Regional Roundup: Child Exploitation Indictments, Waffle House Robbery, and Altered Money
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Smyrna, Mableton Men Indicted for Child Exploitation - Smyrna-Vinings Patch
Two Cobb County men were indicted by a federal grand jury for child pornography charges stemming from their ordering and receiving videos containing child pornography from a foreign company, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. One of the offenders was a school bus driver, and the other one was a college instructor.
Jerry Michael Lanier, 51, of Smyrna, is charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Lanier was working as a music instructor at the University of West Georgia.
Police Seek Waffle House Robber - Buckhead Patch
Atlanta Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed the Waffle House at 2264 Cheshire Bridge Road earlier this month.
The man entered the restaurant at 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 7, apparently speaking on a cell phone, according to an APD report.
The report says the robber showed a handgun to an employee on duty and demanded cash.
Woman Tries to Pass Altered $5 Bill off As a $100 Bill - Woodstock Patch
The Woodstock Police Department needs the public to help them identify a woman who is wanted for forgery in the first degree.
According to the Woodstock Police Department, the woman on Saturday Dec. 22 allegedly tried to pass a washed $5 bill with the appearance of a $100 bill at Ulta Cosmetics.
Burglar Uses Pickaxe to Break Into Condesa Coffee - East Atlanta Patch
Atlanta police are looking for a man who burglarized the Condesa Coffee shop sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning — using a pickaxe.
The man, who was caught on video, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the popular coffee and wine shop located at the corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway.