UGA Professor Arrested for Moonlighting as Prostitute, Suspected Burglar Found Dead
A look at the top Patch stories not far from Roswell.
UGA Professor Charged with Prostitution at Norcross Hotel - Norcross Patch and Athens Patch
University of Georgia professor Max Roland Reinhart was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday night on charges of prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution.
According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith, detectives located an ad in the transsexual escort services section of backpage.com. The subject's name was "Sasha."
Detectives arranged a meeting with "Sasha" at the Guest House Inn, located at 2050 Willow Trail, in unincorporated Norcross. The room had been rented by Reinhart. The undercover detective and the suspect came to an agreement of $60 for thirty minutes of "services."
Reinhart - an A. G. Steer Professor in Goethe Studies in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and a well-known scholar - was then taken into custody.
Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested - Norcross Patch
Creflo Dollar Jr., whose megachurch World Changers has a satellite church in Peachtree Corners, was arrested Friday in Fayette County for allegedly assaulting his 15-year-old daughter.
He's been charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children, according to the police report. Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office told Norcross Patch that Dollar was booked into the county jail around 2 a.m. but was released later that same morning.
The victim told police that, sfter getting into an argument with his daughter around 1 a.m., Dollar allegedly put his hands around her throat and began to choke her. She added that he then "slammed her face to the ground" and began punching her, while also "whooping" her with his shoe.
Police noted seeing a scratch on the right side of her neck caused by the altercation.
Dollar told police that he did not strike her at all, but instead tried to "restrain" her when she became disrespectful. She started to hit back, he said, so he wrestled her to the floor and spanked her.
Suspected Burglar, 27, Found Dead - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch
Early Saturday, Natasha Cato started posting pictures of her missing cousin on Facebook and local news sites.
Joey Holloway, 27, of Waleska, had not been seen since Friday, the day he left his campsite near Dahlonega to go fishing.
"Search efforts by police, k9's, helicopters and crews have not been successful," she wrote on her Facebook page at 8:19 a.m. Saturday. "Hopefully, the daylight will help all efforts."
In the months before that now ill-fated fishing excursion at Camp Merrill, Holloway's life took a downward spiral.
On April 20, Holloway was the driver in a single-car accident that sent his daughter and two stepdaughers to area hospitals. He drove off Highway 108 near James White Trail in Waleska and slammed into a tree. And in mid-May, Holloway was arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in the Clayton community.
Have You Seen This Truck? - Cumming Patch
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating the white pick-up truck pictured. (See attached picture.)
On May 26, surveillance video captured the vehicle entering the business parking lot of Samuel Son & Company, a producer of aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel products, located at 1900 Grassland Parkway in south Forsyth County, according to authorities. The occupants of the vehicle are suspected of taking plates of stainless steel – valued between $5,000 and $10,000.
If you know the person who owns or drives this truck, or if you have information regarding this incident, contact Investigator Stokes at 770-781-3047 or call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 770-888-7308