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Woman found stabbed on Emory University’s main campus

Woman found stabbed on Emory University’s main campus

Atlanta and Emory University police are investigating after a woman was found stabbed Sunday night near the school’s baseball field. The woman called 911 to report the stabbing around 7 p.m., according to Emory police. She told emergency dispatch she was injured somewhere else and dropped off at the baseball field, police said. The field is located on Peavine Creek Drive on Emory&rsquo...
Man found dead in intersection after shooting; GBI, police investigating

Man found dead in intersection after shooting; GBI, police investigating

Police and the GBI are investigating after the body of a 40-year-old man was found in a Cedartown intersection after a shooting, authorities said. Officers responding shortly after 5 a.m. to a 911 call of shots fired found the body of Ronald Morris Bentley at Park and East Gibson streets, northwestgeorgianews.com reported. “He was determined to be deceased from an apparent gunshot wound,&rdquo...
Tip leads to arrest of man sought in DeKalb home invasions

Tip leads to arrest of man sought in DeKalb home invasions

The man sought in connection with several home invasions in DeKalb County has been arrested, authorities said Sunday. Based on a 911 tip revealing his location, Atlanta police apprehended Corey Griffin, 48, DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia B. Williams said. Griffin has been booked into the DeKalb County jail, according to Williams. MORE: DNA helps police ID man wanted in multiple DeKalb...
Police chase ends in wreck; 5 taken to Atlanta hospitals, including 3 kids

Police chase ends in wreck; 5 taken to Atlanta hospitals, including 3 kids

A vehicle fleeing Georgia State Patrol pursuit ended up wrecking into two other vehicles Friday night, sending five people to Atlanta hospitals, GSP confirmed. A trooper noticed a white Hyundai allegedly speeding and weaving on I-75 South near Northside Drive and attempted to stop the vehicle, according to a GSP news release. The Hyundai allegedly didn’t stop, leading to a chase onto I-75/I-85...
Man fatally shot in NW Atlanta, police confirm

Man fatally shot in NW Atlanta, police confirm

A man was fatally shot in Atlanta early Saturday morning, Atlanta police confirmed. Officers responded to a shooting at 2:30 a.m. at 62 Harwell Road in northwest Atlanta and found a 31-year-old man dead outside of one of the buildings there, Atlanta police said. Atlanta police are investigating the incident, and they haven’t determined the circumstances that led to the shooting. Anyone with...
Off-duty Duluth officer performs CPR on drowning child, saves his life

Off-duty Duluth officer performs CPR on drowning child, saves his life

An off-duty Duluth police officer performed CPR on an unresponsive child who almost drowned at a community pool, saving his life, police said. Officer Chris Tiller was at the pool with his family when he noticed a father pulling his son, who was not breathing, out of the bottom of the pool, Duluth police said in a Facebook post. The father didn’t know CPR, so Tiller performed chest compressions...
Cobb cop accused in mentally disabled woman’s assault was once a police chief 

Cobb cop accused in mentally disabled woman’s assault was once a police chief 

Roughly 20 years before Robert Lanier New became embroiled in assault allegations tied to a mentally disabled woman and her niece, he served as the police chief in Emerson.  City officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that New had two stints with Emerson police. New first served with the department from September 1998 to February 1999, when he left to work for Acworth police. New worked...
Suspect arrested, accused of killing 68 year-old woman

Suspect arrested, accused of killing 68 year-old woman

A man accused of killing a 68-year-old woman he allegedly robbed was arrested a week after being on the run, police said.  Sergio Moon, 30, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Monroe police said in a post on its Facebook page. He was arrested at a Norcross home.  MORE: Man sought in robbery, shooting death of 68-year-old woman...
Police: 17-year-old allegedly attacks teen, tells him he got ‘punked’

Police: 17-year-old allegedly attacks teen, tells him he got ‘punked’

A teenage boy thought he was meeting a girl but was instead attacked and robbed. According to police, the girl in question was the suspect’s girlfriend. Sandy Springs police arrested Miguel Mayo, 17, on charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of firearm or knife during commission of a felony and willful obstruction of law enforcement, according to the incident report...
DeKalb doctor pleads guilty to hoarding over 400 birds 

