Man robbed, sprayed with pepper spray

NORCROSS - A Lilburn man was sprayed with pepper spray Tuesday in a robbery at Willow Trail Apartments.

The victim was walking in the complex at 11:45 p.m. when a white van with ladders on top pulled up to him, according to police reports. Two unidentified Hispanic men dressed in painter's gear got out and asked the victim for directions.

The suspects then sprayed the man with pepper spray and took his wallet before fleeing in the van.

Man stabbed during robbery attempt at bank

DORAVILLE - A man was stabbed in the back Wednesday by robbers after using the ATM at a Wachovia on Buford Highway.

The victim was walking near Hillside Drive and Buford Highway at 4 a.m. when two men came out of some bushes and demanded his money. The victim refused, according to police reports.

He was punched in the face, stabbed in the back and cut on the forearm and face during a subsequent struggle. The victim eventually gave up his wallet, and the suspects fled on foot.

The victim was treated for injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center, police reports stated.

Man charged after allegedly attacking stepson

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly attacking his stepson.

Jimmy Ball, 42, allegedly confronted his 21-year-old stepson about his aggressive driving after following him to their house on Georgian Hills Drive from work. Ball became upset and picked up a chair, acting like he was going to hit the stepson, according to police reports.

He then put the chair down and began hitting and choking the stepson, threatening to kill him. The victim's mother was able to separate them and Ball left the house, police reports stated.

Ball was charged with battery and terroristic threats.


Woman attempts to flee after arrest

WINDER - A woman who police thought was someone else was arrested after a valid warrant was found for her arrest.

Betty Denise Barclay, 44, of Winder had a valid warrant through Franklin County for probation violation, according to a police report.

When police arrested Barclay on June 11 at 10:30 p.m., they found several broken pills of Xanex in her shoe, the report said. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance not in its original container.

Barclay also was charged with escape after she took one of her hands out of the handcuffs and began to flee on foot when she was taken to the police department.

- From staff reports