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.
Dec. 1: Burglary – forced entry - A Stewart Way Apartments resident called police and reported his unit had been burglarized. The man's TV and his wife's wallet and cellphone were missing. The woman said her phone was equipped with tracking software, and the phone was tracked to the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Veterans Parkway. Police went to the location, found the woman's phone and returned it to her. The victims were given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.
Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new sex-offender registration and public-notification website called OffenderWatch. Long County now will be part of a nationwide network of more than 5,000 law-enforcement agencies, 40 of which are in Georgia.
Final sentences were handed down recently by Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the case of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Glynn and Chatham counties. Several of the people involved are from Hinesville.
A fire that broke out late Thursday night destroyed a Riceboro woman's home. The blaze started shortly before midnight at 36 Briar Bay Road. The 62-year-old resident, who has not been identified, lived alone and escaped from the residence unharmed. According to family members, the woman lived in the home for 50 years. The Red Cross was called into assist.
Nov. 30: Theft of lost or mislaid property - A woman filed a complaint with the police department about her wallet, which she said she lost at the movie theater. The woman said she'd removed money from her wallet while in the theater, and then slid it back into the side pocket of her bag. She later found the wallet was not in the side pocket. The woman's daughter returned to the theater to look for the wallet, but could not find it. The woman was given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
Police in Richmond Hill are investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family's dog tested positive for the disease. The dog was not up to date on rabies vaccinations.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family dog tested positive for the disease, according to the Coastal Health District.The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, Sally Silberman, spokeswoman for the district, said.Liberty County Environmental Health officials remind residents to get all pets vaccinated, which is required by law.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Nov. 7: Vicious animal - An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man's friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends did not see the incident, only the dog running away. They told police their friend said the dog ran up to him, bit him and ...
Facing more than 46 charges - including five for murder - Terrence Gabriel Jones was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court. Jones was arrested in October after Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier formed a joint task force to gather information in the July shooting death of youth basketball mentor and coach Ernie Walthour.
With the holiday season in full swing, large gatherings of people at parties are a given. Long County law-enforcement officers are warning merrymakers to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and sliding behind the wheel of a car.
Nov. 6: Simple battery - A Knott's Drive man told police his girlfriend's daughter sprayed him in the face with mace. The man was arguing with his girlfriend when the daughter stepped between them.
The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.