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Police identify Jonesboro rape suspect

Police identify Jonesboro rape suspect

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County Police have identified a suspect they said was involved in burglary and rape in Jonesboro.

Investigators said the suspect is 25-year-old James Arthur Ramsey III. He was identified in part, due to a police sketch released previously.

Police said Ramsey broke into a house in the 500 block of Sycamore Drive at around 2:40 a.m. Sunday.

Police said he sexually assaulted a woman inside the house and then stole a 42-inch television and a Galaxy Metro PCS phone. The victim said Ramsey told her he had a gun, but never displayed one.

Police said Ramsey left the house in a car with keyless entry, according to the victim.

Arrest warrants have been obtained against Ramsey on charges of rape, burglary, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and robbery.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911 or the Clayton County Sheriff's Office at 678-878-5642.

Sex offender sentenced to federal prison, again

Sex offender sentenced to federal prison, again

ATLANTA -- A convicted sex offender is heading back to prison after being found guilty of trafficking.

Terrance "Scooby" Anderson, 42, was sentenced in federal court to 25 years in prison followed by seven years of supervised released. He must also pay nearly $150,000 in restitution to his victims.

Anderson pleaded guilty to similar charges in August 2001 and served seven years in federal prison.

"Today's sentencing removes a dangerous individual from our streets who has repeatedly shown a callous disregard for the basic human rights of others," Atlanta-based FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Ricky Maxwell said in a statement.

Wendy's worker drops pot in burger, arrested

Wendy's worker drops pot in burger, arrested

ATLANTA -- A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.

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Police in Lovejoy, Ga., say a customer drove home with her food on Nov. 1, took a bite out of the burger and noticed a strange smell wafting from it. Police say the woman pulled the bun off and saw a partially smoked blunt inside. A blunt is marijuana rolled into a hollowed-out cigar.

In an incident report released Thursday, police say 32-year-old Amy Elizabeth Seiber admitted the marijuana was hers and that she had misplaced it.

Clayton County court officials did not know if Seiber has an attorney. A telephone number listed for her was out of service.

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A tutor to low-income children has been charged with first-degree forgery and false statements by a Fulton County Grand Jury.

Domonique Scott was charged Nov. 26 with creating false assets and liabilities for her company, A Love of Learning Tutoring.

Court documents show Scott produced false balance sheets, statements of net income, a forged letter showing a non-existent cash line of credit and even a start date for her company.

The fake company was hired in January 2010 by the Georgia Department of Education's Supplemental Education Services program, which provides free tutoring and academic assistance to low-income families. A Love of Learning Tutoring helped children in Bibb, Clayton, DeKalb, Muscogee and Richmond counties, according to information presented in court.

2 Ga. men bilked Walmart in nationwide gift card scheme

2 Ga. men bilked Walmart in nationwide gift card scheme

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Two Georgia men have been sentenced by a federal judge in Louisiana in a gift card scheme that bilked Walmart and other businesses nationwide of hundreds of thousands of dollars through identity theft and wire fraud.

Derrick Nathaniel Hartfield, 46, of Smyrna, and Rico Carty Clemons, 48, of Riverdale, received prison time and were ordered to pay restitution.

The men pleaded guilty in May. They admitted that they used illegally obtained retail store gift cards and applied for credit/debit cards using other people's identities.

Hartfield was sentenced to 60 months in prison, four years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine for wire fraud. He also received 24 months in prison, two years of supervised released and a $5,000 fine for aggravated identity theft. The two prison terms will be served consecutively and the supervised release will be served concurrently.

2 shot, 1 attacked outside sports bar

2 shot, 1 attacked outside sports bar

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Two people were shot and another was assaulted outside a south Fulton County sports bar Monday morning.

It happened at around 2:30 a.m. at The 50 Yard Line on Old National Highway.

Fulton County police said one man suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound to the stomach, while another man was severely beaten. A woman was shot in the leg.

Witnesses said the victim with the most serious injuries was a popular regular at the bar. His name has not been released.

All three victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Police have not yet named any suspects or given a motive.