Originally created 10/07/01

Georgia briefs



Police catch fugitive in woman's slaying

ATHENS - A fugitive wanted in connection with last weekend's slaying of a Jackson County woman has been captured in an Athens mobile home park.

Manuel Rosilo, 18, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Juana Gonzalez, 38.

He also is suspected of beating and shooting Ms. Gonzalez's friend, 37-year-old Florina Dye, who remains hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Mr. Rosilo apparently persuaded strangers to give him a place to stay.

"The people didn't even know what was going on," Jackson County Sheriff's Investigator Steve Smith said.

Sheriff's investigators said Mr. Rosilo was at his father's trailer home south of Nicholson when he stormed a bedroom with a .22-caliber rifle, shooting his father's girlfriend, Ms. Gonzalez, and her friend. Ms. Gonzalez' 8-year-old daughter witnessed the shooting.

Security guard charged in fatal hit-and-run

DECATUR - A 45-year-old security guard has been charged in a hit-and-run that killed two teen-agers and critically injured a third.

Charles Howard Wilson of Decatur was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the accident.

Police say the three teens were hit by Mr. Wilson's Plymouth Voyager minivan as they walked across Memorial Drive on Thursday night. The van was abandoned less than a quarter-mile away.

Mr. Wilson was arrested Friday at his job as a private security guard at the DeKalb County tag office.

FBI arrests three in $1 million heist

ATLANTA - The FBI has arrested three people accused of stealing more than $1 million from the vault of an armored-car company in August.

Officials said Friday that some of the money had been recovered and that they were trying to locate the rest.

A former BANKTEK employee is one of the three charged in an Aug. 22 break-in at the BANKTEK Armored Car Service's main office in Atlanta, FBI spokesman Special Agent Richard Kolko said.

He said a hole was cut in the roof of the one-story building and a dolly used to remove the money.