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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Feb 24 | via Patch.com
A Lithonia man is behind bars at the DeKalb County jail on Tuesday following his arrest for the murder of his elementary school teacher girlfriend last week. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Antoine Hood called 911 on Feb. 17 to report that his girlfriend, Candace McGriff, had shot herself to keep him from leaving her. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via WTOK-TV Meridian
The U.S Attorney's Office identified the defendants as: Timothy Benjamin Taylor, 46, of Clinton; Terence Antonio Thompson, 45, of Lithonia, Georgia; Christopher Lashawn Chamberlin, 38, of Bailey; Donald Price, 40, of Jackson; and Tamia Patrice Herndon, 44, of Jackson. The five were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to submit false claims, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity theft for their roles in a scheme to submit fraudulent federal income tax returns to the IRS. Comment?
Saturday Feb 21 | via WDUN-AM Gainesville
A 30-year-old man who told police his girlfriend committed suicide has been charged in her death. DeKalb County police arrested Antoine Hood on Friday and charged him with the murder of 28-year-old Candace McGriff. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via Cross Roads News
Greater Travelers Rest Church is hosting a "Stop the Violence" campaign rally on Feb. 22 at its House of Hope complex on Flat Shoals Parkway. The event sponsored by the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association will feature a community procession of hearses to the church to dramatize concern over youth violence in metro Atlanta, including the shooting death of 19-year-old robbery victim Marcaysia Dawkins at a Fairington Road MARTA stop on Nov. 23, 2014. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via Cross Roads News
Christopher Merritt, who police say was caught on video robbing and shooting 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins to death at a Lithonia MARTA bus stop, has been indicted on murder charges.Merritt indicted in bus stop killing caught on video A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Merritt on Feb. 5 on charges of malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police say Merritt, 18, tried to rob Dawkins on Nov. 23 while she was waiting for the bus and went for her handbag before shooting her twice with a 9 mm handgun. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via Mass Transit
A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman at a DeKalb County bus stop last November has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple counts of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Christopher Merritt of Lithonia was charged in the Nov. 23 killing of Marcaysia Dawkins, a 2014 Lithonia High School graduate. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via Patch.com
A DeKalb County grand jury has indicted Christopher Merritt, 18, for the fatal shooting of a Lithonia woman waiting at a bus stop. According to the indictment , Merritt approached Marcaysia Dawkins, 19, of Lithonia at a Fairington Road MARTA stop on Nov. 23, 2014. Comment?
Friday Jan 30 | via MyFoxAtlanta
You can stop by any Chick-fil-A and test out the new specialty-grade THRIVE Farmers hot or iced coffee all day long. Here's the best part, there's no catch! You don't have to make a purchase; you can simply just grab a cup of joe! Free cups of coffee will be given during regular Chick-fil-A hours and is limited to one cup per customer, per visit. Comment?
Jan 26, 2015 | via MDJonline.com
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hear from supporters of a death row inmate set to be executed this week. Comment?
Jan 5, 2015 | via MyFoxAtlanta
A woman says a man followed her through the breezeway of her Lithonia apartment. When she saw another guy come up the opposite stairs, she says she was struck by fear. Comment?
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