Q&A on the News

Q: There were guns stolen from a rail yard in Atlanta in November. Were the guns recovered? What agency was the owner of the guns? Was this a random break-in for the train company?

—Octavia Parks, Jonesboro

A: Eight suspects have been arrested in various locations in Greater Atlanta in connection with the theft of 120 rifles from a CSX rail yard in November, company spokesman Gary Sease told Q&A on the News. He said some weapons also have been recovered. Sease said CSX security, which he said is a fully accredited police force, is working with ATF and the FBI in the investigation. "The investigation continues, and we're making additional progress," Sease said. He said he could not disclose who owned the guns that were taken from a shipping container in Atlanta. Sease said theft, especially in large urban areas, "tends to be a challenge for us. We conduct frequent patrols of the tracks in cities like Atlanta and Chicago. Theft tends to be more prevalent there," he said. "Places like those are where our efforts are focused."

Q: What is the situation with the father of the four children in the Conyers fire? I have not heard or read anything about him.

—Phil Fowler, Locust Grove 678-432-6357.

A: Darnell Glass is separated from Reeba Glass, the AJC reported. He is keeping his 6-year-old son, who allegedly started the fire that killed four siblings and injured Reeba Glass on Jan. 8. Killed in the blaze were 9-year-old Ah'Dariya, 7-year-old Dar'Shawn, 3-year-old Armoni and 8-month-old Deon. Reeba Glass was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital with burns to more than 40 percent of her body.

Andy Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).