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Marietta man charged with placing pipe bomb in park

Marietta man charged with placing pipe bomb in park

ROSWELL, Ga. (WXIA) – Michael Sibley made a first court appearance on Monday in connection with federal charges for leaving a pipe bomb in Vickery Creek National Park in Roswell last November.

Sibley, 67 of Marietta, was arrested by the FBI on Mar. 21.

"The defendant allegedly placed a bag containing what appeared to be pipe bombs in Vickery Creek Park," said acting U.S. Attorney John Horn in a statement Monday afternoon. "This arrest should reassure the community that serious crimes like this will be investigated thoroughly and all leads followed to identify the perpetrator."

Ex-CFO charged with stealing nearly $2 million

Ex-CFO charged with stealing nearly $2 million

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cumming man has been charged with stealing nearly $2 million from his former employer.

Steven E. Daniel is the ex-CFO of Nanoventions, a Roswell-based company that designs micro-optic solutions, according to its website. He has been charged with three counts each of felony theft and felony forgery, and two counts of financial identity fraud.

Daniel, 50, was arrested Feb. 14 after a six-month investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Deputy Robin Regan said the company reached out to detectives after discovering Daniel forged several checks worth more than $160,000.

Investigators worked with Nanoventions' president and CEO to examine the company's business and financial records. They learned that since 2010, Daniel stole more than $1,950,000 through about 290 fraudulent transactions, according to Regan.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband Nick Gordon charged with DUI

Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband Nick Gordon charged with DUI

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband, was arrested after causing a single-car accident in Roswell Thursday morning.

It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Holcomb Bridge Road at Barnwell Road.

A preliminary investigation revealed Gordon, 25, was behind the wheel of a BMW sedan that struck a curb while changing lanes. The car overturned and hit a fire hydrant, according to Roswell Police spokesman Zachary Frommer.

Gordon and his passenger were not hurt in the accident. Police arrested Gordon and charged him with DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving on a suspended license. He is being held in the Roswell Detention Center.

2 killed in Sandy Springs murder-suicide

2 killed in Sandy Springs murder-suicide

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A husband and wife were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Sandy Springs Wednesday morning.

According to Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose, the shooting took place on the 7000 block of Chaparral Drive.

Sandy Springs Police confirmed through Twitter a woman was transported to North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 54-year-old Sharon Wilkins, later died at the hospital.

The body of a man, who police say was both the estranged husband of Sharon Wilkins and the shooter, was found inside the house with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was identified as 65-year-old Dan Wilkins.

The home where the shooting occurred is owned by Sharon Wilkins' 86-year-old mother, who was in the home at the time of the incident. She was not injured, authorities said.

The scene has been secured and an investigation is ongoing.

Father and son among 4 charged in massive Roswell drug bust

Father and son among 4 charged in massive Roswell drug bust

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Four people were arrested and drugs, cash and weapons were seized during a massive bust in Roswell last week.

Police found 3.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana, 80 grams of concentrated THC, more than 700 generic Xanax pills, 11 guns and $29,000 cash at several locations, including a house in the 12000 block of King Road, about a mile from Roswell High School.

Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer said the four-month investigation into the drug ring stemmed in part from a number of complaints about drugs being sold to Roswell High students. Police wanted to make an arrest before Monday, when Fulton County students return to school.

"This investigation made a positive impact in reducing the availability of illegal drugs to youths in our area," Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said in a release.

Man robs Cobb County Fifth Third Bank

Man robs Cobb County Fifth Third Bank

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Police are working to identify a bank robbery suspect.

A man robbed the Fifth Third Bank at the corner of Sandy Plains Road and Highway 92 at around 4 p.m. Monday.

Police said the suspect approached a teller and asked her to cash a check. He then demanded she give him specific amounts of cash from her register.

The suspect told the teller he placed an explosive device outside the building. Cobb County Police said they never found a bomb or explosive material at the scene.

After receiving the money, the suspect drove away from the bank in a small silver four-door car, possibly a Honda.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white man, about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, and 45 to 50 years old. He was wearing khaki shorts, a black shirt, dark sneakers, and a white and black baseball cap.