Man flees Alabama authorities, involved in multi-vehicle crash in Columbus
Columbus police said a man fleeing from authorities in Alabama Tuesday afternoon drove into Columbus and was involved in a multi vehicle crash at Veterans Parkway and Whitesville Road. Police said he was taken to the Muscogee County Jail and faces
Judge Julius Hunter ordered a mental and physical evaluation of Torrie Beard,22, the man charged in connection to a Tuesday shooting. Hunter also sent the case to Superior Court without bond on the two most serious charges Beard faces.
Columbus, Ga., columnist and veteran Ledger-Enquirer reporter Tim Chitwood witnesses a serial killer's execution. Here are excerpts of his remarks given to members of the media after Carlton Gary's execution. Chitwood was the media monitor for the
The police chief who helped catch a serial killer feels no sympathy seeing him executed.“Watching that had no effect on me whatsoever,” Police Chief Ricky Boren said of Carlton Gary’s execution. “Carlton got what was prescribed for him as his fate
Condemned Stocking Strangler Carlton Gary was executed at 10:33 p.m. and he did not accept a final prayer or make a final statement, according to a spokeswoman with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
During each session of Columbus Recorder's Court, Judge Julius Hunter takes time to inform those with a case before the court to tell them their rights. These are your rights, as articulated by Hunter during a recent Recorder's Court session.
Dewayne Vidal Searcy Jr., 24, is on trial in Columbus and charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, first-degree burglary, using a gun to commit a felony and being a convicted felon with a firearm. Searcy is charged in a May 2016 home i
Jamar Pipkin, 23, a murder suspect in the November shooting on Curry Street appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court on March 7. Defense Attorney Stacey Jackson represented Pipkin during the hearing. These are excerpts of Jackson's remarks after the
Christopher Jones,16, was shot to death in August 2014. The bullet-riddled car Jones was in crashed at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in Columbus. This is body camera video provided by the Columbus Police Department showing the s
Columbus Police Sgt. Anthony Locey,left, testified Friday morning during a hearing for Carl Bellamy Jr. in Columbus Recorder's Court. Bellamy faces one count of murder in the death of 28-year-old Matthew Grant. He was booked into the Muscogee Coun
The jury in the Upatoi triple murder trial has found Rufus Leonard Burks IV guilty of felony murder, kidnapping, burglary and auto theft. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the other counts so a mistrial was declared on those. Burks was the
After 13 hours of deliberations in the triple murder trial of Rufus Leonard Burks, jurors Thursday had reached unanimous agreement on only three of the 10 counts against the 17-year-old, the judge announced before the jury was dismissed at 4:45 p.
Closing arguments began Tuesday morning in the trial of Rufus Leonard Burks IV. Burkes is one of three men police charged in the slayings of Gloria Short,54; her son Caleb Short, 17; and grandaughter Gianna Lindsey, 10, in January 2016 in Columbus
Dr. Natasha Grandhi, associate medical examiner with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, testified Monday morning that Gianna Lindsey,the 10-year-old girl slain with her uncle and grandmother in Columbus’ Upatoi area in 2016, had 23 stab wounds i
Columbus public safety officials are checking multiple downtown buildings after an early morning bomb threat, Sheriff Donna Tompkins confirmed. The buildings affected were the Columbus Consolidated Government Center, Recorder's Court next to the M
A Phenix City police officer has been arrested after a woman said she was raped while in custody, authorities said Friday morning during a news conference. This is an excerpt of Taylor's comments about the hit to trust law enforcement takes in sit