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Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall

Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A man accused of robbing at least two victims was arrested Monday at Greenbriar Mall.

Marquez Hodge, 21, was taken into custody by Atlanta Police.

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Dunwoody Police believe Hodge is one of three suspects accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint Sunday night at the Chateau at Dunwoody apartment complex on Tilly Mil Road. The victim's purse and car were taken, according to Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht

Hodge is also accused of a Sunday evening carjacking in Sandy Springs. Fecht said police found two handguns and stolen items from both robberies in Hodge's possession when he was arrested.

Killer's double jeopardy claim rejected by Ga. Supreme Court

Killer's double jeopardy claim rejected by Ga. Supreme Court

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has rejected a convicted murderer's claim that his right against double jeopardy was violated.

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Jason Pierce killed two college students and shot his girlfriend in the face on Aug. 26, 1999. He pleaded guilty in 2003 to aggravated assault and two counts of malice murder, and received two consecutive life sentences without parole.

In 2011, aggravating circumstances forced the state's high court to throw out Pierce's sentences. The case was sent back to a lower court. Pierce withdrew his guilty pleas, then argued that retrying him would be double jeopardy.

Man charged with robbing CVS

Man charged with robbing CVS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A 20-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Fayetteville drugstore late last year.

Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow said Michael MacConaugha is responsible for a robbery at the CVS on North Glynn Street on Dec. 24, 2013.

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MacConaugha, of East Point, demanded money from a CVS cashier and mentioned he had a gun. He ran from the store after receiving cash, according to Whitlow.

The suspect was eventually caught and booked in the Fayette County Jail on charges of robbery and obstruction.

Whitlow said police believe MacConaugha did not act alone. They are now working to identify more suspects and determine whether MacConaugha is behind other robberies in the area.

Fake East Point cop pulls over driver on I-285

Fake East Point cop pulls over driver on I-285

EAST POINT, Ga. -- East Point police said someone is impersonating a member of the force, and they are asking for the public's help in identifying him.

The suspect pulled over a car on Interstate 285 south just before the Camp Creek Parkway exit on Feb. 2.

East Point Police Lt. Cliff Chandler said the suspect was driving a brown Ford Crown Victoria, possibly from the early 2000s. He tapped the back bumper of the victim's car while pulling it over.

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The suspect told the victim he was a police officer conducting a traffic stop. The victim suspected the man was not a cop and began asking questions. The suspect then ran back to the Crown Victoria and drove away.

2 indicted for shooting outside Smyrna restaurant

2 indicted for shooting outside Smyrna restaurant

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A man and woman have been indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury in the shooting deaths of two people outside a restaurant last fall.

Isadore Walker Barboza, 44, of Marietta and Renee Elizabeth Harris, 24, of East Point have been charged in a robbery and shooting at Doc's Food & Spirits on Cumberland Boulevard in Smyrna.

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The shooting happened on Oct. 28. According to the indictment, Barboza, Harris and Quondre Bentley tried to rob Ebone Driskell and her friend outside the restaurant.

Driskell pulled out a gun and shot Bentley, who died. One of the suspects then fatally shot Driskell.

Barboza and Harris face charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and firearm possession. Both suspects are being held without bond in the Cobb County Jail.

Burglars drive van into DMV building

Burglars drive van into DMV building

EAST POINT, Ga. -- It was 4:30 a.m. in the empty lobby of the automobile title office of the state Department of Revenue.

The quiet was pierced by breaking glass and metal from a white stolen van that backed through lobby's front window.  A surveillance camera the images. 

The thieves' target was two automated teller machines in the lobby. Three men appear in the video, leaping through the wreckage. 

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"It was well organized. They stole a van, came down here, smashed it. They kind of encountered some problems but they overcame them and were out of here very quickly. So it was very organized," said Chief Josh Waite of the Department of Revenue police

Woman accused of killing East Point officer in court

Woman accused of killing East Point officer in court

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The woman accused of fatally shooting an off-duty East Point police officer will appear in court Wednesday.

Danielle Parker was arrested earlier this month in the death of 32-year-old Cpl. Crystal Parker, whose body was discovered inside her south Fulton County home on July 7.

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Investigators said Danielle Parker and Crystal Parker had been in a relationship for about five years and broke up in December.