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Sentence upheld for woman who beat stepdaughter to death

Sentence upheld for woman who beat stepdaughter to death

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence for a woman who beat her 11-year-old stepdaughter to death in 2003.

Charlott Lynett Reaves' sentence was upheld Monday. Reaves had appealed the conviction, saying she was illegally questioned by police after she asked for a lawyer.

According to information presented in court, the victim, Joella Reaves, was found dead in her bed on Dec. 1, 2003. The Henry County Medical Examiner determined Joella died from trauma; her body had numerous injuries, including a black eye, scratches on her back, and bruises on her forehead, wrists and legs.

When questioned by police, Charlott Reaves said she helped her husband, Rodney Reaves, restrain Joella, paddle her and hog-tie her with speaker wire. She denied killing the little girl.

Henry County hostage situation ends in suspect's death

Henry County hostage situation ends in suspect's death

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County police were called to a home on Creek Valley Court before midnight Sunday on a report of a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived, they found a hostage situation.

An officer knocked on the door and spotted someone with a gun. After confirming a man was holding a woman hostage, the SWAT team was called in.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said the woman escaped unharmed when the gunman turned his weapon on himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not released the names of those involved and did not disclose what led to the standoff.

Police searching for fraud suspects

Police searching for fraud suspects

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for two men accused of transaction card fraud.

The suspects are wanted for stealing a debit card and making a copy of it, then using the fake card at stores throughout the area, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith.

Two men were caught on surveillance video using the fraudulent card at the Walmart on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge on Feb. 16.

Anyone who can identify the suspects is asked to call investigators at 770-288-8256.

Walmart shoplifting suspect still at large

Walmart shoplifting suspect still at large

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for the man accused of shoplifting at a Stockbridge Walmart late last year.

The suspect took several items from the Walmart Supercenter on Hudson Bridge Road on Nov. 8.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said the suspect left the store without paying for the items in his cart: a 50-pound bag of Ol' Roy dog food, two fishing poles, two DVD players and two home surveillance cameras.

Security cameras captured images of the suspect, described as a black man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 200 pounds, wearing a black and white striped shirt. He drove away from Walmart in a black truck.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8246.

Man wanted for forgery

Man wanted for forgery

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Investigators in Henry County are looking for a man accused of forgery.

Security cameras captured images of a man depositing a forged check into another person's account at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Stockbridge on Nov. 2, 2012.

The checks were written by someone named Nino Brown, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call investigators at 770-288-8254.

Man steals vacuum, mixers from Target

Man steals vacuum, mixers from Target

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Henry County Police are working to identify a shoplifting suspect.

The man is accused of stealing a vacuum cleaner and two mixers from the Target on Jonesboro Road in McDonough on Dec. 21, according to Henry County Police Maj. Jason Bolton.

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Target surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect as he left the store.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8136.

Man wanted for making fake bomb threat

Man wanted for making fake bomb threat

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Police are searching for a man suspected of falsely reporting bombs at two Henry County grocery stores.

Henry County Police Maj. Jason Bolton said the bomb threats were called in on Dec. 1 from a payphone at the Sunoco on Highway 138 in Stockbridge.

A person of interest, whose name may be Mitch, told 911 operators that bombs were going to go off at two different Kroger stores in Stockbridge, Bolton said.

Officers evacuated and searched both stores, but did not find any bombs or explosive materials.

Investigators are now working to identify the man accused of making the call.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8264.