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ARKEBIA RENARDA ALBURY, age 26, was sentenced on November 24, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court

ARKEBIA RENARDA ALBURY, age 26, was sentenced on November 24, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court for one count of Serious Injury by Vehicle and one count of Failure to Stop and Return to the Scene of an Accident. Judge George F. Nunn, Jr. sentenced Albury to 20 years requiring that she serve 9 years in the state penitentiary followed by 11 years on probation.

 

The charges in this case stem from a May 23, 2013 incident where Ms. Albury fled the Centerville Mall after attempts to detain her for shoplifting failed. She neglected to place her six year old son (four years old at the time of this incident) into her vehicle and believed he had climbed inside. As she attempted to flee the scene, she struck her son with her vehicle running over him. As a result he suffered skull fractures, a lacerated liver, and other injuries. Ms. Albury then placed her son inside the vehicle and fled the scene until she pulled over a few miles away. Local law enforcement immediately provided medical attention and Ms. Albury’s son was transported to the Houston County Medical Center.

 

Arkebia Albury was prosecuted by Houston County Assistant District Attorney Greg Winters.

 

COMMENTS FROM ADA WINTERS: “The fact that Ms. Albury would take her children with her to commit a crime is not only senseless, it is selfish. As a result of her actions her son was seriously injured, almost losing his life. She is going to prison because she placed her wants and desires over the best interest of her children. As a result her son has suffered, and will continue to suffer, greatly. I can only hope and pray that he can recover from his injuries and hopefully be able to live a productive life.

 

I would like to thank lead Investigator Phillip Pritchett and the Centerville Police Department for their work on this case. I also wish to acknowledge EMS and Fire Personnel with swift action in providing care and medical aid for the victim. Without their work a life may have been lost.”

 

COMMENTS FROM DA HARTWIG: “I believe the number one responsibility parents have is the protection of their children. The senseless acts perpetrated by Ms. Albury have left a child seriously injured and without his mother. My thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers. Crimes that threaten our community, especially children in our community, will not go unpunished. My office will continue to seek a full measure of justice for all those who are victims and the people of Houston County.”

 

TYRONE LEMARK DAVIS, age 25, was sentenced on August 21, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court for Felony Murder and Possession of a Firearm During a Crime.

TYRONE LEMARK DAVIS, age 25, was sentenced on August 21, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court for Felony Murder and Possession of a Firearm During a Crime. Judge Katherine K. Lumsden sentenced Davis to Life without the Possibility of Parole plus 5 years to serve in the state penitentiary.

The charges in this case stemmed from the August 2, 2012, shooting death of Keith Moses at his home on Crestwood Terrace in Warner Robins, Georgia. Moses was robbed of his wallet and shot once, succumbing to his injury the next day.

Tyrone Davis was prosecuted by Houston County Assistant District Attorney Greg Winters.

COMMENTS FROM ADA WINTERS: “The Citizens of Houston County need to know that crimes of violence will be punished severely. Mr. Davis’ senseless acts led to the death of Keith Moses. His decision to take a life has earned him a spot behind bars for the remainder of his life, where he belongs. I am very pleased with the work of lead Investigator Mark Wright, the Warner Robins Police Department, and the sentence handed down by Judge Lumsden.”

 

COMMENTS FROM DA HARTWIG: “Crimes of violence that threaten our community will not go unpunished in Houston County. My office will continue to seek a full measure of justice for all those who are affected by violence and the people of Houston County.”

JOSHUA ALLEN COOK, 26, of Kathleen, GA, pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of ATTEMPTED MURDER and one count of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

JOSHUA ALLEN COOK, 26, of Kathleen, GA, pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of ATTEMPTED MURDER and one count of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. Cook was sentenced to 50 years and ordered to serve the first 30 years in prison. He is also prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms and is banished from Houston County and all surrounding counties.

