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Young Jeezy arrested in Alpharetta Tuesday

Young Jeezy arrested in Alpharetta Tuesday

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Rapper Young Jeezy has bonded out of jail after being arrested in Alpharetta Tuesday.

Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, was picked up on charges of misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement. He bonded out of jail before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers responding to an alarm call found Jenkins coming from the rear of the home. When he was questioned about his identity, he was uncooperative and became even more uncooperative as he was questioned, according to police.

He was subsequently arrested on the obstruction charge.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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2 indicted for mortgage fraud scheme targeting elderly

2 indicted for mortgage fraud scheme targeting elderly

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Two north Fulton County residents have been indicted for running a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted senior citizens.

Edmund Chatham of Roswell and Steven Connelly of Alpharetta each face one count of racketeering.

Prosecutors say the two defendants tried to obtain payouts from mortgage lenders for reverse mortgages. Between January 2008 and January 2009, Chatham and Connelly helped senior citizens buy five houses in Atlanta, then persuaded the victims to get the reverse mortgages using fraudulently inflated appraisals.

A reverse mortgage allows a homeowner to borrow a percentage of a home's equity while still being allowed to live there. Seniors who are at least 62 years old may be eligible for reverse mortgages, according to the Georgia Attorney General's office.

Chatham and Connelly are accused of taking proceeds and fees from the reverse mortgages at closings while giving little or none of the money to their victims.

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

Father and son sentenced for racketeering

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A father and son have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to take control of houses they did not own.

Kennesaw residents Guilio Glenn Greye, 61, and Ian Justain Greye, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Giulio Greye was sentenced to five years, while his son received 10 years. Both men are required to spend two years in prison.

Two co-defendants -- 52-year-old Susan Lorraine Weidman of Kennesaw and 29-year-old Matthew Daniel Lowery of Alpharetta -- will be tried next month.

According to information presented in court, the Greyes moved into an empty house on Champlain Street in Decatur and filed false documents with DeKalb County, claiming they owned the property.

Alpharetta shooting suspect arrested

Alpharetta shooting suspect arrested

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The suspect accused of shooting a man at an Alpharetta townhouse complex last week has been arrested.

Timothy C. Pierce was taken into custody on Oct. 1, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon.

The suspect is accused of shooting a man in a parking lot at the Planter's Ridge townhouse neighborhood off Cumming Highway on Sept. 24.

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Pierce has been charged with possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and four counts of aggravated battery. He is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

Police looking for driver who hit woman

Police looking for driver who hit woman

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Police Department is working to identify a driver who hit a woman on Ga. 400 and then drove away.

The accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Holcomb Bridge Road.

Roswell Police Officer Lisa Holland said David Neil Howell and his sister, 28-year-old Sarah Howell, were riding a motorcycle north on Ga. 400 when the bike clipped a median wall.

Both victims were thrown from the motorcycle. Sarah Howell, of Alpharetta, was hit by a car and killed. David Howell, who was driving, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. He was released Monday morning and promptly arrested; charges include DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and vehicular homicide.

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Alpharetta Waffle House robbed

Alpharetta Waffle House robbed

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A north Fulton County Waffle House was reportedly robbed Monday morning.

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said the Waffle House is located on South Main Street. No one was injured in the robbery, which happened at around 5:15 a.m.

No other details were immediately available.

Alpharetta woman arrested for killing ex-husband

Alpharetta woman arrested for killing ex-husband

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A 48-year-old Alpharetta woman is behind bars Friday for fatally shooting her ex-husband.

Jennifer Pugh is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

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Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said Pugh is accused of shooting 52-year-old Brian Pugh at a home on Serenity Court Thursday evening.

Brian Pugh was shot multiple times, Gordon said. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There was no immediate word on a motive in the shooting.