Group of men attack man

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A 20-year-old Lawrenceville man was attacked by seven suspected gang members Tuesday at Herrington Woods Apartments on Herrington Woods Court.

The victim told police he went to claim some belongings from a friend at 2 p.m. when a group of young men attacked him and started beating him up. Some of the suspects wore brass knuckles, according to a police report.

A witness in the apartment complex was overheard saying that the suspects were members of the Bloods street gang. The victim was treated for minor bruises and a broken finger at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Man charged with assault

•DULUTH - A 47-year-old Lawrenceville man was arrested Friday on charges of threatening another man with a knife at Wild Bill's entertainment hall at 2075 Market St.

A patron told police a man later identified as Ronald G. Noel walked up to his sister, put his arm around her and began talking to her. The sister shot her brother an uncomfortable look, and he informed Noel that his sister didn't like to be touched.

According to the report, Noel then walked over, put his arm around the brother and put a pocket knife to his chest; he told the brother he should respect people that are in the service.

Police escorted Noel out of the club a short time later and confiscated the pocket knife. Noel was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.

Woman hit in head with brick

•BUFORD - A 50-year-old woman was struck over the head with a brick Tuesday by a suspected drug dealer in the area of Bona Road and Richland Street.

The woman told police a black man named Tyrone struck her with the brick "for no reason," according to a police report. The woman fell to the ground, and Tyrone started kicking her. He fled before police arrived.

Witnesses said Tyrone sells drugs on the corner and is staying at a house on Bona Road, which is an area known for drug activity.

Jogger attacked by pit bull

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A jogger was attacked by a pit bull Monday at Ronald Reagan Park at 2777 Five Forks Trickum Road.

The man told police he was jogging on a trail in the park at 7 a.m. when the brown and white dog ran up to him, bit him on the leg and pulled him to the ground. After a brief struggle, the jogger got away. He suffered lacerations to his head and a bite mark on his leg but he declined an ambulance.

Animal Control officers were called to the scene to impound the dog.

- From staff reports