Crime

Opelika police release surveillance photos of fraud, theft suspects

  Skeletal remains found in Eufaula ID’d as woman reported missing in July

  One Columbus suspect in Amber Dr. murder pleads not guilty in court, second waives hearing

Auburn police arrest men from N.Y., S.C. on multiple charges

  Alleged robber killed in Atlanta shootout ID’d as Auburn University football chaplain’s son

UPDATE: Americus shooting victim identified

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LaGrange police arrest man for string of car break-ins, gang activity

Ibraheem Yazeed denied bond, must submit DNA sample

  Testimony reveals why witness says he didn’t come forward after watching Aniah Blanchard’s abduction

  Columbus woman sentenced in 5 Corner Lotto murder case

Suspect wanted in Columbus for stealing car from apartment complex on Veterans Pkwy.

  Two arrested in connection to Columbus murder on Amber Dr.

Suspect wanted for aggravated assault in LaGrange

38-year-old Toshia Wimberly is wanted in connection to a stabbing incident.

State seeks DNA sample from Blanchard kidnapping suspect

Should a judge grant the motion, the State will immediately be allowed to take a sample of Ibrahmeem Yazeed’s DNA for testing.

  Columbus police release surveillance video of suspected Yvonne Ct. burglar

Columbus police are currently investigating a house burglary on Yvonne Ct.

Wetumpka police investigator arrested, terminated

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation arrested Wetumpka Police Department Cpl. Sean Blackburn Tuesday.

  ‘It’s gut-wrenching’ Loved ones plead for answers in Chattahoochee Valley missing persons cases

  Student arrested in Columbus after allegedly striking a teacher

Opelika police investigating armed robbery on Fox Run Pkwy.

  Suspect wanted in connection with shooting on Leeman St. in LaGrange

  LaGrange police investigating overnight armed robbery on West Point Rd.

  Phenix City capital murder suspect arrested in Ohio

Columbus police seek the public’s assistance identifying fraud suspect

The suspect is wanted for two financial transaction card fraud incidents stemming from a home invasion on Nov. 3.

UPDATED: Six arrested, several others wanted in string of car break-ins, card fraud

Six people have been arrested and several more are wanted in connection to a string of car break-ins in Columbus, Phenix City, and Russell County.

Parole denied to 16 inmates after Wednesday hearings

Of those denied parole, five were for violent offenses.

Police: Over $400K worth of crystal meth seized during traffic stop

Eufaula police say they were performing a traffic stop that eventually led to 15.5 pounds of crystal meth being seized.

  Man found guilty in 2017 shooting death of Auburn woman

On Wednesday, Derrick Oliver was convicted of the murder of 24-year-old Minnie Lee in 2017.

  ‘Find Aniah’ bracelets spreading throughout Alabama

Communities across Alabama continue to find ways to support the family of Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old who went missing from Auburn October 23.

  Two found not guilty in 2017 Young Ave. murder in Columbus

Two men accused in a 2017 murder on Young Ave. have been found not guilty.

LaGrange police investigate armed robbery that left one person injured on Troup St.

The incident happened in the 800 block of Troup Street. Officers were dispatched to the home Tuesday, shortly before 9 a.m.

Suspect arrested for kidnapping, aggravated assault in LaGrange

Billy McCants was arrested by LaGrange police on Tuesday, Nov. 12. His arrest stems from a stabbing on Sept. 12, 2019.

  Petition started after Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance for violent offenders to not have bond

The petition is now reaching tens of thousands of signatures.

LaGrange police investigating armed robbery at PeachMart on Ashton St.

Police in LaGrange are currently investigating an armed robbery at a store on Ashton St.

  Victory over Violence: Local Columbus church hosts a night of prayer to “put the guns down”

Blessed Assurance Baptist Church hosted a “put the guns down” talk to come up with solutions to senseless killings.

