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News Nearby: Two Dead in Shootout at Church, Man Arrested for Statutory Rape

A look at the top Patch stories not far from Alpharetta and Milton

 - Stone Mountain-Redan Patch

Two people have been killed and two others injured in a Thursday afternoon shootout during a funeral in the parking lot of a Stone Mountain-area church.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., shots were fired during a funeral at Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, according to media reports.

No arrests have been made, according to DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish. 

The 1 p.m. funeral was being held for Ryan Devon Guider, who was shot to death on May 26. His mother is a member of the church.  

Police say the man suspected in Guider's death, Marcus Ventress, 28, may be connected to Thursday's shootings, and may be one of the dead.

 - Dunwoody Patch

A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to Dunwoody Police.

Dunwoody detectives secured a warrant on the man for statutory rape. Police reported that the 13-year-old girl became pregnant as a result of the intercourse.

The incident took place on Peachtree Parkway, according to police.

 - Johns Creek Patch

The man who placed school officials, parents and students in fear by mailing false bomb threats to several local area middle and high schools, including in Johns Creek, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Willis B. Hunt Jr.

Valtrez Stewart, 29, of Chicago pleaded guilty to these charges on Jan. 27. He was sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

- Cumming Patch

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a white pick-up truck.

On May 26, surveillance video captured the vehicle entering the business parking lot of , a producer of aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel products, located at 1900 Grassland Parkway in south Forsyth County, according to authorities. The occupants of the vehicle are suspected of taking plates of stainless steel – valued between $5,000 and $10,000.

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