 

On October 20, 2013, Cook used his grandparents' .22 caliber Beretta handgun to shoot them both in the head. Thomas Livingston and Rosylin Livingston were both attacked and shot in their home on Lake Joy Rd. just before 11:00 PM. Cook first fired several shots at his grandmother in the kitchen area and ultimately shot her twice in the head. He then went to the bedroom where his grandfather was sleeping and shot him once in the head. The grandfather, Thomas Livingston, was able to grab the gun just as it went off. Mr. Livingston fought with Cook and was able to take the gun from him and restrain him until Houston sheriff's deputies arrived. Deputies found Thomas Livingston pinning Cook to the bed. While Mr. Livingston was fighting Cook in one bedroom, Mrs. Livingston was able to crawl to an adjoining bedroom and call 911. All three were transported to the hospital for treatment. Cook was charged with numerous offenses and held without bond at the Houston County Detention Center until his plea this morning.

 

COMMENTS FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE HARTWIG:

The Livingstons had allowed Cook to live with them for several months prior to this incident. They were trying to help their grandson, and this is what he did. It is truly amazing that none of these people were killed that night. The Livingstons showed great courage and resolve that night: she crawled through the house to call for help, and he disarmed the much-younger Cook and gave him a good pistol whipping. The Livingstons were not ready to just lay down and die. The fought for their lives. My hat is off to them both.



NOTE: Mrs. Rosilyn Livingston has passed away since this incident.

 

Joshua Allen Cook pleaded guilty before Chief Judge George Nunn in Houston Superior Court and was immediately sentenced. Cook was prosecuted by District Attorney George Hartwig. Cook was represented by Robert Surrency, Assistant Public Defender, Houston County. For additional information, call District Attorney George Hartwig at 478-218-4810.

RODERICK DEMAR LAWSON, age 24, was sentenced on July 17, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court

RODERICK DEMAR LAWSON, age 24, was sentenced on July 17, 2014, in Houston County Superior Court for two counts of Armed Robbery, one count of First Degree Burglary, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Judge Edward Lukemire sentenced Lawson to Life without the possibility of Parole plus an additional 10 years to serve in prison without parole. Lawson earned the “no-parole” sentence because of several prior felony convictions on his record.

The charges in this case stemmed from a January 9, 2013, home-invasion robbery during which Lawson and a co-defendant entered into the victim’s residence at gunpoint and demanded various items. Numerous items were stolen during the robbery but only a few were ultimately recovered. Lawson and his co-defendant, who had pleaded guilty and testified at the trial, told the victims numerous times that if they did not cooperate, they would be killed.

Roderick Lawson was prosecuted by Houston Assistant District Attorney Greg Winters.

COMMENTS FROM ADA GREG WINTERS: “The Citizens of Houston County need to know that crimes of violence and intimidation will be punished severely. This man senselessly wreaked havoc on the lives of those terrorized in this home invasion.  His poor decisions have earned him a spot behind bars for the remainder of his life. I am very pleased with the work of lead Investigator Tom Daly, Perry Police Department, and the sentence handed down by Judge Lukemire.”

COMMENTS FROM DA GEORGE HARTWIG:  “Criminals that threaten Houston County citizens and put their lives at risk will not go unpunished. My committed prosecution team will continue to seek a full measure of justice for victims of these young, violent criminals.”

JAMES ANTHONY MADISON, 44, OF Warner Robins, GA, was sentenced today on two counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAUL

JAMES ANTHONY MADISON, 44, OF Warner Robins, GA, was sentenced today on two counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, to 20 years to serve in prison as to count one and to 10 years probation as to count two, to run consecutive to the sentence in count one, meaning a total sentence of 30 serve 20 in prison.

On December 9, 2013, Madison poured gasoline on his girlfriend and her daughter and threatened to set them on fire. He also had a lighter and matches. After soaking his girlfriend in gasoline, he lit a match and moved toward his girlfriend. He also would not let them leave the house and made several threats to kill them.

Madison pleaded guilty on May 20, 2014 before Judge Katherine K. Lumsden and was sentenced today by Judge Lumsden after a sentencing hearing.

James Anthony Madison was prosecuted by Assistant DA Clif Woody and was represented by Michael Rivera.

