Bar Fight Leaves Man Comatose, Slain Driver Identified As Rapper and Police Seize 37 Pounds of Meth

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

 - Douglasville Patch

Three men have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery after a bar fight that put a man in a chemically induced coma to be treated for his head injuries, according to a report from the Villa Rica Police Department.

Chase Mayfield, 21 of Villa Rica, suffered a severe head injury, during a fight on April 12 at Stix Bar & Grill and remains in a coma. lvin Eugene Norris, 36 of Villa Rica; Gregory George Rainwater, 34 of Winston; and Michael Ray Baldwin, 37 of Dallas have all been charged with aggravated assault and battery and are being held at the Carroll County Jail.

Douglasville Patch has additional details.


Slain Driver Identified As Local Rapper - East Atlanta Patch

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office said the man shot multiple times last week on I-20 West near the Glenwood Avenue exit is 42-year-old James D. Lewiel.

As East Atlanta Patch first reported, the victim, whose stage name was OG Double Dee, was part of a well known hip-hop team named Freebandz. The rap artist, Future, is the most famous artist from the team and is currently in radio rotation.

Read more on East Atlanta Patch.


- East Cobb Patch

A man allegedly had more than 37 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly three pounds of cocaine and a large duffel bag filled with cash as he tried to leave his East Cobb residence last Tuesday.

And when Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna agents found Jose Maria Gama with the items at the residence in the 3000 block of Alberta Drive, they said he failed to comply with multiple commands to show his hands, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. Additionally, he resisted two agents who attempted to take him into custody, records show.

Visit East Cobb Patch for additional details.


'Watsons Go to Birmingham' to Film Scenes Stone Mountain - Stone Mountain Patch

The Watsons are going to Birmingham - but they're also coming to the city of Stone Mountain.

The Lifetime Television movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" is scheduled to film scenes on E. Mountain Street April 29 through May 2, said Susan Ryles, Main Street Stone Mountain executive director, at the city council work session Monday.



Midtown Gay Bars Make Moves to Become Smoke-Free - Midtown Patch

You won't have to worry about smelling like smoke after a night in one of Midtown's gay bars or clubs anymore. Most of them are banning smoking inside or have created designated smoking areas.

Heretic, Jungle, My Sister's Room and Mary's in East Atlanta have all gone non-smoking at least part-time. On April 7, Burkhart's announced that it was smoke-free indoors. Atlanta Eagle is considering also becoming smoke-free in May, according to GA Voice. And Mixx and Cockpit have been smoke-free since they opened.

Midtown Patch has additional details.


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