Monday, December 17, 2012
A single-vehicle crash over the weekend in north Forsyth County leaves a woman dead.
A 44-year-old Alpharetta woman died early Saturday morning after her vehicle crashed in a wooded area in North Forsyth county, authorities said. Kathryn J. Dodd, 44, of Alpharetta, was dead at the scene after being ejected from her car, according to Cpl. David Garrison of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Dodd, who was driving a 2005 Nissan Maxima, was traveling west on Chattahoochee Road from Shady Grove Road when the vehicle left the roadway on the north side and struck a tree, Garrison said. A passerby saw Dodd's car leave the roadway around 2 a.m. and go down an embankment off Chattahoochee Road. Garrison said Dodd was not wearing a seatbelt. No other persons were in the vehicle. “The crash is still under investigation,” he said in …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Pedro Castro Garcia was apprehended by authorities around noon Monday at his residence in south Forsyth.
A 29-year-old south Forsyth County man was arrested Monday in connection with the theft of the bronze eagle sculpture taken from the Forsyth Big Creek Greenway three weeks ago. Pedro Castro Garcia was apprehended by authorities around noon today [Monday] at his residence located on Hwy. 9 North in Alpharetta. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, according to investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The eagle sculpture was located on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in a storage shed at Garcia’s residence following a tip from Lance White, owner of Lance's Jewelry and president of the Humane Society of Forsyth County, to Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent. Levent said in an earlier interview with Cumming Patch …
Friday, September 14, 2012
A two-seater plane crashes in a north Forsyth County neighborhood killing two people onboard.
Two people were killed Thursday night when the single-engine plane they were flying in crashed on Lanier Drive near the intersection of Shady Grove Road in north Forsyth County. The identifies of the victims have not been released, according to Capt. Tim House of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. But Patch has learned the victims may be from Forsyth County. The small two-seater aircraft went down just before 8 p.m. crashing in the road yards away from residential homes and Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church that was holding service at the time. There were no other fatalities or injuries. House said witnesses reported seeing an airplane that was spinning. He also said the wreckage is in one spot and that there wasn't a "big debris …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 45-year-old man, who was last seen in a south Forsyth subdivision, is wanted by at least three counties on various charges and may be armed.
A Milton police officer confronted a suspect wanted by three counties in a south Forsyth neighborhood Tuesday night. That possibly armed man is now the subject of a manhunt. Kennie Askew, 45, of Lithonia, is wanted by at least three counties, Forsyth, Cobb and Gwinnett, on various charges. Capt. Tim House of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office told Cumming Patch that a city of Milton police officer was in the Bridle Ridge Subdivision, located off Highway 141 in south Forsyth, at approximately 7:20 p.m. noticed a car that "looked suspicious and acting suspicious" and initiated a traffic stop. House said Askew pulled his car in the driveway of a house, got out, and went to the front door of the residence. A woman who was a passenger in the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Forsyth County authorities are looking for a white pick-up truck and its occupants who are suspected of being involved in a crime.
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office are still trying to locate the white pick-up truck pictured, and are asking for the public's help. On May 26, surveillance video captured the vehicle entering the business parking lot of Samuel Son & Company, a producer of aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel products, located at 1900 Grassland Parkway, Alpharetta, according to authorities. The occupants of the vehicle are suspected of taking plates of stainless steel – valued between $5,000 and $10,000. If you know the person who owns or drives this truck, or if you have information regarding this incident, contact Investigator Stokes at 770-781-3047 or call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 770-888-7308.
Friday, June 1, 2012
UPDATE: The second driver in the fatal accident happened early Friday morning in south Forsyth County was identified.
UPDATE: 6-1-12, 2:45 p.m. (second victim identified) Two people were killed early Friday morning in a head-on collision on Old Alpharetta Road and Windhaven Drive in south Forsyth County, authorities said. Both drivers–Samuel Chi Epeagba, 53, of Alpharetta and Cathy Jones, 50, of Suwanee–were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. There were no passengers in either vehicle or witnesses to the collision. Sgt. Chris Shelton of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office reports the driver of a 2002 Toyota Camry Solara was traveling northbound on Old Alpharetta Road, and for an unknown reason, crossed over into the southbound lane and collided head on with a 2005 Nissan Murano driven by Epeagba. The collision remains under investigation.
Friday, March 9, 2012
A 77-year-old man has been arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of his son-in-law.
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with Thursday night's fatal shooting in a north Forsyth County subdivision, according to a news release by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Larry Martin, 77, of Cumming, has been arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of his son-in-law Ronald E. Priester of Aldridge Court located in the Lake Astoria subdivision. According to Sheriff Ted Paxton, Martin lived in the basement of the Priester home and was at the residence when deputies arrived Thursday night after responding to a 911 call that someone had been shot. “We have recovered what appears to be the weapon used to kill Mr. Priester,” said Sheriff Paxton. Priester's wife discovered her husband's body, killed by an …
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating the death as a homicide.
Update: 3-9-12, 10:58 a.m. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent shooting death of a man Thursday night. The victim, 41-year-old Ronald Priester, was found dead by his wife from an apparent gunshot wound in their home on Aldridge Court in the Lake Astoria subdivision in north Forsyth County. She made the discovery upon her return home from an out-of-town business trip. Deputies responded to a call of a person shot around 8 p.m. at the residence, according to Sheriff Ted Paxton. "Currently, we couldn't find any evidence of forced entry into the home, and also, robbery doesn't appear to be a motive, nothing was disturbed inside the home," Sheriff Paxton told Channel 2 Action News. Paxton said another family …
Monday, February 27, 2012
After deliberating all day Monday a verdict in the Jill Smith and Peter Delaney arson-murder trial has not been reached.
Jury deliberations in the arson-murder trial of Jill Smith and Peter Delaney began at 8 a.m. on Monday and will continue Tuesday at the Forsyth County Courthouse. Smith and Delaney are charged with felony murder and first-degree arson in connection with the Oct. 22, 2010 fire that killed Smith's husband, Michael, in the couple's home in south Forsyth County. Their trial began on Feb. 15. Just before 5 p.m. on Monday, while the jury was still deliberating, court was called back into session by Superior Court Judge David Dickinson. He said the jury had a question about some of the evidence found in the master bedroom [the room where the fire started] of the Smith residence and wanted to hear that information again. The jury was then called …
Friday, January 6, 2012
One person remains in critical condition and the other is stable as of Friday afternoon. The third person was released earlier this week from the hospital.
Authorities in Forsyth County report three people were injured in a wrong way accident on Georgia 400 near Jot Em Down Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The wrong-way driver, Anthony Paul Chambers, 30, of Alpharetta remains in critical, but stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, according to Sgt. Chris Shelton of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The other driver, Bonnie Lynn Daws, 50, of Dawsonville is in stable condition and her passenger, Shannon Potocki also of Dawsonville was treated, but released earlier this week. Both women were taken to North Fulton Hospital. Sgt. Shelton told Cumming Patch that Chambers, who was driving a 2011 black Hyundai Accent, didn't realize he was on the wrong side of the road after turning off of…