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Dirt bike crash kills soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier who died Saturday while riding his dirt bike has been identified. Spc. Michael Lee Myers, 33, of Greenville, Tenn., served as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

October 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Three burglary suspets caught

Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.

October 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Officers take domestic-violence training

Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.

October 03, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 2

Sept. 18: Identity theft fraud - A Hinesville woman contacted deputies and said she'd received a call from Target regarding the credit card she'd recently applied for in Pennsylvania. The woman said she'd never applied for a credit card at Target. The Target representative reportedly told the woman that the person who applied for the card had all of her personal information. The woman said she contacted the Federal Trade Commission and was told to file a report with local authorities. The complainant was given a case number.

October 02, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Target grant funds Project Lifesaver

Representatives from the Target Distribution Center in Midway were in Hinesville on Friday afternoon to present the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $1,000 check to help fund Project Lifesaver.

October 01, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 30

Sept. 9: Simple battery - An officer went to a Franklin Street home in reference to an anonymous domestic dispute complaint. A male resident said he and his wife had been arguing about their pending divorce and his departure for Iowa, when his wife slapped him in the face. The man said he did not hit is wife, and it was not the first time she had hit him. The wife confirmed her husband's description of the incident and said she's upset about her family being split up. Due to the minor nature of the incident and lack of ...

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 27

Sept. 16: Driving while license suspended, third offense, no insurance - A deputy on patrol ran the plates on a Hyundai he was traveling behind and found the vehicle's registration was suspended and the driver had no valid insurance. The deputy stopped the vehicle and asked the driver for his license, but the driver told him it was suspended. He also said he'd canceled his insurance. The driver was arrested, taken to jail and given citations and a court date. The Hyundai was towed.

September 27, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Former Pembroke priest found guilty on child sex charges

A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Sept. 25

Sept. 6: Theft by taking - An officer was called to a West Oglethorpe Highway restaurant, where a waitress claimed some customers left without paying their full bill. Another employee at the restaurant said she was familiar with the suspects who were involved in the incident. She said the suspects work at a local gentleman's club, but she did not know their names. The waitress was able to provide a license-plate number to the officer. The vehicle was registered to a man in Manchester, Ga. The officer said he would attempt to make contact with one of the suspects.

September 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck victim identified

One man was killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night in Hinesville.

September 25, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Crash on Screven kills one

One man is dead following a fiery accident late Saturday night in Hinesville.

September 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville officer arrested

A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Changes coming to juvenile court system

Wyommie Mack, program manager for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, on Tuesday updated the Hinesville Rotary Club on reforms being made to the state juvenile justice system.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Officer charged with sexual assault

A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. According to GBI Agent Eve Rogers, Kevin Rayley was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said the charge stems from a traffic stop Rayley initiated Aug. 23. Durden, who is awaiting the report, was unable to provide details on the type of assault that allegedly occurred. Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden said Rayley had been with the department since April 2012 and has resigned from the force. Rayley posted bond, according to Durden.

September 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Highway 144 east reopened after wreck

Highway 144 east on Fort Stewart was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. near mile-marker 12. A pickup, a car and a dump truck were involved. Four people were injured, two of whom were taken by life flight to area hospitals. The highway was closed at the entrance to Holbrook Pond and at the intersection of 144 and Old Sunbury Road. Electric lines were down. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

September 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


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