Regional Roundup: Cars Stacked in Wreck, Police Impersonators Invade Home and Cotton Mill Arsonists Sentenced

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Stone Mountain Patch

A white Saturn crashed into and slid under a Dodge Stratus in an accident on N. Hairston Road near Memorial Drive Wednesday early afternoon. Amazingly, no one was hurt in the bizarre-looking wreck that even stunned firefighters.

H. Trotty said he's seen a lot of different types of accidents in his nearly 16 years with DeKalb County fire department, including cars that have gone under big trucks, but for a car "to go under the same size car? That's a first," he said.



Police Impersonators Carry Out 'Violent' Home Invasion – Cartersville Patch

Bartow County sheriff's authorities are investigating a "violent" home invasion by a man and woman wearing shirts that read "POLICE" in big letters, according to the press release.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said deputies and investigators responded to the 1:44 p.m. call to 911 from a Cottage Walk home in Cartersville.

The homeowner told authorities his wife and infant were at the home when the African-American man and Caucasian woman knocked on the door, then used zip ties to restrain the wife and took items from the home.

Visit Cartersville Patch for additional details.


No Hard Time for Teens Who Burned Down Cotton Mill – Douglasville Patch

Three teenagers were sentenced Wednesday afternoon for their roles in destroying a historic Douglasville cotton mill last May, according to Andrew Agan, director of community relations for the Douglas County DA's Office.

Adrian Bond, 19, Terry Carringer, 19, and Jeromie Hand, 18, were sentenced to 60 to 120 days in a probation detention center and seven years of probation after each pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and second-degree arson, reported Agan in an email.

The sentencing also requires each defendant to perform 100 hours of community service, submit to drug and psychological evaluations, attend counseling sessions and have no contact with each other.

Read more on Douglasville Patch.


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