Regional News Roundup: Pro boxer arrested on sexual battery charge at Atlanta mall

Regional News Roundup: Pro boxer arrested on sexual battery charge at Atlanta mall

February 14th, 2018 by Staff and Wire Reports in Local Regional News

Pro boxer arrested on sexual battery charge at Atlanta mall

ATLANTA — Professional boxer Adrien Broner was arrested on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge Tuesday at Lenox Square, Atlanta police said.

A woman told officers she "had been inappropriately groped by a man later identified as Mr. Adrien Broner," spokesman Donald Hannah said.

Broner, 28, denied the accusation, police said, and was taken to the Fulton County Jail without incident, Hannah said.

"At this time there is no additional information to provide regarding this case," police said.

 

The Dalton Police Department is looking for a woman who tried to use stolen credit cards to buy two TVs at the Walmart on Shugart Road.

The Dalton Police Department is looking for a...

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Police seek suspect who tried to purchase TVs with stolen cards

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Police Department is looking for a woman who tried to use stolen credit cards to buy two TVs at the Walmart on Shugart Road, according to a news release.

On Friday, Jan. 26, the victim in the case realized she had lost her wallet at some point while running errands. Shortly after, she was contacted by both Discover and Capital One informing her that two of her credit cards had been used in an attempt to buy two large flat screen televisions.

Both transactions were declined by the credit card companies, according to the release.

Images of the suspect were found when a Dalton detective retrieved video of the transactions. The suspect is a white woman who was wearing jeans, a black Harley Davidson T-shirt and a baseball cap that appears to be dark green or camouflage.

Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect's identity or the crime to contact Detective Jacob Burger at 706-278-9085, extension 9325.

 

Gym-goer fakes workout, takes television, police say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A man took off his shirt and posed in front of a mirror at a Gwinnett County apartment complex gym according to police.

He "is seen on camera appearing to utilize the gym to work out," police Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

But authorities said the gym's flat-screen TV, not weightlifting, was on the man's mind.

About 1 a.m. Friday — 90 minutes after that pose in front of the mirror — cameras captured the man and an accomplice removing the television from the wall, police said.

"After stealing the television," Pihera said, "both suspects are seen leaving the property."

 

Video shows man who died in custody struggling with deputies

WINDER, Ga. — Video released by investigators shows a man who died in custody yelling and struggling as Georgia sheriff's deputies try to subdue him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said 30-year-old Charles Williams died in custody after Auburn police brought him to the Barrow County detention center Jan. 27. He had been arrested on charges of battery and cruelty to children.

The nearly nine-minute video released Tuesday by the GBI shows Williams agitated in the back of the police car. An officer warns they will use a stun gun if he doesn't cooperate.

Williams struggles as deputies try to remove him from the vehicle and someone yells, "Tase him." Williams struggles with deputies and yells for several more minutes on the ground before becoming still.

Just before the video ends, one of the deputies says, "Start CPR."

 

Former Alabama governor out of hospital after heart surgery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is out of the hospital after heart surgery.

A statement from Siegelman's family said he was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Siegelman had heart surgery last week after a doctor found a blockage that put him at risk of a heart attack.

A statement from the hospital quotes Dr. John Richardson as saying Siegelman is expected to make a full recovery.

The former governor's son, Joseph Siegelman, says he's always been inspired by his father's strength and resilience, and his heart surgery is no exception.

The former governor was released from federal prison last year after serving time on a bribery conviction.