Morning News Briefs for 12-30-16

| December 30, 2016

Quincy, Florida officials have notified Thomasville law enforcement that a wanted suspect is in their custody. Brandon Mitchell is wanted in Thomas County for auto break-ins. His Florida charges include grand theft auto. His Thomasville loot included guns, credit cards and other items taken from six vehicles in Thomasville.

Thanks to the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank the number of meals handed out last year has been topped in 2016. In 2015 the organization gave out 14.5 million meals and in 2016 Second Harvest Food Bank distributed 15 million meals and they are looking to top that number in 2017.

it was the watchful eye of a Thomasville neighbor that brought police to a home that had been burglarized. Police were able to capture James Hudson as he exited the back yard with the stolen goods.

Numerous Tift County Sheriff’s deputies, Tifton Police and State Patrol troopers responded to a major wreck involving at least three vehicles on Highway 82 and Salem Church Road. Two fatalities have been confirmed.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that they are investigating a death of child in Morven. It happened on December 21 on Gin Street. The GBI’s help was requested by The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office and the case is still open.

Four Albany teens, one a 14 year old girl, are indicted for the September armed robbery and home invasion of an East Albany man. 18 year old Tyler Thomas, Fanoris Jackson, Trakeria Johnson, and 14 year old Kianna Johnson all of Albany have been indicted by a grand jury for criminal activity. The charges against them include armed robbery, aggravated assault, home invasion, and gun charges.

Officials at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund report that 2016 was the deadliest year since 2011 for officers of the law across the nation. According to their numbers 135 officers were killed in 2016, thats a 10 percent increase over 2015 and the most since 2011, when 177 officers died.

Darrell McCloud, 22, of Valdosta has been arrested for an attempted break-in of vehicles. He is being held with a $20,000 bond and sheriff’s department officials say that McCloud may be connected to other crimes as well.

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