A 21-year-old man who took his baby mama and their infant along on an armed robbery spree in Buckhead has been arrested, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Brandon Nicholas Lawson, 21, was taken into custody by the Bibb County police and is expected to be extradited to Atlanta where he will face armed robbery charges, Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said in an emailed statement to the AJC.

Lawson was arrested on unrelated charges of stealing an automobile and giving a false name, the AJC reports. Bibb County is about 75 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who took his baby mama and their infant along on an armed robbery spree in Buckhead, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A surveillance camera captured a man and a woman sitting with a baby stroller and smoking cigarettes at a table in front of Publix, across from Phipps Plaza, over the weekend.

The video shows the woman occasionally reaching over to rock the stroller to soothe the baby. The couple is believed to have committed an armed robbery shortly afterwards.

According to a police report obtained by the AJC, an elderly man was walking home from Publix when he saw a woman with a stroller and a crying baby. He was approached from behind by a man who put a gun to the back of his head and demanded his wallet and the PIN number to his ATM card.

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This post was edited to correct the fact that Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane did not respond to Tameka's Motion for Recusal. It was attorney John Mayoue who filed a response. Judge Lane legally cannot respond to the motion for recusal.

Usher's attorney John Mayoue came out swinging in a legal response to Tameka Foster-Raymond's motion to recuse Judge Lane from presiding over the bitterly contested case of Raymond vs Raymond.

In her Motion for recusal, Foster-Raymond accused the judge of showing bias toward Usher's attorney John Mayoue who contributed to her 2008 campaign for re-election.

In a lengthy response obtained by HipHopEnquirer.com, Mayoue called Tameka's petition "an assault on the integrity of the court." Mayoue called Foster-Raymond's Motion for recusal "baseless, unwarranted and untimely."

He argued that "Lawyers and law firms routinely contribute to the election and re-election campaigns of both trial and appellate judges."

Mayoue pointed out that Tameka's own co-counsel was hired by a law firm that also contributed to the judge's re-election coffers.

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Celebrity stylist Tameka Foster-Raymond's legal team filed a motion for a new trial today in Fulton County court, according to my confidential source who obtained the court documents.

The court documents contain pretty damaging evidence that may (or may not) prove corruption at the state judicial level. Foster's legal team has uncovered evidence that shows Usher Raymond's attorney John Mayoue did more than just help Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane Lane raise funds for her campaign re-election.

Last week, Foster-Raymond lost primary custody of her two sons, ages 4 and 3, to her ex-husband, Usher Raymond. Foster-Raymond is seeking a new trial on the grounds that Usher's legal team may have had an unfair advantage over hers.

The motion filed by Foster-Raymond today officially stays the judge's order. Which means Tameka retains primary custody of the children until the motion is allowed or dismissed.

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Mayor Kasim Reed's special events director has resigned less than a week after her arrest on DUI and reckless driving charges, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Stacii Jae Johnson, 41, was arrested late Thursday by an Atlanta police officer who saw her driving her white Porsche at 82 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-85 near the I-75 split.

Johnson was reportedly uncooperative and refused a field sobriety test, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

She was responsible for a small staff of about six people in the mayor's office of special events. The office processed permits for outdoor music festivals and locations for movie shoots, according to The AJC.

There's no word on whether the mayor is taking applications for a new special events director.


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  • Dennis Byron of Hiphopenquirer.com has the full details of Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane's explosive final decision in the hotly contested Raymond vs Raymond child custody case.

    The 33-year-old singer and his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond were locked in a bitter public battle for their 2 boys. Each side accused the other of being negligent parents. Usher accused Foster-Raymond of being unfit and mentally unstable. While Foster-Raymond accused Usher Raymond of abusing drugs around their children.

    In the end the judge decided Usher Raymond was the better unfit parent -- but parents would continue to share joint custody.

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    As the old saying goes: it's not what you know, it's who you know. In a blockbuster ruling today, Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane sided with singer User Raymond, awarding him primary custody of his two sons in a bitter child custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond.

    The tables have now turned on Foster-Raymond, who will be forced to make arrangements with Usher to determine when and where she sees their sons, 4 and 3.

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    Former Football Wives star Chanita Foster held a charity concert for her Beyond The Game Foundation at Park Tavern in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Proceeds from the charity will benefit a school built by the foundation in Africa, and to feed children in Africa. Chanita is very civic minded and generous with her wealth and her time. Kudos to her. Celebs in the house included R&B Divas stars KeKe Wyatt, Sylenna Johnson and Nicci Gilbert, RL from the group Next, former reality star Q, Real Houswives of Atlanta star Derek J, music producer Jazze Phae, and more.

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    Monday night was the series premiere of TV One's "R&B Divas" starring (L-R) Monifah, Nicci Gilbert, Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt. The show's story line revolves around Evans' plan to get the 5 women in the studio to record a blockbuster R&B album together.

    But actually 'R&B Divas' -- which is filmed in Atlanta -- is just another reality show that focuses on black women and their dysfunctional relationships with men and with each other. The premiere episode set the tone for the rest of the series by highlighting each woman's flaws.

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    Tameka Foster-Raymond won a small victory in court on Monday. Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane found singer Usher Raymond, 33, in "willful contempt" of court for violating provisions of a 2009 settlement agreement concerning his two sons with ex-wife, Foster-Raymond.

    According to court documents obtained by Hip Hop Enquirer blog, Judge Tipton Lane found that Mr. Raymond traveled with their two boys outside of Georgia without Foster-Raymond's permission, and that he refused to inform her of the children's whereabouts.

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    Superior court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane is expected to return with a verdict in the bitter Raymond vs Raymond child custody case sometime today.

    My confidential source has uncovered a blockbuster revelation that may tip the scales of justice in singer Usher Raymond's favor. Apparently, Usher has an ace in the hole that his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond doesn't know about. Read more after the break!

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