Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s latest Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduates have a chance to see some serious cash. If they start their new career in Northwest Georgia, several agencies are now rewarding properly trained men and women just for signing their name on the dotted line.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say all three suspects in a gun store break-in face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and armed burglary after shots were fired at an officer during a break-in at a gun shop near Atlanta.
Marietta police say all three men are Bloods gang members and are also charged under Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Police identified them as 20-year-old Rashad Brewer of Dallas, Georgia; 24-year-old Rashad Kirkland of Union City, Georgia; and 24-year-old Maurice Irwin of Marietta.
Police responding to the gun store northwest of Atlanta saw the suspects on the roof and inside the building, and one of them began shooting early Tuesday morning. No one was shot. Police initially took four suspects into custody, but released one of them after determining he wasn't involved.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released on Sunday the name of the man accused of stealing a Bartow County patrol car and setting off a high-speed chase through three counties. Lorenzo Leon Taylor, 32, of Mississippi, was shot twice and tased before being subdued in Cherokee County on Ga. 92 at Dixie Drive. He was treated at Wellstone Kennesaw Hospital and turned over to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. According to the GBI: The agency was called in to investigate the incident, which started with reports of someone entering cars in the Arrington Road area of Acworth around 7 p.m. Saturday. A Bartow deputy found Taylor and was interviewing him when a witness approached with more information. As the deputy spoke with the unnamed witness, Taylor jumped in the patrol car and drove off. Bartow County deputies chased the stolen car into Cobb and Cherokee counties, where agencies there joined the pursuit. Several attempts to stop the vehicle were unsuccessful, until a Cobb police officer was able to ram it on Ga. 92 at Dixie Drive in Cherokee County. Taylor, however, kept trying to get away and drove at some of the officers converging on him. Bartow deputies fired several shots and he was struck by two bullets. Officers finally boxed him in but, as a Bartow Deputy was trying to get him out of the car, Taylor grabbed his gun away from him. The officers tackled Taylor and tased him to recover the gun and subdue him. One officer sustained minor injuries during the chase. At Kennestone, Taylor became combative toward medical staff and deputies and was tased again. He was sedated and eventually released to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office on charges associated with stealing the patrol car. Additional charges are pending. GBI investigators said there is evidence Taylor tried to get at a police rifle secured inside the stolen sheriff’s car. When the agency’s investigation is complete, a report will be turned over to the Cherokee County district attorney’s office for review and possible action.
The Dekalb County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, Sylvania Police Department, ATF and DEA executed a search warrant Friday, July 15, in the Sylvania area which resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges.
A Tunnel Hill woman, who was arrested and charged with attempting to kill her husband in July 2013, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Catoosa County Superior Court and now faces one year of probation.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today voted in favor of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S.524), which will help Americans combat the epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse across the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in early trading Tuesday, putting the market on track for another milestone. The Dow Jones industrial average is near its previous record close a day after the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a new high. The Nasdaq composite index, which has lagged the two main U.S. market barometers, turned slightly positive for the year.
Cherokee County investigators have arrested five people in connection to a burglary on Cherokee County Road 501. Chief Investigator Josh Summerford and Investigators Brent Snead and Michael Green began an investigation approximately two weeks when the burglary occurred. Investigators were able to recover some of the items taken in the burglary and charged James F. Kubach, 25, of Centre and June R. Mullins, 28, of Gadsden with burglary in the third degree.
The remains of a dog recovered from the Paulding County home of a former Cherokee school police officer charged in the death of K-9 Inka are not those of another K-9, a yellow lab named Dale, officers said.
A Rockmart man remains in jail this morning with no bond on numerous counts after he consented to a search of his electronics and police found evidence of child pornography, according to the Polk County Police Department.
ATLANTA (AP) — Some business owners near the Atlanta Braves' new stadium in the suburbs say they've invested in improvements, and hoped to earn back part of the money by charging fans to use their parking spaces on game days.
But they are now learning about an ordinance passed earlier this year that outlaws property owners within a half-mile of the stadium from charging for parking during games.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/297Z0Xz) that the ordinance closes off potential revenue for dozens of businesses that own more than 10,000 private spaces — many of which could compete with the team for parking revenue.
County officials say the law is necessary for public safety.
The newspaper reports that for thousands of fans, the restriction could mean fewer parking options on game days.
A little more than four months removed from her murder trial where the jury was deadlocked on whether she intentionally killed her foster daughter, a Ringgold woman struck a plea deal to a lesser charge on Monday afternoon, June 27, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A section of a four-lane highway in Bartow County has become so popular with motion picture executives that Todd Heath, the assistant city manager in Emerson, said the city is considering adding a plaque to City Hall listing all the filming that has been done there.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a standoff situation Wednesday afternoon in Fort Oglethorpe after a wanted man pulled a gun while Catoosa County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a warrant.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested four people in Sand Rock this week on drug and theft charges, and outstanding warrants, according to Sheriff Jeff Shaver. Investigators executed two search warrants and recovered methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and stolen property.
Two stolen vehicles were recovered in the area recently. A 1988 Chevrolet pick-up was recovered in Marshall County leading to the arrest of Donny Ray Thompson, Jr. by Arab Police Department. Charges are pending in DeKalb County.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver stated over the past several months his office has been investigating illegal activities culminating in the execution of a search warrant on Friday, June 17, 2016, on County Road 14 in the Ellisville area. The warrant resulted in the arrest of five people.
Price Muir, an Atlanta-based real estate developer, has confirmed that his purchase of 220 acres in the Georgia North Industrial Park off Ga. 140 in Adairsville has been completed, but he doesn’t plan to hang on to the property for long.
A Cedar Bluff man remains lodged in the Cherokee County Detention Center facing multiple charges after alleged forcing another vehicle off the road last week. The accident occurred Friday, June 10, on Alabama Highway 35.