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Date: April 22

Incident type: Shoplifting

Location: Walmart, Zebulon Road

A deputy was dispatched to the store at 9:04 a.m. where he met up with a security guard who told him that a man pushing a cart was attempting to leave the store with two surveillance cameras, a 50 pound bag of dog food, and a 32-inch flat screen TV. The officer asked the man if he could speak with him and the man ran off through the garden center. The officer Tased him, but the suspect broke loose and continued running out of the store. The officer threw a lawn chair at him causing the suspect to stumble. When the man got outside, he tried to hide under a truck. The deputy pulled him out from under the vehicle and handcuffed him.

Date: April 22

Talented Young Authors Recognized

Talented Young Authors Recognized

Talented young authors were recognized for earning first place at the District level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. This competition is an annual contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education that encourages students to develop their writing skills while celebrating the successful work of all students.

Any type of writing may be submitted, and one winning entry per grade level is submitted to the Georgia Department of Education. Winning entries were:

- McKenzie Foshee, third grade, Skyview Elementary, “What Animal Would I Be?”

- Aliayah Simmons, fourth grade, Ingram-Pye Elementary, “Detective Preacher and the Case of the Missing Rings”

- Christian Lee, fifth grade, Springdale Elementary, “The Day I Met Lincoln”

- Elizabeth Rodenroth, sixth grade, Howard Middle, “The Legend of Sonjay”

- Caleb Smith, seventh grade, Howard Middle, “Joutatsu (Advance)”

Man allegedly breaks in, tries to shoot resident

A Macon man is in jail charged with shooting at a man after breaking into his home.

Bibb Sheriff's investigators say Terry Middleton broke into a 40-year-old victim's home on Blackmon Avenue just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies say the victim saw Middleton then tried to run from him but Middleton tried to shoot him.

The victim wasn't hit and deputies were able to arrest the suspect a short time later.

Middleton, 22, is charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery, and remains in the Bibb County Jail.

Bibb Sheriff's looking for burglary suspect

According to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriffs department, Bibb Sheriffs are looking for one suspect from a robbery over the weekend.

The press release says two female friends of a property owner caught two men taking items from the home and loading them into a red pickup truck. The women had stopped by to check on the home in the 100 block of Marcar Road on Saturday afternoon. They saw two while males, and one of the ladies asked if she could help the two men as one of them, Johney Dillon, approached her. When he asked about the homeowner, she said she was calling the sheriffs and the two men drove away in the truck.

Atlanta company has plans for troubled apartments

An Atlanta company wants to buy the troubled Macon Gardens apartment complex and redevelop it.

That's according to a Bibb County commissioner, Al Tillman.

ID=4463975Tuesday, Benoit Group's vice president of development, Edrick Harris, asked Bibb County's commission for half a million dollars in county funds to support the redevelopment project.

Harris says the company plans to invest $10 million into fixing up the complex. Much of that money would come from state tax credits.

Judge to decide Macon daycare's fate

On Monday April 14th, a five-year-old boy was left in a Charlotte's Web Daycare and Learning Center van for four hours. The state issued an order for an emergency closing saying children were in imminent danger and the center needed to be shut down. 13WMAZ was in court today as the owner appealed that order.

Ashley Wilson, a child care consultant with Bright from the Start's complaint unit, investigated the complaint with Charlotte's Webb. She says owner Charlotte Perkins lied to her about how long Kendal Battle was left in the van. Perkins first said five minutes and that Perkins herself got him out of the van around five p.m. When questioned a second time, Perkins said around 40 minutes.

Finally, Wilson said she learned the boy was in the van for about four hours until around 8:30 p.m.

Celebration Day Saturday at Methodist Home

Everybody wants a place to call home, but not every child can live in the home, they're born in.

Some don't fare well in foster settings either. That's where the Methodist Home for Children in Macon steps in.

This weekend, they will host their annual Celebration Day for the children who live there, and invite the community to the party.