around 2:53 a.m. Deputies attempted to stop a red Hyundai Sonata for a tail light being out, the driver Willie Harvey III refused to stop. Harvey lead deputies on a pursuit which lead deputies across the county, before finally being stopped on Ocmulgee East Blvd. Deputies learned that Harvey had three warrants, Superior Court Probation Violation, State Court Probation Violation, and a Bench Warrant- Child Support Enforcement. The original charge for his Superior Court Probation was for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. Deputies charged Harvey with Reckless Driving, Eluding Police, Driving While License is suspended, several traffic charges and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer after he attempted to strike an officer with his vehicle during the pursuit.

Harvey is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

 

 

November 29, 2011

Publics Assistance in Theft Incident

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a felony theft incident that took place at Kohls, located at 6275 Zebulon Road on November 14, 2011.

   According to the witness statements, the two suspects took a large amount of clothes into the fitting rooms at Kohls. The suspects left the fitting rooms without any of the merchandise and the fitting rooms were left empty. The suspects attempted to conceal their tag and the male suspect became aggressive towards the Kohls loss prevention officer when he approached the suspects outside of the store. The suspects fled the parking lot in a green, 1997 Nissan Maxima with a Georgia license plate of BUQ7693.

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

November 29, 2011

Traffic Accident with Injuries in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle traffic accident with injuries that occurred around 4:24p.m.  Tuesday afternoon, on Ayers Road. The accident occurred approximately ½ mile east of Troon Way. According to witness statements, Robert Lee Franklin, age 77 from Macon was traveling west on Ayers Road. The witness stated that Franklin’s 2000 GMC C1500 truck went off of the roadway, came back onto the roadway and then crossed over both lanes of travel. The truck went down an embankment, rolled over and landed upright in a shallow creek. Franklin was transported to the hospital where he is listed to be in critical, but stable condition. No one else was injured during this accident.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

November 28, 2011

Robbery by Force in west Bibb

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Robbery by Force incident that took place at the Flash Foods around 2:15a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011. The Flash Foods is located at 5602 Thomaston Road. According to witness statements, a white male suspect entered the convenient store and demanded money after other customers had left the store. The suspect made the cashier open the register and took an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then attempted to gain access to the surveillance video, but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the store, possibly in a green over bronze Chevrolet truck. No one was injured during the incident.   

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators need the public’s assistance in helping identify the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighing around 250 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark long sleeve shirt and camouflage pants.  Please share the attached photos of the robbery suspect.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

November 22, 2011

Armed Robbery in east Bibb County

 

     The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Family Dollar, located at 3656 Jeffersonville Road, around 8:46 p.m. Tuesday evening.

     Two suspects entered the Family Dollar store, one brandishing a long rifle. The suspects demanded that the cashier give him money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled the store on foot. No one was harmed during this incident.  

     The first suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing. The suspect had a mask covering his face and he was armed with a long rifle. The second suspect was wearing all black clothing with a black and white striped jacket covering his head and face.

     This crime is under investigation. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

November 19, 2011

Shooting Incident in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Macon woman shot by a bullet as she was pulling into the parking lot of the Olympia Skating Rink, located at 5020 Mercer University Drive. According to deputies who were on scene at the time of the incident, the skating rink was closing and patrons were leaving a concert which was being held Friday evening. Around 12:23a.m., a group of males were standing on the side walk near the Olympia Skating Rink, firing shots into the air and then fled the area. Carol Morris, age 64 from Macon was picking up her grandchildren from the skating rink. She stated that after she picked up the kids, she began to drive east on Mercer University Drive when one of the grandchildren told her that she was bleeding near the stomach area. According to Morris, she stated that she did not realize at the time, that she had been wounded. She immediately pulled over and notified authorities.

  According to investigators, one of the bullets that were shot into the air came down, went through the windshield, and grazed Morris’ abdomen. Morris was transported to the hospital for treatment to the wound that she received during this incident. She is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

  At this time investigators are continuing to interview patrons and gathering evidence to help identify the individuals who were shooting into the air. Further information will be given as the investigation continues. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

November 17, 2011

Bibb County Inmate Death

 

   A Bibb County inmate died at the Medical Center of Central Georgia Thursday evening, around 7:15p.m.  Inmate Terrance Bernard Daniels was in the inmate dayroom when he began to have trouble breathing.  

    Medical staff treated Daniels and determined that he should be transported by ambulance to the hospital. Daniels was pronounced dead by the Medical Center of Central Georgia Emergency Room. According to Coroner Miley, an autopsy will be scheduled for a later date to determine the cause of death. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators continue to look into the circumstances surrounding Daniel’s death.

p class=MsoNormal>  Terrance Bernard Daniels was arrested on July 17, 2010 by the Macon Police Department for the charge of Burglary.

 

 

 

 

November 16, 2011

Two Dooly State Prison Work Detail Inmates will be Indicted for Drug Charges

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators will indict Walter Jordan Welborn & Michael Ray Harrison for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of school. Both men are Dooly State Prison inmates who were a part of a work detail at Macon State College. They were observed by corrections officers retrieving contraband after arriving for a work detail. The Contraband which had been packaged for entry into the prison was concealed in a garbage bag on the property at Macon State College. There were 108 packs of “Bugler”, smoking tobacco, “Tops”, rolling paper, dip and over a pound of marijuana in the bag.

 

Walter Jordan Welborn - is in prison for burglary charges from Toombs County.

 

Michael Harrison- is in prison for Drug charges and thefts out of Chattooga County.

 

This incident is under investigation. Both men are currently incarcerated at the Dooly State Prison.

 

 

 

November 16, 2011

Person Shot During Armed Robbery Attempt

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery where a person was shot, Wednesday evening around 7:16p.m. behind the Walmart, located at 6020 Harrison Road. According to investigators, Randall Larry Mitchell, age 60 from LaGrange, Georgia had just docked a Walmart Tractor Trailer when he was approached by two males suspects. The suspects demanded his wallet, Mitchell refused. One of the suspects armed with a shotgun, shot Mitchell in the right arm. The suspects immediately fled the area through a wooded area, towards Crystal Lake Apartments.

The suspects are described as 2 males wearing all black clothing. No one else was injured during this incident.

   Mitchell was transported to the hospital where he is listed to be in stable condition. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

November 16, 2011

 Bibb Sheriff’s Office Receives Accreditation from the Georgia Medical Association

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with CorrectHealth and River’s Edge received the Georgia Medical Association Accreditation. The accreditation is based upon nationally recognized standards of health care in correctional facilities and represents a constitutionally acceptable level of care.

    The Medical Association of Georgia is the accrediting organization for the healthcare programs in the Georgia Department of Corrections and various county jails throughout the state.  It takes over a year of preparation for the initial accreditation, as a track record of care that meets the standards.  In addition, preparations involve officer and healthcare staff training, food services and physical plant maintenance.  While most of the evaluation is concentrated on the healthcare provided to our detainees, there are certain environmental standards that must be met. The standards also include guidelines for patient and staff safety. Corrections, medical, and mental health worked diligently to document that the care provided met all of the Medical Association of Georgia standards, and we were ready for the initial onsite accreditation survey in August of this year. 

   A team of surveyors, including representatives from medical, mental health, nursing and administration, inspected and conducted health record audits to determine how care was provided at the Jail.  The surveyors then prepared a multiple page report based upon their observations that was submitted to the Medical Association of Georgia’s Corrections Committee, the entity that actually approves or denies the accreditation application.  The Bibb County Jail was approved for accreditation at the October meeting. There are 159 county jails in the State of Georgia and there are only 9 county jails that have received this accreditation, 6 of which CorrectHealth provides the medical services. 

    For the next two years, an accreditation report will be required annually to verify that our healthcare program continues to be provided according to accreditation standards.  In year three, a survey team will come for another onsite facility audit. 

   Accreditation for the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division is important for a number of reasons.  First, it validates that we provide appropriate care that meets all constitutional requirements.  Secondly, it indicates that we have a well-managed, efficient and cost-effective healthcare system that minimizes adverse outcomes.  This, in turn, limits our exposure in litigation.  Thirdly, it protects the health of our detainees, staff and ultimately, our community by assuring that those who are incarcerated and released have received adequate and appropriate health care.

 

 

Press Conference

November 15, 2011

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference in the training room, located on the second floor of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, 668 Oglethorpe Street. The press conference will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 2:00p.m. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office in conjunction Correct Health and Rivers Edge will be receiving the Georgia Medical Accreditation Award.

  Sheriff Jerry Modena, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office, representatives from Correct Health and River’s Edge will be in attendance to discuss the Georgia Medical Accreditation and what this means for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 Press Conference

 Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, The District Attorney’s Office for the Macon Judicial Circuit, Byron Police Department, Warner Robins Police Department, United States Postal Service and the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force has made eight arrests so far involving the trafficking of Cocaine and Marijuana into the middle Georgia area.  The case is still ongoing in that numerous other people involved will also be arrested.  The case began in middle August and on October 5, 2011 eight search warrants were executed simultaneously by members of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, Bibb County Sheriff’s Drug Unit and members of the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force.  Numerous guns, vehicles and other property were seized in connection to this case.  Approximately 31 pounds of Marijuana with an estimated street value of $75,000.00, approximately 420 grams of Cocaine (1/2 kilo), with an estimated street value of $41,600.00, and over $72,000 in cash was seized as well.  A stolen trailer and numerous pallets of stolen shingles were recovered during this case also.

Arrest warrants were served on the following people:

 

1)      Jermaine Ronell Tucker- age 38 from Macon. He was arrested for Conspire to / Trafficking Marijuana, Conspire to Trafficking Cocaine, and Probation Violation Superior Court. Tucker is being held in the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center without bond. Tucker has already been indicted by the Bibb County Grand Jury for Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

2)      Lanikka Nigay Lewis – age 34 from Macon. She was arrested for Cocaine Trafficking and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. She is currently being held without bond in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Lewis has already been indicted by the Bibb County Grand Jury for Trafficking Cocaine and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.

3)      Eboni Tamara Nelson- age 32 from Macon. She was arrested for Conspire to Trafficking Cocaine, Conspire to Trafficking Marijuana, and Probation Violation Superior Court. Nelson is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

4)      Gary Ramone Davis- age 31from Lizella. He was arrested for Theft by Receiving Auto and Theft by Receiving Felony. Davis was release on October 26, 2011 on a $5,700.00 bond.

5)      Craig Eugene Wade- age 36 from Unadilla. He was arrested for Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana- misdemeanor, several traffic offenses, a hold for probation and a Hold for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Wade is currently being held with a bond of $16, 700.00 at the Peach County Law Enforcement Center. Once bond is made Wade will be transferred to Bibb County.

6)      Geno Lavelle Taylor- age 40 from Unadilla. He was arrested for Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana- misdemeanor, several traffic offenses, a hold for probation and a Hold for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Wade is currently being held with a bond of $22, 200.00 at the Peach County Law Enforcement Center. Once bond is made Taylor will be transferred to Bibb County.

7)      Billy Ray Swords – age 55 from Macon. He was arrested for Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Swords was released on October 11, 2011 on a $4,050.00 bond.

8)      Michael Andrew McInvale – age 41 from Macon. He was arrested for Theft by Receiving. McInvale was released on October 10, 2011 on an $11,200.00 bond.

 

Jermaine Tucker and Lanikka Lewis have already been indicted by the Bibb County Grand Jury for Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana w/ Intent to Dist. 

 

Guns seized: 

 

Colt Defender .45 caliber semiauto

 

North American Arms .22 magnum

 

FN 5.7x28 semi auto

 

Kel-Tec .223 assault pistol with 100 round drum magazine

 

Dessert Eagle .50 caliber semi auto

 

Flat screen televisions seized:

 

12

Trailers seized:

4

Vehicles seized:

 

2004 Cadillac Deville                                            1986 Ford Work body truck

 

1966 Ford Mustang                                               2002 GMC Savana

 

 2008 Nissan Titan                                                 1986 Chevrolet C10 

                                                                                           Silverado

2007 Mercedes AMG S550

 

 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

 

 

November 14, 2011

Media Conference Invitation

 

 Bibb Sheriff Jerry Modena, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office for the Macon Judicial Circuit, Byron Police Department, Warner Robins Police Department, and the United States Postal will be holding a joint media conference at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The media conference will be held at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab which is located at 1019 Second Street.

 Sheriff Modena and representatives from the above mentioned agencies will be in attendance to discuss a joint narcotics operation. Eight individuals have been arrested and additional arrests are expected as this operation continues. Various items such as vehicles, narcotics, cash, and guns will be on display during this media conference.

 

 

November 12, 2011

Bibb County Authorities Investigate Death of an Inmate

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. According to investigators, 33 year old Kenyon Marquis Hopkins passed away, in his cell, Saturday morning. An inmate reported that Hopkins sounded like he was having problems breathing when he notified the deputies of the incident. Deputies and nurses from Correct Health, the healthcare provider for Bibb County Corrections, immediately went to the cell to render medical aid and paramedics were also notified. Hopkins had stopped breathing before they arrived to his cell. The Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced Hopkins dead around 3:15a.m.

  According to Correct Heath Nurses, Hopkins did not have any medical history since he arrived at the Bibb Law Enforcement Complex on August 4, 2011. According to Coroner Miley, an autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.

  Hopkins was arrested on August 4, 2011 for the charges of Burglary, Probation Violation Superior Court, and Probation Violation State Court by the Macon Police Department.

 

 November 11, 2011

Traffic Accident Involving a Pedestrian in south Bibb County

 

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian on Hawkinsville Road at the Cargill Road intersection that occurred around 6:46p.m. Friday evening. According to witness statements, 54 year old Brenda Jeanette Bird of Macon and a friend left a local bar to check on a dog that they heard was injured in the middle of Hawkinsville Road. Bird jumped out of the truck and ran over to check the injured dog. While checking on the dog, Bird was struck by the driver’s side mirror of a 2008 Dodge Ram truck, driven by 34 year old Jeremy Fuller of Warner Robins.   

   According to Fuller, he did not see Bird until the last moment since she was squatting down to check on the dog. Fuller attempted to swerve around Bird, but was unsuccessful.

    Bird was transported to the hospital for injuries that she received during this incident. She is listed to be in stable condition at the Medical Center. No other person was injured during this incident. The dog passed as a result of its injuries. No charges will be filed against Fuller.

 

 

 November 11, 2011

Armed Murder Suspect Shot by Deputy

 

 

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night, Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a nude man screaming and banging on the windows and doors of several residences in the 4700 block of Brookhaven Road. Before deputies arrived on scene the suspect kicked in the front door of one residence and then neighbors heard gunshots being fired inside the house. When deputies arrived, the armed, unclothed suspect was holding a handgun and standing over 75 year old Henry Marvin Mitchum, who had suffered a mortal gunshot wound to the chest.

