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1 shot, 1 stabbed in DeKalb

1 shot, 1 stabbed in DeKalb

CLARKSTON, Ga. -- One person was shot and another was stabbed in DeKalb County Monday morning.

The incident was first reported shortly after 1 a.m. at an apartment on South Jolly Avenue in Clarkston.

DeKalb County Police are investigating the shooting and stabbing. No details, including the victims' conditions, were immediately available.

Former Tucker MS teacher pleads guilty to child molestation

Former Tucker MS teacher pleads guilty to child molestation

TUCKER, Ga. -- A former Tucker Middle School teacher was sentenced Monday to 30 years for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Almarcus Thomas pleaded guilty to multiple counts, including child molestation, statutory rape, sexual battery and invasion of privacy.

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DeKalb County District Attorney's spokesman Erik Burton said Thomas will spent 20 years of his 30-year sentence in custody.

2 suspects arrested for trafficking teens

2 suspects arrested for trafficking teens

ATLANTA -- Two men were arrested and two trafficked teenagers were rescued when police executed a search warrant in DeKalb County last week.

DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said 28-year-old Kamau Benjamin and 22-year-old Anthony Means are accused of trafficking a 16 year old and an 18 year old.

The men were arrested Jan. 30 at an apartment on Valley Bluff Drive in north Atlanta.

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Parish said the suspects' victims were targeted and groomed for sex trafficking because they were runaways. The 18 year old told police she had been exploited since she was 16.

Investigators also believe the two girls were abused, raped, forced to take drugs and deprived of food, Parish said. Both victims are receiving specialized treatment.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

D.A. seeks death penalty for 3 Bloods

D.A. seeks death penalty for 3 Bloods

TUCKER, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James says he will pursue the death penalty for three gang members accused of robbing and killing a man.

A pre-trial hearing for Bloods members Darrius Aderhold, Christopher Foreman and Jonathan Ray is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The defendants are accused of murdering 46-year-old Robert Ross at a Super 8 motel in Tucker in January.

"These three individuals brutally beat, disfigured and killed Ross as part of gang initiation into the Bloods and because they perceived him to be a gay male," James said in a statement. "After beating Mr. Ross to death, the defendants then robbed him of his jewelry, clothing and vehicle."

"This act was senseless and horrible. They took the life of Mr. Ross in a cold and calculated manner," James added. "My office is committed to prosecuting these individuals to the fullest extent of the law."

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announces that “Operation Rake Eagle” was an outstanding success.  On Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, the DeKalb County Police Department made a substantial, concerted “sweep” effort in an attempt to find, arrest and incarcerate individuals who did not meet their obligations in DeKalb County Recorders Court.

Thirty-eight officers from Special Operations and Uniform Division conducted the sweep which included 462 outstanding warrants.  The officers made 31 arrests and $40,687 was collected as a result of those arrests.