NORCROSS, Ga. — Gwinnett County police say a suspect has been arrested in the deaths of a mother and son found inside their Norcross apartment.
Police spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington tells news outlets that 28-year-old Rickey Taylor was taken into custody Thursday and charged with malice murder, armed robbery and false imprisonment in the deaths of Nicola Sramek and James Sramek.
A 90-year-old Jackson man was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center Thursday night, and his wife, 91, remained in critical condition after an Aiken County traffic accident.
According to a statement from Coroner Tim Carlton, Parks Ledford had been a passenger in a 2006 Buick driven by his wife Ruby Ledford.
Mrs. Ledford failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Tisdale Street and Atomic Road in Jackson about 3:11 p.m. and the Buick was struck by an oncoming 2008 Ford Econoline Van work truck.
A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy arrested during a domestic dispute last week has resigned, officials confirmed Thursday.
Danafrey Clanton, who has been with the department for five years, was on administrative leave since his Saturday arrest while internal affairs reviewed his case. The 28-year-old deputy submitted his resignation letter Wednesday.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it has been awarded the rare third jewel in the Triple Crown of law enforcement.
The award was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to recognize sheriff’s offices that achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center continues to experience telephone problems.
According to a news release, callers might be unable to reach operators or the call center to make appointments. This is a continuation of an issue following an upgrade to the system Friday, Aug. 5. We are working with the contractor to fix the issue, officials said.
If there is an emergency, callers are asked to hang up and dial 911.
Police are seeking an armed bandit who stole cash from a Deans Bridge Road Dollar General on Wednesday evening.
An employee at the store, located at 2549 Deans Bridge Road, told police she was in the office counting money about 8 p.m. when she noticed a man walking around in the store. According to the report, the employee had already locked the doors after making sure no customers were inside.