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Man Killed, Suspect in Custody; HERO Driver Finds Man Dead; Bank Robber Sought

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the area.

- Buford Patch

Gwinnett County Police have made an arrest in connection with the Dec. 12 death of a Buford man.

Police responded to a report of gunshots at 1869 Appaloosa Lane, an apartment complex near the Mall of Georgia, at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Trevon Watson of Buford dead at the scene. According to police, a small amount of marijuana was found near Watson. Read more about this story on Buford Patch .

Georgia HERO Driver Finds Dead Man in Car on GA 400 - Alpharetta Patch

A Georgia HERO driver on patrol on GA 400 northbound spotted what she thought might be a stranded motorist at the Kimball Bridge Road overpass at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. But what she discovered when she stopped to offer help was a man who had died of an apparent gunshot wound. See Alpharetta Patch for details.

Lasseter Arrives in Florida Prison - Duluth Patch

Duluth Patch has confirmed that former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to serve 33 months in federal prison for bribery, reported as scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to her assigned facility in Marianna, FL. .

- Roswell Patch

An unknown individual is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies in Kroger grocery this year, including one in Roswell.

The individual first robbed the Suntrust Bank inside a . The second robbery occurred in Duluth on December 8, 2012 at a Fifth Third Bank located inside a Kroger store. See Roswell Patch for more details.

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