Crime

Phenix City man covered in blood arrested after allegedly committing burglary, kidnapping with machete

A Phenix City man was arrested after allegedly being involved in three incidents over the course of a single day.

Columbus police investigating stabbing on Knox St.

  4 sentenced in 2016 murder of elderly Meriwether Co. woman

  Three arrested after search warrant executed on George St. in Columbus

  Suspect claiming self defense in 2017 shooting death of man on Grant Rd. in Columbus

  Opelika man charged with murder in Elmore Co. crash that killed 2-year-old

  Trial underway in Columbus for suspect charged with murder of man on Grant Rd.

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  UPDATE: Columbus man arrested for child molestation, fired from MCSD as substitute teacher

  2 injured in shooting during fight at Chase Homes Apartments in Columbus

  Columbus police searching for suspect vehicle in apparent road rage shooting near Warm Springs Rd.

Columbus police arrest man on charges of child cruelty

  Chambers Co. deputy’s arm gets trapped in vehicle door during police chase

  Final suspect in Columbus Pizza Hut murder arrested in Oklahoma

  Lanett thief forces gas station clerk in restroom, steals car

Lanett police are on the hunt for an Opelika man believed to have been involved in a theft at a gas station.

  GBI investigating chase turned officer-involved shooting in Muscogee County

A police chase starting in east Alabama and moving into Columbus ended with a shooting involving an officer.

  One of two suspects in 2018 Mellon St. murder faces judge

33-year-old Curtis Williams pleaded not guilty to the murder of Stanford Jones, who was found shot to death in his living room last summer.

  Columbus man arrested for three robberies in two days

Columbus police have found their suspect in three different robberies and, as it turns out, they are the same person.

  Columbus man arrested for shooting on Gentian Blvd.

12 indicted in 2017 Albany triple murder

4 arrested in Americus shooting

  Man injured in shooting at apartment complex on Gentian Blvd. in Columbus

  Columbus police, EMS on scene of accident involving pedestrian

  Opelika police investigating early morning armed robbery at Marathon

LaGrange robber’s gun malfunctions during attempted armed robbery, arrested at hospital

Police in LaGrange are searching for two man who attempted to commit armed robbery, but failed when their firearm did not work properly.

  Columbus pastor charged with child molestation pleads not guilty

A not guilty plea was entered for all charges against him.

  3 teens arrested for armed robbery on Amber Drive in Columbus

he robbery happened Saturday, March 2 near Wesley Heights Elementary School.

  Studies show Columbus ranks in top 5 for armed robberies in GA

According to the website, yourlocalsecurity.com, Columbus ranked No. 5 in Georgia and Phenix City ranked No. 4 in Alabama for most armed robberies.

  Columbus police searching for gas station robbery suspect

Police are searching for a man they say is involved in an early-morning robbery on Manchester Expy.

Suspect wanted in Troup County on multiple burglary warrants

Marquavious Williams, 25, has multiple warrants for burglary, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

Gotta catch 'em all: LaGrange man allegedly steals Pokémon cards

Police in LaGrange have Pokémon’s theme song stuck in their heads as they search for a shoplifting suspect because they gotta catch 'em all.

  CPD asking for public’s assistance identifying Hilton Ave. robbery suspect

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at CVS on Hilton Ave. and are hoping the public might be able to help them identify the suspect.

  Police release surveillance photos of Victory Dr. armed robbery in Columbus

Police are searching for two suspects believed to be involved in an early morning armed robbery that took place on Victory Dr. in Columbus.

Columbus police arrest man on child molestation charge

A man has been taken into custody on charges of child molestation.

  Opelika police searching for three suspects in armed robbery

Investigators with the Opelika Police Department are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a residence.

  Suspect wanted in Opelika for armed robbery at Marathon gas station

The robbery at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 6 at the Marathon on Columbus Parkway.

15 arrested by Chambers County Drug Task Force

Police say several traffic stops and executed search warrants in Chambers County resulted in the arrests.

3 teens arrested after armed robbery on Front Ave. in Columbus

Following the incident, each was charged with Robbery, Battery, and Obstructing a Police investigation.

  One arrested after shots fired at Popeye’s Chicken in Columbus

On the night of March 8th, Columbus Police were called to the Popeye’s Chicken on River Road in reference to shots fired.

CPD investigates armed robbery at gas station on Buena Vista Road

Early Saturday morning, Police received reports of an armed robbery at the Shell gas station in the 5700 block of Buena Vista Road.

  Lanett Police search for man wanted suspected of theft on Gilmer Ave.

Police say the suspect first burglarized the Lanett Fuller Center before moving on to the nearby Jerry’s Auto where he broke into multiple cars and fled in a stolen vehicle.

Police: Alabama man ‘acting like a bird’ attacked officer

An Alabama man flapping his arms like wings attacked a police officer with a flashlight and gashed him in the head

  UPDATE: Man found dead in Chambers Co. ID’d

Police in Chambers County say they have found a body in the community of Huguley.

Opelika police conducting theft investigation at Walmart

Police in Opelika are releasing surveillance photos of a suspect they believed to be involved in a theft of property at Walmart.

Columbus doctor sentenced to 6 years in prison for “pill mill” operation

Shah is among a group of 7 other doctors who have all been sentenced to jail for prescribed tens of thousands of prescriptions for addictive opioid to people that did not need them in Columbus.

