Armed robbery suspect behind bars

•LAWRENCEVILLE - An Oxford man accused of multiple armed robberies is now in the custody of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

Barry Lee Swink, 43, was arrested on Wednesday and is charged with five counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during a crime.

Swink also has outstanding warrants in Walton and Forsyth counties, but officials with the department Saturday were uncertain as to why he is wanted in those counties.

He is also wanted for violation of probation in another county.

He is being held in the county jail without bond.

Bus accident results in minor injuries

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Police say no one was seriously injured in a Saturday afternoon accident involving a school bus.

The wreck, which occurred between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., at Ga. Highway 316 near Buford Drive, involved the bus and another vehicle, described by police as a blue van.

Three were injured in the accident: two students and one adult from the other vehicle, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The injured parties were transported to the Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries.

No information was available as to what school the students were representing or where the bus was headed. Police would not release the names of the injured.

Gas leak temporarily closes road

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A gas line was obstructed by a construction crew Saturday afternoon, stopping traffic on Prospect Road near Old Peachtree Road for close to an hour and a half.

Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said the leak was caused by a piece of equipment referred to as a Bobcat, which damaged the 2-inch service line buried underground.

The call was dispatched at 5 p.m., and the Fire Department and Lawrenceville Gas responded. The gas company was able to stop the leak quickly, and the roadway was reopened at 6:30 p.m., Rutledge said.

This particular gas line obstruction occurred at the entrance to a subdivision under construction, Rutledge said. He said gas leaks like this are common with the influx of construction in the area.

-From staff reports