Around the Region: Man Charged in Pawn Shop Stabbing, Thief Uses Kid to Steal iPad and Dead Teen’s Dad Arrested for Witness Tampering

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Marietta Patch

Tomas Lopez Torres Jr., 18, of Marietta has been arrested and charged with the .  

Torres was arrested on Monday for the armed robbery of the Chevron Gas station located at the intersection of South Marietta Parkway and Powers Ferry Road. 

Torres was charged with aggravated assault (intent to murder), aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery with injury. 


– Alpharetta Patch

A Milton woman who put her iPad up for sale on Craigslist tried her best to protect herself from potential problems, but she still lost her iPad to a thief and had nothing of value to show for it.

The woman agreed to meet the man at a gas station. However, the man wouldn't come out of his car, asking her to come to the window. But she refused to come near his car. Rather than get out of the car, he sent a 9 or 10-year-old boy to check out the iPad. She showed the boy that it turned on and worked, and the boy returned to the car to get the $200 in cash to buy it.

As the car left the gas station, the woman realized the money didn't feel right. The Milton police officers who answered her call reported they could immediately tell the bills were counterfeit.


– Douglasville Patch

Eric Sauls, 45, is being held in the  this morning, without bond, after being arrested Monday. Sauls is charged with influencing a witness and subornation of perjury related to the civil litigation involving the death of his daughter, vehicular homicide victim Cheyenne Sauls, according to the Sheriff's Facebook Page.

Sauls is accused of offering a witness in the case a sum of money to provide false testimony in the upcoming civil case. Sauls was arrested at his home in Villa Rica without incident.


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