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NEWS NEARBY: Robbers Followed Victims Home from Walmart

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Johns Creek.

 - Douglasville Patch

is looking for three men who followed two women home from the Walmart on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs and demanded money from them at gunpoint, according to the Sheriff's Facebook page.

While paying for their merchandise, a woman and her mother were watched by three black males, who waited for them to leave the store, the Facebook account says. The men followed the women to their residence.

- Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch

Three suspects who allegedly broke into a Amylou Circle home, forced the family in the home to get on the floor, and eventually led local authorities on a brief chase, have been arrested.

At about 2 a.m., three people broke into a home in the 200 block of Amylou Circle, Lt. Tanya Anderson said.

Inside the home were the homeowners, their brother-in-law, their son and his girlfriend.

The suspects, who were armed, robbed the homeowners and fled the scene as Holly Springs Police arrived, Anderson said. .

- Acworth Patch

An inmate at the was found dead Saturday morning and the case is being investigated.

An officer noticed an unresponsive white male lying on his bed inside his cell at about 7:30 a.m., and discovered that the man had died.

Authorities have not released the identity of the 53-year-old man, who appears to have died of natural causes in his sleep, as there are no signs of foul play. .

- Athens Patch

Former University of Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan has been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of running a Ponzi scheme targeting former players and college coaches, according to an Associated Press report on the Huffington Post

Donnan, who was fired from UGA after the 2000 season, and a business partner raised some $80 million from about 100 investors in the scheme, according to William P. Hicks, associate director of the SEC's Atlanta office. .

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