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Police working to identify bank robbery suspect

Police working to identify bank robbery suspect

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

The incident happened at around noon on Nov. 26 at the SunTrust Bank inside the Publix on South Hairston Road.

Witnesses said a man took cash from the teller after presenting a demand note. He never produced a weapon.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about six feet tall and 200 pounds. He has a mustache and crooked teeth.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call DeKalb County Police at 770-724-7850.

DECATUR: 11-year-old arrested for stealing championship ring

DECATUR - (AP) - Police have arrested an 11-year-old boy and say more juveniles could be arrested in connection with a DeKalb County burglary where four college football championship rings belonging to a former Florida State University player were stolen.

The rings belong to Jeff Womble, who played at FSU from 1999 to 2003. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Womble's mother, Avis Williams, returned home Saturday afternoon after visiting relatives for Thanksgiving to find her home ransacked. Her son's name and No.

LILBURN: Classmate indicted in Mercer law grad's murder

LILBURN: Classmate indicted in Mercer law grad's murder

MACON, Ga. -- A Bibb County grand jury has indicted Stephen McDaniel on a murder charge in the killing of Lauren Giddings, his Mercer University law school classmate and neighbor in Macon.

The grand jury also indicted McDaniel on Tuesday on 30 counts of sexual exploitation of children.

The 26-year-old from Lilburn has been in jail since July 1, the day after Giddings' dismembered torso was found in a roll-away trash can near the apartment building where they lived.

Giddings was last seen June 25. The 27-year-old grew up in Laurel, Md. and received her bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur.

Man sentenced for income tax fraud

Man sentenced for income tax fraud

MABLETON, Ga. -- A Mableton man has been sentenced in federal court for filing false income tax returns.

According to information presented in court, 43-year-old Rahman Hill was one of four suspects who preyed upon inmates and homeless people, using their personal information to collect more than a million dollars from the U.S. government.

The other three members of the conspiracy -- 36-year-old Kelcey Pierre Miller of Atlanta, 40-year-old Keith Lamone Richard of Decatur and 42-year-old Peter Raymond Williams of Newark, N.J. -- have already been sentenced.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the four defendants filed 123 fraudulent returns between December 2005 and March 2007. The refunds were deposited into bank accounts controlled by Hill and Miller.

Hill was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He must also pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution.

Atlanta woman wanted for stealing $6K from local business

Atlanta woman wanted for stealing $6K from local business

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Police are asking for the public's help in locating a forgery suspect from Atlanta.

Investigators secured warrants Monday for 39-year-old Avril Guice, charging her with two counts of first-degree forgery for passing fake checks from the checking account at Chattahoochee Gold Aquatic Center.

Police said Guice made unauthorized withdrawals from the business' account, using several fake checks to take approximately $6,000. The business owner reported the missing money to Woodstock Police on Aug. 12.

Surveillance cameras at banks in Atlanta and Decatur captured images of Guice cashing the checks. Investigators said the suspect processed the checks through her daughter's bank account as well as her own.

DeKalb man convicted of killing 2-year-old

DeKalb man convicted of killing 2-year-old

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County jury has found a 30-year-old man guilty of beating a toddler to death.

Robert Alexander was convicted of felony murder, cruelty to children and aggravated battery on Monday.

The two-year-old victim, Diamone Wilson, suffered a lethal head injury while in Alexander's care in July of 2010. She died after three days in the hospital. The medical examiner determined that she also sustained trauma to her arms, liver and pelvis.

"This was a brutal and senseless act by a very violent and dangerous individual," said DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. "It is extremely disheartening to know that this young girl lost her life at the hands of a reckless and irresponsible adult."

Alexander is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday afternoon.

Reward Increases in Animal Cruelty Case

Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based security firm, will contribute $5,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) who shot a mixed breed pit bull in the head with an arrow with a metal tip. The dog was found wandering the streets in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. The dog, aptly named "Arrow," is expected to recover from its injuries.

To anonymously submit information related to the dog's injury, call the Help Stop Dog Fighting hotline at 877.215.2250 or submit information at www.helpstopdogfighting.com.

"We need to apprehend this person before another animal or person is injured," said CEO Greg Norred, of Norred & Associates.

The tip line was established as part of the company's overall pro-bono campaign to stop dog fighting.