JAMES “DANNY” CURLES, JR., 29, of Warner Robins, GA, pleaded guilty.

JAMES “DANNY” CURLES, JR., 29, of Warner Robins, GA, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of ATTEMPTED MURDER (of Lt. Jeff McCommon) and two counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER (Sgt Wayne Fisher & Det Justin Clark). Curles was sentenced to 45 years and ordered to serve the first 25 years in prison with parole possible. Curles was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,745. He, now a convicted felon, is also prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms for the next 45 years.

 

On June 27, 2013, Curles, Jr., used an SKS assault rifle to fire multiple rounds at several Warner Robins police officers. In excess of 50 rounds were fired by Curles from and within his residence on Galaxy Avenue in Warner Robins. At least 10 rounds struck two marked Warner Robins police vehicles that had responded to the scene. The siege, which began about 5:30 that afternoon, caused the neighborhood to be locked down for about 2 hours. Curles actually fired his weapon for over an hour. Lt. Jeff McCommon was the initial officer fired upon. He took cover behind his patrol car which was struck by at least 8 of Curles' shots. Sgt. Wayne Fisher and Det. Justin Clark responded to assist Lt. McCommon and were both fired upon. Curles eventually put down his weapons and was taken into custody. No shots were fired at Curles by police because officers were concerned for the safety of neighborhood residents.

 

CURLES pleaded guilty before Judge Edward D. Lukemire in Houston Superior Court and was immediately sentenced. Curles has been in custody at the Houston Detention Center since his arrest on June 27, 2013. He will be given credit for the time already spent in jail.

 

COMMENTS FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE HARTWIG:

“It is an absolute miracle that not a single person was shot that day. This situation had the potential to lead to multiple people getting shot. The Warner Robins police officers did an outstanding job investigating containing this situation and doing everything possible to protect neighborhood residents. The officers are to be commended. They faced a very dangerous and potentially deadly situation for almost 90 minutes. James Curles, Jr., deserves every bit of 25 years in prison.”

 

James Curles, Jr., was prosecuted by District Attorney George Hartwig and Assistant DA Mark Anthony. Curles was represented by Keith Fitzgerald of Hogue and Hogue, Macon. For additional information, call District Attorney George Hartwig at 478-218-4810.

Michael Dewey Allman (39) of Warner Robins, Georgia, was convicted by a Houston County Jury

Michael Dewey Allman (39) of Warner Robins, Georgia, was convicted by a Houston County Jury on June 12, 2014, for the attempted murder of Terry Keith Robbins. The jury found Allman guilty of two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Possession of a Firearm During a Crime, one count of Possession of a Knife During a Crime, and one count of Attempted Murder. Houston Superior Court Judge Katherine Lumsden sentenced Allman to 40 years with 15 years to serve in prison. Because Allman is a three time convicted felon, he will be required to serve the entire 15 years without parole.


On March 9, 2013, Robbins was a guest at Allman’s house. They spent the night there with their girlfriends. The next day, Allman mistakenly assumed that Robbins had taken some money from his girlfriend. Allman took a loaded shotgun and assaulted Robbins who was sitting in a car outside the house.Allman fired the shotgun three times, and then jumped in the car with a switchblade knife and stabbed Robbins over ten times. Robbins bled out in the car to the point he lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital. He had no money on his person or in the car.

COMMENTS BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE HARTWIG: “I am very satisfied with this conviction and sentence. It sends a message to the community that no one can take the law into their own hands and jeopardize the life of another who has done nothing wrong.”

COMMENTS BY DEPUTY CHIEF ASSISTANT D.A. DAN BIBLER: “Mr. Robbins was brutally attacked by Allman for no reason to the point he came within an inch of losing his life. I am glad that the jury recognized that and held Allman accountable for what he did.”

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant D.A. Dan Bibler and Assistant D.A. Mark
Anthony. Michael Allman was represented by Attorney Russell Walker of Perry.

Questions about the case should be addressed to Mr. Bibler at 478­218­4810.

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