Around the Region: City Officials Agree to Return Money, Police Search Scene of Attempted Abduction and Suspect in Starlight Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

 — Douglasville Patch

In a statement dated Oct. 8, the City of Douglasville said that since 2007 there have been 284 instances of a Douglasville elected official being paid for attending a meeting or other public event, which did not appear to be consistent with the City's criteria.

Of the 284 instances, 91 of these were identified by the GBI as pertaining to former Mayor Mickey Thompson. That leaves a total of 193 activities to be accounted for.

All current Douglasville elected officials and all former City Council members contacted by the City Attorney’s Office have agreed to reimburse the City government for payments they had received for attending activities considered to be questionable, according to the City's statement (attached.)



Police Search Scene of Attempted Abduction — Kennesaw Patch

On Tuesday, the Kennesaw Police Department returned to a wooded area where a man attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl as she played Saturday night with a friend.

According to a police incident report, a man with a black hoodie, black pants, blue ski mask and yellow gloves grabbed the girl on her left ankle in a wooded area between Summit Wood Drive and the tennis courts at the Westover subdivision. The girl screamed, broke free and ran toward her friends. But the 6-foot-tall man reappeared and grabbed the girl's arm, an officer wrote in the report.

Read more on Kennesaw Patch.


Starlight Six Drive-In Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty — East Atlanta Patch

The man charged with the shooting death Georgia National Guardsman Mitt-Chai Lenix at the Starlight Six Drive-in Theatre May 15, pleaded not guilty in a DeKalb County Monday.

Quentric S. Williams, the 32-year-old alleged shooter, was indicted in August for the murder of Lenix, whom prosecutors said sought help with a jump-start.

East Atlanta Patch has more on this story.


Fugitive Wanted in California for Armed Robbery Nabbed in Oconee Shoplifting Case – Oconee Patch

A 22-year-old Athens woman wanted in San Francisco, California on a charge of armed robbery was arrested Monday in Oconee County.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Janey Corran Travis of Christy Court was taken into custody at Kohl's after store employees accused her of putting new shoes on two children and attempting to leave the store without paying for them. Travis and Bryan Yahola Campbell, 27, of the same address, were both charged with shoplifting.

Visit Oconee Patch for more on this story.


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