An Athens man is shot and killed and another man is wounded in what appears to have been a road rage shooting on Highway 316 in Barrow County. It happened on 316 near its intersection with Jackson Trail Road. Shooting victim Ketravion Cole was 20 years old. The GBI is in on the ongoing investigation.
There are child molestation allegations for a man from Murrayville: 30 year-old Tim Freeman was booked into and has bonded out of the Hall County jail. He is accused of molesting a young girl on at least two occasions in February and another in April.
Drug agents arrest two suspects in Hall County: they say 34 year-old Bryan Pardue and 18 year-old Payton Reece were caught with felony-level quantities of marijuana and heroin and arrested at a home in Gainesville.
Today is sentencing day for DeMarvin Bennett, who was convicted Friday in Gainesville: the man from East Point was found guilty of the 2019 murder of Hall County businessman Jack Hough. Hough was shot and killed in a robbery outside a pharmacy in Gainesville.
It has been a violent few days in Atlanta, with 22 people shot—four of them fatally—since last Thursday in Atlanta.