Around the Region: Man Shot in Head during Attempted Robbery, Tattoos Lead to Arrest and Mayor being Investigated
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Man Shot in Head in Attempted Robbery — Norcross Patch
A man was shot in the head in what investigators believe to be attempted robbery in unincorporated Norcross.
The shooting occurred Monday evening at Tax Service Insurance, a business services and tax office located at 5627 Singleton Road.
According to police, the suspect, Jeremy Williams, 20, attempted to rob 56-year-old Damien Ezekie of Lawrenceville at gunpoint. Williams allegedly shot Ezekie in the head during a struggle.
The victim is hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to recover.
Arrest in Peeping Tom Case — Cartersville Patch
Chase Thomas Kirby, 25, also of Lake Shore Circle, was positively identified — due to his several distinctive tattoos — as the alleged peeping Tom who committed lewd sexual acts and exposed himself in front of the woman's home surveillance cameras.
Kirby was arrested and charged with stalking, public indecency and criminal trespass.
Council Investigates Mayor's Wreck — Douglasville Patch
The Douglasville City Council voted during Monday night's meeting to unanimously investigate an accident Mayor Harvey Persons had in his city-owned vehicle on Valentine's Day.
Persons was driving his 2012 Chevy Tahoe when he struck a light pole in a parking lot at about 4 p.m., causing $10,132.66 worth of damage.
"I want to make a motion to start an investigation into the accident that involved the car; how it was reported; if any laws were broken or regulations of the City, let it fall where it may," Council Member Carl Pope said. "If rules were broken, it should be reported to the District Attorney. If it was an ethics violation, let it go to the ethics board. And if there was nothing wrong, it will be forever put to rest that nothing was done wrong."