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Macon men sentenced to life for killing warrants clerk in 2015 - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A jury found two men guilty in the 2015 murder of a Bibb County Sheriff’s employee, 23-year-old Vernard Mays.

41NBC.COM - 2018-09-18 22:40:09

Deputies: 2 men rob Macon restaurant with guns, fire shot in manager's office

MACON, Ga. -- Deputies say two men robbed a Macon restaurant with multiple guns, firing a shot inside the building and getting away with money.According to an incident report, Bibb County Sheriff's Office deputies were called Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to American Faves & Mo!! at 2983 Vineville Ave. for an

WGXA.TV - 2018-09-19 15:25:34

Macon man pleads guilty to offering 14-year-old boy money for sex

On July 15, 2017, the then-14-year-old boy was walking near the Lucky Food Mart on Second St. when an older man in a gray vehicle came up to him.The unknown man "asked sexual questions that made the boy uncomfortable and offered him $100 for sex." The boy refused and later told Bibb County deputies

WGXA.TV - 2018-09-19 15:50:16

Deputies taser man trying to steal from north Macon Wal-Mart

MACON, Ga. -- Deputies tasered a man trying to steal almost $500 in items from the north Macon Wal-Mart.According to a Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to the Wal-Mart on Zebulon Rd. for a shoplifting in progress.The employee told deputies the subject is in the store with a kni

WGXA.TV - 2018-09-19 15:47:31

Courtroom video: Judge blasts Macon gangsters for murder of sheriff’s clerk

“This community is bleeding to death, and it’s bleeding to death because of people like the two of you. You can come up here and you can tell me all these stories. I’ll be straight-up honest with you. My heart does not bleed for either one of you. It bleeds for this lady (Vernard Mays’ mother), who

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-09-19 11:02:00

2nd teen charged in murder of 17-year-old in south Macon

MACON, Ga. -- A second 17-year-old has been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Pedro Garcia in south Macon Monday night.Tajah Deshun Coleman is in Bibb County jail charged with murder, Bibb County Sheriff's Office says. Jail records show he was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.Ja'Reyse Detrez Polla

WGXA.TV - 2018-09-19 09:54:47

Macon teen shares inspiration behind viral meme

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Elijah Rutland says his notifications on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are constantly going off after his meme went viral.

41NBC.COM - 2018-09-19 19:38:20

Teen shot dead in Macon's 32nd homicide of 2018

Just days afterMacon-Bibb's 31st homicideof the year, Bibb deputies started investigating the shooting death of 17-year-old Pedro Garcia.Pedro Garcia, 17-years-old. Garcia's family provided this photo of him.Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says he pronounced Garcia dead on the scene at 696 Villa Crest Avenu


Second arrest made in connection to the murder of Macon teen - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A second arrest has been made in connection to the murder of 17-year-old Pedro Garcia.The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 17-year-old Tajah Deshaun Coleman. He is charged with the murder.- Advertisement -

41NBC.COM - 2018-09-19 14:05:26

'Troubling trend of teenagers:' Macon teen charged with killing another teen

UPDATE: The Bibb Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in last night's fatal shooting of a Macon 17-year-old.He was identified as 17-year-old Ja'reyse Pollard.RELATED: Teen shot dead in Macon's 32nd homicide of 2018Sgt. Linda Howard said Pollard was arrested this morning at Pendleton Homes off Hous

WMAZ - 2018-09-18 17:19:34

Homicide suspect in custody less than 12 hours after Macon’s latest killing

“The team’s been working through the night, piecing things together, connecting the dots,” Bibb County sheriff’s Capt. Shermaine Jones said as investigators were gathering evidence and preparing to tow away a gold sedan that might have been used in the killing.


Pastors speak out on teen violence in Macon

"Because somebody got angry, somebody's life has ended, and a family will be traumatized for the rest of their life."

WMAZ - 2018-09-18 19:11:21

Macon commissioners at odds over who should pick up garbage, yard waste, recycling

A proposed change in how garbage, recycling and yard debris would be picked up put some Macon-Bibb County officials at odds Tuesday.More time will be spent next week discussing the contract between the county and Advanced Disposal after the measure was sent back to committee Tuesday. Some commission

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-09-18 20:16:00

Warner Robins man shot multiple times in the stomach at apartment complex

UPDATE, 9:20 a.m.Jennifer Parson with the Warner Robins Police Department says officers responded to a call about shots fired at the 300 building of the Lake Vista Apartments around 11:19 p.m. Tuesday night.Kiereyon Collier, 29, sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach.Collier was alert and

WMAZ - 2018-09-19 09:33:00

BREAKING: Masked gunman robs Macon CVS

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb Co. deputies are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a CVS on Pio Nono Ave. Monday evening.Deputies said the a masked gunman went into the store around 9:30 p.m. He reportedly pulled up his shirt to reveal a handgun and demanded money from the register.A cashier handed


Macon men sentenced for 2015 murder of Bibb Co. warrants clerk

Curtis Dewayne Jackson, 25, and Addonis Xavier Rhodes, 19, were both convicted of malice murder, two counts of felony murder and one count of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in the killing of 23-year-old Vernard Mays, says a release from the office of the district attorn

WGXA.TV - 2018-09-18 16:56:26

Circle K held up where another Macon armed robbery suspect died trying to get away

Just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a gunman demanded money from the clerk at the Circle K at 2580 Riverside Drive, near Pierce Avenue, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s news release.


Macon drug dealer shot dead over weed. Killer gets prison, but judge asks him question

The killer of a Macon marijuana dealer during a 2016 robbery pleaded guilty on Monday.But before sending Qontavis Bryant to prison for 28 years for the killing of Ralfeale Lowe, a Superior Court Bibb County judge had a question for the now-20-year-old Bryant: How much weed was involved?“Two ounces,”


Neighbors weigh in on violence after arrest made in Macon's 32nd murder

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Deputies now believe they may have one of two suspects in connection with the murder of a Macon teen. While investigators are searching for answers, community members are still trying to process what happened.“It’s just sad the way the kids are going around

41NBC.COM - 2018-09-18 23:01:41

Macon man who bragged about killing sentenced to 40 years

A second man present during the shooting, Brandon Mcallister, said the shooting happened over a marijuana purchase and that Bryant was the one who pulled the trigger and fired the fatal shots.