An Athens man who dropped by a police substation on Friday claiming he wished to “clear his name” was arrested on a probation violation. Kevin Vernard Smith, 53, of East Paces Drive, dropped in on the Athens-Clarke County police substation on Fairview Street, according to a police report. He complained to officers that rumors were spreading that he was involved in some robberies and he wanted them to know he was not involved.
After complaining on Friday that someone took his cell phone, an employee of a McDonald’s on West Broad Street called the phone’s number and heard it ringing from inside a box carried by a someone in the restaurant, according to Athens-Clarke County police. When the man refused to return the phone, employees called the police. A nearby officer recognized the alleged thief and stopped him after he crossed the street in front of the restaurant, according to a police report.
Authorities discovered on Saturday a dead father and his child at an Athens hotel. Though Athens-Clarke County police are not yet releasing many details, a preliminary investigation suggests the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, said police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez. Staff at the Hampton Inn on West Broad Street alerted police at about 1 p.m. Saturday that they could not gain entry to a room occupied by the father and child, Rodriguez said.
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Selecting a term
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