MACON, Ga. — After around 40 homicides last year, Macon Regional Crimestoppers, law enforcement agencies and the US Attorney’s office are asking for help to find some dangerous felons.
"A lot of the times, people don't know that their neighbor or someone down the street that they see is necessarily a wanted fugitive, so that's a part of this is getting the word out," says Warren Selby, Macon Regional Crimestopper Chairman.
On Tuesday morning they announced a new ‘Most Wanted’ list available on the Crimestoppers website.
The people on the list are considered the most serious offenders of different criminal activities in the eight counties that Macon Regional Crimestoppers serves.
The list will change every 90 days and Crimestoppers will offer rewards for any information leading to arrests.
"It takes courage for members of the community to come forward and provide information," says Middle District of Georgia US Attorney, Charles Peeler.
Peeler says the community is the backbone to getting crime off the streets.
“Getting just one or two people off the streets can sometimes turn an entire neighborhood, turn an entire apartment complex, and it can make a material impact on reducing violent crime,” he said.
Since the website went live, progress is underway. Selby says, "of those 30 names that were submitted we've already arrested probably 5."
You can also submit tips for the most wanted list to the hotline number.
To see the 'Most Wanted' list, click here.