Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Edward Smith, 78, was found dead May 7 inside his truck in Mableton, Ga. His grandson is one of two people charged in his death.
Read an update to this story, posted May 9, by clicking here. ----- Officials in Cobb County are reporting that a missing Lilburn man has been discovered dead inside his truck in Mableton. In a South Cobb Patch report, the man was identified as 78-year-old Edward Smith, of Lilburn. The man's grandson, Casey Collins, is one of two people being held on a felony murder charge in connection with his death. Sarah Cook, Collins' girlfriend, also is charged. Both are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, officials said. Smith had not been seen since Thursday, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. He was reported missing on Sunday. At approximately 8:18 tonight (May 7), Smith's body …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Stephen O’Reilly, who lived with the victim at a Snellville home on Hurndon Road, is awaiting extradition and transport back to Gwinnett County.
A suspect in the stabbing death of a man in Snellville turned himself in to police on April 1 in Escambia County, Fla. The suspect is identified as 24-year old Stephen O’Reilly, who lived with the victim at a Snellville home on Hurndon Road. Brent Francis, the 28-year-old victim, died from injuries Saturday. Before Francis died, however, he was able to tell officers that O'Reilly had attacked him. Investigators believed that O'Reilly fled the scene in Francis' vehicle, and issued a "be on the lookout," or BOLO, for the suspect and the stolen car. On Monday, O’Reilly turned himself in to officers in Escambia County, Fla., and the stolen car was located in Pensacola, Fla. O’Reilly is being held in Escambia County, and he is awaiting …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Phillip Sailors, who is charged with murder, was released Wednesday afternoon.
Phillip Sailors, the Lilburn resident accused of shooting and killing a young man who pulled into his driveway, is out of jail after posting bail Wednesday. According to jail records, Sailors bonded out of the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 30. A judged granted Sailors a $10,000 bond Wednesday afternoon, according to defense attorney Michael Puglise. Sailors, 69, is charged with murder in the death of Rodrigo Diaz, who is identified as a 22-year-old Duluth man in police reports. On Saturday evening, Diaz and three friends pulled into Sailors' driveway on Hillcrest Road in Lilburn. The car's GPS took the friends to the wrong house, according to Diaz's family. Sailors' attorney said that his client thought he and his wife…
The attorney for Phillip Sailors, of Lilburn, said his client thought he was about to be run over when he fired the fatal shot.
Update: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Slaying Suspect Granted Bond, Released ---------- The attorney of a man charged with murder in Lilburn says his client feared for his life when he fired the fatal shot that killed a 22-year-old Duluth man. Phillip Sailors, 69, later was arrested and charged with murder. Rodrigo Diaz, 22, the victim, died from his injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center. Diaz's family has said that a GPS took them to Sailors' driveway by mistake and that he was shot as he pulled away from the home. As a man who has done Christian missionary work, Sailors is "just not the type of individual that's going around looking to shoot at people without just reason," said Sailors' attorney Michael Puglise. A Vietnam veteran, Sailors had lived …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Phillip Sailors, of Lilburn, is currently being held without bond in the shooting death of 22-year-old Duluth man.
Update: Jan 30, 5:50 a.m.: Attorney: Increased Crime Made Client Wary --------- Lilburn police detectives continue to investigate a Saturday shooting on Hillcrest Road that resulted in the city's first homicide since 2005. In the incident, 22-year-old Rodrigo Diaz, of Duluth, was shot in the driveway of 537 Hillcrest Road in Lilburn. Diaz was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. He had been shot in the left side of his head with a .22-caliber revolver, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 6:10 a.m. on Jan. 27, while in the intensive care unit. Homeowner Phillip Sailors, 69, was then arrested Sunday and charged in Diaz's death. He reportedly believed that someone was trying to enter his …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Lilburn Police Department have arrested and charged a local man in connection with a homicide.
Update: Jan. 30, 5:50 a.m.: Attorney: Increased Crime Made Client Wary Update: Jan. 29, 4 p.m.: Lilburn Police release initial report of the Saturday shooting that killed a Duluth man, Rodrigo Diaz. Update: Jan. 29, 8:46 a.m.: Here is a statement from the Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley: "This was an unfortunate and tragic event and our department is in the process of investigating the incident. At this point we have established probable cause to charge Mr. Sailors and when the investigation is complete we will turn over the case file to the Gwinnett County District Attorneys Officer for processing. To preserve the integrity of the case I will not be releasing further information concerning this incident." --------- A Lilburn man has …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gwinnett County Police arrested Jamad Wallace of Stone Mountain, Ga., in connection to the murder of a man at a Lawrenceville drug store in 2012.
After a nearly nine month search, Gwinnett County Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a man at a CVS in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Jamad Wallace, 21 of Stone Mountain, was arrested Wednesday in Dekalb County and taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Wallace is charged with murder in relation to the death of Alex Delgado Ramos, 27, of Lawrenceville, last year. On March 4, 2012, officers responded to a shooting at the CVS at 1187 Grayson Highway at around 10 p.m. Ramos was found outside the drugstore with a gunshot to the left side of his head. He was taken to the hospital where he died two days later. According to a release from GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith, Wallace was also wanted aggravated assault following a shooting in …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating an "apparent homicide" in a Lawrenceville neighborhood, where they canvassed late Tuesday evening for clues.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Monique Marlowe died from a gunshot Friday, Sept. 21, as she was working at Hertz Rental Car.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Gwinnett County Police homicide investigators believe the when and where of a deadly shooting that killed a Duluth woman on Friday, Sept. 21 may lead them to a witness. Police say Monique Marlowe, 24, of Duluth, died of a single shot while she was cleaning a car at the back of the Hertz Rental Car location at 3492 Satellite Blvd., where she was an employee. The business is located near the Gwinnett County Transit pick-up/drop-off hub, not far from Gwinnett Place Mall in unicorporated Duluth. The shooting took place between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. “Based on the time of day and location, investigators believe that someone in the area of the bus depot most likely saw the incident,” Police spokesman Cpl. Ed Ritter said in a press release. Before …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Suspect arrested and charged in shooting that also wounded a man at Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in unincorporated Duluth.
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Friday, July 6, 2012
The Gwinnett County Police Department Homicide Unit quickly arrested a suspect in a double shooting that resulted in the death of a Duluth woman and wounded a Duluth man Thursday night. James Rashad Clay, 24, of Duluth has been charged in the shooting that occurred about 9:56 p.m. July 5 at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in unincorporated Duluth, according to Cpl. Edwin Ritter, public information officer for the department. Investigators are searching for a motive, he said. Gwinnett County Police Uniform officers responded to the hotel, located at 2350 Stephens Center Drive, regarding shots fired. Upon their arrival officers discovered two victims, each suffering from a single gunshot wound. The woman victim, identified as Rashanda …