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Comcast impostor arrested for neighborhood thefts


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities arrested a man who they say posed as a Comcast employee to gain entry into homes to steal prescription pills.

Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Cumming neighborhood Nov. 9 for a suspicious person call. According to sheriff and witness reports, 43-year-old William Charles Arnold had driven through the neighborhood several times in a white "USIC" pickup truck wearing Comcast apparel. Investigators said Arnold lied to homeowners and said he worked for Comcast. Once inside, he would distract residents to find the drugs.

Deputies arrested Arnold and charged him for theft by taking. Forsyth County is asking anyone else who may have been a target in the crime to contact them at 770-718-3087.

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Mother arrested, child safe after 2-day Amber Alert search


CUMMING, Ga. (WXIA) -- The search for a missing boy that led to an Amber Alert has ended after the boy was found safe and his mother was arrested.

On Saturday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a Levi's Call, Georgia's Amber Alert, for 6-year-old Travor Cargle from Forsyth County, suspected to have been taken by his non-custodial mother, Amber Fisher.

Armed robber fires gun in Forsyth Co. Walmart


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Police are searching for suspects involved in the robbery of a Walmart in Forsyth County.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, a man wearing a surgical mask and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun went into the Walmart located at 2395 Peachtree Parkway and demanded that cashiers empty their registers.

During the robbery, the suspect fired his gun into the floor and then left.

The man was seen getting into a black sedan – possibly a Toyota – driven by a woman. Police say another woman was seen in the store acting as a possible lookout before the robbery. She left the store after the crime in a black sedan.

Authorities say the suspects match similar incidents at other Walmart stores in Georgia.

The body of Gwinnett man found in Lake Lanier


CUMMING, Ga. -- The body of a man was discovered in Lake Lanier Monday afternoon.

According to authorities, the body of Curtis I. Lee, 52, of Gwinnett County, was found submerged at Six Mile Creek Park. Deputies were alerted to the area when a complainant called about a suspicious vehicle, which had been parked at the park all day.

Units from the Forsyth County Fire Department dive team retrieved Lee from the water. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was contacted and Lee was taken for an Autopsy.

The investigation is pending an autopsy report but no signs of foul play were discovered.


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Victim identified in second metro wrong-way crash


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are reporting yet another deadly wrong-way crash in the metro-Atlanta area in 24 hours.

The latest accident happened on Georgia 400 in Forsyth County, officials said.

Animals found safe after Forsyth County fire


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Several cats were found after fire officials initially feared them dead during a Forsyth County blaze.

The Forsyth County Fire Department was called to the 1600 block of Adair Blvd. around 6 p.m. officials said.

By then, there was already a blaze and heavy damage at the two story home.

Fire officials said no one was home at the time of the fire but there were animals.

Officials said a neighbor rescued a dog but said several cats were not located and were initially though dead. 

Family later confirmed that the pets were found.

Forsyth man sentenced to life in prison in death of 3-year-old boy


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Forsyth County man was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 20 years in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

A jury found Christopher Truett guilty on murder and first-degree cruelty to children charges in the February 2014 death of Wyatt Pruitt.

Investigators said that Truett, who was watching Pruitt, called the boy's mother and told him something was wrong with the child. The boy's mother rushed home and found the child unresponsive and called 911.

Truett fled, but was later arrested in a wooded area.