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Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested for numerous crimes, including at least six burglaries and two car thefts.

Joe Nathan Ford was taken into custody last Friday.

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The suspect is accused of breaking into beauty supply stores and stealing pricey hair extensions, according to Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin.

"These burglaries have caused extensive damage to area businesses due to stolen vehicles being driven through the storefronts to gain access," Baldwin said. "Damage to businesses and product loss in Cobb County alone is estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Body found in apartment breezeway

Body found in apartment breezeway

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Police want to talk to a woman who was seen with a murder victim shortly before he died.

Hazel Lunette Pinson is wanted for questioning in connection with the suspicious death.

The victim's body was found in a breezeway of Building 19 of the Lakeside Reserve Apartments on Lakemont Drive in College Park at around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday.

College Park Police Lt. Gerald Riser said investigators have not determined how the 55-year-old man died, but know "trauma" was involved. They are treating the case as a homicide.

The man's name has not been released. Neighbors said he lived with his girlfriend at the apartment complex.

The victim apparently had an argument with Pinson before he was found dead, according to College Park Police Detective Master Sergeant Jeff Hightower. Investigators now want to speak with her.

ATM stolen from College Park gas station

ATM stolen from College Park gas station

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Another ATM has been stolen from a metro Atlanta business.

College Park Police said an ATM was taken from the Chevron station in the 2400 block of Riverdale Road at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

It is the third ATM theft this week. One machine was stolen from the Sweet Auburn Curb Market on Tuesday, while another was taken from the new BP station at Piedmont and Ponce de Leon avenues on Monday.

Accused baby slapper's case postponed

Accused baby slapper's case postponed

ATLANTA -- A trial set to begin Monday for the Idaho man accused of slapping a 19-month-old baby on a Delta plane in Atlanta has been postponed.

Joe Hundley's case will begin on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in Atlanta Federal Court,

Hundley faces a charge of simple assault in the Feb. 8 incident. He is accused of slapping Jessica Bennett's son and calling him a racial slur when the boy began to cry as the plane descended.

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Hundley's attorney said that when the suspect boarded the flight in Minneapolis, he had just learned that his son was brain dead, and that he was emotionally distraught when he snapped at the child.

Sentencing begins for man accused of killing teens

Sentencing begins for man accused of killing teens

ATLANTA -- The sentencing phase will begin Monday for a man accused of killing two south Fulton County cousins.

Jeremy Moody pleaded guilty last week to stabbing 15-year-old Delarlonva Mattox and 13-year-old Chrisondra Kimble.

Now jurors will decide if the 35 year old will receive life in prison with or without parole, or a death sentence. His guilty plea may be a move to avoid death.

The sentencing phase is expected to last a week. Jurors will hear gruesome details about the cousins' deaths.

Like many kids in their College Park neighborhood, the teens took a dirt path through the woods to get to a grocery store to buy snacks on Apr. 5, 2007. The next day, relatives discovered their naked bodies. They had both been stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver; Kimble had also been raped.

Man accused of killing teens pleads guilty

Man accused of killing teens pleads guilty

ATLANTA -- Just after prosecutors gave their opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Jeremy Moody, the suspect pleaded guilty.

Moody, 35, is charged with murder, rape, kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstruction in the April 2007 deaths of 15-year-old Delarlonva Mattox and 13-year-old Chrisondra Kimble.

The sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin Apr. 15. Jurors will decide if Moody gets the death penalty.

The victims' bodies were found in the woods behind Bethune Elementary School in south Fulton County, a day after they were last seen leaving a nearby convenience store.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner said both teens, who were cousins, were stabbed multiple times in the head, throat and chest. Kimble was also sexually assaulted.

1 hurt in fight at Mexican restaurant

1 hurt in fight at Mexican restaurant

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A fight at a College Park restaurant overnight sent one person to the hospital.

Police were dispatched to El Ranchero on Old National Highway at around 2:20 a.m. Monday.

The call was originally reported as a shooting, but College Park police later said the victim was not shot.

There was no immediate word on what sparked the fight or whether anyone will face charges.