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Corey L. Grayson, 32, of Duluth, is accused of soliciting a 15-year-old student in the schools bleachers last week, according to the warrant. Grayson reportedly asked the student to write down what she wanted him to do to her on a piece of paper and put her number and address on it, according to the arrest warrant.
Cobb school officials confirmed that Grayson recently resigned, but declined to provide further details.
According to the schools Web site, Grayson had been a member of the Mableton High Schools physical education department, coached freshman basketball and was an assistant volleyball coach.
After being booked in the county jail Grayson was released after posting a bond of $1313.
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The female victim told police she had just come out of surgery at Kennestone Hospital when an orderly moved her from the recovery room to her private room. That’s when, she said, the orderly removed part of her gown and fondled her.
“She immediately recognized something was going wrong and reported it to Kennestone security,” said Officer Mark Bishop with the Marietta Police Department
Kennestone security identified the orderly as Raphael Telles. He gave a statement to his supervisor claiming it was all a misunderstanding. Since then, police have not been able to locate him.
“We’ve been trying to speak with him, of course, to get his side of the story. He has not come forward to us and there has been an arrest warrant secured for Mr. Telles for sexual assault,” said Bishop.
Telles’ whereabouts are unknown at this time. Police said Kennestone told them it is against their policy to have only one orderly remove patients out of recovery areas into private rooms.
“Our concern is there are other victims out there that maybe when it occurred they might have been under higher levels of anesthesia and maybe not so coherent enough to know or feel that something wrong has happened,” said Bishop.
Kennestone Hospital has fired Telles.
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Jeffrey Alan Wasley, 37, is accused of molesting a 7-year-old boy Monday in the men’s restroom of the Target store at 740 Ernest Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw.
The victim reported the incident to store security and identified Wasley.
Police arrested Wasley Thursday night at the home he shares with his wife and two children on Carrie Trace in Kennesaw. According to the police booking report Wasley works at Calvary Jesus Church. On the church’s Web site he is listed as director of children’s ministries.
Some neighbors said they do not believe the charges. “Based on what I know about the guy, yeah, he’s a great guy and family man. Police didn’t even know he was married, police didn’t know he has kids, so that tells me they didn’t do their homework as well as they should have to make the accusations that have been made,” said one neighbor.
Wasley works as a magician under the name Magic Jeff. On his Web site, magicjeff.com, he claims he has performed at Six Flags, Cub Scout troops, Home Depot and a long list of local schools.
“We want anyone who has seen Mr. Wasley at a Target store, whether it was on Ernest Barrett Parkway or any location, if he was doing anything that looked suspicious to please contact us,” said Cassie Reece with the Cobb County Police Department.
The Calvary Jesus Church did not have a comment. Wasley is being held in the Cobb County Jail on $30,000 bond.
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Police responding to a call of a person with a gun outside an apartment complex shot and killed a teenager who was holding a pellet gun. While officers day that they had no way of knowing that the gun was not real, family, friends and some living at the complex say that they could tell the difference.
Rafael Christian moved with his family from Cincinnati about five months ago to escape violence that had claimed his friends’ lives, his family said. He died Wednesday evening from police gunfire.
The 16-year-old was fatally shot by Marietta police when they arrived at the apartments and found two suspicious people, one holding a weapon. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun, police said.
“They ended a life,” said Anita Dixon, Christian’s aunt.
Christian and four friends were hanging out at the Bentley Manor apartment complex on Bentley Road about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was showing his friends the air-powered pellet gun he had recently bought.
Marietta police, meanwhile, responded to a report of someone with a gun, police said.
“Nobody knew the police were coming,” one of Christian’s friends, Kenny Drake, said. “All they said was, ‘Freeze!’ One told me, ‘You move, I shoot.’”
Two of the teens tried to flee, but Dwayne Conley, 14, said he stopped when an officer drew a gun on him.
Christian continued to run for another 20 yards, went around the corner of a nearby building and was shot by two officers, Drake said.
Police said the officers on the scene believed Christian’s pellet gun to be a Beretta .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. “It looks like your standard automatic weapon,” police spokesman Mark Bishop said.
Someone who had seen the boys with the weapon thought it was a real handgun. We didn’t just come in guns blazing an officer said. Despite what family members may think.
“He told the police, ‘Don’t shoot. It’s a fake gun,’” said Caliph Hudson, who watched the incident from his apartment window. authorities are questioning that as the investigation continues.
Phillips called Atlanta activist Markel Hutchins on Thursday to help her sort out the situation. Hutchins, who is running this fall to unseat U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta), said he met with Marietta police Chief Dan Flynn and noted some discrepancies in the police story and the teens’ account of what happened.
“I’m going to ask for a higher degree of authority to look into this,” Hutchins said. “I’m going to ask the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to get involved.”
Asked why he ran, Drake said that was a natural reaction for young black males approached by seemingly hostile police. “That’s the first instinct for anybody when you see police with guns,” Drake said.
Airsoft and pellet guns are being a real problem for law enforcement officers said Kenny Wentworth, a 22 year veteran of an area police department. When officers roll up and see someone holding what looks like a gun, there’s not a whole lot of time to ask, is that real?
Authorities also that that the weapon in question, an airsoft pistol comes with an orange safety tip on it, but that it had been removed to make the gun appear real.
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Marietta GA. Oct. 24, 2007
Marietta police have arrested a suspect in the weekend death of a 21-year-old video game store manager who suffocated after having his face duct-taped during a robbery.
Patrick Gray Graham, a 34-year-old ex-con, was taken to the Cobb County Jail just before daybreak Wednesday after being questioned for several hours at Marietta police headquarters.
He is charged with murder, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of false imprisonment, three counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the arrest warrant.
Graham was also charged with probation violation. State records show prior convictions in Cobb County for forgery, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, cocaine possession and cocaine distribution, and Graham did two stints in state prisons. According to jail records, he is employed by a Marietta poultry processing plant.
Marietta police spokesman Mark Bishop said fingerprints from the crime scene led detectives to Graham as a “person of interest.”
Detectives identified a “couple of different locations” where Graham might be living, Bishop said.
The Honda Civic stolen from the victim was found about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a Cherokee County Publix store. Police put the car under suveillance for several hours “in case Mr. Graham came back to get the vehicle,” Bishop said.
When the suspect didn’t return to the car, police Tuesday night went to one of the possible residences, at the Garrison Plantation apartments on South Cobb Drive.
While at Garrison Plantation, detectives learned that the suspect was at the nearby Skyway Apartments.
Bishop said the Marietta police SWAT team then went to the Skyway Apartments and arrested Graham.
Police also executed search warrants at the apartments and recovered items stolen from the GameStop video store on Cobb Parkway, “and that’s how [Graham] became our suspect,” Bishop said.
He said a sketch of the suspect drawn by a GBI artist was a close match.
“Having seen both the sketch and the suspect, this is one of the best ones that I’ve seen,” Bishop said. “They did an outstanding job.”
Bishop said the father of Matthew Cherry, the man who died during the robbery, cried when told of the arrest.
“We’re glad we got this individual off the streets,” Bishop said. “We hope we have brought some closure” to the family of the victim.
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