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Friday, September 7, 2012

First Slice 9/7/12: Buckhead baby robber busted

Buckhead robbery suspect Brandon Lawson, 21, faces charges in Macon and Atlanta.
  • Bibb County Sheriff
  • Buckhead robbery suspect Brandon Lawson, 21, now faces charges in Macon and Atlanta.
1. A 21-year-old man accused of bringing a baby along during multiple armed robberies was arrested in Macon yesterday. Brandon Lawson will eventually be transported back to Atlanta to face robbery charges, Atlanta Police spokesman John Chafee said in a statement, but also faces charges in Bibb County for allegedly stealing a car and giving a false name.

UPDATE: The female suspect, 18-year-old Joi Jenkins, was picked up by Atlanta Police earlier today and will be charged with armed robbery, according to APD spokesperson Curtis Davenport.

2. A Georgia company is hoping to put in a 2,200 acre solar farm near Milledgeville that, once operational, could supply up to one-half percent of Georgian’s power. The catch? A state law called the Territorial Electric Service Act limits the sale of power to regulated utilities, such as Georgia Power and local EMCs, making it a little harder to turn a buck if the big dogs won’t play ball.

3. A late night car chase ended in a fiery crash after Cobb County police tried to make a traffic stop on I-20 near Fulton Industrial Boulevard. The driver fled toward downtown Atlanta, eventually crashing on the exit ramp onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The driver made it out of the crash unscathed, but was taken into police custody.

4. Georgia Tech have identified two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a campus dorm in early July after surveillance footage led to new tips in the case. One of the suspects, Steven Terry, is already behind bars on unrelated charges. The other, Terrance Watley, is still loose.

5. A copy of the Ten Commandments was hung at the state Capitol yesterday, but only a few reporters and a handful of others seemed to notice.

6. A “retro hip-hop” radio station in Atlanta may very well, quite possibly, be the best idea ever. (H/T Atlanta Reddit)

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