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Person of interest in double homicide, arson killed by police

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A man who was a person of interest in a double homicide and arson case has been killed by police officers outside his apartment complex.

David Trauger, 67, was located outside at his residence at the Willow Way Apartments after the St. Marys Police Department (SMPD) received a citizen-reported tip that he was there, according to a release from Lt. Brock of the SMPD.

Police find 2 skeletons, search for person of interest in arson and homicides

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- After a suspicious boat fire in which the skeletal remains of two individuals were found, the St. Marys Police Department is looking for a person of interest.

In the early morning hours Monday, the St. Marys Police Department was called to the St. Marys Boat Yard after an "emergency 911 open line call with suspicious audible sounds overheard by the duty Communication Officer," according to a news release from the St. Marys Police Department.

When police got to the boat yard, they saw a boat fifty to seventy-five yards off shore on fire.

The St. Marys Fire Department, Camden County Search and Rescue and Georgia Department of Natural Resources also responded to the boat yard.

Camden County Search and Rescue searched the area for anyone who may have abandoned the boat. They searched the waterway, marsh lands and shore lines along North River but never found anyone.

Family files formal complaint against EMS

ST. MARYS, Ga. --  A local family is making it their mission to put heart defibrillators in all schools.

This after the the tragic death of their son.

"I'd never heard of an AED (automated external defibrillator)," Becky Cohn said.

Now, Becky and Harold Cohn's life mission is AEDs.

On May 15, 2010, their son, Andrew, collapsed on the baseball field and died later that day.

"It was the only game I ever missed," Becky said.

A day that could have turned out differently, had an automated external defibrillator been within reach.

"It's hard everyday," Becky said. "But I think that one thing that helps Harold and me get through this is what we do through the non-profit and getting AEDs out there and spreading awareness."

Kingsland police arrest 2 robbery suspects

WOODBINE, Ga. -- Two male teens were arrested after they were positively identified as suspects in a robbery that occurred at Subway on Harriets Bluff Road on Monday evening.

Jonathan O'Leary Lemay, 17, of Woodbine and a 16-year-old juvenile, also of Woodbine, were found in the early hours of Tuesday morning near a Flash Foods store on Harriets Bluff Road, just a mile away from the Subway.

Shortly after 11 p.m., Kingsland Police Department officers were called to Subway after a female clerk reported that two white males who appeared to be under the age of 21 had stolen an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. There was no weapon displayed during the robbery and no one was injured, according to a release from Lt. Todd Tetterton of the KPD.

Police: Cocaine supplier arrested

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Multiple law enforcement agencies cooperated to arrest a 26-year-old they say was the supplier for a cocaine operation in Kingsland.

Kingsland Police Investigators assigned to their Special Operations Division worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation involving complex undercover purchases of illicit drugs.

During the undercover investigation, police learned Reginald Campbell was a direct supplier of cocaine to the Kingsland area and became the focus of the investigation, according to a news release from Kingsland Police Department Public Information Officer Lieutenant Todd Tetterton.

Waterspout spotted in Glynn County

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- A water spout was spotted around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick during a tornado warning.

According to Captain Jay Wiggins, Director of Glynn County Emergency Management, there were no reports of the waterspout making contact with land or causing damage.

Rabid fox found in Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Camden County Health Department is urging residents to take caution after a person in northern Camden County was exposed to a rabid fox.

The encounter with the rabid fox happened near Waverly and close to the Glynn County line. The Camden resident exposed is undergoing preventive treatment.

RELATED: Bat tests positive for rabies in St. Marys

The health department said no animals in Glynn County have tested positive for rabies. Residents are urged to be cautious of wild animals, especially if they are acting unusually aggressive or exhibit other strange behaviors.

The health department offered the following tips to prevent rabies: