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Suspect arrested in 2012 murder

Suspect arrested in 2012 murder


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Stone Mountain Police have made an arrest in a 2-year-old murder case.

Quincy Rashad Pinkey, 21, is accused of shooting 34-year-old Darius Grays to death at the Lakes at Stone Mountain apartment complex on Aug. 31, 2012.

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Stone Mountain Police Officer Bob Hillis said Grays died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Pinkey will make his first appearance in Stone Mountain Municipal Court Friday afternoon.


Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

DECATUR, Ga. -- An elementary school principal is among 14 people the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested in a sting operation targeting suspected child predators.

Dr. John McGill, principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary in Douglasville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.  He has been suspended from his position. He is due in court for his first appearance Tuesday.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander reports that the Douglas County School System superintendent announced on Monday that Dr. Sandra Williams will serve as interim principal of the school effective March 10. Williams is a retired former principal of the school. The central office will handle administrative duties until Williams arrives.

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Man shot by Stone Mountain police officer

Man shot by Stone Mountain police officer

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A suspect was shot multiple times by a Stone Mountain police officer Sunday evening.

The shooting happened at around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Ridge Forest Circle and Ridge Avenue.

Brian Whidby, Special Agent in Charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the police officer was not hurt. No names were provided. The officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Whidby said the GBI was called in to help Stone Mountain Police investigate the shooting. Officials are not yet releasing any more details.

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Police looking for person of interest in murder case

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County police are trying to track down a person of interest in a July 2013 murder case.

Detectives want to talk to 25-year-old Diandre Morris about the death of Alexander Campbell.

Morris is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last known to wear his hair in shoulder-length braids.

Police said Morris frequents the Memorial Drive/South Indian Creek area of Stone Mountain and also has ties to Douglas County.

Anyone who can lead investigators to Diandre Morris is asked to call DeKalb County police at 770-724-7850.

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3 Bloods indicted for murdering teen

3 Bloods indicted for murdering teen

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three members of the Bloods street gang have been indicted in DeKalb County for shooting a teenager to death.

Marcus Estes, Antarious Johnson and Malcolm Wilson, who are all teens, are accused of murdering 19-year-old Derrick Linkhorn in a storage area at the Southern Pines Apartments on Mar. 8, 2012. Linkhorn was shot twice.

The victim knew Johnson from when they were classmates at Elizabeth Andrews High School in Stone Mountain, according to information presented in court.

"This was a senseless and cowardly act that claimed the life of this young man," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a statement. "My office will continue to dedicate our resources to combating gangs in DeKalb County."

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

(WXIA) -- The final member of a crew that robbed at least five armored cars in metro Atlanta has pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes.

Quentin Booker entered his plea Friday in federal court to five counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime. He and his co-defendants were convicted of a number of crimes between October 2010 and March 2011 that netted them more than $470,000 in cash.

Booker, 36, of Douglasville acted as a lookout during five armored car robberies, including:

* A Dunbar Armored courier making a cash pickup at Mex-America Latino Services in Marietta on Oct. 7, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Bank of America in Buford on Nov. 11, 2010

Man gets 10 years for smuggling machine gun through TSA security

Man gets 10 years for smuggling machine gun through TSA security

ATLANTA -- An AirTran Airlines employee has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling cocaine and a machine gun through airport security.

Rasondo Maurice Norris admitted in court that he carried a MAC-11 machine gun, silencer, magazine and five kilograms of cocaine through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year.

The 30-year-old Stone Mountain man was convicted in October of the charges against him.

According to information presented in federal court, Norris was a baggage handler for AirTran. Homeland Security learned that Norris was accepting money to use his security clearance to help criminals smuggle contraband onto planes.

On three different occasions in May and June of 2013, undercover agents paid Norris to carry backpacks containing illicit items, including weapons and drugs, through airport security checkpoints. The defendant received between $600 and $800 for each trip.