Friday, April 5, 2013
An assault at a Tucker hotel involved a prostitute, police say.
The manager of a Tucker hotel was attacked by a man who refused to pay for a room he had been using for prostitution, according to DeKalb Police. Marlowe Scott Ross, who is employed at the Stone Mountain Inn, told officers that an unidentified tenant grabbed him by the throat, pushed him down and threatened him with a knife after Ross told him "his stay at the business had expired," the report said. The assault was corroborated by a witness. "Ross stated that the tenant said he needs to use the room so his girl can make some money, and he would pay them after," police reported. When Ross insisted on payment, he was attacked, and the couple fled the scene. The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on March 31. The tenant is described as a bald…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Also: alleged assault at Tucker rec center; Aaron's plans hiring boom; new Midtown eatery; Brookhaven picks first top cop; Zoo Atlanta plans new reptile complex.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Some of the top stories we covered this week.
In case you missed them, here are some of the stories we wrote about this week: Fire Victim Dies DeKalb School Board Appoints Michael Thurmond Interim Superintendent Sex Crimes Teacher Gets 30 Years Store Owner Beaten With Sledgehammer
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Three men are being sought by police after a violent robbery at a convenience store.
Reports are coming in of a violent attack Wednesday night in Tucker which has left a convenience store owner badly injured and in hospital. "Mr. Patel was severely beaten with a sledgehammer," long-time customer Denise Pounds told Patch. "I went in to the store this morning and the day manager informed us of the tragedy. She is very upset. She said three black men came into the store and proceeded to ask for money and then began beating him for no reason as they knew where the cash register is." The attack occurred at Happy Food Mart on Idlewood Road. Patel has been hospitalized and "is not doing too well," according to Pounds. "He is such a nice man and has been a Tucker fixture at that store for years. He did not deserve this. He would …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Saturday morning attack occurred in the shopping center's parking lot, and police are looking for two suspects.
Gwinnett County Police are looking for two suspects who shot a man and robbed another outside a Stone Mountain Walmart around 2:50 a.m Saturday morning. The suspects, both black males, were armed with a semi-automatic handgun, possibly a .40 calibre Glock, according to a police statement. They approached two separate shoppers in the parking lot, shooting one, a 35-year-old male, in the leg when "he did not understand their demands and continued to walk towards the store," the report said. The other victim, a 20-year-old-male, handed over his keys, wallet and cell phone. The suspects took his car and left the scene. That vehicle is described as a blue 2010 Honda Fit with Georgia tag PFE8356. Gwinnett Police reviewed Walmart security …