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Suspects perform 'quick change' scam at Paulding Walmart

Suspects perform 'quick change' scam at Paulding Walmart

DALLAS, Ga. -- Three people are wanted in Paulding County for performing a scam at a local Walmart.

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Paulding County Sheriff's Cpl. Ashley Henson said the three men are accused of a "quick change" operation. Henson said this type of crime involves a suspect buying an inexpensive item and handing the cashier a large bill. The suspect then uses jumbled language and quick hand movements to confuse the cashier into giving up more change than what is owed.

Henson said the suspects have struck the Walmart on Marietta Highway in Dallas two times -- once in September and once last week. One suspect performed the quick changes, while the other two acted as lookouts.

Pastor charged with child molestation

Pastor charged with child molestation

KENNESAW, Ga. - Kennesaw Police arrested Pastor John Pinkston of Kennesaw's Congregation Church of God Seventh Day on Wednesday and charged him with felony child molestation and felony sexual battery.

Pinkston, a Dallas resident, is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl at the church between July 17 and August 22. The girl's parents notified police after the girl told her parents of the improper contact.

He is accused of touching the girl after reaching inside her pants.

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Police said they took Pinkston into custody after investigating the claims. He was released after posting $35,000 bond.

Kennesaw Police are asking that anyone who may have information about Pinkston to call 770-422-2505.

3 charged with South Paulding HS burglaries

3 charged with South Paulding HS burglaries

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Three Paulding County men have been arrested for burglarizing three athletic buildings at South Paulding High School.

The suspects -- 38-year-old Jason Tyler Bishop, 23-year-old Jonathon Lee Byers and 44-year-old William Floyd Couch -- were arrested after an investigation by sheriff's officials in Paulding and Douglas counties.

Paulding County Sheriff's Cpl. Ashley Henson said the suspects are accused of stealing about $20,000 worth of items from the football, baseball and softball field houses at the Douglasville high school. The burglaries happened between Aug. 9 and Aug. 12.

All three men face theft charges. Byers was also charged with obstruction and violating his probation.

Couch is currently in the Douglas County Jail on an unrelated charge. Henson said he will eventually be transferred to the Paulding County Jail.

Human remains found in Jmaal Keyes investigation

Human remains found in Jmaal Keyes investigation

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday that evidence collected in the case of a missing college student turned out to be human remains.

The charred evidence was found last Friday near Cabero Road in Hawkinsville, Ga. The GBI said in a statement that the evidence was found in an area adjacent to the home where the 17-year-old suspect, Robert Kane Rolison, lived.

GBI officials uncovered the evidence while investigating the case of Jmaal Keyes, a Middle Georgia State College student from Hiram who vanished weeks ago.

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Bank robbery, police chase suspect denied bond

Bank robbery, police chase suspect denied bond

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The woman accused of robbing a bank and leading police on a long chase had her first court appearance Tuesday morning.

Ancelly Green was denied bond. Her next hearing will be June 11.

Green was arrested Monday and booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Police say Green walked into a SunTrust bank in Acworth and threatened to detonate a bomb if the teller did not hand over money.

Investigators believe she got away with cash, but when officers tried to pull her over for a traffic violation, she began a 22-mile chase that ended when she lost control of her SUV and flipped on Interstate 75 in Buckhead.

Cobb County flasher arrested

Cobb County flasher arrested

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The man accused of flashing and attacking two women at a Cobb County park has been arrested.

William John Jacobson Jr. was taken into custody Wednesday. The 34-year-old Dallas man faces battery and public indecency charges.

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Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said Jacobson is accused of charging at two women as they walked in Kennesaw National Park last month.

The victims told police they saw a half-naked man masturbating in the wood line. They said the man then knocked one of them to the ground before running off and driving away in a red pickup truck.

Jacobson confessed after he was questioned in the case, Bowman said.