Arrests

The getaway car

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

08/15/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Two Columbus men are in custody and facing charges for their involvement in a Monday drive-by shooting near Stokes Beard Elementary in… Read More ›

--Thats why he's runnin!--Deputy Mark McGairty grins at a passing deputy shortly after discovering 2 ounces of cannabis in the abandoned Cadillac

Hampton In Trouble After Checking Out

08/01/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Notorious local malefactor Damien “Thug” Hampton is still at large after he escaped capture and crashed his runaway car on Ridge Road… Read More ›

Leofio Remeco Williams hides his face as Paramedic Richard Holloway removes the TASER prongs from his arm

Gotta Have That Beer

08/01/2014

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BY THE PACKET Photos By Debbie Milliern The mother-and-son Packeteer team of Debbie Milliern and Big Mike helped bring a shoplifter to justice on the… Read More ›

A frustrated Brian Henry waits for information from police while standing next to his deceased companion.

Shooting of Family Dog Leads To Lawsuit

07/12/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet An unfortunate incident between neighbors looks like it will end up in court after a family dog was shot and killed early… Read More ›

Debbie Millern/The Packet 
 Rennie Gibbs pleads with officers as she is taken into custody

Tazed on Tape

06/19/2014

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Police Arrest Bystanders After Northside Arrest Exclusive Video of Late Night Tazing On The Packet Website Packet Staff Report [UPDATE: Video referenced in this article… Read More ›

Two Arrested For Assault On Southside

06/05/2014

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Debbie Milliern/The Packet An alleged Wednesday night assault has led to the arrest of two Columbus men.Columbus police were dispatched to 14th Street South and… Read More ›

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

01/17/2014

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Chief Says “I Ain’t Filed S@*t!” BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com Amidst a rumor that he has filed his retirement papers, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen… Read More ›

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

01/17/2014

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Accidents, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary, Wreck:

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A violent wreck on 14th Street North left several Columbus residents without power… Read More ›

"Tell Momma I'm Goin' to Jail!" — Columbus Man Fights the Law

"Tell Momma I'm Goin' to Jail!" — Columbus Man Fights the Law

01/17/2014

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary:

Colin Krieger/The Packet A Columbus man was arrested for the 22nd time Saturday evening after he shoplifted from a Columbus WalMart, fled, and then fought… Read More ›

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

12/31/2013

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Colin Krieger/The Packet columbuspacket@cableone.net     Power was temporarily disconnected and four vehicles were damaged early Friday morning when a Columbus man left the roadway and… Read More ›

Murder on 21st Street

Murder on 21st Street

12/27/2013

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BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net Pictures by Debbie Millern and Colin Krieger A suspect is in custody and funeral arrangements have been set in the shooting… Read More ›

Please be on the lookout

Please be on the lookout

12/20/2013

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Crime, Murder:

Columbus police are asking for the public’s help in locating the chief suspect in a fatal shooting Friday morning. Randall Carl Cooper Jr., 20, is wanted for… Read More ›

[UPDATE] 12-17-2013: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas …Decorations

[UPDATE] 12-17-2013: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas …Decorations

12/13/2013

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BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com [UPDATE 12-17-2013]Lowe’s heard about the theft of the decorations at Mr. Blaugh’s place and gave him a substantial discount on replacements.… Read More ›

PLUCKED! — "You Just Don't Mess With The W" — MUW Mugger Caught Quickly

PLUCKED! — "You Just Don't Mess With The W" — MUW Mugger Caught Quickly

12/07/2013

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BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A Columbus man will spend some time behind bars after he was captured shortly after robbing a female staff member of… Read More ›

Slideshow: Rolled Tide (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Slideshow: Rolled Tide (WARNING: Graphic Images)

12/07/2013

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Debbie Milliern/The Packet Alabama Crimson Tide fan Ronnie Joe Otts of Guin, Ala. started out the Thanksgiving weekend in a bad way when he rolled… Read More ›

Kick Out The Jams — Club Heidiho DJ Arrested For Shooting Into A Car

Kick Out The Jams — Club Heidiho DJ Arrested For Shooting Into A Car

11/29/2013

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Debbie Milliern/The Packet Popular Club Heidiho DJ Billy Kennedy Jr. was arrested Monday night and was not very cooperative with Columbus Police officers regarding his… Read More ›

Murder At Cypress Park — Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death

Murder At Cypress Park — Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death

11/29/2013

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Murder At Cypress Park Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com A Columbus woman is being held on a $100,000 bond at… Read More ›

Scrap Thief Raises a Stink

Scrap Thief Raises a Stink

10/21/2013

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Colin Krieger/The Packet     Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office tracked down another scrap thief last week, just as the suspect was disposing of… Read More ›

Packing Heat Since Grade School — Northside Teen Busted On Drug Charges

Packing Heat Since Grade School — Northside Teen Busted On Drug Charges

10/21/2013

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Lowndes County Narcotics agents caught one of Columbus’ most wanted fugitives last Wednesday night as they were sweeping the city in search… Read More ›

Brazen Driver Leads Police on Late Night Chase

Brazen Driver Leads Police on Late Night Chase

10/21/2013

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Colin Krieger/The Packet A Caledonia man was arrested for driving under the influence after he led Columbus Police officers on a short car chase early… Read More ›