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MARIETTA: Bond denied for hit-and-run suspects

MARIETTA: Bond denied for hit-and-run suspects

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man and a Marietta woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident have both been denied bond.

Brandon M. Weston and Pamela K. Rice made their first court appearances Wednesday.

Both have been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of 31-year-old Emanuel R. Mitchell of Norcross.

According to Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce, Mitchell's motorcycle was southbound on Interstate 75 on Aug. 20 when witnesses said the driver of the silver Porsche abruptly changed lanes to the left, colliding with the motorcycle near the ramp to Windy Hill Road. 

TUCKER: Father, son indicted in teen's murder

TUCKER: Father, son indicted in teen's murder

DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County father and son have been indicted on charges linked to the murder of the son's Tucker High School classmate.

Andrea Nassos' burned body was found in the trunk of her smoldering car at Lucky Shoals Park in Gwinnett County in May.

Eighteen-year-old Boris Mejia is charged with her murder and
trying to hide her death. 

His father, Ignacio Mejia, is charged with tampering with evidence and trying to hinder his son's arrest. Investigators said the dad drove his son to Houston, Texas to help him get away.

RELATED: Suspect's brother says 'He choked her'

Public defender Courtney O'Donnell did not immediately return a telephone call.

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN, Ga. -- Another Metro Atlanta Waffle House was robbed Friday, bringing the total to 18 in just two weeks.

The latest holdup happened early Friday morning at a Waffle House on U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

A day earlier, another Waffle House was robbed on Powers Ferry and Delk roads in Marietta.

The robberies have been scattered across Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton and Henry counties over the past two weeks. According to a Waffle House statement, the suspects usually hit between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Waffle House has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the robbers' arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Norcross Police at 770-448-6457.

Gwinnett County inmate charged with attempted murder-for-hire

Gwinnett County inmate charged with attempted murder-for-hire

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – According to the Gwinnett County sheriff deputies, they have charged a man jail inmate with trying to hire someone to kill another person.

Inmate Richard Fowler was in the Gwinnett County Jail awaiting transport into the state prison system when officials received information that he was attempting to hire someone to kill a woman with whom he had been having issues.

According to the report, during the investigation, a Gwinnett Sheriff’s deputy posed as a murderer who had been hired to commit murder; Flower met with the undercover deputy and offered him money to kill the woman.  

Deputies obtained warrants, last week, and charged Mr. Fowler with criminal solicitation and attempt to commit a crime. Fowler remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

Man arrested for setting teen on fire

Man arrested for setting teen on fire

UPDATE: J.R. Zeock was taken into custody around 3:45 this morning.

He was captured in Norcross after a resident recognized him during a news broadcast and called the police.

"This is a prime example of how effective partnerships can work between local agencies, the media and citizens," said Woodstock Police Chief David Bores. "Thanks to the help from the media and citizens, we were able to locate Zeock in a matter of hours and take him into custody."

Zeock is currently in the Gwinnett County Jail. He will soon be released and transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Police are looking for a 61-year-old man accused of setting a teenager on fire during a sex act.

Investigators say Joseph Raymond "J.R." Zeock promised to pay a 17-year-old boy for sex.

Woodstock officers spoke with the victim at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Gwinnett County-  Mexican Cartel look to have a US drug hub here in Gwinnett County.

Roadside drug busts in Gwinnett proved key in building a case against a Mexican cartel acting as a cocaine and marijuana pipeline, federal officials said Wednesday.

A three-year investigation coined “Operation G-60” culminated with the arrests of 16 alleged drug traffickers and money launderers from inner city Atlanta to far-flung suburbs Wednesday.