Good news, amateur crime stoppers: Columbus Police have made it a little easier to keep an eye out for wanted suspects.
The Columbus Police Department has partnered with the Ledger-Enquirer to create "Columbus' Most Wanted," a gallery of fugitives wanted by law enforcement.
Each week, divisions such as Robbery and Homicide, Burglary and Theft and Sex Crimes will round up at least five suspects sought for serious crimes in the area. Such suspects include Reginald Jamal Jackson, 23, who is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting Dior T. Cheney.
Cheney, 23, was found dead in his silver 2010 Ford Focus on Head Street on Oct. 29, 2013. He arrived in Columbus from Macon some hours earlier with former Columbus resident Travis Dashawn Porter, who was later arrested for an aggravated assault charge. The two were seen selling children's clothes out of the car sometime before the shooting.
Police also are seeking 25-year-old Jakevious Luckey, who is accused of attempting to murder a 27-year-old man outside the 23rd Street Grill on New Year's Day. The victim was shot with a pistol in the hip in the restaurant's parking lot.
Featured suspects will have their mugshots added to the gallery until they are arrested.
In the coming weeks, the gallery will expand to include suspects sought by the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office.
Some of these suspects have been sought for several months. All should be considered dangerous and should not be approached by civilians.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects pictured should immediately contact Investigative Services at (706) 653-3400. Those with information can also call the Fugitive Squad at (706) 225-4284 or (706) 225-4449, or can call Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3318.