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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
Across Georgia

...expected to recover after he was wounded by a shotgun blast during a call in central Georgia. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells The Telegraph that a man fired the gun during a domestic dispute Wednesday. Sills said that Deputy Barak Wood's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-27/across-georgia
Georgia deputy shot in eye

...domestic dispute.Deputy Barak Wood was hit with birdshot in the right shoulder, left eye and one hand, Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills told The Telegraph of Macon."He was released from the hospital in Athens," Sills said Thursday. "He's got to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-28/georgia-deputy-shot-ey
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
Lake Oconee man, 88, beheaded; wife, 87, possibly kidnapped

...had been decapitated. Police believe the attack happened sometime between Friday and Sunday. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells WSB-TV that he doesn't believe the attack was random, partly because there was no evidence of forced entry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-08/lake-oconee-man-88-beheaded-