DeKalb doctor pleads guilty to hoarding over 400 birds 

A cardiologist pleaded guilty Friday in an animal cruelty case in which he hoarded hundreds of birds, some which were dead, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Abhay Trivedi was sentenced to seven years on probation nearly two years after authorities raided his Echo Trail home in Atlanta and found the dead birds.  DeKalb police raided Trivedi’s home...
Visiting filmmakers robbed of $50K in equipment while at dinner

Visiting filmmakers robbed of $50K in equipment while at dinner

Three filmmakers from out of state lost more than $50,000 worth of equipment when their rental car was broken into and robbed Thursday night, Atlanta police said.  According to an incident report obtained Friday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the men were around the corner on Ponce de Leon Place eating dinner at the time of the theft. A few hours after loading the equipment into the car...
Sheriff’s Facebook post admonishes man who allegedly owes $30K in child support

Sheriff’s Facebook post admonishes man who allegedly owes $30K in child support

At first glance, a Facebook post on the Gwinnett County sheriff’s official page seems normal. “Our deputies are looking for 40 year old Michael Glenn Hovis, who's wanted by Duluth PD for probation violation,” the sheriff’s office said in the post. Around the third sentence, things take a turn. “We're certain that his children will appreciate any information you can provide...
Buckhead prep school ‘failed her miserably’ after alleged assault, ex-student’s mom says

Buckhead prep school ‘failed her miserably’ after alleged assault, ex-student’s mom says

The mother of a former Pace Academy student allegedly sexually assaulted by a classmate said she thinks the Buckhead private school failed to protect her daughter. “I'm upset by the fact that they had a duty to her, and they failed her,” the girl’s mother said in an exclusive interview with Channel 2 Action News. “They failed her miserably.” Channel 2 did not identify...
Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

If you want a hair-raising glimpse of the crazy things we do while driving, talk to a cop. They’ve seen us reading books and newspapers while speeding down the highway. They’ve seen us putting on make-up or eating off plates in our laps behind the wheel. Mostly, they’ve see us with our hands and eyes glued to our phones – talking, texting, messaging and all the other ways we...
Grandmother faces charges after leaving kids in hot car, cops say 

Grandmother faces charges after leaving kids in hot car, cops say 

A woman faces reckless conduct charges after she left her two grandchildren in a car in 90-degree weather in a Costco parking lot at Cumberland Mall, according to a Cobb County arrest warrant.  Phyllis Townsend allegedly left the children — a 4-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl — in the car for an hour Wednesday afternoon, the warrant alleges. Inside the car was a half-filled...
Child found in house with roaches and feces, police say

Child found in house with roaches and feces, police say

A 2-year-old girl was wearing a soiled diaper and had feces on her hands. A shower was infested with roaches. And a visitor from a state agency vomited because the stench was so bad. That was the scene a Columbus officer, Nathan Tooley, found at a house Tuesday when he went to meet a woman who wanted to evict her 34-year-old son, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Inside, the son, Timothy Grantham...
Cobb officer used mentally disabled woman to solicit her niece for sex, cops say

Cobb officer used mentally disabled woman to solicit her niece for sex, cops say

A Cobb County police officer accused of choking and slapping a mentally disabled woman during sex faces new charges involving the woman’s 12-year-old niece, according to police.  In sexually explicit text messages between May 31 and June 12, Robert Lanier New repeatedly attempted to solicit the woman and her niece for sex, according to the warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Funeral home owner faces criminal charges after cremation mix-up

Funeral home owner faces criminal charges after cremation mix-up

A Middle Georgia man thought his mother would rest in peace after her funeral service in January. However, the man learned that cremated remains he had buried weren’t those of his mother, the Telegraph of Macon reported. Now, a Johnson County funeral home owner is facing criminal charges after he allegedly gave the man the wrong remains. The situation began when John Hall Brantley, owner...
2 arrested in prostitution sting at massage parlor

2 arrested in prostitution sting at massage parlor

A prostitution sting at a Hall County massage parlor resulted in two arrests, according to the sheriff’s office. Mi Young Jeon, 50, and Misook Kim, 46, both of Buford, were charged with keeping a place of prostitution, Hall County sheriff’s Lt. Don Scalia said Thursday in a news release. Kim also faces charges of masturbation for hire and massage without license. According to Scalia, several...
Gwinnett police search for man missing since early June

