Buford man victim of road rage shooting on I-985

BUFORD - A Buford man was the victim of a road rage shooting Thursday on Interstate 985.

The man was headed northbound at

6:40 p.m. when a tan Honda began tailgating his car near the Ga. Highway 20 exit. The victim tapped on his brakes to get

the other driver to back off, but instead

the driver pulled out a gun and started shooting at him, according to police reports.

A passenger in the Honda also stood up out of the sunroof and began shooting at the victim's vehicle. Two bullets struck the victim's vehicle. Both cars exited I-985 at Friendship Road, and the altercation ended when they turned in opposite directions.

The suspects were described as four Hispanic men with shaved heads.

Man charged after allegedly throwing cinder block at son

LILBURN - A Lilburn man was arrested Thursday after he threw a cinder block through the windshield of his son's car, according to police reports.

Min S. Kang, 48, allegedly got into an argument about insurance with his 23-year-old son at their house on Petticoat Lane. When the son got into his car to leave for school, Kang threw the cinder block at him, striking the son's hand and scratching his knuckles, police reports said.

Both men then fell onto the driveway wrestling, choking and punching each other. Kang was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, criminal property damage and battery.

Norcross resident holds down intruder until police arrive

NORCROSS - A Norcross man thwarted an attempted home invasion Friday and held down the would-be intruder until police arrived to arrest him.

Didino Castro, 30, of Norcross allegedly knocked on the front door of a house on Whited Way. The resident's 16-year-old daughter opened the door, and Castro tried to force his way inside, police said. He was able to get an arm and leg in the doorway as the daughter and her mother fought to close it.

Castro then pushed past the women and was confronted by the male resident, police reports said. He forced Castro back outside and held him down until police arrived.

Officers found two packages of methamphetamine in Castro's possession and said he appeared to be drunk. Castro claimed he was trying to get in the house because he was being chased by someone.

He was charged with criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine.


Woman charged with battery after allegedly throwing knife

WINDER - A woman was charged with aggravated battery after she allegedly threw a knife at the man she was living with.

Jessica Meeks, 22, of Winder allegedly hit the father of two of her three children in the face after he lunged at her, according to a police report.

Meeks told police she became afraid when the man lunged at her and pulled a knife after he did not stop coming toward her when she slapped him. She then threw the knife into a wall, the report said.

The man had a red mark on his face, and there was a mark on the wall that appeared to be the imprint of a black knife with the blade out, the report said.

One suspect arrested, another sought in break-in

WINDER - Police arrested one man who allegedly broke into a residence on Georgia Avenue at 2:28 a.m. June 19 and are on the lookout for another.

Quincy Smith, 22, of Bethlehem was arrested in the case, Winder Police Lt. Lamar Reynolds said. Maurice Arnold, 21, of Lawrenceville is being sought.

Smith was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary following the incident in which he and Arnold allegedly broke into a man's home and forced him to lie on the floor, taking off his clothes, according to a police report.

The victim told police the pair took at least $400 out of his pocket and took his cell phone so he could not call police. One of the two left, according to a police report, while the other hit the alleged victim on the head with wooden slats from his bed.

- From staff reports