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Mother cries for help finding son's alleged killer

Mother cries for help finding son's alleged killer

CANTON, Ga. -- It has been two weeks since Sherry Garland said goodbye to her son Zach Rose as he walked out of the door of their Canton home. Zach Rose told his mother to watch over her grandson. That's what Zach called his pet Great Dane Mathias. Garland never saw her son alive again.

Garland spoke to 11Alive News, going public for the first time since her son's murder. It was difficult for her, but she wanted to do it because the man wanted for her son's murder is still on the loose. "We need him off the street before somebody else's family is devastated, before another life is stolen," she said. "This is like the hardest thing ever."

Shane Demetrice Woods, 22, aka "Yung Slim ABG", is wanted by Alpharetta Police, and he is believed to be armed and dangerous. This isn't the first time Woods has been in trouble with the law.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

Stolen credit cards used at North Point Mall

Stolen credit cards used at North Point Mall

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators are looking for two women suspected of stealing credit cards from a local park.

The credit cards were reported stolen from a car at the Badger Creek Soccer Complex in Woodstock on Nov. 11, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker.

That same day, two women were captured on surveillance video using the cards at North Point Mall in Alpharetta.

Baker said the suspects took about $2,000 worth of makeup and perfume from Dillard's, jcpenney and Macy's.

Anyone who can help identify the suspects is asked to call the sheriff's office at 770-928-0239.

4 arrested for shoplifting at North Point Mall

4 arrested for shoplifting at North Point Mall

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Four southwest Atlanta residents were arrested Thursday and charged with shoplifting from three department stores at North Point Mall.

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said a Dillard's employee witnessed the four suspects -- Isaiah Burt, Raheem Littlejohn, Dexter Williamson and Sequan Williamson -- stuffing Polo sweaters and shirts into a bag.

The suspects left the store and tried to drive away, hitting two other cars in the process, Gordon said. An Alpharetta officer eventually pulled the car over on the GA 400 ramp to Holcomb Bridge Road. The suspects tried to run, but were eventually caught at the Studio 6 motel on Old Dogwood Road.

While searching the car, investigators found items that had apparently been stolen from Dillard's, Macy's and Von Maur, including designer jeans, perfume and Titanium watches, according to Gordon.

Ex-AT&T executive pleads guilty to insider trading

Ex-AT&T executive pleads guilty to insider trading

NEW YORK -- A former executive at AT&T, who lives in Alpharetta, has pleaded guilty in New York to charges in an insider trading scheme that authorities say involved the passing of secrets disguised as expert guidance.

57-year-old Alnoor Ebrahim pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Manhattan to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud. He was formerly an associate director of channel marketing at AT&T.

Prosecutors say the information that Ebrahim provided through his work for an expert networking firm involved information about product sales for the company's handset devices.

The government said Ebrahim was paid more than $180,000 to serve as a consultant for employees of Manhattan-based investment firms. 

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 25.

 

Couple arrested for leaving children unsupervised

Couple arrested for leaving children unsupervised

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An Alpharetta couple was arrested last week for leaving their three children, all under age 10, home alone while they went to church.

Myunghxa Joeng and Jongkya Kim were taken into custody Jan. 27 after a neighbor found the couple's two-year-old wandering the parking lot of a townhouse complex on Wittenridge Drive, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon.

Investigators found the front door of the townhouse ajar and the suspects' two other children, ages six and eight, asleep inside.

Gordon said Joeng and Kim were originally charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct. The cruelty to children charge has since been dropped.

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of cashing counterfeit checks at several Walmart stores throughout metro Atlanta.

The unidentified man has struck stores in Acworth, Alpharetta, Cartersville, Cumming, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville and Woodstock so far, according to Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Howard Baker. So far, he has cashed 10 checks for a total of about $7,000.

The account numbers on the fake checks have been traced back to a bank account at the Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama. Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are working with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office at 205-464-8646.