Man wanted for theft, other crimes

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A search warrant led to the discovery of stolen items at a Clarkston address. On Feb. 26, the U.S. Marshals Service executed a search at an apartment in the Clarkston Station Apartments on Montreal Road, according to Clarkston officials. The marshals were searching for Anthony Vaughn, 35, who has multiple active warrants throughout the metro […]

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Father charged with murder of 5-year-old son

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A 25-year-old man is in the DeKalb County jail and charged with murder after police said he beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel and buried him in the back yard. Montrais Boyd was booked into DeKalb County Jail Feb. 22. Shiera Campbell of the DeKalb Police Department said police arrived at the […]

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Teen fatally shot in church parking lot

Teen fatally shot in church parking lot

A 19-year-old male is dead after he was shot in a church parking lot Feb. 19. Shiera Campbell of the DeKalb Police Department said the victim was walking with friends after 9 p.m. through the parking lot of Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia when he was gunned down. “They were either coming […]

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‘Job well done’ after police standoff

DeKalb officers responded to a hostage situation Feb. 5 at 3999 Appleton Court near Wesley Chapel.

  After four hours and 14 minutes of an ordeal at a home in Decatur, SWAT officers successfully apprehended a teen who is being charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault.  The incident occurred Feb. 5 when officers responded to a call at 3999 Appleton Court reporting a person armed inside a home.  According to police, […]

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Six people arrested in two unrelated incidents at Martin Luther King High School

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Six people were arrested Jan. 31 in connection with two unrelated events at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School (MLKHS) in Lithonia, according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. The first incident placed the school on lockdown after two men entered the school, one of them armed with a gun. According to a letter […]

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Mother charged in ‘hot car death’ pleads guilty

Dijanelle Fowler was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

After a long pause, flowing tears and holding tear-soaked tissues in her hand, Dijanelle Fowler, 25, said she was guilty of gross negligence for leaving her child in a hot car in DeKalb County while getting her hair braided for approximately six hours.  Fowler appeared in DeKalb Superior Court Jan. 31 and was sentenced to […]

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Decatur Police Department addresses officer shortage

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The Decatur Police Department is starting 2018 with fewer officers than they’d like, according to department officials.  According to DPD, the department is trying to fill six positions.  DPD Community Information and Education Officer Jennifer Ross said the department is working to fill the positions, but finding qualified applicants who want to be police officers […]

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County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

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In 2017, approximately 86 people died of an overdose in DeKalb County. According to county officials, 44 of those deaths were attributed to opioids. Because of the cost of dealing with opioid addiction, the county has agreed to sue opioid manufacturers to recoup some of the financial losses associated with treating addiction. “This sends the […]

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