A Savannah medical examiner asked to take a second look at the autopsy results of Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui said he determined the 24-year-old, who was about about six months pregnant, died by asphyxiation.
A Saturday-night fire left a Fort Stewart soldier and his family homeless.
June 4: Harassing phone calls - A Midway man reported harassing communications made against a woman. The woman allegedly received phone calls and Facebook messages from her sister and niece stating she had caused her mother's death.
An Article 32 hearing for Pvt. Isaac G. Aguigui began this morning on Fort Stewart.
An arson case involving a former Long County law-enforcement officer has been continued by a superior-court judge.
The victim of an apparent homicide has been identified as Ernie Walthour Sr. by Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man found dead in the front yard of a mobile home on Lewis Frasier Road in Midway.
Hinesville police are investigating the late-night Monday robbery of Dunkin' Donuts, during which an employee was injured.
Two people are in custody after authorities allegedly seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana Thursday.
June 6: Theft by taking - A resident in the 900 block of E.G. Miles Parkway reported his laptop missing. The complainant said he was away from his residence for medical reasons May 4 to June 4. He was unsure of the model, make or serial number of the laptop but reported its value as $2,400. The officer did not report signs of forced entry, and other valuable items around the residence had not been touched.
Two new deputies sworn in Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on June 17 hired and administered the oath of office to two new peace officers, Deputy Earl Freeman and Deputy Derek Howard. Both men are Long County residents.
June 2: Simple battery - Deputies were dispatched to a Riceboro home after an altercation between two grown brothers. The complainant said his brother bloodied his nose and demanded his brother be taken to jail. The responding deputy said he did not see any blood or evidence of violence.
After a lengthy investigation, three adults and one juvenile have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of burglaries and burglary attempts in Long County's Elim community, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.
May 29: Burglary – no forced entry - A Hinesville woman said she left her residence at 2:30 p.m. and locked the door. When she returned, she said, her TV and laptop were missing and the door was unlocked. She suspected her ex-boyfriend had a copy of her house key made when he helped her move into the residence.
May 29: Public drunkenness - Two deputies were called to the residence of a Hinesville man after another man entered his yard and began making advances toward the complainant's girlfriend. An altercation also occurred the night before between the two men. The complainant's girlfriend allegedly was hit by the suspect. When the deputies looked for the suspect, they found him riding his bicycle at the intersection of Dogwood Lane and Wayside Turn. There was a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect, and the deputies asked if he would consent to an Alco-Sensor test, to which he said yes ...
It's true that there's no place like home for the holidays. With temperatures dropping, it's nice to bundle up with family around a fire to enjoy some seasonal cheer. However, the open hearths, candles and holiday cooking at this time of year increase the risk of house fires.
Much of Long County lost power Saturday, and several homes reported damage from what is believed to have been a tornado.
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.