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Rockdale authorities seek missing man

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County authorities are asking for the public's help finding a missing man who may be in danger.

The sheriff's office released a report on social media asking for help finding 27-year-old Christopher McEwan.

Authorities said that on Nov. 3, he took a cab from his Conyers home and told family he was going to the Stonecrest Mall.

He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, officials said, and is receiving medical treatment for both.

McEwan has no violent tendencies but is apprehensive around strangers, the report states.

Officials said that McEwan has a history of leaving home and, in 2012, was found in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

McEwan is described as a black male who is about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. 

Conyers police officer uses Taser on two students

CONYERS, Ga – A Conyers police officer took the "correct course of action" when he used a Taser gun to break-up a fight between students at Rockdale County High School last month.

The shock from one blast of the Taser knocked both students to the ground.

The incident happened on Friday, September 11, a day when Conyers police had increased patrols of at Rockdale County High School because of threats throughout the country.

Man in motorized wheelchair gets DUI at Conyers grocery store

CONYERS, Ga. -- An area man is facing charges of driving under the influence after he allegedly ran into a grocery store wall and damaged plants with his motorized wheelchair.

Police said the incident happened in the Kroger parking lot in the 1700 block of Highway 138.

The owner of a damaged vehicle said that the suspect ran into the back of her gray Nissan Armada and began to use profanity toward her before leaving the scene.

Though reviews of a surveillance video showed that the vehicle had actually backed into the wheelchair, according to the police report, the driver's accusations that the wheelchair-bound man appeared to be under the influence were later confirmed to be true.

Good Samaritan helps homeless couple

CONYERS, Ga. -- A couple who has been living out of their car for weeks has received a helping hand after their story was featured on 11Alive.

William and Sharon Johnson have been homeless since their landlord raised their rent. Last week, 11Alive's Kevin Rowson shared the story of their chance encounter with a Conyers Police officer.

After the story aired, an anonymous donor put the couple up in a motel for a week and gave them some gift cards to help get by, according to police. The Good Samaritan is also working to help the couple find a permanent home.

Police responding to incident on I-20 overpass in Conyers

CONYERS, GA (WXIA) -- Rockdale County Police are responding to reports of an vehicle fire along West Avenue at the overpass for Interstate 20. 

No injuries were immediately reported, and no additional information was immediately available. 

Conyers officer's kindness paid back by homeless couple

CONYERS, Ga. -- William and Sharon Johnson have been living out of their car in Conyers since their landlord raised their rent. They could not afford the increase on their fixed income of Social Security, according to William. The recently found a Guardian Angel after a chance encounter with a Conyers Police officer.

Woman shot and killed at Goodwill in Rockdale County

ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- West Virginia State Police say they have shot and killed a man in connection with a deadly shooting at a Goodwill Donation Center in Rockdale County.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, 57-year-old Pamela Harmon was set to open the Goodwill Donation Center on Highway 20 and Oglesby Bridge Road Tuesday morning when she was shot and killed by former co-worker, 28-year-old Brandon Johnson.

Deputies said they found Harmon's body outside in the parking lot.

Later in the day, West Virginia State Troopers pulled Johnson over based on the information from Rockdale County officials, who were searching for his vehicle.  

Family members say Harmon was an Army veteran, a wife and mother to two grown children and raising her two nephews ages 12 and 10.