Around the Region: Police Release Video of Murder Suspect, Waffle House CEO Admits to Consensual Sex and Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Student

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

 - Midtown Patch

Atlanta police have released video showing the moments that led to the fatal shooting of a young man in the breezeway of the Ford Factory Lofts apartments.

Anyone with information on the killing of 20-year-old Lee Lowery is asked to contact Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. 

Get more information and updates at Midtown Patch.


Waffle House CEO Admits to Consensual Sex with Former Housekeeper – Buckhead Patch

Waffle House CEO and Buckhead resident Joe W. Rogers Jr. is responding to allegations from his former assistant, who accused him of forcing her to perform sex acts during the time she was employed for him.

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating the accusations from Mye Brindle, a 43-year-old single mother who worked out of Rogers' Buckhead home as his housekeeper from 2003 to 2008 and then again as his house manager 2009 until May 2012.



Cartersville High Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Student – Cartersville Patch

Principal Steven Butler told police he received a complaint Thursday about 10:30 a.m. from a female student, who is a juvenile and said she had been inappropriately touched by a male teacher, according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, attached to this article.

Butler notified police Friday morning about 9:30 that the victim had reported "several occasions" of inappropriate touching by the teacher that she said occurred during class on campus at the high school. 

See more on this story on Cartersville Patch.


Doctor’s Sentence for Child Porn Possession Upheld – Kennesaw Patch

An Atlanta federal appeals court upheld the prison sentence of a 49-year-old Kennesaw ear, nose and throat doctor convicted of distributing child pornography.

In March, Dr. Andrew Sutton was sentenced to eight years in prison. He challenged the length of the sentence, but the appeals court said Sutton's offense was “particularly serious because his actions bordered on production of child pornography,” according to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Sutton once worked for Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, which has locations in Canton and Marietta. He was also the executive medical director for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.

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