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Macon Police: Burglar Caught Pawning Stolen Items

A man was charged with burglary after items he allegedly stole from a home were found at a pawn shop.

Macon Police say they were able to track down a home burglar after he pawned items at a local pawn shop. They were able to pull surveillance video from the store and put a lookout for the suspect.

Once they found him in his car, police say, they also found some of the victim's belongings in his car.

William Johnson was charged with burglary first degree and theft by deception. 

Monroe County also had a warrant out for his arrest for burglary.

Monroe County Jail Inmate Attempts Suicide

Monroe County Jail Inmate Attempts Suicide

A Monroe County Jail inmate tried to commit suicide on Aug. 19, six days after he was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with numerous crimes.

Forsyth Teen Convicted of Entering Auto

Forsyth Teen Convicted of Entering Auto

A 17-year-old Forsyth man was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty Tuesday of entering an auto in Betsy Lynn subdivision.

Sweepstakes Fraud Alarms Monroe Elderly

Sweepstakes Fraud Alarms Monroe Elderly

Monroe County residents are urged to be aware of a fraudulent sweepstakes ring that is targeting the elderly.

Monroe Co. Employee Arrested for Animal Cruelty

A Monroe County jail secretary was arrested on Tuesday for animal cruelty.

Angel Adridge, 34, was charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

Over a week ago, deputies responded to call made by a neighbor.

They found one dog dead and another dog that looked malnourished.

Aldrige was released shortly after her arrest and placed on suspension.

Her dog was taken into custody and turned over to Monroe County Animal Control.

The sheriff's office is continuing its investigation.


Macon Police Officer Arrested on Drug Charge

A Macon police officer has been relieved of her badge and gun after she was arrested in Monroe County on a drug charge.

That's according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The release says 27-year-old Kontrina Lanette Toomer and 30-year-old Horace Wise were arrested in their home Thursday afternoon on North Frontage Road in Forsyth.

The Forsyth drug squad arrived around 2:45 p.m. and found packaged marijuana, some pills, a semi-automatic handgun, and around $4,000 in cash.

Horace Wise, whom the sheriff's office says is a registered sex offender, faces seven charges, most of which are gun and drug related.

According to the release, Kontrina Toomer faces a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and a charge of reckless conduct for child endangerment.

The release says there were children in the home who are now staying with relatives. It is not clear whose children they are.

High Falls Man Charged with Meth Trafficking in Jones Co.

A High Falls man is charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Roy Rivers, 52, was arrested last week in Jones County after officials seized about six ounces of methamphetamine, or about $7K worth of meth, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Office news release.

Currently, he's being held in Jones County, and bond has not been set.

Rivers faces charges in both Jones and Monroe Counties.

More charges may be pending; aspects of the investigation are continuing, Lt. Jimmy Black with the Jones County Sheriff's Office said.