Gwinnett police search for man missing since early June

Police are searching for a Peachtree Corners man who has not been seen in two weeks. Stephen Richard Seay, 46, left his sister’s Ancroft Circle home June 7, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Wilbert Rundles said. In a police report, his sister, Helena Calderon, describes him as “transient” and said she did not know where he might be living. She told police she texted...
Gunman in deadly road rage shooting sought

Gunman in deadly road rage shooting sought

Decatur police need help identifying a gunman who shot into a car at a busy residential intersection, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring her mother. Authorities found two people shot in their car at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The girl, who was identified by police as Janae Owens, and her mother were taken to an area hospital, where...
Police trying to ID men who allegedly attacked woman shopping in Gwinnett

Police trying to ID men who allegedly attacked woman shopping in Gwinnett

Police are looking to identify two men they say attacked a woman while she was shopping in a Gwinnett County clothing store, throwing a cover over her head and shoving her before she fought them off. According to Gwinnett police, Dina Bingham was shopping at a Ross store in Stone Mountain. Two men approached her, Bingham told police, and threw a cover over her head.  She told police the men started...
Man accused of sexual battery involving child

Man accused of sexual battery involving child

A 27-year-old Hall County man is accused of sexual battery involving a child. The victim was between the ages of 6 and 8 years old when Bricio Pablo Marban touched her inappropriately, according to Lt. Scott Ware. The incident happened between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 1, 2017, he said. Investigators arrested Marban on Wednesday without incident and charged him with felony sexual battery. He is in the...
Wanted man kills self as Cobb police surround parents’ home, officials say 

Wanted man kills self as Cobb police surround parents’ home, officials say 

A man accused of shooting his girlfriend in Cherokee County was found dead Thursday morning after a brief standoff in Cobb County, officials said. Cobb County police said Marshall Phillip McCall, 47, of Acworth, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the back porch of his parents’ home in the 900 block of Millwood Drive.  Authorities had been looking for him since Wednesday, when his...
Mother of teen injured in drive-by begs shooters to come forward

Mother of teen injured in drive-by begs shooters to come forward

A 19-year-old man was injured when bullets tore through his Cobb County home early Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The drive-by shooting happened just before 3 a.m. on Hall Drive near Smyrna. The man’s mother told the news station she woke up to her son running into her bedroom, covered in blood. “(He) said, ‘Mom, I’ve been shot,’” Claire George...
Teen killed in crash days before starting college

Teen killed in crash days before starting college

An 18-year-old who was about to start college was killed in Coweta County when her car flipped at least seven times before landing in a church driveway, according to the Georgia State Patrol.  About 7:25 p.m. Monday, Jasmine Williams’ 2006 Toyota Camry Solara went off the road on Ga. 34 near Fischer Road in Newnan, GSP officials said.  Investigators believe the car went airborne before...
Second man arrested in Athens shooting death

Second man arrested in Athens shooting death

A second arrest has been made in a deadly shooting at an Athens public housing complex. Martin Borja Garcia, 18, of Danielsville, surrendered to authoriities Tuesday, police told the Athens Banner-Herald. The suspected shooter in the June 4 slaying, David Rojas Garcia, 22, of Hull, was arrested the day after the incident at a residence, according to police. The motive for the deadly shooting of Saheed...
Ex-student at private school accused of sexual assault

Ex-student at private school accused of sexual assault

A former Pace Academy student is facing criminal charges after he twice sexually assaulted a female student at the school, Atlanta police said. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Wednesday, police spokesman Jarius Daugherty said. He is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Police said the alleged incidents occurred in October 2017 at...
Cops: 2 arrested after man hid Gwinnett fugitive in his home

Cops: 2 arrested after man hid Gwinnett fugitive in his home

After evading police for a few hours, a wanted Gwinnett County man and the man who let him hide out at his home were arrested, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Steven Michael Walden, 29, of Dacula, and Jonathan Kyle Liston, 30, of Buford, remained in the Hall County jail Wednesday, just days after the nearly four-hour manhunt, sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck...
Attorney killed by client’s husband in murder-suicide, officials say

