Doctor Indicted on Child Molestation, Motorcycle Rear-Ends Patrol Vehicle
Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.
Motorcycle Rear-Ends Patrol Vehicle – Cumming Patch
A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital Wednesday night after slamming into the back of a Forsyth County Sheriff's patrol vehicle, authorities said.
David Emory Castleberry, 30, of Cumming, suffered a facial broken bone along with cuts and bruises, according to Lt. Col Richard J. Doyle, director of Operations for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office . Visit Cumming Patch for more on this story.
Doctor Indicted on Child Molestation Charges — Sandy Springs Patch
A Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted a Sandy Springs doctor on charges that he molested a juvenile female during a sleepover at his residence.
Doctor Kelly Thrasher was indicted Tuesday on child molestation. The Fulton County Grand Jury added the charges of sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery to the indictment. Thrasher was arrested on Jan. 24 after his release from the Ridgeview Medical Center where he entered himself after detectives initiated a criminal investigation into the molestation complaint. Sandy Springs Patch has more on this story.
Alcohol, Drugs Not Factors in McGinnis Ferry Road Fatalities – Suwanee Patch
Alcohol and "common drugs of abuse" were not factors in a November 2012 vehicle collision in Suwanee that claimed two lives and injured another person, according to the Gwinnett medical examiner.
ME Ted Bailey said in an email that he has received the reports – with "negative" results – from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Forensic Sciences division; they were dated late December and early January. Read more on Suwanee Patch.
Tucker Store Owner Robbed, Beaten With Sledgehammer – Tucker Patch
Reports are coming in of a violent attack Wednesday night in Tucker which has left a convenience store owner badly injured and in hospital.
"Mr. Patel was severely beaten with a sledgehammer," long-time customer Denise Pounds told Patch. "I went in to the store this morning and the day manager informed us of the tragedy. She is very upset. She said three black men came into the store and proceeded to ask for money and then began beating him for no reason as they knew where the cash register is." Read more on Tucker Patch.