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Neighbors, including Cop, charged with burglarizing Henry Co. home

Neighbors, including Cop, charged with burglarizing Henry Co. home

McDONOUGH, GA - Maybe it's a sign of the times, but several residents of a Henry County subdivision, including a veteran police officer, are accused of breaking into a neighbor's home.

Apparently they thought it was okay because they believed the owner had been evicted.

Either way, it's no excuse, according to Henry County Police.

"It is never okay to go inside a home to take any items that may have been abandoned," Major Jason Bolton told 11 Alive News on Thursday.

Turns out this home wasn't abandoned.

The owner had moved most of her belongings to another location about a month ago.

She returned last Saturday morning to find a large hole cut in the back porch screen and the back door wide open.

She called Henry County Police and reported several missing items, including a black leather coat, a baker's rack, antique washstand and kitchen table set.

STOCKBRIDGE: Suspect arrested in DeKalb officer's shooting

STOCKBRIDGE: Suspect arrested in DeKalb officer's shooting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- The search is now over for a man accused of shooting a DeKalb County Police officer during a traffic stop earlier this week.

U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Michael Hughey shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday. He was picked up at an America's Best Value Inn and Suites in Stockbridge and eventually booked into the DeKalb County jail.

According to his record, obtained by 11Alive's Julie Wolfe, Hughey has already been booked into the jail eight times, most recently this past February for cocaine possession and intent to sell. He's also had several weapons-related arrests and served time in Macon State Prison for aggravated assault during the 1990's.

Henry County man charged with molesting 15-year-old

Henry County man charged with molesting 15-year-old

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Henry County police say a 45-year-old McDonough man has been charged with sexually molesting the 15-year-old daughter of a family friend.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports police say William Leonard Abbate turned himself in on Thursday and was charged with aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and sexual exploitation of children.

Police say Abbate is a professional shooter who coached the girl and traveled with her and her shooting team to other states.

Henry County police learned of the allegations when the girl's father contacted the department.


LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN, Ga. -- Another Metro Atlanta Waffle House was robbed Friday, bringing the total to 18 in just two weeks.

The latest holdup happened early Friday morning at a Waffle House on U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

A day earlier, another Waffle House was robbed on Powers Ferry and Delk roads in Marietta.

The robberies have been scattered across Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton and Henry counties over the past two weeks. According to a Waffle House statement, the suspects usually hit between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Waffle House has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the robbers' arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Norcross Police at 770-448-6457.

McDonough woman shoots and kills boyfriend during domestic dispute

McDonough woman shoots and kills boyfriend during domestic dispute

McDONOUGH, Ga. – A McDonough woman is in jail for shooting and killer her boyfriend following a domestic dispute, late Monday afternoon.

Forty-year-old, Paula Kelly called Henry County 911 and reported that she shot her boyfriend, police said.

When officers responded to her residence, they found her boyfriend, 41-year-old Eddie Parrott, in his vehicle with a gunshot wound. Parrott was pronounced dead, at the scene.

Kelly was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

McDonough couple caught breaking into cars

McDonough couple caught breaking into cars

McDonough, GA --  A McDonough man suspected of breaking into cars was held captive by one of his alleged victims, long enough for Henry County police to arrest him and a Jonesboro woman for illegally entering four cars.

Police have charged Daniel Chase Manix and Amanda Lynn McIntyre with four counts of entering an automobile with the intent to commit theft or felony.

Read the Entire Article at the Henry Daily World

Two arrested in McDonough robbery

Two arrested in McDonough robbery

McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Henry County Police have arrested two men in connection with a recent robbery in McDonough.

DeMario Benton and Reggie Colton were taken into custody last Friday. They face charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

According to Sgt. Mike Ireland with Henry County Police, Benton, Colton and a third suspect robbed a man in front of his house in the Kensington Pointe subdivision on May 12.

Benton, 18, and Colton, who was 19 at the time, took the victim's money and cell phone before leaving the area. The suspect told police that the men and their accomplice returned a few minutes later and fired several shots at him while he tried to hide in his car.

Nobody was injured in the crime. Police are still looking for the third suspect.