Thursday, December 1, 2011
The single vehicle accident occurred around 4 a.m. today.
A 67-year-old Canton man died this morning after an single vehicle accident on Reinhardt College Parkway near the Bartow County line, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to the scene at 4 a.m., Lt. Jay Baker said in a news release. Ron Shelinburger, the driver, was the only person in the vehicle. He was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee, where he died. "The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident," Baker said.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Family and friends remember Shannon Lawrence during an emotional funeral in Woodstock.
Hundreds of people flocked to St. Michael the Archangel this afternoon to remember Shannon Lawrence, the 25-year-old Canton woman who died after Sunday's fatal custody swap in Milton. The vestibule of the Woodstock church was filled with poster-size photos of Lawrence and numerous floral arrangements. As the service began, it also held friends who could no longer find a pew in the 700-seat church. Mourners began to arrive an hour before mass. They greeted one another with hugs, tears and stories about Shannon. Among those in attendance were members of the Marine Corps League and the Warriors' Watch Riders, there to support Karen Lawrence, Shannon's stepmother and a U.S. Marine. Father Larry Niese – Father Larry to his parishoners – was …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
As the visitation for Shannon Lawrence gets underway in Woodstock, newly released Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reports offer a glimpse into the woman's troubled relationship with shooting suspect Christopher Erdman.
Christopher Erdman and Shannon Lawrence had a rocky relationship. There were calls to law enforcement. There were protective and restraining orders. There were court interventions. And on Sunday, there were gunshots. Lawrence, 25, of Canton, was shot four times in the face and neck in the parking lot of Birmingham Crossroads, 15780 Birmingham Hwy., Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty said. She later died from those wounds at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming. Newly released records supplied by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reveal years of friction, usually over their two children, a son who turned one year old today and a daughter who will turn three on June 25. The first known call to the sheriff's office was placed at 1:11 p.m. …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, June 9
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Atlanta Medical Group Target of Multi-Agency Probe Advocate: System Failed Slain Mom Johns Creek Voters Will Decide on Sunday Alcohol Sales Prominent Cumming Business Man Found Dead Back to the Chattahoochee Returns This Weekend
The 25-year-old Canton woman who died after Sunday's fatal custody swap in Milton typed this note to the Forsyth County Superior Court on Jan. 31.
On Jan. 31, Shannon Lawrence asked the Forsyth County Superior Court for a temporary protective order against Christopher Erdman, the father of her children and the man suspected of shooting her four times in the face and neck on Sunday. As part of that petition, which was granted but later dismissed, she typed the words on page 3 of the above PDF file. Visitors can pay their respects to the Lawrence family from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Woodstock Funeral Home. A funeral mass has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel in Woodstock, followed by a procession to Cherokee Memorial Park in Canton. Randy Lawrence, Shannon's father, said that a trust fund has been set up for his two grandchildren, Emma Catherine Marie Erdman …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
After a Cumming man allegedly shot a Canton woman in front of their children Sunday, the Cherokee Family Violence Center wants to revisit the judicial process meant to protect victims of domestic violence.
The executive director of the Cherokee Family Violence Center pored over the court files of Shannon Lawrence, the 25-year-old Canton woman who died after Sunday's fatal custody swap in Milton. The files, Meg Rogers said, revealed a woman who was afraid. "She’s reporting it to law enforcement," she said. "She’s reporting it to the court. She says in her court pleadings he has guns" and asks authorities to remove all weapons from her ex-boyfriend's Cumming home. That ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Christopher Erdman, is now in the Fulton County Jail, accused of shooting Lawrence four times in the face and neck in front of their children. For more than 25 years, the Cherokee Family Violence Center in Canton has assisted battered women. Lawrence …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Three Fridays ago, Shannon Lawrence told the Cherokee County Superior Court that she feared for her safety.
Three Fridays ago, Shannon Lawrence told the Cherokee County Superior Court that she feared for her safety. Christopher Erdman, the father of her two children, refused to comply with a March 2 protective order that prevented him from harrassing and abusing her. He "continually" fired off "threatening" and "intimidating" emails and texts to the Canton woman, her attorney alleged in a May 13 motion for contempt. "This conduct has caused great concern and fear for the Defendant," the attorney, Michael McLaughlin, wrote. Erdman, 25, was ordered to appear before Cherokee County Superior Court Judge Anthony Baker on June 15 to respond to the allegations and others. Now the Cumming man will appear before a Fulton County judge for another reason: …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Christopher Erdman allegedly shot Shannon Lawrence, the mother of his children, at the spot where they hand off the kids to one another.
A 25-year-old Canton man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his children's mother. Christopher Erdman allegedly shot Shannon Lawrence, also of Canton, four times in the face and neck in the parking lot of Birmingham Crossroads, 15780 Birmingham Hwy., Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty said. McCarty said Erdman and Lawrence, who never married, used the shopping center as the drop-off point when exchanging their two children. It's unclear if the children witnessed the shooting. Milton police responded to a call at 2:02 p.m. today of shots being fired at the mostly empty shopping center, according to Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty. When they arrived, they found shell casings in the parking lot along with a pool of …
The suspect, also from Canton, shot the mother of his children, Milton authorities said.
Original breaking news alert: 7:56 p.m. Sunday A 25-year-old woman, possibly from Canton, is dead after a shooting near Birmingham Crossroads in Milton this afternoon. Milton police responded to a call at 2:02 p.m. of shots being fired at 15780 Birmingham Highway, according to Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty. When they arrived, they found shell casings in the parking lot along with a pool of blood. McCarty said that police were later notified that the suspect and the victim were at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming. By the time police arrived at the hospital, the victim, Shannon Lawrence, was dead from the gunshot wound. Christopher Erdman, also 25, has been arrested in the shooting death. WGCL-TV reported this evening that Lawrence …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Cheyenne Sauls was in the car of a driver who police say was drunk. Now metro Atlanta is mourning her death. Is there anything parents can do to protect their children?
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