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Michael Parson sentenced to 35 years in prison

Michael Parson sentenced to 35 years in prison

ATLANTA -- Michael Parson was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday morning.

After just more than an hour of deliberations Thursday, a jury found Parson guilty on all counts in the trial. The counts included attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, making false statements to police and possession of marijuana.

The sentence was broken down as 30 years for attempted murder and five years for making false statements to authorities. An additional year for posession of marijuana was converted to time-served.

Parson was charged with ambushing and shooting his wife eight times, three of those in the head.

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His wife Adina was in court on Tuesday.  It was the first time she's been seen in public.

SWAT situation ends in Sandy Springs

SWAT situation ends in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A SWAT team surrounded a Roswell Road apartment building early Tuesday and took two people into custody.

The incident happened at a building in the Point at Canyon Ridge apartment complex. Residents were evacuated when officers arrived at around 3:30 a.m.

Sandy Springs Police Lt. Steve Rose said two people were eventually arrested without incident.

Rose said the arrests are connected to a domestic kidnapping that happened earlier in Chamblee. Rose did not have details of that case.

3 arrested in Marietta bar shooting

3 arrested in Marietta bar shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta Police say a 34-year-old Sandy Springs man was fatally shot at a bar early Sunday.

Takilam Terrell was found lying in the parking lot of Milo's Bar on Garrison Road at around 3 a.m.

Marietta Police Det. Christopher Lindsey said Terrell was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for emergency surgery, but later died.

Tuesday evening, police arrested three suspects in Terrell's death. Trina Chatman, Dennis Hampton and Joseph Ricky Hampton all face charges of murder and aggravated assault. Dennis Hampton has also been charged with malice murder and firearm possession.

Doctor indicted on charge of molesting girl at sleepover

Doctor indicted on charge of molesting girl at sleepover

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Sandy Springs doctor was indicted Tuesday on charges that he molested a young girl during a slumber party at his house.

Kelly Thrasher faces charges of child molestation and sexual battery. He is currently free on $50,000 bond.

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Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose said Thrasher, 40, was arrested Jan. 24. He was released from the Ridgeview Medical Center shortly before his arrest. Thrasher checked himself in to the center when detectives began investigating the child molestation complaint, according to Rose.

Thrasher is also accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old woman in his home in November 2012. He is scheduled to appear in court for that case on Feb. 13.

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."

Wrongfully convicted: Growing evidence of police misconduct in 1996 murder case, Scott Davis appeals

Wrongfully convicted: Growing evidence of police misconduct in 1996 murder case, Scott Davis appeals

 

Contacts:

Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates, (404) 861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

Marcia Shein, esq., Shein and Brandenberg Attorneys, (404) 633-3797, marcia@msheinlaw.com

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Man robs Sandy Springs SunTrust Bank

Man robs Sandy Springs SunTrust Bank

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a SunTrust Bank over the weekend.

The robbery happened Saturday at the bank branch inside the Publix at 1100 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, according to Sandy Springs Police spokesman Capt. Steve Rose.

The suspect was caught on surveillance camera. He appears to be a white or Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall and 180 pounds, with dark wavy hair.

Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call Sandy Springs Police at 770-551-3313 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.