Crime

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Two men and juvenile charged in five Auburn car break-ins

Arrested Sept. 28, 2016, and identified as Shahiem Trimble, 19, of Auburn Michael Trimble, 20, of Montgomery, and a 16-year-old juvenile, the three face several counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, several counts of theft of property and possession of marijuana second degree

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Columbus man pleads not guilty to series of business robberies

John Arthur Morris of Columbus, Georgia appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court September 28, 2016 to face charges related to four of the 11 armed robberies he has been accused of committing in Georgia, Florida and Alabama since January. He would often tie the victims’ hands with zip ties and or telephone cords, according to police.

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Opelika homicide victim was shot at same apartment 2 weeks ago

A day after Jaquavious Montrell Strickland of Opelika, Alabama, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds September 27, 2016 at a Edmon Avenue home, authorities have announced that victims of shootings on Edmon Avenue within the last several years were specifically targeted. No arrests have been made in Strickland’s death.

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Man, 34, wounded in Opelika shooting

One person was wounded Tuesday afternoon in an Opelika shooting in the area of Bay Court and Lee Street, according to authorities. The victim was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury.

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Sheriff Darr says $20,000 meth bust puts dent in drug activity

Muscogee County sheriff deputies launched a drug investigation after receiving a tip from residents about a house at 6329 Williamsburg Drive. Heather Marie Coughlin, 20, Jose Alfredo Rubiani, 37, Jeremiah Force, 39, Stormy Leigh Rodriguez, 41, and George William Coulter, 36, were arrested. The group faces multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a drug-related object and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Mother admits to throwing hot grits at cheating boyfriend

Monique Altouise Bennett, 33, of Columbus, Georgia, was accused of throwing hot grits at her boyfriend, who was allegedly holding their 10-month old child at the time, according to police. Officials said the incident, which happened at a Cusseta Road apartment on September 25, 2016, didn’t lead to any injuries.

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Tip to sheriff's investigators leads to five arrests, seizure of drugs, money and weapon

Two women and three men were arrested Saturday after deputies said they found more than $20,510 worth of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm in a Columbus house.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Tip to sheriff's investigators leads to five arrests, seizure of drugs, money and weapon 1:50

Tip to sheriff's investigators leads to five arrests, seizure of drugs, money and weapon

Video released of woman shooting at burglars during Georgia home invasion 0:56

Video released of woman shooting at burglars during Georgia home invasion

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"Where's your attorney?" Hearing postponed for suspect in Labor Day barbecue killing

Ulysses Wiggins sentenced to 30 years in prison 1:01

Ulysses Wiggins sentenced to 30 years in prison