 

The armed suspect, identified as 65 year old Glen Edward Moore refused several commands from the deputy to put down the weapon. Instead, Moore pointed the handgun towards the deputy at which point the deputy fired his weapon, fatally wounding Moore. The deputy has been placed on administrative duties pending the completion of the investigation.

 

This incident remains under investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

 

 

November 6, 2011

Unidentified Body Found in Open Field

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a call from local hunters around 5:58 p.m. this afternoon, after they discovered a decomposing body in an open field, near the interstate, at the end of the Bloomfield extension off of Rocky Creek Road. Investigators are examining the victims clothing in an attempt to compare with missing person’s reports to determine the identity of the body. The investigators on scene were not able to determine sex or race of the individual.

  The body was recovered and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be released as the investigation continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

November 2, 2011

Holiday Safety Tips

 

 As you know the holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. Sheriff Jerry Modena and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a few helpful tips to make your holiday shopping experiences safer.

 Here are some helpful tips for the holiday shoppers:

 

  • Shop with a group- Criminals will most likely not target large groups.
  • Don’t carry a purse if possible; put your identification, checks, debit/credit cards in your pocket. This way you will not leave your purse unattended and not a target for a snatch and grab.
  • Park under lights or as close to them as possible.
  • Shop early.
  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash on your person.
  • Have designated meeting points and times for family members.
  • Have your cell phones.

 Helpful tips for business owners:

 

  • Keep your business well lighted at night, inside and out.
  • Don’t block store windows
  • Keep delivery doors locked and know who is on the other side prior to opening the door.
  • Do not keep large sums of money in the store during store hours.
  • Do not keep large sums of money in the store over night.

 

 If you see something suspicious call your local law enforcement agency or 911

 

 

October 30, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Loss of Retired Sheriff of Bibb County

 

   On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Macon and Bibb County lost one of its most devoted public servants, Sheriff Raymond L. Wilkes, Sr. He began his career in 1952 as a Deputy Sheriff and retired in 1992 as Sheriff of Bibb County.

  Sheriff Jerry Modena stated, “He left a legacy of honesty, diligence to duty and forward thinking. I, along with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office mourn his passing. To me personally he was a mentor, a counselor, and most of all a friend. I will miss him.”

  Harts Mortuary, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, Georgia, is handling final arrangements.

Visitation will be held at Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbush Road, Macon, Georgia from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and again from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., on Monday, October 31, 2011. Funeral service for Sheriff Wilkes will be held at the church on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Drive, Macon, Georgia.

 

 

October 27, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Hosts a Halloween “Greet & Treat”

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will host a “Greet & Treat” on Halloween night. Sheriff’s Deputies will be at the South Sub-Station, located at 5797 Houston Road, and the East Sub-Station, located at 3504 Jeffersonville Road, on Halloween night. The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to stop by, meet the deputies who serve and protect the citizens of Bibb County and also give the trick-or-treaters a safe place to enjoy Halloween night as deputies pass out goodies.

This event will be held on Monday night, October 31, 2011 from 5p.m. until 8p.m. We hope to see you there!

 

Safety Tips for Halloween night

 

 

1)      Children should always go out trick-or-treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three additional adults to help keep an eye on things.

 

2)      Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone.

3)      Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields if they are out alone. Make sure that they stay in heavily populated areas and not go off the beaten path. Let them know to stay in well lighted areas with lots of people around. Explain to them why it can be dangerous for kids to not do this.

4)      Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by a parent.

5)      Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk with them.

6)      Make sure that your child carries a flashlight, glow stick, or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

 

 

    

    October 27, 2011

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Macon

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force identified and arrested Bruce William Martin, age 42 of Macon in connection with the recent burglaries of several convenient stores in the middle Georgia area. According to investigators, Martin was staying at the residence of Wanda Jean Patrick, age 52, on Colonial Drive, which is just off of Edna Place in Macon. As Investigators and members Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force served the arrest warrant, Patrick stated that Martin was not at the residence. Investigators and fugitive squad members found Martin hiding in a back bedroom of Patrick’s residence.

  Wanda Patrick was arrested and then transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office for the charge of Hindering and Interference.

Martin was arrested for a burglary warrant from Jones County and was transported to the Jones County Law Enforcement Center. Once Martin satisfies his charges in Jones County, he will then be transported to Bibb and to Crawford Counties for additional burglary warrants.

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

October 26, 2011

BIBB SHERIFF’S OFFICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 29 AT THE LOWER PARKING LOT OF THE WALMART ON ZEBULON ROAD

 

  On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the lower parking lot of the Walmart located at 5955 Zebulon Road.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds—188 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first Take-Back event in September 2010, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.  DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months.  Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

 

 

October 21, 2011

Public Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspect

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a white male suspect who burglarized a west Bibb convenient store. The male in the attached photographs made forced entry into the Marathon convenience store on U.S. 80 at North Lizella Road in the early morning hours of October 20, 2011. Surveillance footage shows that the suspect used garbage cans to carry away large amounts of cigarettes and wine. The same suspect burglarized the Melody’s Magic Market on U.S. 80 in the city of Roberta the day before.  

   The suspect is driving a champagne or silver colored 1989 to 1992 Ford Ranger which is shown in the attached surveillance photographs. Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

October 17, 2011

Bibb Investigators Arrest Student for Bomb Threats

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a 15 year old student for calling in bomb threats at Weaver Middle School, three different times on Monday. The 8th grade student was calling the Macon-Bibb 911 center, with a cell phone, while school was in session. The investigators were able to trace the phone calls back to the Weaver Middle School student’s cell phone. The student was arrested at the school and was turned over to the juvenile authorities. The student is being charged with Terroristic Threats.

 

 October 17, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff's Office is investigating a Personal Armed Robbery of a newspaper boy, who was working at the newspaper stand, located in the parking lot of the Walmart on Harrison Road on Sunday, around 2:11p.m. According to witness's statements, an 11 year old boy was selling newspapers and was approached by three black male suspects. One of the suspects grabbed the newspaper boy while displaying a knife, and demanded that the newspaper boy hand over all of the cash that he had on his person. After the boy complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the three suspects fled the area and headed towards the Murphy's USA on Harrison Road. No one was injured during this incident.

 

 October 5, 2011

Metal Theft Task Force

 

Sheriff Jerry Modena and Chief Deputy David Davis, in response to increasing rates of metal theft in Bibb County, formed a Metal Theft Task Force consisting of Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen assisted by members of the Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigators. The task force consisted of five Deputies and operated for a period of nine weeks beginning the last week of July 2011 through the first week of  September 2011. During this time over sixty arrests were made and more than forty illegally operated vehicles and trailers were impounded. Over 100 citations were written. Thirty-seven of the arrests were directly related to metal theft and were the direct result of investigations performed by the task force. Detailed information on the activities and accomplishments of the task force will be made available during a media conference on Thursday October 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM in the second floor training room of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Complex 668 Oglethorpe Street.

 

 

September 29, 2011

Community Service Inmate Walked Away from Detail

 

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is looking for the whereabouts of an inmate who walked off from a community service detail while working with the Macon Parks and Recreation workers at Freedom Park. Inmate Damaacio Quantay Collins, age 36 from the Fort Hill area in Macon walked away from the Macon Parks and Recreation workers around 12:30p.m. Thursday afternoon. Collins was assigned to the Detention Division. Collins was working off his community service hours for the charge of Superior Court probation violation. He was assisting Macon Parks and Recreation workers who clean the Freedom Park area, off of Roff Avenue. Witnesses stated that Collins walked away from the park area and got into a teal green Ford Expedition, driven by a black female.   

 Collins is described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches in height, 160 lbs, brown eyes, black hair. He was last seen wearing a white jump suit with a dark blue stripe running down each side of the jump suit.  The attached picture was taken prior to Collins being assigned to the Detention Division. Collins is now clean shaven.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

September 25, 2011

Fatality in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal single vehicle accident that occurred near 7120 Bethel Church Road in Lizella around 11:08 a.m. Sunday morning. According to witness statements, a green Kia Rio was traveling east on Bethel Church Road. The vehicle went off of the roadway and over turned. The driver of the Kia Rio, 71 year old Betty Byford of Macon was pronounced dead by Coroner Jones, while on scene, around 11:20 a.m. No other persons were injured during this incident. Coroner Jones stated that the next of kin has been notified.

 This fatal accident is under investigation by Bibb Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

September 25, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident at Local Night Club

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place in the parking lot of the Rock-A-Billy’s night club, located at 4821 Sheraton Drive, around 2:57a.m. Sunday morning. According to witness statements, an armed security guard for the MIA Security company approached 21 year old Terrance Davis of Macon, after shots were fired in the parking lot of Rock-A-Billy’s. Davis was holding a handgun as the security guard approached. The security guard told Davis to put the handgun on the ground. Witnesses stated that Davis fired a shot at the security guard and the security guard returned fire. Davis was struck in the left hip and the security guard was unharmed. Davis hopped into a vehicle and attempted to flee the area. Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen were in the area and stopped the vehicle which Davis was believed to have jumped into. The deputies found Davis hiding in the rear of the vehicle and recovered a handgun as he was removed from the vehicle. Davis was transported to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the left hip. He is listed to be in stable condition.

 Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators arrived on scene and are continuing to gather evidence for the investigation into this incident. Charges are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

September 25, 2011

Missing Person Located

 

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators located 26 year old Latesha Denise Wilson around 10:00p.m. Saturday night. A concerned citizen stated that they saw a news release about the missing east Bibb County woman and called investigators after seeing Wilson in the area of Courtland Avenue, near Napier Avenue. Once Investigators located Wilson, she was sent to the hospital for a standard evaluation. It appeared that Wilson was having some emotional distress about her situation.

  This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

 

September 24, 2011

Missing Person

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the publics’ assistance in a missing person’s incident. On Saturday, September 24, 2011 around 9:32 a.m. Karen Harris notified the Bibb Sheriff’s Office that her daughter, 26 year old Latesha Denise Wilson of east Bibb County had been missing for several days. It was reported that Latesha was last seen by her husband on Wednesday, September 24, 2011 around 8:00p.m. It was also reported that she left her home to get something to eat and never returned.

  Latesha Wilson is described as a black female with long curly black hair, 5 feet 3 inches in height and weighing approximately 140 lbs. Latesha Wilson was last seen wearing a purple dress and black heels. Latesha was reported to be in a 4 door, 1996, beige in color, Nissan Sentra with a Georgia tag displaying BSC 4619.

 This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

September 22, 2010

Pedestrian Accident Involving a Youth in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning accident where a 14 year old male was struck by a vehicle while on the way to the school bus stop. According to witness statements, around 6:30 a.m., 14 year old William Brown was walking in the middle of the road to the school bus stop located on Linstead Drive, which is off of Allen Road. 20 year old Camdon Hill of Warner Robins was traveling on Linstead Drive in a 1995 Toyota Avalon when he approached Brown’s location. Hill stated that the area of Linstead Drive was dark as he approached Brown and that he did not see the youth until it was too late.  Mr. Hill stated that as soon as he noticed Brown, he attempted to swerve as he tried avoiding hitting Brown, but was unsuccessful. Brown was transported to the hospital for injuries that he received to his right leg. Brown is listed to be in stable condition.

 This accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.   

 

 

September 22, 2011

Fatal Accident in north Bibb  

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident that occurred around 12:06a.m. According to Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators, a 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by 29 year old Daniel Sloan Peake of Alpharetta went thru the intersection of Northside Drive at Rivoli Drive, without stopping. The vehicle slid sideways and came to a stop after hitting a tree. Peake died on scene. No other persons were involved in this incident. Coroner Jones has notified the next of kin.  

 This fatal accident and events leading up to the accident are under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.  

 

 

September 13, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest Macon Man for Income Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

 

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator Paul Edwards arrested 28 year old Ronald Miller of Macon for Computer Forgery, Identity Theft, and Financial Transaction Card charges. The Georgia Department of Revenue contacted the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at the end of August, asking for assistance into a matter where several fraudulent income tax returns which were filed from an address located on Orange Street in the city of Macon.

  During the course of the investigation it was found that Ronald Miller gained access to over 326 names, social security numbers, and date of births. Miller filed false income tax returns using this information and then received money from these returns in the form of a debit cards called “green dot” cards. “Green dot” is an entity that disperses federal and state income tax returns and posts these returns in the form of debit cards.  According to Investigator Edwards he served several search warrants on Miller, Thursday, September 7, 2011. Investigators seized several computers, computer storage devices, “green dot” cards, and cash. Some of the “green dot” cards were found on Miller’s person and the cards were registered under someone else’s name. Investigators stated that over $100,000.00 has been issued through these fraudulent income tax returns.

    This investigation is on going. Investigators are still looking into how Miller obtained personal information of the 326 people. Investigators are continuing to serve search warrants at several other locations which were linked to Miller. The investigators also stated that they expect to place additional charges against Miller and other arrests are pending further investigation.

  Ronald Miller is currently being held in the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Complex without bond  for the charges of (6) counts of Computer Forgery, (326) counts of Fraud-Identity Theft, (2) counts of Financial Transaction Card (Theft), and a hold for the United States Secret Service.

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

Ways to prevent Identity Theft.

 

  1. Shred mail with personal information on it, like bank statements and other bills
  2. Mail your return mail/bills from another location other than your mail box. Mail from work or US Postal mailboxes.
  3. Don’t give out personal information over the phone.
  4. Don’t respond to emails requesting personal information.
  5. If you file share on computers, restrict the location that people can download from your computer. Do not give the complete access.
  6. Enroll in programs that help protect your identity
  7. Be careful when using debit cards. Try not letting them out of your site. When using gas pump or ATM machines, inspect them to see if they have been compromised. For other tips you can go to www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idthef

 

 

August 24, 2011

Recovery of Vehicle Possibly Involved in Shooting Incident on Virginia Drive

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the vehicle which was reported to be involved in the shooting incident that took place in the city on Virginia Avenue, Wednesday morning.

  Around 8:46a.m. Wednesday morning, Deputy Clay Williams discovered an abandoned 1999 silver Honda Civic at the dead end of Owens Street. Deputy Williams was familiar with the B.O.L.O. from the Macon Police Department. Deputy Williams reported his findings to the Sheriff’s Office dispatch. The abandoned matched the description of the vehicle which was involved in the shooting incident on Virginia Avenue at Story Drive. The Honda was reported to have been stolen earlier Wednesday morning in Macon.

 The Sheriff’s Office notified the Macon Police Department of the recovery. The Macon Police was notified of the recovery and took custody of the Honda for processing.

