Regional Roundup: Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault, Elderly Man Killed During Home Invasion and Hunter Dies in Fall From Deer Stand
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Teacher Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault – Canton-Sixes Patch
A Creekview High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student who attends the school, authorities say.
According to a press release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, they were informed Tuesday by the Cherokee County School Districtof allegations of misconduct by 31-year-old Adam Blake Bearden, a special education teacher at Creekview since 2010. On Tuesday evening, Sheriff's deputies searched Bearden's Ball Ground home.
Waffle House CEO Accused of 'Pattern of Sexual Harassment' – Buckhead Patch
The house manager of Waffle House CEO and Buckhead resident Joe Rogers Jr. has accused Rogers of 100 incidents of sexual harassment during her time working for him.
The former assistant said, in recently unsealed proceedings, that other women had been victims of Rogers' alleged "predatory sexual actions," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The assistant's attorney David Cohen said Rogers exhibited a "pattern of sexual harassment and abuse," which could be a huge factor in the assistant's case if it goes to trial.
76-year-old Man Murdered During Home Invasion in Athens - Athens Patch
Awakened before midnight Monday by the sounds of someone kicking in the front door, Edward Davidson, 76, went to investigate and was shot and killed, according to an Athens Clarke County Police report.
His wife, Charlotte Davidson, wasn't injured, the report says.
Cumming Man Dies After Falling From Tree Stand - Cumming Patch
A 44-year-old father died and his son was injured after falling approximately 15 to 20 from a tree stand while hunting in a remote area in south Forsyth County on Monday evening.
Emergency crews responded around 5:18 p.m. to a wooded remote area along Old Atlanta Road following a call placed by the son, according to Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department.