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Andrea Sneiderman indicted on additional charges

Andrea Sneiderman indicted on additional charges

DECATUR, Ga. - A grand jury has added additional charges against Andrea Sneiderman in connection with the shooting death of her husband outside a Dunwoody Daycare in November 2010.

Sneiderman now faces 16 counts in connection with the death of her husband Rusty. The counts include malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, hindering the apprehension of a criminal, concealment of material facts, four counts of making false statements and seven counts of perjury.

The new indictment eliminates charges of racketeering and insurance fraud.  It also eliminates a detailed storyline published in the original indictment, which alleges that Mrs. Sneiderman was motivated to kill her husband in order to be with Neuman.  Since then, prosecutors have suggested that she wanted her husband eliminated so she could be with another man, Joseph Dell.

Dell is not named in the new indictment, nor is a substitute storyline offered.

Burglary suspect caught in the act

Burglary suspect caught in the act

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A homeowner's quick thinking landed a burglary suspect behind bars in Dunwoody Monday morning.

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Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht said the owner of a home on Hidden Branches Drive woke up to discover her back door open and some of her electronics placed nearby.

When the homeowner saw the suspect's silhouette inside the house, she returned to her bedroom and called 911, Fecht said.

The suspect ran when police arrived, but officers surrounded the area and caught him. He was identified as 22-year-old HT Smith.

Smith is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on a burglary charge. Fecht said investigators are now trying to determine if he is responsible for other recent burglaries in Dunwoody.

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."

Perimeter Mall solicitation suspect arrested

Perimeter Mall solicitation suspect arrested

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police have arrested a man accused of soliciting a teenage boy at Perimeter Mall.

Ronald Cox was taken into custody early Wednesday. The 42-year-old Lithonia man faces a felony charge of attempted child molestation by solicitation, according to Dunwoody Police Sgt. Mike Carlson.

Cox is suspected of soliciting a teenager for oral sex in a bathroom at Perimeter Mall on Nov. 12.

He is now being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

Man wanted for soliciting teen at Perimeter Mall

Man wanted for soliciting teen at Perimeter Mall

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police are trying to identify a man accused of enticing a child at Perimeter Mall.

The incident happened at around 7 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Dunwoody Police Sgt. Mike Carlson said a 15-year-old boy told investigators he was washing his hands in a bathroom at the mall when the suspect approached him.

The boy said the man asked him if he wanted to make some extra money. The suspect produced a stack of cash and then made a hand motion that implied oral sex.

Carlson said the boy ran from the bathroom and reported the man to mall security. The suspect was last seen running from the mall.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, described as a bald black man in his late 30s to early 40s. He was wearing a puffy black jacket, black dress pants and black shoes.

Dunwoody man charged with attempted child molestation

Dunwoody man charged with attempted child molestation

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- FBI agents arrested a Dunwoody man after he reportedly tried to meet a minor for sex.

Justin Ricks was taken into custody Monday. The 27-year-old suspect was charged with attempted child molestation and violating Georgia's Computer Pornography Act.

Ricks was arrested in Ringgold, where he thought he was going to meet the minor, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian Lamkin. Instead, he was met by agents and officers from the FBI's Northwest Georgia Safe Child Task Force.

Ricks is being held in the Catoosa County Jail.