Searchers Plan ‘Big Push’ For Missing Man

Clay County emergency responders are planning a major push today in the search for 59-year-old David Lee Box who has been missing since early New Year’s Day. According to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott and Emergency Management Director Torrey Williams, a large rescue team has been assembled to scour flooded areas along Bill Dexter Road in what is known as McLemore Bottom between Lake Grove and Lake Lillie roads in the northern part of the county. The area often is flooded along Houlka and Chuquatonchee creeks and their tributaries. Those high waters have made it difficult, even with boats...

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Wanted Man Arrested

A suspect wanted for “accessory after the fact” in a Columbus homicide case has been captured. Damorio Sanchez Price-Ewing is in custody and being held without bail. Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said Price-Ewing was taken into custody in Monroe County without incident and is being held in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. “We will not be releasing any other details on this case at this time other than saying he is in custody. He was arrested near 7 p.m. Jan. 2,” said...

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Lowndes Sheriff Looking for Missing Crawford Man

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing Crawford man. Shawn Bankston was reported missing on Nov. 26. He reportedly walked to his mother’s residence in Crawford from Chicago, but left on Nov. 26 and has not been seen or heard from since. He is a black male with short, rowed dreads, and weighs about 165 pounds. His mother told investigators that he did not have a phone or means of transportation. Anyone with information of the whereabouts and/or welfare of Shawn Bankston, is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Dept...

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CPD Seeks Suspect in Manslaughter Case

Columbus Police are asking for a suspect in a Dec. 19 2019 manslaughter case to turn himself in after police issued a warrant Monday morning. In an unusual move, CPD is not yet identifying the suspect to the public but are asking his friends and family to encourage the suspect to come forward. “We have put the information on the street to this suspect’s family and friends,” said Police Chief Fred Shelton. “We are certain some of them have contact with this person, and we are asking him to come forward at this time. We will give him a...

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Malone Turns Self In

Dekylan Malone, who was wanted on charges of witness intimidation, turned himself in to Lowndes County detectives Dec. 11. Malone is a defendant in a March 28, 2019, shooting into an occupied dwelling case and is alleged to have made threats against a witness. The sheriff’s office had previously asked for the public’s help in locating...

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