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Man exposes himself to teen in Powder Springs Kroger parking lot

Man exposes himself to teen in Powder Springs Kroger parking lot

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are working to identify the man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl in a grocery store parking lot.

The 16-year-old victim told police it happened June 18 while she sold books in front of the Kroger at Macland and Lost Mountain roads in Powder Springs.

Cobb County Police said the suspect motioned for the victim to approach his van. The victim was talking to the suspect when she noticed he was exposing himself.

The victim said that as she walked away, the suspect watched her while circling the parking lot in his vehicle.

Cobb County Police worked with the victim to produce a composite sketch of the suspect. The victim described him as a white man in his 30's or 40's, with a medium build and thinning brown hair that is going grey.

Man gets 15 years for armed robbery

Man gets 15 years for armed robbery

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A man has pleaded guilty to robbing a woman outside her Cobb County apartment.

Erico Alexander Williams' trial was scheduled to begin Monday. However, he confessed last week to the crime and was sentenced to 15 years, with 10 to serve in custody.

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According to information presented in court, on Nov. 10, 2012, Williams approached the victim as she talked on her cell phone while walking from her car to her apartment on Twin Hill Court in Austell.

"The victim feared for her life," Cobb County ADA Brendan F. Murphy said. "(Williams) told her, 'Hang up the phone and don't say anything if you want to live,' and later stated, 'This .45 is loaded.'"

Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to entering homes for sale and stealing from them while working as a real estate agent in Cobb County.

Ray Glen Greene, 49, admitted in court that he used his agent keycode to access the homes and take jewelry and other items. He was convicted of eight counts each of burglary and theft by taking, and was sentenced to 20 years, with eight to serve in custody.

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Several of Greene's victims attended his trial. Greene apologized to them and admitted he lost count of the number of houses he burglarized. He told the court that he did not sell a single home in more than a year and supported himself by pawning the stolen jewelry.

17 drug ring members indicted

17 drug ring members indicted

(WXIA) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 17 members of a massive Mexican drug ring.

The defendants are accused of smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to Georgia. Prosecutors said they also conspired to deliver a significant amount of drug money to Mexico.

According to information presented in federal court, Atenogenes Alvarado-Delgado runs the trafficking organization. His ring -- which includes his brother, Jose Alvarado-Delgado, and two associates -- used passenger buses to transport drugs from Mexico to the Atlanta area. Others would then unload the drugs and sell them in Georgia and Florida.

Since last October, law enforcement has seized much of the ring's wares in several busts, including:

* Oct. 8, 2013: 39 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Doraville

* Oct. 11, 2013: 165 pounds of methamphetamine during a search of an apartment on Cleburne Parkway in Hiram

4 shot, 2 fatally, in Austell

4 shot, 2 fatally, in Austell

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Two people were killed and two more were hurt in a Cobb County shooting.

The incident happened in the 2100 block of Cardell Road in Austell Sunday evening.

Monday afternoon, Cobb County Police identified the two deceased victims as 20-year-old David Blount of Smyrna and 24-year-old Ryan Christopher Bobbitt of Marietta.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said investigators recovered the gun used, but the shooter has not been caught.

Police are searching for a fifth person involved in the shooting, but have not determined whether he is a suspect or a victim. They described the person as a man with dreadlocks who is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Investigators are speaking to witnesses and trying to piece together details of the case.

Body pulled from Chattahoochee River identified

Body pulled from Chattahoochee River identified

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The body recovered from the Chattahoochee River in Austell last week has been identified as that of 34-year-old Perfecto Ochoa Alvarado.

Alvarado's body was found May 5 near the Cobb/Fulton county line. Police said it was clear the remains had been in the water for a while.

Because the investigation into Alvarado's death is ongoing, police are not releasing the cause of death. The case is being treated as a homicide.

Conviction upheld for man who killed infant daughter

Conviction upheld for man who killed infant daughter

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to an Austell man who beat his infant daughter to death in 2008.

Orlando Ricardo Dyer was found guilty in January 2011 of murdering his 2-month-old daughter Azyani. He appealed, saying insufficient evidence was presented at his trial. But Georgia's high court overturned the appeal and wrote that the evidence was enough to convict him.

On Nov. 13, 2008, Dyer, then 22, was watching Azyani and his 1-year-old son while his wife worked. Dyer's brother called 911 at around 11:30 a.m. to report that Azyani was unresponsive and had blood and foam coming from her mouth.

The little girl was rushed to WellStar Cobb Hospital. First responders said Dyer showed no emotion while they tried to resuscitate his daughter, even when they were able to get a slight pulse.