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Arrest made in Dacula homicide

Wolf Griffin

Wolf Griffin

DACULA — Gwinnett Police have arrested Wolf Griffin, 35, in connection with the murder of Peggie Robinson, 62, on Saturday.

Gwinnett Police are still investigating the homicide at 2995 Evergreen Eve Crossing near Dacula, but have enough probable cause to charge Griffin with aggravated assault and felony murder.

According to Cpl. Troy R. Tobler, Robinson the suspect knew the victim, but a motive hasn't been determined.

"At the time of her death, Ms. Robinson was acting as a third party intermediary and had just dropped off Wolf Griffin’s child at the incident location on Evergreen Eve Crossing when she was suddenly attacked for unapparent reasons," Tobler said.

Police involvement began at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, when an unidentified man, now revealed as the child's grandfather, met with authorities at the Gwinnett County Police headquarters off Hi Hope Road in Lawrenceville to report suspicious activity at another address.

The man also requested that a police car go to the home off Evergreen Eve Crossing to check on the residents there, Tobler said. Officers responding to the home found a deceased person.

According to Jeremiah Vantroostenberghe, a former co-worker, he came to the residence to help the suspect work on a car. But once arriving at the residence, things began to unravel. He said he’s known Griffin between 6 to 8 years.

“We knew each other from our days working at Walmart,” Vantroostenberghe said. “I got here at noon (Saturday) and we moved the car we were going to work on inside since it was raining. After we pushed the car inside, he immediately closed the garage door.”

That’s when things took a turn as Vantroostenberg said Griffin began to act weird.

“He pulled a tarp out of the car with her body in it,” Vantroostenberghe said. “He then asked, ‘Who was going to tattle on him?’ I got scared — scared for my life.

“I couldn’t run because I didn’t know if he had a gun and if he would use it on me. I tried to keep things calm and went inside the house. Once the door was open, I bolted and ran as far away as I could.”

Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after he left.

Three vehicles were removed from the scene, including that of Vantroostenberghe’s, which was parked on the property. A mid-1990s Chevy Impala was one of the vehicles removed and is believed to be the vehicle Vantroostenberghe and Griffin were going to work on.

Griffin is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

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Location of homicide

Location of homicide