Attorney killed by client’s husband in murder-suicide, officials say

A prominent divorce attorney was shot and killed at his law office Wednesday by the husband of a client he was representing, Bartow County officials said.  Details on what led to the fatal shooting of Antonio B. Mari at his law offices were not released.  UPDATE: Funeral plans set for Antonio Mari Authorities were called to the 600 block of North Tennessee, where the law office is located...
PETA makes good on promise of billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

PETA makes good on promise of billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

A new billboard on display in Cobb County seeks to memorialize 10 cows killed on I-75 last month when a tractor-trailer hauling the cattle overturned.  Officials with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the sign, which reads “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan,” is intended to make something of their deaths. MORE: PETA plans billboard to...
Official: Doggy door provided path for 2-year-old’s escape

Official: Doggy door provided path for 2-year-old’s escape

A 2-year-old boy found wandering in Paulding County early Wednesday appears to have escaped from home through a doggy door, according to the sheriff’s office. About 8 a.m., officials received a call about a citizen who found the toddler in the area of Scoggins and Hart roads, Paulding sheriff’s Deputy Tyler McSwain said in a statement. Authorities brought the child to the sheriff&rsquo...
Masked men fire ‘multiple rounds’ at couple walking home to downtown high-rise

Masked men fire ‘multiple rounds’ at couple walking home to downtown high-rise

A man was shot early Wednesday when he and a woman were ambushed while walking home to their downtown Atlanta high-rise condo. The couple were rounding Baker Street, headed to their home in the Peachtree Towers condominiums on Peachtree Street, when two men rushed them around 3:45 a.m., police said. The victims told police the men were wearing masks and dark hooded sweatshirts and demanded the couple&rsquo...
'Save my baby:' 7-month-old dies in hot car in South Georgia

'Save my baby:' 7-month-old dies in hot car in South Georgia

A 7-month-old died after being found in a hot car Tuesday at a motel in Kingsland, police told Jacksonville.com. It is the first hot-car death in Georgia this year.  Authorities arrived at the Quality Inn on Robert Edenfield Drive after being notified that a baby wasn’t breathing. Officers found the baby dead at the scene, according to Jacksonville.com.  A witness told the news site...
2 Georgia deputies arrested on sexual assault allegations

2 Georgia deputies arrested on sexual assault allegations

Two Walker County sheriff’s deputies were arrested Tuesday after authorities were notified of an alleged sexual assault, the GBI said in a news release. Brandon England, 40, and Shawn Norris, 36, face charges of criminal attempt to rape, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to the release.  The GBI was contacted by Fort Oglethorpe police Sunday regarding the alleged assault...
North Georgia father arrested after baby found unresponsive

North Georgia father arrested after baby found unresponsive

A North Georgia man is in jail after his 2-month-old son was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the GBI said. Joel Maggi, 22, of Chatsworth, has been charged with cruelty to children, according to the GBI. The baby was taken unresponsive to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga with “unexplained” injuries, GBI spokesman Joe Montgomery said. The GBI...
Atlanta police officer shoots driver after stolen vehicle barrels toward him

Atlanta police officer shoots driver after stolen vehicle barrels toward him

With a stolen vehicle barreling toward him, an Atlanta police officer shot and critically injured the driver, according to new details the GBI released Wednesday. “Preliminary information indicates that the East Point Police Department was investigating a carjacking which occurred earlier in the day,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. About 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, the unidentified Atlanta police...
NEW VIDEO: 3 rob man at gunpoint at luxury Buckhead apartment building

NEW VIDEO: 3 rob man at gunpoint at luxury Buckhead apartment building

Three armed men ambushed a resident as he entered his high-end Buckhead apartment building and robbed him, police said. Surveillance video shows the men ordering the victim to the ground about 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Atlanta police spokesman Jarius Daugherty said. The incident happened at the Skyhouse Buckhead in the 3300 block of Stratford Road, where some one bedroom apartments rent for as much as $2...
Girl, 12, robbed at knifepoint while walking through Dunwoody neighborhood

