Former Parkview football player arrested again
•LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Parkview High School football player Darryl Thomas Miller is being held without bond in Bullock County, Ga., for allegedly robbing a Statesboro man at gunpoint.
Miller allegedly gave the victim a ride to his apartment on Jan. 15, then pulled out a gun and robbed him, according to Maggie Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the city of Statesboro. He was arrested in late February and charged with armed robbery, possession of a handgun during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault. At the time of his arrest, Miller was out on bond on charges of DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of an illegal firearm in Gwinnett County on Jan. 21.
Miller, who graduated from Parkview High School in 2005, was a freshman wide receiver on Georgia Southern's football team this past season but was redshirted. He was dismissed from the Eagles' football team in January for a violation of team rules.
Man arrested on marijuana charges
•LAWRENCEVILLE - What do women and marijuana have in common?
They both get you into trouble, according to a Lawrenceville man arrested Tuesday in a traffic stop on Ga. Highway 316.
An officer on patrol at about 9 p.m. observed a white Ford F150 truck traveling westbound at 78 mph and passing other cars without using a turn signal. The truck was pulled over at Ga. 316 near Interstate 85.
The driver smelled strongly of marijuana and admitted "I just got through smoking some," when an officer asked him about it, according to a police report. The officer patted down 24-year-old Jason Edward Brewer and found a cigarette pack containing a joint.
On the way to jail, Brewer said "man, I did not know marijuana could get you into so much trouble, I thought only women could get you into this much trouble," the report said.
Brewer was charged with speeding, no turn signal and possession of marijuana.
Man arrested in mother beating
•BUFORD - A 23-year-old Buford man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly beating up his mother in an intoxicated rage.
Ryan Anthony Weber became violent because the home cordless phone went dead and his mother wouldn't allow him to use her cell phone, according to a police report. He threw his mom around the house and struck her several times, the report said.
At one point, the mother got away and ran into the front yard, but Weber reportedly tackled her on the lawn and dragged her back inside to continue the assault. She escaped again and ran outside screaming "help me," at which point a neighbor intervened and Weber fled.
Weber was gone when police arrived. He is charged with kidnapping and battery. The mother suspected Weber was high on methamphetamine at the time of the attack.
Four robbed in home invasion
•NORCROSS - Four people were robbed Wednesday in a home invasion at Hunters Pointe Apartments off Club Parkway.
Two unidentified black men entered the first-floor apartment through an open sliding glass door at about 11 p.m. and confronted a father and son who were sitting in the dining room, according to a police report. One suspect brandished a gun and ordered the victims to get on the floor. Two other residents elsewhere in the apartment were also rounded up and ordered to lay on the floor.
The suspects ransacked the apartment for approximately 30 minutes before fleeing with cash, cell phones and a laptop computer.
The robbers were captured later that night in a police pursuit that ended with a crash on Harbins Road at Chase Road. Prior to the wreck, the two men were reportedly trying to throw stolen items out of the moving vehicle as they were fleeing from police.
The names of the suspects were not listed on the report.
- From staff reports