A teenager is sentenced to 20 years for killing a man in Warner Robins. Monday 18-year-old Anthony Bogan pleaded guilty in the Houston County Superior Court to Voluntary Manslaughter. Bogan shot Dedrick Montford in 2010, after an apparent argument over a pistol.
He is prohibited from having any contact with the members of the victims family, and is also fined $1,500.
A Twiggs county man is suing the county Commission, for what he calls "improper use"of taxpayer money.
Walter Ashby is accusing Chairman Ray Bennett and the other commissioners for violating a 1983 Court Order that addresses misuse of taxpayer money.
Ashby cites two incidents in which he says the chairman and the commissioners used a dumptruck owned by the county for work at the Old Marion Baptist Church.
Ashby believes that's a violation since county resources were used for personal use. Now he's asking the courts to make the board pay back the money it would cost to use the truck, and he wants the commissioners to be put in jail for 20 days for violating the court order.
Recent carjacking incidents in Macon have police reminding you to be aware of your surroundings.
Police arrested 26-year-old Jarvis Kentral Ottman, after he carjacked a woman at the Kwik Trip on Hardeman Avenue Saturday. The victim knew Ottman from high school. He asked for a ride to the Booker T. Washington Center, but when they arrived, the suspect instructed her to get out of the vehicle, pushed her out of the car and drove off. Officers arrested Ottman for Robbery by Force, among other charges later that night.
Macon Police have seen other incidents like this so they're encouraging you to be cautious.
1. Don't oblige strangers with a ride in your car.
2. Don't offer transportation to anyone with whom you're not completely familiar. Confine your helpfulness to people you know and you can vouch for their character.
3. Don't carry an abundance of credit cards, cash, or valuables.
4. When walking in parking lots, on city streets, and in neighborhoods, try and stay in well-lit places. Avoid walking alone in remote areas.
5. Don't stop and don't oblige strangers when you are asked for money, a cigarette, change, or the time. Keep walking.
6. Avoid using ATM's during late night and early morning hours. You are a target, particularly when no one is nearby.
7. In shopping centers, try to park as close to the store you're visiting as possible. Try to shop and walk with other people, if possible.
8. Stay aware of your surroundings at all time. If you feel uneasy in a parking lot or on the street, return to a store or place of business and ask someone to escort you to your car.
9. If you are leaving your residence, let someone you know and trust know where you are going and when you plan to return.
10. If you have a car remote control with a horn mechanism, use it if you see someone suspicious or feel threatened.
It's another round of delayed negotiations for The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Its Authority Board had until yesterday to reach an agreement with the Halls of Fame, Inc. According to Interim Executive Director, Ben Sapp, the board voted on an open ended extension as both groups continue to negotiate the handover of the museum and the cost of rent.
Sapp tells us he hopes a decision is made by the end of the month.
Three-year-old Andrew Calloway died of a heat stroke, after he was left inside a parked car for more than an hour.
According to the Warner Robins Police Department, officers responded to 100 Georgetown Boulevard around 5:30 Sunday evening. A preliminary investigation says the child was left inside the car while under the supervision of his babysitter, 50-year-old Shelia Henderson.
Warner Robins Police Spokesperson Tabitha Pugh says, "The caretaker was inside the car with the child and they had come back to the residence and just the simple fact that the caretaker went back inside the residence so the child was in the car the entire time."
Henderson runs a daycare out of her house.
Father of two, Mark Smith says this really hits close to home since his kids are just 3 and 4 years old.
"I don't see how anyone can completely forget about their child as far as leaving them in a car or something like that especially with the way the heat is in middle Georgia," said Smith.
Last year, 49 fatalities made it the highest number of child heat stroke deaths in the United States so far; three of those took place in Georgia.
"Parents tend to believe that it'll never happen to them because they're good parents, responsible, they love their children so they think it will never happen to them but that's not a good way to look at this," said Jarome Gautreaux of KidsAndCars.org.
The Warner Robins Criminal Investigation Division is working alongside the Houston County Sheriff's Juvenile Division and the Georgia Department of Human Services to continue the investigation on this case.