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Search Continues for '316 Office Creeper,' Torture Alleged in Child's Death and Zoo Atlanta Bids Farewell to Leopard

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Police Searching for the '316 Office Creeper' - Barrow Patch

A thief who targeted commercial businesses in Winder posing as a maintenance employee has been identified. 

11Alive News calls him the "316 Office Creeper"and reports law enforcement has identified the suspect as 54-year-old Antonio Hornsby. He has been charged with felony warrants for burglary and theft, misdemeanor theft by taking and loitering and prowling by Athens-Clarke County Police. He is also a suspect in several thefts in Winder, Duluth, Braselton, Acworth, Cartersville and Henry County.  

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Torture Alleged in Death of Fort Stewart Soldier's Daughter - Fort Stewart Patch

Hinesville police allege that a Fort Stewart soldier charged with the murder of his 3-year-old daughter subjected the girl to hours of torturous punishment before her death, according to a WJCL report.

Spc. Torres L. Boles, a soldier assigned to the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is charged with murder and cruelty to children in connection with the Feb. 27 death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

At a preliminary hearing Monday, a Hinesville police detective testified that Boles became angry at the child when he found his house flooded after leaving her alone with her older sister.

Fort Stewart Patch has more on this story.

 

Zoo Atlanta Bids Final Farewell to Moby the Clouded Leopard - East Atlanta Patch

Moby, a 16-year-old clouded leopard at Zoo Atlanta, was euthanized Friday following what the zoo described as a "sharp decline in his health and behavior."

Moby received treatment for the last several months for his age-related complications, the zoo described in a release.

Moby would have been 17 on April 23. He was born in captivity at the Buffalo Zoo and arrived to the Atlanta Zoo from Seneca Park Zoo in June 2004.

Visit East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.

 

Fleeing Suspect Leads Police to Marijuana Stash - Stone Mountain Patch

A man who fled from police led them to a stash of pot in an apartment, according to a DeKalb county incident report.

A police officer saw four males who looked to be juveniles smoking a marijuana cigarette in the 1200 block of S. Hairston Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain on March 5, the report states. One of the males had a black flag in his left rear pants pocket, "commonly displayed by gang members."

The officer stopped the subjects in the Kroger parking lot. Another responding officer reported that they smelled a strong odor of marijuana as they spoke with the subjects. One of the males fled the scene as an officer was trying to pat him down.

Visit Stone Mountain Patch to find out what happened next.

 

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