Visit to strip club ends in disorderly conduct charge
DULUTH - A Florida man was arrested after he and a newfound local friend got into a tiff on the way home from a strip club, according to police reports.
Jonathan Mark Horrigan, 32, of Jacksonville Beach Fla., was arrested for disorderly conduct after he allegedly used "fighting words" to provoke a Duluth man.
The two men met at Barnacles, a Gwinnett Place bar, and the 49-year-old Duluth man agreed to go with Horrigan to Oasis, a strip club in DeKalb County, according to reports.
On the way home, Horrigan tried to provoke the Duluth man by verbally abusing him, according to reports. Horrigan supposedly had a pocket knife, which the Duluth man threw out the window near a gas station.
Gwinnett County Police got a call about an assault at the Satellite Shops shopping center on 3360 Satellite Road.
According to reports, Horrigan was drunk and accused the Duluth man of trying to throw him out of the car at 45 miles per hour. But Horrigan changed his story several times, and his arrest soon followed, according to the report.
Man warned against begging goes to jail
NORCROSS - Police arrested a Norcross man after warning him several times that the highway is no place to make a buck.
Steve Earl Glasgow was taken to jail around 2 p.m. March 31 for soliciting on the roadway. According to police reports, he was standing near Indian Trail Road and Interstate 85 holding a sign asking motorists for money.
Police warned the man several times not to beg, and on the fourth time, they took him to jail, according to reports.
Glasgow supposedly told police he was trying to earn money to buy beer.
Argument started by porn leads to man's arrest
DACULA - A Dacula man was taken to jail after his girlfriend asked him to stop looking at porn and the two ended up in a verbal brawl.
Police got a call about a domestic dispute Monday at 2351 Kelman Place in Dacula and found a 46-year-old woman standing in the driveway, according to reports. She told police her boyfriend, Eliberto Roman, 43, had chased her out of the house after she told him to stop looking at porn.
According to reports, Roman told the woman that he was the man of the house and could do what he wanted. He also screamed obscenities at her, prompting her to run from the house and call police.
The woman told police she was afraid the man was going to hurt her, and police agreed he was a threat. Officers arrested him for simple assault.
Verbal argument becomes violent
WINDER - A man was struck in the head after a verbal argument.
John Thornton, 44, of Winder was walking down King Street April 5 when a police officer saw him bleeding from his forehead, according to a police report.
Thornton told police he had been hit by a white man on Capital Avenue. He said he did not know the male, according to the report, but that they had been engaged in a verbal argument. Thornton had a laceration about an inch long above his left eye, the report said.
The officer called EMS to the scene, and Thornton was transported to the Barrow Community Hospital for treatment.
Officers were not allowed to enter the building where the suspect reportedly lived. Police filed an assault report for the incident.
Wind rips off roof
WINDER - High winds brought part of the roof off an old rug mill on East Athens Street Thursday.
Maj. Robert Schuenemann said the piece of metal roof tore down power lines, but did not cause any injuries. Nothing else was damaged by the large portion of roof, he said.
Man charged with kidnapping woman
HOSCHTON - A man was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and terroristic threats after he reportedly took the car of a woman he was with and ordered her to get into the car with him.
The woman told police she called Bradley Paradise to her Beaver Dam Road home March 30 to fix a broken gutter. The two were talking, she told police, and it became too dark for Paradise to fix the gutter.
The two went to Wendy's to get food, according to a police report, along with two friends of Paradise. After they returned to the woman's house, Paradise began blaming her for his missing $400, the report said.
After telling the other two people to leave, Paradise allegedly took the woman's keys and told her to get in
the car or he would shoot.
Paradise drove to Dacula, reportedly telling the woman he would shoot her and the police.
Paradise stopped at a Hardee's to get breakfast, then fell asleep, the report said. The woman escaped from the car and called her mother to come pick her up, according to the report.
The alleged victim reportedly called police to tell them that Paradise had left his motorcycle at her house. Police found that the motorcycle was stolen from Duluth and towed it, the report said.
She later called police again to tell them Paradise was en route to her house to pick up his motorcycle. Police arrived after he had already left.
Paradise was charged with terroristic threats, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, having a weapon during the commission of a felony and theft by taking motor vehicle.
- From staff reports