Two Bloods members convicted in DeKalb teen’s murder


Two DeKalb County gang members were sentenced to life without parole Feb. 29 after a jury found them guilty of beating and killing a 19-year-old man as a form of gang discipline, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office. Ramon Nichols and Marques Nicholson, both high-ranking Bloods members, were found guilty of […]

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Lithonia police chief under investigation

Lithonia police car

Lithonia Police Chief Roosevelt Smith and another officer are under investigation by the city for alleged excessive force on a suspect while in custody. On Feb. 10, Lithonia mayor and city council held a special called executive session to discuss a personnel matter. The city would not elaborate on the specifics of the personnel matter, […]

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Five arrests made in 2015 Lithonia murder

Mohamed Kamara

The Lithonia Police have identified six suspects and arrested five in the May 3, 2015, murder of 26-year-old Leevon Daniels. Police arrested 18-year-old Mohamed Kamara, 17-year-old Christay Eady, 17-year-old Dawson Phillip Brown, and two 16-year-olds. Police are still looking for another 16-year-old suspect. Lithonia Police Chief Roosevelt Smith said he believes the suspect is hiding somewhere […]

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DA seeks indictment against officer

Robert Olsen

  The DeKalb County Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in March 2015 will face a criminal grand jury later this month. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced Jan. 7 that he would seek an indictment against DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen on two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, […]

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Suspect stabs himself in neck during SWAT standoff


A man was in critical condition at a local hospital after stabbing himself during a SWAT standoff.  Korrie Thomas, 36, is facing charges of false imprisonment and obstruction.  On Jan. 5, just after 2 a.m. DeKalb County Police responded to a domestic assault at the Rite For Us Hotel located at 4300 Snapfinger Woods Drive […]

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Brookhaven police trying to identify robbery suspect

Starbucks Armed Robbery 1

The Brookhaven Police needs help from the public in identifying the person responsible for the armed robbery of a Starbucks. The robbery occurred Dec. 8 around 6 a.m. at the North Druid Hills Road location. Police said the suspect was waiting outside the Starbucks for the employees to unlock the doors. “Once they began to […]

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Five suspects busted with drugs and money in Brookhaven

Aubrey Elizabeth Kruke

What began as an investigation of a suspicious person, turned into drug bust at a Brookhaven hotel. Brookhaven Police arrested five people Nov. 24 on drug-trafficking charges. Maj. Brandon Gurley said officers were investigating a report of a suspicious person at the Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road when they uncovered several grams […]

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Teens indicted for murder

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James

Three teenagers arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Shaneku McCurty have been indicted on murder charges. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced at a Nov. 10 news conference that Demonte Grant, 15, and Jermaine Grant, 16, and Cameron Williams, 16, each have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. They will not face the […]

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