Former substitute teacher Alexander Letwond White of Columbus, Georgia was arrested and charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. The alleged crimes occurred with students.
The fifth and final suspect in the April 6, 2018 shooting death of rapper Branden Denson was arrested this week in Oklahoma and charged with murder. Tyree Jaquan Smith is being extradited to Columbus, GA.
Curtis Williams, 33, appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing. Williams is charged with murder in the unsolved killing of Stanford Jones, found dead of gunshot wounds in his Mellon Street home on Aug. 10, 2018.
If you are driving in Columbus, or elsewhere in Ga., expect to see more police presence. It is Distracted Driving Enforcement Week in Columbus, and April has been designated as Distracted Driver Awareness month.Columbus police
Serial bank robber Iconic Facce is accused of robbing BanCorp South in Gulfport, MS. Facce is a transgender woman who authorities say is using some of the stolen money for gender reassignment surgery in Mexico.
Former Long Beach MS police officer Cassie Barker is sentenced to prison for causing the hot-car death of 3-year-old daughter Cheyenne Hyer. Barker was having sex with supervisor Clark Ladner while Cheyenne died.
Steven Charles Vanbibber of Macon, Georgia was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to 36 counts of sexual exploitation of children. He admitted having 30 child porn photos on his cellphone.
Sharae Dominique Threadgill, 21, and Jalen Benton, 18, have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Phillip Whitaker, according to Columbus GA police. Whitaker was found dead at Park Place Apartments.