CANTON, Ga. -- A young mother and her two small children can thank the power and speed of "social media."
And they can thank law officers and many, many tipsters.
Emily McCoy, 23, was beaten and robbed during a home invasion Monday night in Cherokee County.
Wednesday just before noon, surveillance video of four people possibly connected to the crime was released by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
The video spread quickly across social media sites.
In a flash -- "We got a lot of phone calls identifying who was in the images," Lt. Jay Baker said.
In fact, so many people called the Sheriff's office so quickly that by the end of the day, all four people were in custody, being questioned.
Thursday morning, Baker released the names of the four suspects: 26-year-old Kenneth Piper, 26-year-old Willie Collins, 27-year-old Heather Fernandez and 27-year-old Mason Thompson, all of Canton.