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Deputy's act of kindness goes viral


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – A Forsyth County Sheriff''s deputy's anonymous act of kindness is going viral.

A woman wrote a post to the sheriff's office trying to find a deputy who helped her in a time of need at a gas station. The woman wrote that she's pregnant and living paycheck to paycheck.

The woman said she was on the phone with her fiancée, talking about how she needed to put enough gas in her tank to get home. A Forsyth County deputy paid for her gas and left before she could thank him.

The sheriff's office said it located the deputy, and that he wished to remain anonymous.

"She just seemed like she needed some help. It was the right thing to do," the deputy is quoted as saying.

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Drowned man found in Lake Lanier


CUMMING, Ga. -- The Forsyth County Fire Department has confirmed that one man was rescued and another drowned Monday night on Lake Lanier.

The department's public information officer said that the incident happened at Shady Grove Campground off of Shady Grove Road.

The body of 20-year-old Quentin Aaron Muse was found in the lake within 15 minutes of a dive team's entry into the water. Officials attempted to resuscitate him but said he had been underwater for almost 40 minutes.

Muse was later pronounced dead at Northside Forsyth Hospital. A friend who tried to rescue him was treated at the scene for water inhalation.

Drugs may be a factor in deadly Forsyth County crash


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident that killed a 35-year-old Dawsonville man.

It happened Friday at around 2:25 p.m. on Bethelview Road, just south of Kelly Mill Road.

The sheriff's office said Ryan Unsworth was driving his Nissan Altima south when he swerved into the northbound lanes. The Altima collided head-on with a tractor trailer.

Unsworth was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver was not injured.

No charges are pending in the crash. Investigators said drugs and alcohol were likely involved.

Victims identified in two fatal Forsyth Co. accidents


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators are looking into two separate fatal accidents that happened on Forsyth County roads on Friday.

The first crash occurred at 11:27 a.m. on Keith Bridge Road near Leland Drive.

A blue Toyota Tacoma being driven by Robert Carlson, 65, of Dahlonega crossed the center line and struck a red Hyundai Sante Fe being driven by Andrea Phebus, 69, of Cumming.

Carlson was transported to an area hospital by medical helicopter and is now in stable condition.

Phebus died on scene as a result of her injuries. Speed did not appear to be a factor.

The second fatal accident happened at 5:35 p.m. on Matt Highway and Doc Bramblett Road.

A silver Ford Fusion driven by Natalie Barnard, 29, of Snoqualmie, Wash. pulled onto Matt Highway in front of a tractor-trailer driven by James Davis, 70, of Old Fort, Tenn.

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Forsyth County man charged with killing roommate


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cumming man was arrested for fatally stabbing another man during an argument.

Donald Clifford Griffin, 57, was taken into custody at the crime scene. He was charged with murder and is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Forsyth County Sheriff's investigators said Griffin and the victim, 48-year-old Truitt Cheeley, lived in a rented single-wide trailer off Karr Road. Just after midnight on May 17, the two got into an argument.

Detectives believe that during the fight, Griffin grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Cheeley several times. The victim suffered a number of lacerations and stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead at Northside Forsyth Hospital.

Second suspect arrested in Cumming home invasion


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators have arrested the second suspect in a home invasion that landed a 70-year-old woman in the hospital.

Samira Young, 28, of Decatur may be behind multiple residential burglaries in Forsyth County. She is also wanted in Cobb County.

Investigators believe Young and 25-year-old Corey Waithe, also of Decatur, broke into a home on Pilgrim Mill Road on Feb. 2. When the victim confronted them, the suspects shot her several times, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The victim survived her injuries.

Waithe was later shot during another home invasion in Fulton County. He was arrested and is being held in the Fulton County Jail, with charges pending in Cobb and Forsyth counties.

Fatal Forsyth County accident blamed on speed


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators believe speed was a factor in an accident that killed a 26-year-old motorcyclist.

It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Hickory Hills Road near Akins Way in Forsyth County.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, motorcyclist Brandon Egli was speeding around a curve in the road when he swerved into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Impala.

Egli was thrown from his motorcycle. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The Impala's driver and passenger were not hurt.