Former Central State Prison guard Deenesha Lemandy Carter, 23, pleaded guilty Monday, June 19, 2017, to violating her oath by having sex with an inmate, Walter Lee Harris, who is serving a life sentence for murder.
A Tennessee man called 911 after he and his wife were held hostage by Georgia inmates Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose. Both men had been on the road since June 13, 2017, when they reportedly killed two prison guards in an escape while in transit to another facility.
This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes items about a guy accused of indecent exposure for flashing a motel maid; a judge's unexpected breakfast encounter; and the always amusing sounds of things overheard on our police scanner.
Federal grand jurors this week indicted Macon businessmen Isaac Culver and Dave Carty on fraud charges related to the sale of computers and tech support to the Bibb County school district. The two declined a reporter's questions after they were freed on bond Wednesday
Gabrielle Pittman pleaded with jurors during her closing argument in the sentencing phase of the trial for Christopher Keith Calmer, the man found guilty of fatally shooting Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy Michael Norris in 2014. Pittman showed jurors a picture of Calmer soon after his arrest and compared with an older photo as she asked them to choose a life sentence and not the death penalty.
Logan Norris Doyle was married to Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy Michael Norris for about five months before Norris was fatally shot in 2014. She described her loss as part of victim impact testimony in the sentencing hearing for Christopher Keith Calmer. Jurors deliberated about 30 minutes before finding Calmer guilty of murder in Norris's death.
Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick testified, giving victim impact evidence Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in the sentencing phase of the trial for Christopher Keith Calmer. Jurors deliberated 30 minutes Tuesday before finding Calmer guilty of murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of deputy Michael Norris.
Christopher Keith Calmer, a Monroe County man charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy Michael Norris, erupted into tears Thursday as his ex-wife, Samantha Peterson, testified about the end of their marriage.
Law enforcement and health care leaders united in Bibb County on June 6, 2017, to share information with the media about a potentially lethal drug that is believed to be responsible for four deaths and more than a dozen overdoses in Macon in the past 48 hours.