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Sheriffs arrest 2 for Hwy. 138 shooting

Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a 56-year-old man who was walking along Ga. Highway 138 May 12, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18, and an unnamed juvenile, 16, both of Riverdale, were taken into custody May 24, officials said.

Meanwhile the victim remains at Atlanta Medical Center where he is still being treated for injuries he received during the assault, according to sheriff's investigators. The victim was shot in the abdomen and also struck multiple times during the assault, officials said.

Roberts and the juvenile are being charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and false imprisonment. The juvenile will be charged as an adult, sheriff's officials said.

The arrests were credited to a tip that also led to the recovery of some of the victim's personal belongings that were taken during the robbery, investigators said.

"The cooperation from concerned individuals helped investigators solve this case," said Inv. Brent Rowan.

Immediately after the incident, sheriff's K-9 teams and its Hawk 1 helicopter attempted to track the suspects on foot, but the trail ended in a commercial storage area at the dead end of Commerce Street.

Roberts remains in jail pending a bond hearing; the juvenile is being held at an Atlanta youth detention facility.

Citizens observing crime or suspicious activity are urged to report it by calling 911 or the non-emergency number: 770-461-4357.

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what these two most likely deserve--and I hope, if found guilty, they get it.

"Serious slammer time," has not solved the problem---it is worse.

The slammers are actually over run!

Try something else----(can't put them all away, can we?)

But, are you aware that there are MORE "Whites in jail and on welfare than "blacks?" In numbers of course, not percentage.

There is more than one problem. Recession not helping.

hutch866's picture

So what is your solution? Give him more bullets, maybe a bigger gun? They shot someone, so let us know what you would do, maybe they can stay at your house for a few years until they get their anger under control.

I yam what I yam

First we have to be willing to pay more taxes to keep these thugs off the streets. From a crime perspective why is this not considered attempted murder?
Where are the parents of the Juvenile? They should be held responsible to some degree for their son's actions. Public humiliation maybe.

1and1isnt3's picture

There is no such crime as "attempted murder" in the state of GA. Here they call it "aggravated assault".

so just what makes you think it would be possible to "publicly humiliate" the parents? Just how would you do that? Why would they pay attention, as they obviouosly either don't care or have no control over their child's behavior.

The Wedge's picture

How in the world would anyone forced to live at roundabouta$'s house learn to ever control their anger? The sheer lunacy of the situation and his comments would guarantee a berserker-type rage to manifest in those subjected to it.

Well, how bout them spending mornings and evenings with Fatback and nights with El Roundo? That way they get their political indoctrination first off and then get taught how to forget everything they learned earlier. Personally, I still like the slammer--oughta be able to get a 10-15 yr visit for the shooter.
Wedge--Do you remember when---Son called last night and said "In the future when you write, kindly remember to attach the letters "PE" after my name! Took Civil exam this time versus Structural last year. Gotta be a good feeling--I'm sure you remember!

Cyclist's picture

How about tent living, pink underwear, chain gangs, 2 meals-a-day, listening to classical music, opera, Frank Sinatra hits, patriotic music and educational programming. If this doesn't work, then we send them to roundabout's house.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Hey, works for JOE! You back home?

Cyclist's picture

Made it back at about 1000 yesterday. I did drive through Fayetteville, Arkansas just for the heck of it.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

PTC Observer's picture

Remember when you could walk down a road without being shot and robbed?

In Fayette it wasn't that long ago, what do you think has happend?

List your reasons you think this is happening below.

I'll start,

1. Poor quality youth activities for our children, after all we are a village. ;-)

Two words: Concealed carry!

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