Life Sentence Upheld In Infant’s Murder

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a Gwinnett County court’s guilty verdict and life prison sentence given to Houston Wesley Drake for the murder of his 11-month-old baby boy, Devon McCoy.According to the evidence, Drake had custody of his infant son, and the two lived with Drake’s girlfriend, Claire Garceau, Georgia Supreme Court […]

SCAD Student Shot, Killed

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah-Chatham police say they’re searching for three suspects in the shooting death of a Savannah College of Art and Design student. Police say 20-year-old Sean Giroir died Thursday night at Memorial University Medical Center from wounds he suffered in the Thursday afternoon shooting. Metro police spokesman Julian Miller says Giroir was from […]

2 Men In Custody After Rolling Meth Lab Found

CONYERS, Ga. — Conyers police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that two men are in custody after a rolling meth lab was found.Several roads, buildings and a school were closed in downtown Conyers on Friday morning just before 6 a.m. Everything has since been reopened.Pre-K, kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students attending Pine Street Elementary […]

Charges Dropped In Alleged Parking Spot Assault

ATHENS, Ga. — A prosecutor has dismissed assault charges against a driver accused of using his car to nudge a man and his 3-year-old son from a parking space. A police report says 32-year-old Richard Junkins of Athens was trying to park in a downtown space about noon on Sept. 18, the day of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]