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Second suspect arrested in Roswell hotel murder

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell Police have made a second arrest in the shooting death of a 30-year-old Alpharetta man at a hotel Friday night.

Mitchel Gibbs, 44, of Atlanta was arrested in College Park Tuesday morning. He has been charged with murder and joins the first suspect, 27-year-old David Spates of Marietta, in the Fulton County Jail. Spates was taken into custody Sunday morning.

Investigators said at about 7:40 p.m., an argument escalated among three men at the Atlanta Hotel at 9995 Old Dogwood Road in Roswell. The victim, Anthony B. Leftenant, was shot several times and killed.

Roswell Police spokesman Zachary Frommer said the murder appears to be drug-related.

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Another bear spotted in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- As bears continue to make their way into area communities in the summer months, the Georgia Department of National Resources (DNR) is reminding locals how to keep the local forest inhabitants at bey - and out of their back yards.

This comes as new reports of a bear surface in Roswell, Ga. where it apparently roamed the lawns of a few area residents.

Resident Britt Miles snapped several pictures of the bear which neighbors told 11Alive crossed through one neighbors yard before crossing into the side and front yards of another.

It's a situation that hasn't been uncommon in the area in recent months, but can at least be lessened with a few simple tips.

DNR officials said that main draw that brings the bears from their usual environment into urban and suburban areas is the search for food. And overtime, this can become a serious problem.

Bobbi Kristina Brown police file goes to district attorney

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in Roswell say they've turned over their investigative file on Bobbi Kristina Brown to the district attorney, who will determine whether any charges will be filed.

The 22-year-old Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell home Jan. 31.

Man charged with animal cruelty after leaving dog in hot truck

ROSWELL, GA (WXIA) – Police in Roswell said a family left a Chihuahua inside a hot truck while they went into a restaurant on Sunday.

Someone walking by saw the dog barking inside the truck and called police. When officers arrived, they got the dog out of the truck, took it into a police car and gave it some water to help it cool off.

When the dog's owner came out, he told the police officer he had left the dog for about 30 minutes and had left the window cracked, thinking the dog would be okay. The officer said the temperature inside the truck was about 115 degrees, and the little dog was losing strength from the heat.

The dog's owner was charged with cruelty to animals, and he could face up to six months in jail if he is convicted.

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Woman forced to withdraw money from ATM after home invasion

ROSWELL, GA (WXIA) -- A terrifying night for a Roswell family after a home invasion and robbery. It happened in the Hollyberry subdivision off of Houze Road.


"It's kind of scary," said Keith Goeke, president of the Hollyberry Subdivision Homeowners' Association. "We don't have this type of thing in our neighborhood."

Goeke said he was stunned to hear that the quiet neighborhood was the scene of a terrifying crime early Thursday morning.

Police rescue two dogs in hot cars in same lot

ROSWELL, Ga. -- In less than two hours a video posted on a police department's Facebook page had more than 30,000 views. It's an example of how upset people get when people leave their pets in hot cars, and how often it happens.

Roswell Police received a 911 call at around 11 a.m. Tuesday when temperatures has already reached into the mid-90
s. A dog was found in a hot car in the Home Depot parking lot on Holcomb Bridge Road. Officer Bill Lowe used his cell phone to video fellow officer Michael Shrout checking the temperature in the car.

Animal cruelty? Husband of charged Roswell woman says no

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A day after his wife's mug shot appeared on television, a Roswell husband wants to speak out for her innocence.


"I was just blown away," said Randy Spence. "I'm still in shock."