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Nurse accused of sexually assaulting sedated patients gets bond

Nurse accused of sexually assaulting sedated patients gets bond

Former Sandy Springs nurse Michael Morgan sat in a Fulton County jail for two weeks after he turned himself in and admitted to injecting a patient with Propofol so he could fondle her while she was sedated. On Friday, Morgan waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges of sexual assault and sexual battery, but was granted a $40,000 bond by a Fulton County judge. A quiet and straight-faced...
Up to $10K offered in search for teens accused of setting off fireworks inside Publix

Up to $10K offered in search for teens accused of setting off fireworks inside Publix

Police are offering up to $10,000 in the search for two teenagers accused of setting off fireworks inside a Publix grocery store in southwest Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PLEASE SHARE: Wanted for Arson after igniting a fire work display inside Publix....
Man stabbed to death before Alpharetta house fire, official says

Man stabbed to death before Alpharetta house fire, official says

A man whose body was found inside a burned house in Alpharetta this month died of a stab wound to the chest, an official said Friday. The findings from the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed what police suspected from the beginning: Omar Soto, 38, of Alpharetta, was killed before the fire started at the Birch Rill Drive home. Police think he lived there alone. The fire started...
Cold case: Man back in Cobb to face charges in 1986 double rape, murder

Cold case: Man back in Cobb to face charges in 1986 double rape, murder

More than 30 years after he allegedly raped and killed a Marietta woman and her 13-year-old daughter, Ronald Lee Kyles is back in Cobb County to face charges in connection with the brutal crime, the county’s top prosecutor said Friday. Kyles, 62, was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center late Thursday in the deaths of Sharon Brady and her 13-year-old daughter, Samantha, Cobb...
1 of 2 men wanted in Georgia State armed robbery ID’d

1 of 2 men wanted in Georgia State armed robbery ID’d

Georgia State University police have identified one of two men accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint on the downtown Atlanta campus. Anthony Woodland, 30, is one of the men wanted in connection with the May 13 incident on Decatur and Collins streets, according to a bulletin on the Facebook page of Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta. Authorities are still trying to identify a second man seen in surveillance...
Man stabbed repeatedly outside church 

Man stabbed repeatedly outside church 

A man was stabbed repeatedly as he slept on the steps of a downtown Atlanta church, police said Friday. “It appears that he might be homeless,” Atlanta police spokesman Lt. Ricardo Vazquez said.  Police responded to Atlanta First United Methodist Church in the 300 block of Peachtree Street after receiving a report of the stabbing about 3:30 a.m., he said. “When they...
Cops: Gang member killed bystander over broken game console

Cops: Gang member killed bystander over broken game console

Jared Brown had just met up with his friends when Larry Deon Reynolds opened fired outside an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta in July 2015.  Brown died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.  This week, Reynolds, a convicted felon and member of a national gang in Atlanta, was sentenced to life plus 20 years without parole in the deadly shooting that also injured Christopher...
Kennesaw man robbed at gunpoint after woman knocks on his door

Kennesaw man robbed at gunpoint after woman knocks on his door

It all started when a woman knocked on his door.  “Before she even says (anything), some dude with a gun hits my door full force and holds the gun on me,” said the home invasion victim, who asked not to be identified for fear of his safety.  He told Channel 2 Action News that four people, two of them armed, entered his apartment about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Greenhouse Apartments...
Fireworks set off inside Publix, prompting evacuation

Fireworks set off inside Publix, prompting evacuation

If you saw fireworks going off near southwest Atlanta on Thursday, it wasn’t because someone was celebrating the Fourth of July early.  According to Atlanta fire officials, a group of kids set off fireworks inside the Publix on the 3700 block of Carmia Drive, causing a fire inside the building.  The sprinkler system went off and extinguished the fire.  No one was injured, Atlanta...
Cops: Man choked pregnant girlfriend, then fled to Louisiana