  Young Ave. murder trial in Columbus continues with witness statements

Thomas Meade and Andrew Scarborough are charged with the shooting death of 19-year-old Diondre Murphy in 2017.

  Blood indicative of a ‘life-threatening injury’ found in Aniah Blanchard’s vehicle, court documents show

Court documents detailing probable cause for the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed in connection to the case of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has revealed grisly new details in her disappearance.

Macon County man who allegedly murdered his siblings extradited to Ala.

A Macon County man who is charged with the murders of his brother and sister has been extradited back to Alabama.

11 agencies actively searching for Aniah Blanchard

Friday is day 15 of the search for missing Lee County college student Aniah Blanchard.

  Car salesman says suspect tried to buy a Mercedes after allegedly robbing SunTrust Bank

The owner of the Ask D Auto Shop in Phenix City is speaking out after he says a SunTrust Bank robbery suspect went to his business to buy a car just hours after the robbery.

  Suspect charged in shooting death at Wilson Homes in Columbus pleads not guilty

24-year old Deronte Brown is accused of killing in Edgar Harris in a shooting at Wilson Homes in July.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for questioning in identity theft, counterfeit check incident

According to the police department, the suspect is wanted for questioning in identity theft and a counterfeit check incident.

‘This is a robbery,’ Columbus SunTrust bank robbery reportedly barking at walls during interview, court appearance reveals

As the suspect in a Columbus bank robbery makes his first appearance in court, new details are being released.

  Suspect in case of missing Aniah Blanchard arrested in Florida

The Auburn Police Department has identified a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.

  Opelika man found guilty in 2017 double murder

Jacquavious Greathouse was found guilty in the shooting deaths of 27-year-old Sedric Lewis and 31-year-old Derris Harris.

  Southern Union State Community College holds prayer and moment of silence for Aniah Blanchard

As investigators and volunteers continue to search for Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old who went missing from Auburn October 23, the community continues to find ways to keep her at the forefront of their minds.

  Auburn police seeking person of interest in Aniah Blanchard’s case

The person of interest was inside the store at the time Blanchard was last seen.

  Suspect in SunTrust bank robbery on 13th St. in Columbus has 16 different mugshots

The suspect in a Columbus bank robbery has been identified as Dontrell Scott.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for hit and run at Dollar General on Warm Springs Rd.

The accident happened Monday, Nov. 4 at the Dollar General Store on Warm Springs Road.

  UPDATE: Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery in Columbus arrested in Phenix City

Police in Columbus are currently investigating a bank robbery in Uptown Columbus.

  UPDATE: Suspect arrested for armed bank robbery on 15th St. in Columbus

The robbery happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Regional Members Federal Credit Union on 15th Street.

UPDATE: Gag Order issued for suspects in murder of Kamille McKinney

The two suspects charged with capital murder in the kidnapping and death of a 3-year-old Birmingham girl went before a judge on Monday.

  Billboard and fliers of missing Aniah Blanchard spread across East Alabama

People across the country are searching for answers in the case of missing Aniah Blanchard who was last seen in Auburn almost two weeks ago.

  Man arrested in July murder at Wilson Apts. in Columbus

A man has been taken into custody in connection to a July 2019 homicide that took place at Wilson Apartments in Columbus.

  Columbus police searching for home invasion person of interest on Victory Dr.

The Robbery and Assault Unit of the Columbus Police Department is searching for a person of interest in a home invasion.

  Columbus suspect in MLK Blvd. murder arrested in Eufaula

A Columbus man is behind bars after being taken into custody in Eufaula in connection to an Oct. murder at a gas station on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

DeKalb County sheriff: Georgia man arrested after reporting stolen marijuana

The DeKalb County sheriff says a man was arrested on Friday after calling Mentone police and reporting that his marijuana had been stolen.

  Trial begins for two Columbus men charged with 2017 Young Ave. murder

Jury selection begins today, November 4th, for the trial of two Columbus men charged with murder about two years ago.

