A man is accused of stealing a woman’s pick-up truck while she was shopping at a yard sale.
The woman had left her 2005 Chevrolet Silverado running, according to a warrant, when the man hopped in and sped off.
He crashed into a light pole, police wrote, got out and headed south on Austell Road.
Jail logs show the man, who is listed as homeless, was arrested at Austell and Windy Hill roads on a charge of hijacking a vehicle. He has been in jail since with a hold from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, records indicated on Sept. 11.
A bad brake light led police to find numerous drugs, including THC-infused “fruit loops,” according to a warrant.
A south Atlanta man was driving on Cobb Parkway about 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 27 when he was stopped for a faulty center brake light, the warrant said.
Cops said the man didn’t have a valid license and, after searching him, police claimed they found the following: marijuana in his pocket, about a gram of cocaine, one gram of MDMA (ecstasy) and the two grams of the THC-infused cereal.
Jail records on Sept. 11 showed that he remained without bond on his drug charges and traffic counts.
A man is accused of shooting his mother in her jaw “to put her out of her misery,” said Officer Scott Luther, Kennesaw police spokesman.
The 21-year-old skipped his evening class on Aug. 30, parked his car down the street to make it seem as if he wasn’t at the apartment and waited upstairs for an hour before his mother got home, police wrote in a warrant.
He shot her with a pistol in the lower right part of her jaw, almost hitting an artery, according to the warrant.
The woman called 911. When cops arrived, the woman answered the door in a shirt covered in blood, according to an arrest report.
An ambulance took her to a hospital. Luther said Sept. 7 that he didn’t know the woman’s condition.
“He said he couldn’t live up to her standards and wanted to put her out of her misery,” Luther said about the son’s motive for shooting his mother.
The man remained in jail without bond as of Sept. 11 on charges of aggravated assault, jail records showed.
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