 

 

August 22, 2011

Fatal Accident in north Bibb County

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident that occurred around 4:54pm Monday afternoon, at the intersection of Tom Hill Sr. Blvd and Riverside Drive. According to witness statements, a white 2002 Dodge Ram Truck, belonging to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, was traveling south on Riverside Drive at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, it swerved towards the north bound lanes as it continued south, passing vehicles which were stopped at the traffic light. The truck went through the intersection, swerving to the right and drove through a metal railing, hitting the McDonald’s sign, and then rolling over in the McDonalds parking lot. The vehicle caught on fire, but the Macon-Bibb Fire Department extinguished the vehicle fire. The 47 year old male driver died on scene. No one else was injured during this incident. The name of the driver can not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

This fatal accident and events leading up to the accident are under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.   

 

 

 

August 22, 2011

Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Captain D’s Seafood, located at 5390 Thomaston Road, around 11:30p.m. Friday night.

  Two suspects entered the restaurant, one of them brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the register. The suspects received an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the restaurant. No one was injured during this incident.

  The first suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet in height. He weighed approximately 175 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black hat, a gray bandanna covering his face, black shirt, and gray pants. This suspect was also carrying a handgun during this incident. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height. He weighed around 160 lbs. The suspect was wearing a hood over his head and black bandanna covering his face. The suspect was wearing a black shirt and he also had a red undershirt. The suspect also had on black pants.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2011

Macon Man Arrested for Theft of 2 Air Condition Units from a Local Church

 

    Bibb County Sheriff Deputies charged Arthur Ulon Smith, 22 years old from Macon for the theft of two air condition units which were stolen from the Highland Hills Baptist Church, located at 1370 Briarcliff Road. The Sheriff’s Office received information through the Bibb Sheriff’s Email Update program that linked Smith to being a suspect in this incident. Bibb Deputies arrested Smith at a residence located in west Bibb County on warrants which were unrelated to this particular incident.  When interviewed about the air conditioner theft, Smith admitted to committing the crime.  Deputies immediately secured warrants on Smith for the charges of two counts of Theft by Taking (Felony).

Arthur Ulon Smith is currently being held at the Bibb Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of (2) counts-Theft by Taking Felony, Battery Family Violence, and Criminal Trespass.

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office expects more arrests as they continue to combat the issue of metal theft in Bibb County. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or any incident involving metal theft is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

August 13, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

 

 The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that occurred just outside of the Player’s Club, located at 4173 Cavalier Drive around 4:25a.m. Saturday morning. According to witness statements, 26 year old Jason Vinson and 29 year old Antoine Rivers, both from Macon, were walking to their vehicle as they were approached by a group of black males. Two of the approaching males brandished firearms and struck both Vinson and Rivers in the face. One of the male suspects told Vinson to take off his pants, which contained his wallet, cell phone, and an undisclosed amount of cash. Rivers cell phone was also taken by the other male suspect. Once both men complied, the males jumped into a white S.U.V. and fled the area. Both men were seen by paramedics for minor injuries, but refused to be taken to the hospital for any medical treatment. No further description of the suspects was given.

  This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.  

 

 

 

August 11, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen responded to a Personal Armed Robbery incident that occurred in the parking lot of North Wood Apartments, located at 6229 Thomaston Road, around 11:13p.m. Wednesday evening. According to witness statements, 26 year old Priteshkumar Patel pulled into the parking lot near his apartment. Patel got out of his vehicle and walked out into the parking lot, looking for a friend of his. Two masked suspects appeared from behind a vehicle, one of the suspects brandished a silver handgun. The suspects demanded money from Patel. Once the suspects received an undisclosed amount of money they fled the area, running towards Thomaston Road. One of the suspects was approximately 6 feet in height. Both suspects wore all black clothing. No further description was given. No one was injured during this incident.

   Deputies canvassed the area and they were able to recover some of the stolen money on the side of Thomaston Road, near the apartment complex.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 August 5, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident which occurred around 12:41p.m. Friday afternoon. A 2003 Cadillac Escalade, driven by a 68 year old female from Macon, was involved in a fatal head on collision, with a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 truck, driven by a male, 82 years of age, from Warner Robins. According to investigators, the Cadillac Escalade was traveling south on Houston Road. The Chevrolet truck was traveling north on Houston Road.  The female driver of the Cadillac Escalade veered over the double yellow line and into the path of the Chevrolet truck in front of 6771 Houston Road, causing a head on collision. Both drivers died on the scene of the incident. No other persons were involved in this incident. A dog was found in the back of the Cadillac. Animal Control Officers took custody of the dog until a family member could be notified of the incident. The names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified.

  A report of a white Cadillac Escalade with the same tag display as the Cadillac in this fatal incident was reported to be involved in a hit & run accident which occurred around 10:45a.m., this morning. According to witness statements, the Cadillac Escalade was traveling west on Hartley Bridge Road. The vehicle veered over the double yellow line and collided with a roofing truck which was traveling east on Hartley Bridge Road. The damage was minimal, the driver side mirrors on each of vehicles hit when the collision occurred.  The driver of the roofing truck turned around followed the Cadillac. The driver of the roofing truck was able to get a description of the vehicle and the Cadillac’s tag display before notifying the Sheriff’s Office.

   This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

July 30, 2011

Aggravated Assault in East Bibb

 

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place in the 3300 block of East Royal Court, on Friday evening around 11:08 P.M. According to witness statements, several shots were fired at the house of 50 year old Joann Durham, by an unidentified suspect, while she was inside the home. A bullet hit one of the walls ricocheted off and grazed her right thigh.

            Investigators are speaking with witnesses, and examining evidence to help identify the suspect involved. No one else was injured during this incident. Mrs. Durham was treated on scene by paramedics and released without need of transport to the hospital.

            This incident is under investigation anyone with information in reference this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

July 27, 2011

Update: Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identifying the Body Found in the Ocmulgee River

 

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the body of a male subject which was found in the Ocmulgee River Sunday morning by a local fisherman.

   The body is described as a white male possibly 45 to 55 years of age. He is 6 feet 2 inches in height and has a size 13W foot. He also has a shaved head and full beard. The unidentified man has several tattoos on the front of his chest. Some of the tattoos are not as visible as others due to decomposition. Over his right breast he has a unicorn tattoo which faces a rose which is close to the center of his chest. The rose has a long stem which extends to the middle of his chest. There is a tattoo of a castle in the upper center area of his chest. There is also another tattoo of a rose directly above the castle’s roof top. Just above the left breast is a tattoo of a flower. Some of the tattoos look fresh and are possibly covering up older tattoos. The male has several other tattoos on his body which were unidentifiable. The unidentified male was wearing a white tank top undershirt, khaki pants, and brown boots. A picture of the unidentified male’s upper chest displaying the visible tattoos is attached to this media update.

  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing to work with the medical examiners office and Forensics Investigators in the process of identifying the body. This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be released as the investigation continues. The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking that if anyone has information in reference to this incident is urged to contact Investigator Lieutenant Frank Thomas at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

July 26, 2011

Macon Man Arrested After Pursuit

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators arrested 44 years old Donald Hubert Strickland Jr. of Macon after he rammed into two undercover vehicles and then led deputies on a pursuit. According to Bibb Drug Investigators, Strickland was in a known drug area and when undercover investigators, who were working in that area, recognized him. Investigators had prior knowledge that Strickland’s license was revoked after Investigators were involved in an incident with Strickland earlier this morning. Investigators attempted to block Strickland’s 2005 Volvo from leaving the area. Strickland rammed two undercover vehicles and then led investigators on a pursuit for approximately 20 minutes throughout the Napier Avenue area, the Bloomfield area to the Pionono area of town. Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators and Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen arrested Strickland after he wrecked with a third undercover vehicle in the parking lot of the Action Billiards, located at 3272 Pionono Avenue. There were no apparent injuries, but the suspect was taken to the hospital for an examination after he complained of injury.

  Strickland is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond for the charges of, (2) counts of Aggravated Assault on a Public Official, Reckless Driving, Hit & Run, Fleeing & Eluding, Driving with a Revoked License ( Habitual Violator), and multiple traffic charges. Strickland also has a hold from the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office.

 Additional charges are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

July 24, 2011

Unidentified Male Found Dead in the Ocmulgee River

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a call from a local fisherman around 10:57 a.m. this morning, after he discovered a body floating in the river approximately six miles north of Bond Swamp.  Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, Crime Scene Investigators, Macon-Bibb Fire Department Divers, and Department of Natural Resource Officers worked in cooperation to retrieve the body and to investigate the incident.

  The male body was recovered and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

This incident is under investigation. Additional information will be released as the investigation continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

July 24, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that occurred around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. According to witness statements, 39 year old Regil Smith of Macon was walking on Chambers Road towards Eisenhower Parkway when 3 black male suspects in an older model black Buick LeSabre pulled into his path. The two passengers got out of the vehicle, one pointing a pistol, a second suspect brandishing a shotgun. The suspects demanded money and then after taking an undisclosed amount of money, fled the area. No one was hurt during this incident.

   The first suspect is described as, a light skinned black male with a mustache, approximately 5 feet 8 inches in height, weighing around 120 lbs. The suspect was wearing a red shirt and dark pants.  The second suspect is described as a dark skinned black male with a goat tee, approximately 5 feet 10 inches in height, weighing approximately 220 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark shirt and dark jeans. A description of the driver was not given at this time. The suspects’ vehicle is described as being a late model, possibly 80’s model Buick LeSabre. The vehicle is black in color and the vehicle does not have any hub caps.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441

 

 

July 23, 2011

Macon Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault in East Bibb

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing incident which occurred at 3656 Harold Road in east Bibb County around 2:00a.m Saturday morning. According to witness statements, 55 year old Jimmy Fitzpatrick pulled into his drive way and was exiting his vehicle when he was stabbed in the back of the head and in the back with a kitchen knife. When he turned and looked, he saw 18 year old Brendan Morterius Walker of Macon, fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Fitzpatrick got into his vehicle and chased Walker west on Jeffersonville Road. Walker wrecked his vehicle at the intersection of Jeffersonville Road and Highway 57 (Irwinton Road). Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were in the area and witnessed the wreck. Walker jumped out of his vehicle and fled the area on foot.

Fitzpatrick’s wife drove Jimmy Fitzpatrick to the hospital where he was treated for the stab wounds that he received. Fitzpatrick is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident. Walker turned himself in and is currently in custody at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charge of Aggravated Assault.

This incident is under investigation. According to the Fitzpatrick, Walker had dated Fitzpatrick’s daughter and is the father of their grandchild. Investigators are looking into the events which led to the stabbing incident. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

July 20, 2011

Come Meet the M.O.B.O.T.!!!!

 

 

Come meet the “M.O.B.O.T.”!!!!!! What is the “M.O.B.O.T”? It is a Multi-Operational R.O.B.O.T. What does it do? The M.O.B.O.T. is used in fire arms training as a moving target on four wheels, which can shoot back! The M.O.B.O.T. also gives Sheriff’s Deputies remote access to dangerous situations which may be too hazardous to enter.

  The M.O.B.O.T. is the newest addition to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in crime fighting tools. If you would like to take the opportunity to video and interact with the M.O.B.O.T., as well as, interview the deputies who will be utilizing this innovative equipment, join the Bibb Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team as they conduct a training session on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Training Complex, located at 110 Confederate Way.

 

 

July 20, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Suffers Loss of K-9

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is suffering the loss of one of our beloved service canines. “Brenda”, a Belgian Malinois, imported from Holland passed away on July 13, 2011 of natural causes.

 

Brenda began her career as a narcotics detection canine at the Peach County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 where she and her handler, Deputy Brian Goggin, were assigned to the Interstate Interdiction Unit. In 2007 Brenda and Deputy Goggin joined the Bibb Sheriff’s Office where they were assigned to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigations Unit. Brenda retired in 2009 when “Hexa”, another narcotics detection K-9, joined the Bibb Sheriff’s Office. Brenda spent her retirement years as a beloved pet of Deputy Goggin and his family, secure in the knowledge that she had experienced a distinguished and fulfilling career.

 

During Brenda’s years of service with the Peach County Sheriff’s Office and Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, she accumulated over 6,000 searches with 3 million in seizures, (drugs and assets). Brenda had over 500 narcotic arrests credited to her. Brenda was born in December of 1997 and passed on July 13, 2011.

 

Chief Deputy David Davis said, “Sheriff Jerry Modena and the entire staff of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office mourn this loss of this exceptional “deputy”. Brenda’s efforts over the years to rid the Middle Georgia community of illegal drugs are greatly appreciated and will long be remembered.”

 

 

            Included here is the Law Enforcement K-9‘s poem        

 

"Guardians of the Night"

Trust in me, my friend, for I am your comrade.

I will protect you with my last breath.

When all others have left you

And the loneliness of the night closes in,

I will be at your side.

 

Together we will conquer all obstacles

And search out those whom might wish harm to others.

All I ask of you is compassion,

the caring touch of your hands.

 

It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life

And spend my nights unrested.

Although our days together

May be marked by the passing of the seasons,

Know that each day at your side is my reward.

 

My days are measured by

the coming and going of your footsteps.

I anticipate them at every opening of the door.

You are the voice of caring when I am ill;

The voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.

 

Do not chastise me unduly,

For I am your right arm,

the sword at your side.

I attempt to do only what you bid of me.

I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.

 

Together you and I shall experience

A bond only others like us will understand.

When outsiders see us together

Their envy will be measured by their disdain.

 

I will quietly listen to you

And pass no judgement,

nor will your spoken words be repeated.

I will remain ever silent,

ever vigilant, ever loyal.

 

And when our time together is done

and you move on in this world,

remember me with kind thoughts and tales,

for a time we were unbeatable.

 

Nothing passed among us undetected.

 

If we should meet again on another street

I will gladly take up your fight.

I am a Deputy Sheriff’s K-9 and together,

We are Guardians of the Night!

 

Unknown author

 

 

July 18, 2011

Macon Woman Arrested After Pursuit

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Macon woman for felony theft charges and multiple traffic charges after a 20 minute pursuit ended in Jones County. Around 8:30p.m. ,the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the loss prevention officer who works for the Kmart located at 156 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. The loss prevention officer stated that several suspects were shoplifting in the Kmart department store. The suspects fled the store and got into a white Honda Accord. The Honda Accord was last seen headed towards Northside Drive.

While deputies were speaking with the loss prevention officer, the Honda Accord was spotted on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard at Northside Drive. When the Sheriffs Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and headed down Northside Drive, towards Ga. 87 (Riverside Drive). Deputies pursued the vehicle down Ga. 87 to Spring Street, then onto several side streets before reaching Upper River Road.  Once the pursuit led deputies into Jones County, the driver of the Honda Accord lost control and wrecked around the 3600 block of Upper River Road.

