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Surveillance footage leads to arrest for alleged armed robbery

Those accused of a crime may find it beneficial to remember that they will remain innocent until -- and only if -- proven guilty in court. However, prosecutors often attempt to submit various types of evidence against an accused individual during court proceedings, such as surveillance footage of the alleged incident. A 26-year-old man is currently facing accusations of armed robbery after a camera allegedly caught him in the act at a local convenience store in Georgia.

Authorities assert that a local convenience store was recently robbed by an individual who was in possession of a firearm. This person allegedly forced the cashier to open the drawer and stole an unspecified amount of cash, along with cigarettes and beer. According to reports, several other robberies have been committed recently at similar places of business, and police claim the individual in question may be responsible for those as well.

Signs of a break-in lead to drug possession charges in Georgia

Simply being accused of a drug-related crime can do a great deal of harm to a person's reputation, both personally and professionally. If convicted, the consequences are much more severe, and can include a permanent criminal record and time behind bars. A woman in Georgia is facing drug possession charges after a recent search of her office at work.

A police officer claims to have recently noticed signs of a break-in at the office of a local insurance agent. Following an initial investigation, which reportedly included a call to the company's fraud division, a search warrant was obtained for both the woman's office and place of residence. During the search of her home, authorities allegedly seized various amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

Police officer in Georgia arrested for domestic violence charges

Arguments among family members can be serious and at times can grow out of control. Although many of these disputes are simply shouting matches, in some cases they might take a turn for the worse. Police are often called out to investigate claims of domestic violence for the safety of everyone involved. A police officer in Georgia was recently arrested under similar circumstances after he allegedly assaulted his wife.

Authorities responded to reports of a domestic abuse just after 10 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. Upon arrival, they claim to have found the wife with torn clothes and visible signs of injury. The woman asserted that her husband had assaulted her and forced her to remain against her will. She says she was eventually able to flee to a nearby home and call police.

1 in Georgia facing criminal charges after allegations of robbery

The potential consequences for criminal charges generally depend on the severity of the alleged crime. Those involving violent acts, such as armed robbery, are serious in nature and can have a significant impact on an accused individual should a conviction be obtained. A man in Georgia is currently facing similar charges after allegedly robbing a Goodwill store.

Just after 3 p.m. police claimed to have received a call about a suspicious individual who had recently entered a store and approached a cashier. Reportedly, the man waited until the drawer was open and allegedly sprayed the cashier in the face and stole the contents of the drawer. Authorities assert that they were in the process of surrounding the building at the time and took the man into custody shortly after the alleged incident.

Search of barber shop in Georgia leads to drug charges for 3

Barber shops in Georgia and across the country serve a multitude of individuals on a daily basis. These shops often have regulars who are around nearly all the time. When one or more of these individuals is suspected of a crime, the entire facility may soon be under investigation. A recent search of a local barber shop led to the arrest of three men who are now facing multiple drug charges.

After allegedly receiving information indicating there were drugs and guns at the shop, authorities launched an investigation into the matter. They claim to have used this information to secure a search warrant and several warrants for arrest and proceeded to enter the barber shop. The agents allegedly uncovered various types of narcotics during the process, along with a firearm and some ammunition.

Georgia woman accused of theft of high school drama club funds

High schools across the country often have various clubs that are supported via fundraisers and donations. Without this extra funding, some of these programs may be unable to continue operations. When an adult within the program is accused of taking some of this funding for personal use, he or she could be facing severe penalties. A woman has recently been accused of the theft of thousands of dollars from a drama club in Georgia.

Police claim to have received information indicating that a portion of funding for a high school drama club had gone missing. Upon reviewing the records, officials within the school board apparently became suspicious of improper use, or even theft, of funding. During the investigation, authorities claim to have uncovered several withdrawals from the account by a local woman, dating back as far as 2015.

Georgia man facing multiple drug charges following search of car

The procedures used during the search of an individual who is suspected of a crime are often highly debated topics. Every person across the country has rights which cannot be violated in this process. Similar searches have led to the arrest of countless individuals over the years. A man in Georgia has recently been arrested and is facing multiple drug charges following a similar incident in the parking lot of a pool.

According to reports, an officer was patrolling the area when he noticed a car that was parked in the lot of a subdivision's pool. The officer claims that the headlights were on, prompting him to pull over and question the driver. Upon approach, the officer claims to have caught the scent of marijuana, which led to a call for backup and a subsequent search of the vehicle.

2 deputies in Georgia accused of theft of county property

Facing felony accusations can be a stressful and challenging process. Individuals who are suspected of crimes of this nature often face severe consequences, with a conviction often including a lengthy prison term. Individuals who are convicted of theft may also be required to provide restitution for stolen property to the victim. Two deputies in Georgia are facing a similar situation after they were recently arrested and accused of the theft of county property.

According to police, one of the individuals took unused property from the supply area at the local sheriff's office without authorization. He then allegedly gave some of this property to another individual. Both deputies surrendered voluntarily, and both were later released on bond. Authorities have advised that the incident is still under investigation.

Georgia teacher facing drug charges

Members of some professions seem to be held to a higher standard than others. When a member of one of these professions is charged for some alleged wrongdoing, the media appears to be compelled to notify the public. One recent example of this involves a Georgia teacher who is now facing a variety of drug charges. What many fail to keep in mind, however, is that these individuals are simply accused of a crime; they are not guilty of anything until and unless proved so in a court of law.

According to media reports, a Georgia teacher, along with another individual, was recently arrested. Police records indicate that they were found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine with a street value in excess of $6 million. They were arrested and charged with both drug possession and drug trafficking.

Three facing drug charges after checkpoint stops in Georgia

Many individuals have been accused of criminal charges as the result of routine traffic stops. In similar situations, K-9 units often perform open-air searches in an attempt to detect if there are any drugs within the vehicle. According to police, a recently initiated driver's license checkpoint in Georgia resulted in multiple arrests for drug charges.

The arrests were made following two separate traffic stops at the checkpoint. Police claim that in both cases a K-9 unit indicated that drugs were present within vehicles. They allegedly found small baggies of methamphetamine along with a pipe in the first car, as well as several pipes and methamphetamine in the second vehicle. Three individuals were taken into custody and are facing criminal charges in relation to the event.