Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.
• Feb. 8, Aggravated assault, 217 Bradwell St.
• Jan. 22, Child molestation, Whippoorwill Way
A mobile home fire Sunday morning in the 3800 block of E.B. Cooper Highway displaced a husband and wife and their granddaughter. Charlie Houston and his family had lived in the home for more than 15 years.
• Dec. 10, Theft by shoplifting, 1246 W. Oglethorpe Highway
• Dec. 14, Disorderly conduct, Wilder Road
A Hinesville woman, Charise Frasier, 30, was killed in a single-car accident early this morning, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney .
No charges have been filed in the accident last week that took the lives of a Statesboro grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson.
The two people killed in a Tuesday evening wreck near Riceboro have been identified.
Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.
A fire consumed two families' personal belongings on Jan. 27 in the Southern Oaks housing area of Fort Stewart. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 20, Fraud, identity theft, Garden Circle
March 17: Auto theft - Sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a red 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ was stolen from a Mary Ann Drive resident's driveway, the owner reported to police. The owner said he was unsure whether it had been locked, but that he knew there was a spare key in the glove box. As the officer was returning to the station, a dispatcher informed him the stolen Chevy had been found extensively damaged in a field in Tattnall County. The officer went back to tell the owner and then turned the case ...
How police officers should deal with the public and how the public should deal with the police will be discussed at a forum Monday.
A Glennville man was killed in a head-on collision in Tattnall County Sunday afternoon.
Feb. 21: Statutory rape - A Hinesville man called a deputy, stating that an 18-year-old man had sex with his 13-year-old daughter while she was attending a birthday party at the Quality Inn & Suites. He told a detective that he confronted the young man, who did not deny having sex with his underage daughter. The man also said the young man is 18 and lives with his pregnant girlfriend.
The Hinesville Police Department has leads about a suspect, but is still hasn't identified who robbed the S Bank on Jan. 2.
A Fleming resident was arrested in Pooler along with three other men following an investigation by the FBI's Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force and Pooler Police Department.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A suspect scam is resurfacing in Liberty County.
A Riceboro woman is under arrest after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer.
A fire early Thursday on Highway 84 in Midway left an elderly woman displaced as her home was destroyed.
A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.
A driver, who initially elluded officers after leading them onto Fort Steawrt from Richmond Hill, has been caught. We'll have more on that as it is released
Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:
A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.
The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.