MACON, Ga. –United States Attorney Charles “Charlie” E. Peeler stood alongside law enforcement leadership from across the Middle District of Georgia today in support of the region’s collective efforts to make communities safer and deter crime. Macon Regional Crimestoppers, a community-run organization dedicated to increasing the safety of citizens, announced on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 a new quarterly initiative offering a $1,000 reward for the Top 15 Most Wanted within an eight-county area. U.S. Attorney Peeler joined Bibb County Sheriff David Davis and U.S. Marshal John Cary Bittick in vocal support of the non-profit’s dedicated efforts to reduce criminal activity.
“It is imperative that our citizens know there are safe ways for them to report criminal activity, and that many times our cases are founded on the courage of one citizen willing to report a crime,” said Charles “Charlie” E. Peeler, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. “I am thankful for community groups like Crimestoppers who demonstrate a high level of support for our law enforcement. Crimestoppers relentlessly keeps a spotlight on the most dangerous wanted individuals in our community, and they are making a difference.”
“The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with the U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshals and Macon Regional Crimestoppers in this new crime fighting initiative,” said David Davis, Bibb County Sheriff. “We owe it to our communities to make every effort to keep innocent citizens out of harm’s way by putting dangerous perpetuators behind bars.”
“Reducing violent crime is a priority for the USMS. I believe that partnerships with the community and our state, local and federal law enforcement partners are the backbone of any effort that will significantly reduce crime,” said John Cary Bittick, U. S. Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia. “I am committed to providing the time and resources of my office to this and any other program that will accomplish this task for middle Georgia.”
“Macon Regional Crimestoppers is committed to helping keep our Communities safe,” said Warren Selby, Jr., Chairman of Macon Regional Crimestoppers. “The removal of these individuals, from our Neighborhoods, will help us achieve this goal. We need our Citizens to help us locate these Criminals. Make the Call!”
All of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. Macon Regional Crimestoppers is a local non-profit serving the Bibb, Baldwin, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Crawford, Monroe, and Peach regional areas. The organization partners with law enforcement agencies and community groups to provide anonymous rewards for tips that lead to criminal arrests. Citizens can safely and anonymously report tips at 1-877-68CRIME.
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.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on February 27, 2019.