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2 suspects rob Mableton laundromat

2 suspects rob Mableton laundromat

MABLETON, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are looking for a man and woman accused of robbing a laundromat.

The suspects hit Northridge Coin Laundry & Cleaners on Floyd Road at around 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the couple entered the business as it was closing for the day. The female suspect asked an employee if she could use the laundromat's bathroom.

As the woman left the bathroom, she pulled out a gun and told the employee to move away from the front door. Her male counterpart grabbed money out of the laundromat's cash register, then forced the employee to lie on the floor, according to Pierce.

The suspects drove from the scene in a dark-colored SUV.

The laundromat employee described the suspects as a white man and woman in their late 30's or early 40's. The man was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and had a medium build, while the woman had long straight blonde hair and was armed with a handgun.

Mableton CVS robbed

Mableton CVS robbed

MABLETON, Ga. -- Cobb County police are investigating a robbery at a Mableton pharmacy over the weekend.

The robbery occurred at around 8:40 p.m. Sunday at the CVS on Mableton Parkway near Old Alabama Road.

According to police, a suspect entered the pharmacy, produced a handgun and demanded money from the store safe and cash registers. After taking cash, he ran from the store and into a waiting car.

Witnesses described the suspect as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, clean-shaven and with a dark complexion. He had discolored white and pink lips, and brownish-yellow eyes, according to witnesses.

The suspect was wearing dark jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with red trim. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb County police at 770-499-3945.

4 men plead guilty to killing ex-Marine

4 men plead guilty to killing ex-Marine

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Four defendants pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior Court Wednesday to beating and stomping a former Marine to death last year.

Zachary Gamble, 34, was taken off life support on Apr. 8, 2012, two weeks after he was attacked in the parking lot of a Smyrna apartment complex.

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The men convicted of killing him are 38-year-old Arthur Batchelor of Acworth, 40-year-old Sean Hall of Mableton, 36-year-old Jason Hill of Woodstock and 37-year-old Tarell Secrest of Marietta.

All four pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. They were each sentenced to 30 years, with 20 to be served in prison.

Arrest made in death of Tuskegee student

Arrest made in death of Tuskegee student

TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford say an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a university student gunned down at a party last week.

Ford said in a statement late Thursday that police arrested 22-year-old Kentavious Holland of Brownville and took him to the Macon County jail. It wasn't immediately known what charges are pending and whether Holland has retained an attorney.

Bobby Smith, a finance major who played for Tuskegee University's tennis team, was killed in the Sept. 27 shooting. Smith was a 21-year-old Mableton resident and a 2010 graduate of South Cobb High School.

Friends said Smith was the father of an infant. School officials said a scholarship will be set up in Smith's name.

4 indicted for killing man outside gas station

4 indicted for killing man outside gas station

MABLETON, Ga. -- Four Cobb County residents have been indicted by a grand jury for killing a man outside a Mableton gas station.


Johnathan Anthony, Kemonta Bonds, Antonio Pass and Jekari Strozier are accused of beating and stomping 36-year-old Joshua Chellew, then pushing him into the path of a car on June 30.

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The defendants were indicted Thursday. They face charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Mableton man sentenced for killing girlfriend

Mableton man sentenced for killing girlfriend

MABLETON, Ga. -- A Mableton man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his live-in girlfriend last year.

Thomas "Tootsie Roll" Schwartz admitted in court Monday to shooting 45-year-old Janice Oates in the head in their Mable Street home on July 7, 2012.

Schwartz, 47, was arrested shortly after the killing and has been in jail ever since.

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Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Schwartz pleaded guilty to reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. A firearm possession charge was dropped.

Suspect arrested after police chase in Cobb

Suspect arrested after police chase in Cobb

MABLETON, Ga. -- A brief police chase in Cobb County Tuesday morning ended with one arrest.

The chase happened at around 3 a.m. on Mableton Parkway in Mableton.

Dispatchers said the suspect drove through a DUI checkpoint at Six Flags Drive and Lee Industrial Boulevard, then started the chase when officers began following him.

The man was eventually stopped and arrested outside a RaceTrac on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta. Cobb County Police said the car he was driving was reported stolen.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being checked to see if he will be charged with DUI. His name was not released.

Police believe speeds in the chase did not exceed 50 mph.