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SANDY SPRINGS | 2 arrested in Hammond Park shooting

SANDY SPRINGS | 2 arrested in Hammond Park shooting

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two men were arrested after police said they shot at a teenager at Hammond Park in Sandy Springs.

Chavis Baker, 24, and 26-year-old Terence Doe were taken into custody Tuesday morning at the United Inn & Suites on Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose said Baker got into an argument with 18-year-old Khalif Quashon Williams at Hammond Park at around 3 p.m. Monday. Baker shot at Williams, then left the park with Doe in Doe's Ford Explorer.

Witnesses gave the car's tag number to police, and officers determined the Explorer was registered to Doe's mother in Beaufort, S.C., which is also Baker's hometown. Doe's mother cooperated with police and gave them her son's address.

Police recovered the gun used in the shooting when they arrested Baker and Doe. The gun was reported stolen in South Carolina last year, Rose said.

Bank of America robber arrested

Bank of America robber arrested

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing the same Dunwoody bank twice in 2011.

The robberies occurred on June 4 and Dec. 3 at the Bank of America on Perimeter Center East.

Trevor Gladstone, 39, of Sandy Springs has been charged with both robberies. He was released on bond from the DeKalb County Jail.

Gladstone was arrested in Sandy Springs on Feb. 28 while attempting to rob a Wells Fargo, according to Dunwoody Police.

Man arrested for credit card fraud

Man arrested for credit card fraud

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Police have arrested a man accused of having and using at least 15 fraudulent credit cards.

Investigators said 30-year-old Ben Achampong was taken into custody while trying to buy something at BJ's Wholesale in Woodstock on Monday. They determined he had used the cards at stores in East Point, Roswell and Sandy Springs as well.

A search of Achampong's home turned up the computer equipment he most likely used to create the cards, as well as fraudulent cards from victims in Colorado, Georgia, Michigan and Texas.

Achampong was charged with identity theft, fraud and forgery. He is being held without bond in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

Halloween armed robbers arrested in DeKalb

Halloween armed robbers arrested in DeKalb

CUMMING, Ga. -- Two Cumming residents accused of robbing a home on Halloween morning are now behind bars.

Sean Kinney, 27, and 22-year-old Jodie Marie Davis were taken into custody in Tucker Monday evening. Police said the pair are boyfriend and girlfriend, and that they broke into a house on Barbara Lane, near Nuckolls Road, at around 1 a.m. Monday.

The suspects assaulted the homeowner, who was sleeping on a couch, before tying him up and stealing "a considerable amount of cash" from him, according to Lt. Col. Gene Moss with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Moss said the victim, David Geary, managed to free himself and run to a neighbor's house for help.

Investigators recovered the stolen money, as well as prescription drugs and marijuana, from Davis and Kinney. Both suspects are being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond.

SANDY SPRINGS: Preacher charged with child molestation

SANDY SPRINGS: Preacher charged with child molestation

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- An 86-year-old North Carolina preacher has been charged with molesting his own granddaughter, who lives in Metro Atlanta.

Clarence Caldwell Arquitt, Jr. was arrested 12 years after the crimes allegedly occurred. His granddaughter, who is now in her 20's, reported the abuse to Sandy Springs police this August.

After an investigation, the Sanford, N.C. man was charged with molesting his granddaughter on several occasions over the course of eight years. Police said the incidents occurred between 1991, when the victim was three years old, and 1999.

Police said the girl was molested at Arquitt's residence in Sandy Springs from 1996 to 1999. Prior to 1996, she was molested at his then-home in Woodstock.

Police looking for bank robbery suspect

Police looking for bank robbery suspect

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Investigators in Sandy Springs are looking for a man accused of robbing a bank Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the Wells Fargo at 8721 Roswell Road.

Witnesses told police that a young man with a gun jumped up on the bank counter and demanded money. After receiving cash, he ran from the bank, according to Lt. Steve Rose with Sandy Springs police.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man in his 20s. During the robbery, he wore a black leather jacket and a black and orange Baltimore Orioles baseball cap.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Sandy Springs police at 770-551-6900.

Reward Increases in Animal Cruelty Case

Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based security firm, will contribute $5,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) who shot a mixed breed pit bull in the head with an arrow with a metal tip. The dog was found wandering the streets in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. The dog, aptly named "Arrow," is expected to recover from its injuries.

To anonymously submit information related to the dog's injury, call the Help Stop Dog Fighting hotline at 877.215.2250 or submit information at www.helpstopdogfighting.com.

"We need to apprehend this person before another animal or person is injured," said CEO Greg Norred, of Norred & Associates.

The tip line was established as part of the company's overall pro-bono campaign to stop dog fighting.