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Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

DECATUR, Ga. -- An elementary school principal is among 14 people the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested in a sting operation targeting suspected child predators.

Dr. John McGill, principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary in Douglasville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.  He has been suspended from his position. He is due in court for his first appearance Tuesday.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander reports that the Douglas County School System superintendent announced on Monday that Dr. Sandra Williams will serve as interim principal of the school effective March 10. Williams is a retired former principal of the school. The central office will handle administrative duties until Williams arrives.

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Would-be kidnapper at large in Snellville

Would-be kidnapper at large in Snellville

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Police are hunting for a man who reportedly tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl in Snellville Tuesday night.

The victim told Snellville Police the man approached her near Meadow Trace Drive and Bramble Way.

Police said the girl claimed the man told her he lost a puppy and tried to lure her into his car, but she ran off.

The teen described the man as white and clean-shaven. He had a Midwestern accent and wore a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight around his face.

The man was driving a red older model full-size pickup truck with some rust damage.

Officers are stepping up patrols in the area Wednesday morning. Authorities said they don't believe the incident is connected to other reported attempted abductions in Gwinnett County.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Snellville Police at 770-985-3555.

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

(WXIA) -- The final member of a crew that robbed at least five armored cars in metro Atlanta has pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes.

Quentin Booker entered his plea Friday in federal court to five counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime. He and his co-defendants were convicted of a number of crimes between October 2010 and March 2011 that netted them more than $470,000 in cash.

Booker, 36, of Douglasville acted as a lookout during five armored car robberies, including:

* A Dunbar Armored courier making a cash pickup at Mex-America Latino Services in Marietta on Oct. 7, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Bank of America in Buford on Nov. 11, 2010

Mother and son killed in murder-suicide

Mother and son killed in murder-suicide

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A missing Gwinnett County mother and her son have been found dead in what police believe is a murder-suicide.

Thuy Phan, 48, and her 24-year-old son Vincent were reported missing Thursday evening by family members.

After Thuy Phan's oldest son found her car in Rock Springs Park in unincorporated Lawrenceville, police began searching the park, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

Thuy and Vincent Phan's bodies were found shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area of the park. Ritter said investigators determined Thuy Phan shot her son, who had been diagnosed with autism, and then turned the gun on herself.

A motive for the murder-suicide has not yet been established.

Man arrested for shooting arrows at cops

Man arrested for shooting arrows at cops

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County man has been arrested for attacking his wife with a hatchet and then firing arrows at responding officers.

The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday at a house on Laurel Tree Court in unincorporated Snellville.

Police responded to the house after a woman called 911 and said her husband, 28-year-old Thomas Burt, hit her in the hand with a hatchet and threatened to shoot her with his bow and arrows.

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Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said police arrived and tried to convince Burt to leave the house. He refused and then threatened the officers.

Shortly after midnight, Burt fired an arrow through the front door of his home, according to Smith. The arrow grazed one officer's face.

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of his infant daughter.

Reuben Valrie is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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Police responded to Valrie's unit at the Wesley St. Claire Apartments on Sweetwater Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Wednesday, after the suspect called them to report his 3-month-old daughter Aliyana had stopped breathing.

Aliyana was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

While performing an autopsy, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner discovered significant trauma on Aliyana's body, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- A serial robber isn't making it hard for police to tie all of his robberies together. So far police believe the suspect has robbed seven gas stations or drug stores since December 10, 2013.

Five different police agencies have tied the cases together from surveillance video and descriptions from victims and witnesses in the seven robberies.

He walks into the stores and demands money from the clerk and then walks out with only a handful of cash. Police said he is rarely violent. In one robbery he knocked over a display case when the clerk didn't comply with his demands.