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Four arrested on meth charges in Jones County

Four arrested on meth charges in Jones County

Jones County deputies arrested four people on methamphetamine-related charges Tuesday.

Brandi Goodson and Brandon Greene have been charged with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, according to the sheriff's office Facebook page.

Chad Clanton and Jeremy Gunnells were also arrested and charged with possession of meth with the intent to distribute. When deputies followed them, Sheriff Butch Reece wrote on Facebook, that deputies saw them throw meth and "dope money" out of the window. They're also charged with abandoning a controlled substance.

Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

The man shot to death Thursday night in Gordon has been identified as Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Baldwin County.

Gordon police Chief Mike Hall said Lewis was shot after a confrontation outside of a home at 110 Burney Road.

Hall says Jeffrey King, 29, who lives at the house, told police Lewis got out of a car and approached him with a gun.

King then fired several times killing Lewis.

Jones Co. clerk denies shoplifting charge

Connie Lee Mize joined her attorney Gregory Bushway to speak out against allegations she shoplifted $115 worth of items from an Eatonton Wal-Mart.

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

A man is in jail today after allegedly hitting his wife with his car at a Macon gas station Monday.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alfrado Hester, age 49 of Gray.
Hester is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after investigators say he allegedly hit his wife with his car.

That happened around 11:25 a.m. Monday, at a Sunoco gas station on Houston Avenue in Macon.
Hester's wife,Angela Hester, age 37 of Gray was taken to the Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Jones Co. deputies raid alleged pot 'grow house'

Jones Co. deputies raid alleged pot 'grow house'

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says they're raiding a marijuana-growing operation in a home today.

Chief Deputy Barbara Burnette says the "grow house" was found in a double-wide trailer home on Luke Smith Road.

That's off Lite-n-Tie Road, south of Gray.

Burnette called it a sophisticated operation where much of the home's interior was torn out to make room for plants.