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Doctor sentenced to prison for child pornography

Doctor sentenced to prison for child pornography

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Cobb County doctor will spend eight years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

Dr. Andrew Sutton was sentenced Friday. Authorities say the 49-year-old Kennesaw ENT solicited naked pictures of children and sent explicit pictures of himself to minors.

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"The possession of sexually explicit images of children is a serious crime, but this defendant went beyond that when he distributed these images with the hope of receiving additional sexually explicit materials to add to his collection," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement.

Sutton pleaded guilty to the charges against him in December 2011. His eight years in prison will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of cashing counterfeit checks at several Walmart stores throughout metro Atlanta.

The unidentified man has struck stores in Acworth, Alpharetta, Cartersville, Cumming, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville and Woodstock so far, according to Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Howard Baker. So far, he has cashed 10 checks for a total of about $7,000.

The account numbers on the fake checks have been traced back to a bank account at the Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama. Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are working with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office at 205-464-8646.

Man sought in attempted home burglary

Man sought in attempted home burglary

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are looking for a man accused of attempting to rob a Kennesaw home last month.

The incident happened on Nov. 19, when surveillance cameras captured images of a man ringing the house's doorbell.

When nobody answered the door, the suspect walked into the backyard, found a metal object and tried to pry open the back door. He was unsuccessful at opening the door and eventually gave up. All of his actions were caught on tape.

The man in the video appears to be a white man in his late teens or 20s. He has a beard and short, light-colored hair, and is wearing dark pants, a striped shirt, tan work boots and a University of Notre Dame jacket.

Anybody with information in this case is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-590-5776.

Poacher cited for killing deer

Poacher cited for killing deer

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw Police have cited a 29-year-old man for illegally shooting and killing a deer on private property.

Officers received a call about possible animal parts found in a backyard on Cranbrook Walk on Friday. When they arrived, they discovered deer hair and entrails on the property, as well as drag marks that wound through the woods.

The marks ended at a house on Forest Grove Pass in the New McEver Woods subdivision. A woman who answered the door at the house admitted that her brother, Alton Cain, had killed a deer and taken it to a taxidermist.

Cain admitted to shooting the deer on land belonging to Legacy Park. He was charged with hunting on private property without permission, illegally taking wildlife and hunting without a license.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources took possession of the deer.

Metro Atlanta men arrested in ATM skimming scheme

Metro Atlanta men arrested in ATM skimming scheme

DALTON, Ga. -- Two Atlanta-area men accused of placing bank card skimmers on ATMs have been arrested in Tennessee. 

When placed over a card reader slot, the skimmers were capable of recording the account information and passwords of ATM customers.

A bank employee in Dalton discovered the first device after it set off an alarm last Friday.

Dalton Police Department spokesman Bruce Frazier said Wednesday that 28-year-old Atanas G. Georgiev of Atlanta and 27-year-old Chris Svetlinov Dragiev of Kennesaw were arrested Tuesday after another bank card skimmer device was placed on a Regions Bank ATM in the Nashville area.

Frazier said warrants have been taken out against the men on charges of identity theft.

Police searching for Walgreens robber

Police searching for Walgreens robber

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are asking for the public's help identifying the man who robbed a pharmacy Tuesday night.

According to investigators, the armed robbery occurred at around 8:15 p.m. at the Walgreens at 4075 Cherokee Street in Kennesaw. Witnesses said a man with a gun jumped over the counter and demanded drugs and money from two employees.

After receiving the items, the suspect ran from the store. Nobody was hurt during the robbery.

The perpetrator is described as a slim white man with bushy brown hair and a mustache. He was armed with a handgun and was wearing a white polo shirt, gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes during the incident.

Anybody with information in this case is asked to call Cobb Police at 770-499-3945.

Sheriff: Woman took nearly $200K from employer

Sheriff: Woman took nearly $200K from employer

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Kennesaw woman is charged with taking nearly $200,000 from Thomas Concrete, where she worked.

Annette Sue Evans, 53, was arrested on Sept. 20 and charged with felony theft by taking. Her bond is set at $200,000. It is unclear if she has an attorney.

Evans, who worked as an administrative assistant to a fleet manager, is accused of taking $196,350 from Thomas Concrete off Cumberland Parkway in Vinings, according to a warrant.

Authorities say Evans wired money from sales of company equipment into her personal bank accounts between May 2008 and January 2010.

The company's director of human resources and risk management said Evans "duplicated sales orders and changed sale prices on orders," according to the warrant.