Cops: Man choked pregnant girlfriend, then fled to Louisiana

Clayton County officials had been looking for Noah Leroy Gooden for the past five months.  Gooden, 30, of Jonesboro, had been on the run since Dec. 20 before he was arrested Wednesday in Louisiana.  Police say Gooden, a freelance painter, choked his pregnant girlfriend, left her unconscious and cursed her and their unborn child. At one point during the assault, police said he aimed...
‘Super liens’ no longer a super threat to Georgia homeowners

‘Super liens’ no longer a super threat to Georgia homeowners

Georgia homeowners who fall behind on their property taxes now have a new protection. No longer can cunning investors quickly snatch away their homes and everything the owners had paid on it. For years, such investors and their attorneys, armed with only a piddling second unpaid bill, used a loophole in Georgia law to override safeguards designed to help struggling taxpayers. The maneuver was so powerful...
Car dealer employee accused of making up shooting story

Car dealer employee accused of making up shooting story

A Cobb County car dealership employee told police an elaborate story about how he was shot at twice by two men while he was driving to refuel a Mercedes-Benz on Cobb Parkway. Now authorities say he made the whole story up. Raymond Camp Wilkins was arrested Wednesday on a charge of false report of a crime, a misdemeanor, according to Cobb jail records. He was released Thursday on $1,000 bond. According...
N. Fulton crimes: Man tells woman, ‘I don’t want to have to kill you’

N. Fulton crimes: Man tells woman, ‘I don’t want to have to kill you’

A man called police after he says another driver pointed a gun at him on Roswell Road on May 19.  The man told police he was traveling northbound on Roswell Road when the driver behind him began honking his horn. The man admitted to police that he purposely took his foot off the accelerator and did this to upset the man honking his horn. Shortly after, the man honking his horn – who was...
Cobb charter school can remain open

Cobb charter school can remain open

The International Academy of Smyrna charter school will not have to close this summer and it’s 1,000 students will not have to be displaced. The Georgia Board of Education voted Thursday to affirm a State Charter Schools Commission decision to grant the school a “probationary” charter lasting three years. The school has a local charter with Cobb County, but it expires this...
Mom accused of jumping into school fight

Mom accused of jumping into school fight

A mother was charged with battery after police said she helped her teen daughter beat up another student at school. The fight happened last Thursday at Redan High School in DeKalb County, according to Channel 2 Action News. Video posted on social media shows the mother use a cellphone to hit the girl in the back of her head while other students beat her up, Channel 2 reported. The injured teen asked...
2 injured in strip club shooting 

2 injured in strip club shooting 

A shooting at a south Fulton County strip club early Thursday sent two people to the hospital, police said. One person was hit in the nose and another in the hand in the shooting at Club Babes in the 300 block of Fulton Industrial Circle, Fulton police Sgt. Partrena Smith said. Police have not said what led to the shooting. Both victims showed up at Grady Memorial Hospital about 3:30 a.m...
Rash of 6th District campaign sign thefts, vandalism reported

Rash of 6th District campaign sign thefts, vandalism reported

A man photographed in Roswell allegedly stole several Jon Ossoff campaign signs and police say he’s facing theft charges — if he’s identified. The woman who watched him pull up signs along Grimes Bridge Road asked that Channel 2 Action News not show her face because she fears retaliation. “I saw him maybe pick up three or four from people's yards and another three signs...
Police investigating claim of opioid-laced ice pops sold in N. Fulton

Police investigating claim of opioid-laced ice pops sold in N. Fulton

Police in Roswell say they are investigating claims that a drug-laced ice pop made a teenager severely ill. The daughter of a Sandy Springs couple had to be taken to a hospital after eating the ice pop and doctors said she tested positive for the presence of opiates. Channel 2 Action News spoke to the girl’s parents. “It could’ve killed her,” Michelle Gayle, the girl&rsquo...
Cobb charter school may not close after all

Cobb charter school may not close after all

A Cobb County charter school that was slated to close this summer, may get a second life. The Georgia Board of Education is scheduled Thursday to vote on a 3-year “probationary” charter for the International Academy of Smyrna, and the Department of Education staff are recommending approval. The charter would be with the State Charter Schools Commission, an independent agency that...
Teen critical after gun battle with Cobb police in bank parking lot