  Columbus Police investigate armed robbery on 12th Avenue

Authorities are currently investigating after the armed robbery of a local gas station early Saturday morning.

  Lanett Police search for man suspected of theft on Gilmer Avenue

The subject is wanted in reference to thefts of 2 local businesses- the Fuller Center and Jerry’s Auto.

  Second suspect in Parkchester Dr. shooting pleads not guilty to murder

The second suspect in a deadly shooting on Parkchester Drive in Columbus pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

Lanett Police Department release surveillance photos of theft suspect at Fuller Center

Police in Lanett are releasing surveillance photos of a man they believe to have been involved in a theft incident.

Barbour County Sheriff’s Office reports multiple sex offender arrests

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office says they have seen a large number of arrests from sex offender violations in just the first three months of 2019.

  ‘Please don’t let me die’: Teen pleads for help after Montgomery shooting

Joann White's heart was pounding as rapid gunfire echoed throughout her house on Mallory Street Thursday.

  Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘most wanted’ sex offender

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a sex offender they have deemed ‘most wanted.'

  Man arrested in Oklahoma in connection with 2018 murder on Dawson St. in Columbus

A man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting in July 2018.

  MCSO seizes $38K in drugs, $50K in cash, arrests two in drug bust

More than $38,000 of drugs are off the street after a drug bust by the multiple law enforcement agencies.

Phenix City police release surveillance photos in forgery case

The Phenix City Police Department is currently conducting a forgery and theft case.

  Two charged in connection with August 2018 murder on Mellon St. in Columbus

Two people have been charged with murder after a deadly shooting in August 2018 claimed the life of a man.

  Trial date set for man accused of crash that killed Carver High coach

The trial for William Cross will begin Sept. 16.

  Former Tiger Transit driver sentenced for rape of Auburn student

Tony Patillo was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

  Columbus police arrest man allegedly responsible for at least ten armed robberies

Columbus police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for at least ten armed robberies.

  Eufaula police arrest teenager for deadly shooting at Meadow Manor Apartments

Police have made an arrest in connection to fatal shooting that took place at a Eufaula apartment.

  Troup County Sheriff’s Office warning of Social Security card phone scam

Investigators in Troup County say there is a new phone scam for residents to keep a watchful eye out for.

  Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Parkchester Dr. in Columbus

A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the murder of a Columbus man in early February.

Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested, police say

Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run for two days before he was captured in Bellflower, a Los Angeles-area city about 20 miles southeast of where Hussle was gunned down two days earlier.

3 suspects wanted in Opelika for credit card fraud and theft

The incident happened Wednesday, March 27 at Kroger on Enterprise Drive.

Suspect wanted for theft at 2 businesses in Lanett

The incidents happened at the Fuller Center on North Gilmer Avenue and at Jerry’s Auto on North Lanier Avenue.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for breaking into vehicle on 43rd St.

The incident happened Thursday, March 28 in the 2000 block of 43rd Street.

Columbus Police investigate shooting on Farr Road

Authorities were first called to a residence in the 500 block of Farr Road in reference to a person being shot on Sunday morning.

  Shooting on North Antioch Circle in Opelika leaves one injured

One person was left injured after an early morning shooting on North Antioch Circle in Opelika.

  Prayer vigil held for Columbus man found shot on Wynnton Rd.

Family and friends gathered at Charlie Hill Park on 11th Avenue to honor Phillip Whitaker.

LaGrange police searching for man seen in surveillance photos on Whitesville Rd.

The LaGrange Police Department is searching for a man after an incident occurred at a business on Whitesville Rd.

Ryan Duke trial in Tara Grinstead case delayed

A delay in the Ryan Duke trial for the Tara Grinstead case has been granted by the Georgia Supreme Court.

  Suspect wanted for several burglaries in Downtown LaGrange

A suspect is wanted for burglaries at businesses in Downtown LaGrange.

  Three Meriwether Co. stores raided for improperly using gambling machines

Three stores in Meriwether County are coming under fire for improperly using certain gambling machines.

  UPDATE: 3 killed in house fire on Frederick Rd. in Opelika ID’d

Fire crews in Opelika are on the scene of house fire on Frederick Rd.

  Sentencing date set for man convicted of raping AU student on transit bus

Tony Patillo was convicted earlier in March of first-degree rape, sodomy, and public lewdness.

‘Mama June’ says she’s blind, asks court to drop boyfriend’s charge

Love is blind, or at least partially so, according to Alabama court documents that show a reality TV star wants a no-contact order against her boyfriend lifted so he can take care of her.

  Columbus murder suspect appears in court for April 2018 shooting on Winston Rd.

A man accused of shooting and killing another person on Winston Rd. in Columbus in April 2018 made his first appearance in court.

Opelika police searching for suspect in case of fraud at Target

The Opelika Police Department are currently investigating a case of fraud at Target.

Police investigating vehicle break-ins in North Columbus

The incidents happened near Whitesville, Mobley, and Double Churches roads.

  Law enforcement warns families to look out for hidden cameras in hotel rooms

It is a terrifying thing to think about while on Spring Break or summer vacation, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings in hotels, just in case someone is behind a camera trying to invade your privacy.

  UPDATE: Columbus police give all-clear to four museums after bomb threats

The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating multiple bomb threats at museums around the city.

  Troup Co. teacher arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting female student

A teacher at a Troup County high school has been arrests on warrants for sexual assault.