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies found that the driver and 3 passengers were unharmed. The driver, 39 year old Belinda Diane Fitzpatrick of Macon was placed under arrest. The passengers, an 18 year old female, 14 year old male, and a 4 year old child were turned over to family members who later arrived on scene. It was found that the children were not involved in the actual theft. Sheriff’s Deputies will be reviewing the surveillance tapes to help identify the other suspects involved in the theft. Deputies were able to recover several large bags full of new clothes, with the tags still attached, which were located inside of the suspect’s vehicle. No one else was harmed during this incident.

Belinda Fitzpatrick was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for the charges of Theft by Shoplifting-Felony, Reckless Driving, Fleeing and Eluding, and 2 counts of Child Endangerment.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

July 14, 2011

Three Arrested for Metal Theft, Felony Warrants Issued for a Fourth Suspect

 

    Members of the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigation’s Division identified and arrested three suspects in connection with several metal thefts in Bibb County and also have obtained a felony arrest warrant for a fourth suspect. According to Lt. George Meadows, a tip from a member of the Bibb Sheriff’s Email Update program provided a crucial break in a series of recent metal thefts. Joseph Melton age 36 and Michael Hosea age 32, both from Bibb County were arrested on July 8, 2011 and charged with the recent thefts involving phone cables from several AT&T phone towers throughout west and south Bibb County. Melton and Hosea were arrested as they attempted to sell some of the stolen cable to a local recycler. Information obtained lead investigators to obtain felony warrants on Cecil Stanley Pierce Jr., who was already in custody at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for unrelated charges.

 

    The above mentioned were arrested for the following charges:

 

1)      Joseph Dennard Melton- remains in custody for the charges of Theft by Deception Felony, Theft by Receiving Felony, and Probation Violation Superior Court. Melton is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

2)      Michael Hosea- remains in custody for the charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Goods, Theft by Receiving Felony, and Probation Violation Superior Court. Hosea is currently being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

 

3)      Cecil Stanley Pierce Jr. - remains in the custody for the charge of Theft by Receiving Stolen Goods. Pierce was originally arrested by the Macon Police Department for the charges of Hindering and Interference and Probation Violation Superior Court.  

 

The Macon Regional Crimestoppers was also helpful in furthering the investigation. Information was passed onto Sheriff’s investigators which lead them to obtain a felony arrest warrant on a fourth suspect, David Richard Clance, age 26 from south Bibb County. Clance’s picture from a 2009 arrest is attached to this media release. The series of thefts was particularly disturbing in that the cable was removed from poles during the night, leaving many Bibb residents in the area of the thefts without emergency phone service.   

 

 Anyone with information to this incident or the location of David Richard Clance is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 July 7, 2011

Memorial Dedication  

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the public and media to a brief dedication ceremony which will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Training Complex, located at 110 Confederate Way.

   Bradford “Ross” Vaughn, 18 years old of Macon, is a member of   the Boy Scouts of America. As a requirement for earning the rank of Eagle Scout he was to come up with a project which gave something back to the community. Vaughn chose to give the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office a memorial which would not only honor those who were killed in the line of duty, but honored all deputies who died while serving the people of Bibb County. The life expectancy of a law enforcement officer can be shortened due not only to stress related illnesses such as heart disease, but also to diseases not directly attributed to stress such as cancer. Ross lost his father, Deputy Thomas “Brad” Vaughn on April 20, 2004, to cancer. Deputy Vaughn served the citizens of Bibb County while working over three years in the Corrections Division of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.    Ross Vaughn met with Sheriff Jerry Modena and presented his idea of how he wanted to not only honor his father, but all Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies who died while working for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Modena welcomed Ross Vaughn’s project idea and Ross began immediately set his plans in motion.

 

 

June 30, 2011

Macon Man Arrested for East Bibb Shooting

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a Macon man Wednesday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. in connection with the shooting that took place at the Family Dollar earlier in the morning.

  Jacoby Quintarius Jackson, 22 years old from Macon, turned himself over to Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators to be interviewed about the shooting. Investigators reviewed the evidence that was collected at the crime scene and also reviewed the testimonies from several witnesses. This led Investigators to place Jackson under arrest for the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Jackson is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex Jackson with a bond of $27,700.00 which was set by the magistrate court Thursday morning.

   Tavares Williams remains in stable condition at a local hospital. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are still checking to see if this shooting incident is related to the incident that took place in Kings Park last weekend. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 29, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office is Investigating a Shooting Incident in East Bibb

 

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in east Bibb County around 10:57a.m. Wednesday morning. According to witness statements, 21 years old Tavares Williams of Macon and another man were arguing outside of the Family Dollar Store, located at 3279 Jeffersonville Road. The second man pulled out a gun during the argument and shot Williams in the upper left side of his chest.  Williams was driven to a hospital by a friend who was with him during the incident. Williams is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident. 

   The shooting suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He approximately 6 feet 2 inches in height, 140 to 150 lbs. The suspect has a dread lock type hairstyle. He was last seen driving a black in color Honda Accord with tinted windows. Crime Scene Investigators are processing the area for evidence and Investigators are continuing to speak with witnesses and reviewing the security video to help identify the shooting suspect. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are also looking into seeing if this shooting incident is possibly related to the incident that took place over the weekend in King’s Park.

   This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 28, 2011

Investigators Charge Macon Man with Arson in the 1st Degree

 

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators working with Macon-Bibb Fire Department Arson Investigators charged 18 years old Brian Andrew May of Macon with Arson in the 1st Degree on June 24, 2011 after receiving information connecting May with the Arson of a barn which was located at 6229 Rivoli Drive. The Arson incident occurred on June 3, 2011 around 7:08p.m. May has been in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex since June, 7, 2011 for charges that he received from the Macon Police Department and Bibb Sheriff’s Office.

   According to a news release from the Macon Police Department, May was arrested on June 7, 2011 around 11:26p.m., for Driving While Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, and (2 counts) of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. May had admitted that he had been drinking all day and was locked in the gate at the Frank Amerson Water Park, located at 2600 Riverview Road. May attempted to drive onto the railroad tracks, searching for a railroad crossing, so that he could exit the park. May’s 2003, black in color Ford F-150 got stuck on the railroad tracks and was unable to get off. May gathered his belongings and exited the vehicle before a train collided with the vehicle.

    May was arrested by the Macon Police Department and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. While being booked in by Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies, the contents of a back pack which belonged to May were inventoried. May had several cell phones and GPS devices which were later found to be stolen out of several vehicles which were located in the county. Sheriff’s Investigators charged May with 4 counts of Entering Auto. Additional charges are pending further investigation. May is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center with a bond of $ 19, 650.00.

   Both incidents are under investigation, anyone with information in reference to the Arson or Entering Auto cases are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 28, 2011

Media Conference Invitation

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of Special Investigations of the Georgia Department of Revenue will be holding a media conference at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The media conference will be held at the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office substation which is located at 3681 Old Gordon Road in Dry Branch.

 Investigator Lieutenant Robert Rogers from the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Twiggs County resident for the charges of (18 counts) Computer Fraud, (18 counts) Theft Receiving Stolen Property, and (7 counts) of Identity Theft on May 31, 2011.   Additional tips were received from the Macon Regional Crimestoppers which led to a multi-jurisdictional operation between all three agencies mentioned above. Several arrests have been made in both Bibb and Twiggs County and additional arrests pending further investigation.  

 Representatives from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Special Investigations of the Georgia Department of Revenue will be in attendance to discuss the operation.

 

 

June 26, 2011 

Robbery Attempt in west Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Robbery Attempt of a newspaper stand located on the corner of Chambers Road at the Walmart. According to witnesses’ statements, 32 year old Ronnie Clements of Macon was approached by a black male suspect while he was selling newspapers out of a grocery buggy. The suspect spoke to Clements and then attempted to grab a money bag which was inside of the buggy.  Clements grabbed the money bag away from the suspect. The suspect then pulled his shirt up, displaying a handgun which was in the waistband of his pants. Clements reached into the buggy and grabbed a large rock, which was weighing the newspapers down, and he defended himself by striking the suspect on the right side of the forehead, possibly leaving a scar. During the incident a female pulled up in a vehicle and yelled that she was calling the Sheriff’s Office. The suspect immediately fled the area, running towards the Avalon Gardens Apartments, which was directly across the street from the newspaper stand. No other injuries were reported during this incident.

     The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male with a short afro. He is approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighing around 115 lbs. The suspect was wearing all black clothing and he also had a black necklace.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

June 25, 2011

Shooting Incident in east Bibb

 

 

    The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 3372 East Royal Court, in east Bibb County around 12:28p.m. Saturday afternoon. Witnesses reported hearing an altercation between several males around the 1300 block of Majestic Lane. 21 year old Durham Hogan began to run from the area when a gun shot was fired, grazing Durham’s head. It was reported that the suspects involved in the shooting incident fled the area on foot. Durham was taken to a local hospital so that he could be treated for the injury that he received from this incident. Durham is listed to be in stable condition.

 The suspects are described as 2 black males, both had dreadlock type hairstyles. One of the suspects was wearing a white shirt and tan shorts. The second suspect was wearing a black shirt and black shorts. No further description of the suspects has been given at this time.  The suspects fled the area on foot, but a witness reported a cream colored jeep leaving the area at a high rate of speed. No one else was injured during this incident.

Crime Scene Investigators are processing the area for evidence and Investigators are continuing to speak with witnesses in efforts to identify the suspects.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 24, 2011

Counterfeit $50.00 and $100.00 Bills

 

   The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents involving counterfeit $50.00 & $100.00 bills. Investigator Paul Edwards of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was notified by local banking officials that several counterfeit bills have been discovered in the night deposits from several local businesses throughout the county. Investigator Edwards stated that the suspect(s) are bleaching $5.00 bills and reprinting the bills into$50.00 or $100.00 bills. The process involves the suspect(s) replacing the old print on these bills with two different prints that look like$50.00 or $100.00 bills. Once the ink has been bleached off of the bill the suspect(s) print the $50.00 or $100.00 stamp onto the bill. The indicator pens which are used to check the bills in most of the stores show a positive color due to the fact that the bill is printed on a $5.00 bill paper.

     If you receive a $50.00 bill, check for the presidential hologram of Ulysses S. Grant on the right hand side of the bill as you hold it towards a light. Also look at the security strip which is next to the picture of Ulysses S. Grant, it should say USA 50. The counterfeit bills have USA 5 on the security strip. If anyone receives a$50.00 bill please look out for a 2005 series bill with the serial number of IL74185193A. This is the series and serial number that is being printed onto the 50.00 counterfeit bills.

     On the $100.00 bill, check for the presidential hologram of Benjamin Franklin on the right hand side of the bill as you hold it towards a light. Also look at the security strip with is next to the picture of Benjamin Franklin, it should say USA 100. This counterfeit bill also has USA5 on the strip. If anyone receives the $100.00 bill please look for a 2006 series bill with the serial number of HK37138019D and the serial number HB34286301R. This is the series and serial numbers are being printed onto the $100.00 counterfeit bills.

 

 

June 22, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Burglary Incident

 

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in a recent burglary incident that occurred on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 3:30a.m., at the Bass Package Store located at 1687 Bass Road.

  Several male suspects broke into a vacant building that is adjacent to the Bass Package Store. After gaining entry into the vacant building, the suspects cut a hole through the wall and entered into the Bass Package Store. The suspects began to load cases of liquor into the bed of a pick up truck that was located in the rear of the building. The truck had a lift gate and was dark in color.  After loading the truck the suspects fled the scene. The burglary was video taped by security cameras. The burglary the suspects kept their faces and hands covered and one of the suspects was noticed to have a limp.

   A black in color, 1990 Chevrolet C1500 pick up truck with a lift gate was recovered from the Rutland Corner Apartments located on Houston Road, Friday, June 17, 2011. The vehicle was reported stolen from the Heart of Georgia Vending Company located at 4480 Riverside Drive, Thursday, June 2, 2011. Investigators found evidence inside of the vehicle which linked it to the Bass Package Store burglary. Bibb Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators are processing the evidence to help identify the suspects. There is also additional evidence which was recovered from the Bass Package Store and it is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for D.N.A. analysis. Attached still frames from the video footage will be attached to this email.

   The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who saw any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity in these areas, to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441. This incident is under investigation. Further information will be released as the investigation continues.

 

 

June 18, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday morning, June 18, 2011, around 11:29 a.m. in the parking lot of the Publix Grocery store located at 195 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. According to the witness’s statements, 26 year old Sherkevia Fitzpatrick from Macon was exiting her vehicle in the Publix grocery store parking lot when a masked suspect brandishing a handgun approached her and demanded money. Fitzpatrick gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, and then the suspect fled the area in a gold colored Honda Accord. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black face covering and black cap. The suspect was also wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans. He is average height with a medium build.

 The suspect’s vehicle was later recovered by Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies on Athens Drive, which is located off of Holiday Inn Drive North. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the recovery. Investigators learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the city of Macon. The vehicle is being processed by Bibb Sheriff Crime Scene Investigators.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441

 

 

June 16, 2011

Aggravated Assault in Payne City

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred around 2:00a.m. Thursday morning at the Shamrock bar located, at 342 Rose Avenue in Payne City. Witnesses told investigators that three black male suspects entered the bar, wearing red bandannas over their faces. One of the suspects began to yell for the three patrons who were seated at the bar to get on the ground. The second suspect brandished a handgun and shot one of the patrons in the arm. The three suspects immediately ran out of the Shamrock and fled the area. The patron who was shot in the arm is identified as John Harrison, age 39 from Macon. Harrison was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and is listed to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

The three suspects were described as three black males wearing red bandannas across their faces, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height, with medium builds. The shooter possibly has a short dreadlock type of hairstyle. No further description given.

Crime Scene Investigators and Criminal Investigators are continuing to process evidence and speak with witnesses in efforts to identify the suspects. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 13, 2011

Three Arrested for Metal Theft of a Cell Phone Tower

 

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 3 suspects involved in a metal theft incident, around 3:00a.m. Monday morning. Deputy Michael Moore stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Cavalier Drive. After additional patrolmen arrived to assist Moore, he discovered that the suspects were in possession of copper wiring and other metal items which were taken from the Verizon cell phone tower which is located on Cavalier Drive.  The three suspects were taken into custody and Verizon was notified of the incident.

 

The following were arrested in connection to this incident:

 

 

1)      Michael Shane Boutwell-  40 years old from Juliette, Georgia. Boutwell is charged with Criminal Damage- Felony and Burglary. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a bond of $14,150.

