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Around the Region: Georgia Guardsman Shooting, Transvestite Prostitution Surge and Faked Terror Plot

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– East Atlanta Patch

DeKalb County police are on the manhunt for 32-year-old Quentric S. Williams, who is suspected in the May 15 shooting death of a man at the  on Moreland Avenue.

The 28-year-old victim, Spc. Mitt Lenix, a medic in the Georgia National Guard, is believed to have had car trouble.

Investigators think he approached the vehicle of his alleged shooter to get aid. It's unclear why Lenix, who a friend said was on a date at the drive-in and later died of his injuries, was shot.

 

– Midtown Patch

The Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA) is warning residents of a recent surge of aggressive transvestite prostitute gangs in the southwest portion of the Midtown community.

“While the numbers are nowhere near what they were 10 years ago, these are the most violent that we have ever seen. Please report them to 911 and continue to tell us what you are seeing,” an advisory stated.

According to the MPSA advisory, not enough residents report the illegal activity to authorities and the prostitution gangs take advantage of this.

“Do not confront them because they carry blades, throw rocks, and are very quick to assault those that object to their presence,” MPSA cautioned.

 

– Marietta Patch

A Marietta man was sentenced to 34 months in prison Monday for lying to federal investigators about an imaginary terrorist plot to bomb an airliner.

Henry Guy Jones, 51, also had to pay a $100 special assessment and will face three years of supervision after his release from prison.

Around Feb. 9, 2010, Jones contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and said two Jordanians and an American were plotting to attack a commercial airplane with a device that would explode or release poison, a toxic substance or something that would burn.

Jones said the three men had hired him to build the device. He repeated the story several times to the FBI as well.

Jones eventually admitted there were no terrorists, no terror plot and no contract to build a destructive device.

About this column: A look at top stories from Patch sites across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

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