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Suspected Rifle Thief Caught Inside Gun Store

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville Police arrested a man wanted for stealing rifles from a Gwinnett County gun shop, when the man returned to the scene of the crime.Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez had just arrived at the store as officers took Ja-mil Harrison in custody. Police say Harrison is the man seen in surveillance video from the Bulls Eye Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Lawrenceville, putting rifles into his baggy pants and walking out. Detectives say it happened on several occasions, and they accuse Harrison of taking three rifles.Bojorquez witnessed the arrest as he...

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Accused Felon Escaped Hospital

ATLANTA -- Officials with the Atlanta Police Department said they recaptured an accused felon Wednesday who escaped from Grady Memorial Hospital on Monday. Authorities said Jerry Griffith, 40, was arrested Friday when officers responded to a shoplifting call at a Chevron gas station on Pryor Street. Police said Griffith fought with officers and attempted to flee, but was captured after officers sprayed him with pepper spray. Griffith was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said. Officials said Griffith was shackled to the hospital bed while awaiting transfer...

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News Story Vandals Spray Paint Police Cars

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock police detectives said they are investigating the weekend spray-painting of two police cars and several businesses.Police said the police cars, belonging to the Cobb County Police Department and the Roswell Police Department, were parked in a residential neighborhood off of Highway 92 near Weatherstone Drive on Saturday night when the vandalism happened between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police said an officer’s personal vehicle was also spray-painted with graffiti and racial epithets.In addition to the vehicles, several business suites within the Weatherstone Office Park were spray-painted with profanity,...

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2 Juveniles Accused Of Burning Down School Building

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Police said two juveniles are in custody after officials said they set fire to a portable classroom.The fire broke out at Lost Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw over the weekend.The classroom was burned to the ground. Police said the juveniles also broke more than a dozen windows at the school.Teachers used the trailer to instruct students serving in-school suspension.Both juveniles were charged with felony criminal damage to property and felony first degree arson....

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Sheriff: Deputy shot suspect in self-defense

A Forsyth County sheriff's deputy shot a burglary suspect because the suspect had pulled a shotgun and was "turning in a manner to point the weapon at the deputy,"  Sheriff Ted Paxton told the AJC on Friday. The deputy fired three times, and 38-year-old Hollis Dean Garmon was hit twice, Paxton said. Garmon was in stable condition at North Fulton Hospital, Paxton said. The deputy and his partner, who were not identified, have been placed on paid administrative leave while the GBI investigates the shooting. Garmon had been wanted for weeks on a burglary warrant,...

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Man busted after dog finds $1.5M worth of cocaine in storage

An Atlanta man used a storage unit near Buford to hide 15 kilos of cocaine worth nearly $1.5 million, authorities told the Gainesville Times. Robert Perez-Mendoza, 32, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the newspaper. He's being held in the Hall County Jail. An officer in Hall County's Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad was training with his police dog this month at the mini-storage facility "when the dog indicated on a certain unit," the squad's commander, Lt. Scott Ware, told the paper. "We obtained a...

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Commissioner Kenerly indicted by Gwinnett grand jury

A Gwinnett County grand jury on Wednesday indicted the county's longest-serving commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, on charges of bribery and failure to disclose a financial interest in two properties the county rezoned. If convicted of all counts, Kenerly faces up to 22 years in prison. The indictment says that Kenerly “directly or indirectly" accepted or agreed to accept 20 payments of $50,000 -- totaling $1 million -- as bribes for arranging for the county commission to buy a piece of unnamed real estate.  The deal benefited developer David Jenkins and settled a lawsuit, although specifics...

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Robbers Storm Buckhead CVS; Steal Drugs

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police said two men who stormed a Buckhead CVS Pharmacy had one thing in mind -- stealing prescription drugs.The CVS Pharmacy across from Piedmont Hospital -- at the corner of Peachtree Street and Brighton Road -- was robbed of drugs Thursday morning. Police said two men, who had bandanas covering their faces, stormed the CVS just before 4 a.m.One man had a gun and grabbed an employee, and his partner rounded up two customers inside the store, police said.The men then made their way to the pharmacy, where the pharmacist...

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Man Found Dead In Kudzu Patch

CONYERS, Ga. -- Conyers police are searching for people suspected of being involved in a fight with a man whose dead body was later discovered in a kudzu patch. Police Chief Gene Wilson identified one suspect as 36-year-old Sylvester Leon Henderson. The incident began just after midnight Tuesday when Conyers police responded to a report of a fight on Villa Pines Court. They found blood at an intersection, but no victim. Witnesses told police they saw a man being put into the back of a car before...

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4 Deaths Prompt Graco Stroller Recall

Baby Gear Maker Has Received Reports Of Infant Strangulations WASHINGTON -- Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005. The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and...

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