Around the Region: Marshals Kill Wanted Man, McKinney Returns to Politics and Accused PTA Embezzler Surrenders
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Marshals Shot, Killed Man Wanted for Homicide by Vehicle
A Bartow man was shot and killed last Thursday as law enforcement agents and officers from several jurisdictions attempted to arrest him on a warrant.
Bartow County Sheriff's Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting of Thomas Franklin Truitt, 37, at a home near Emerson.
Millsap said during the attempted arrest, shots were fired and Truitt was shot and killed.
Truitt was wanted on Cobb County warrants for first-degree homicide by vehicle, hit and run, driving on a suspended license and violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
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Can Cynthia McKinney Win? Will She Affect The 2012 Presidential Race?
Cynthia McKinnney is back in the game.
The headline-generating politician is running again for her old 4th Congressional District seat, held since 2006 by the low-profile Hank Johnson. That district includes parts of Decatur, Avondale Estates and areas to the east of Decatur such as Stone Mountain-Redan.
McKinney served six terms in Congress and has a knack for generating controversy, in and out of office.
Read more on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch.
Arrest Made in E. Rivers PTA Case
Maryam Arjomand, 48, turned herself in Monday in connection to charges that funds were stolen from the E. Rivers PTA fund, according to The Atlanta Police Department.
Arjomand turned herself in to the department's Major Fraud Unit, and she has been charged with felony theft by taking.
The police department said the charges stem from the "unlawful appropriation of $57,000.00 in checks from donors which were then deposited into the accused’s personal account."
Read the full article on Buckhead Patch.