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Man Runs From Macon Police, Falls to His Death


A man died early Wednesday morning in a west Macon shopping center.

Just before 3:30 a.m., Macon police officers were checking the shops at the Presidential Parkway shopping center when they noticed a suspicious car with two people inside.  

Police spokesman Melanie Hofmann says the men became combative during questioning.

While one was subdued by pepper spray, the other ran away and started to scale a fence. 

One officer, Hofmann says, tried to warn the man about the large drop on the other side of the fence, but the man went over anyway, falling about 40 feet.

When officers made their way to the bottom of the drop-off, they found the man's body lying on the ground.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, but his identity has not been released.

According to a police news release, the GBI will be assisting the Macon Police with the investigation.

Macon Police Seeking Witness for Help on Murder Case

Police are turning to the public for assistance finding a woman they say could help crack a murder case.

According to a news release, the Macon Police Department is searching for the woman seen in the attached photo.

She was last seen at Food Mart at 3609 Pio Nono on May 31 around 6:05 a.m.

Macon Police say she's not a suspect, but "may be able to provide information on a murder suspect."

They believe she left the story in a gray or silver Toyota Camry.

If you have any information, you can call MPD at 478-751-7500.

Pit Bulls' Owner Cited After Attack on Bibb Neighbor

The Bibb County sheriff's office says they've cited a dog owner after an attack that seriously injured a woman last week.

They say 20-year-old Amber Tripp was cited Monday on two counts of failing to restrain her pit bulls and two counts of failing to inoculate them.

Those dogs reportedly escaped their pen last week while Tripp was on vacation.

The sheriff's department said it happened Thursday at the trailer that Tripp rents at 5411 Houston Road

A Bibb County deputy shot and killed the pit bulls after they attacked Tripp's neighbor, 69-year old Margaret McNicholas.

She suffered wounds to the face, neck, legs and arms.

Both charges against Tripp are misdemeanors. The sheriff's office says she was served around 4 p.m. Monday.

Man Shot at While Driving on Gray Highway

A man got an unpleasant surprise while turning from Shurling Drive to Gray Highway early Friday.

Around 1:40 a.m., a man noticed a white Cadillac following him, then passing him near the Walmart on Gray Hwy in the left lane, and then shooting at his car, according to a news release.

Once the Cadillac had passed him, a gray Nissan Altima passed him and also began shooting. 

He did not receive any injuries but his car did have several bullet holes.

If you have any information on this incident, you can call Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Neighbor's Pit Bulls Attack Woman, Deputy Shoots Them

Two dogs were shot after attacking and seriously wounding a woman in Macon Thursday.

A woman was in her yard on Houston Rd. when two neighboring dogs escaped from their pen and attacked her.

They bit her in the head and neck. 

When a man at her home heard the commotion, he managed to get the dogs away from the woman with a broom.

When a deputy arrived at the scene, both dogs charged at him and he shot and killed both of them.

The woman was taken to the hospital with "serious bite wounds."

The owners of the dogs were on vacation at the time.  Neighbors told 13WMAZ the dogs had been loose for a few days before the attack. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says they plan on returning to Macon Friday, and after investigating what happened, could face charges.

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Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently sponsored the 7th Annual David Pierce Memorial Luncheon by contributing $2,000 to the Macon Regional Crimestoppers. The event will be held Wednesday, June 19th.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 148,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Macon 3-Year-Old's Death Ruled Homicide

by Bernie O'Donnell, 13WMAZ.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

- Jarkarie Reid, 3, died from "blunt force head trauma" and his death has been ruled a homicide.

- His mother, Jameshia Reid, has been charged with murder in his death and accused of beating him.

- She told officers her son had swallowed chemicals left around the house after she did her nails.

The death of a Macon 3-year-old has been ruled a homicide, caused by head injuries.

That's according to Bibb County coroner Leon Jones.

He said after an autopsy, GBI medical examiners ruled that Jarkarie Reid died from "blunt force head trauma."

His mother was charged Thursday with murdering the boy, after nitially blaming his collapse on nail polish chemical, according to a Macon police report.