Sex Offender Found In Tree House

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a sex offender after finding him in a tree house. Authorities said Tuesday that they arrested Bobby Hawkins on Saturday after several anonymous tips were phoned in to investigators. Hawkins was wanted on warrants on charges of failure to register as […]

Georgia Inmate Captured After Escape

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A prisoner who escaped from a work crew in Moultrie has been captured. Authorities said 33-year-old Timothy Metrakos escaped Monday afternoon while working near Route 37. Officers with a police dog found him three-and-a-half hours later. Metrakos is incarcerated at the Colquitt County Correctional Institute, which accepts minimum- and medium-security inmates. Warden […]

Firefighter Accused Of Showing Video Of Crash Victim Around Town

SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A local family said they are reeling after finding out that a local firefighter is accused of videotaping their daughter’s body at the scene of an accident and then showing it around town. Dayna Kempson-Schacht, 23, was killed when her car crashed into trees in Spalding County in July. Channel 2 […]

27 Injured In Church Hayride Crash

DOUGLAS, Ga. — Two people were in serious condition after a car struck a trailer carrying a church group on a hayride in Douglas, injuring 27 people. Pastor Hilton Martin told the Waycross Journal-Herald that the accident happened Friday night when a car hit a trailer being pulled slowly along Route 64. The names of […]

FBI: Armored Car Robbery Was An Inside Job

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with FBI Atlanta said a Loomis employee was arrested and charged in connection with a robbery on a Loomis armored truck at DeKalb Medical Center. Authorities said armed men confronted the couriers who were operating a Loomis armored car at DeKalb Medical Center at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police said […]

Man Steals Car With Sleeping Baby Inside

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County officials arrested a man Thursday who they said stole a car with a sleeping baby inside. The baby has since been found safe. Police said the incident began when a mother, Jetta Sellers, stopped to get gas at a BP station on Jonesboro Road on Thursday morning. Officials said […]

Men In Hockey Masks Steal Publix Cash Register

ATLANTA — Two men stole a full cash register from an Atlanta supermarket on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Police Department. The two armed men went into the Publix on West Paces Ferry Road just before 11 p.m., Atlanta police said. They said they were wearing hockey masks and grey hoodies. The men grabbed cash, […]

Rapper’s Good Deed Could Help With Judge

ATLANTA (AP) – T.I.’s help in talking down a suicidal man from an Atlanta skyscraper may help the rapper’s image as he faces the possibility of returning to federal prison after prosecutors say he violated his probation. T.I. is due in court Friday for a parole hearing. The Atlanta native served a 10-month sentence in […]

Man Shot At Doubletree Hotel

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County police said they are looking at hotel surveillance video after a man was shot at the Doubletree Hotel on North Druid Hills Road on Wednesday. Police said the victim frequents the hotel and was with some women at the time of the shooting, just after midnight. Police said witnesses […]

New Lawsuit Against Bishop Eddie Long, Business Partners

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Bishop Eddie Long faces new legal trouble after a bank says he and two business partners defaulted on a $2 million loan. The group formed the West Indies Holding Company and purchased the Hoops and Fitness gym on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro in August 2007. Long signed the promissory note to […]