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Thieves smash stolen U-Haul into stores

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga -- Mountain Motorsports, which has six stores in Metro Atlanta, has to feel like they're being picked on after two of their stores were the victims of smash and grab burglaries over the weekend. The thieves tried but failed to steal motorcycles and left more than $100,000 in damages behind.

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'Respect the Flag' group indicted as street gang


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A group active in supporting the display of the Confederate Battle flag has been indicted as a street gang. 

The group known as "Respect the Flag" was indicted by a Douglas County grand jury. 

The Douglasville Police Department and the Douglas County District Attorney conducted an investigation to determine if any laws were broken. 

Business burglar sneaks in 'like a snake'

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga -- A suspect hunted by Douglas County investigators may be responsible for a half dozen burglaries at businesses.

They said they know it's the same suspect because he is breaking into the businesses in a unique way.

Suspects arrested in Waffle House shooting

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- U.S. Marshals and local authorities arrested five fugitives in connection with a Waffle House shooting in August.

Lafayette Bradly, Dennis Robinson and Jeremy Caldwell all of Douglasville were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a shooting at the Waffle House in the 6100 block of Fairburn Road in Douglasville.

The arrests were part of a shooting investigation into an incident at the local establishment after a fight. The two groups were allegedly at a party together earlier in the night.

Two other suspects were also arrested in connection with the crime.  Joshua Gore of Austell was taken in on warrants out of Cobb County for failure to appear and burglary. Melvin Evans was arrested on a Cobb County warrant for murder.

Douglas County officials said all were taken into custody without incident.

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Two semi truck accident results in injuries in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- An evening accident involving two tractor trailers in Douglas County has resulted in injuries, officers reported Thursday.

The accident involved injuries and caused delays on a major section of Interstate 20 eastbound near Liberty Road not long after 10 p.m.

An hour later, officials with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said traffic began moving slowly.

The severity of the injuries is unclear, but 11Alive has learned that a helicopter had been called in to transport some of the injured.

Villa Rica officers pull man from burning car

VILLA RICA, Ga. - When things go wrong police officers are trained to run toward the danger that sends most people running for help. Three Villa Rica officers sent them inside an out of control fire to save a life.

"It came out as just a car fire," recalled Officer Spencer Crawford.

But when he arrived, along with Corporal Meredith Ivey and Officer Micahiah Swain , they discovered the burning car had someone trapped inside.

"I got in the car the flames are up into the windshield," Crawford said.

That didn't stop the trio of officers from putting themselves in danger. The driver was stuck, jammed inside after a crash into a tree on Industrial Blvd. He wasn't responsive as the flames danced around them.

The officers decided to pull.

Police seek suspect in Sunday Waffle House shooting

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglasville police have identified a suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House early Sunday morning.

The department has issued a warrant for Lafayette Napolean Bradley for aggravated assault.

Officers said a fight started between two groups of people who had been together at a party earlier in the night.

During the dispute, Bradley allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The incident happened at the Waffle House on Fairburn Road near Hospital Drive.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is expected to be OK.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lt. Adam Cannon with the Douglasville Police Department at 968-293-1711 or at cannona@douglasvillega.gov.