News Nearby: Teen Attacks Stepfather; Female Bank Robber Sought

Check out these Patch headlines from around the region.

Teen Arrested After Injuring Step-Father at Church - Cumming Patch

A teenager is sitting in jail after allegedly injuring his stepfather with a knife at church Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Christian Alexander Guerndt, 17, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

The incident happened in between services at Mercy Fellowship Church located at the intersection of Tolbert and Dogwood Streets in Cumming around 4:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi with Cumming Police. See Cumming Patch for more on this story.

Police Search for Female Bank Robber
- Roswell Patch

Police are searching for the woman who robbed a Roswell Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, Oct. 26.

The woman allegedly entered the bank, located at 10825 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell, and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

She is described as being between 5 foot 2 inches and 5 foot 5 inches tall, 110-120 pounds and between 30-40 years old. Police say she is right handed with manicured nails, she has long black hair, described as a weave, with blue or purple tips. Visit Roswell Patch for more on this story.


Church Shooter Waives Court Hearing; Parishioners Return to Church for First Time - Cascade Patch

Floyd Palmer, suspect in the World Changers Church shooting that killed Greg McDowell, waived 2 court appearances last week and is said to not be talking to investigators.

On Sunday, members of World Changers in East Point flooded in to show support for their fallen fellow church member, Mr. McDowell.  According to an 11Alive Report, the 8,500 capacity mega-church was completely filled for this first Sunday service since the tragedy.  Reporting from that article quotes parishioners who say they wanted to attend because they have been praying for the families involved, and they want to show support in such a tragic situation. See Cascade Patch for more on this story.


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