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Child offered candy to get inside van in Paulding County

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- Another Atlanta area police department is working an attempted child abduction.

Paulding County Sheriff's officials said a couple tried to lure a boy into a van Tuesday afternoon.

According to the child's mother, her son got off the school bus inside the Somerset subdivision in northern Paulding County. As the child walked to his house, a gold minivan approached.

A man and a woman were inside the van, according to police. They offered candy to the boy and said he had to climb inside the van to get it. The boy refused and continued to walk home. He reported the incident to his mother later in the evening.

The mother described the couple inside the van as biracial. A more detailed description was not immediately available, and police believe no one witnessed the child's interaction with the couple.

Police: School staffer stole $25,000 to buy boat

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- An audit uncovered more than $25,000 missing from Paulding County School district. Detectives tracked the money to a district staffer and her new boat.

Abducted 12-year-old boy found safe

HIRAM, Ga. -- A 12-year-old boy is back with his mother after he was allegedly abducted by a houseguest late Wednesday.

A Levi's Call/Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning after Dorian Moxley was allegedly taken from his family's home in Hiram by a houseguest, 33-year-old Timothy Lee Wilson between 11 p.m. and midnight the previous night.

According to Paulding County Sheriff's Cpl. Ashley Henson, a Georgia State Patrol trooper spotted Wilson's vehicle near the Georgia border on Interstate 24 and waited on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to assist. The trooper made e a traffic stop at exit 155.

The boy is reported to be in good condition.


Woman talks about brutal attack on Silver Comet Trail

DALLAS, Ga. -- It's been one year since a woman was brutally attacked on the Silver Comet Trail. Police still don't know who did it – or why. But Tina Waddell says she needs answers.

Waddell is now talking publicly for the first time about what happened, hoping it will generate new leads in the case and protect others on the trail.

For four years, Waddell says she jogged the same stretch in Paulding County, usually heading out for her run around four o'clock. But Waddell says she'll never do it again.

"I don't ever want to see the trail, I don't ever want to go back to the trail," she said.

Remains found in Paulding County ID'd as Dallas man

DALLAS, Ga. -- Police have identified a dead man found decomposing behind a Paulding County home.

Using a combination of DNA evidence and the man's tattoos, police confirmed the remains are those of 25-year-old Joshua Andrew Holmes. There were no obvious signs of trauma to Holmes' body, and the manner of death is under investigation.

A call came in July 3 at around 1:19 p.m. to Paulding County E-911 in reference to a possible body being located in the 3300 block of Ridge Road.

Upon arrival deputies confirmed that there was in fact a deceased person in the wooded area behind the home.

The complainant told deputies that he had been smelling something "dead" behind his residence for a few days. He found the body when he went to investigate the smell.

Officials: Man shoots at neighbor, robot in Paulding

DALLAS, Ga. -- Paulding County officials have confirmed that a SWAT team had to be dispatched after a man apparently fired a shot at neighbor – and then at a police robot.

According to Corporal Ashley Henson with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, the call of shots fired came in around 9:30 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of Harpers Lake Drive.

Neighbors told police that William Samuels Duvall, 66, had fired a gun at his next-door-neighbor.

When he missed the woman, neighbors said he went back in his home.

Dispatchers also called in a SWAT team since the man was armed.

Around 6 a.m., the SWAT team sent in a robot which they said Duvall shot at.

Deputies breached the door for the robot which also showed that the man no longer had a gun in hand.

That's when they rushed in to take Duvall into custody.

Police seek husband after wife's death in Paulding County

HIRAM, Ga. -- Police are seeking a man after his wife was found dead in Hiram, Ga.

Officials got a call on Wednesday afternoon that a man, later identified as Rockwell Thelmon Serrabo, 41, was believed to have killed his wife.

Officials also believed that he may kill himself.

Deputies arrived at the wife's home in the 200 block of Baywood Way in Hiram, Ga. to find Nicole Thomas, 44, dead.

Fulton County police also assisted in the investigation finding the suspect's unoccupied vehicle at Sandtown Park

The suspect is still at-large and Fulton police are searching the park.

If found, officials warn that Serrabo is thought to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone that sees him should call 911 immediately.