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North Bibb Publix Accused Robber Arrested

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with robbery Wednesday just before noon.

Daniel Koon had been staying at Villager Lodge on Harrison Road, according to a release. He is being held at the sheriff's office without bond.

Officials recovered his SUV at Pet Supermarket on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. after a caller tipped the sheriff's office Monday, according to a release.

According to Lieutenant Sean DeFoe with the Bibb County Sheriff's Department, a man approached the customer service counter at Publix just after 2 p.m. and demanded money.  

The man did not show a weapon, but told the clerk he had one.

DeFoe says they believe the suspect is the same man who robbed the Family Dollar store on Emery Highway last week.

The suspect is about 5' 9", 160 pounds.

Man Arrested for Frederica Place Murder

Macon police have arrested and charged a man for the Sunday morning murder in the Village Green neighborhood. 

Quinton Jones, 38, was arrested early Wednesday morning in the killing of 35-year-old Steven Johnson.  Jones was charged with malice murder and aggravated assault.

Johnson was shot to death Sunday morning as family and friends mourned the loss of a loved one and prepared for a funeral.

Macon police say Jones and Johnson were arguing before the shooting.

Quinton Jones is currently being held in the Bibb LEC.

Man Shot to Death At Family Gathering

Macon police are investigating a homicide in the Village Green subdivision.

According to Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones, 35-year-old Steven Demond Johnson was shot in the chest multiple times at 5761 Fredricka Place. 

The family had been gathered at the home for a "sitting in" to mourn the loss of 73-year old Albert Moore, Sr., who had died of lung cancer.

Macon Police identified the suspect as 38-year old Quinton Jones, and signed a murder warrant on Monday.

Lechelle Moore, Albert Moore's granddaughter says Stephen Johnson was among those who came to pay his respects. That's when Moore tells 13WMAZ her ex, Quinton Jones, came into the home and shot Johnson after an argument.

Lechelle Moore says the first wound was to Johnson's chest.  By her account,  he then got back up, and Jones shot him again in the head.

Macon Police Officer Resigns After Fight

A Macon police officer resigned after striking a fellow officer during a fight while on duty, according to a news release.

Police say Andrew Gilbert and the other officer fought after both men responded to a burglary call at a Dollar General store on Pio Nono Avenue early last Saturday.

Gilbert approached Officer Derek Uebel and claimed the other officer "nearly ran him off the road" while en route to the store, the release says.

He hit Uebel and the pair continued to fight, according to police.

Police say Gilbert resigned Wednesday, and internal affairs continue to investigate the matter.




When contacted on Thursday, police spokeswoman declined to release any information on the case, calling it an "internal matter."


Macon Family Dollar Store Robbed

Macon police have released a photo of the man they say robbed a Family Dollar yesterday on Emery Highway. Police say this man entered the store and picked up a candy bar as if he was buying it.

While the cashier rang it up the suspect passed her a note demanding money.

He then left with the money and the candy bar.

The case is still under investigation.

Officials ask that if you have any information on this man or the robbery. . call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-Crime.













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Man Robs East Macon Kroger

A man who appeared to be shopping ended his visit by robbing a East Macon Kroger early Monday on July 22.

That's according to a Macon police news release.

They say it happened around 2 a.m. at the Baconsfield Kroger at 660 North Ave.

They say the white, husky, middle-aged man, wearing a gray button down shirt, orange sweatpants, a blue baseball cap and athletic shoes, came to the checkout counter and handed the clerk a note demanding money.

He did not show a weapon, but his note said he had a weapon and that 'This is a robbery,' the news release said.

Then he walked out with the money.

If you have any information on the case, you can call Macon police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.