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GWINNETT: Court to consider speedy trial claim

GWINNETT: Court to consider speedy trial claim

ATLANTA -- A death penalty defendant who has been awaiting trial for a Gwinnett County killing since March 2005 is asking Georgia's top court to dismiss all charges for violations of his right to a speedy trial for the second time in less than two years.

Khahn Dinh Phan is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to dismiss his charges because he said the state has "chronically underfunded" the death penalty defense system.

Phan was accused of the December 2004 shootings of a Vietnamese couple and their two-year-old son over a gambling debt. The father and son died, while the wife suffered severe injuries.

Phan was appointed two public defenders, but the case lagged amid a funding delay. Prosecutors say Phan brought the delays upon himself.

Suspect in the bank robbery of the RBC Bank in Lilburn, GA

Suspect in the bank robbery of the RBC Bank in Lilburn, GA

Lilburn - A bank robber was caught on tape as he demanded money from a bank teller at the RBC Bank on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.

The Lilburn Police Dept. said that they received a call at 10:41 am.  The public announcement and the request for the public's help in solving this case is below:

 

On Friday, November 4, 2011 the Lilburn Police Department responded to a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 5505 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn, Georgia.  The Lilburn Police Department received the call at approximately 10:41 AM and officers arrived on scene at approximately 10:45 AM.  No one was injured and the suspect left the scene driving a grey extended cab, newer model, pickup truck. 

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN, Ga. -- Another Metro Atlanta Waffle House was robbed Friday, bringing the total to 18 in just two weeks.

The latest holdup happened early Friday morning at a Waffle House on U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

A day earlier, another Waffle House was robbed on Powers Ferry and Delk roads in Marietta.

The robberies have been scattered across Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton and Henry counties over the past two weeks. According to a Waffle House statement, the suspects usually hit between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Waffle House has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the robbers' arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Norcross Police at 770-448-6457.

Early morning bank robber still at large

Early morning bank robber still at large

LILBURN, Ga. –Early Friday morning, a bank robbery occurred at the Well Fargo bank at 1028 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn.

Authorities say the suspect, who was identified as a light skinned black male armed with a hand gun jumped the counter and secured an unspecified amount of money.

According to a report, the suspect fled to a waiting burgundy 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The car had Tennessee tags and a damaged right rear fender.

Wells Fargo is offering a $5000 reward in this case. No one was injured during this robbery.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.

 

Police identify, arrest robbery suspect

Police identify, arrest robbery suspect

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police have obtained arrest warrants for a man suspected of robbery at a local CVS.

According to investigators, 45-year-old Edward Wardell Underwood entered the store at 1610 Mt. Vernon Road around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. He allegedly pulled out a gun and stole a purse from a woman sitting at the photo counter.

Similar crimes occurred earlier that same day at stores in Sandy Springs and Gwinnett County.

Working collaboratively with officers from Gwinnett, Lilburn and Sandy Springs, Dunwoody police were able to identify Underwood as a suspect in all the cases and arrest him without incident.

Anyone with additional information in these incidents is asked to contact Det. Andrew Thompson either via email or at 678-382-6921.

Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Feds: Cartel takedown had key Gwinnett ties

Gwinnett County-  Mexican Cartel look to have a US drug hub here in Gwinnett County.

Roadside drug busts in Gwinnett proved key in building a case against a Mexican cartel acting as a cocaine and marijuana pipeline, federal officials said Wednesday.

A three-year investigation coined “Operation G-60” culminated with the arrests of 16 alleged drug traffickers and money launderers from inner city Atlanta to far-flung suburbs Wednesday.

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

NORCROSS --  A suspect is sought in the shooting at at Norcross nightclub over the weekend.

The man shot in the chest outside a Norcross night club over the weekend is expected to recover, as police try to gather information about a possible suspect.