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Son of slain Dermond couple says Lake Oconee mystery ‘haunts us’

Russell Dermond’s headless body was found in the carport of his waterfront home on Lake Oconee on May 6, 2014. Authorities in Putnam County weren’t sure what to think. Ten days later, the body of his wife, Shirley, was found in the lake. Now two years have passed and police have few answers about who killed them — or why.

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Thief at Macon auto parts store stashes power inverter in pants

The shoplifting suspect was described as having dreadlocks worn in a “man-bun.” A Bibb sheriff’s deputy who was dispatched to the O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon on April 7 was told that the thief had stolen merchandise from the place before. A couple of days earlier he reportedly made off with a 120-piece tool set. This time, the shoplifter grabbed an $82 power inverter and crammed it in his pants. An employee stopped the man at the front door and told him to put the item back. The thief refused. According to an incident report, the employee “could hear the plastic that the power inverter was in moving around” in the culprit’s pants as he walked out the door.

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Person of interest sought in December slaying in Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest in the December slaying of 43-year-old Deleon Wiley Hudson, who was found fatally shot in his burning car on Lakeshore Drive, according to a sheriff’s news release.

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Attorney drills investigator about evidence supporting murder charges in Macon shooting

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Bond set for Macon man charged in drive-by shooting death of 14-year-old girl

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GBI Agent speaks about death of Fort Valley State student

GBI Agent J.T. Ricketson speaks about stabbing death of Fort Valley State freshman student Donnell M. Phelps
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GBI Agent speaks about death of Fort Valley State student

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Fort Valley State President Paul Jones speaks about stabbing

Teen charged in 2014 Macon ballfield killing must wear ankle monitor 04:45

Teen charged in 2014 Macon ballfield killing must wear ankle monitor

Man charged in Wings Cafe killing pleads guilty to gang charge 05:39

Man charged in Wings Cafe killing pleads guilty to gang charge