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Man executed for killing Georgia deputy after robbery

...Holsey's 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-09/man-executed-killing-g
Across Georgia

...m. Wednesday.In other newsAUTHORITIES SAY A Putnam County sheriff's deputy is expected to recover after he was wounded...shotgun blast during a call in central Georgia. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells The Telegraph that a man fired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-27/across-georgia
Georgia lake slayings remain mystery

...had been married 62 years. Both in their late 80s, they fell prey to unspeakable violence -- savagery as the Putnam County sheriff has called it -- and whoever inflicted it seems to have left nary a trace."It just eats at you that somebody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-07/georgia-lake-slayings-
Body found in lake likely that of elderly woman

...missing 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...

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

...workers with 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-16/decapitation-mystery-s
Billboards to aid hunt for woman after beheading

...88-year-old 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-10/billboards-aid-hunt-woman-aft
Lake Oconee man, 88, beheaded; wife, 87, possibly kidnapped

...WMAZ-TV that the man 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...

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

...87-year-old wife, Shirley, was abducted or killed. They were searching for her with the help of the FBI.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the couple's lakefront home showed no signs of a struggle or forced entry and no ransom note...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-08/across-region
Lake Oconee man killed, wife missing

...of the Dermonds who had gone to the house found a body believed to be that of 88-year-old Russell Dermond, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. The body was found in the garage of the home, WMAZ-TV reported. Shirley Dermond, 87...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-07/lake-oconee-man-killed-wife-
Across Georgia

...Dermonds who had gone to the house found a decapitated body believed to be that of 88-year-old Russell Dermond, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. The body was found in the garage, WMAZ-TV reported.Shirley Dermond, 87, was not home...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-07/across-georgia