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16-year-old arrested for raping student at South Cobb H.S.

16-year-old arrested for raping student at South Cobb H.S.

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A 16-year-old student at South Cobb High School has been arrested and charged with raping another student.

Police said that though the suspect is only 16, he is being identified because they are charging him as an adult. Joshua Ingram has been charged with rape in the case.

Cobb County spokesman Dana Pierce said the alleged rape occurred on school property Thursday morning, March 23 between 8:08 and 8:22.

The warrant says Ingram opened a door for the victim.

"The said accused waited or the victim, who is under the age of 16, in one of South Cobb High School's stairways," the warrant said.

According to the warrant, when Ingram started to molest the girl, she tried to get away.

Ga. men sentenced for stealing $4 million from bank

Ga. men sentenced for stealing $4 million from bank

ATLANTA -- Four Georgia men will spend time in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon.

The defendants include:

Harry Cobb, 48, Decatur
Pleaded guilty in September 2014
Sentenced to one year and eight months in prison, then five years of supervised release

William Leese, 33, Duluth
Pleaded guilty in December 2014
Sentenced to three years and one month in prison, then five years of supervised release

Derek Spinks, 35, Austell
Pleaded guilty in September 2014
Sentenced to two years and nine months in prison, then five years of supervised release

Zachary Vaughn, 35, Atlanta
Pleaded guilty in August 2014
Sentenced to five years and three months in prison, then five years of supervised release

Thieves break through Target wall to steal electronics

Thieves break through Target wall to steal electronics

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Four men broke through a concrete wall at the back of a Cobb County Target to burglarize the business.

The crime happened Jan. 13 between 1:23 a.m. and 4:14 a.m. at the store in the 4000 block of Austell Road.

Cameras inside the store captured images of the men running down the aisles with merchandise. Cobb County Police said the suspects took Beats by Dre headphones, flat screen televisions, laptops, PS4 and Xbox game consoles, and tablets.

The suspects used suitcases, backpacks and trash bags to carry the stolen items out of the store.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Powder Springs

Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Powder Springs

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a suspect Monday afternoon in Powder Springs.

According to Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at 4817 W. McEachern Woods Drive and involved the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's South East Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Michael Wayne Smashey, had warrants in Cobb and Paulding counties. He was wanted for an armed robbery and aggravated assault at a Subway in Hiram this past weekend, according to the Paulding County Sheriff Department, who was serving those warrants. Authorities said he was also wanted for armed robbery at a Waffle House in Cobb County.

U.S. Marshals were serving the arrest warrant for Paulding County and Cobb County authorities.

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting and killing a Kennesaw State University student during a road rage incident.

In October 2013, Sparkles Lindsey followed Kimberly Kilgore after a confrontation near the gate of the Shiloh Green Apartments and opened fire.

Investigators say the two women did not know each other.

A judge sentenced Lindsey to life in prison.

Police: Mother kills 3 children, herself in Austell

Police: Mother kills 3 children, herself in Austell

AUSTELL, Ga. (WXIA) -- Cobb County Police said an Austell mother killed three of her children before taking her own life on Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department, officers found four bodies at the Walton Crossing Apartments on Mulkey Road in Austell on Tuesday morning.

Investigators believe 35-year-old Kisha Holmes killed her 10-year-old son, 4-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter before killing herself.

Authorities said they are waiting on autopsy results to determine how they were killed.

"I have three daughters myself, so I could never imagine harming my children or how it could get that bad," said neighbor Roland Milton. "I just pray for the family."

Drug cartel members sentenced to federal prison

Drug cartel members sentenced to federal prison

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three members of a Mexican drug cartel have been sentenced for conspiring to deliver liquid methamphetamine to homes in Cobb County.

Gabriel "Negrito" Jimenez-Antunez, 39, pleaded guilty to acting as a distributor for the cartel. He lived in Mexico, but coordinated the delivery of shipments to Austell and Mableton.

DEA and IRS agents were already investigating Jimenez when in spring 2013, they learned he had recruited two people to carry out day-to-day activities of the drug trafficking, including receiving shipments and depositing the proceeds at banks. The other two defendants include Jimenez's brother-in-law, 38-year-old Pablo Saucedo-Aparicio of Mexico, and an associate, 49-year-old Martin Ascencio of Mableton.