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Macon Regional Crimestoppers needs the publids help in Iocatingthese wanted persons for arrest, Macon Regional Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that lead to ar- rests. Leads or "tips" can be provided to Crimestoppers through its tip line at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME or via its online tip submission, and all tipsters will remain anonymous. Dwayne Cline Holly Carpenter Ernest Collins Vincent T. Goodrum Kishanne Jones Probation Violation - Superior Probation Violation - Superior Probation Violation - Superior Aggravated Assault- Felony Probation Violation - Superior Court Court Court Court INCIDENTS Continued from 5B Juliette man reports $4OO withdrawn from Robins Financial app At about 7:31 a.m. on May 6, a Juliette man told Dep. Tyler Rod- gers he discovered an unauthor- ized withdrawal on his Robins Financial banking app. The man said his card was used the previ- ous day on May 5 at an ATM machine on Hartley Bridge Road in Macon, where $400 had been withdrawn. Deputy goes to Hwy. 42 home after woman claims father hit her At about 10 a.m. on May 6, a Hwy. 42 South woman told Cpl. Jake Justice that her father drove up to her home on his motor- cycle and started using profane language toward her. The woman said her father yelled at her, call- ing her a thief. She said he then threw his helmet at the woman, but it did not hit her. The woman said her father then punched her on the right side of the head at which point she called law en- forcement. The woman claimed her father stole a car battery out of her vehicle and also took a blue power generator. Then, at about 1:55 p.m. on May 6, Justice re- turned to the home a second time at which point the woman said her father fired a weapon several times near her home before run- ning into the woods. Lt. Chad Beck shouted into the woods, and the father came walking out while saying he was cutting a large tree in the woods. Justice asked the father about the incident, and the father denied ever throwing any- thing at his daughter nor hitting her in the face. The father said his daughter instead punched herself in the face while screaming, "I am going to do this and tell the cops you did this." The father admit- ted to pushing his daughter away from him because she was too close to his face. He also denied firing any weapons and said his daughter was desperately try- ing to get him arrested. Justice told the woman and her father not to have any contact with one another and advised them to call the Monroe County Magistrate Court about the matter. Nursing home resident reports nurse caused arm bruise on May 8 A resident at a Forsyth nursing home told officer Roy Withers on May 8 that a CNA at her facil- ity had beaten her up and left a big bruise on her arm. The staff told Withers that the bruise had measured 9 cm. X 4.5 cm. Weatherford Place man reports legal credential removed from vehicle At about 11:30 a.m. on May 8, a Weatherford Place resident told Dep. Akedra Robertson that someone entered his vehicle between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on May 7 and took his Macon Judi- cial Circuit attorney credential. Later the same day, Sgt. Kevin Williams was notified by one of the residents neighbors that his credential had been found in the neighbor's front yard. Williams then turned the credential over to a female Towaliga Circuit As- sistant District Attorney. Macon men arrested after deputies discover pot, $6,850 in cash A 25-year-old black Macon man and a 18-year-old black Macon were each arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distrib- ute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on May 8. At about 4:11 p.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins saw a silver 2018 Toyota Corolla with a Ten- nessee tag traveling 60 to 65 mph in a the far left lane of 1-75 South near mile marker 188. Haskins smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car and noticed both the the male driver and male passenger appeared extremely nervous. Haskins saw three large bands of cash between the passenger seat and center console, and neither the driver nor the passenger had a license on them. Dispatchers then notified Haskins that the passenger had an arrest warrant out of Bibb County, and Cpl. Timothy Campfield discovered the passenger had a large amount of cash in his possession. The driver then denied having any marijuana inside the car, but Haskins found two large bags of raw marijuana inside the trunk that he estimated was about two pounds. He also found a loaded Glock 43 handgun between the center console and the passenger seat along with a large amount of banded cash. Both the driver and the passenger denied knowing about the drugs with the driver saying they were driving a