Clayton County Stories

A list of the most recent stories about Clayton County.

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Police: Man turns himself in for stealing donations jar

A man who decided to steal a donation jar after filling up his SUV at a gas station didn’t realize police would soon have a very, very good look at not only the theft, but the thief. Channel 2's Jade Hernandez was in Fulton County Wednesday when the suspect turned ...

18-year-old arrested in florist shop owner's attack

The Forest Park Police Department announced they've made an arrest in the beating and robbery at a floral shop on Nov. 8.   The 73-year-old owner of the Red & Gold Florist was robbed at knifepoint and then brutally attacked.   Police said a customer found Pat White lying on ...

Clayton County missing teen found safe

Clayton County Schools police say a teen who was reported missing Friday afternoon has been reunited with his mother. Police said Andraus Christopher Robinson, 16, was last seen at Mundy's Mill High School on Fayetteville Road on Friday. He has since been found safe by Fayette County police, Clayton County ...

Man found guilty in murder of taxi cab driver

Jurors reached a verdict in the murder trial of a local cab driver. Desmond Nixon and Julius Thomas were accused in the murder of Resendo Banderas. The Clayton County jurors deliberated for more than three days before finding Nixon guilty on 21 counts, including murder and rape charges. Thomas found ...

Clayton County police storm home during drug raid

Only Channel 2 Action News was there Wednesday night as SWAT officers stormed a house on Stoneham Court in Clayton County.   It was all part of an effort to capture an accused drug dealer.   One suspect who was inside said it was like something out of a movie ...

Family forced into closet during home invasion

A family spent hours barricaded in a closet after a group of men forced them inside during a home invasion. They’re still shaken by the home invaders who kept threatening their lives. The mother described the frightening invasion where her family was held at gunpoint. “I know you got money. ...

ID theft landing innocent victims in jail

Willie Frank Cannon vividly remembers the last time he saw his childhood friend, Larry Cobb, Jr. in November 2009. "You could practically consider us brothers, you seen him, you seen me," Willie said of their longtime friendship. During their encounter in 2009, Larry told Willie he'd just been arrested and ...

Horses, cow killed in barn fire

A huge fire claimed the lives of several prized show horses and a cow Monday morning. We first told you about this story on Channel 2 Actions News at Noon. Fire crews from DeKalb and Clayton counties were called out to the barn at 4093 Bouldercrest Road just after 4 ...

Better Business Bureau warns of prize-winning scratch-offs

A Riverdale woman found out the hard way that a scratch-off promotion from a local car dealer only guaranteed she had won a prize, but did not promise to let her choose which prize.  The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert on this brand of promotion with consumers like ...

Man shot, killed in gas station parking lot

Police now have the names of two men involved in a deadly shooting outside a Riverdale gas station Friday morning.   Witnesses said two men got into an argument inside the food mart, then went outside into the parking lot where one opened fire. That’s when witnesses said Taylor Boyer ...

Police search for man after Jonesboro police chase

Several police agencies are searching for an injured man in Jonesboro. The search is centered at the intersection of Flint River and Kendrick roads. Police are advising residents to avoid the area. NewsChopper 2 was overhead as a wrecked car was pulled from a wooded area on the side of ...

Freezing temperatures cover much of metro Atlanta

A blast of arctic chill could leave Georgia with temperatures in the teens. Temperatures were in the 20s and 30s Friday morning. “While it gets above freezing, it’ll still feel very cold outside,” said Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton. Gusty winds will make temperatures feel even colder -- ...

Police warn drivers not to leave their cars running

You may want to warm up your car and run back inside the house, but police say that may not be a good idea.   Clayton County police want drivers to break that habit, because thieves are looking for the opportunity to steal your car.   Channel 2’s Darryn Moore ...

Heating repair crews work overtime during cold blast

Heating repair crews are working overtime to get heat on for families in this freezing cold.   One family in Clayton County had to wear winter coats and hats inside their home overnight because their heating unit was broken.   Channel 2 Action News joined a technician from Reliable Heating ...

Parents say assistant principal hit son in the face

A Clayton County boy’s parents told Channel 2 Action News that the child's principal slapped him and are demanding something be done about it.   The 10-year-old is a student at Smith Elementary School. The parents told Channel 2’s Carl Willis they are demanding an arrest.   "What he did ...

Businesses raided in odometer scheme

The state Department of Revenue and local authorities raided businesses Thursday morning accused in an odometer scheme. JD’s Auto Sales in Forest Park and JD's Auto Sales in Decatur are both accused of rolling back the odometers on cars. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Take down at JD&#39;s auto sales for odometer fraud ...

Police: Floral shop owner badly beaten during robbery

Police are searching for the person who beat a 73-year-old floral shop owner during a robbery. Forest Park police said a customer found Pat Lewis lying on the sofa badly beaten in the head and face on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m at Red and Gold Florist on 4827 ...

Woman says suspects assaulted her before murdering cabbie

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted after delivering Chinese food told a courtroom she thought she was going to die.   Clayton County prosecutors say the men involved in her attack later went on a crime spree in which a taxi driver was murdered and another man was pistol-whipped. ...

For Thanksgiving: Conquering fear of pie crusts

I've suffered from it for years, and I'll bet you have, too. It gets especially bad around Thanksgiving time. You know the drill. The best cooks of the family load up the sideboard with their deep-dish apple wonders, dreamy sweet-potato custard pies and decadent chocolate-and-pecan confections. You slink in with ...

Shocking video: Day care teacher appears to shove child with foot

WSB-TV in Atlanta obtained video Monday that shows what led up to the arrest of a local day care teacher. The video, from a playroom security camera, shows 20-month-old Jayden Reece approach the day care worker, who then appears to kick the toddler back with her foot.  “We were able ...

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