Around the Region: Woman Sentenced for Running Over Ex, Man Found Dead in Deer Processing Business and Six Charged in $1 Million Counterfeiting Case

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Woman to Serve 12 Years in Prison for Running Over Ex — Douglasville Patch

A Hiram woman will serve 12 years in prison after news of a break-up drove her to run over an ex-boyfriend with a SUV, according to District Attorney David McDade.

Vanessa Marie Garrett-Rogers, 28, received a 30-year sentence from Chief Superior Court Judge Robert J. James after entering a guilty plea to charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident. Once out of prison, Garrett-Rogers will serve the remaining 18 years on probation. She is also required to pay $57,850.46 in restitution to the victim.

Read more on Douglasville Patch.


Man Found Murdered in His Deer Processing Business — Cumming Patch

A 60-year-old Cumming man was found murdered Sunday night in his deer processing business in Hancock County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

The body of Nelson Garner was found by a relative around 9:30 p.m. at Garner’s Grinder located at 18630 Highway 16 in Sparta, Ga. (the business is located about 137 miles from Cumming, between Atlanta and Augusta). 

Garner who operated and stayed at the business during hunting season, but was a resident of Cumming, was last seen alive at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cumming Patch has more on this story.


Stone Mountain Man Among 6 Charged With Counterfeiting Up to $1 Million — Stone Mountain Patch

A local man is among those charged with counterfeiting up to $1 million in U.S. currency, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Kenyada Barrion, 35, of Stone Mountain, along with Cameron R. Longshore, 30, and Ian J. Longshore, 27, both of Decatur, appeared Monday (Dec.3) in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell L. Vineyard on counterfeiting charges.

On Nov. 19, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment on the men as well as on Heath J. Kellogg, 36, of Woodstock, Stacy P. Smith, 37, James C. Kellogg, 63 -- both of Marietta -- with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute counterfeit U.S. currency, according to the press release from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates' office.



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