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Hung jury unable to reach verdict in rape case

A Bibb County judge declares a mistrial in the case of Robert Wayne Davis who had been accused of molesting and raping a girl, beginning when she was 4 years old. The jury deliberated about two and half hours Thursday, May 25, 2017, but could not reach a verdict.

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Teen shot in argument over $5

Shelna Hicks, 17, was shot in the leg by a 15-year-old in Macon on Wednesday night after an argument regarding $5 that was owed to a 14-year-old, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The 15-year-old, 14-year-old and 18-year-old Malik Bonner are charged in the fight.

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Shootings that terrorized a town led to multiple drug arrests

Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee said nearly 20 arrest warrants were issued early Wednedsay, May 24, 2017, in a nearly 2-year investigation sparked by a wave of shootings in the Milledgeville area that began in the summer of 2015 and culminated with recent indictments in a joint operation with local police, FBI, DEA, ATF and the drug task force.

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The stash in her bra led to a drug bust

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Monique Burkett, 37, of Douglas, after a stash of suspected methamphetamine was found in her bra during a traffic stop on Mosley Road near Kingwood Road.

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Robber steals Macon man’s wallet, then drops it when victim opens fire

A Macon, Georgia, man whose wallet was stolen by a robber over the weekend got his wallet back minutes later — after opening fire on the bandit, who then dropped the wallet, authorities said. Marvin Tolbert, who was working on a truck Saturday afternoon in the 2200 block of Gray Highway north of Walnut Creek and Graham Road, told the cops that he was held up by a guy who sneaked up on him near a vacant building there.

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Lawyer for man accused of rape says his client can't prove his innocence

Jay Davis, a Macon, Ga. attorney representing Robert Wayne Davis, a man accused of raping and molesting a girl for several years beginning when she was 4 years old, told jurors in his opening statement that his client can't prove his innocence and there's no evidence to support the girl's claims the acts occurred. He said some jurors will know at the end of the trial that his client is innocent and others will know they have reasonable doubt that bars a conviction.
Amy Leigh Womack The Telegraph
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