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Authorities capture escapee who walked away from state prison work detail

Authorities capture escapee who walked away from state prison work detail

CLAYTON CO., GA (WXIA) -- Authorities captured escaped inmate Steven Bone without incident about two hours after he walked away from a state prison detail in Clayton County.

Officials said Steven Gregory Bone walked away from a work detail at Lovejoy Regional Park in Clayton County at about 12:15 Tuesday afternoon.

Bone was being held on a 20-year sentence for cruelty to an elder person in December of 2002, and on a 3-year sentence for terroristic threats and acts, both in Cobb County.

Clayton County school officials have lifted a lockdown put in place for Lovejoy Middle School and Lovejoy High School as a precaution.

Man shot to death in Austell home

Man shot to death in Austell home

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death in a home Wednesday night, and police are now searching for two suspects in his death.

The victim, Justin Mitchell, was found dead inside a house on Pine Circle in Austell at around 10:15 p.m., according to Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce.

Investigators are now looking for two men who they believe are responsible for Mitchell's death.

The gunman is described as a thin, dark-skinned black man in his early 20s. He was wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and a black beanie hat, and was armed with a handgun when Mitchell was shot, Pierce said.

His accomplice was a black man wearing a multicolored beanie hat and a navy bandana that covered his face.

Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3945.

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."

Austell AutoZone robbed

Austell AutoZone robbed

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are looking for the man suspected of robbing an auto parts store last week.

The robbery happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at the AutoZone on Veterans Memorial Highway in Austell.

Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said the suspect pointed a shotgun at the employees behind the counter and demanded cash from the register. After receiving the money, he drove off in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black man, about 6 feet tall and 180 to 210 pounds, with a light complexion. He was wearing sunglasses and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call investigators at 770-499-3945.

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.

Loud music killing compared to Trayvon Martin case

Loud music killing compared to Trayvon Martin case

ATLANTA -- The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car is drawing comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but there are some stark differences.

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There are several witnesses to this shooting, and the man accused of killing Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station was arrested almost immediately.

In the Martin case, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman wasn't arrested until more than a month after the shooting.

Michael David Dunn faces a murder charge. Police say Dunn opened fire after telling Davis and his friends to turn down their music. Dunn's attorney says he shot in self-defense.

Davis' funeral will be held in Powder Springs on Saturday.

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.