Teen critical after gun battle with Cobb police in bank parking lot

An 18-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday after a gun battle with Cobb County police, the GBI said. Devonte Williams shot at police who tried to pull him over Tuesday after learning he was wanted on an armed robbery charge, GBI spokesman Bahan Rich said. Kennesaw police got an anonymous call around 5:10 p.m., providing Williams' location and a description of the vehicle he was in, Rich...
2 shot in dispute at Chamblee gas stations

2 shot in dispute at Chamblee gas stations

A dispute led to two people being shot Tuesday night at a gas station in Chamblee, police said. Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. to the Mobil gas station and food mart at Savoy Drive and North Peachtree Road, said Capt. Ernesto Ford of Chamblee police. A man was shot in the abdomen and chest, Ford said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The other victim was shot in a...
Woman accused of stealing minivan during test drive identified

Woman accused of stealing minivan during test drive identified

A woman who allegedly stole a minivan during a test drive after leaving a fake driver’s license with a used-car dealership has been identified, deputies said. Amanda Yvonne Moore, who is also known by the last name Nantz, casually struck up a conversation with Kar Kingdom employees as she asked about a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica on May 17, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. ...
Cops: Man stole mail from Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton counties

Cops: Man stole mail from Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton counties

A man who has been stealing mail all over metro Atlanta was arrested in Sandy Springs recently after a witness caught him in the act, police said. Justin J. Lawrence, 26 of Fairburn, was pulled over, arrested and then taken to the Sandy Springs police headquarters on May 13 after officers searched his car and found mail from Canton, Covington, Sandy Springs, Peachtree City, Stone Mountain and Gwinnett...
Suspect in deadly Texaco shooting captured

Suspect in deadly Texaco shooting captured

Authorities in New Jersey have captured a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a Texaco gas station in Cobb County, the sheriff’s office said. Joseph Priester, 36, is suspected in the death of Genaro Rojas Martinez of Smyrna. Details about Priester’s arrest were not released. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...
Wanted man beat roommates with hammer, cops say

Wanted man beat roommates with hammer, cops say

A search is underway for a “violent” man accused of beating two roommates with a hammer in south Fulton County, police said. Fairburn police officers have been looking for Jonathon Lafon since Tuesday, when they were dispatched to a fight on Carll Court in the Creekwood Village subdivision just before 8 p.m. “Police believe the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute between the...
Teen faces murder charge in shooting that killed East Point boy

Teen faces murder charge in shooting that killed East Point boy

A man accused of killing a 15-year-old outside his East Point home faces a murder charge, police said.  Yashell Gable, 19, of East Point, was arrested after being questioned by detectives, East Point police Det. Ebony Johnson said. Gable allegedly shot Alan Molina outside his home on the 2900 block of Pearl Street on Sunday afternoon.  Officers got to the home and found Molina suffering...
Off-duty Uber, Lyft driver charged in deadly Clayton County crash

Off-duty Uber, Lyft driver charged in deadly Clayton County crash

A woman accused of killing a man in what police called a DUI crash was actually under the legal driving limit.  Penelope Keys, who was in court Tuesday, was given a $10,000 bond. She faces a vehicular homicide charge in a crash that killed pedestrian Johnathan Anthony Hunt, 54, on Mother’s Day in Clayton County, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Keys, an Uber and Lyft driver, is accused...
Man exchanges gunfire with Cobb police in bank parking lot

Man exchanges gunfire with Cobb police in bank parking lot

A man fired multiple shots at Cobb County police officers in a Fidelity Bank parking lot Tuesday afternoon, Channel 2 Action News reported.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Person shot, Cobb reports. We see multi shell casing markers on the ground. <a href="https://t.co/UzQtyawrjy"...
Police: Man illegally sexted with Alpharetta teen

Police: Man illegally sexted with Alpharetta teen

A Chicago businessman hooked up with a 16-year-old girl in Alpharetta through an app and made a trip from his downtown hotel to meet her, Channel 2 Action News reported. But Matthew Rosen found police waiting for him when he arrived, the station reported. Calling it entrapment, Rosen’s attorney said he thinks the case will be dropped. <div></div><br><blockquote class="...
Warrant: Nurse injected patient with Propofol before sexual assault