 

 

2)      Jason Brad Coleman-  38 years old from Forsyth, Georgia. Coleman is charged with Criminal Damage-Felony and Burglary. Coleman was released Monday morning after posting a bond of $14,150.

 

 

3)      Dewayne Keith Scott- 39 years old from Macon, Georgia. Scott is charged with Criminal Damage-Felony, Burglary, Rule Absolute Superior Court, Probation Violation Superior Court, and Bench Warrant State Court. Scott is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 9, 2011                 

Macon Man Arrested for Firearm and Drug Charges

 

 

Bibb Sheriff Drug Investigators and members of the Southeastern Regional Task Force arrested 42 year old Melvin Wesley Johnson Wednesday afternoon for a firearm and drug charges. Investigators served a search warrant of his residence and seized 10 grams of crack cocaine and 5 baggies of marijuana, both combined have a street value of $1300.00. Investigators also seized $1,547.00 cash and a .40 caliber Springfield pistol.

 

Johnson was arrested for the following charges:

 

Melvin Wesley Johnson - Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. Johnson is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a bond of $7,625.00.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 9, 2011

5 Suspects Arrested for Felony Theft at Khol’s

 

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating a felony theft incident that occurred at the Khol’s Department Store, located at 6275 Zebulon Road on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:00p.m.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies received a call from the Khol’s Asset Protection Officer. He stated that two of the Khol’s employees unlocked and entered the building after hours. The two employees let three separate people enter the store who were not Khol’s employees. The Asset Protection Officer stated that the Ad Placement employees were not scheduled to work that evening. He said that he monitored with the store’s security cameras as the five suspects entered the store. The five suspects filled up more than 8 large bags of merchandise then exited the store. As the 5 suspects began to load the stolen merchandise into a vehicle, Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were already on scene and immediately took the suspects into custody before they could attempt leave the parking lot. The value of the merchandise that was stolen was approximately $11, 790.00. The items taken ranged from clothing, jewelry, and electronics.

 

The following suspects were arrested during this incident:

 

1)      Edward Thomas Rouse Jr. - 28 years old from Macon. He was charged with Theft by Taking (Felony), Burglary, and Probation Violation State Court. Rouse is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond. (Ad Placement Employee for Khol’s)

 

2)      Dexter Denard Easley- 21 years old from Macon. He was charged with Burglary, Theft by Taking (Felony), and Marijuana Possession (Misdemeanor). Easley posted a $6,085.00 bond on 06-04-11. (Ad Placement Employee for Kohl’s)

 

3)      Samuel Deonte Watson III- 26 years old from Macon. He was charged Theft by Shoplifting (Felony). Watson posted a $1,850.00 bond on 06-02-11.

 

4)      Steven Antwan Robinson- 27 years old from Macon. He was charges with Burglary, Theft by Taking (Felony), Probation Violation Superior Court, and Probation Violation State Court. Robinson is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 

5)      Michael Dewayne Collins- 28 years old from Macon. He was charged with Theft by Taking (Felony). Collins posted a bond of $1,850.00 and was released on 06-02-11.

 

  

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

June 8, 2011

Grand Opening of the Bibb Sheriff’s South Substation

 

Bibb Sheriff Jerry Modena would like to invite the public and media to attend the Grand Opening of the Bibb Sheriff’s South Substation. This event will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00p.m. The South Substation is located at 5797 Houston Road, Suite A. The South Substation is located in the shopping center, directly behind the Texas Cattle Company and across from Allen Road. (A map link is attached to this email).

   The Grand Opening will start off with a ribbon cutting and a few words from Sheriff Jerry Modena. The Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen and Supervisors that work in the south Bibb County will be at this event.  We will be serving refreshments and giving the citizens an opportunity to meet with the Sheriff’s Deputies that protect and serve in south Bibb County.

 

 

June 5, 2011

Auto Theft Incident with a 13 year old Asleep in the Back Seat

 

 

  On Saturday, June 4, 2011 around 11:48p.m., the Bibb Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident involving a vehicle that was stolen from the Sunoco gas station, located at 4017 Hartley Bridge Road, while a 13 year old girl was fast asleep in the back seat. According to witnesses’ statements, 30 years old Jana Dawson and 42 years old Brian “Keith” Bryant, both from Byron ,entered the Sunoco gas station while leaving Bryant’s 1999 Chevy Suburban in the parking lot with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle still running.

  Jana Dawson’s 13 year old daughter was fast asleep in the back seat located in the far rear of the vehicle. While Dawson and Bryant were inside of the gas station the vehicle was taken by unknown suspect(s) as Dawson’s daughter remained asleep in the back of the vehicle. A friend of Bryant’s was traveling down on Hartley Bridge Road and noticed Bryant’s vehicle as it was entering onto the interstate. The friend called Bryant to let him know that the vehicle’s lights were off.  Bryant ran outside of the Sunoco and discovered that he vehicle had been taken, with the little girl still in the back seat. Bryant and Dawson immediately called 911.

  By using a cell phone which was left inside the vehicle, Bibb Sheriff’ Investigators were able to track the vehicle. The cell phone’s G.P.S. device was active. Investigators contacted cellular phone service that Bryant used and found the vehicle’s location through the cell phone’s G.P.S. The vehicle was located at the Linkwood Manor apartment complex, located at 3389 Sherry Drive. Investigators recovered the vehicle and the young girl, who was still fast asleep in the rear of the vehicle. The suspect(s) abandoned the vehicle and fled before law enforcement arrived. No one was injured during this incident.

Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Bibb Sheriff’s Crime Scene unit processed the vehicle for evidence in efforts to identify the suspect(s) who stole the vehicle.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 June 4, 2011

Maintenance Man Saved Drowning Child in north Bibb

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the River Walk Apartments, located at 5578 Riverside Drive in reference to a drowning incident involving a child, around 5:15p.m. Friday evening. According to the witness statements, Shamekia Hayes was babysitting 5 year old Daylan Kendrick while his mother was at work. They went to the River Walk Apartments to go swimming with a friend who lived at the apartment complex.

Daylan and several other children were swimming in the pool when the incident occurred. Hayes stated that she thought that all of the children were out of the pool when she noticed that Daylan was still in the pool and not moving. Immediately one of the children jumped into the pool and pulled Daylan out of the pool. Hayes carried the unresponsive child into the clubhouse as she attempted to get help.

The maintenance man, David McCard walked into the clubhouse and noticed Hayes crying and pacing the floor as she held Daylan in her arms. He immediately instructed Hayes to place Daylan on the floor and he began to perform CPR. McCard revived Daylan and once the ambulance arrived, Daylan was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. According to the Medical Center E.M.S., Daylan had some water in his lungs, but he is stable and will be just fine.

Lt. Mark Franks and Deputy David Morgan thanked McCard for his bold and unselfish act.

 

 

June 3, 2011

Traffic Advisement for the 2011 Rock ‘N Roll Triathlon

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the citizens who are traveling in  west Bibb County, near Lake Tobosofkee to be aware of the 2011 Rock N’ Roll Triathlon event which will be starting at 6:00a.m. until around 4:00p.m., on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  There will be a few detours and road closures while this race taking place to help ensure the safety of  those who will be participating in the triathlon.  

 

Some of the roads that will be affected by the triathlon are:

 

Moseley Dixon Road, Pineworth Road, Columbus Road, Tidwell Road, Rogers Road,  Bethel Church Road,  Knoxville Road, U.S. 80 in Lizella, North Lizella Road, Hopewell Road, Bonner Gilbert Road, Lower Thomaston Road, Thomaston Road, Lamar Road, Johnson Road, Nowell Road, and a portion of Zebulon Road.

 

June 3, 2011

 Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies Locate Missing Teen from the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport

 

 Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy’s Kent and Williams located the Canadian teen that was reported missing from the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport since May 30, 2011. The missing teen, 18 year old Eustace Victor Martin was traveling from St. Kitts in the Caribbean Islands to Vancouver, Canada. Martin was visiting his father in St. Kitts and was suppose to be flying back to Canada, where he lives with his mother and stepfather. It was reported that his flight stopped in Atlanta for a layover. Martin never boarded his connecting flight to Seattle, Washington. Martin’s Mother and Stepfather reported Martin as missing to the Atlanta Police Department after he did not arrive in Vancouver. Three different countries began to investigate Martin’s disappearance.

 Friday morning around 7:46 a.m. on June 3, 2011, Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies located Martin on the 4000 block of Sheraton Drive in north Bibb County. It was reported that Martin was knocking on a door of a residence on Sheraton Drive. He was asking the resident for food and water. The resident called the Bibb Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious person. When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they discovered that Martin was the missing teen from the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport.

Martin told Sheriff’s Deputies that after he missed his flight in Atlanta, he became confused and was not sure of what to do. He slept on benches, located just outside of the airport. Martin was told by security personnel that he could not sleep on the benches. Martin began to look for places to stay, near the airport. Martin boarded a Grooms Transportation Van and headed south to Macon. Once he arrived in Macon, he found a wooded area next to the Grooms Transportation Office and that is where he remained for approximately a week. Martin told Sheriff’s Deputies that he had been living off of water for over a week. Concerned for Martin’s health, deputies transported Martin to the Medical Center of Central Georgia so that he could receive medical treatment for dehydration and malnutrition. Martin is listed to be in very stable condition.

The Adult Protection Service was notified and they have made contact with Martin’s parents. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies will remain with Martin until he can be turned over to the Adult Protection Service.  Martin’s parents are making preparations for the trip to Macon so that they can reunite with their son.

 

 

May 30, 2011

Aggravated Assault in west Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place at the West Club Apartments, located at 159 Stevens Drive, around 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening. According to witnesses statements, Devaonte Brown, age 19 of Macon was standing outside of building 102, talking with several friends when approximately three shots were fired. Brown was struck in the left leg twice. Brown was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was treated and released. No one else was injured during this incident.

Investigators are continuing interview witnesses in order to gain a description of a suspect. This incident is under investigation, anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

May 22, 2011

Bibb Investigators Seek Assistance in Entering Auto Cases

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in connection with a rash of entering autos that took place late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning in west Bibb County. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received approximately 10 calls early Sunday morning in reference to entering autos in several neighborhoods in west Bibb. It was reported that most of the vehicles that were entered were left unlocked by the owners.

The Sheriff’s Office was also notified by the Macon Police Department that they had five suspects in custody that had entered autos in Bibb, Crawford, Houston, & Peach Counties.

 If you live in the Scarlet Oaks subdivision located off of Thomaston Road, or in the Heath Place subdivision located off of Heath Road and your vehicle was entered last evening please contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.The Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Macon Police Department, Crawford, Houston, & Peach County Investigators to make sure that the property gets back to its rightful owners.

Anyone who saw any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity in the areas is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office. This incident is under investigation. Further information will be released as the investigation continues.

 

 

May 22, 2011

Drowning at Lake Tobosofkee

 

 Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolmen, along with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department Rescue Divers, Rangers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Tobosofkee Rangers, responded to a reported drowning incident around 6:45 p.m. Saturday evening at Lake Tobosofkee.

 Witnesses’ stated that 24 year old Michael Dewayne Jones of Macon was with family members at an area of the lake which is located on Moseley Dixon Road, across the street from Rainey Road. Three children were swimming in this area and began to yell for help, this is when Jones and several others went to the children’s aid. The children were rescued, but Jones went under and drowned. Around 8:00p.m. Saturday evening, rescue divers recovered Jones’s body near the location where he went under. The next of kin has been notified. The children were treated by paramedics on scene and released to their families.  It was reported that Jones was employed by the Macon-Bibb Fire Department. This incident is under investigation.

 

 

May 19, 2011

Arrest made in Child Cruelty Incident

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigators served an arrest warrant on Felix Alberto Medellin, from south Bibb for the charge of Child Cruelty Wednesday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. It was reported that on Sunday, May 15, 2011, a 3 month old infant was transported by Life Flight, to Atlanta for injuries that he received to the head.

  According to witness statements, Medellin was supposed to be watching his 3 month old son while his wife left to go to the store. Medellin told investigators that the infant fell from his lap, while he was seated in the rear bedroom of the residence. According to Investigators, warrants were immediately issued for Medellin’s arrest once the doctors in Atlanta determined that the injuries that the infant received were not consistent with the fall that Medellin originally reported. Medellin is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Child Cruelty and he also has a hold from (I.C.E.) Immigration Customs Enforcement. Medellin will appear before magistrate court on May 19, 2011 at 1:30p.m.

 

 

May 19, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators Serve 3 Separate Search Warrants and Arrest 6

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators and the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team served three separate drug search warrants in Macon and arrested a total of six suspects Wednesday evening. Additional arrests are pending further investigation. The first search warrant was served around 6:00p.m., at 5252 Bloomfield Road. Investigators seized approximately 1 pound of marijuana, ¼ ounce of powder cocaine, and seized over $600.00 in cash. The street value of the marijuana is $4,500.00. The street value of the powder cocaine is $1,000.00.

 

The following suspects were arrested during this search warrant:

 

1)      Jamar Antowan Meadows, 30 years old from Macon. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with an $18,200.00 bond for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drugs with in 1000 ft. of a school, Bench Warrant State Court, and Bench Warrant Child Support Enforcement. Meadows can not post a bond at this time until the two bench warrant charges have been satisfied.

 

2)      Shaurmon Bryant Nettingham, 33 years old from Macon. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a $28,000.00 bond for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drugs with in 1000 ft. of a school.

 

3)       Crysta Marie Williams 24 years old from Macon. She is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a bond of $16,900.00, for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drugs with in 1000 ft. of a school.

 

4)      Melinda Dee Johnson, 26 years old from Macon.  She is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex with a bond of $16,900.00, for the charges of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drugs with in 1000 ft. of a school. She also has a hold from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office once she posts her bond in Bibb County.

  

 A second drug search warrant was served at 581 Grenada Terrace later in the evening. No suspects were at the residence at the time that the warrant was served. Investigators seized 1.5 pounds of marijuana, a stolen .45 caliber Taurus pistol, which was stolen out of Perry, a .22 caliber Jennings pistol, and $430.00 in cash. Investigators are currently having the pistols and marijuana packaging processed for finger prints by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators. Arrests warrants will be issued pending the results of the finger print analysis. The street value of the seized marijuana is $6,750.00.

 

A third arrest warrant was served by Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and the S.W.A.T. team at 4247 Capitol Avenue around 10:00 p.m. yesterday evening. Investigators seized a cookie of crack cocaine which weighed approximately 20 grams and $1500.00 in cash. The street value of the crack cocaine is $2400.00.

 

The following suspects were arrested during this search warrant:

 

1)      Leonard Kendrick Spivey, 30 years old from Macon. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond for Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

2)      Dion Kelvin Murray, 23 years old from Macon. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond for Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute and Probation Violation Superior Court.

