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Henry County dog stabbed in the face, survives

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A Henry County dog is recovering from a brutal case of animal cruelty that left a switchblade lodged in his face.


"It was horrible," the dog's owner Jakie Cross said. "I wish my son never had to see that."

Cross says her 11-year-old son discovered the family dog - a Rottweiler mix named 'Girl' - on the porch Tuesday morning before school. Someone had stabbed the dog in the face with such force that the knife lodged in the animal's snout mere inches from its eye.

"I don't know who could do that to an animal," Cross said.

Cross rushed the injured animal to Mallards Landing Veterinary Hospital about five miles away. The vet was able to dislodge the knife and close the wound. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.

The Cross family says they don't know if the dog interrupted a would-be burglar or if someone has a vendetta against the family.

Couple tries to steal TVs from Walmart

Couple tries to steal TVs from Walmart

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County police are working to identify two suspects who tried to shoplift from a Stockbridge Walmart.

The man and woman attempted to take two large televisions from the store on Hudson Bridge Road on Jan. 6.

When Walmart loss prevention officers stopped the pair at the door, the suspects abandoned the TVs and ran.

Surveillance cameras inside and outside the store captured the suspects running through the Walmart parking lot and escaping in a gold SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County police at 770-288-8494.

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Metro PCS store robbery suspect arrested

Metro PCS store robbery suspect arrested

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County police have arrested a 22-year-old man accused of robbing a Jonesboro Metro PCS store.

Anthony Paul Smith was taken into custody Wednesday. He is accused of robbing the Metro PCS store on Tara Boulevard on Sunday evening.

Police believe Smith is also responsible for other robberies in Clayton and Henry counties. Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said investigators have charged Smith in the Jan. 7 armed robbry of the Metro PCS store on Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge, as well as an additional robbery in the city of McDonough.

Smith has been charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and firearm possession in Sunday's incident.

Robbers pepper-spray convenience store clerks

Robbers pepper-spray convenience store clerks

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County sheriff's officials are looking for two suspects accused of robbing at least two convenience stores.

In both incidents, the suspects sprayed some type of chemical on a store clerk before taking money.

The first robbery happened Saturday at a BP in the 2900 block of Highway 138.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Capt. Myra Pearrell said two masked men entered the store. One of them sprayed pepper spray in a store clerk's face before grabbing money out of the register.

The clerk described her attackers as white men. One wore a green camouflage jacket and a ski mask, while the other wore a dark blue hooded jacket, black hat and white bandana, and may have been armed with a machete.

The second robbery occurred Monday morning at a BP/Kangaroo Express in the 4600 block of Highway 155.

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.

Suspect dead in Midtown fatal shooting

Suspect dead in Midtown fatal shooting

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have confirmed that the suspect in a fatal shooting in Midtown was found dead in his Clayton County home at around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said the man appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning. 

Police said 47-year-old Bridgette Holt was found shot around 6:45 a.m at Norfolk Southern on Peachtree Street between 14th and 15th streets.

Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said Holt, a Norfolk Southern employee, was arriving at work when a male coworker approached her, spoke with her briefly and then shot her several times.

Holt lived in Hampton until about a month ago, when she moved to Kennesaw. Neighbor Eulonda Harris said Holt moved to Kennesaw after her home in Hampton was burglarized.

2 killed in Henry County wreck

2 killed in Henry County wreck

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Two people were killed and a third faces charges in an accident in Henry County over the weekend.

The wreck happened at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 81 near Sowell Road in McDonough.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said a Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear-ended while waiting for other cars to turn into a parking lot.

The force of the crash pushed the Jeep into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by a Chrysler Town & Country.

The driver of the Jeep, 20-year-old Michael Jacob Smith, was killed, as was his passenger, 21-year-old Chandler Nicole Ellenburg.

The Chrysler driver was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sgt. Smith said the driver of the car that rear-ended the Jeep will be charged with following too closely and two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide. The driver's name was not released.