Warrant: Nurse injected patient with Propofol before sexual assault

An arrest warrant obtained this week highlights new details in the sexual assault allegations against a nurse at a Sandy Springs medical center. Michael Morgan, 33, turned himself in on May 12. He  faces charges of sexual battery and sexual assault for allegedly groping at least two women at the center while they were under anesthesia. Channel 2 Action News obtained the warrant for...
Draco the Gwinnett police dog wins suit filed by burglar he bit

Draco the Gwinnett police dog wins suit filed by burglar he bit

If Draco, the prized police K-9 dog sued for biting a suspect, lost his case, what would he pay in damages? Would the court garnish his dog treats and biscuits? Would he have to relinquish his favorite bone? The notion of a dog having to pay damages in an excessive-use-of-force case was one of the reasons the federal appeals court in Atlanta recently determined a dog can’t be sued &ldquo...
Driver allegedly tells road-rage victim: ‘I’m going to shoot you in the face’

Driver allegedly tells road-rage victim: ‘I’m going to shoot you in the face’

Words were exchanged and bullets were flying during a recent road-rage incident in Gwinnett County.  Two drivers were heading along Rockbridge Road near Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Lilburn on Thursday when one of them tried to move into the other’s lane, according to a Lilburn police report.   The victim, who asked that his name not be used, told police he had the right of...
Mercedes dealership driver hurt after men open fire in Marietta

Mercedes dealership driver hurt after men open fire in Marietta

A Cobb County car dealership employee was injured Monday afternoon on his way to refueling a Mercedes-Benz. While the Mercedes-Benz of Marietta employee was stopped in traffic on Cobb Parkway, two men pulled up in a white Chrysler 200 with dark-tinted windows at the intersection of Wylie Road, Cobb police Officer Jared Rakestraw said. The men fired two shots that struck the Mercedes, Rakestraw...
Rape defense class offered in this N. Fulton city

Rape defense class offered in this N. Fulton city

The Milton Police Department will host a series of self-defense courses for women, targeted at defending against rape. It’s called “R.A.D. Women” – the acronym stands for rape aggression defense – and the class will run for four days over two weeks in June. The cost for the class is $40 and its offered to women ages 13 and older. Milton police say the class will teach...
13 arrested in prostitution sting

13 arrested in prostitution sting

More than a dozen people were arrested in a prostitution sting in Hall County, the sheriff’s office said Monday. Authorities on Friday set up shop along Friendship Road in Buford, where men and women were looking for or selling sex, Hall sheriff’s spokesman Don Scalia said.  “We had some specific information on criminal activity of this nature in the general area,&rdquo...
Police: Man urinated in front of N. Fulton daycare

Police: Man urinated in front of N. Fulton daycare

A man from Atlanta was arrested on Friday in Sandy Springs after he urinated on a sidewalk in front of a daycare around 4:30 p.m., police said. Nicholas Dionysates was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Alpharetta jail on Friday. Fulton County Jail records show this is the third time since 2013 that Dionysates has been arrested for disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a call at...
Woman shot in head during attempted armed robbery in Buckhead

Woman shot in head during attempted armed robbery in Buckhead

A woman was shot in the head while walking down a Buckhead street with her fiancé Saturday morning, according to Atlanta police.  The couple were walking from a club about 3 a.m. on East Paces Ferry Road when armed robbers jumped out of a red SUV, pointed a silver pistol at them and demanded a book bag the man was carrying, according to a report.  “(The gun) was pointed...
Troubled cops find second chances in Georgia schools

Troubled cops find second chances in Georgia schools

School police officer Warren Favors punched a 15-year-old student after the teen called him “play-play cop” and threatened him in a hallway. The incident was captured on video that shows Favors tackling the student from behind after the taunts. “I’m tired of you threatening me [expletive],” Favors told the student, according to case summary records. “You gonna get...
Kindergartner to miss graduation after drive-by shooting

