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Lawrenceville man arrested in connection with beating

WINDER - Barrow County Sheriff's deputies arrested two more suspected gang members Tuesday in connection with a beating that occurred in Auburn on Nov. 4.

Police arrested John Thomas George III, 18, of Lawrenceville, and Justin Mills, 17, of Winder.

Police officials suspect the men are soldiers in the street gang "Blood Set 214," said Maj. Murray Kogod, Barrow County's chief deputy.

George is charged with making terroristic threats and participating in a criminal street gang, both felonies, according to police reports. Mills is charged with 15 felonies including making terroristic threats, participating in a criminal street gang, criminal trespass and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Both men remain in the Barrow County Jail without bond.

Witnesses told deputies that on Nov. 4, eight individuals displaying gang colors and wearing masks used bats and similar weapons to terrorize and violently assault residents of a subdivision at Muirfield Way in Auburn.

The victims were described as members of two families and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Three men and a boy were arrested last week and charged with a total of 76 felonies and five misdemeanors in connection with the beatings.

Anyone with any information about Bloods Set 214 is asked to call Barrow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 770-307-3080, ext. 3083.