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Man killed when vehicle slams into car wash

Man killed when vehicle slams into car wash

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A 41-year-old man was killed after being hit by a vehicle at a Sandy Springs car wash.

It happened Saturday at Mikael's Car Wash in the 6300 block of Roswell Road.

Sandy Springs Police said the victim, Malcolm C. Callender II of Jonesboro, was inside the car wash. A driver lost control of his car and slammed into the side of the building, striking Callender.

Callender was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, Wilfredo Santo-Serrano, left the scene. He was arrested Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the car wash.

Santo-Serrano was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide and felony hit and run. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

Women sentenced for hot oil attack

Women sentenced for hot oil attack

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two Cobb County women will spend time in prison after being found guilty of throwing hot cooking oil on a group of people.

Zawadi Athenails Clark, 22, of Marietta, pleaded guilty last week as her trial got underway. Myzelle Chantel Armstrong, 19, of Smyrna was convicted Friday of two counts of aggravated battery and eight counts of aggravated assault.

The attack, which happened in February 2013, was sparked by an argument between two groups of women over photos and messages posted on Instagram. One group challenged the other to a physical fight.

The fight was scheduled to take place at the Cumberland Glen Apartments in the 2300 block of Cobb Parkway. Prosecutors said when the four challengers arrived, they found the defendants armed with baseball bats and pots of hot oil.

Police ID bodies found in Clayton County

Police ID bodies found in Clayton County

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Clayton County police have identified two people killed in a suspected murder-suicide.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found near a warehouse on Tradeport Drive Sunday afternoon.

Police have identified the victims as 25-year-old Cedric Ryce and 26-year-old Sheneika Freeman.

Authorities say they only found one weapon at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

2 shot at Riverdale apartment complex

2 shot at Riverdale apartment complex

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Two people were hurt in a shooting at a Riverdale apartment complex Tuesday evening.

It happened at around 6:45 p.m. at the Villages on the River Apartments in the 6600 block of Church Street.

Riverdale Police Sgt. Jerry Foy said one victim was shot in the chest, while the other was hit in the wrist. One of the victims is in critical condition.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran into the nearby woods after shooting the two victims. That person has not been identified or captured.

Police are working to determine a motive for the shooting.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Tax preparer sent to prison for fraud

Tax preparer sent to prison for fraud

(WXIA) -- A Jonesboro woman was sentenced to prison for filing millions of dollars worth of fraudulent tax returns.

Anita Ford, who also goes by Anita Dixon, will spend four years and three months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release. She must also pay more than $5.7 million in restitution to the U.S. Treasury.

Ford, 50, owned and operated Georgia Peach Financial & Fast Tax Service. Between 2004 and 2012, she prepared and filed thousands of individual tax return forms, but manipulated her clients' income on the papers. Prosecutors said she did this to generate fraudulent refunds.

Ford also made up fake businesses and attached applicable forms to the clients' tax returns in order to offset their income tax liability from their actual salaries.

Woman faces charges in deadly Clayton County accident

Woman faces charges in deadly Clayton County accident

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Police are investigating an accident that killed a man and seriously injured a woman.

It happened at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 75 near the ramp to I-85. Clayton County Police Officer Ashanti Marbury said responding crews found a Ford Explorer that left the road, overturned and landed in a wooded area near the highway.

Two people were inside the car. Marbury said the male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver suffered extensive injuries to the lower part of her body and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses said the Explorer was weaving in and out of traffic shortly before the accident. They told police the driver tried to change lanes when she clipped a pickup truck and lost control of her vehicle.

Marbury said charges are pending against the Explorer's driver.