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Police: Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Conyers


CONYERS, Ga. -- Conyers police are seeking to identify two men they say kidnapping and sexually assaulted a security guard.

According to authorities, a female security was working for a filming company around 11:30 p.m. Monday when she was approached by two men with their faces covered.

The men forced the woman into her own vehicle's trunk. Police said they then drove her around for an unspecified amount of time before they forced her to withdraw money from a Bank of America ATM on West Avenue in Conyers.

The suspects then drove the woman to Johnson Park and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

K9 dies after being left in handler's car for 7 hours


CONYERS, Ga. -- A Conyers Police Corporal is on paid leave after his K9 partner was found dead in his patrol car.

Police say officer Jerahmy Williams drove home sick in a take-home police car at the end of his overnight shift Thursday morning. Police say he neglected to take his K-9, who lived with Williams, out of the back of the car. Police say the 5-year-old bloodhound named Zane died after spending seven hours in the back of Williams's patrol car Thursday as temperatures approached the 90s.

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Police say the distraught officer discovered the dog when he went to the car to report back to work Thursday night.

Authorities seize 1 ton of marijuana in Rockdale County


ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities say they seized more than a ton of marijuana in Rockdale County.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office says they worked with the Conyers Police Department during the multi-month investigation.

The team began surveillance at a warehouse on Old Covington Road after noticing what they called suspicious activity.

On July 2, investigators suspected that a large shipment of drugs had been delivered to the warehouse. A uniformed Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy saw a van run off the road and made a traffic stop. Inside the van, deputies found 47 wrapped bundles of marijuana. Investigators then obtained a search warrant for the warehouse, where they found an addition 37 bundles of marijuana.

Missing Rockdale County man found in Athens


ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have canceled a Mattie's Call for a missing Rockdale County man who suffers from dementia.

Hugh Doyle Pearson, 80, was last seen Tuesday at around 2:30 p.m., when he left his home in the 1900 block of Paces Landing Court.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said Pearson was found Wednesday in Athens. He was "slightly disoriented," but in good physical condition.

Teen accused of shooting puppies after argument with mother


CONYERS, Ga. -- Police say a Conyers teenager shot and killed a family dog after an argument with his mother.

According to authorities, the 16-year-old boy got into a fight with his mother at a home on Hunting Creek Road.

"It escalated to where the 16-year-old male actually threw the mother dog down the flight of stairs and then threatened to shoot and kill the other puppies," Kim Lucas of the Conyers Police Department.

Investigators say the mother got out of the house with the younger children and called for help.

When officers arrived, they found two puppies bleeding, hit by bullets. One died, the other, named Miracle, was only grazed on her paw.

Sheriff: KKK fliers left in yards in Rockdale County


CONYERS, GA (WXIA) – Ku Klux Klan flyers were left in the front yards of dozens of Rockdale County families this past weekend, in an attempt to recruit them to join the hate group. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett says that largely because of the timing of the appearance of the flyers, his department is taking this very seriously.

Rockdale Co. shows love, support for family of murdered store owner


ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Inside the walls of a local funeral home, the grief could be felt and heard.

Loved ones said goodbye without understanding why they had to.

Flowers lined the room, while mourners lined up to pay their respects one final time. Memories of a man's life flipped on the wall above - memories his family is grasping onto in this most difficult time.

44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha is the Rockdale County store owner who was senselessly murdered behind the counter of his liquor store last weekend.

The man who did it killed another and shot his parents before turning the gun on himself.

Cha's family is still begging for answers they may never get.

But they invited 11Alive to his memorial service on Saturday.