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2 charged in Zaxby's robbery

2 charged in Zaxby's robbery

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two Douglasville residents have been arrested for a fast food restaurant robbery earlier this month.

Forty-year-old Scott Ray Chastain and 46-year-old Stanley Ray Chastain were both charged with robbery in connection with the Feb. 7 incident at the Zaxby's on Brownsville Road in Powder Springs.

Powder Springs Police Maj. Matt Boyd said the Chastains hit the restaurant right as it opened for the day. One of the suspects demanded cash from the register. After receiving the money, he ran to a getaway car, where the other suspect was waiting.

Scott and Stanley Chastain also face charges for a similar robbery in Hiram on Feb. 6, Boyd said.

2 found guilty in Tillman beating death

2 found guilty in Tillman beating death

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two men have been found guilty in the beating death of a teen who was attacked outside a house party in November of 2010.

Quantez Mallory and Horace Coleman are set to be sentenced for their roles in the death of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman on Feb. 4.

Four men were involved in the teen's death and two have already been sentenced to life in prison.

Emanuel Boykins told prosecutors he started the unprovoked attack, which led to three others eventually jumping in. He pleaded guilty to murder in April.

Tracen Franklin - a former student at Alabama State University - was sentenced in September to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the teen's death.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

Trio arrested for smash and grabs across metro

Trio arrested for smash and grabs across metro

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Investigators in Cherokee County have nabbed three men suspected of smash and grab burglaries in at least five metro Atlanta counties.

Vincent Donahue, James Hill and Mark McCain were taken into custody Nov. 28.

Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said the suspects are believed to be the men behind seven burglaries in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Henry and Rockdale counties.

In each case, the suspects broke the front doors out of a convenience store and made off with cartons of cigarettes.

Baker said the three men were arrested after they were pulled over on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Investigators found plastic bins similar to the ones used in the robberies in their car, as well as a hammer, rubber gloves, masks, a sledgehammer and a small amount of heroin.

Ex-employee accused of attacking women at treatment center

Ex-employee accused of attacking women at treatment center

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A former security guard is accused of sexually assaulting women at a mental health and substance abuse facility.

Authorities say Moses Roscoe "Moe" Eaddy was taken into custody Oct. 29.

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Cobb County Jail records show the Duluth resident is charged with rape and sexual assault by a corrections or disability services employee. The records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Authorities say Eaddy is accused of attacking women on Sept. 10 and 17 in a storage room at The Circle in Austell, which provides mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability treatment to residents of Cobb and Douglas counties. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the case involves three women with disabilities.

Bank robbery suspect arrested 2 months later

Bank robbery suspect arrested 2 months later

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A 44-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Smyrna on April 30.

Meldoshia Winn was taken into custody Tuesday.

Smyrna Police spokesman Capt. Tony Leonard said Winn is accused of trying to rob a Bank of America on South Cobb Drive. Witnesses told police that Winn entered the bank, presented a demand note and showed the teller a gun. When the teller set off a silent alarm and left her window to tell bank management about the robbery, Winn reportedly ran away.

Detectives sent the demand note to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, where crime lab technicians matched fingerprints on the note to Winn, Leonard said.

Winn was arrested in Lithia Springs and processed through the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. She faces charges of robbery, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

2 arrested in fatal shooting

2 arrested in fatal shooting

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend.

The two Mableton residents -- Brandon Jamal Hindsman and Rayshawn Ramell Rouse, both 18 -- were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.

They are charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of 20-year-old Joseph Owens of Douglasville. Cobb County Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Owens was shot at the West Chase apartment complex in Austell on Friday; he managed to run to the Marathon gas station on Six Flags Drive, where he collapsed. Owens was later pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Hindsman and Rouse are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.