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Hinesville PD blotter for April 21

March 10: Suspicious activity — A Robin Hood Drive woman told police a man claiming to be a sheriff’s office deputy called her and said she had missed jury duty and needed to pay $900 to avoid an arrest.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 10:42 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2014 1:30 p.m.
ATV crash victim identified

ATV crash victim identified

The man killed in Sundays ATV accident in Walthourville has been identified as Dwayne Cornell Chapman, 30 of Hinesville.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2014 9:17 p.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2014 12:38 p.m.
Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, was in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 11:36 a.m.


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 21

March 9: Simple battery/obstructing or hindering law enforcement/ obstructing or hindering persons making emergency — A woman called the police to her boyfriend’s Coastal Highway residence after they fought and she reported he held her against her will. The woman said the fight began when she was gathering her belongings and calling her daughter to come pick her up.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 10:39 a.m.
Jesup man runs in front of truck, killed

Jesup man runs in front of truck, killed

Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup, was killed Thursday afternoon when he ran into the path of a cement truck at the intersection of Highway 27 and North Third Street, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Raumando Thompson of the Brunswick post.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 10:05 a.m.


Woman shot by toddler charged

The mother who was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old-child March 26 has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 9:53 a.m.
City recognizes HPD officer's heroism

City recognizes HPD officer's heroism

Thursday’s Hinesville City Council meeting began with special recognition of Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Rhett Dill, who recently saved the life of Joseph T. McCallum Jr.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 9:25 a.m.


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 2:15 p.m.


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone’s owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 10:58 a.m.
Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 9:59 a.m.


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 3:25 p.m.


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:13 a.m.


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record — A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 9:38 a.m.


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 9:19 a.m.
Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 9:37 a.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Ludowici hires new police chief

Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Updated: apr. 14, 2014 11:00 p.m.
EMA/911 host open house

EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 12:56 p.m.
Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 9:49 a.m.


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2014 10:26 p.m.


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant — A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2014 10:53 a.m.


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 12:11 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2014 12:10 p.m.


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals — A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter’s 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2014 11:27 a.m.
Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2014 10:31 a.m.


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 3:15 p.m.
Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 10:42 a.m.


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man’s pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 9:58 a.m.
Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff’s Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 9:42 a.m.
Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond — they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 10:43 a.m. | Updated: apr. 05, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 9:28 a.m.


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2014 11:08 a.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2014 9:58 a.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 11:45 a.m.
Prom Promise warns students of risks

Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they’re invincible, that they’ll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Updated: apr. 02, 2014 11:00 p.m.


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2014 10:01 a.m.

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