Regional News: One dead, one in custody after attempted Waffle House robbery

Regional News: One dead, one in custody after attempted Waffle House robbery

December 11th, 2017 by Staff and Wire Reports in Breaking News

One dead, one in custody after attempted Waffle House robbery

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — What started as a robbery of a DeKalb County, Ga., Waffle House ended in a deadly SWAT standoff Sunday morning, police said.

Two people tried to rob the restaurant near the intersection of Evans Mill and Mall roads, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Police tracked the suspects to a convenience store at Snapfinger Woods Drive and Shellbark Road, where gunfire erupted, Campbell said.

At least one of the suspects and police exchanged gunfire before one suspect was discovered dead. At this time, police don't know whether the suspect died of a self-inflicted wound, Campbell said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on the scene about 9 a.m.


Dogs kill one person, injures another in Alabama

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — A dog attack left one woman dead and another injured Thursday morning in Jackson County, Ala., off County Road 121, just outside Section.

Emily Mae Colvin, 24, was found dead in her front yard when law enforcement officials arrived just before 9 a.m. The other woman, Colvin's aunt, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Jackson County Sheriff"s Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said. Her condition was unknown late Sunday.

Harnen said Colvin's neighbor owned five dogs he described as pit bulls that attacked another neighbor's dog and then made their way to Colvin's house and attacked her.

Colvin's aunt was on her way to visit her and was talking to her on the phone when the attack happened. When she arrived, the dogs attacked her, too.

By the time officers arrived, the dogs' owners had taken three of them indoors and two were still outside. One of them was killed by deputies after it charged them. The remaining four were taken to a vet for monitoring for rabies. A judge will later decide what should be done with the dogs.

Harnen said the dogs' owners were not initially aware their dogs had attacked Colvin, though they live very close.

The dogs involved in the attack had also been involved in a separate incident in which some llamas in a nearby pasture were found dead. Colvin's dogs — basset hounds — were also involved in that incident, Harnen said, and it's not clear which dogs actually attacked the llamas.

The dogs' owners have not been charged in connection to the attack, but the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine whether any charges should result from the attack.