Man killed in hit-and-run identified
The man killed in the hit and run accident on I-285 on Jan. 14 has been identified as 23-year-old Terrance Jackson, according to DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish.
Jackson was a passenger in a car that had pulled over because the men in car were arguing. Jackson got out of the car and attempted to run across the interstate when he was hit by a car. The driver of the car did not stop. Jackson was taken to an area hospital and later died, Parish said. Police are still searching for the driver of the car that hit Jackson.
Officer still on duty after killing dog
A DeKalb County Police officer is still on duty after arriving at the wrong address on a domestic dispute call and shooting a dog. The officer arrived at 2111 Silva Court at approximately 9 p.m. on Jan. 17, when he encountered the dog. The officer shot and killed the dog, according to police. It was later determined that the domestic dispute call came from a neighboring home. The police department’s Internal Review Board is investigating the case and will determine what if any action is to be taken against the officer.
Lithonia man gets 22 years in prison
A Lithonia man was sentenced Jan. 18 to 22 ½ years in prison on charges of armed bank robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Cepeda Broughton, 41, pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 7, 2011.
According to court documents, Broughton, carrying a pistol, robbed a credit union in Conyers in March 2011. He forced an employee to bind three customers and an employee with duct tape, then forced the employee to open the bank vault. Broughton left the bank with more than $140,000. Broughton surrendered to police, according to court documents, after leading police on a high speed chase, then a foot chase.