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Knife-wielding man caught near Lake Oconee murder site

...was jailed early Wednesday on numerous charges of criminal damage, terroristic threats and obstruction. Sheriff Howard Sills said deputies were called to the neighborhood about 3 a.m. Wednesday because a man with a knife was slashing tires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-26/knife-wielding-man-cau
Across the region

...Putnam County sheriff's deputy Justin Brock was justified in shooting 57-year-old Harry Davis in late May.Sheriff Howard Sills has said Davis was fighting with relatives on a road in Eatonton and threw a knife at a responding deputy.Authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-14/across-region
Man wielding knife killed by Putnam deputy

...EATONTON, Ga. - Putnam County sheriff's officials say a man has died after a confrontation with a deputy.Sheriff Howard Sills says 57-year-old Harry Davis had been fighting with relatives on a road in Eatonton Wednesday night and threw a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-28/putnam-deputy-kills-threatening-man
Man executed for killing Georgia deputy after robbery

...childhood, which was characterized by horrifying abuse by his mother, according to the petition.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, who was chief deputy sheriff in Baldwin County at the time of Robinson's killing and was the lead investigator on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-09/man-executed-killing-g
Georgia lake slayings remain mystery

...It's really tough," he said.As the investigation into the couple's death reached its three-month mark, Sheriff Howard Sills said the case still weighs on him. Sills said he rose at 4 a.m. the other day to make note of an investigative angle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-07/georgia-lake-slayings-
Decapitation mystery: Sheriff seeks 'savage' killer

EATONTON, Ga. -- Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills, in a wide-ranging interview with The Macon Telegraph on Thursday, referred to the slayings as "a big case ... a terrible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-25/decapitation-mystery-s
Body found in lake likely that of elderly woman

...87-year-old Georgia woman whose husband was discovered decapitated in their home earlier this month, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.A crime lab will definitively determine whether the remains are those of Shirley Dermond and establish a cause...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-16/body-found-lake-likely-elderl
Decapitation mystery: Security camera wasn't on, son tells AJC

...access inside the gated community about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, but nothing came of them, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. "I'm still interviewing friends" of the couple, Sills told The AJC. Many of them are afraid to talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-16/decapitation-mystery-s
Decapitation mystery: Sheriff rules out mob hit

...body one week ago today. His wife of 68 years, Shirley Dermond, has been missing ever since, and Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills said he is not optimistic she'll be found alive."I'm running down one thing after another and coming up empty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-14/decapitation-mystery-sheriff
Billboards to aid hunt for woman after beheading

...Russell Dermond, was found beheaded Tuesday at their home in a gated community on Lake Oconee.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the billboard messages are expected to be up this weekend. The Federal Bureau of In vestigation is assisting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-10/billboards-aid-hunt-woman-aft