Originally created 03/27/06

Across Georgia



Abducted boy found unharmed in Raleigh

JONESBORO - A 3-year-old boy was found unharmed Sunday after being abducted by his mother's former boyfriend from a restaurant in Hampton, authorities said.

Jachym Elijah Leach was rescued by the FBI in Raleigh, N.C., at about 1:30 a.m., said Clayton County police officer James Watson. Frederick Dunn, 27, was taken into custody by the FBI, Officer Watson said.

Assistant Police Chief Jeff Turner said the boy's mother and Mr. Dunn, who is not the child's father, had set up a meeting at the restaurant Friday. A quarrel broke out, and the mother says the former boyfriend grabbed the child and drove away with him, Mr. Turner said.

Prosecutor protected following death threat

LAWRENCEVILLE - District Attorney Danny Porter and his family have received additional police protection after a death threat was made against him.

The Gwinnett County prosecutor said he was told Thursday afternoon about the threat.

Mr. Porter is prosecuting dentist Barton Corbin in the death of his wife Jennifer. Mr. Corbin is also being prosecuted in Augusta for the 1990 death of Dolly Hearn.

The man to whom the threat was attributed had been prosecuted through his office in the past and is not in custody, Mr. Porter said.

Rome woman, 111, is oldest person in state

ROME - Anne Christopher remembers when the Wright brothers made history with their first airplane flight. She remembers the sinking of the Titanic.

At 111, Ms. Christopher is Georgia's oldest documented person, according to a research group that tracks "supercentenarians" in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Christopher previously said she had no particular secret to staying healthy.

"I guess the Lord's good to me. I eat well and sleep well. That's two things," she said.

Man struck, killed by truck after accident

SAVANNAH - A Port Wentworth man died after walking into traffic Saturday night on Abercorn Street.

Tarun C. Patel, 46, got out of his car after rear-ending a vehicle stopped at the red light.

After talking to the other driver about the crash, Mr. Patel tried to cross Abercorn and stepped into the path of a Ford F-150 pickup.