Second man suspected in gas station shooting

DULUTH - Police have identified a second suspect in the shooting death of a 19-year-old last week at a BP gas station off Pleasant Hill Road.

Lamont Edward Seals, 28, of Duluth, is wanted on charges of murder and felony murder. Seals was allegedly driving the car that Jeremy Dockery, 23, fled in after opening fire on Koreem Abdul Nicholson.

Nicholson died at the scene of several gunshot wounds. Selena Golden, 21, of Lawrenceville suffered a minor injury from being grazed by a bullet.

Lawrenceville man attacked in front yard

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was injured Wednesday after refusing to give a cigarette or a dollar to a stranger who was wielding a knife.

The victim told police he was in his front yard when an unidentified man walked up and asked for a dollar. The victim replied he did not have one, and the man wandered away, according to police reports.

A few minutes later, the man returned, this time asking for a cigarette. The victim said he did not smoke, police reports said.

The suspect cursed, pulled out a knife and slashed the victim's arm as he held it up to protect his face. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Duluth man charged with disorderly conduct

DULUTH - A Duluth doctor who was jailed Thursday allegedly became confused about who was arresting whom.

Stephen Dongwon Lee, 35, pulled up to the scene of an accident on Pleasant Hill Road at Venture Parkway about 3:30 a.m., according to police reports. Lee said he was a doctor who came to help his friend, the suspected drunk driver of a vehicle that had been driven into the median.

Lee allegedly began talking loudly to the officers who were investigating the wreck, so he was ordered to leave the scene. Lee refused, according to police reports. Police tried to handcuff Lee, but he resisted and had to be tackled to the ground.

Lee allegedly continued to yell that he was "making a citizen's arrest" against the officer who was trying to handcuff him and told police, "You're in trouble now. You handcuffed the wrong


Lee was charged with disorderly conduct.

Woman allegedly hits boyfriend with beer bottle

BUFORD - A Buford woman was arrested and charged with battery Tuesday night after allegedly striking her boyfriend in the head with a beer bottle at a residence on Thompson Mill Road.

Deborah Denise Beck, 41, called the police at 10:56 p.m., complaining that her boyfriend had thrown her to the ground, according to police reports.

The victim said that he was minding his own business with his brother and friend when Beck came out of the house cursing and acting belligerent. The victim allegedly told her to go back inside, which she did, returning shortly with a beer bottle that she threw at the victim and struck him in the head.

The victim's brother said the victim then grabbed Beck by the neck and took her inside. During this process, Beck fell to the ground.

The officer said both Beck and the victim where heavily intoxicated upon arrival.


Man wanted in Carroll County for escape found

BETHLEHEM - A man who was stopped while walking down the road reportedly lied to police officers about his identity.

Joseph Michaud, 31, was charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer after he was stopped walking on Joseph Street about 1 a.m. June 3, according to a police report.

Michaud, who had a flashlight and was wearing a black sweatshirt and a dark-colored hat, told police his name was Wendell Patterson, the report said. When another officer arrived and recognized him as Michaud from working at the Barrow County Detention Center, the report said, Michaud acknowledged who he was.

Michaud was wanted in Carroll County for escape.

Gas drive-off turns up cocaine and Weed Eater

WINDER - A man allegedly fought with an officer who pulled him over after a gas station clerk called in a gas drive-off.

Mikecal Duncan, 34, of Auburn, was driving a 1995 Chevy Beretta that matched the description of a car called in for a gas drive-off at 10:29 a.m. June 1 on Ga. Highway 82, according to a police report.

When police pulled his car over, the report said, they discovered Duncan was driving with a suspended license and an expired registration. Duncan pushed an officer off him when the officer tried to handcuff Duncan, the report said, then continued to fight with the officer once he was on the ground.

Police found cocaine and a Weed Eater in the car, according to the report. Duncan said neither belonged to him, but was charged with possession of cocaine, felony obstruction and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Man allegedly throws drawers at girlfriend

WINDER - A man was charged with assault and battery after he allegedly threw drawers at his girlfriend and told her to leave the house.

George Bartel, 37, of Winder, told police he asked his girlfriend to leave the house with her family after she got up to feed her 3-year-old daughter at 4 a.m. June 2.

According to a police report, Bartel's girlfriend told police Bartel pulled out the kitchen drawers and threw them across the kitchen before busting through the bedroom door, which she had locked and barricaded with a dresser.

Bartel allegedly grabbed his girlfriend's hair and pushed her head into a pillow before going back to the kitchen and continuing to throw things.

Man caught after foot chase

WINDER - A man wanted for obstruction and violating his parole allegedly tried to flee from officers when a truck he was riding in was pulled over.

Richard Lewis Hardigree Jr., 29, of Winder was a passenger in a red Ford F150 driven by Larry Joseph Hardigree when the truck was pulled over about 2:26 p.m. June 7, according to a police report.

Larry Hardigree was cited for not using a turn signal when Richard Hardigree Jr. exited from the passenger door and ran from the scene, the report said.

Hardigree Jr. was caught and arrested on the two outstanding warrants, according to the report. A third warrant was taken out for obstruction, the report said.

- From staff reports