Macon Police have caught the person responsible for reporting a fake bomb threat. 23-year-old Christopher Daniel Todd was arrested after calling the Emergency 911 center Sunday night, saying there was a bomb on Presidential Parkway.
The 911 Center supervisor tracked the call and lead police to Todd. He is charged with terroristic threats and probation violation.
Richard O'Neal, the Baldwin County Superior Court employee charged with child exploitation, was released on bond this morning. Baldwin County District Attorney Fred Bright says bond was posted at $25,000.
According to Bright, some of the conditions of his release are:
No contact with any children under the age of 18, except for O'Neal's six year old daughter
No computer access with exception of job searching and financial uses
No contact with Judge Hulane George and employees in her office
Banishment from the Baldwin County Courthouse
O'Neal was only in jail for a little over a week. Bright says this case will be presented to a grand jury.
Hundreds of service men and women from Robins Air force Base spent Friday morning remembering the attack on the Pentagon.
A stone from the 9/11 attack made its way to the Museum of Aviation. Onlookers saluted the piece of history as it passed by. Civilians and military personnel say watching the artifact arrive took them back to that fateful day ten years ago.
"This is a very nice reminder for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice that day and were in those buildings," says base employee Greg Belozier.
Captain Matthew Quilliams agrees, "It kind of unites all of us again even though it's been 10 years down the road. I was just a kid back then, but it's nice to know we're all in the same boat."
Today, one of Macon's biggest stars would be celebrating his 70th birthday. As a gift to his family, September 9th was officially declared "Otis Redding Day" in Macon and Bibb County.
The Southwest High School marching band kicked off the day of events in downtown Macon with a tribute to the late music legend. Mayor Robert Reichert and Chairman Sam Heart presented Redding's daughter with dedications to the star.
"If he were here he would be so proud to see so many young people specifically out here participating in the program, and it's just an honor, just an honor, not only for him, but for the city of Macon," says Karla Redding Andrews, Otis Redding's daughter.
The celebration will continue tomorrow at the Macon City Auditorium with an "Evening of Respect" tribute concert. The concert benefits the Big "O" Youth Educational Foundation.
A noise complaint lead Macon Police to copper thieves. 43-year-old David Belleck and 23-year-old Gregory Thomas are charged with theft by taking felony, criminal damage and criminal trespass, among other charges.
Police responded to a vacant residence at at 1115 Scotland Avenue in reference to a noise complaint early Tuesday morning. Police found the suspects trying to flee with tools. In addition, they found a large amount of copper wiring, a hot water heater and a stolen circuit breaker box nearby.