Community News

Grand Jury indicts Spee-Dee shooters

By Graham Hall

Reported by Linda Green of The McDuffie Progress

“The shooters and victim in the shooting incident at Spee-Dee Foods last June have been indicted by a McDuffie County Grand Jury for violation of the street gang terrorism act and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

D’Alviune D. Burnett, of Thomson, Aundra D.… Read More

Atkins sentenced to life in shooting death of Brian Parks

By Graham Hall

Reported by Linda Green of The McDuffie Progress

“A Thomson man has been found guilty of felony murder in the 2016 shooting death of Brian Parks that occurred at a Thomson apartment complex and was sentenced to life plus five years in prison.

On Sept. 19, at 11:27 a.m., a McDuffie County Superior Court Jury returned the guilty verdict against Brian Atkins Jr., 19, for murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Read More

Tarver found guilty of malice murder

By Graham Hall

Reported by Linda Green of The McDuffie Progress

“On Sept. 12, twelve jurors found Ricquavious Tarver guilty in the murder of Roosevelt Demmons.

The jurors deliberated for one hour and 45 minutes and reached the guilty verdict. Superior Court judge Harold Hinesley sentenced Tarver to life plus five years with the possibility for parole. Tarver has to serve a minimum of 30 years in confinement before the possibility of parole….”

Full article from September 12, 2018, can be found on The McDuffie Progress website at:

https://www.mcduffieprogress.com/news/tarver-found-guilty-of-malice-murder

Read More

Law Enforcement Warns of Jury Duty Scam

By Graham Hall

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is alerting area residents of a scam occurring involving payment to avoid receiving a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty.

The sheriff’s office said jury trials in Warren County are April 9-13 and the scammer most likely read about it in the paper. “The scammer probably saw that in the newspaper and took advantage of it,” Purvis said.

Read More

Warren County Murder Conviction Affirmed

By Graham Hall

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the 2015 domestic violence murder conviction of a Warren County man on Monday, March 6, and the Court’s decision that was based on a new evidence code could have great implications for prosecutors in trying future domestic violence murder cases.

The Supreme Court affirmed the Oct. 9, 2015, trial court’s verdict in finding John Alan Jacobs guilty of murdering his wife, Harriette Jacobs, 53, on Oct.… Read More

Moss Sentenced to 20 Years for Voluntary Manslaughter

By Graham Hall

The Thomson teen who was 15 years old when he stabbed and killed a man in 2015 has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

It took a McDuffie County Superior Court jury 90 minutes to find Travtavious Quimaine Moss, now 18, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the April 22, 2015, stabbing death of Laterrence Burley, then 22, of Warrenton.… Read More

Left to right: Bill Doupe, Mike Carlson, Vic Reynolds, Jared Land, Bobby Christine, Shea Bunch and Jimmy Talkington

District Attorney Attends Gang Conference

By Graham Hall

In February of 2018, District Attorney Bill Doupe attended Gang Conference training in Atlanta learning how to investigate and prosecute those who threaten our youth, our schools, our streets and our communities through gang motivated crimes. Shea Bunch and Jimmy Talkington also attended, along with Jared Land of the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office.  We are proud to stand with our US Attorney Bobby Christine, Cobb DA Vic Reynolds and Cobb ADA Mike Carlson.Read More

Norwood Man Indicted on Murder Charges

By Graham Hall

The Warren County grand jury indicted 34 people during its January 22-23 session.


Shantony L. Tucker, 30, of Norwood, was indicted on several charges including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault (family violence), first degree arson and concealing the death of another.
Tucker’s charges stem from the murder of Brea Amanda Mance, 27, of Norwood, in August 2017.
Read More

Two Plead Guilty at McDuffie Arraignments

By Graham Hall

Two women pleaded guilty to charges as they were being arraigned in McDuffie County Superior Court Jan. 3.
Tiffany C. White, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery in the second degree for using counterfeit bills at two Thomson-McDuffie businesses on Jan. 13, 2016. She was one of four arrested by the Thomson Police Department with more than $900 in counterfeit bills in the van in which they were riding.… Read More

Cade sentenced to 35 years, found guilty of assault, battery

By Graham Hall

Superior Court Judge Thomas “Britt” Hammond recently sentenced Raekwon Cade to 35 years in prison with the last 10 years on probation, following a bench trial held on December 13. The case stemmed from an attack with a gun on two teens by Cade, following a social media dispute, back on September 10, 2016.

For the full story, please visit The Lincoln JournalRead More