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News Nearby: Teen Rapist Arrested

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Cumming and Forsyth County.

- Norcross Patch

The 's Fugitive Unit arrested a Lawrenceville man Tuesday on charges of burglary and rape that had occurred in a Norcross home.

Duoc Nguyen, 21, allegedly broke into the home and raped a 16-year-old girl inside, according to a press release from Lt. S. W. Smith of the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office. Norcross Police issued felony warrants for Nguyen for burglary and rape Sunday, Aug. 12.

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- Dunwoody Patch

Police Chief Billy Grogam was asked a blunt question by Channel 2 News. Did he ever suspect Andrea Sneiderman killed her husband in the beginning of the investigation?

The answer? "Not seriously, no,' Grogan said in the report.

Some family members, including, Steve Sneiderman, the murdered husband's brother, questioned the lack of connecting two seemingly related events, according to the report. 

The family implored Dunwoody PD to investigate Andrea Sneiderman, according to the report. The department did little at the start to investigate the widow, according to the report.

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- Northeast Cobb Patch

The friends of a Northeast Cobb man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Lithia Springs over the weekend are raising money to support his family and hoping the driver will turn himself in.

29-year-old Jacob Downer had been walking alongside the road outside his sister's home in Lithia Springs around 10:00 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a car. According to the Georgia State Patrol and reported by FOX 5 Atlanta, there is no evidence of skid marks or any proof that the driver attempted to stop once Downer was hit.

Authorities estimate Downer was dragged nearly 150 feet after being struck. Downer survived his injuries, and is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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- Alpharetta-Milton Patch

A Milton man who was just trying to help someone out who claimed to be a friend of us instead fell prey to a scam that cost him $3,100.

On Aug. 8 the Milton man got a call from a man who claimed to be someone he knew as a friend. The caller claimed he was vacationing in Lima, Peru with his wife. He said they met another couple from California, and went to a soccer game with them. He claimed that on the way back from the game, local police stopped them and searched their car, finding drugs in it. To be bailed out, the caller asked the Milton resident to wire $3,000 to a third party in Peru. And a phone number was given of an "Agent Farley," who was to be called after the money was sent.

Not long after the local resident called, "Agent Farley" called back and said there was a problem with the money transfer. The local resident got wise, asking the man if he was asking for more money before hanging up and calling Milton police.

Milton police investigators called the number and asked the "agent" why he was calling people in Milton asking for money. Tellingly, the man said, "I never said, I was from the embassy," even though the investigator never said anything about the embassy.

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