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Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drunk husband, wife argue over dinner

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Fort Stewart Police offer reward for information on vandalism

Fort Stewart Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information pertaining vandalism of several buildings and signs on post.

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Unlicensed driver stopped going 96 in 70 mph zone

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspect allegedly shot man in motel

The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.

April 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


John waiting for prostitute draws attention, charges

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


2 arrested at scene of active Hinesville meth lab

A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a mobile home that was the site of an active meth lab, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

April 13, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Church reports theft from choir dues

Editor's note: The following item, which appeared in Sunday's edition, did not accurately state the facts as they were contained in a Liberty County Sheriff's Office incident report. The item, revised to more accurately reflect the incident report, appears below:

April 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured former Liberty County deputy continues to improve

It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.

April 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotter April 10

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 10, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Remains identified as Hinesville man missing since July

The bones found last month in a wooded area of Hinesville have been identified as a man who had been reported missing last year.

April 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pembroke man charged in Dec. death

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in Dec. is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Employee suspected of theft from agency

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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


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