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Recent Crime News
Tuesday | via MyFoxAtlanta
A Gainesville father and his two sons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting a 55-year-old man and killing his dog. Motes later showed up at Speer's home which is located in the 1300 block of Benson Drive. Comment?
Monday | via The Times
Albert Renaud enters Hall County Magistrate Court Monday morning for a committal hearing. He is accused of shooting at another vehicle. Comment?
Monday Jul 27 | via The Times
Three men are accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of striking a man in the head and shooting his bull mastiff Sunday, authorities said. Dwayne Motes, 51, and his sons Nicholas, 28, and Matthew, 27, are charged with cruelty to animals, battery, reckless conduct and other charges for an alleged incident on Benson Drive in Gainesville. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via The Times
Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this month. "We have seen the same, local armed individuals standing guard outside the recruiting center," said Gainesville Police spokesman Kevin Holbrook. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via The Times
Agents seized more than $11,000 in meth and arrested four local residents this week as part of a drug investigation that also netted Alprazolam tablets, scales, a drug ledger and an AK47-style assault rifle. According to Lt. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via The Times
A Gainesville man accused by authorities of fatally shooting another man at a soccer game in 2013 will have his mental competency for trial re-evaluated before his expected court date. Saul Merdez Castillo, 41, was indicted in 2013 and accused of shooting Silverio Acosta, 46, at a June 16 Tadmore Park soccer game in Hall County. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 21 | via Breitbart.com
On July 21, Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogger Jay Bookman put forth reasons he believes arming military recruiters in the wake of the Chattanooga attack might not be such a good idea. One of the reasons he offered is the possibility that a recruiter might accidentally hurt himself if armed. Comment?
Saturday Jul 18 | via Examiner.com
Army recruiter accidentally shoots himself in the leg and a Macon man was thrown to his death during a crash in Bibb County, officials said. An army recruiter accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville. Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via AllHipHop.com
What a week: July 11, 2015 - July 17, 2015 could go down as one of the wildest weeks in Hip Hop history. Headlines ranged from rappers losing their lives to a 9-figure mogul filing for bankruptcy to reports a label head conspired to kill his own artist. Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via WTAQ-AM Green Bay
A U.S. Navy recruiter in Georgia accidentally shot himself in the leg with his own handgun Friday at a local recruiting office, police said. The accident in Gainesville, Georgia, north of Atlanta, took place a day after four Marines were killed and three other people injured in attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via Washington Times
Gainesville Police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook tells the Times of Gainesville there is no need for public alarm after an accidental shooting at the Armed Forces Recruiting center on Dawsonville Highway Friday morning. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 14 | via TMZ.com
Tupac 's homie and Outlawz rapper, Hussein Fatal , wasn't at the wheel during the car accident, and the woman who was ... has been arrested for homicide and DUI. We're told Fatal was the passenger in a Dodge Challenger driven by Zanetta L. Yearby -- and he was ejected and killed in an absolutely horrific crash early Friday morning in Gainesville, Georgia. Comment?
Monday Jul 6 | via The Times
For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend. Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers did, however, make 12 boating under the influence arrests, up from eight the year before. Comment?
Jun 23, 2015 | via The Times
An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said. Four people were arrested after an alleged theft by shoplifting incident around 12:55 a.m. Monday at the Oakwood Wal-Mart, police said. Comment?
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