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Woman runs from cops, hides in office park

Woman runs from cops, hides in office park

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A woman who fled from police during a traffic stop and hid in a Sandy Springs office park is now in custody.

The suspect, 29-year-old Shauney Busby, was pulled over in Brookhaven Monday morning for aggressive driving, according to Brookhaven Police Lt. Brandon Gurley.

When the police tried to approach her, Busby drove off, crossing into Sandy Springs.

Gurley said the suspect abandoned her car outside the office park at 780 Johnson Ferry Road, where the road becomes Glendridge Drive, and ran into one of the buildings. Security guards at the office park searched for an hour before finding Busby and bringing her to the police.

Busby may have been involved in a hit-and-run in Dunwoody earlier Monday, according to Gurley. She now faces charges in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven as well, and will be booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

Dunwoody police looking for Von Maur shoplifters

Dunwoody police looking for Von Maur shoplifters

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police have released surveillance images of three suspects accused of shoplifting at Perimeter Mall.

The Von Maur department store was robbed Wednesday at around 4:20 p.m.

Police said a young man tried to steal from the store, while two women acted as lookouts. Loss prevention officers approached the male suspect, who began to fight with them.

The suspect ran from the store; the officers followed him into the mall parking lot. Police said the suspect then pointed a gun at the officers before running toward the nearby Dunwoody MARTA station.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20's, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair worn in small twists. He faces charges of shoplifting and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Dunwoody police at 678-382-6914 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

ATLANTA -- Three members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to life in prison for committing murders in two counties.

Ernesto Escobar, 30, of Norcross was sentenced Thursday in federal court. He goes by the street names "Flaco" and "Pink Panther."

Two co-defendants -- 25-year-old Miguel "Joker" Alvarado-Linares of Norcross and 30-year-old Dimas "Toro" Alfaro-Granados of Duluth -- were sentenced in October.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the three men were charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for several incidents in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Evidence presented in court showed Alvarado-Linares and Alfaro-Granados killed a fellow MS-13 member in October 2006 because they believed the victim was cooperating with police.

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A tutor to low-income children has been charged with first-degree forgery and false statements by a Fulton County Grand Jury.

Domonique Scott was charged Nov. 26 with creating false assets and liabilities for her company, A Love of Learning Tutoring.

Court documents show Scott produced false balance sheets, statements of net income, a forged letter showing a non-existent cash line of credit and even a start date for her company.

The fake company was hired in January 2010 by the Georgia Department of Education's Supplemental Education Services program, which provides free tutoring and academic assistance to low-income families. A Love of Learning Tutoring helped children in Bibb, Clayton, DeKalb, Muscogee and Richmond counties, according to information presented in court.

ATM skimmer found at Dunwoody bank

ATM skimmer found at Dunwoody bank

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- An ATM skimmer was discovered at a DeKalb County bank over the weekend.

The device was found Sunday at the SunTrust on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht said the skimmer is held onto the ATM with double-sided tape and looks exactly like the real ATM card slot.

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Dunwoody police release sketch of sex assault suspect

Dunwoody police release sketch of sex assault suspect

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Police have released a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a woman walking home Sunday evening.

They said the woman was bruised and scratched after the attack but may have left her mark on the suspect.

"We believe the suspect probably had more intention to cause further harm to the victim," said Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht

It happened on Barclay Drive, just off of North Peachtree Road in Dunwoody. You might not want to walk the road alone at night. There are woods on either side of Barclay Drive, but police said the assault happened in broad daylight at about 5:30 p.m.

Fecht said the woman was well aware of what was going on. She saw the man walking on the other side of the road and after he passed her he crossed the street, according to police.

Man arrested for Walmart robbery

Man arrested for Walmart robbery

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A man was arrested while trying to run from the Dunwoody Walmart he's accused of robbing.

Alphonzo Eddy was taken into custody Thursday morning.

Dunwoody Police Sgt. Jason Witcher said Eddy, 29, is accused of pulling a gun on a cashier at the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody Road. The robbery happened at around 8:40 a.m.

After receiving about $2,000 from the register, the suspect ran into the woods near the store. Police quickly set up a perimeter and caught him, Witcher said.

Eddy faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, firearm possession and theft.