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Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

LUDOWICI - A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.

June 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A Hinesville man pled guilty to charges of child molestation and was sentenced to prison on Monday, June 1, in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

June 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips, not evidence often thaw cold cases

It has been 17 years since Don Rowson's body was found inside a truck parked in the parking lot of the Gold and Silver Pawn shopping center.

June 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ruling delayed in case of missing woman

LUDOWICI - A Long County court has delayed ruling on whether a woman should be presumed dead after she has been missing for a year and a half .

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Grant buying Long County firetruck

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently received a check for $199,501 to buy a new fire tanker. These funds were approved through an Assistance to Firefighter's Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Department of Homeland Security program.

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Vandals hit Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park

Investigations continue as police follow leads to find those responsible for vandalizing Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park this weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck kills teen on his way to prom

A teen riding with his stepfather from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge to his senior prom in Wayne County was killed last weekend in a two-vehicle collision.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Officials seek new clues in missing woman case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation recently confirmed that new leads in the Debora Gail Deloach Moody missing person case have encouraged them to search for more clues.

June 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici man charged with vehicular homicide

A Ludowici man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after after he was involved in a wreck that killed a Glenville man.

June 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE blotter for May 30

• April 22

June 01, 2009 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


MACE report for April

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 47 cases in April.

June 01, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle thefts on rise in area

Melanie Albright spent Friday morning wallpapering Hinesville with signs offering a reward for information about her husband's motorcycle, which was stolen from the couple's driveway Thursday.

June 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Six arrested in area 'spring cleanup'

LUDOWICI - In a joint undercover investigation between the Liberty/Long Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Long County Sheriff's Department, six people were arrested recently for drug related charges.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Officer bitten by man during arrest

A local man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic disturbance, hindering a 911 call

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 ...

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forum covers community policing

How police officers should deal with the public and how the public should deal with the police will be discussed at a forum Monday.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sunday crash kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed in a head-on collision in Tattnall County Sunday afternoon.

March 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Statutory rape charge involving 13-year-old

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.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police seek help finding bank robber

The Hinesville Police Department has leads about a suspect, but is still hasn't identified who robbed the S Bank on Jan. 2.

March 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Local charged in sexual exploitation sting

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.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shady business draws no-license ticket

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected court scam resurfaces here

A suspect scam is resurfacing in Liberty County.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Road rage + gun = arrest

A Riceboro woman is under arrest after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly woman displaced by fire

A fire early Thursday on Highway 84 in Midway left an elderly woman displaced as her home was destroyed.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hid on tank trail; caught

A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver leads chase onto post, now caught

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

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Special ed student has 'Boy Scout' knife confiscated

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police charge adult after youth starts fire

A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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