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Deputies looking for convict mistakenly released from jail

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  DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies and Fugitive Squad are looking for a criminal accidentally released from jail. Joel Ledarius Harper, 22, was released from the DeKalb County Jail due to an administrative error on Nov. 21. On Aug. 31, Harper was sentenced to 10 years in prison for two counts of armed robbery and one […]

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Judge sets trial date for Lewis criminal case

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DeKalb County Judge Cynthia Becker has set a start date of April 15, 2013, for the racketeering trial against former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis. Lewis, his former construction chief Patricia Reid and Reid’s ex-husband Tony Pope are being charged along with him for conspiring to defraud the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) of […]

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Police fatally shoot man who tried to steal dog, patrol car

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DeKalb County Police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer after he tried to steal a neighbor’s dog and then a police car Nov. 22. Christopher Lee, 44, died after being transported to a local hospital after the incident. Both officers involved are on routine administrative leave as the department continues to investigate […]

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Woman pleads not guilty to charge of killing baby with cough medicine

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A DeKalb County mother pleaded not guilty Nov. 14 to giving her 4-month-old son a lethal dose of cough medicine. Carlitha Yvette Hardy, 34, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct following her son’s death in November 2010. She was indicted Sept. 25. Although prosecutors say they believe it was an accident, they said […]

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Dunwoody Police looking for man who tried to entice child

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The Dunwoody Police Department is looking for a suspect who attempted to entice a child while in the restroom of the Perimeter Mall. On Nov. 12 at approximately 7 p.m., a 15-year-old male was in the restroom when he was approached by the suspect, according to a media release by the Dunwoody Police Department. The […]

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Plot thickens in Sneiderman’s alleged conspiracy to murder husband

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Andrea Sneiderman was allegedly having an affair with her boss Hemy Neuman; however, prosecutors suggested in court Nov. 16 that another man may have played a role in her alleged plot to murder her husband Rusty Sneiderman. Neuman later admitted to killing Sneiderman’s husband in November 2010 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. In […]

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Supreme Court upholds conviction of Lithonia woman

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The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction of a woman who hit and killed a child as he walked to school. The court issued its unanimous decision Nov. 5 that the conviction of Shirley Ogilvie, 44, of Lithonia, will stand, reversing a Court of Appeals decision. DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston sought […]

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Mistrial declared in rape trial of karate teacher

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A mistrial has been declared in the case of Adrian Spellen, a karate teacher accused of raping a 9-year-old girl at his karate studio. DeKalb County Judge Clarence Seeliger declared a mistrial because the jury could not reach a consensus. Bond for Spellen was set at $50,000. In 2011, Spellen, 29, was released on $100,000 […]

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