Woman charged with assaulting her boyfriend

•DULUTH - A 30-year-old Duluth woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking her boyfriend with a knife.

Shaveka Lakindra Spann told police she found out her boyfriend sent provocative photos of himself to another woman via his cell phone camera. Spann woke her boyfriend up to confront him and began striking him, according to a police report.

She then grabbed a knife from a display case and lunged at his abdomen in an attempt to stab him, the police report stated. The pair struggled over the knife, and Spann's boyfriend suffered a one-inch cut on his hand.

Spann was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.

Man stabbed

with wire

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A 38-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen Sunday after a group of youngsters jumped him without provocation on Paden Drive at Cruse Road.

The victim was walking down Paden Drive at 12:30 a.m. when he passed by three unidentified Hispanic men walking in the opposite direction. Moments later, he heard someone run up behind him, according to a police report.

One of three suspects stabbed the victim with a small wire, which he thrust about 9 inches into the victim's abdomen.

The victim told police that the trio ran away laughing. He believed the incident to be some sort of gang initiation, since the youngsters didn't take any of his money. The victim was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment of his injury.


Family Dollar store robbed

•NORCROSS - An unidentified man on Saturday robbed the Family Dollar store at 5345 Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

The suspect entered the store at 8:30 p.m. and confronted a female employee who was preparing for closing in the back. He demanded all of the money in the store and the safe, according to a police report.

He then grabbed the woman by the hair and ordered her to open the rear door with her key. As the employee fumbled to open the door, he reportedly punched her in the face. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

He was described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds. The employee stated that the robber had wrapped a towel over his face to conceal his identity.

- From staff reports