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Forsyth Co. Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man

Forsyth Co. Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Monday morning.

The shooting happened shortly after midnight at a house in the 7900 block of Nicholson Road in Cumming.

Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Doug Rainwater said police responded to a 911 call at the house. The 52-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, threatened officers with a gun, prompting a deputy to shoot him.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will look into the shooting. Rainwater said the deputy who shot the suspect will be placed on routine paid administrative leave.

There was no immediate word on why police were called to the house.


Father and son sentenced for racketeering

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A father and son have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to take control of houses they did not own.

Kennesaw residents Guilio Glenn Greye, 61, and Ian Justain Greye, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Giulio Greye was sentenced to five years, while his son received 10 years. Both men are required to spend two years in prison.

Two co-defendants -- 52-year-old Susan Lorraine Weidman of Kennesaw and 29-year-old Matthew Daniel Lowery of Alpharetta -- will be tried next month.

According to information presented in court, the Greyes moved into an empty house on Champlain Street in Decatur and filed false documents with DeKalb County, claiming they owned the property.

Teen fakes kidnapping after failing college class

Teen fakes kidnapping after failing college class

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A Johns Creek man was arrested Thursday after admitting to police that he faked his kidnapping.

Aftab Aslam faces several felony charges, including terroristic threats, false statements and tampering with evidence.

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The 19 year old disappeared Apr. 27. He initially told police he was drugged and held prisoner, according to Johns Creek spokesman Doug Nurse.

Aslam's parents received a text on the day their son vanished, saying the teen had been kidnapped and warning them not to call police. Nurse said investigators determined the text was sent from near Aslam's home, and eventually learned Aslam had purchased the phone and sent the text.

Bank employee indicted for fraud

Bank employee indicted for fraud

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A DeKalb County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to defraud the bank where he used to work.

William "Rusty" Beamon Jr., 52, will be arraigned Monday in Gainesville.

According to information presented in court, Beamon was vice president of Ellijay-based Appalachian Community Bank, which failed in 2010.

In 2009, Beamon told a real estate agent that he owned and wanted to rent out a house in Cumming, although the house was actually owned by Appalachian Comunity Bank. When the agent negotiated a lease for the house on his behalf, Beamon took more than $20,000 from a renter and deposited it into his personal bank account.

He also allowed the bank to make loans to his wife and a shell company he owned, and finance fraudulent real estate purchases of properties in the bank's foreclosure inventory, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

Refuse to Be a Victim seminars to be hosted in Cumming

Refuse to Be a Victim seminars to be hosted in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. -- An award-winning crime prevention and personal safety program will be hosted twice in Forsyth County this year.

Refuse to Be a Victim teaches methods of avoiding dangerous situations and preventing criminal confrontations. The program's seminars address several issues, including personal safety, home, automobile, telephone and travel security.

The seminars will be held Wednesday, Mar. 27 and Friday, Sept. 27 at the Cumming Police Department's Castleberry Building. They are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be done at cummingpd.net.

The Cumming Police Department recommends Refuse to Be a Victim for teenagers and adults.

Refuse to Be a Victim was develoepd by the National Rifle Association in 1993. Learn more at nra.org.

Man, child reported missing in Iowa spotted in Gwinnett

Man, child reported missing in Iowa spotted in Gwinnett

BUFORD, Ga. -- A missing man and his 5-year-old son were involved in a police chase in Gwinnett County last week.

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A police officer pulled over 33-year-old Jeremiah E. Johnson's car after the man ran a red light at the intersection of Nelson Brogdon Boulevard and Buford Highway in Buford on Jan. 11.

While running the car's information, the officer learned Johnson was reported missing in Iowa and that he had taken his son, Johnnathon Johnson, during a custody dispute with the child's mother, according to Gwinnett County Police. The officer spotted Johnnathon in the back seat of the car.

When the officer asked Johnson to step out of the car, the suspect drove away, with the child still inside. The officer followed, but lost Johnson's car as it crossed into Forsyth County, police said.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."