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Carjacking suspect arrested

Carjacking suspect arrested

CONYERS, Ga. -- A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a recent robbery and carjacking in Conyers.

Marshall Martin Graham has been charged with armed robbery and is being held without bond in the Rockdale County Jail.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Inv. Michael Camp said the incident happened at around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Chase Apartments on Salem Road.

Police originally received a call about a suspicious person at the complex. It turned into an armed robbery call when two suspects pulled guns on two victims, stole a wallet and a Pontiac Aztek SUV, and drove off, Camp said.

The suspects crossed the border into DeKalb County before abandoning the car at a BP near the intersection of Turner Hill Road and Old Covington Highway in Lithonia.

Camp said the suspects tried to run. Graham was caught right away; the other person is still at large and is described as a black man wearing a red bandana over his face.

Dad accused in fatal DUI crash arraigned

Dad accused in fatal DUI crash arraigned

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A father indicted in a crash that killed his teenage daughter was arraigned Thursday.

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Prosecutors said Anthony Johnson was driving under the influence and had his three children in the car when he crashed on Highway 78 near the Stone Mountain Park entrance last year.

His 15-year-old daughter Corliss was killed in the crash.

RELATED | Corliss Johnson remembered at funeral

Johnson faces 12 counts, including vehicular homicide and DUI.

Deputy sheriff charged with drug trafficking

Deputy sheriff charged with drug trafficking

COVINGTON, Ga. -- A deputy sheriff with the Newton County Sheriff's Office has been charged with trafficking marijuana.

Darrell Mathis was arrested Sept. 19 after trying to sell one pound of marijuana to an undercover FBI agent. He made his first appearance before a federal judge last week.

"This is an embarrassment to the Newton County Sheriff's Office as well as law enforcement in general. Mr. Mathis has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation," Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown said. "My office is completely cooperating with the FBI in this investigation."

According to information presented in court, the FBI learned in April that Mathis, 40, was trafficking marijuana. Over the course of the investigation, he sold the drug to an FBI agent and an informant, sometimes while wearing his sheriff's office uniform and sitting in his patrol car.

Victim possibly assaulted in DeKalb

Victim possibly assaulted in DeKalb

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- An unidentified victim was injured in DeKalb County Wednesday morning.

Police said the person may have been assaulted shortly before 5 a.m. at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Rays Road in Stone Mountain.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. No details about the attack were immediately available.

DeKalb County investigators blocked two lanes of the road as they looked into the possible assault.

Man faces 20 years in $96 Family Dollar robbery

Man faces 20 years in $96 Family Dollar robbery

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A Stone Mountain man could spend up to 20 years in prison for a crime that reportedly netted him just $96.

Gwinnett County Police have charged 26-year-old Artavius Marcellus Brown in the May 9 armed robbery of a Norcross Family Dollar store.

According to an incident report, Brown took an item to the register, then lifted his shirt to show the cashier a handgun. When the cashier said she needed a manager to open the register, Brown allegedly pointed the gun at her.

Once the manager opened the register, Brown reportedly took the register tray and all $96 it contained.

In Georgia, an armed robbery conviction carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison (with the possibility of a life sentence or the death penalty if other aggravating factors come into play).

Cold case: Anita Redmon

Cold case: Anita Redmon

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Anita Redmon dedicated her career to fighting crime. It is tragically ironic that she died a victim of a crime.

It happened eight years ago at Stone Mountain Park where Redmon worked as a gate attendant. A lot has changed since then, but one thing hasn't: her family is still seeking justice.

Anita Redmon had three daughters. They were known to friends as "Anita and the three girls" because they were always together, even in their adult years.

"She lived across the street from me," said Melinda Duncan, Redmon's's middle daughter. "I could see her every day." Duncan said her mother would stop at her house every day. "You miss your mom," she said.

Redmon is also missed by her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a girl. "She loved nothing more than snuggling with the babies and taking care of them," said Donna Dennison, Redmon's youngest daughter. "She doted on them and spoiled them."

Police release sketches in Buckhead robberies

Police release sketches in Buckhead robberies

ATLANTA -- As the Final Four Weekend gears up with thousands here for the games, violent crime in Buckhead has become part of the conversation.

The recent string of three kidnappings and robberies is troubling and Atlanta Police believe the number of suspects could range from two to six.

RELATED | Buckhead robbery spike spurs reward fund

On Thursday afternoon, police released a picture, sketch and video of those they believe are responsible for this spike in violent crime.

Atlanta Police are asking for help and say they have a break in this case that may pay dividends, as they are working with the FBI's gang unit.