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Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

CUMMING — An inmate who escaped from the Cumming police headquarters turned himself in after nearly 48 hours on the loose.

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Escaped inmate back in custody

Koby Blanchard, an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming Police Department's headquarters on Friday, is back in custody.

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Officials lock in on name for new jail

Officials lock in on name for new jail

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s official: Forsyth County’s new jail, which is well on its way to completion, will be called the Forsyth County Jail.

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Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming police station Friday afternoon.

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Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

STATESBORO — Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a Georgia Southern University freshman from Forsyth County.

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Two Forsyth men arrested in state child porn sting

ATLANTA ­-- Two Forsyth County residents, one of them a 73-year-old man, were arrested this week as part of a statewide child pornography sting.

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Courthouse attack details released

Courthouse attack details released

CUMMING — By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gun battle with sheriff’s deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.  

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FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office employees are being hailed for their efforts to help an elderly woman whose yard display of pumpkins was destroyed.

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Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

WOODSTOCK — A Forsyth County man who went to a park in neighboring Cherokee County on Friday night to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl was met instead with handcuffs.

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Psychiatrist convicted of child sex crimes

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Tennessee doctor accused of sex crimes against a minor in Forsyth County was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

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Cumming man charged in pedestrian’s death

JOHNS CREEK — A driver from Cumming faces vehicular homicide and other charges in connection with the August death of an 88-year-old Johns Creek pedestrian.

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$400K in heroin seized after search of home

LULA — Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms after searching a Lula home on Wednesday.

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Man who exposed self caught in a flash

Man who exposed self caught in a flash

CUMMING — A man who reportedly exposed himself to women under the bathroom stall in restrooms at two local businesses was arrested Friday.

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Cellmate suspected of murder in inmate's death

GAINESVILLE — The cellmate of a Hall County Jail inmate found dead Sunday is being held on suspicion of murder, law enforcement officials said Monday.

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Judge: Local drug court changing lives

Judge: Local drug court changing lives

FORYSTH COUNTY — During a steering committee meeting last week, Forsyth County Drug Court provided an updated on its practices and success.

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Ex-parapro pleads guilty to sexual battery

Ex-parapro pleads guilty to sexual battery

SOUTH FORSYTH — A former paraprofessional in the Forsyth County school system pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of simple battery against three boys under the age of 16.

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Man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder

Man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County man was sentenced to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to stabbing a longtime friend in 2013.

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Bones found in Dawson are human

DAWSONVILLE - State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains.

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Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crime ring with roots in Forsyth County has drawn the attention of federal authorities.

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Burglary crew has hit more than 30 homes

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are on the lookout for a three-person burglary crew they say has been targeting Spanish-speaking families across Forsyth County.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

MACON — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was one of several law enforcement agencies honored Wednesday by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety during its 14th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

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Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

STATESBORO — Rude Rudy’s, the bar where an 18-year-old Georgia Southern student from Forsyth County suffered a beating on Aug. 28 before dying a few hours later, has closed, and its owner has agreed to a lifetime ban on getting another license to serve alcohol in Statesboro.

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Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

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Indictment in theft case

Indictment in theft case

NORTH FORYSTH — A Forsyth County grand jury handed down an indictment last week of a north Forsyth woman arrested as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent legal practices.

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Man indicted for murder in child’s death

Man indicted for murder in child’s death

NORTH FORSYTH — A 25-year-old Butts County man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the February beating death of a 3-year-old boy north Forsyth boy.

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Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday had been reported missing Sept. 11 in Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

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Suspect ID’d in death of woman found at lake park

OAKWOOD — An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found in October.

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Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

CUMMING — Observant neighbors are being credited for helping Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies thwart a residential burglary Wednesday afternoon.

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5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five people have been arrested on drug, fraud and other charges as the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues an identity and mail theft investigation that may have as many as 127 victims.

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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

DAWSONVILLE — A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

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Stolen truck found in lake

Stolen truck found in lake

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to have been stolen from Gwinnett County, authorities said.

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‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

NORTH FORSYTH — For many people, social media is a way to keep up with friends, but local law enforcement officials are using it to help crack cases.

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Smoke shop probe widens

CUMMING — Authorities haven’t said officially that the crimes are related, but it appears two smoke shops in Cumming were burglarized the same night as a similar business in south Forsyth.

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Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

GAINESVILLE -  After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

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Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

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Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

The Cumming Police Department is asking residents  to help identify a man in connection with a credit card fraud case, according to an email from the department.

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Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

FORSYTH COUNTY — A suspect in local burglary ring that authorities busted this summer has reportedly found additional trouble in another state — for popping a balloon.

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Smoke shop burglary likely part of metro Atlanta crime spree

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent burglary in Forsyth County may be the handiwork of a crew that has struck numerous similar businesses across the metro Atlanta area.

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Courthouse shooting video released

Video surveillance footage of the June 6 shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse was recently made available.

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Mad customer arrested after dumping dead beavers at business

CUMMING — A west Forsyth man is expressing regret after his recent arrest for leaving two beaver carcasses outside of a Cumming business with which he had a dispute.

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Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

CUMMING — Lumpkin County’s deputy coroner has been suspended following her arrest over Labor Day weekend in Cumming on charges of impersonating a police officer, according to authorities.

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Request for public records in clemency case denied

Request for public records in clemency case denied

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County’s request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.

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Burglary suspects posed as homebuyers

Burglary suspects posed as homebuyers

FORSYTH COUNTY — A young couple who posed as potential homebuyers before burglarizing a Forsyth County home remains in custody.

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Charges upgraded to murder in South grad's beating death

STATESBORO — A bouncer accused of beating a Forsyth County teenager to death last week now faces a murder charge.

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