The search for the cause of the fire that burned an abandoned building at the old Puritan Mill site off Macon Highway in Athens continues: one Athens-Clarke County firefighter suffered what were described as minor injuries in battling the blaze, the second since 2015 at the old Cordage facility. Firefighters remained on the scene Monday.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office was, at last report, still trying to track down an armed robbery suspect: the man, seen on store surveillance video, is accused of holding up a Dollar General store. The Sheriff’s Office in Dahlonega say they’re looking for a white male suspect believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s.
Two teenagers in Forsyth County are facing felony charges after filming a fake kidnapping they allegedly planned to upload to YouTube. Ava Coleman is 17 years old; Christopher Kratzer is 19. Charges include false public alarm and reckless conduct after the alleged staged kidnapping prank. The sheriff’s office received multiple 911 calls from a shopping center about a woman possibly being abducted. The woman, who was tied up with a covering over her head, was allegedly yelling from inside a Chevrolet SUV. The sheriff’s office sent eight patrol cars, which is more than half of the deputies in south Forsyth County, to the scene to try to find the SUV.
An Atlanta police officer is fired after being accused of taking $500 from a victim of a fatal shooting. After the accusations, Atlanta police conducted an administrative investigation into former Officer Keisha Richburg. The investigation did not confirm whether Richburg took the money, but she was fired for not properly accounting for the money in accordance with the department’s policies, Atlanta police said in a statement. She had worked in the department for about two and a half years. The deadly shooting happened in June in northwest Atlanta.
Police in Cobb County have released the name of the Marietta High School student shot and killed on July 4: Jalante Brown was 17 years old.