Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men at the Guitar Center for attempting to sell Robert Lee Coleman's stolen property.

The men were taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigations Division to be interviewed.

27-year-old Japeth Akeem Williams of Macon is charged with Theft By Taking and Theft By Receiving Stolen Property. He also has unrelated charges of Battery, Battery/Family Violence, Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary, State Court Bench Warrant, Failure to Appear and a Probation Violation. 23-year-old Tamarrio Jarquez Young of Macon is charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. He also has two Probation Violation Charges.

Anyone with information can call the Bibb Sheriff's Office at (478)751-7500


Some guitar thieves hit a bad note when they tried to sell their ill gotten goods at the Guitar Center in Macon on Friday.

Turns out the guitars belonged to Macon bluesman and icon Robert Lee Coleman. Coleman's van was stolen Thursday night and it contained three of his guitars and an amplifier.

A well known musician in Macon, many shared the story of the theft on Facebook trying to help get Coleman's property back.

Coleman told 13WMAZ that the thieves didn't go too far to unload their loot. They hit a sour note trying to sell the instruments at the Guitar Center in the Eisenhower Crossing Shopping Center.

Like many in Macon's music scene, the employees at the store immediately spotted the instruments as belonging to Coleman.

They called police and Coleman was reunited with his property. He said his amp and van are still missing. "We'll find it soon enough," Coleman said.

The hundreds of shares on Facebook telling people to lookout for his property was very much appreciated, Coleman said.