Repeat offender behind bars after crashi Atlanta
ATLANTA - A student from Georgia State says a thief stole her SUV from a valet and then used it to go across the Atlanta metro to a crime spree. Michael Seiden of Channel 2 learned that the suspect is the older brother of two men whose crimes ranged from theft to assassination before they were locked up.
Atlanta authorities say that while trying to get away from officers near Metropolitan Parkway and Fair Drive in southwest Atlanta, Charles McDaniel crashed the SUV of the GSU graduate. Seiden has been told by multiple sources near the investigation that McDaniel is a well-known gang member who has been in and out of prison for various crimes.
"I suspected something was happening, but then today I found out it was totaled," said the man, who asked not to be identified. Police retorted McDaniel was stealing her Audi from a Buckhead valet last weekend.
"The gentleman apparently came and stole from the valet box multiple sets of keys," the student replied. "His was there so he just hopped into it and fled." Atlanta police say the next week McDaniel raced the stolen car around Atlanta Metro, committing multiple violent crimes, including an attempted weapon attack in South Fulton City. It's there that police say McDaniel was robbing a BMW SUV and a team of suspects.
Court documents indicate police arrested him on multiple felony charges in Fulton County in April. A month before the arrest, McDaniel pleaded guilty to burglary in Cobb County by accepting an officer's stolen property and obstruction. It was all part of a plea agreement that held him out of prison.
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ATLANTA - Notwithstanding the sun on Saturday, it will be another cool start on Sunday across northern Georgia. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls says a frost warning is coming into effect from 1 a.m. Sunday and is going to last until 9 a.m.
There was already a freeze warning for counties of Fannin, Union and Towns beginning at 1 a.m. Sunday and until 9 a.m. Saturday night, you'll want to make sure you bring in your pets and sensitive plants as temperatures continue to drop.
Since beginning March, when it decided to drop to 35 degrees, Friday has been the coldest morning in Atlanta. Lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s can be expected in the earlier than usual next week. Over the middle of next week, dry weather will continue. Heat to close-normal temperatures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, expect peaks in the mid-to upper 60s.
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