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Man arrested in fatal hit and run

Man arrested in fatal hit and run

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man has been arrested for hitting a pedestrian with his car and then leaving the scene.

Tanner Bertram of Acworth turned himself in to Marietta police Monday afternoon.

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Bertram is accused of hitting 20-year-old Matthew Tyner as the victim walked along North Marietta Parkway on Dec. 27. Tyner was later pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Bertram has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and felony hit and run. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Man pleads guilty in Cobb courthouse bomb threat

Man pleads guilty in Cobb courthouse bomb threat

ACWORTH, Ga. -- An Acworth man has pleaded guilty in court that he threatened to bomb the Cobb County courthouse earlier this year.

Tommie Milan Boleman, Jr., called in the threat on Aug. 6. He told the court he did it to delay the sale of his foreclosed home.

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Thursday, a Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced Boleman, 47, to five years -- one in prison and the rest on probation. He must also perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine, plus $700 to reimburse the county for the cost of his attorney.

All 3 suspects arrested in Woodstock shooting

All 3 suspects arrested in Woodstock shooting

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has captured all three suspects in the shooting death of 47-year-old Christopher Pierce, who was found Sunday evening inside his Misty Hollow Way home.

John Michael Taylor, 27, of Acworth and Krystle Gail Taylor, 27, of Dawsonville were taken into custody Tuesday evening at a house in Dawsonville.

The third suspect, 28-year-old Benson Kyle Lloyd of Jasper, was taken into custody Wednesday while hitting golf balls at the PGA Tour Superstore in Kennesaw.

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Pierce knew the suspects and think the shooting was drug-related.

Authorities say Pierce lived alone. The victim's father discovered his son's body and called 911.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

PELHAM, Ala. -- Investigators believe two men arrested in Alabama last month are responsible for multiple car break-ins in metro Atlanta.

Oscar Moses Badger, 37, and Bobby Hanna, 24, were arrested Nov. 14 in Pelham, Ala. Police said they were caught trying to break into a car in a daycare center parking lot. They led Alabama authorities on a brief chase, but were soon captured.

Cherokee County (Ga.) Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Badger and Hanna are behind at least six car break-ins at local parks and daycare centers in early November.

They may also be responsible for thefts in Gwinnett County and Peachtree City, Baker said.

Badger and Hanna are both from south Florida. At their time of their Alabama arrest, they were out of jail on bond for similar crimes in Pennsylvania and Texas. Because of this, they are being held on $2 million bond.

Man charged with DUI after almost hitting cops

Man charged with DUI after almost hitting cops

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Cartersville man was slapped with several charges after driving drunk and nearly hitting two Cherokee County sheriff's deputies last week.

Police said 55-year-old William Scott Bently was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 17.

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Bently drove over a concrete median on Highway 92 near Bells Ferry Road in Acworth. He began going east in the westbound lanes, almost hitting a car with two deputies inside, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker.

A wrecker driver witnessed the entire incident and quickly pulled his vehicle in front of Bently's car to prevent him from going further, Baker said.

Bently was charged with DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, and driving on the wrong side of the road. He was taken to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $4,371 bond.

4 men plead guilty to killing ex-Marine

4 men plead guilty to killing ex-Marine

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Four defendants pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior Court Wednesday to beating and stomping a former Marine to death last year.

Zachary Gamble, 34, was taken off life support on Apr. 8, 2012, two weeks after he was attacked in the parking lot of a Smyrna apartment complex.

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The men convicted of killing him are 38-year-old Arthur Batchelor of Acworth, 40-year-old Sean Hall of Mableton, 36-year-old Jason Hill of Woodstock and 37-year-old Tarell Secrest of Marietta.

All four pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. They were each sentenced to 30 years, with 20 to be served in prison.

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

MARIETTA, Ga. -- An Acworth man has been arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat to the Cobb County courthouse.

Tommie Milan Boleman Jr., 45, was taken into custody Tuesday evening, nearly 12 hours after investigators say he made the false threat at the Cobb County Judicial Complex.

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Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said Boleman was arrested at a house on Fairwood Pointe in Acworth. The house is under foreclosure and scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning.

Boleman is not the owner of the home, Warren said. Investigators are working to determine his relationship to the owner.

After the threat was made, a bomb squad swept the judicial center, but found nothing explosive.