 

 

May 17, 2011

Honoring Fallen Officers

 

 

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media and the public to join us in our observation of National Police Week, which is held nationwide from May 15-21, 2011. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will hold a brief memorial ceremony in front of the Law Enforcement Memorial which is adjacent to the main entrance to the Macon Centreplex/Coliseum, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:00p.m.

At this time, we will reflect on the ultimate sacrifice which was made by several of our fellow officers, most recently Deputy Joseph Whitehead, Deputy Chad McDonald, and Deputy Mike Thomas. We have chosen this location rather than the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for our observance this year because the names of Chad McDonald and Mike Thomas have just been engraved there, and because many have not had an opportunity to see the memorial.

We invite you to join us in this time of reflection.

 

 

 *Update*

 May 8, 2011

 Fatal Traffic Accident in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident which occurred around 9:03a.m. Sunday morning. A 2006 Jeep Limited, driven by 37 year old Christopher Smith of Macon collided with a 1994 Ford Escort, driven by 39 year old male from Warner Robins, at the intersection of the off ramp from Interstate 475 (north bound) at Mercer University Drive. The Ford Escort was exiting the off ramp as Smith was traveling east on Mercer University Drive. According to witness statements Smith continued through the intersection after the traffic signal turned red for the traffic traveling on Mercer University Drive, hitting Ford Escort as it exited the off ramp from Interstate 475.

  The driver of the Ford Escort was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was pronounced dead. Anthony Barrineau Jenkins, 39 years old from Warner Robins, died as a result of injuries that he received from this accident. The next of kin has been notified. Charges are pending further investigation.

   This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

May 8, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident which occurred around 9:03a.m. Sunday morning. A 2006 Jeep Limited, driven by 37 year old Christopher Smith of Macon collided with a 1994 Ford Escort, driven by 39 year old male from Warner Robins, at the intersection of the off ramp from Interstate 475 (north bound) at Mercer University Drive. The Ford Escort was exiting the off ramp as Smith was traveling east on Mercer University Drive. According to witness statements Smith continued through the intersection after the traffic signal turned red for the traffic traveling on Mercer University Drive, hitting Ford Escort as it exited the off ramp from Interstate 475.

  The driver of the Ford Escort was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was pronounced dead. The name of the deceased will be released after the family has been notified. Charges are pending further investigation.

   This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 May 7, 2011

Pedestrian Fatality in south Bibb

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Hawkinsville Road near the intersection of Barnes Road around 8:49p.m., Saturday evening. It was reported that 24 year old Nicholas Paul Joyner of Macon was attempting to walk across Hawkinsville Road when he was hit by a tractor trailer driven by 27 year old Nathaniel Alexander Green from Norcross, Georgia. Joyner was pronounced dead on scene by Deputy Coroner Miley. 

  This incident is under investigation by the Bibb Sheriff’s Fatality Investigators. There are no charges pending at this time. The family of Nicholas Joyner was notified on scene by Deputy Coroner Miley.

 

 

May 6, 2011

Traffic Accident in south Bibb County

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that occurred around 05:40a.m. , Friday morning in south Bibb County. Deputy Robbie “Clint” Joiner was traveling in the right lane as he headed south on Houston Road when a white in color, 1998 Isuzu Rodeo driven by 31 year old Rodolfina Perez-Mora  pulled into his path as she was entering the roadway from the Skyview Mobile Home Trailer Park. Deputy Joiner attempted to avoid the collision by maneuvering to the left lane. Perez-Mora continued to pull out onto the roadway and both vehicles collided.

Perez-Mora was cited for Failure to Yield and Driving While Unlicensed. Both Deputy Joiner and Perez-Mora were transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia to be evaluated for minor injuries.

 

 

 May 2, 2011

Armed Robbery in north Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday morning, April 30, 2011, around 9:55 a.m. in the parking lot of the Publix Grocery store located at 195 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. According to witnesses’ statements, an employee from the Zaxby’s restaurant located on Bass Road went to the Sun Trust bank which is inside of the Publix grocery store. The employee made a deposit for the Zaxby’s restaurant, and then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money which was to be used to open the store.

The employee got into his convertible vehicle with two bank bags containing the money. A black male suspect, described as being approximately 6 feet 0 inches in height, weighing 175 to 180 lbs, dressed in all black clothing, and wearing a black ski mask covering his face approached the Zaxby’s employee’s vehicle with a nickel plated handgun. The suspect demanded money. The employee refused.  The suspect hit the Zaxby’s employee in the face with his handgun, grabbed the bank bags and fled the scene. The suspect jumped into the passenger seat of a white two door vehicle with a spoiler on the trunk and the vehicle had dark tinted windows. The vehicle fled the area, headed towards the Holiday Inn Drive North area. The employee received minor injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics.  No one else was injured during this incident.

 The suspect vehicle was later recovered by Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies on Athens Drive, which is located off of Holiday Inn Drive North. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the recovery. The vehicle is being processed by Bibb Sheriff Crime Scene Investigators.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

April 28, 2011

Macon Man Arrested and Possibly Linked to Additional Entering Autos

 

    Wednesday evening Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 24 year old Matthew Frank Bryant of Macon, for Criminal Attempt to Enter a Motor Vehicle. Investigators believe that Bryant is connected with a rash of entering autos that have occurred in the north Macon area (city and county), in the past few weeks.

Bryant is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for Criminal Attempt to Enter a Motor Vehicle and Probation Violation Superior Court. Additional charges are pending as a result of a joint investigation between Bibb Sheriff Investigators and Macon Police Investigators.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

April 20, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident in south Bibb

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a fatal traffic accident which occurred around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday night. A 29 year old Macon man died after losing control of his vehicle as he entered the curve on Hawkinsville Road (north bound) at mile marker number 6. The driver lost control of the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck then the vehicle flipped over. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Leon Jones. The name of the deceased can not be released until the next of kin has been notified. No one else was involved in this fatal accident.

 This fatal traffic accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

  

 

April 20, 2011

Sheriff’s Command Staff Receive Advanced Training through

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

 

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to highway safety issues in Georgia.  Initiatives known as: Over the Limit, Under Arrest, Click it or Ticket, Driving Skills for Life, Operation Rolling Thunder, and HEAT are all part of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety mission: to educate the public on highway safety issues and facilitate the implementation of programs that reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia roadways.

Traffic crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in Georgia and as such a major public health problem.  Statistics show that (1) one out of three crashes is alcohol related, (2) nearly half of all crash victims do not wear seatbelts, and (3) teens make up 14% of all crash deaths.  The tragic loss of Georgians to traffic crashes devastates families both emotionally and financially and imposes far-reaching societal cost to employees and government agencies as well as public and private insurers. 

Highway safety is a major concern for Georgia’s sheriffs’ offices.  Your sheriff is committed to continuing and enhancing the collective effort at reducing these injuries and tragic deaths.  In the past, limited funds were a barrier in providing specialized highway safety enforcement training for sheriffs and their command staff statewide, until the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety partnered with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to provide advanced and specialized training for deputy sheriffs as well as a forum for discussion and information exchange between sheriffs and their command staff.    

A Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant provided an important educational opportunity at the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association 2011 Command Staff Training Conference. Three days of intensive training was conducted at Lake Lanier Island, April 12-14, for the upper-level command staff of sheriffs offices from throughout the state.  More than 160 officers – including sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers – participated in the training conference.  Bibb County Chief Deputy David Davis and Chief Deputy Russell Nelson attended and received valuable training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership training.   

“The Command Staff Training Conference offers an opportunity for the leadership within sheriffs’ offices to attain specialized training on highway safety, leadership development and current trends in Georgia, and to develop partnering relationships statewide,” stated Tonia Welch, Training Director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, Inc.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the sheriffs of our state.  The command staff training is another example of the professionalism of the sheriffs and law enforcement leaders who lead their respective forces.  The citizens of Georgia are well served by these dedicated public servants,” stated Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

            The Georgia Sheriffs Association, Inc. is a professional organization that represents Georgias 159 elected sheriffs.  The Association relies on the support of more than 70,000 Honorary Members throughout the state who recognize and value the services provided by the Constitutional Office of Sheriff.  In addition to the valuable services that the Association offers to statewide law enforcement initiatives, GSA also sponsors the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes, Inc. which provides full-time residential care for Georgias abused, abandoned, and neglected children.

 

 

April 18, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators Linked Murder Suspects to Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb County

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigators working on information and evidence that was received connected the three suspects who were accused of murdering the Family Dollar Store employee, Gary Cole Jr. in the city of Macon, last Tuesday night, to a personal armed robbery incident which took place later that same night.

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators announced today that 21 year old Ron’esha Mikwameia Smith, 19 year old Antonio Browner, and 24 year old Quartez Dorez Carter have been served warrants for the additional charges of Armed Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit High jacking of a Motor Vehicle. Warrants were served after Bibb Sheriff Investigators discovered evidence which linked them to the personal armed robbery and attempted high jacking of a motor vehicle that took place on Forsyth Road on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, around 10:10p.m.

Smith, Browner, and Carter are currently being held without bond in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

April 15, 2011

Suspect Hails Cab to Rob Bank

 

    Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 40 year old David Dexter Deloach from Macon, after he robbed the Robins Federal Credit Union located on 5999 Zebulon Road, around 12:00 p.m. According to witness statements, Deloach hailed a cab shortly before noon, to pick him up at the Shell gas station, located at 5011 Romeiser Drive. He asked the cab driver to take him to the Robins Federal Credit Union located on Zebulon Road. Deloach entered the bank around 12:00p.m., handing the bank teller a note, demanding money. The bank teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to Deloach. He walked out of the bank and entered the same cab. According to the witness statements, Deloach asked the cab driver to take him to the Red Lobster, after leaving the bank. The cab driver was unaware of the robbery incident.

 One of the bank’s staff was able to get the cab’s tag number as it left the parking lot while the Sheriff’s Office was being notified of the incident.  Less than 5 minutes after the robbery took place, Sheriff’s Deputies spotted the cab on Forsyth Road at its intersection with Tucker Road. The deputies stopped the taxi cab and placed Deloach under arrest for Robbery. No one was injured during this incident. No weapon was displayed during this incident.

Deloach is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Robbery and Probation Violation Superior Court. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 April 14, 2011

Overturned Tractor Trailer Accident on Interstate 475

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies worked an early morning traffic accident which involved an over turned tractor trailer on Interstate 475, around 05:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Qutievvez Milton Eleazav, age 40, from Kelley, Texas stated that he just merged from Interstate 75 (north) onto Interstate 475 (north) when he lost control of his 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer. He stated that the tractor trailer began to swerve, hitting the guard rail on the right side of the roadway, then rolling the tractor trailer onto its right side, and blocking two lanes of travel for over 4 hours. Eleazav was hauling 38,000 lbs of cantaloupes which spilled onto the interstate for a company out of Florida. Eleazav was treated and released on scene for minor injuries. This was a single vehicle accident.

 Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies diverted traffic north onto Interstate 75 during the accident investigation and clean up efforts. The interstate reopened around 9:30 a.m. this morning. There are no charges pending against Eleazav at this time.   

 

 

April 13, 2011

2nd Release:Missing Person from Macon

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Ellen Espy Holliday, age 55, of Macon was reported missing the last week of March. Holliday was last seen at the Motel 6, where she resided. The motel is located at 2690 Riverside Drive.

  Holliday is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches in height, weighing 100 lbs. She has blue eyes and grayish blonde hair. No clothing description was given. Holliday suffers from mental health and medical problems.

Anyone with information in reference to this missing person should contact Investigator Tania Greer at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

April 13, 2011

Personal Armed Robbery in west Bibb

 

 The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal armed robbery that took place in the parking lot of the Macon Monogramming around 10:10p.m. Tuesday night. According to the victim’s statement, she was driving around the Forsyth Road area in an attempt to get her child to fall asleep. She stated that she pulled into the parking lot of the Macon Monogramming to look at the sign so that she could see the hours of operation. As she was attempting to get back into her vehicle, two black males approached her, one displaying a silver handgun. She said that one of the suspects attempted to remove the child and car seat out of the vehicle in an attempt to steal the vehicle. When the suspect was unsuccessful, he gave up, grabbed the victim’s purse, and then both suspects fled the scene. The victim left the scene, went home and called the Sheriff’s Office to make a report of the crime.  No one was injured during this incident.

  The suspects are described as 2 black males; one wearing white hooded sweat shirt and dark shorts, the second was wearing a dark colored hooded sweat shirt. No further description was given.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

April 12, 2011

Aggravated Assault in Payne City

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place around 7:30 p.m. this evening, in front of a residence on Comer Terrace in Payne City. According to witnesses’ statements, Chad Logan 37 years old of Payne City and his brother Steve Logan, 40 years old from Macon, arrived at Chad’s house after work. Telvin Jackson age 19 from Macon was involved in a dispute with the Logan brothers over a financial transaction involving a motor scooter. Jackson and several other men showed up at Chad Logan’s residence and a fight ensued. After the fight was over, Jackson and the other men that arrived with him ran towards the apartments located on Brookdale Avenue.

Chad Logan’s son, who is 16 years of age, ran into the house to get a handgun. After retrieving the handgun, he ran out to the street and then began to shoot towards the men who were running from the scene of the fight. Investigators arrested the juvenile and charged him with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault. The juvenile was turned over to the juvenile authorities. Chad and Steve Logan received minor injuries as a result of the fight, but no one was reported to be victim of a gun shot wound.

 Additional arrests are pending further investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

April 11, 2011

Missing Person from Macon

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Ellen Espy Holliday, age 55, of Macon was reported missing the last week of March. Holliday was last seen at the Motel 6, where she resided. The motel is located at 2690 Riverside Drive.

  Holliday is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches in height, weighing 100 lbs. She has blue eyes and grayish blonde hair. No clothing description was given. Holliday suffers from mental health and medical problems.

Anyone with information in reference to this missing person should contact Investigator Tania Greer at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

April 1, 2011

Macon Man Arrested for Multiple Drug Charges

 

  Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators arrested 38 year old Tyrone Marquette Smith around 11:00p.m.Thursday night, while serving a drug search warrant at his North O’Hara Drive residence. While serving the search warrant, the investigators were able to seize, Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Somas, ½ pound of marijuana, and $930.00 cash.

  Tyrone Marquette Smith is currently being held at Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex for the charges of Drugs Schedule 4- Possession with the Intent to Distribute, Drugs Schedule 3- Possession with the Intent to Distribute, Drugs Schedule 2- Possession with the Intent to Distribute, Drugs Schedule 1- Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.