Kindergartner to miss graduation after drive-by shooting

A 6-year-old girl is missing her kindergarten graduation Monday after she was wounded in a drive-by shooting in northwest Atlanta. Princess Jackson, 6, is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after a stray bullet hit her in the neck just before 9 a.m. Sunday on Stafford Street, Channel 2 Action News reported. “She can’t even go (to her graduation),” the child’s aunt...
Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools

Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools

A high school cop lost his job in DeKalb County schools after witnesses said he punched a fellow school employee in the face during an arrest. A state trooper was forced out of the Georgia State Patrol in 2010 for tasing a handcuffed 51-year old woman in the neck and lying about the incident. A college officer resigned from the Augusta University Police Department following his 2008 arrest for pulling...
15-year-old shot and killed in East Point

15-year-old shot and killed in East Point

Police are investigating a weekend shooting that left a 15-year-old dead in East Point. Alan Molina was shot Sunday at a home in the 2900 block of Pearl Street, Channel 2 Action News reported. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“He’s got a lot of people who love him.” Hear from the family...
Sketch of suspect in Alpharetta park attack released

Sketch of suspect in Alpharetta park attack released

Alpharetta police released on Sunday a sketch of the suspect in Tuesday’s attempted sexual assault at Wills Park. A woman was attacked while walking with her 1-year-old child, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.  When the suspect allegedly grabbed her and forced her against a wall, police said he tried to pepper spray her. That’s when she fought back, thinking mostly...
Police: Armed robberies may be connected

Police: Armed robberies may be connected

Atlanta police are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery in Buckhead and a robbery in east Atlanta early Saturday. Police believe the incidents may be connected. Officera were called to a Paces Ferry Road address about 3 a.m. Saturday after they received a report of a person shot, according to information provided by police. A man and a woman at the scene told police they were walking...
Suspect accused of stomping man to death arrested in Clayton County

Suspect accused of stomping man to death arrested in Clayton County

A man wanted on aggravated assault and battery charges was arrested early Friday morning as part of a four-agency operation in which 19 others were arrested. Jonas Williams, 22, had been on the run since his alleged involvement in a May 2 beating of a man in Riverdale, Clayton County officials said.  The victim had gotten into a fight with another person, when officials say Williams ran over...
DeKalb jail worker sneaked drugs to inmates, cops say

DeKalb jail worker sneaked drugs to inmates, cops say

A DeKalb County jail services worker is accused of working with an inmate to give drugs to other prisoners, officials said.  Corderious Farley, 19, of Decatur, was fired from his food service vendor job when jail officials found out he was giving the drugs to inmates, DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said.  Officials arrested Farley inside the jail. They said his job allowed...
Cops: N. Fulton nurse moved dementia patient away from emergency button

Cops: N. Fulton nurse moved dementia patient away from emergency button

Police in Johns Creek arrested and charged a caregiver at an assisted living center with reckless conduct for how she treated a man with dementia. A police report shows Teretha B. Dacres was arrested and charged at the Sunrise Living Center in Johns Creek on May 8, but she is not named in any online records from the Fulton County Jail.  The family of the man spoke to Channel 2 Action News and...
Waffle House worker says she was carjacked while on break

Waffle House worker says she was carjacked while on break

Tieshounda Bell has been working at Waffle House restaurants in metro Atlanta for seven years. But it was a first when an armed man took her car and phone Thursday while she was on a break. “I’m scared, traumatized,” she told Channel 2 Action News. She said she was working the night shift at the restaurant on Flat Shoals Road in Union City when she went outside to take a break. ...
Details: Mom who fought off sex assault in N. Fulton park was pregnant

Details: Mom who fought off sex assault in N. Fulton park was pregnant

New information has been revealed related to an incident that occurred in Wills Park on Tuesday in Alpharetta in which a woman fought off a man trying to sexually assault her. Not only was the woman pushing her one-year-old child in a stroller when a man threatened her with a knife and pulled her into a horse barn, but the 23-year-old mother is also pregnant. In the 911 call obtained by ...
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