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DeKalb County Exxon clerk shot to death


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 54-year-old Exxon clerk was shot to death Monday morning.

The victim, identified as Harry Wells, worked for the station in the 4100 block of Memorial Drive. He was found shot at around 4 a.m., and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses told DeKalb County Police a black man entered the Exxon Food Mart, shot the clerk and then ran down Covington Highway.

Emory professor charged with child pornography


DECATUR, Ga -- An Associate Professor at Emory University is facing charges of child pornography after images were found on his computer.

Dr. Kevin Sullivan, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University was arrested on June 15.

Sullivan was arrested by the GBI after they conducted a search warrant and found pictures of child pornography on his computer. The GBI has since turned the case over to the US Attorney's Office for a Federal investigation.

Sullivan is charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children. The GBI would not say if the images of child pornography were found on his work computer or personal computer.

DeKalb Police looking for late-night masked gunman who robbed people at a Waffle King


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – A gunman was captured on surveillance video storming a DeKalb County restaurant, the Waffle King at Flat Shoals and Panthersville Rds., near I-285, and robbing nine customers, employees -- and the restaurant's cash register.

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The president of the company, Charlie Crowder of Royal Waffle King in Marietta, is offering a reward of $1,000 in the case, certain someone will recognize the gunman.

Burrell Ellis ordered to serve 18 months in prison


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been sentenced to five years, one week after being found guilty of one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion and three counts of perjury.

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Ellis was acquitted of four counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion and one count of bribery.

Former DeKalb Schools COO agrees to plea deal


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The former chief operating officer of DeKalb Schools will spend years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Patricia Reid is accused of funneling millions of dollars in construction projects to her ex-husband. She was initially found guilty on a RICO charge, but the judge threw out the conviction last fall due to questionable testimony from a state witness.

On Tuesday, she pled guilty to the lesser charge of theft by taking.

Reid will sentenced to 10 years in prison with credit for 15 months already served. She also has to pay $10,000 restitution to the DeKalb County school system.


'Dangerous' dog on the loose in DeKalb


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County Division of Animal Services and Enforcement is looking for a potentially dangerous dog that escaped a quarantine facility over the holiday weekend.

Officials believe the dog got out of the shelter at 845 Camp Road near Decatur on July 4. The search for the dog began July 5.

The dog is an adult male pit bull mix. He is white with brown spots. The dog was quarantined after biting someone; the victim of the bite was notified of the dog's escape, according to Animal Services.

Anyone who sees the dog is asked to call 404-294-2669 ext. 5. Do not approach or try to capture him.

Inmate fight leaves one dead in DeKalb County Jail


DECATUR, Ga. -- A Saturday morning incident at the DeKalb County Jail ended in the death of one inmate and charges being brought against another.

Jah'Corey D. Tyson, 23, was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical Center after being transported there after sustaining injuries during an altercation with his cellmate, Donte Lamar Wyatt, 33. DeKalb County sheriff's deputies administered emergency medical services at the scene.

Details of the incident, including the cause of death, are being withheld pending a homicide investigation by the DeKalb Police Department.

The sheriff's office is also conducting an internal administrative review, as a matter of protocol.

Wyatt was arrested on April 13 on a charge of felony murder. Tyson was taken into custody on May 28 and was charged with battery-family violence and rape.