  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 25, 2011

Cherry Blossom Road Race Traffic Advisement

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for the citizens who are traveling in north west Bibb County to be aware of the Cherry Blossom Road Race event which will be starting at 8:00a.m. until around 11:00a.m., on Saturday morning  There will be a few detours and road closures while this race taking place to help ensure the safety of  those who will be participating in the Cherry Blossom Road Race.  

 

Road closures and detours during the Cherry Blossom Road Race will be as follows:

 

 Rivoli Drive, north of Bass Road will be closed to through traffic.

 

Highway 41/Forsyth Road will be detoured at the Old Forsyth Road intersection. The traffic on Forsyth Road, headed north and south bound will detour onto Old Forsyth Road, around the section of Howard Middle School.

 

For more information about the Cherry Blossom Road Race, please go to   http://www.cherryblossomroadrace.com/.

 

 

Cherry Blossom Road Race Route Information:

 

Start Location: Both the 5K & 10K start at the Forsyth Road exit of the Howard Middle

School Parking Lot. The Start Line is the large white line at the stop sign at the exit of the

school at Forsyth Road.

Routes: Both the 5K & 10K leave the school, turning N on Hwy 41, Forsyth Road, then immediately Right on Old Forsyth

Road. Just past the railroad tracks, at the intersection with Rivoli Drive, the 5K and 10K split. The 5K goes back towards

town, turning around near the intersection of Rivoli and Rivoli Ridge Drive, following the same course back to Howard

Middle School. After crossing the railroad tracks, the 10K course turns Left onto Rivoli Drive, goes past Mt.Zion Baptist

Church, past the intersection of Rivoli & Pate Road, and turns around before reaching Klopfner Road, following the

same course back to Howard Middle School. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts and finishes in the parking lot in front of

the Howard Middle School. The 1 Mile course is entirely on the campus of the Howard High and Middle School.

Finish Line Location: All events finish in the parking lot in front of the Howard Middle School.

Start Times: Both the 5K & 10K start at 8:00 a.m. The 1 Mile Walk/Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

Parking: Event parking is in the Howard High School parking lots. No parking will be allowed in front of the Middle

School.

 

 

March 22, 2011

Ceremony in Remembrance of Investigator Joseph Whitehead

 

The Bibb Sheriff Office will be holding a ceremony in remembrance of Investigator Joseph Whitehead on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in the front lobby of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. Bibb Sheriff Jerry Modena will say a few words and then we will have a brief moment of silence in memory of Investigator Joseph Whitehead. The media is invited to join the Bibb Sheriff’s Office as we remember Investigator Joseph Whitehead.

 

 

March 21, 2011

Fatal Accident on Interstate 75 in south Bibb County

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a fatal accident that occurred around 10:50p.m. Monday evening on Interstate 75 south bound, in the construction zone, approximately ½ mile south of Sardis Church Road. A 1996 Mazda Protégé driven by a 59 year old Edward Clyde Young from Macon, rear ended a dump truck, which was driven by 61 year old Issac Brown of Warner Robins. The dump truck was traveling in the left lane on Interstate 75 and was making a left turn into a construction area, located in the median, when the fatal accident occurred. Young was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Leon Jones.  The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

This fatal accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 18, 2011

Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 475

 

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a fatal traffic accident located on Interstate 475 south, about 2 miles south of Zebulon Road that occurred around 8:09p.m. this evening. A 2008 grey Toyota Camry occupied by two adults and two small children, from Indiana collided with a 2003 Freightliner Tractor Trailer, driven by 56 year old John T. Daniels from McDonough, Georgia. The names of the occupants of the Toyota Camry can not be released until next of kin has been notified.  The two small children are listed to be in stable condition, one adult is listed to be in serious condition, the adult driver was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Leon Jones. The driver of the tractor trailer is not injured. Interstate 475 south was reopened around 10:00p.m.

 This fatal accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 

March 16, 2011

Arrests Made in Connection with Community Service Inmate Walk Off

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30 year old Willie Lee Hudson Jr. at the Knights Inn, located at 4952 Romeiser Drive in west Bibb County around 6:45p.m. Hudson walked off from a community service detail while at the Bibb Sheriff’s Office around 9:00a.m. this morning. Hudson is being charged with Escape After Conviction. He is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, without bond.

  Amanda Brown, age 37 from east Bibb was also arrested along with Hudson. Brown is charged with Hindering the Apprehension of a Criminal. She assisted Brown by taking him clothes to the Knights Inn. Brown is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex.

   This incident is under investigation. Additional arrests are pending investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 16, 2011

Two Arrested in Connection to February 2011 Accidental Shooting Incident

 

Gary Ramone Davis, age 30, and Lashonda Michelle Hopkins, age 25, both from Lizella, were arrested and released for the charge of Reckless Conduct-Weapon (Misdemeanor) in reference to the February 2011 accidental shooting incident that occurred at their residence in Lizella.

 

Bibb Sheriff Jerry Modena stresses that if you own a weapon in your home that you should ensure the safest environment for your family by following these safety tips:

 

1)      Take the ammunition out of the gun.

 

2)      Lock the gun and keep it out of reach of children.

 

3)      Lock up the ammunition and store it separately from the gun.

 

4)      Store the keys for the gun and ammunition in a different area from where you store your household keys. Keep the keys out of reach from children.

 

  For more safety tips please contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at 478-744-9700 or visit the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office web page at www.bibbsheriff.org

 

 

March 16, 2011

Community Service Inmate Walked Away from Detail

 

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is looking for the whereabouts of an inmate who walked off from a community service detail while at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. Inmate Willie Lee Hudson Jr., age 30 from Macon, walked away from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex while he was assigned to the Detention Division. Around 9:00a.m. Wednesday morning, Hudson was assigned to work with the Sheriff’s Office custodian so that he could work off his community service hours. Hudson assisted in cleaning office areas and taking out the trash. As Hudson was taking trash to the dumpster located in the west parking lot of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex, he walked away from the property.

Hudson his described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 350 lbs, bald head, mustache, and beard. He was last seen wearing a white jump suit with a dark blue stripe running down each side of the jump suit. Hudson was in the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Detention Center for the charges of Superior Court Probation Violation and Cocaine Possession.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 7, 2011

Two Inmates Quickly Captured After Escaping

 

 

Two inmates were quickly captured after fleeing from law enforcement officials, at the Bibb County Courthouse. Law enforcement officials were loading inmates into a transport van after a late court session which ended around 7:00p.m. One of the inmates began to run down the alley where they were being loaded and the second inmate followed. Deputies and bailiffs chased the inmates on foot to the Spring Street Bridge. Additional Bibb County Deputies, Macon Police Officers, and also members of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeastern Fugitive Task Force quickly arrived in the area. The first inmate, 18 year old Jeremy Antwon Taylor was captured around 7:20p.m., as he was running down the Spring Street Bridge. The second inmate, 18 year old Tyrone Brown Jr. was hiding under the Spring Street Bridge and was captured shortly after

Jeremy Taylor is being charged with Escape after Conviction. He was already in prison serving time for Armed Robbery. He was going to court on charge of Aggravated Battery of Correctional Officer.

Tyrone Brown Jr. is being charged with Escape. Brown was going to court on charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery, 2 counts of Armed Robbery, and Terroristic Threats.

 

 

March 4, 2011

DNA Linked Two Men Involved in Bank Robbery from 2010

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators used DNA from masks to link two of the three suspects who were involved in the Armed Robbery of the Atlantic Southern Bank back in May of 2010.

   Around 11:38 a.m. in the morning on May 28, 2010, three black male suspects entered the Atlantic Southern Bank, located at 8340 Eisenhower Parkway in Lizella. The suspects entered the bank, one carrying a shotgun, one carrying a handgun, and the third suspect was carrying a tote bag. The suspects demanded money from the bank tellers. The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash in an older model tan, beige, or possibly gold colored four door sedan.

   According to investigators, the suspects left the bank and headed towards Crawford County. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators recovered the suspects’ masks, some clothing, and a stolen license plate from a dumpster, in Crawford County. The masks were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for a D.N.A. profile.

   The investigation led to two men who were arrested in connection with an Armed Robbery of the Atlantic Southern Bank located in Bonaire on December 16, 2010. Gregory Green Jr., age 26 from Fort Valley and Kerivonte DeSean Davis, age 24 from Wrightsville were arrested and are being held without bond at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for the charge of Armed Robbery. Two search warrants were issued for a “Buccal Swab” test. A “Buccal Swab” test is used in gathering DNA evidence from the mouth. Once the “Buccal Swab” test has been performed, it is then sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab for analysis along with the evidence that you want to test it against. This test will give you a positive or negative result for a DNA match. In this case, the test came back positive, showing that the DNA on two of the masks which were worn in the May 2010 Armed Robbery matched with the DNA evidence from Davis and Green.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators issued warrants for Gregory Green Jr. and Kerivonte DeSean Davis for the charge of Armed Robbery. Both subjects will be turned over to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office once their cases are completed in Houston County.

  Investigators are still searching for the identity of the third suspect. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

March 2, 2011

Person Hit by Vehicle

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Springdale Elementary at 3:27 PM today in reference to pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Carlo Porter age 35, an employee of Springdale Elementary, was directing traffic at the entrance/exit to the school when he was struck at low speed. Charles Evans, age 31 of Macon was exiting the parking lot and stated he did not see Mr. Porter while making a left turn from the parking area. Mr. Porter suffered no visible injuries other than scrapes but was transported for medical treatment. No charges have been issued. The accident is under investigation.  

 

 

 

February 24, 2011

Two Arrested for Burglary

 

Bibb Sheriff’ Deputies arrested two for burglary after a brief pursuit that occurred around 1:58p.m. this afternoon. According to witness statements, three black males were seen burglarizing a residence and loading a flat screen television into the back of a green Ford Taurus on Saddle Wood Court, located off of Heath Road in west Bibb County. The Sheriff’s Office was notified and dispatched deputies to that area. A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrolman spotted a Ford Taurus with three individuals matching the description given to Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was traveling towards Columbus Road with its trunk open, exposing a large flat screen television.

The Deputy pursued the suspects as they fled towards Columbus Road, then to Mercer University Drive. The driver of the green Ford Taurus pulled into the parking lot of the Riverbend Apartments, located at 3645 Mercer University Drive. The three suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area between the Riverbend Apartments and the Macon Garden Apartments. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies and Macon Police Officers quickly surrounded the area as they continued to search for the suspects. Two of the suspects ran into an apartment, knocking a child down as they attempted to hide from law enforcement officers. The two suspects were apprehended and taken to the Bibb Law Enforcement Complex. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for the third burglary suspect. The two burglary suspects who were arrested are:

 

1)      Antuane Mc Quell Simmons is 23 years old from Macon. Simmons is being charged with 2 counts of Burglary, 1 count of Simple Battery, Superior Court Probation Violation and State Court Probation Violation. Simmons is being held without bond.

2)      Jeffery Dennis, 17 years old from Macon. Dennis is being charged with 2 counts of Burglary and 1 count of Simple Battery. Dennis has a bond set at $17, 550.00.

 

The third suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his early 20’s. He was approximately 5feet 9 inches in height to 6 feet in height. The suspect was last seen wearing a red shirt and dark colored pants.

This incident is under investigation. Other charges possibly pending further investigation.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 16, 2011

*Update* Remains of a Methamphetamine Lab Found in a west Bibb Hotel

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators arrested Gregory Shawn Hall during a traffic stop on Eisenhower Parkway in Lizella early Wednesday morning. Hall is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Possession of Schedule 4 Drugs, Trafficking Schedule II Drugs, and Criminal Damage – 2nd Degree ( Felony).

 

 

February 14, 2011

Remains of a Methamphetamine Lab Found in a west Bibb Hotel

 

The Management of the Baymont Inn and Suites, located at 150 Plantation Inn Drive, called the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning, around 1:15a.m., after receiving a complaint of smoke and a chemical type smell coming from room 206. When Sheriff’s Patrolmen and Drug Investigators arrived, the remains of a methamphetamine lab were found in the bathroom of the hotel room. The bathroom was damaged due to a fire caused by the methamphetamine lab. Bibb Sheriff Drug Investigators notified the Drug Enforcement Agency and Summit Environmental was also called to clean out the toxic material.

Bibb Sheriff Investigators also recovered some remains of finished product of methamphetamine and also Xanax was found in the hotel room. The room was registered to Gregory Shawn Hall, age 32 of west Bibb. He was not in the room when deputies arrived. Bibb Drug Investigators are issuing warrants for Hall’s arrest.

Anyone with information into Gregory Shawn Hall’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 12, 2011

Suspicious Person’s Call Leads to Discovery of Shooting Victim in west Bibb

 

 

    Bibb Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on the 400 block of Garnett Drive South around 3:45a.m. this morning, in reference to a suspicious person’s call. According to the caller, a black male was sitting on his front porch. He told the complainant to call 911 that there were shots fired a few blocks over. Deputies made contact with the suspicious person, 41 year old Michael Deon Howard from Macon. Deputies ran Howard’s information and found that he did not have any warrants. One of the deputies offered to give Howard a ride back to his residence.

   As deputies were leaving the Garnett Drive South residence with Howard, they turned onto Yellowstone Way and noticed that a white Dodge Caravan had run across a yard and hit a parked vehicle. The van was still running as deputies approached the wreck. Deputies found a female lying on the ground, next to the driver’s side door, bleeding from the head. It was found that the female was suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. Paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene. The female is identified as being 34 year old Keevie Varnado, of 720 Sandusky Drive. She was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition.

   Additional deputies and investigators arrived on scene and found that Keevie lived with her brother Kareem Varnado, at the Sandusky Drive residence. Upon further investigation it was reported that the Varnados had a party at their residence earlier that evening. The suspicious person, Michael Deon Howard was at that party, arguing with Keevie throughout the day and night. Around 3:30a.m. in the morning, Keevie was going to give Howard a ride back to his residence on Hillcrest Avenue.  Howard is believed to have shot Keevie in the head while having an argument in the van at 7020 Sandusky Drive. Investigators continue to search for the handgun which was involved in the shooting.

Howard was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex where he is being charged for Aggravated Assault and Parole Violation.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

February 8, 2011

Accidental Shooting in west Bibb

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot of the Lizella Market located at 3309 Holley Road in Lizella, reference to two juveniles who were involved in an accidental shooting that occurred at 7595 Columbus Road.

It was reported that 3 year old Christopher Davis and 1 year old Marley Davis were in the living room while their parent’s, 30 year old Gary Davis and 25 year old Lashonda Hopkins were in the bedroom. Christopher climbed up and reached onto a shelf and grabbed a 22 caliber pistol. As he was looking at the handgun, he accidentally pulled the trigger, discharging a bullet. The bullet grazed his thumb and then grazed the knee of his 1 year old sister.