rental car. Deputies determined the total amount of cash seized from the car and the occupants was $6,850 while the handgun's serial number came back as "not on file." Three cell phones were also seized from the car. Deputies took the driver and passenger to the Monroe County Jail, where the driver, the 25-year-old, was also charged with violation of the slow poke law and having no license on person. Driver faces numerous charges after flipping car in suicide attempt A 20-year-old white Forest Park man faces a charge of fleeing/ attempting to elude "after a one- vehicle wreck in which his car flipped on 1-75 South on May 8. At about 9:33 p.m Cpl. Chris- tian Sawley saw a red 2000 Ford Focus without tag lights travel- ing 88 mph in a 70 mph zone on 1-75 South near mile marker 189. When Sawley tried to stop the car, it instead sped up to 100 mph while changing lanes without sig- naling. Near mile marker 187, the car turned right across all lanes of traffic, went airborne, landed on the Exit 187 ramp and rolled multiple times before stopping on Russell Parkway. The male driver told Sawley he was trying to kill himself. Monroe County EMTs extracted the driver from the car and took him to Macon's Medi- cal Center Navicent Health for treatment. Sawley determined the car's tag belonged to a 1986 Nis- san 330Z. He also learned the car had cancelled registration and no insurance. The driver will also be charged with speeding, violation of tag light requirements, reckless driving, improper lane change, failure to use due regard, failure to maintain lane, violation of seat belt requirements, violation of tire requirements, cancelled regis- tration, having no insurance and affixing a license plate with intent to conceal or misrepresent. Bolingbroke feed store employee reports theft of checks from office At about 1:41 p.m. on May 9, a female employee at the Country Oaks Feed Store on Hwy. 41 told Cpl. Thomas Haskins that some- one wrote a check for $4,504.56 on her account that she did not make. The employee told Haskins she received a copy of a check that was written from the Bank of Monticello. The employee said the signature on the check, which was written to Home Depot on April 15, was not hers. However, the employee said the check was an actual check from her check- book she keeps in her office, and she subsequently discovered that six checks were missing from her checkbook. The employee said she intends to view the store's surveillance video. City code enforcement officer takes complaint about blighted home A Forsyth resident told code enfacement officer Maj. George Foster on May 10 that the duplex at 58 South Lee Street had be- come an eyesore. Foster agreed the home was in disrepair and had undergrowth problems and left a message with the property owner. .-t- By Richard Dumas The Monroe County Planning & Zoning board allowed on April 29 a Garr Road property owner a variance to build a drive- way and a home on a flag lot. Lorena Salazar asked the P & Z board for a variance in agricultural zoning to allow her to build a three to four-bedroom home on a 10.87-acre tract owned by her father, Nicasio Salazar. Salazar said there are already two homes on the site, and she intends to build one just south of the two existing homes for her and her two children. Three nearby neighbors opposed Salazar's request. Garr Road residents Pame- la Brewer, Renee Hawkins and Sandra Tappy all said Salazar's proposed home would be located right up against their property lines. After about 15 minutes of discussion, P & Z member Connie Gantt motioned to approved, and the measure passed 4-1 with Red Ezelle the lone dissenter. Monroe County Com- missioners are expected to have the final say on the matter at their next sched- tried meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. In other Monroe County Planning & Zoning board news: The Monroe County Planning & Zoning board unanimously approved on April 29 to allow a Broken Arrow Trail couple to build a studio on a currently vacant tract. Mark and Yvonne Hunter asked the P & Z board for a variance in residential zon- ing to allow for an acces- sory building to be used as a studio to be built in front of a proposed home on the 4.08-acre tract. Yvonne Hunter said the studio would be about 50 feet by 50 feet in size in all, including a garden at its rear. She did not specify for what purpose the studio would be used. No one was opposed to Hunter's request. Monroe County Com- missioners are expected to have the final say on the matter at their next sched- uled meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. l-he Monroe County Planning & Zoning board unanimously named on April 29 Connie Gantt as the board's vice-chairman and Red Ezelle as the board's secreta . Jim Rollins was named earlier this year as the new board chairman, replacing Gantt.