Recent Crime News
Thursday | via WALB-TV Albany
When detectives went to investigate a burglary on West Ann Street, they found some of the stolen property, and arrested a woman where they found it, Tuesday afternoon. Allison Tolar and Tiffanie Colvin, told officers that someone had broken a window to get inside their home, and steal several items. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via WALB-TV Albany
Valdosta police officers were on alert after suspicious people were reported on South Lee Street, and that helped them capture four suspects after the J & K Foodmart on Old Statenville Road was robbed Wednesday evening about 7:30. Witnesses said that two men dressed all in black went into the Foodmart with pistols, and bandanas covering their faces. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via WALB-TV Albany
Last Monday, May 4, a Dollar General employee was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot about 1:30 in the morning, when an armed man walked up and demanded money. She said she had no money, and the man jumped into a black vehicle, and left.A probation officer with the Valdosta probation office recognized the person as possibly being a probationer named Chad Griffis, who lives in Naylor. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via FindLaw
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Wednesday May 6 | via WTOC-TV Savannah
Just before noon Monday, Kayla Edwards came home to her house on North Oak Street, and saw a man who was not supposed to be there. He was carrying her food and property away when she confronted him. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via WTVM
Sparks resident Daylan Keeley was arrested in Atlanta just before noon Wednesday by U.S. Marshals. He and Vernon Goodwin, Jr. were, as of Wednesday, charged with murder, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for the death of 30 year old Adam Robinson. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via The Florida Times-Union
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Monday Apr 27 | via WTVM
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress expressed his frustration Monday about a new group of supporters claiming that police are treating Eric Sheppard wrongly. Sheppard is the VSU student protester accused of bringing a gun to campus in a back pack on Tuesday, April 21st after he and other student protesters ignited protests and tension on campus by walking on an American flag on April 17th. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via WALB-TV Albany
A Columbus man who was awaiting trial on vehicular homicide charges was found dead over the weekend in Marion County. Officials say the body of 20-year-old Jack Hughes was found on the side of Marvin Moore Road around midnight Sunday in Buena Vista. Comment?
Sunday Apr 26 | via WTOC-TV Savannah
A Columbus man waiting to appear in court on vehicular homicide charges from a 2011 traffic accident was found dead early Sunday morning. According to Marion County Deputy Coroner Travis Welch, the body of 20-year-old Jack Hughes was discovered on a county road in Marion County just after midnight on Sunday. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via MyFoxAtlanta
Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta. Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Daily Mail
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Friday Apr 24 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
In the face of an expected large crowd at a protest rally in support of the American flag, Valdosta State University is closing all Valdosta State Univ. closing campus ahead of huge protest VALDOSTA, GA - In the face of an expected large crowd at a protest rally in support of the American flag, Valdosta State University is closing all Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1GpbyRU VALDOSTA, GA - In the face of an expected large crowd at a protest rally in support of the American flag, Valdosta State University is closing all facilities on Friday. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Examiner.com
Valdosta, Georgia High School teacher has been arrested today on charges of multiple sexual interactions with students, this at a school where a still unsolved student death on the campus, , the year before. School seems to be an increasingly unsafe prospect in some people's eyes. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Athens Banner-Herald
The Valdosta Daily Times reports 42-year-old Phoebe Chapman turned herself in to authorities Tuesday. Investigators say rumors surfaced in March that Chapman had sexual contact with students at Lowndes High School, where she is a career and technical instruction teacher. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via The Florida Times-Union
Eric Sheppard, who is being sought by police after a gun was found in a backpack at a Valdosta State University library. Valdosta State University police found a handgun in a backpack at a campus library Tuesday and are looking for a suspect who participated in recent protests at the school. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via WALB-TV Albany
Valdosta police were investigating a burglary on Crestwood Circle this morning, and found a wanted man in the process. VPD had been looking for Christopher Tooley, 33, since March 11, in connection with a shooting incident outside a convenience store at North Forrest Street and Ricardo Drive. Comment?
Apr 16, 2015 | via WTOC-TV Savannah
A Valdosta man was behind bars Thursday after being arrested Tuesday in a joint effort between Valdosta Police and VSU Police and accused of burglarizing a home. On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at approximately 11:26 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the area of Brookwood Circle near Drexel Park in reference to a suspicious African American male who was reportedly in the middle of the road looking through a back pack and then seen placing a laptop in some bushes. Comment?
Apr 16, 2015 | via WCTV Tallahassee
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at approximately 11:26 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the area of Brookwood Circle near Drexel Park in reference to a suspicious African American male who was reportedly in the middle of the road looking through a back pack and then seen placing a laptop in some bushes. Officers responded to the area and as they were speaking to the complainants, were approached by the residents of 1503 Slater Street who indicated that they had just arrived home, found their rear door open, and several items missing, including a back pack, laptop computer, Xbox game console, Xbox games, and a digital camera. Comment?
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