After more than seven hours of deliberation, the jury assigned to Eddie Goodwin's trial was unable to come to an agreement on four charges of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravated assault.
Hinesville Patrolman Michael Troutman was driving a prisoner Saturday evening to the Liberty County Regional Jail, and had stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Frank Cochran and West Oglethorpe Highway when he was struck from behind by Akeem Walthour, 20, of Riceboro - driving an older model Buick. Walthour had a passenger, Chuckie Youmans, 17, in the vehicle with him.
James Smiley, 59 was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning according to GSP Trooper Robert Barry.
Aug. 21, Burglary/forced entry, West Oglethorpe Hwy.
LUDOWICI - A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.
Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.
INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.
Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.
Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.
During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.
The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.
Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin recently received an award of appreciation from the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Youth Homes representative Sid Roberts, thanking the sheriff for the support he lends to the Georgia Youth Homes.
LUDOWICI -- On Sept. 16, the Long County Sheriff's Department and the Long/Liberty MACE Drug Task Force arrested 15 alleged drug dealers.
LUDOWICI - A fire that started in a mobile home destroyed the residence, and then moved into the surrounding woods this past Friday in Long County.
A Savannah teen drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in a Hinesville pool with his brother.
A woman stabbed her husband in the neck after he attacked her in Hinesville on Wednesday evening, police said.
Ludowici police officers will soon have a new piece of equipment - body-worn cameras - when they are on duty.
Recent reports filed by Liberty County Sheriff's deputies include:
The Hinesville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a black male wearing a blue hoodie who used a stolen credit card to make a purchase June 2 at Flash Foods on West Gen. Screven Way.