A prescribed fire will be conducted today in Liberty and Long counties. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.
May 1 Criminal damage to property - Deputies were called to the Villages at Limerick around 1:30 p.m. after a complainant discovered that someone had damaged the subdivision's wastewater-treatment plant and pump station. The vandal had removed two manhole covers and turned on valves, which caused the plant to shut down and resulted in an estimated $5,000 in damage. The complainant said he would not know the entire cost of the damage until the site ...
May 10 Suicidal threats - A woman who works for Behavioral Health Consultants on Fort Stewart alerted police to a man who she claimed wanted to end his life. The woman said the man had an appointment for a consultation but when she called to confirm the appointment the man said he would not be alive by the day of the appointment. Police met with the man who said he needed help and was given ...
A former Long County resident recently was charged with murder in connection with the death of his son in 2008.
Hinesville police are investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting death at a mobile-home park.
April 27 DUI - A Hinesville man was arrested for DUI at Highway 84 and Miller Street in Hinesville around 3 a.m. after deputies saw him driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The man said he had a "few beers" at Bo Maz and was wearing a Bo Maz wristband. He reportedly did not perform well on the field sobriety test and blew a .242 blood-alcohol content. He was taken to jail and ...
A Midway man found dead Thursday next to his ATV on the Isle of Wight has been identified. The victim was identified as Steven Atwood, 27, of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Coroner Reggie Pierce determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma due to an accident. Atwood was found near the intersection of Lake Rosalind Road and Islands Drive. Atwood's body has been sent to his family in Kingsland. No autopsy is ...
May 1: Burglary - A resident in the 700 block of Hearn Road reported that a laptop was taken sometime between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, and that the back door has signs of forced entry. No other items were reportedly missing, and the residents waited to report the missing item in case they had only misplaced it. The responding officer reported signs of forced entry, and the address reportedly was also burglarized with forced entry in 2011.
A Hinesville woman who used a brownie as a weapon Saturday night to deface the Liberty County Justice Center now is behind bars. Khadiza Latimore was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for smashing a brownie on a glass door at the justice center on South Main Street. She is being held on $1,200 bond at the Liberty County Jail.
April 28: Terroristic threats and acts - Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
JESUP ― The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
April 19: Simple battery, cruelty to animals - A deputy went to investigate a domestic dispute in Midway and found two people seriously impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. There were no signs of violence, but a woman claimed a man grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her and threw her dog against a wall. Both were advised of the family violence act and warrant procedures.
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three. According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman, the fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m., and the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. It took half an hour to bring the blaze under control. Truman was told by the occupant she was frying chicken and had stepped out of the residence for a few minutes. When she ...
May 29: Burglary – no forced entry - A Hinesville woman said she left her residence at 2:30 p.m. and locked the door. When she returned, she said, her TV and laptop were missing and the door was unlocked. She suspected her ex-boyfriend had a copy of her house key made when he helped her move into the residence.
May 29: Public drunkenness - Two deputies were called to the residence of a Hinesville man after another man entered his yard and began making advances toward the complainant's girlfriend. An altercation also occurred the night before between the two men. The complainant's girlfriend allegedly was hit by the suspect. When the deputies looked for the suspect, they found him riding his bicycle at the intersection of Dogwood Lane and Wayside Turn. There was a ...
An accident late Wednesday night sent a Hinesville man to the hospital and shook up several bus passengers and their driver.
According to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Danny Dinkins, on May 30 his department served a search warrant on David Ellis Strickland, 53, and Maybelle Williams, 53, at their Futch Lane home in the Sand Hills community of Long County, and the couple's business, 301 Game Room, which is attached to the home.
May 13: Disorderly conduct - Two brothers were arguing over property lines and deputies advised them they have to settle the matter in civil court. One brother said cars kept driving across his property. He said his brother runs a night club on his side of the property at Robert Hill Road but cars were using his side like a thoroughfare. He said when he complained to his brother his sibling threatened him, so he called the police.
A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution in Long County, according to Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers.
May 25: Suspicious acts - A Hinesville motel guest said her ex-boyfriend entered her room unannounced then left with her mother's boyfriend. A short time later, the mother's boyfriend returned without the motel guest's ex-boyfriend and reportedly said the ex-boyfriend was going to "shoot up the room." Soon after that, something hit the motel-room window, and the complainant called 911. Another female at the scene appeared very intoxicated and could not provide police with a ...
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he took swift and decisive action following a reported incident at the Liberty County Jail on Thursday night.
An alleged burglary attempt turned deadly Saturday night in Hinesville when a homeowner confronted a home-invasion suspect, leading to a gunfight that left the homeowner, a soldier, dead and injured the suspect.
Two Tennessee natives living in Long County lost everything Sunday morning in a fire that destroyed their home.
A Bryan County man was shot to death early