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How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

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Gas Station Murder Suspect Reeves Back in Jail

Macon murder suspect Frank Reeves is back in jail today due to an alleged probation violation.

By email, his attorney, Veronica Brinson, said Judge Edgar Ennis issued a bench warrant for Reeves' arrest on Thurday.

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She said that's because Reeves didn't have an ankle monitor installed before he was released on $100,000 bond this week.

Brinson said he will go before the judge today at 1:30 p.m. to determine if his bond will be revoked permanently.

She wrote that she expects the matter to be resolved today.

Macon Gas Station Shooting Suspect Seeks Bond

Macon Gas Station Shooting Suspect Seeks Bond

Photo gallery is from Reeves' previous appearance in court on December 19.

The lawyer for a man accused of shooting a woman outside a Macon gas station is asking a judge to grant him bond.

Frank Reeves, 73, is charged with murder for allegedly shooting Linda Hunnicutt at the Murphy's Express on Gray Highway last month.

Today, Veronica Brinson asked Judge Howard Simms to grant him $30,000 bond.

She cited his ties to the community and his health. 

Brinson said, "We want him to be healthy for these proceedings. We want him to live through these proceedings. "

It is unknown whether Reeves has any specific medical issues, but he must use a wheelchair to get around.

The judge also heard from Hunnicutt's family, who argued against the bond.

One of Hunnicutt's daughters told the judge that her mother's life was worth more than $30,000.

Two Charged, 79 Marijuana Plants Found

Jones County Sheriff's Department says they've arrested a couple charged with growing marijuana plants.

Investigators took 79 plants from 144 Ed Ethridge Rd. in Gray Monday, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release. Police found a "sophisticated indoor marijuana grow" at the home.

Police arrested Leo Ross and his wife, Jessica Ross and charged them with cultivation of marijuana.

They're being held without bond, pending the first appearance hearings. 

Shooting Suspect's Lawyer: "There Is No Felony Murder"

Veronica Brinson, the attorney representing Frank Reeves, the 73-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 65-year old Linda Hunnicutt at an East Macon gas station, says in her view, Reeves had "absolutely no intent" to kill Hunnicutt.

She said she would seek "reasonable bond" for Reeves at a Superior Court hearing scheduled for December 19.

VIEW: Frank Reeves Arrest Warrant

Brinson sat down with 13WMAZ's Tom George to talk about the case and why she disputes the charge of felony murder. 

 

Police Still Seeking Witnesses in Gas-Station Shooting

Macon police say they're still looking for witnesses to Tuesday's fatal shooting at an east Macon gas station.

They've  also released surveillance camera photos from the store, taken around the time of the shooting, around 1 p.m.

They're asking anyone who can identify people in those pictures, or the vehicles pictured there, to also call them.

They're looking specifically for these people:

1. The driver and passenger in a burgundy vehicle that stopped and rendered aid

2. The white male dressed in a dark, short-sleeve shirt and light pants, seen walking in the center right of photo #1

3. The passenger in the white pick-up truck with yellow stripes pulling a trailer. He is a black male wearing a cap and short-sleeve shirt, seen walking near the left center of photo #2.

4. The driver of the white pick-up truck with yellow stripes pulling a trailer

Gas Station Shooting Victim's Family Speaks Out

The family of the woman shot and killed at Murphy's Express on Gray Highway Tuesday, gathered to remember her Wednesday night.

They say the Linda Hunnicutt they knew doesn't match reports of the 65-year-old who confronted 73-year-old Frank Reeves in his motorized wheel chair before he allegedly shot her in the chest.

In the accompanying video family members describe the mother, wife, and sister they knew.

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