  Prayer service being held in Auburn for Aniah Blanchard

A prayer service for missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard will be taking place in Auburn on Nov. 4.

Reward for missing Aniah Blanchard climbs to $105,000

The reward for information in the case off missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has crossed the 6-figure mark.

  Ebony Giddens’ ex-boyfriend sentenced in aggravated assault before her disappearance

A man convicted of the aggravated assault of a Columbus woman just days before her disappearance has been sentenced.

  Columbus man found guilty in Ebony Giddens’ assault case

Relieved is the word Ebony Giddens’ family repeated over and over again as they spoke on the verdict. Now, they’re waiting for sentencing and praying to finally find her.

Suspect in multiple Eufaula vehicle thefts arrested

The suspect in multiple vehicle thefts in the Eufaula area gets to dress in a jail uniform for Halloween.

Suspect wanted in LaGrange for aggravated assault

Keena Ferguson, 41, has an active arrest warrant.

Convicted rapist mistakenly released from prison is back in custody

A convicted rapist who was mistakenly released from a Georgia Prison is now confirmed back in custody.

Suspect charged with double murder, aggravated assault on Mellon St. in Columbus pleads not guilty

Three were shot on Mellon Street in August 2019. Two of the victims died from their injuries.

  Suspect charged in double murder on 32nd Ave. in Columbus pleads not guilty

Rayshondre Tarver is accused of killing Montrell Johnson and Terreon Joseph Oct. 7 on 32nd Avenue. His attorney said it's a case of self-defense.

Opelika woman arrested after $18K in stolen property recovered from home

69-year-old Bobbie Gene Smart is charged with three counts of first-degree receiving stolen property.

  Columbus man found not guilty in 2017 shooting death of Carver High School graduate

A Columbus man has been found not guilty of charges he faced in the July 2017 shooting death of a Carver High School graduate, according to his attorney.

CSU police searching for persons of interest in attempted car theft

The Columbus State University Police Department is searching for three people of interest they believe to be involved in an attempted car theft.

Thomasville convicted murderer to be executed on Wednesday, family hosts community prayer

As the clock ticks down to Cromartie's execution, his family says they're still fighting for a chance of life.

  Missing Columbus woman’s former boyfriend on trial for charges prior to her disappearance

The suspect Malcolm Jackson and victim Ebony Giddens were reportedly dating back in March 2018 when he allegedly assaulted and stalked her. Giddens disappeared just days after the incident. However we want to be clear, Jackson is not facing charges related to the disappearance.

  Man opened fire inside a Georgia Walmart in Waycross

The man who opened fire inside a Georgia Walmart has died after turning the gun on himself.

  18-year-old, accused of murdering his mother in Columbus, pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old, accused of murdering his mother in Columbus, pleads not guilty.

  Victory Over Violence breakfast invites violence victims’ families in Columbus

People are coming together for a breakfast that is being held this morning from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. The meal is for families who have lost loved ones to a violent crimes in Columbus.

Suspect wanted in Lee Co. for stealing vehicle from residence on Lee Rd. 2136

The incident happened Monday, Oct. 21 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 100 block of Lee Road 2136.

  Suspect wanted in LaGrange for shooting at home on Lindsey St.

Witnesses told police they hear multiple shots fired outside the home and then heard bullets striking the home.

  Missing woman’s former boyfriend goes to trial for charges she pressed before her disappearance

Giddens was nowhere to be found and two of her three children were locked inside their home.

  18-year-old Columbus man pleads not guilty to murdering mother on N. Lumpkin Rd

Family members in court said they do not believe Caron Giles killed his mother.

  Family offering reward in June murder of 70-year-old Columbus woman

The family of a Columbus woman who was murdered on Luckie St. in June 2019 is now offering a reward for information in her death.

283 weapons among items seized in Alabama prison search

We’re getting a better idea of what was collected during an early morning raid on an Alabama prison facility Thursday.