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Mail stolen from 48 Clarke County residents

Mail stolen from 48 Clarke County residents

ATHENS, Ga. -- Dozens of northeast Georgia residents say their mail was stolen in a mystery that involves plastic bags full of mail found in the bed of a pickup truck.

Police said Monday they were investigating the thefts of mail from 48 victims in southeastern Athens-Clarke County.

A resident called police at the urging of his father, who found three large plastic bags of mail in the bed of his son's pickup truck. The younger man told police the bags were placed in the truck the night before by a man after a party in west Athens.

Police say much of the mail bore addresses of homes in neighborhoods off Barnett Shoals and Old Lexington roads.

Investigators plan to check the mail for fingerprints.

Athens man arrested for sexual exploitation

Athens man arrested for sexual exploitation

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 20-year-old Athens man was charged with 18 counts of sexual exploitation of a child after a search warrant was executed at his home.

Micheal Timmons was arrested at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Athens-Clarke County Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said police issued a search warrant of Timmons' house after a three-month investigation. Officers seized computers, cell phones and iPads during their search.

Timmons is being held without bond in the Athens-Clarke County Jail.

Teen threatens to stab brother over Cheetos

Teen threatens to stab brother over Cheetos

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police in Athens have arrested a 14-year-old girl for allegedly threatening to stab her brother over a bag of Cheetos.

The unidentified girl Tuesday told police she has "anger issues." Police say the fight broke out when the boy tried getting some of the chips out of the bag. When the girl pushed her brother away it caused the bag to split - spilling the powdered, puffed corn snacks to the floor.

Police say the girl's mother took the knife from her and subdued her until police arrived. She was charged with simple battery and is in the custody of sheriff's deputies.

Last week, Athens police arrested a 14-year-old girl who threatened to light her family's apartment on fire over a missing can of Mountain Dew.

'Office creeper' arrested in N.C.

'Office creeper' arrested in N.C.

ATLANTA -- The man accused of stealing wallets from businesses across Georgia has finally been caught.

Antonio Hornsby, who was nicknamed the "officer creeper," was arrested Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

He is being held on $75,000 bond, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Jail records list his hometown as Tampa, Fla.

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Girl threatens to burn down apartment over missing Mountain Dew

Girl threatens to burn down apartment over missing Mountain Dew

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police in Athens say a 14-year-old girl has been arrested for threatening to set her family's apartment ablaze over a missing bottle of soda.

Police say the unidentified girl, who was already under house arrest, became enraged Wednesday when she opened the refrigerator and saw that her Mountain Dew was missing. Authorities say the girl began cursing at her stepfather, who told her to talk to her mother about it.

Authorities say the girl blew cigarette smoke in her mother's face and threatened to set their apartment on fire.

The girl's mother called police and Department of Juvenile Justice officials told police to charge the girl with making terroristic threats. She has been taken into custody by the Clarke County Sheriff's office.

Jamie Hood's latest incompetency bid rejected

Jamie Hood's latest incompetency bid rejected

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jamie Hood, who was found competent to stand trial in the killing of an Athens-Clarke County police officer, wants a new hearing, but a judge rejected the request.

Wednesday, a Clarke County Superior Court judge rejected Jamie Hood's request for another competency hearing.

Although Hood has already been found competent for trial, his lawyers have said their client is paranoid and suffers from delusions.

The judge called Hood a difficult client for his lawyers to deal with, but said that does not mean he is incompetent to stand trial.

Woman jailed for cutting man during argument

Woman jailed for cutting man during argument

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 23-year-old Athens woman was jailed Tuesday for cutting a man during an argument.

The victim told police he and Sabrina Lasha Holloway were fighting at around 5 a.m. Tuesday when she grabbed a kitchen knife and told him to get out of the house.

As the victim left, he tried to grab the knife and was cut on several of his fingers, according to Athens-Clarke County Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow.

The victim was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment, while Holloway was charged with aggravated assault and booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail.