Marcus K. Garner

Marcus K. Garner is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Triple shooting leaves 1 dead in DeKalb; 3 charged with murder
 DeKalb police this week identified the three people arrested after a triple shooting that seriously injured two people and left another dead. Anthony Edwards, 22; Jamie Fajardo, 37; and Kaila Lofton, 18, were booked Saturday on murder charges in the May 30 shooting death of Quanterrian Dunn, 23, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said...

2:14 AM Saturday, May. 31, 2014

DeKalb police this week identified the three people arrested after a triple shooting that seriously injured two people and left another dead. Anthony Edwards, 22; Jamie Fajardo, 37; and Kaila Lofton, 18, were booked Saturday on murder charges in the May 30 shooting death of Quanterrian Dunn, 23, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said...
2 indicted in 2013 Clayton homicide

12:06 AM Saturday, May. 31, 2014

Two men were indicted on murder charges in connection with a Clayton County shooting death and home invasion that led to a dangerous three-car chase. Police say LaJuante Stephens and Damien Hurrell Heard killed James Daniel Evers while holding Donald Evers, Sr. hostage in the garage of James Evers Rock Cut Road home. A Clayton County grand...
Arrest made in MARTA fight
 MARTA Police have arrested two men for their alleged involvement in a fight last week that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Frederick L. Missick and Luther L. Thomas were charged with disorderly conduct and have been suspended from the transit service, MARTA officials said. Two passengers said the fight began after they...

10:59 PM Friday, May. 30, 2014

MARTA Police have arrested two men for their alleged involvement in a fight last week that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Frederick L. Missick and Luther L. Thomas were charged with disorderly conduct and have been suspended from the transit service, MARTA officials said. Two passengers said the fight began after they...
Arrest made in Sandy Springs synagogue threat case
 Sandy Springs Police have arrested a man they say continued to harass members of a local synagogue. Charles B. Cortell was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct for accusations that he has been making threats to members of the Congregation Beth Tefillah since the beginning of April, police said. Police said Cortell called members...

6:12 PM Friday, May. 30, 2014

Sandy Springs Police have arrested a man they say continued to harass members of a local synagogue. Charles B. Cortell was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct for accusations that he has been making threats to members of the Congregation Beth Tefillah since the beginning of April, police said. Police said Cortell called members...
Sandy Springs synagogue threatened
 Police are seeking a man who they say sent threatening messages to a Sandy Springs synagogue. Sandy Springs police are searching for Charles B. Cortell, saying he’s made phone calls to Congregation Beth Tefillah threathening that members are going to die, according to police record. “The suspect has made numerous harassing phone...

7:45 PM Thursday, May. 29, 2014

Police are seeking a man who they say sent threatening messages to a Sandy Springs synagogue. Sandy Springs police are searching for Charles B. Cortell, saying he’s made phone calls to Congregation Beth Tefillah threathening that members are going to die, according to police record. “The suspect has made numerous harassing phone...
3 Calhoun High seniors charged with sexual battery
 Two of the three Calhoun High School seniors accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a Gilmer County cabin while under the influence of alcohol had been arrested before on underage drinking charges, Calhoun Police said. Fields Chapman, Avery Johnson, and Andrew Haynes turned themselves in to the Gilmer County jail Wednesday morning, 18 days...

5:06 PM Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

Two of the three Calhoun High School seniors accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a Gilmer County cabin while under the influence of alcohol had been arrested before on underage drinking charges, Calhoun Police said. Fields Chapman, Avery Johnson, and Andrew Haynes turned themselves in to the Gilmer County jail Wednesday morning, 18 days...
Police: Mother of Clayton murder suspect led authorities to son
 Clayton County police are crediting a wanted murder suspect’s mother for the fugitive’s arrest Thursday morning. Joseph Horace Stephens, 21, was accused of shooting and killing Goldy Lee Watkins Sr., at Watkins’ home Tuesday evening, then stealing his pickup truck. Stephens was living with Watkins and the two were arguing...

2:26 PM Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

Clayton County police are crediting a wanted murder suspect’s mother for the fugitive’s arrest Thursday morning. Joseph Horace Stephens, 21, was accused of shooting and killing Goldy Lee Watkins Sr., at Watkins’ home Tuesday evening, then stealing his pickup truck. Stephens was living with Watkins and the two were arguing...
Mutilated Gwinnett dog adopted
 An abused and mutilated dog that wandered into a Lilburn pharmacy months ago has found a new home. Bruce, a 7-year-old mixed-breed dog who’d been burned and had his ears lopped off, was recently adopted, dog rescue volunteer Dennis Kronenfeld told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They picked him up on Friday,” Kronenfeld...

9:23 PM Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

An abused and mutilated dog that wandered into a Lilburn pharmacy months ago has found a new home. Bruce, a 7-year-old mixed-breed dog who’d been burned and had his ears lopped off, was recently adopted, dog rescue volunteer Dennis Kronenfeld told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They picked him up on Friday,” Kronenfeld...
Former DeKalb cop pleads guilty to child molestation

7:22 PM Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

A former DeKalb County police officer accused of molesting a girl will spend five years in jail, prosecutors said. Manuel Williams pleaded guilty today to child molestation charges that accused him of inappropriately touching a girl in September 2012 while she was at his home. Williams was arrested in October and resigned from the DeKalb...
Forsyth deputies warn of traffic ticket scam

8:56 PM Friday, May. 23, 2014

Forsyth County Sheriff’s officials are warning residents not to be tricked into paying for bogus traffic tickets over the phone. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Robin Regan said investigators have received numerous reports of residents being called and told that they have a warrant out for their arrest because of an outstanding fine...
Search on for 3 suspects who led troopers on chase

4:31 PM Friday, May. 23, 2014

Police are searching a DeKalb County neighborhood for three suspects who led authorities on a car chase from Atlanta before bailing from the vehicle on foot. The Georgia State Patrol told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that troopers began chasing the 2000 Acura at Moreland and Custer avenues after the vehicle skipped a DeKalb police roadblock...