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Funeral arrangements set for SPO Elmer "Buddy" Christian

Funeral arrangements set for SPO Elmer "Buddy" Christian

ATHENS, Ga. – Senior Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian will be funeralized on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Classic Center in Athens. An open visitation will be held at Bernstien Funeral Home on Saturday at 4 p.m. Bernstien Funeral Home is located on Atlanta Highway. Officer Christian was gunned down by carjacking suspect, 33-year-old Jaime Hood of Athens.

Officer Christian, 34, is survived by a wife, a son, a daughter, his parents and two brothers. Christian had served on the force since 2002. According to Major Mike Shockley, “Officer Christian was an excellent and well-liked by his colleagues”.

Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking all who want to donate to the family to drop donations off at any branch of Athens First Bank and donations may also be mailed to Athens First Bank, 150 West Hancock Ave, Athens GA 30601.

Athens police on the lookout for UGA attacker

ATHENS, Ga. – Earlier, this morning, the University of Georgia alerted their students of an attack that happened near the Fairfax Hall apartment complex on Rodgers Road.

According to police, the female victim was walking through a parking lot, when the suspect attacked her and threw her to the ground. The suspect fled after the woman screamed and a passerby intervened.

The suspect is being described as a 5’8, average sized light-skinned black man, neatly dressed in his late 20’s to early 30’s. He had a shaved head and wore a tan plaid short-sleeve shirt and khaki pants.

If anyone has any information on the suspect, contact call Athens-Clarke police Detective Will Frisch at (706) 613-3888, extension 799, or Sgt. Dustin Smith, at (706) 613-3888, extension 795.

Son of Paul Broun Arrested, Twice

ATHENS – Earlier this week, the 20-year-old son of U.S. Representative Paul Broun was taken into police custody, twice, and charged with driving with a suspended license.

Paul Collins Broun III’s first arrest occurred shortly after 1:15a.m., Wednesday night, after Broun ran a red light while driving with a suspended license. After Broun posted a $1, 500 bond he was released and was apprehended, once again, after rear ending another car. Broun posted a $500 bond and was released, again.

These incidents are the latest on a list of run-ins with the law. According to the Athens Banner Herald, “The recent incidents mark the fifth time Broun was jailed in less than three years”.

Missing Person: Oliver Dela Lucas

Missing Person: Oliver Dela Lucas

ATHENS– The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is requesting your help in locating Oliver Dela Lucas who went missing around February 27th. Sixty-year-old Lucas was last seen near her residence on East Broad Street.

Lucas is about 5’9” and 100 pounds with salt and pepper hair. Around the time of her disappearance, she was seen wearing a red shirt, white jacket and blue jeans.

If you have any information on Lucas please contact the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at (706)-613-3888 or call 911.

Survey Calls: Are they Legitimate? Maybe.

Survey Calls: Are they Legitimate? Maybe.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, authorities have received several inquiries from citizens about questionable “survey calls.”

The Police Department is having a survey conducted by The University of Georgia about services provided by the Department.  The interviewer will start with the following dialog:  "Hello, this is [NAME] calling from the University of Georgia here in Athens.  The Survey Research Center is assisting the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in finding out how citizens feel about the police department and the services it provides. Your household was randomly selected and I'd like to ask a member of your household some questions tonight.  May I speak to the youngest male who is at least 18 years old in the household?"
The interviewer will not ask questions such as do you have an alarm, do you have a dog, nor do you own a gun?  They will not ask for any information on bank or credit card accounts.

Son of Baseball Legend Delino DeShields, Arrested and Charged with DUI

Son of Baseball Legend Delino DeShields, Arrested and Charged with DUI

ATHENS -- (usatoday.com) Delino DeShields Jr., the Astros' first pick in last summer's draft, was charged this morning with DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor and a traffic violation in Georgia, according to the Houston Chronicle.

DeShields, 18, is the son of former major leaguer Delino DeShields, who will be the manager of Cincinnati's Class A Dayton (Ohio) farm team this year.

The younger DeShields played 18 games last year with Houston's Rookie-level teams in Greeneville, Tenn., and Kissimmee, Fla., batting .289 with eight RBI and five stolen bases. He played center field but the Astros are planning to convert him to second base, his father's primary position, this year.

A resident of the Atlanta area, DeShields Jr. was arrested by Athens-Clarke County, Ga., police and released on $2,500 bond for the three misdemeanor charges.

Athens-Clarke County Police Department Needs Your Help

Athens-Clarke County Police Department Needs Your Help

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department are seeking your help in apprehending the suspect, they believe is responsible for the December 30, 2010 murder of Kejuan Hall at the Golden Pantry on Atlanta Highway at Timothy Road.

The suspect, pictured above, is a black male, late 20s to mid-30s, approximately 5’8” and around 180 pounds.

A reward of $6,000 is being offered for information on this case.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Chuck Ivy at 706-613-3337 X337.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.