Around the Region: Man Threatens to ‘Shoot Up’ County Building, Pine Straw Salesmen Arrested on Warrants and 2 Struck by Car During Gas Station Fight

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Canton-Sixes Patch

A Woodstock man is at the  after witnesses told authorities that he threatened to "shoot up" the  on Monday.

Charles Cormier Clifford, 59, was arrested at his home on a charge of terroristic threats. Police said Clifford threatened to “shoot up the place” after he was denied a business license.

He is being held at the county jail without bond.


– Oconee Patch

Oconee County deputies detained two wanted men who were going door-to-door selling pine straw on Tangle Drive Monday around 4 p.m.

On Monday, a resident called the Sheriff's Office to report that a group of possibly unlicensed vendors were in the area. The deputies identified the suspects as wanted men and took them into custody.

Levar Atkinson, 32, of Augusta and Danial Duartez, 22, of Tenille were taken into custody on probation violation warrants from Clayton and Morgan counties.


– Cartersville Patch

An altercation in the parking lot of a Cartersville gas station Monday resulted in two men being struck by a car and a third sustaining a head injury.

A woman involved in the affray at  told Bartow deputies conflict between two groups began earlier in the day in another parking lot. The 33-year-old Mountain Chase resident said her wallet containing about $1,220 was stolen from the hood of her car about 4 p.m. at .

She said she suspected a 23-year-old man from White—who had initiated a conversation with her outside Walmart—took the money, but did not contact authorities to report the alleged theft. Instead, she reported it to her husband and uncle, both of whom were later struck by a car at Chevron after confronting the suspect and allegedly assaulting him.

The younger man she said had taken the wallet went to  following the 8 p.m. incident at Chevron with what deputies described as a "large, egg-sized knot" on his forehead.


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