Last updated October 19, 2020 9:40 a.m.
- Kendall Terrill Saulsberry, 29, wanted in Baldwin County on an aggravated assault charge
- Alvin Jay Oliver Jr., 35, wanted in Bibb County on a kidnapping charge
- Anthony Devonte Sanders, (APPREHENDED) 23, wanted in Bibb County on a conspiracy to commit murder charge
- Pershameron C. Banks (APPREHENDED), 25, wanted in Crawford County on charges including aggravated assault and child cruelty
- Deiadre Antwan Jackson (APPREHENDED), 39, wanted in Fort Valley on charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
- Lauren Gibson, 31, wanted in Houston County on aggravated assault and terroristic threats charges
- Austin Blain Cornett (APPREHENDED), 27, wanted in Houston County on two aggravated assault charges
- James Scott Albertson, 56, wanted in Houston County on charges including aggravated assault and false imprisonment
- Benjamin Jacob Williams (APPREHENDED), 27, wanted in Houston County on an aggravated assault charge
- Preston Gaines, 60, wanted in Monroe County on charges including aggravated assault and obstruction of law enforcement
- Tatiana E. Carr, 29, wanted in Monroe County on charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and giving a false name to law enforcement
- Gregory Alan Sharp, 58, wanted in Monroe County on charges of aggravated assault and criminal trespass
- Darien D. Griggs, 20, wanted in Monroe County on charges including fleeing and attempting to elude police and possession of more than an ounce of marijuana
- James Howard Cheek, 39, wanted in Twiggs County on charges including terroristic threats and acts and a parole violation
- Corey Xavier Baldwin, 51, wanted by the U.S. Marshals on a charge of conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute
OCTOBER 8, 2020
U.S. Attorney Peeler, Crimestoppers announce the
“Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitives in Middle Georgia”
Macon Regional Crimestoppers launches new public safety social media effort
MACON, Ga. – Charlie Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, is urging citizens to report the whereabouts of fifteen of the most wanted fugitives to authorities.
U.S. Attorney Peeler, together with Macon Regional Crimestoppers (MRCS) and its law enforcement partners, announced the new list of the Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitives in Middle Georgia during a press conference in Macon today. The fugitives are wanted for charges ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. To view the list of wanted persons, please visit www.crimestop.us. Citizens can safely and anonymously report tips at 1-877-68CRIME. Crimestoppers provides automatic rewards of $1,000 minimum payout on the Top 15 Fugitive List and up to $2,000 for tips leading to the arrest of wanted fugitives.
All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of competent jurisdiction.
In addition to today’s announcement of the new Top 15 Most Wanted, MRCS is launching new social media platforms via TikTok and Instagram, adding to its online network on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the MRCS website at crimestop.us. MRCS will begin running announcements on these social media websites with photos and videos of wanted fugitives and information for the public to quickly and safely report a fugitive’s whereabouts. To find MRCS on social media, please visit https://crimestop.us/about/social-media/ for links to our social media channels.
Thanks to a 2019 from the Peyton Anderson Foundation, MRCS is able to publish our Top 15 Most Wanted and create new social media platforms to better involve the public…” ~ Warren Selby, Chairman Macon Regional Crimestoppers
In February 2019, the U.S. Attorney’s Office made a public commitment with MRCS to release a quarterly list throughout 2019 of the Most Wanted violent offenders. 41 of the 45 Top 15 Most Wanted fugitives in 2019 were captured. Macon Regional Crimestoppers is a local non-profit dedicated to increasing the safety of citizens, serving the Georgia counties of Bibb, Baldwin, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Crawford, Monroe and Peach. The organization partners with law enforcement agencies and community groups to provide anonymous rewards for tips that lead to criminal arrests. To learn more about Macon Regional Crimestoppers, please visit www.crimestop.us.
Watch the full press conference below:
The partnership is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. For more information about Project Guardian, please see https://www.justice.gov/projectguardian.
Questions can be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603 or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contractor), United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 765-2362.
- These are the 15 ‘Most Wanted’ fugitives in Middle Georgia, authorities say ~ Macon Telegraph
- Group releases Most Wanted Middle Georgia Fugitives list ~ Albany Herald
- How different county law enforcement work together to find 15 Most Wanted Criminals ~ WGXA