Alpharetta Cops Pull Pastor Over at Gunpoint; Local Basketball Star Indicted

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Pastor Pulled from Car by Alpharetta Cops - Roswell Patch

After leaving SharpShooters gun range in Roswell, a Cumming pastor was pulled over at gunpoint by Alpharetta Police after they mistook him for an armed robber on Feb. 16, reports wsbtv.com.

God's House of Prayer Pastor Boyd Allen was with two friends on Alpharetta Highway when one of the friends realized they had left a newly purchased gun on top of the car and got out to retrieve it. Seeing the gun on top of the car, a concerned witness called police and that's what caused the confusion, according to the wsbtv.com report. See Roswell Patch for more on this story.

Local WNBA Star Indicted for Attacking Ex-Girlfriend - Midtown Patch

A Fulton County Grand Jury returned an indictment against former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, on Wednesday for her role in an assault case which occurred on November 17, 2012.

Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, faces six charges according to the office of District Attorney Paul Howard:

-2 counts of aggravated assault 
-Criminal damage in the first degree 
-2 counts of criminal damage in the second degree, and 
-Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony

A court date has yet to be set. Holdsclaw faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Midtown Patch has more on this story.

Space Heater Believed to Have Caused Buford House Fire - Gwinnett Patch

Gwinnett Fire officials believe an early morning fire at a Buford home was most likely caused by a space heater.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 5600 block of Austin Garner Road at 3:08 a.m. on Feb. 27 after a 911 caller indicated a neighbor's house was on fire.

By the time fire crews arrived, the two adult occupants of the two-story, wood frame home had exited the residence. Gwinnett Patch has more on this story.

Bartow Student Struck by Vehicle Severely Injured - Cartersville Patch

A 13-year-old boy, who had just gotten off the school bus, was severely injured today when a vehicle struck him on Euharlee Road, Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget said. Cartersville Patch has an update on this story.


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