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Man charged with assaulting police

WOODSTOCK, Ga. – Authorities have arrested a man accused of assaulting police.

Investigators say officers with the Woodstock Police Department were called to 35-year-old William Candler's home last Wednesday for a suicide threat call.

Once officers arrived, Candler allegedly pointed a firearm at them.

GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help investigate after an officer-involved shooting in Woodstock, Ga.

The shooting happened on Wednesday around 2 a.m. and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office authorities requested GBI assistance just after 3 a.m.

Police said they were initially called in to investigate a possible suicide threat to the 1400 block of Olde Mill Trace. Officers then learned that there was a woman and two young children in the home with an armed man – later identified as William Candler, 35, of Woodstock.

As officers arrived the woman and children safely fled the home.

But as Woodstock police officers approached the residence to make contact with Candler, he exited the home onto the front porch carrying a rifle.

Sketch released of suspect in attempted child abduction

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities have released the sketch of a man they say tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy walking to his bus stop Tuesday morning.

Corporal Darin Downey with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says it happened along Deer Hollow Drive.


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Woodstock man sentenced to life for killing toddler

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A Woodstock man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his girlfriend's daughter.

Michael Naples, 33, was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole plus 30 years. He was convicted in April of felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the death of 17-month-old Kaylee Johnson.

Kaylee's mother, Jamie Beck, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to charges of cruelty to children and making false statements. Prosecutors said she was criminally negligent in giving Naples access to her daughter. Beck was sentenced to 15 years with five to serve in prison.

Police investigating links between area store robberies

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police are investigating whether a string of robberies across metro Atlanta are connected – including an armed robbery of a Woodstock smoke shop that left a 20-year-old dead.

E.J. Delos Reyes was killed when two men robbed the Smoke 911 store where he worked as a clerk. Officials say the details of that crime match those of four separate robberies of GameStop video game stores. These stores are dozens of miles apart.

Family and friends commemorated Delos Reyes' life Friday afternoon.

2 arrested in shooting death of smoke shop clerk

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a clerk at a Woodstock smoke shop.

Justin Clay White, 25, of College Park and Dominique Rashad Stevens, 22, of Atlanta were taken into custody Friday in Jefferson Parish, La. They were caught by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Stevens and White were charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Enrique "E.J." Delos-Reyes, Jr. The victim worked at Smoke 911 in the 8200 block of Highway 92 in Woodstock.

The shop was robbed May 20 at around 11:45 p.m., about 15 minutes before it was scheduled to close for the night.