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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.

Jones County investigating man's death

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a man's death.

Deputies Search for Jones County Burglary Suspects

Two people broke into two Jones County gas stations Monday and took the cash registers.

Now deputies are searching for the two suspects shown in surveillance photos.

They broke into Old Clinton Gas & Grocery and Creekside Gas by using a blunt object to break the entry door glass, according to a release.

One was wearing a light-colored ski mask, a light-colored hooded jacket with buttons down the front, cargo shorts with drawstrings and tennis shoes.

The other suspect is described as a heavy-set male who was wearing a dark-colored pullover hoodie, cargo shorts and sneakers.

Officials believe the vehicle involved was a dark-colored, four-door midsize sedan.

One of the store owners is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects.

If you have any information on the case, you can call the Jones County Sheriff's Office at 478-986-3489. 

PAMELA MOSS TRIAL: Gory Details of Murder Scene

The second day of Pamela Moss's murder trial turned to gory details of how investigators found a Henry County businessman's body under her porch.

Investigators also described a bloody hammer found in her home and 228 separate blood stains in her living room.

Moss's attorney has argued that she should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

The Jones County woman is accused of killing Doug Coker in March 2012. Prosecutors say Moss struck Coker in the head multiple times with a hammer.

Her trial got underway Monday in Jones County Superior Court.

On Tuesday, Bibb County investigator Jamey Jones and Jones County investigator Kenneth Gleaton described the crime scene and how the body was found.

Jones said he went to Moss's house in March 2012 to look for Coker, the missing businessman. He said he smelled a strong odor of gas and found lit matches in the kitchen sink.

Jones County Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Girlfriend

A Jones County man is now facing a manslaughter charge for fatally shooting his girlfriend in May.

 A grand jury indicted Waylon Goodson this month on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

 An incident report from the sheriff's department said Goodson fatally shot 22-year-old Brittany Grizzle on May 6 while handling his handgun.

It happened in a home on the 3600 block of Joycliff Road.

 The report says deputies found Grizzle in Goodson's arms, and he told them, "he killed his girl."

 It says, "He told me he was handling his .357 revolver, trying to get the four rounds lined up in the cylinder so they would be the next in line for the barrel. He told me that he had the hammer pulled back and the trigger pulled to release the cylinder and allow it to free spin."

The Aug. 6 indictment says investigators believe the shooting was not intentional.

No trial date has been set.

Jones County ID's Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Correction: This story originally gave an incorrect location. The body was found on Wheeler Road, off Highway 11, the Monticello Highway.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a fatal hit and run that apparently happened last night.

The body of 28-year-old man Marquis DeShaun Lawson was found on the 300 block of Wheeler Road. That's off Highway 11, the Monticello Highway.

Capt. Earl Humphries says investigators believe the man was hit between 8 p.m. Wednesday and midnight. There were no witnesses.

But they are looking for a "vehicle of interest" Humphries described as a "utility-style vehicle with a boom or bucket attached." He said the vehicle was seen in the neighborhood yesterday.

The sheriff's department is not releasing any further information at this time.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.