SWAT standoff ends with two arrests, one suspect on the run
Two burglary suspects were arrested Thursday, May 10, after DeKalb County Police Department’s SWAT team was called out to a Clarkston apartment complex.
DeKalb police officers were following up on case from May 2 in which a Stone Mountain Police officer’s home was burglarized and guns were among the items stolen.
Officers were at the complex following up on tips at a unit of the Highland Village Apartments, according to Mekka Parish, police spokeswoman. Police have not released the names of the people arrested.
Two of the three people inside the unit came out, Parish said. A third person escaped and was still at large as of early May 11 and police said he is a suspect in the burglary of the Stone Mountain officer’s home. The person is also wanted by Clarkston Police for armed robbery.
Decatur native graduates parole officer training course
A Decatur native will be working with parolees in DeKalb County after graduating the State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ 54th Basic Parole Officer Training Course on May 4.
Othello Vaughn is one of 16 new parole officers now on duty across the state.
Parole officers are classified as Georgia peace officers and must successfully complete an eight-week Peace Officer Standards and Training basic training course.
The parole board employs approximately 300 parole officers who carry a caseload of 75-85 parolees per officer.