A man charged with possessing and distributing "hundreds" of images of child pornography was denied bond last week in Effingham County Magistrate Court.
June 8: Simple battery - An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a reported fight between employees. The manager said two employees were fighting outside of the store during their break, but she separated them upon the officer's arrival.
Torres and Candice Boles, a couple indicted in the death of their 3-year old daughter, Andraia, were set to appear Thursday in Liberty County Superior Court.
Tropical Storm Chantal petered out Wednesday night.
Lane closures will be in effect on State Route 119 in Liberty County from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Friday, weather permitting.
Tropical Storm Chantal will be right off the coast of the Georgia-Florida line early Saturday, but will no longer by a storm, if today's forecast from the National Hurricane Center holds true.
June 9: Found contraband - At a local hotel, a deputy found a clear bag containing marijuana in one room and a tan plastic bag containing marijuana in another room. The drugs were turned over to a narcotics agent.
A motorist, driving a stolen van, reportedly blew through a stop sign Monday night in McIntosh County and led law-enforcement officers through three counties before he was stopped by a Liberty deputy near Richmond Hill.
Police are on the lookout for 17-year-old Robert Shane Anderson Jr. of Richmond Hill who is possibly in the Hinesville area.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Ernie Walthour Sr., who was killed July 1 during an apparent robbery on Lewis Frasier Road in Midway.
The third named tropical storm of the hurricane season, Chantal, has formed in the Atlantic. If it becomes a threat to Coastal Georgia it won't be until early next week, according to the National Weather Service.
A motorist driving a stolen van reportedly blew through a stop sign Monday night in McIntosh County and led law-enforcement officers through three counties before he was stopped by a Liberty Deputy near Richmond Hill.
June 9: Criminal trespass - A deputy was dispatched to the Flemington Veterinary Hospital after an employee noticed two of the gates to the property were open and unsecured. On Sunday morning, the employee went to the hospital to walk and feed the dogs; when she left, the gates were closed and secured. She returned at 8 p.m. to take care of the dogs and noticed the gates were open. Also, at one gate entrance, there was an opened hot-dog package and several broken-up hot dogs that formed a trail from the inside to the outside of the gate. Nothing ...
June 8: Criminal trespass - The owner of Knight's Inn called HPD officers in reference to a drunk man damaging a hotel-room door lock. The complainant said the incident was caught on video, which showed the suspect pulling hard on the door lock while hitting his body repeatedly against the door. Due to the damage, the hotel owner was unsuccessful at entering the room, where the suspect was staying. Officers made contact with the suspect outside of the hotel room, and he appeared to be extremely intoxicated. He denied ever touching the hotel door.
Hinesville Police Department is asking for the public's help finding an armed-robbery suspect.
Aug. 21: Theft by taking - A lawn mower and air compressor went missing from the front yard of a home on Wells Cemetery Road. The owner of the items said she left them in the front carport, which she kept well-lit at night. She said the mower was a push mower and her air compressor was manufactured by Kobalt. Police noticed tracks made by the lawn mower leaving the residence and continuing down the road to a neighbor's house.
Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."
Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.
Witnesses report that traffic at Hinesville's Walmart was back to normal by 4:30 after an alleged bomb threat earlier had prompted an evacuation.
Aug. 8: Peeping tom - A 40-year-old Riceboro woman told a deputy she was lying on her bed around 1:30 p.m. when she saw a man looking at her through the window. When the man realized she saw him, she said he ran toward the front of the house and road. She told the deputy the man was wearing a black hat and brown shirt. The deputy searched the area but did not see anyone of that description.
A Monday-night fire at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
July 31: Arson – second degree - A deputy was dispatched to John Wells Road in Hinesville after a vehicle caught fire. The complainant parked the car around 11:30 p.m. Later that night, his roommate heard people in the yard followed by a loud noise. He ran outside to find the car on fire. The complainant said the only person he could think of that would do this was his wife, with whom he recently separated.
A fire Monday night at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
A Midway family was displaced late Friday after their home was destroyed by fire. A 35-year-old husband and his 23-year-old wife were at their home on Screven Fork Road with their two children, ages 2 years and 3 months, when the fire was discovered. The mother told American Red Cross officials on the scene she left a cigarette, which she thought she had extinguished, in the bedroom, which may have started the fire. She said she was gone from the room for about 20 minutes. When she returned and opened the door, she discovered the room on fire. Fire departments ...
Looking to find answers and solve the murder of popular youth mentor and basketball coach Ernie Walthour, several citizens have pitched in to raise funds they hope will lead to the eventual arrest and conviction of those involved.
A cash bond of $350,000 or a property bond of $700,000 was set last week for Jamell Charles Johnson, 28, by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III in Ludowici.
The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in connections with the death of Ernie Walthour is up to $25,000, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Former Lewis Frasier Middle School math teacher Roosevelt Tazewell was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and seven years of probation.
July 20: Entering auto - An officer was dispatched to Yellow Cab on West Memorial Drive after an employee witnessed a man open the door of his taxi cab and take money. The complainant chased down the man, which resulted in a fight in front of Stewart Pines Apartments. The offender denied stealing any money from the taxi, but the officer later found $91 in his possession that belonged to the complainant.