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Thieves smash truck into Henry Co. Food Mart to try to steal ATM

Thieves smash truck into Henry Co. Food Mart to try to steal ATM

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for two suspects who drove a truck into a convenience store to try to steal an ATM.

The attempted burglary happened Tuesday at around 5 a.m. at the Marathon gas station and Kelleytown Food Mart at the intersection of Kelleytown and Ariline roads in McDonough.

Surveillance video shows two suspects backing a silver Dodge Ram into the store several times. They eventually drive away without the ATM.

Anyone who can help investigators identify the suspects is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8496.

Henry Co. shoplifting suspect stuffs gun in pants

Henry Co. shoplifting suspect stuffs gun in pants


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Henry County Police are looking for the public's help in locating a suspect they said removed a paintball gun from its packaging, stuffed it in his pants and left the store.

It happened at the Walmart store at 5600 North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge.

Surveillance video shows a black male wearing a black jogging suit bending over and removing the paintball gun from its packaging and examining it, before putting it in his baggy pants and leaving the store.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Harmon at the Henry County Police Department at 770-288-8264.


Suspects rob game machines at Henry County Citgo

Suspects rob game machines at Henry County Citgo

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Two suspects stole money from game machines at a Henry County gas station last Thursday night.

The robbery happened at around 11:20 p.m. at the Citgo at Highway 138 and Daniel Drive in Stockbridge.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said one suspect used a crowbar to pry open the machines and take the money. He then ran from the store and got away in a brown SUV driven by a second suspect. No one was hurt, although the suspect threatened to kill the store's clerk, according to Smith.

The robbery is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Henry County Police Det. Clark at 770-288-7242.

2 charged in Henry County murder

2 charged in Henry County murder


MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Two people have been charged with murdering a Henry County man with whom one of the suspects was living.

Michael Raymond Patton, 45, was found dead Sunday morning in his Highland Drive home.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said Patton was shot to death. Investigators determined a woman living in the house, 44-year-old Tonia Lynn Gantt, conspired with another suspect to rob Patton before he died.

Gantt and 49-year-old Joseph Franklin Norris shot Patton during the attempted robbery, according to Smith. Gantt suffered a head injury during the incident.

Both suspects are being held in the Henry County Jail on murder charges. Gantt has also been charged with methamphetamine possession.


Man spends counterfeit money at Walgreens

Man spends counterfeit money at Walgreens


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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for a man who used counterfeit money to make a purchase at an Ellenwood pharmacy.

The man passed four fake $100 bills at the Walgreens on Fairview Road, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith. He apparently bought a Green Dot prepaid debit card with the phony money.

Surveillance cameras inside the store captured clear images of the suspect, as well as footage of him driving away in a white Dodge Charger.

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

DECATUR, Ga. -- An elementary school principal is among 14 people the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested in a sting operation targeting suspected child predators.

Dr. John McGill, principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary in Douglasville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.  He has been suspended from his position. He is due in court for his first appearance Tuesday.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander reports that the Douglas County School System superintendent announced on Monday that Dr. Sandra Williams will serve as interim principal of the school effective March 10. Williams is a retired former principal of the school. The central office will handle administrative duties until Williams arrives.

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Ex-paraprofessional accused of workers' compensation fraud

Ex-paraprofessional accused of workers' compensation fraud

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Henry County Schools paraprofessional is accused of defrauding the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation.

Warrants have been issued for 40-year-old Beth Ealey's arrest. She faces 52 counts of unlawful receipt of workers' compensation benefits.

Stan Bexley, director of the State Board of Workers' Compensation Enforcement Division, said Ealey was injured in 2008 while employed by the Henry County School System. She told the district that she planned to resign and move to Florida.

In August 2012, Ealey accepted a teaching job in Putnam County, Fla., but did not tell Henry County that she was no longer disabled. She also did not tell the Putnam County School District that she claimed in Georgia to be totally disabled and was receiving benefits, according to Bexley.