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Argument ends in stabbing in DeKalb County

Argument ends in stabbing in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police say one person was stabbed after getting into an argument Wednesday night.

The stabbing happened at around 11:40 p.m. at the Peachcrest Gardens Apartments on Glenwood Road.

No names were released. The victim received minor cuts and did not need to be taken to the hospital, according to police.

Investigators do not yet know why the suspect and victim were fighting.

Escaped DeKalb inmate captured in Atlanta

Escaped DeKalb inmate captured in Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Sheriff's officials were able to recapture a shoplifting suspect hours after she fled police custody.

The inmate, Amy Diane Hightower, was arrested Sept. 19 and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. While there, she managed to get away from the detention officer assigned to watch her and run from the hospital, according to DeKalb County Sheriff's Lt. Kyle Jones.

Officials from Atlanta and DeKalb County found Hightower on Hapeville Road in southeast Atlanta about four hours after she left the hospital. She faces additional charges related to her escape attempt.

Jones said investigators are now trying to determine how Hightower was left alone long enough to walk away from Grady.

Decatur High School increasing security after students robbed

Decatur High School increasing security after students robbed

DECATUR, Ga. -- It's Friday night, which means one thing to many Atlanta-area residents: high school football.

In the city of Decatur, the school system is increasing security at and around tonight's game against Clarkston.

Three Decatur High School students were robbed at gunpoint after a game a few weeks ago. Tonight's match-up is the first home game since that incident.

Officials are requesting that spectators avoid bringing big bags and purses into the game. This is something that's become standard at other, similar events after crimes like the Boston Marathon bombing.

Ga. police officer arrested in corruption sting

Ga. police officer arrested in corruption sting

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta police officer and another man have been arrested on corruption, drug and weapons charges.

Investigators say Clayton County police officer Dwayne Penn conspired with accused drug dealer Adrian Austin to arrange a fake traffic stop involving a car they believed was holding six kilograms of cocaine.

Authorities say the person they were looking to set up was actually a confidential federal informant.

Officials say Penn and Austin waited while the informant conducted a staged drug deal with another undercover agent in Decatur Wednesday.

Investigators say Penn drew his gun on the informant, ordered them into his car, took four kilograms of fake cocaine and let the informant go with two kilograms.

The two were arrested soon afterward and it's unclear if they have attorneys.

Convicted murderer charged with raping teen niece

Convicted murderer charged with raping teen niece

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A man who was recently released from prison was arrested again in DeKalb County this week.

Forty-year-old Randy Young was taken into custody Wednesday by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad.

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DeKalb County Sheriff's Sgt. Adrion Bell said Young was arrested for raping his 16-year-old niece Tuesday afternoon.

Young was recently released from the Minnesota State Prison after serving a 14-year sentence for murder, Bell said.

He was charged with rape in Tuesday's incident and taken to the DeKalb County Jail.

Predator comes through windows while women sleep

Predator comes through windows while women sleep

DECATUR, Ga. -- Nothing could be more frightening. A man crawled through apartment windows and stood over females, performing lewd acts on himself until they woke up.

It happened twice at the same apartment complex in Decatur. The second time, it happened to a 10-year-old girl asleep on her couch.

The first incident happened May 31 at the Marquis Ridge apartments off Covington Road. DeKalb County Police said a 28-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman were inside sleeping when the man woke them up.

The second incident happened three days later in the same apartment complex. A 10-year old girl, who fell asleep on her couch watching television, woke up to the man standing above her.

Both incidents happened at about 4 a.m.

Woman shot in DeKalb

Woman shot in DeKalb

DECATUR, Ga. -- Police say a woman was shot in the head and leg at a house on Belvedere Lane in DeKalb County early Wednesday.

Few details are immediately available, but police say the woman was transported to a local hospital.

Her name, condition and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are not known.