A former Long County resident recently was charged with murder in connection with the death of his son in 2008.
May 5 Illegal use of credit/financial transaction card - A First Street resident received a call from Walmart that her credit card was used to purchase items without her consent, including two tackle boxes and later unspecified items. The woman cancelled her credit card. Death investigation - A resident on Bengay Way called HPD to report his roommate reportedly shot himself in the head while sitting in his car in the Walmart parking lot. HPD ...
A former Long County resident recently was charged with murder related to the death of his son in 2008.
Hinesville police are investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting death at a mobile-home park.
April 27 DUI - A Hinesville man was arrested for DUI at Highway 84 and Miller Street in Hinesville around 3 a.m. after deputies saw him driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The man said he had a "few beers" at Bo Maz and was wearing a Bo Maz wristband. He reportedly did not perform well on the field sobriety test and blew a .242 blood-alcohol content. He was taken to jail and ...
A Midway man found dead Thursday next to his ATV on the Isle of Wight has been identified. The victim was identified as Steven Atwood, 27, of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Coroner Reggie Pierce determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma due to an accident. Atwood was found near the intersection of Lake Rosalind Road and Islands Drive. Atwood's body has been sent to his family in Kingsland. No autopsy is ...
May 1: Burglary - A resident in the 700 block of Hearn Road reported that a laptop was taken sometime between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, and that the back door has signs of forced entry. No other items were reportedly missing, and the residents waited to report the missing item in case they had only misplaced it. The responding officer reported signs of forced entry, and the address reportedly was also burglarized with forced entry in 2011.
A Hinesville woman who used a brownie as a weapon Saturday night to deface the Liberty County Justice Center now is behind bars. Khadiza Latimore was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for smashing a brownie on a glass door at the justice center on South Main Street. She is being held on $1,200 bond at the Liberty County Jail.
April 28: Terroristic threats and acts - Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
JESUP ― The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
April 19: Simple battery, cruelty to animals - A deputy went to investigate a domestic dispute in Midway and found two people seriously impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. There were no signs of violence, but a woman claimed a man grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her and threw her dog against a wall. Both were advised of the family violence act and warrant procedures.
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three. According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman, the fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m., and the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. It took half an hour to bring the blaze under control. Truman was told by the occupant she was frying chicken and had stepped out of the residence for a few minutes. When she ...
Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night. According to Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Richard Boucher, the accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Johnny Riles, 59, of Hinesville, was attempting to cross E.G. Miles Parkway after leaving a local store. Stephanie Belue, 37, of Ludowici, was returning to Long County after buying dinner from a restaurant. Boucher said Belue was traveling west when she reportedly struck Riles with her 2009 ...
It appears Tropical Storm Karen will have little effect on Liberty and Long counties.
Police are searching for a man, who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Friday night.
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.
Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.
Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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. ...
One man was killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night in Hinesville.
One man is dead following a fiery accident late Saturday night in Hinesville.
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.
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.