Men rob pawn shop on Jimmy Carter
NORCROSS - Two unidentified men on Friday robbed Peachtree Title Pawn at 5050 Jimmy Carter Blvd. and tied up an employee.
The business owner told police two Hispanic men entered the business at 1 p.m., jumped over the counter and punched him. The suspects then handcuffed the owner, duct-taped his face and tied his legs together before taking assorted jewelry.
The suspects also stole the store surveillance camera footage. They are described as Hispanic men, one 5 feet 8 inches tall and 230 pounds with curly black hair and the other 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds and wearing a green baseball cap.
Man accused of trying to run over officer
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to run over a police officer while fleeing a house on Ringtail Drive.
Tim G. Sanders Jr. went to the house about 10 p.m. to confront his girlfriend, according to police. The girlfriend said Sanders was drunk, and he reportedly refused to leave. When she wouldn't let him in, he let the air out of her tires and appeared to be doing something to her engine, the girlfriend told police.
When officers arrived, Sanders was about to back out of the driveway in his Jeep Cherokee. Upon seeing the officer, he put the vehicle in reverse and drove into the front yard toward him, the police report stated.
The officer jumped out of the vehicle's path and pepper-sprayed Sanders, who then struck a mailbox and a parked car. Sanders continued to try to drive away, but the SUV was caught on the mailbox it had run over. Police arrested him on charges of aggravated assault, obstruction of law enforcement and criminal trespass.
Man arrested on stalking charges
SNELLVILLE - A Snellville man was arrested Friday for allegedly stalking his estranged wife.
The victim called police to report her husband, Kirkward A. Clark, was following her vehicle and he had a gun. The dispatcher instructed her to head to Southside precinct of the Gwinnett County Police Department at 2180 Stone Drive. An officer there saw the woman's vehicle being followed by a burgundy Honda CRV as she circled the parking lot and pulled over the Honda.
Clark claimed he saw his wife driving that morning and followed her because she has been avoiding him ever since they separated nine months ago. Clark told police he only wanted to ask her some questions.
However, the victim said Clark had been sitting outside her apartment lately watching her movements, according to a police report. On this morning, he reportedly pursued her vehicle as she left for work, at one point pulling alongside her and brandishing a gun.
An officer found a loaded gun underneath the passenger seat of Clark's car, the police report stated. He was charged with stalking, simple assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
- From staff reports