The Packet » Mug Shots
Browse

Mug Shots

Riverhill Bandit Busted

Riverhill Bandit Busted

COLUMBUS – A Columbus man accused of robbing two Columbus convenience stores was arrested Thursday, Oct. 16 by investigators with the Columbus Police Department. According to CPD Commander of Investigations Brent Swan, Marshal Porter, 36, of 104 McHall Drive in Columbus, has been charged with…

Know Your Candidates

Know Your Candidates

The special election to fill the senate seat in District 17 left vacant by the death of New Hope native Terry Brown will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. The following have qualified for the election: William (Bill)  Canon held the district 17 senate seat for years before he…

CPD Investigating Two Shootings

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are looking into two shooting incidents that occurred less than 48 hours apart. The first shooting happened just before midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Columbus police responded to a call at 1515 21st Street North regarding “several shots fired.”…

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Just after 7:00 pm Saturday, Lowdes County first responders were dispatched to Jess Lyons Road near the intersection of Champion Road for a wreck involving a rollover. On scene, they found Jeremy Hayden trapped inside his Volkswagen Passat. Hayden was quickly freed from the demolished…

Racial Slurs Lead To Smack-Down, Arrest Of Father/Son Duo

Racial Slurs Lead To Smack-Down, Arrest Of Father/Son Duo

A heated late night exchange sent a father and son to jail, with a pit stop at the hospital. Witnesses told Columbus Police that the incident occured when Steven and Michael Pierce entered the Huddle House on Military Road. Thepairallegedlyspoutedoffseveral racial slurs, insulting and arguing…

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

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 Columbus. Christopher “Sweetie” Armstrong, age 22, of 805 10th St. N., and Antonius Williams, 23, of 803 Spruce St., have…

Gotta Have That Beer

Gotta Have That Beer

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 evening of Wednesday, July 23. According to Milliern, the dynamic duo were in Sprint Mart #4103 (formerly Tina Watkins) on…

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

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 told me that he has not filed anything, although his word was a much more colorful one of the vulgar…

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

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 Monday night and police wondering looking for the culprit. Witnesses told police they saw a silver 2006 Nissan Sentra blow…

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

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 wrecked his pickup truck on Hughes Road. E-911 operators dispatched Lowndes County deputies to a home at the corner of…

Beloved Northside Character Falls Victim To Vicious Assault

Beloved Northside Character Falls Victim To Vicious Assault

John Douglas / The Packet Plucky Northside personality Tamarcus “Moo Cow” Thomas is in the hospital after receiving an extensive beating at the hands of several black males. Columbus Police officer Chris Sykes responded to EJ’s Quick Stop at the intersection of 17th St. S. and Bell…

Neighbor Opens Fire In Fight Over Woman

Neighbor Opens Fire In Fight Over Woman

Colin Krieger/The Packet An argument between two longtime neighbors ended in gunfire early Thursday morning on 7th Avenue in Columbus. Gene Sherrod told Columbus Police that he was sitting on his porch at 1315 7th Avenue North Apartment #A when his neighbor, Eugene Stinson, walked…

Another Of CPD's Most Wanted Captured

Another Of CPD's Most Wanted Captured

Colin Krieger/The Packet One of the Columbus Police Department’s most wanted fugitives was captured last Thursday morning after a brief foot chase through Northside. Joshua Calando Jones was caught around 7:45 a.m. last Thursday, Sept. 26 snuggled behind a storage shed in the yard of…

23rd Time's a Charm? Columbus Legend Arrested Again

23rd Time's a Charm? Columbus Legend Arrested Again

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net Northside drunkard James Newton Turnipseed entered rarefied air that very few Columbus miscreants have achieved after getting arrested for the 23rd time in the last 15 years late Wednesday night. Columbus Police responded the The Elks Club at 918 16th St. N….

Clay Supes Set Public Hearing for RV Ordinance

Clay Supes Set Public Hearing for RV Ordinance

This article did not make it into this weeks’ print edition due to space concerns. BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@packet.media.com At their September 5 meeting, the Clay County Board of Selectmen discussed road maintenance and contracts for professional services and scheduled a public hearing…