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Macon Crime Files: Store owner assaulted with banana

Macon Crime Files: Store owner assaulted with banana

Thursday files:

Date: June 4

Incident type: Simple battery

Location: Coastal gas station/convenience store, 3970 Houston Ave.

Man arrested for hitting alleged bike thief with car

Man arrested for hitting alleged bike thief with car

Two men were arrested Monday morning following a bike theft in Lake Wildwood.

Bibb deputies arrested James Browne, 26, of Macon for allegedly taking the bike from the 300 block of Foxtail Drive

Also arrested was Bryan Dorough, 41, also of Macon. He was arrested for allegedly running Browne down with his vehicle and beating him up in an attempt to retrieve the bike, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

A man is in jail today after allegedly hitting his wife with his car at a Macon gas station Monday.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alfrado Hester, age 49 of Gray.
Hester is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after investigators say he allegedly hit his wife with his car.

That happened around 11:25 a.m. Monday, at a Sunoco gas station on Houston Avenue in Macon.
Hester's wife,Angela Hester, age 37 of Gray was taken to the Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.