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2 Ga. women indicted in $943,000 embezzlement

2 Ga. women indicted in $943,000 embezzlement

ATLANTA -- Federal prosecutors say two former Cox Communications employees accused of embezzling more than $940,000 from the company have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Officials said Tuesday that 36-year-old Joysha Flucker and 38-year-old Sakia Allen of Jonesboro had access to the company's electronic invoicing system that tracked payments to third parties. Prosecutors say Flucker and Allen manipulated the invoicing system so the company would issue duplicate payments to the third parties that were funneled into bank accounts each of them had control over.

Officials say the two stole more than $943,800 from the company.

Prosecutors say Allen has already pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud, and Flucker was arraigned Tuesday. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

Shirtless burglary suspect arrested in Braselton

Shirtless burglary suspect arrested in Braselton

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. -- A man accused of breaking into cars in Jackson County was arrested last week.

Lenon Azell Kennedy, 23, of Morrow was captured late Friday night in a wooded area off Braselton Parkway.

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Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said Kennedy faces one count of burglary and is also a suspect in numerous car break-ins in the area.

Witnesses called 911 after spotting a man matching Kennedy's description near one of the crime scenes, Mangum said. That started a daylong search, which ended with Kennedy's arrest.

Kennedy is being held in the Jackson County Jail.

Ga. police officer arrested in corruption sting

Ga. police officer arrested in corruption sting

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta police officer and another man have been arrested on corruption, drug and weapons charges.

Investigators say Clayton County police officer Dwayne Penn conspired with accused drug dealer Adrian Austin to arrange a fake traffic stop involving a car they believed was holding six kilograms of cocaine.

Authorities say the person they were looking to set up was actually a confidential federal informant.

Officials say Penn and Austin waited while the informant conducted a staged drug deal with another undercover agent in Decatur Wednesday.

Investigators say Penn drew his gun on the informant, ordered them into his car, took four kilograms of fake cocaine and let the informant go with two kilograms.

The two were arrested soon afterward and it's unclear if they have attorneys.

High court upholds murder conviction for beating death of infant

High court upholds murder conviction for beating death of infant

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a murder conviction of Howard Holloman for the beating to death of his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby in 2009 in Clayton County.

Justice Harold Melton wrote in the court's opinion, released Monday, that evidence "was sufficient to enable the jury to find Holloman guilty of the crimes for which he was convicted beyond a reasonable doubt."

The court said that in August 2009, Holloman and his girlfriend Eva Rodney were staying with his brother in Clayton County, along with 6-month-old Nathaniel Price and Rodney's 9-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

The record said:

Sentence upheld for man who beat baby to death

Sentence upheld for man who beat baby to death

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction for a Clayton County man who beat his toddler son to death.

Jamall DeCarlos Mathis was found guilty in November 2010 of fracturing 17-month-old Ja 'Mari Myckahi Jones' skull. Mathis was convicted of several charges, including felony murder and aggravated battery, and was sentenced to life without parole plus 41 years in prison.

According to information presented in court, Mathis was 16 when his son was born. He provided no support for Ja 'Mari, which caused the baby's mother to file a complaint for child support.

On Sept. 16, 2009, about a month before the child support hearing, Ja 'Mari was found unresponsive in the home where Mathis was staying. The toddler was rushed to Southern Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Man shot at mobile home park

Man shot at mobile home park

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Clayton County Police say a man was shot at a mobile home park early Monday.

The shooting happened at around 3 a.m. in a mobile home on Riverdale Road.

Dispatchers said the victim got into an argument and was shot several times by another man. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital; his condition is not immediately known. The suspect was arrested at the scene. No names were released.

The shooting is still under investigation.

2 wanted for stealing wheels, rims from car dealerships

2 wanted for stealing wheels, rims from car dealerships

ATLANTA -- Clayton County police are looking for two men accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wheels and rims from car dealerships in two states.

Corey Montgomery is wanted on 100 counts of theft. Clayton County Police Sgt. K.T. Hughes said investigators believe Montgomery, 34, spearheads a criminal organization that takes wheels and rims from GMC and Chevrolet vehicles at dealerships in Georgia and Alabama.

Hughes said Montgomery's accomplice is 48-year-old John Paul Vinson. Vinson is homeless, but is often seen around Rice Street in northwest Atlanta.

Anyone who sees Montgomery and Vinson or knows their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Clayton County Police at 678-610-4785.