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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug.14, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Wrong person arrested in robbery case

Charges against Dougherty County teen dropped

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office release a Dougherty Teen after new evidence shows he did not commit robbery.

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Dougherty police seek help in solving break-in, thefts

Dougherty Police Department officers looking for suspects, stolen property

The Dougherty County Police Department is seeking help in finding suspects and stolen property.

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Albany police arrest 6 in burglary cases, 1 at large

Tips from the community helped police crack the case

Albany police are still searching for Donmetreal Walker in the burglary ring case.

Murder trial in slaying of Walter Phelps continues

Jordan Harris and Ezekial James are being tried in the death of Walter Phelps

The murder trial of Ezekial James and Jordan Harris, who are accused of robbing and shooting a local business owner Walter Phelps four years ago, continued on Tuesday as the state established the violent nature of the crime and the defense began working to discredit the police department’s handling of the investigation.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Aug. 12, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 65 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Albany police respond to armed robbery, kidnapping at restaurant

No injuries reported in Sunday evening holdup

While employees were inside the business cleaning up, three gunmen entered the lobby of the East Albany Burger King and robbed the store.

Albany police respond to aggravated assault reports

Two hospitalized with stab, bullet wounds

Officers were dispatched to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in reference to an alleged stabbing that had taken place at around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. Contact was made with Kennon Watson, 36, in the trauma room, who stated that — while in the parking lot of Club Legend — he was sitting in his 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe when he was approached by an unknown man, police officials said.

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Albany police hunt for man wanted in battery, kidnapping case

An ex-girlfriend of Montravious Daity, 25, told police he kidnapped and struck her

Montravious Darity, 25, is wanted on charges of battery (domestic violence), kindnapping and motor vehicle theft in a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Albany police report.

Murder trial in Walter Phelps homicide begins

Opening statements made in Walter Phelps murder trial

The trial of two men charged with the murder an Albany business owner in 2010 began today with opening statements from the prosecution and defense.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Aug. 11, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 31-Aug. 6, 2014.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 9, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Most wanted fugitive surrenders at Dougherty County jail

Abany man wanted on theft by deception charges surrenders

Crime Stoppers most wanted fugitive gives himself up to authorities.

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Albany man sentenced in federal court

Albany man will spend 12 years in prison for drug sales

Montravis Luke is sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

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City of Albany has trees removed to protect power lines | VIDEO

Trees along Slappey Boulevard are removed as a safety precaution

The city of Albany the city will be planting a row of crepe myrtles along the stretch of Slappey where the oaks were removed because they won’t grow into the power lines and are easier to maintain for safety reasons.