Crime

Crime

Columbus man allegedly kidnaps woman

Desmond Savante Grant pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree cruelty to children and one count each of kidnapping, theft by taking motor vehicle, simple battery, purse snatching, theft by taking, obstructing a 911 call and driving with a suspended license on January 23, 2017, in Columbus Recorder’s Court.

Crime

Two teens plead not guilty to beating 15-year-old

A 14-year-old and 16-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm under the age of 18. They were denied bond on the armed robbery charges January 23, 2017, in Columbus Recorder’s Court. They allegedly admitted to robbing a 15-year-old boy at gunpoint.

Crime

Columbus police: Two men found with shotgun, $1,560 worth of heroin

Carl Edward Mack, 28, and Tobias Marquez Weaver, 26, pleaded not guilty to trafficking heroin, possession of a methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime. Mack faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Crime

Man pleads not guilty in Columbus carjacking where man was shot

William Bernard Harris, 20, pleaded not guilty January 20, 2017, in Columbus Recorder’s Court to one count each of aggravated assault, hijacking a motor vehicle, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was allegedly involved in a carjacking at the intersection of Hamilton Road and 33rd Street where the victim was shot in the left hand.

Crime

Woman raped, beaten at Macon Road hotel

A woman was raped and beaten January 17, 2017, at the Quality Inn hotel at 3443 Macon Road in Columbus, Georgia, according to a report from the Columbus Police Department. No arrests have been made.

Videos

Controversial hypnosis sketch in ‘Stocking Strangler’ case allowed into evidence

The sketch came from rape victim Gertrude Miller, 64, who under hypnosis on Oct. 29, 1977, described the man who climbed into her bedroom window, beat her with a board and raped her the previous Sept. 11. He left behind knotted stockings he’d taken from her dresser.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Controversial hypnosis sketch in ‘Stocking Strangler’ case allowed into evidence 2:04

Controversial hypnosis sketch in ‘Stocking Strangler’ case allowed into evidence

Suspect denied lower bond in brutal Upatoi triple homicide 0:55

Suspect denied lower bond in brutal Upatoi triple homicide

A peephole camera picks up drug activity in apartment hallway 2:07

A peephole camera picks up drug activity in apartment hallway

Suspects record alleged kidnapping and torture on Facebook Live 1:29

Suspects record alleged kidnapping and torture on Facebook Live