The parents immediately rushed the children to the ambulance station located at the Lizella Market in Lizella. The children were taken to the hospital by paramedics for the injuries that they received and are reported to be in stable condition.

This incident is under investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.  

 

 

February 1, 2011

Update: Accident Turns Fatal in south Bibb

 

Thomas Christopher Carmichael, 39 years old from Lizella died as a result of injuries that he received from a traffic accident Sunday evening, on Hartley Bridge Road. Coroner Jones stated that he was pronounced dead at 10:59a.m. this morning.  The next of kin has been notified.

This fatal accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

January 30, 2011

Accident with Injuries in south Bibb

 

The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident with injuries involving a motorcycle and a vehicle, which occurred around 6:45p.m. this evening. It was reported that a 1981 Harley Davidson driven by 39 year old Thomas Christopher Carmichael of Lizella was traveling west on Hartley Bridge Road. Carmichael was approaching the intersection of Fulton Mill Road when the motorcycle stopped in the middle of the roadway. A 1993 Honda Accord, driven by a 16 year old juvenile of Macon was traveling behind the motorcycle when Carmichael suddenly stopped. The Honda rear ended the motorcycle. Carmichael was taken to the hospital and listed to be in critical condition.

No one else was injured during this incident.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

January 30, 2011

 Two Charged in Connection with Murder of a Centerville Woman

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators charged two suspects in connection with the murder of a missing Centerville woman. Bibb Sheriff Investigators arrested 19 year old, Alexandria Renee Scott of Macon and 21 year old Justin Terrell Grable of Macon for the murder of Kimberly McKenzie.

Both suspects are being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the following charges:

 

Alexandria Renee Scott- Felony murder & two other unrelated charges, Contempt of City Court & a Bench Warrant State Court. This is Scott’s 3rd arrest since 2008.

 

Justin Terrell Grable – Felony Murder. This is Grable’s first arrest in Bibb County according to the jail records.

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441.

 

 

 January 30, 2011

Missing Woman’s Body Found in south Bibb

 

The body of a missing Centerville woman, 38 year old Kimberly McKenzie, was found in a field near Feagin Road Sunday afternoon, around 1:00p.m. The Centerville Police Department was working a missing person’s case on McKenzie since last week. Her car was found on Eisenhower Parkway at Key Street around 11:00p.m. Wednesday night. The investigation led officers from the Centerville Police Department and the United States Marshall’s Southeastern Fugitive Task Force Officers to the discovery of her body in a field off of Feagin Road, Sunday afternoon.  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office was notified to conduct a follow-up investigation into the circumstances leading up to the body being found in south Bibb. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Unit assisted Bibb Investigators.

Evidence indicates that Ms. McKenzie is a victim of a shooting. The exact cause of death will be determined at the autopsy, conducted by the medical examiner. This incident is under investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441.

 

 

 January 30, 2011

Update: Accident Turns Fatal in west Bibb

 

Margaret Angela Haver, 38 years old from Macon died as a result of injuries that she received from a traffic accident Saturday morning, on Tucker Road. The next of kin has been notified.

This fatal accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.

 

 

 January 29, 2011

 Accident with Injuries in west Bibb

 

  The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic accident with injuries which occurred on the 1500 block of Tucker Road, near its intersection with Thomaston Road around 10:00a.m. this morning.

   According to witness statements, a 2003 GMC Envoy, driven by 38 year old Margaret Angela Haver of Macon, was traveling south on Tucker Road when the vehicle left the road way and then struck a pine tree. Haver was transported to the hospital and is listed to be in critical condition. No one else was injured during this incident.

  This single car accident is under investigation.

 

 

January 26, 2011

Uniformed Crime Rate totals for 2010

 

 

Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena has announced the Uniform Crime Rate totals for 2010. There were 2,595 total UCR crimes reported to the Sheriff's Office in 2010 as compared with 2,465 in 2009. The 2010 figure was lower than five of the previous eight years.

 

Some notable points in comparing 2010 to 2009 include the fact that all persons crimes were down in unincorporated Bibb County. Homicides were down 25%. Aggravated assaults were down 5% and rapes were down 26%.  Personal armed robberies were down by 10%. Commercial burglaries were down by 21% and arsons were down by 14%.

 

Shoplifting cases fell by 24 or 7%. This decrease resulted from retail establishments taking proactive measures to prevent those individuals from attempting to steal from area stores. The sheriff’s office also maintains a data base of arrested shoplifters in an effort to identify and track those individuals in our area who may potentially steal. 

 

Residential burglaries rose by 36 for a 7% increase over the previous year. A major part of this increase was the incidences of over 70 burglaries in the Lake Wildwood Community early last year. A task force was formed to combat this rash of break-ins. The deputies on the task force were able to identify and arrest 7 individuals responsible for this burglary spree. After these arrests the burglary trend decreased for the remainder of the year. Big Screen TV’s continued to be a favorite item for burglars. There were 206 reports of flat screen TV's stolen in 2009 as compared to 241 reports in 2010.

 

The largest numeric increase in a crime category came in general thefts. These increased by 123, from 774 in 2009 to 897 in 2010. This increase is largely attributed to the significant rise in metal thefts. This nationwide trend continues to plague the Bibb County area. In 2010 the sheriff’s office investigated 230 cases of metal theft as compared to 75 in 2009. This increase in metal thefts correlates to the increase in metal prices over the past year. In 2009 the average price of copper was $2.45. In 2010 the price had risen to an average of $3.70 with spikes as high as $4.00 during the year. The high demand in developing counties in Asia and the Far East has helped to drive up the price of metals.

 

Sheriff’s deputies investigated 130 more UCR incidents in 2010 than in 2009. Of this 130 incident increase, 123 were general thefts. The increase in general thefts, which includes metal thefts, is the major factor contributing to the overall increase in criminal incidents investigated last year in Bibb County.

 

Sheriff Modena has directed that investigators and patrol deputies make efforts to identify, track, and prosecute those engaged in metal thefts. The Mid Georgia Metal Theft Committee, made up of local metal dealers and law enforcement plays a significant role in tracking those who try to sell metal.

 

Sheriff Modena praised the efforts of Bibb deputies in helping to stay on top of the crime trends. He said, "In spite of low pay and personnel shortages, our deputies continue to work tirelessly to track crime hotspots and arrest those responsible for criminal offenses in Bibb County.”

 

He further stated, "The continued growth of neighborhood watch groups and the email update program has been essential in identifying individuals engaged in criminal activity."

 

Sheriff Modena points out that investigators cleared 36% of property crimes and 60% of person’s crimes. These clearance rates are much higher than the national averages of 19% for property crimes and 47% for person’s crimes.

 

In summation, Sheriff Modena said, “All in all the crime figures show that individuals are less likely to be the victim of a personal crime, but property crime remains a concern. It is essential for continued teamwork amongst the entire community to address some of the factors that cause criminal incidents. Residents should always be watchful for suspicious activity and report this to their local law enforcement officials. The sheriff’s office staff will continue to develop innovative strategies to address the property crime issues facing our community.”

 

 

 January 25, 2011

Death of a Bibb County Inmate

 

 

Inmate James Wilbur Mullis, age 71, died today around 1:30p.m. this afternoon while at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He died as a result of a long term illness. Mullis was charged in connection with the January 5, 2009 murder of his wife, Betty Mullis, in east Bibb. Mullis was awaiting his court appearance which was to be held in February of this year.  The Mullis family has been notified.

 

 

January 25, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigating Convenient Store Robbery

 

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Robbery by Intimidation that occurred at the “Circle K” convenient store around 4:30a.m. Tuesday morning. The store is located at 6205 Zebulon Road in west Bibb County. According to witnesses statements, two white males and a black male entered the store. The black male suspect engaged in a conversation with the clerk while the two white male suspects looked around the store. The black male suspect and one of the white male suspects exited the store. After about ten minutes, the third suspect approached the clerk and demanded money from the cash register, in a threatening manner.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the register, the three suspects fled the area in a red Chevrolet pickup truck with a ladder rack on the back. The vehicle headed towards Interstate 475. No one was injured during this incident.

 

The suspects are described as the followed:

 

1)      Suspect (1) - white male, blue eyes, and bald head. He had a stocky build. The suspect was wearing a red Georgia Bulldog’s logo jacket, light colored blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.

 

2)      Suspect (2) – white male, slightly muscular build, and dark hair. This suspect was wearing a blue and white t-shirt.

 

3)      Suspect (3) – black male, slender build, dreadlocks, red shirt, dark jeans, and red converse shoes. This suspect was also missing one of his front teeth. During a conversation, this suspect mentioned that his name was “Montrey”.

 

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441

 

 

January 23, 2011

Bibb Sheriff’s Office Investigates Muggings

 

Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating three mugging incidents that occurred in Bibb County Saturday evening. Around 7:15p.m.Sheriff’s Investigators responded to a reported mugging that took place in the parking lot of a park, which is located next to the Porter Ellis Community Center, at 5986 Houston Road. A seventeen year old male and seventeen year old female stated that they were standing outside of their vehicle when a dark colored Honda pulled up near their vehicle. The Honda was occupied by three black males. Two of the black males, both wearing blue face coverings, exited the vehicle. One of the suspects displayed a silver handgun and demanded money. The suspects took the male and female’s wallets, and then fled the parking lot in the dark colored Honda. Both suspects are described as being dark skinned black males, around 5 feet 10 inches in height, wearing dark clothing. No one was injured during this incident.

 

The Bibb Sheriff Investigators are also investigating a mugging which took place at The Falls at Spring Creek apartment complex, located at 1900 Wesleyan Drive. According to the witness statements around 7:55p.m., Saturday evening, three Hispanic males exited their vehicle; one of the Hispanics was walking ahead of the others. A black male suspect wearing a red face covering and a thick black coat approached the 46 year old Hispanic male, who was walking ahead of the others. The suspect displayed a silver handgun as he demanded money. Once the suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Hispanic male he fled the area in a tan or brown vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

 

  Bibb Sheriff Investigators are investigating a mugging which took place in the parking lot of the Carriage Hill Apartment complex located at 3871 Northside Drive, around 8:11 p.m. Saturday evening. According to witness statements, a 20 year old white female exited her vehicle. She was approached by a black male wearing a red face covering and a thick black coat. The suspect displayed a silver handgun and demanded money. The suspect took the victims purse and ran to a tan or brown box type vehicle with a sloped front. There was a second black male suspect standing by the vehicle with a red face covering. Both suspects were described as being 6 feet in height and possibly weighing around 200 lbs. No one was injured during this incident.

 

 Investigators believe that the incident at The Falls at Spring Creek Apartments and the incident at the Carriage Hill apartments are both related. Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441.

 

 

 January 21, 2011

Two Arrested for Drug & Firearm Charges in north Bibb

 

 

Bibb Sheriff Drug Investigators arrested 28 year old Jacqueline Michelle Gossett and 26 year old Anthony Wilcher Thursday evening for drug and firearm charges. Bibb Drug Investigators received information that Wilcher was suspected of dealing drugs from his residence located on Springdale Court, in north Bibb. Investigators served a search warrant of the residence and seized 2.5 lbs of marijuana, which has a street value of $12,000. Investigators also seized $1,480.00 cash and a 9mm pistol.

 

Gossett and Wilcher were arrested for the following charges:

 

Anthony Wilcher Jr. - Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Crime, Possession of Drugs within 1000 feet of a school, Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Parole Violation, & a hold from Columbus P.D. This is Wilcher’s first arrest in Bibb County. He is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond.

 

Jacqueline Michelle Gossett-  Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Crime, Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drugs within 1000 feet of a School. This is Gossett’s first arrest in Bibb County. Gossett was released on Friday afternoon with a bond of $20, 950.00.

 

Anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office 478-746-9441.

 

 

January 14, 2011

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest in west Bibb

 

 

  The Bibb Sheriff’s Office received a report of erratic and dangerous driving on Thomaston Road. Deputy Beverly Moore, who was patrolling that area, spotted the reported vehicle after receiving the B.O.L.O. (Be On the Look Out), from the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Moore conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle in front of the Happy Store located at the 5300 block of Thomaston Road. Deputy Moore arrested the driver, 20 year old Tameka Ann Griffin of Macon, after finding out that she was driving with a suspended license.

  During the traffic stop several people walked up continuously and asked if they could take custody of the vehicle. This alerted Deputy Moore’s suspicions, so she called for the Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators and the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Drug K-9, “Hexa”, to come to her location.

   Bibb Sheriff’s Drug K-9, “Hexa”, conducted a “free air sniff” of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of a drug odor. Drug Investigators found two separate packages which contained a total of 1 Kilo of cocaine under the passenger’s seat of the vehicle. The street value of the kilo of cocaine is $100,000.

Griffin is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without bond for the charges of Driving While License is Suspended and Trafficking Cocaine. This is Griffin’s 5th arrest in Bibb County since 2002.

 

 

 

January 13, 2011

Three Arrests Made in Connection with a Christmas Eve Crime Spree

 

   Bibb Sheriff Investigators working with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office made three additional arrests in connection to the theft of an auto that occurred in the city of Macon on December 24, 2010. One of the suspects involved later used the stolen auto in an armed robbery and carjacking in north Bibb.

 

  Investigators arrested 23 year old Michael Shane Upshaw Jr. of Jones County, 31 year old Jack William Black of Jones County, and 18 year old Ashley Williams of Jones County. Warrants have also been issued for the arrest of Matthew Kyle Walton, age 18 from Jones County. Walton is being accused for the charge of theft by taking auto.

 

 The charges are as followed:

 

 Michael Shane Upshaw Jr. was arrested for the charges of Theft by Taking Auto, Armed Robbery, Car Jacking, and a Hold for the Jones County. Upshaw is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex without Bond. This is Upshaw’s first arrest in Bibb County.

 

 Jack William Black was charged with Theft by Taking Auto. Black is currently being held with bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. This is Black’s third arrest since 2001.

 

Ashley Williams was charged with Theft by Taking Auto. Williams is currently in custody at the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

   Upshaw, Black, Williams, and Walton are accused of stealing a Chevrolet Suburban from the Marathon gas station, located on Martin Luther King Blvd. @ Walnut Street. The suspects took the suburban back to Jones County. Michael Shane Upshaw Jr. picked up Tyler Lane Caruthers at a residence on Sage Street in Jones County. Upshaw and Caruthers then used the red suburban later that morning in the Armed Robbery & Car Jacking at the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on 121 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Caruthers was arrested on December 24, 2010 in east Bibb County after a brief chase. * See attached media release.*

 

 Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441.

 

 

 

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