Regional Roundup: Teens Charged in BB Gun Shooting, CVS Shooting Victim Dies, and State Senate Passes Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
A look at top headlines from Patch sites across northeast Georgia.
Crime Blotter--Two Arrested in BB Shooting -- Athens Patch
After an investigation, Charles Anthony Horton, 18, Twin Creek Road, Winterville, and Josh Carney, 17, Township Lane, a member of the 2012 class at Athens Christian School, were arrested for the aggravated assault of an 11-year old child on March 4.
The victim was shot with a BB gun as she walked down Cedar Shoals Dr. Both were charged with one count Aggravated Assault. The investigation continues and other charges are pending.
Victim of CVS Shooting Dies - Police Searching for Suspect -- Loganville-Grayson Patch
Gwinnett County Police are asking for the public's help finding the man who shot a man outside the Lawrenceville CVS on Grayson Highway at Sugarloaf Parkway.
Alex Delgado Ramos, 27 of Lawrenceville, was shot in the head outside of the CVS Pharmacy at 1187 Grayson Highway in unincorporated Lawrenceville on March 4th. He was taken to the hospital and died two days later from his injuries.
GCPD is now searching for his killer. The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a black hat, black jacket with a white stripe across the back and down the sleeves, dark blue jeans, and dark color shoes at the time of the shooting. He was seen leaving the scene in a newer model silver or gold Chevrolet Impala.
Police say the murder appears to have occurred during a robbery. Anyone with any information about this murder should call Gwinnett Police detectives at 770-513-5300.
Drug Testing for Georgia Welfare Recipients Passes State Senate – Roswell Patch
The Georgia Senate passed the Social Responsibility and Accountability Act on Wednesday taking state welfare recipients one step closer to having to pass drug testing before they can receive state money. The bill will still need state House of Representatives approval before becoming a law.
The drug testing legislation will require recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to undergo drug screening to determine welfare eligibility. TANF applicants not enrolled in Medicaid will be responsible for paying the drug testing application fee of approximately $17, however if the test is negative for controlled substances they will be fully reimbursed for all expenses as part of their first benefit check.
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