Driver flees cops after running light
•LAWRENCEVILLE - Running a red light turned into a much more serious problem for a Lawrenceville driver who fled police when one tried to pull him over.
An officer noticed that an old Ford Crown Victoria did not slow its speed as it approached a red light at Old Norcross Road and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, according to a report.
The car began to weave between lanes on Old Norcross Road. The driver then abruptly jerked his car and turned at Monfort Road. At an intersection, both the passenger and the driver both jumped out and started running.
The driver, who police identified as 23-year-old Jeffery Lewis Bell, ran away. The officer tried to use his Taser on him, but the cartridge fell out. He rushed Bell, held him on the ground and arrested him, police said.
When searching Bell's car, the officer found a bag containing .95 ounces of marijuana, the report said. Bell was charged on seven counts, including fleeing or eluding a police officer, valid driver's license required, improper turning and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Driver throws rock at car
•LAWRENCEVILLE - A bad case of road rage led to a man threatening and throwing rocks at another driver's car.
A 66-year-old Dacula man told police he was driving on Ga. Highway 316 on Tuesday when he changed lanes at a red light, and the driver of a Ford Mustang behind him turned on his bright lights.
The Mustang was behind the man's Dodge Caravan until he got to Interstate 85 south. The Mustang passed him and the driver threw what appeared to be a handful of gravel rocks at the victim's car.
As the victim tried to get the car's license plate number, another handful of the rocks came flying out of the Mustang. The car took the Indian Trail Road exit, and the victim followed him.
When they pulled into the same parking lot, the Mustang driver threatened to blow the man's head off. The man drove off and called the police, who noted his Dodge Caravan had damage to its hood and windshield.
Friend robs man
•TUCKER - A 26-year-old man was robbed Tuesday by a female friend and another man, according to a police report.
The victim told police that his friend knocked on his door at 3 a.m., and she hugged him when he stepped outside the doorway. He had known her for several months, he told police.
Then a man stepped out of the shadows and pointed a semiautomatic pistol at the victim, ordering him back into the apartment. The man tied his wrists and ankles together. While he was tied up, his female friend struck him several times and went through his pockets. She took his wallet, which contained $200, his license, credit card, Social Security card and two cell phones from his pockets.
The man taped him to a weight bench and kept asking the victim where the money was and where the safe was located. The victim told them all the money he had was in his wallet.
The victim described the woman as black, 5 feet 6 inches, 135 pounds, with long hair. The man was also black, 6 feet and about 160 pounds, the report said.
- From staff reports