Ex-commissioner pleads guilty

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Former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson, who was arrested in June for misusing public funds, pleaded guilty to theft by conversion Oct. 25 in a pretrial hearing.The guilty plea was in connection with handling of funds totaling approximately $3,000.   According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson reduced the […]

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Future uncertain for DeKalb sheriff

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  It’s unclear what the next step will be for DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann. The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council voted to revoke his certification on Sept. 27. Mann, who was arrested May 5 after he exposed himself to an Atlanta police officer in Piedmont Park, will have time to appeal the […]

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Robber escape with $1.8 million in bank heist

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  A robber drove away with more than $1.8 million in the heist of a ATM courier cargo van robbery.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who said its agency is partnering with DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy, the robbery occurred Sept. 8 on South Hairston Road in Decatur.  At approximately 6:45 […]

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Three fatally shot in Stonecrest apartment

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DeKalb County detectives are investigating what led to the shooting deaths of three people at a Stonecrest apartment. Police said the bodies of brother and sister Stanford, 28, and Starlynne Henderson, 29, as well as Eric Robinson, 27, a friend, were found in an apartment in the 5000 block of Par Four Court around 2 […]

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Arrest made in Brookhaven bank burglary

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Brookhaven police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an Aug. 20 bank burglary. Carvell E. Brown of Atlanta was arrested and charged with multiple felony counts committed during a commercial burglary. On Aug. 20, officers responded to a commercial alarm at SunTrust Bank at 4030 Peachtree Road. When officers arrived, they saw that a […]

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Woman beaten by officer represented by former DeKalb DA

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  When former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James watched the viral video of Katie McCrary, a homeless woman who was struck several times in the leg by a DeKalb officer, he said he felt two emotions—sorrow and anger.  James, who was defeated last year in an election to former DeKalb Solicitor Sherry Boston,  said […]

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Mann pleads guilty to amended charges

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Receives six month park ban   DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann pleaded guilty to amended charges July 27 in lieu of an Atlanta Municipal Court trial.  Mann pleaded guilty to the charges of physical obstruction and prohibited conduct at a public park. The charges are amended from those originally given to Mann following his May […]

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Men sought in robbery and exploitation of elderly man

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Two men are being sought in connection to robbery and exploitation of the elderly, according to Dunwoody Police Department. Dunwoody public information officer Mark Stevens issued a release on outlining crimes believed to have been committed by Herbert Lewis and Clinton Stone throughout metro Atlanta.   According to Stevens, the two men have active warrants […]

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