Man Stuck by Concealed Syringe, Store Owner Beaten With Sledgehammer and Football Coach Accused of Public Indecency

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

School Football Coach on Leave Following Arrest for Alleged Public Indecency - Sandy Springs Patch

Head football coach Reginald Burnette remains on leave initiated by Mount Vernon Presbyterian School following his arrest on charges related to public indecency, an Atlanta Journal-Constitutionstory said.

The newspaper reported that Burnette, who played in the NFL in the 1990s with the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested for allegedly exposed himself to woman in East Cobb on Jan. 29 

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Man Stuck by Syringe Needle Found in Sealed Bag from Walmart - Cartersville Patch

An Adairsville man was stuck with a syringe he said was in a sealed bag he purchased at the Walmart in Cartersville.

He notified Bartow County Sheriff's Office authorities Wednesday morning, soon after opening the bag of bird seed at his Pleasant Valley Road home, according to the incident report.

The victim, 52, said he opened the bag and was stuck by a sharp object, which he later determined was a needle from a syringe. Deputies collected it as evidence, and investigators are looking into the incident.

It's different than the rash of syringe finds at the Cartersville Walmart more than a year ago, said Sgt. Jonathan Rogers. A total of 15 syringes of differing types were found in merchandise throughout a two-month period and at least two people were pricked as a result.



NBA Star's Metro Atlanta Mansion up for Sale - Buckhead Patch

NBA star Allen Iverson's Buckhead estate on West Paces Ferry is up for sale. The $2.8 million home is 10,000 square feet and features six bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Iverson lived in the mansion with his wife and five kids after building it in 2009. Now that he and his estranged wife Tawanna Turner have now finalized their divorce, he is looking to find a buyer for the home.

Read more about the mansion and see photos of the interior on Buckhead Patch.


 –Tucker Patch

Reports are coming in of a violent attack Wednesday night in Tucker which has left a convenience store owner badly injured and in hospital.

"Mr. Patel was severely beaten with a sledgehammer," long-time customer Denise Pounds told Patch. "I went in to the store this morning and the day manager informed us of the tragedy. She is very upset. She said three black men came into the store and proceeded to ask for money and then began beating him for no reason as they knew where the cash register is." 

Read more on Tucker Patch.


Motorcycle Rear-Ends Patrol Vehicle – Cumming Patch

A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital Wednesday night after slamming into the back of a Forsyth County Sheriff's patrol vehicle, authorities said.

David Emory Castleberry, 30, of Cumming, suffered a facial broken bone along with cuts and bruises, according to Lt. Col Richard J. Doyle, director of Operations for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office . 



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