Police found missing elderly man
A Mattie’s Call has been canceled for a DeKalb County man with Alzheimer’s disease.
Rufus Holcomb, who left his residence on foot at 8:30 p.m. May 5, has been found and is in good health, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
Holcomb, 76, went missing after he was seen walking on Snapfinger Road toward the Henry County line.
Holcomb had been missing from his home on other occasions, most recently in February.
DeKalb police sergeant resigns amid investigation
A DeKalb County Police sergeant under investigation for interfering in a rape case has resigned from the department.
Sgt. Eric Adkinson, who was on restrictive duty pending the outcome of the investigation, resigned May 4, according to Mekka Parish, police spokeswoman.
In its investigation of a December 2011 rape, police are trying to determine whether Adkinson influenced or obstructed justice in the case, Paris said in March.
According to reports, the alleged victim was bartending a private event at the Front Runnerz Motorcycle Club, of which Adkinson is the president.
The alleged victim claims she was drugged at the club, then later woke up in a home in Lithonia after being raped, according to reports. The victim said Adkinson and another club member wanted to handle the situation in-house and told her to keep quiet about the rape claim.
Summer block party to promote safety
Commissioner Stan Watson and Texting Organization Against Distracted Driving (TOADD) will hold a Safe Summer Block Party on May 19.
The free block party will feature live entertainment, prizes, community information and games.
The event will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Macy’s stage at the Gallery at South DeKalb, 2840 Candler Road, Decatur.
The block party is in support of National Youth Traffic Safety Month. TOADD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safer mobile environment by addressing issues such as being distracted while driving, sexting and cyberbullying.
For more information, contact Marie Burrell at (480)788-6233 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.