Man assaulted at Duluth apartment

DULUTH - A Lawrenceville man was pistol-whipped Saturday evening when he angered a jealous boyfriend at Magnolia Point Apartments, according to police reports.

The victim's face was covered in blood when he flagged down a police patrol car on Boggs Road, according to police reports. The man told police he had just been jumped by two men at Magnolia Point Apartments.

The victim said he went to the complex to visit a friend and encountered a woman with whom he flirted several days ago. The girl's boyfriend and another man walked up, pointed a gun at the victim and ordered him out of the car, police reports stated. When he didn't comply, the boyfriend allegedly hit the victim in the face with the gun several times.

The officer was unable to locate the suspects.

Man robbed at knife point

DULUTH - A Duluth man was robbed at his home on Howell Street on Monday by an acquaintance who was wielding a kitchen knife, according to police reports.

The victim told police he had hired Sidney Wayne Howell, 45, to cut his grass on Sunday. He also paid Howell that evening, police reports stated. On Monday, Howell returned to the victim's home and said he was tired. The victim let Howell inside, made him a sandwich and gave him a drink. In the middle of eating, Howell allegedly jumped up and attacked the victim with a knife, then ordered the resident to get on the floor and tied him up with a shirt. Howell allegedly stole a large amount of cash and a cell phone from the victim.

Howell is wanted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.


Police: Sting nets three sales of alcohol to minor

WINDER - A 19-year-old police officer successfully bought alcohol from three Winder stores, and three individuals were cited for selling alcohol to a minor.

Officer Brent Davis went to three stores April 9 dressed in casual clothing and driving an unmarked vehicle. At two of the stores, he said, he was never asked for identification. One store asked Davis for identification but sold him alcohol anyway when he said he was 21, but did not have his license on him, he said.

Imran Hamid, of the Shell station at 53 Monroe Highway, Aynalem Araya, of the Shell station at 113 S. Broad St. and Chin Sang Chung, of McNeal Market on 72 McNeal Road, were all cited for selling alcohol to a minor.

- From staff reports