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Cops: Dog Disfigured in Austell - South Cobb Patch

An Austell man is accused of repeatedly striking a dog in the face and head with a broken metal broom handle.

The incident occurred around 6:15 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Sylvia Street.

According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Kenny Sullivan allegedly beat the dog to the point that it had a deep laceration above its left eye and a bloody, swollen left eyeball that required emergency medical treatment.

South Cobb Patch has more on this story.

3 Fort Stewart Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan - Fort Stewart Patch

Three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to a Fort Stewart press release.

The soldiers died in Kandahar from wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using a vehicle-borne explosive device, according to the release.

Killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa and Spc. Deflin M. Santos Jr. All were cavalry scouts assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team.

Fort Stewart Patch has more details.


Sandy Springs Man Killed in Marietta Bar Shooting -- Sandy Springs Patch

A Sandy Springs resident was found shot on Sunday in the parking lot of Milo's Bar on Garrison Road in Marietta.

The Marietta Police Department is investigating his murder.

At around 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, Marietta Police responded to a "person shot" call at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered 34-year-old Sandy Springs resident Takilam Terrell in a parking lot, Marietta Detective Christopher Lindsey said in a press release.


- Kennesaw Patch

A Marietta man allegedly raped a Kennesaw woman while she was unconscious last Thursday, then called 911 to report the incident to police, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

Jesus Funez of Marietta is in custody without bond on a charge of rape. He has an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold on his release, according to online jail records.

The incident occurred between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4 in a TownPark Crossing apartment unit, records show.


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