Decatur man arrested for terroristic threats, statutory rape
After receiving a tip that a Decatur man had used his Facebook account to communicate physical threats to an underage girl, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the matter.
As result of that investigation, the GBI, assisted by DeKalb County Police, arrested Luis Hazel this morning, May 22, at his residence on Oakvale Falls Drive in Decatur on one count of statutory rape and one count of terroristic threats. The investigation revealed that Hazel also had engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl he is alleged to have threatened on Facebook. She was 15 years old at the time and Hazel was 26, according to GBI spokesman John Bankhead. Hazel was taken to the DeKalb County Jail.
Fine Arts Exhibition opens today in Decatur
The opening reception for the Fine Arts Exhibition that is part of the Decatur Arts Festival will be today, May 22, 5:15 - 7 p.m. at the Dalton Gallery in the Dana Fine Arts Building of Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave. Decatur. Those attending will be among the first to view this year’s collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media selected by this year’s distinguished jury. They also can meet the artists and have refreshments. Most of the festival will be during Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. The Fine Arts Exhibition, however, will be open until June. Like other Decatur Arts festival events, it is free and open to the public.
County’s job bus stopping in Tucker, Decatur
DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” will be at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library on Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The library is located at 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker. On May 24, the mobile center will be at Scott Candler Library, 2644 McAfee Road, Decatur, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The mobile center is designed to help residents find employment by providing job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses are also able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing and training.