Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

Sprint store in Decatur robbed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 27, 2017

Decatur Police are looking for a man who robbed the Sprint store on West Ponce de Leon on Thursday, July 27. According to police, officers responded to the call at 1:11 p.m. “The complainant reported the suspect entered the store and ran toward her with his hand under his shirt as though he had a […]

Report: DeKalb Sheriff Mann pleads guilty to ‘prohibited conduct’ in Piedmont Park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 27, 2017

Sheriff Jeff Mann has pleaded guilty to obstruction and prohibited conduct stemming from his May arrest for public indecency in May, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The chargers were reduced and Mann will pay a $2,000 fine and have to perform 80 hours of community service. The city banned him from its parks for […]

Man convicted in Decatur slaying gets life, plus five years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2017

Jacob Pyne, 24, on Wednesday was sentenced to life without parole plus five years for murdering Gerard Foster in Decatur last year. Pyne was convicted of the crime in June. He shot Foster, a church deacon, in the head while he was in the breezeway of his apartment complex. The shooting occurred in the Allen Wilson Apartments owned by […]

Woman hit by DeKalb Police vehicle dies, fundraising account established

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2017

This story has been updated.  A woman struck by a DeKalb County Police vehicle on Tuesday morning has passed away. Janet Pickney died  after being struck by a DeKalb County police vehicle. The driver of the vehicle swerved to miss a vehicle turning in front of him. After hitting Pickney the vehicle hit a house at […]

Decatur Police: Suspect fires several shots at man on Candler Pointe Way

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

Decatur Police said that someone fired several gunshots at a man on Monday evening, July 24. At 10:54 p.m. police responded to a call of someone firing a gun in the 100 block of Candler Pointe Way. “The complainant stated his front porch motion light was tripped and he looked outside and observed two males […]

Sheriff Mann back at work after 40 day suspension

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is back at work following his 40 day suspension stemming from his public indecency arrest. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Mann returned to work yesterday, July 24. DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Courtney Johnson named Capt. Ruth Stringer as the interim sheriff during Mann’s absence. The incident that led to his suspension occurred in […]

Man shot cab driver who wouldn’t take drugs as payment

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

A man has pleaded guilty to shooting a cab driver who would not accept drugs as payment. According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, David Garcia-Mendoza, 22, pleaded guilty to felony murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft of services and weapons offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison plus five years for the murder of […]

Pedestrian critical after being hit by police vehicle that crashed into a house

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2017

This story has been updated.  A local woman is in critical condition after being struck by a DeKalb County police vehicle that hit a house. The incident occurred on the morning of Jul 25. According to a spokesperson, a police vehicle swerved to miss a vehicle turning in front of him and struck a pedestrian. […]

Former Worksource DeKalb supervisor allegedly took bribes from college president

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2017

A college president allegedly gave bribes to a WorkSource DeKalb Supervisor in exchange for enrolling nearly 20 students at the school, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The college president and college involved haven’t been named yet. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Roderick Wyatt, 61, of Stone Mountain, was an Employment and Training Supervisor at WorkSource […]

DeKalb Solicitor-General to host “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars” event

Posted by July 18, 2017

By Ellie Ritter, contributor  Coming this October, the DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling will host a local spin on the national show “Dancing with the Stars. On October 14, Coleman-Stribling will host “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars,” a dance competition to educate the public and to raise awareness about domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness […]

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