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Lizella Couple in Hospital After Domestic Shooting

A Lizella couple is in the hospital Friday morning after the husband shot his wife and turned the gun on himself in what investigators are calling a "domestic dispute that turned violent."

According to a news release from the Bibb Sheriff's Office, around 11:32 Thursday night, 55-year-old Kenneth Burnam and his wife 48-year-old Diane Burnam of Lizella were involved in an argument.

During the dispute, Kenneth Burnam shot Diane Burnam then himself.

Both were transported by ambulance to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where the husband is listed in critical, but stable condition, and the wife is in stable condition.

The incident happened at the couple's home on Lineberger Road.

Check back with 13WMAZ for updates on this story as they become available.

Three Arrested in Monroe Co. Double Homicide

Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in the double-homicide case in Monroe County.

A fourth person has been charged with murder but has not been arrested yet, according to a release.

Sameeria Rikiea Carter, 16, Marquez Deshawn Martin, 19, and Jordan Keaugh Maxwell, 18, all of Macon, have been arrested, according to the Monroe sheriff's department.

They are charged with the murder of Russell Jacobs and James Pittman, who were found dead in their Monroe County home last Tuesday.

The sheriff's department says they are still searching for the fourth suspect, 17-year-old Dave'von Sapp of Macon.

The four are all associated with the gang, Money Over Everything, also known as MOE, the sheriff's department says.

Grandmother Faces Meth, Weapons Charges

A Warner Robins grandmother who made headlines when she shot and wounded a robber last year now faces weapon and drug charges.

Macon police say they arrested 58-year-old Luisa Campbell outside a Marion Avenue home Friday.

A news release says officers arrived at the home in response to a complaint of a terroristic threat. They say they found Campbell sitting in the passenger seat of a 2012 Toyota Tundra with a handgun in her lap, with two more handguns and a bag of methamphetamine also in the vehicle.

She is charged with methamphetamine possession, possessing a firearm during commission of a felony and terroristic threats, according to police.

She was released from the Bibb County jail Saturday on a $17,100 bond.

River Search Now Underway for Jmaal Keyes' Body

Law enforcement is now searching along the Ocmulgee River in two counties, Bleckley and Pulaski, for the body of Jmaal Keyes.

That's according to Todd Lowery, agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office.

He said they've gotten conflicting information on where that body might be and so far they're not focused on a particular spot. Lowery declined to describe the tip or where it came from.

"We've gotten several pieces of information that sent us in different
directions in terms of where the body might be. We're just trying to
cover all our bases."

Several agencies are helping in the search, by boat and helicopter, he said.

Robert Kane Rolison is charged with murder in that case.

We have reporters in Bleckley and Pulaski Counties, and will have more on this story on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6.

 

Autopsy Complete in Monroe Co. Double Homicide

by Tom George, 13WMAZ.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS: 

- James Pittman Wood, 40, and Russell Jacobs, 36, were found dead Tuesday afternoon.

- An autopsy shows the two died from gunshot wounds. The Sheriff says robbery is the likely motive.

- The sheriff's office hasn't said what led to the killings but Wood and Jacobs were reportedly at Billy's Clubhouse Monday night.

Thursday, the Monroe County Sheriff's office announced an autopsy had been completed in Tuesday's double homicide.

The autopsy found that 40-year old James Pittman Wood and his brother-in-law 36-year old Russell Jacobs died from gunshot wounds. 

Wood's elderly father found the two men Tuesday afternoon at the home they shared off of Pea Ridge Road near Juliette.

Some in the community say they were surprised by the case, since most neighborhoods are rural and quiet.

Four Middle-Aged Drug Suspects Arrested in Macon


Macon police busted four middle-aged suspects on drug charges after executing a search warrant Thursday afternoon.

Thomas Loyd Landrum, 58; Jimmy Lee Foster, Jr., 45; Elaine Davis Smith, 59; and Darryl Bernard Swint, 48, were all arrested at an Inverness Ave. home between Napier and Hillcrest Ave., according to a police news release.

A "high tech" surveillance system was confiscated. Police say it was probably supposed to alert the suspects inside of an impending raid.

Police also recovered 51 bags of marijuana individually packaged for distribution, several pills, 12 bags of cocaine, an LCD television and an X-Box previously reported stolen.

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the MPD STRIKE Team were involved in the search and arrests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Near Lake Wildwood, Tobesofkee

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Near Lake Wildwood, Tobesofkee

Take cover! 

Mosquito spraying the Lake Wildwood and Lake Tobesofkee areas is scheduled for tonight from 7-11 p.m.

Here are the areas included:

--Northeast Lake Tobesofkee

 

  • Rocky Creek east from the Bibb Co./Monroe Co. line to Lamar Rd. then to Peake Rd. (excluding Lake Wildwood).
  • the Bibb Co./Monroe Co. line from Rocky Creek south to Tobesofkee Creek.
  • Tobesofkee Creek through Lake Tobesofkee to Columbus Rd. to Mercer University Dr.
  • from Mercer University Dr. to I-475 north to Peake Rd.

--Lake Wildwood

 

  • All areas located within the confines of Lake Wildwood.