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News Nearby: Beer Thief Caught, Craiglist Deal Goes Bad

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.


Arrest Made in Case of Assault on Oconee Walmart Security Guard
- Oconee Patch

A man authorities say was wanted for allegedly pulling a knife on a Walmart security guard Wednesday morning when he was confronted about shoplifting beer has been arrested.

Jeffery Michael Goswick, 24, of Pinewood Estates South mobile home park on Epps Bridge Road just across from Walmart was taken into custody at the park overnight and charged with aggravated assault, Weems said. See Oconee Patch for more on this story.


iPhone Scam Leads to Shooting in Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
- East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta police arrested a man in Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park Thursday night after he attempted to rob another man responding to a bogus ad on Craigslist.

Michael Lee Willis Jr., 18, was arrested and charged with armed robbery in the incident, which occurred after 7 p.m. He remains in jail. See East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.

- Loganville-Grayson Patch

Gwinnett County police report that a 50-year-old Loganville man was involved in the wreck on S.R. 20 in Grayson that sent both drivers to the hospital.

"At about 5 a.m., Ofc. H. McCall was involved in a head-on collision at the intersection of Grayson Pkwy (S.R. 20) and Brackin Trace," Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesperson for GCPD said in the release. "This intersection is at the entrance of Starling Elementary School." See Loganville-Grayson Patch for more on this story.

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