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Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to entering homes for sale and stealing from them while working as a real estate agent in Cobb County.

Ray Glen Greene, 49, admitted in court that he used his agent keycode to access the homes and take jewelry and other items. He was convicted of eight counts each of burglary and theft by taking, and was sentenced to 20 years, with eight to serve in custody.

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Several of Greene's victims attended his trial. Greene apologized to them and admitted he lost count of the number of houses he burglarized. He told the court that he did not sell a single home in more than a year and supported himself by pawning the stolen jewelry.

17 drug ring members indicted

17 drug ring members indicted

(WXIA) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 17 members of a massive Mexican drug ring.

The defendants are accused of smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to Georgia. Prosecutors said they also conspired to deliver a significant amount of drug money to Mexico.

According to information presented in federal court, Atenogenes Alvarado-Delgado runs the trafficking organization. His ring -- which includes his brother, Jose Alvarado-Delgado, and two associates -- used passenger buses to transport drugs from Mexico to the Atlanta area. Others would then unload the drugs and sell them in Georgia and Florida.

Since last October, law enforcement has seized much of the ring's wares in several busts, including:

* Oct. 8, 2013: 39 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Doraville

* Oct. 11, 2013: 165 pounds of methamphetamine during a search of an apartment on Cleburne Parkway in Hiram

4 shot, 2 fatally, in Austell

4 shot, 2 fatally, in Austell

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Two people were killed and two more were hurt in a Cobb County shooting.

The incident happened in the 2100 block of Cardell Road in Austell Sunday evening.

Monday afternoon, Cobb County Police identified the two deceased victims as 20-year-old David Blount of Smyrna and 24-year-old Ryan Christopher Bobbitt of Marietta.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said investigators recovered the gun used, but the shooter has not been caught.

Police are searching for a fifth person involved in the shooting, but have not determined whether he is a suspect or a victim. They described the person as a man with dreadlocks who is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Investigators are speaking to witnesses and trying to piece together details of the case.

Smyrna Police looking for theft suspects

Smyrna Police looking for theft suspects

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Smyrna Police are looking for two people suspected of stealing items from a car.

The theft happened May 13 in the parking lot of the Walgreens at Cobb Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard.

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Smyrna Police Officer Christopher Graeff said the victim left the top down on her BMW 328i convertible while she shopped in the store. Two suspects took a purse and an iPod from the car.

Cameras inside and outside the store captured images of the suspects -- a pregnant black woman wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap, and a black man in his late 50's or early 60's wearing a black and white striped shirt and white baseball cap.

The suspects drove away in a red or burgundy four-door passenger car.

2 wanted for shoplifting at T.J.Maxx

2 wanted for shoplifting at T.J.Maxx

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Smyrna Police are looking for two people accused of shoplifting more than $1,300 worth of merchandise from a local store.

Investigators believe Nashara Arnold and Anthony Barnes, both 24, worked in tandem to take the items from the T.J.Maxx in the 2500 block of Cumberland Boulevard on Jan. 2.

Police said the same suspects may have hit a number of T.J.Maxx and Marshalls stores throughout metro Atlanta. After stealing merchandise, they try to return it at different stores.

Anyone who sees the two suspects or has information in this case is asked to call Smyrna Police at 678-631-5179.

2 pounds of cocaine found in Smyrna home

2 pounds of cocaine found in Smyrna home

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Three people were arrested after police seized nearly two pounds of cocaine from a Smyrna home.

On Apr. 24, Smyrna Police executed a search warrant at a house on Plaza Drive at Sherwood Road. They searched the home after receiving an anonymous drug tip.

Smyrna Police Officer Christopher Graeff said a SWAT team found a total of 1.98 pounds of cocaine inside the house.

The three suspects -- 19-year-old Alexis Cockrell, 29-year-old Charles Johnson and 47-year-old Carla Long -- were each charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana possession. They are being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Gang members sentenced to prison

Gang members sentenced to prison

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two Cobb County teens will spend time in prison after being convicted of a gang-related burglary.

Tuesday, a Cobb County Superior Court Judge sentenced 18-year-old Jamal Akeem Lisbon of Smyrna to 10 years, with two to be served in custody. A co-defendant, 17-year-old Calvin "Roscoe" Jermaine McKinney of Austell, was sentenced to 11 years, with three to be served in prison.

Both men pleaded guilty to five counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. They are members of the Triple G gang, described by prosecutors as a "hybrid gang," or one that can easily be absorbed by a larger, better known gang.

Lisbon and McKinney burglarized a Mableton home on Sept. 3, 2013, and were spotted by several witnesses walking through nearby woods with stolen televisions, according to prosecutors. They were arrested later that day. The burglary was reported staged to strengthen Triple G's criminal purposes.