Girl, 12, robbed at knifepoint while walking through Dunwoody neighborhood

Police are on the lookout for a teenager they say robbed a 12-year-old girl at knifepoint as she walked through her Dunwoody neighborhood. The man reportedly jumped out of a van in the Mill Glen subdivision Friday night, grabbed the girl by the waist and held out a knife, demanding she empty her pockets, the victim told Dunwoody police.  She handed over $40 cash and the man went on his way,...
Cobb officer accused of slapping, choking mentally disabled woman during sex

Cobb officer accused of slapping, choking mentally disabled woman during sex

A Cobb County police officer accused of slapping and choking a 44-year-old woman — who has the mental capacity of a 10- to 14-year-old — during sex is also being investigated for an administrative complaint filed with the department, police Chief Mike Register said at a news conference Tuesday.  Register revealed few details about the complaint filed against Officer Robert Lanier...
Police investigating alleged molestation of 5-year-old boy at Roswell camp

Police investigating alleged molestation of 5-year-old boy at Roswell camp

Roswell police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted by two children at a day camp hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department, Channel 2 Action News reported. The investigation began when a the boy complained to his mother about discomfort after he arrived home from the camp one day last week. The mother took her son to the hospital, where doctors told her there...
2 charged in attempted robbery outside DeKalb shopping center

2 charged in attempted robbery outside DeKalb shopping center

Two men who were shot as they attempted to rob a couple outside a Kroger in a DeKalb County shopping center face aggravated assault charges, police said.  Austin Cruz Harris, 18, and Andrew Sharontae Banks, 22, also face theft by taking charges in the Friday afternoon incident at Wesley Chapel Square, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.  RELATED: Police: Man shoots attempted...
Alpharetta police investigating inmate’s death

Alpharetta police investigating inmate’s death

Alpharetta police are investigating the death of an inmate at the north annex of the Fulton County jail. Police say the death Friday of Jeremiah Matthis, 36, of Atlanta, apparently was a suicide, Channel 2 Action News reported. “No foul play is suspected and it appears the deceased took his own life in his jail cell,” police said in a statement. “When found, the deceased was transported...
Brother beat, stabbed sister to death at Dunwoody apartment complex, cops say 

Brother beat, stabbed sister to death at Dunwoody apartment complex, cops say 

Dunwoody police say they don’t know what drove a 27-year-old man to beat and stab his 15-year-old sister to death outside their apartment Monday afternoon. Gavin Denzell Henderson was arrested on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault with the intent to murder and cruelty to children in the first degree in the death of his sister, Keaira Henderson, after he called police to turn himself...
Woman, 22, found shot to death in car in South Fulton

Woman, 22, found shot to death in car in South Fulton

The South Fulton Police Department is seeking information about a woman found shot to death inside a vehicle. Officers found the body of Sar’ Dajhii May, 22, in the 1000 block of Buckhurst Drive about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, officials said.   Police are investigating and have released no other details. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000 by contacting...
Court: Sandy Springs can ban alcohol sales at strip clubs

Court: Sandy Springs can ban alcohol sales at strip clubs

Sandy Springs can ban the sale of alcohol at strip clubs and other adult establishments within its city limits, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday. Maxim Cabaret, now known as the Coronet Club, first filed a lawsuit against the city a dozen years ago, shortly after Sandy Springs became incorporated. The suit contends the city’s ordinance prohibiting alcohol sales is unconstitutional...
UPDATE: Gunshot to the head kills Athens social worker

UPDATE: Gunshot to the head kills Athens social worker

Police in Athens are investigating the shooting death of a 30-year-old social worker. Officers responding to a residence on Airport Road about 3 a.m. Sunday found Natania Jarrad with a gunshot wound to her head, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Jarrad was a social worker with Athens-based Advantage Behavioral...
Police: 3 in custody after stolen vehicle hits several cars in SW Atlanta

Police: 3 in custody after stolen vehicle hits several cars in SW Atlanta

Three people are in custody after the driver of a stolen vehicle fled during a traffic stop, wrecked into several cars and then ran away, Atlanta police confirmed. Tarik Lawrence Gray, 24, was driving the alleged stolen vehicle. He was arrested on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, criminal damage to property, obstruction of officers, fleeing and aggravated assault. Gray will have...
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