Author: Staff Reports

The Satilla Regional Library Board welcomed Congressman John Barrow and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Douglas Monday, June 30, to commemorate the recent receipt of a $25,000 grant from the USDA to the library system. The USDA Community Facilities Grant will be utilized to improve tech services and Wi-Fi access at the Douglas-Coffee County Public Library. More specifically, funds will go towards installing infrastructure to boost public wireless access, purchase a wireless projector system, and replace the computers used to provide library services. Additional computers will be purchased for teaching computer skills classes, and gaps in the…

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A Coffee County man is charged with two counts of child molestation after allegedly exposing and fondling himself while he was babysitting neighborhood children. Representatives with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that deputies responded to a location in the northwestern area of the county after receiving a complaint of sexual assault. Witnesses stated 70-year-old Billy Wade Adams had exposed himself to children, touched his private parts and reportedly fondled himself while in their presence. As a result of their investigation, county law enforcement officials arrested Adams and charged him with two counts of child molestation. He is currently…

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A Coffee County man was arrested and incarcerated last week after detectives with the Douglas-Coffee County Drug Unit (DCDU) discovered a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana at a Douglas residence. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on June 20, detectives executed a search warrant at 615 South Daughtry Avenue, Douglas, after receiving a tip and conducting a subsequent investigation into the matter. While on scene, they were able to recover an unspecified amout of suspected marijuana and crack cocaine. Twenty-nine year-old Bashiri Jujuan Lewis of Douglas was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine with…

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The City of Douglas has received several calls from concerned citizens who are being contacted by an unknown person claiming to be an employee of the City of Douglas. The person on the phone tells the citizen that their utilities will be disconnected if payment is not made over the phone. The City of Douglas does not solicit payment for services through the telephone. Citizens are urged not to release financial information to anyone claiming to be representing the City of Douglas. If a citizen should receive such a call, please try to capture the phone number through caller i.d.…

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The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the recovery of a total of $4,700 in alleged stolen firearms and power tools as a result two recent investigations. The sheriff’s office states deputies responded to a location off Highway 32 West in reference to a burglary which had occurred between the dates of February 24 and March 31. Several firearms were reported to have been stolen during the incident. Sheriff’s detectives were able to recover several of the stolen guns, which were valued at approximately $3,500. The investigation led to the arrest of Arnaldo Alexis Negron, who was charged with theft…

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An armed robbery that occurred early this morning at Aden’s Minit Mart has police searching for one suspect. Douglas police officers responded to Aden’s at 1020 East Baker Highway at around 1:30a.m., following a report of an armed robbery. A store employee stated to the officers that a black male, who was wearing a black hoodie-style jacket, blue jeans, and a black mask that hid his face, entered the store carrying a dark-colored handgun, which he allegedly pointed at the clerk. Officials with the police department state the store clerk gave the offender an undisclosed amount of cash from one…

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Two alleged marijuana growing operations have been disrupted by local investigators following the discovery of fifty-seven plants in two separate incidents. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 11, Coffee drug unit detectives and Georgia State Patrol aviation were conducting surveillance when a marijuana grow was discovered in the back yard of 125 South Pointe Drive. As a result, twenty-six plants were found to be growing in a dog pen at the residence, with an additional fifteen being located in a wooded area adjacent to the location. Following the discovery, Travis Eugene Brinson and Jerry Lynn Rawls were…

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A man wanted in connection with a home invasion that occurred in January has been arrested and jailed, sheriff’s officials reported Wednesday. Kevin Dontea Coney had been wanted in connection to a home invasion which occurred on January 21 off Yellow Brick Road in Coffee County. Coney was located and arrested Wednesday morning by detectives for his alleged involvement in the incident. Sheriff Doyle Wooten stated his appreciation to the public for information and tips which helped lead investigators to Coney’s apprehension.

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Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the community’s assistance in helping to locate convicted sex offender Michael Tyrone Jordan. Jordan was convicted of statutory rape in Coffee County in 2007 and, as part of his sex offender status, is required to report any change of address, as well as an annual report within 72 hours of his birthday. He last listed his address as “homeless,” and was required to give daily reports to his probation office, as well as the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to advise them of his whereabouts. Sheriff’s representatives state Jordan has failed…

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A man accused of beating and robbing a female victim in February has been arrested and detained, officials with the Douglas Police Department reported Thursday. Forty-six-year old Billie Franklin Youngblood has been charged with robbery and simple battery as the result of an investigation by police into the February 28 incident. Officers responded to 501 West Ward Street, Douglas, at around 5:30 p.m. on that date. They were met by a female complainant who stated she was assaulted and robbed. The victim said she was in the parking lot of this location when a white male approached her with his…

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