Zaxby’s worker arrested, 2 others sought in Monday robbery

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:36pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayetteville Police have arrested Zaxby’s employee Taurean Wayne Johnson and issued warrants for two others in the Monday morning robbery of a Zaxby’s employee outside the south Kroger parking lot on Ga. Highway 85 as she crossed the parking lot to make a deposit at the Bank of Georgia branch inside.

Johnson, a resident of Hampton, is employed at the Zaxby’s in north Fayetteville, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The woman making the deposit is also employed at the northside Zaxby’s, Crawshaw said.

Warrants have been issued for Riverdale resident Demartez Horesco Patterson, also a Zaxby’s employee, and other man, Jacgues Issac Anthony, of Jonesboro, Crawshaw said.

Fayetteville Police and Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies were initially searching for a man driving a gold Ford Explorer.

The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. when a man described only as a black male approached the woman, grabbed the deposit money and knocked her to the ground, Crawshaw said. The man was subsequently seen entering a gold Explorer.

The woman after the attack was ambulatory and verbal but was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital for evaluation, he said.

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Submitted by wildfire on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 10:57am.

I have lived in Fayette County for over 40 years. My family settled in this county over 170 years ago so my roots are firmly implanted in this community I have called home. In the past 13 years Fayette County has been set upon by every criminal, loser and low life from two of the surrounding counties.

Many of us have worked hard for our way of life, made sacrifices so our children have better than we had. Safety here is no longer a comfort we all have been use to having. I know the reasons why this is happening; it happened in Clayton County in the 70's and now the darkness descends on us in our community. Our legal system slaps the hands of these criminals rather than chaining them up and puinishing them for their lawlesness. The Mothers and Fathers of these criminals have NO care whatsoever for the welfare of these kids; they allow their children to raise themselves. These criminals are allowed to develop in a culture that prommotes drug use, alcahol abuse and music promoting a “gangsta” lifestyle.
What do you expect from people who make excuses not adjustments for their lifestyles? I am Father who worked hard my whole life to have better for my child. I chose to have one child not more because I knew my best chance to raise her in a decent and healthy enviornment was better this way. I told her all of her life that education is the key and financial planning a goal that will pay off for her future. When she Graduated from Fayette High, I sent her away to a distant College in a better environment because anywhere around here was a gamble too risky to assume. She has now graduated College, bought her first home, married a great guy and she begins working on her Masters Degree in a few months.
Our crime wave is from the lack of character and regard for human life and the lack of God in our daily lives. Our “elected” officials lost the understanding that God has everything to do with the very sanctity of life and any decisions, political or personal MUST include God in them. We have turned our backs on those beliefs and now we are paying a high price for that! Our new President himself has already shown a lack of chracter in as much as he has tried to place officials in offices on his staff who have so many skeletons in their closets; many who have not paid their own taxes or shown any fiscal or moral responsibility. The President has chosen to promote the killing of unborn children AND taken steps so that we, the United States will offer monies to other less developed nations to promote abortions as well. Can we not use OUR money for better changes HOME rather than away?
I could go on and on but it becomes redundant after a while. We as a Nation must wake up, elect our represnetatives who show moral character and then we must “hold them accountable” to do what we elected them to do. I’m tired of our representatives voting on what their personal beliefs are; they need to start voting to pass laws that the majority of their constituants want them to vote on and pass. Until the majority approve of drugs, abortions, homosexual rights and other issues let the majority rule as we always have.
The crime will decrease when we start doing what is right; hold these criminals feet to the fire as well as those judges and district attorney’s who continue to slap the hands of these law breakers. For now it looks to me like what use to be wrong is now right…

Submitted by mysteryman on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 6:56pm.

I could not have said it better, neighbor we must all pull together and hold the line in this county, next election if things continue to maintain the status quo, lets send the politicians and other clowns packin, along with all others who choose to look after their own self interest, and fail to protect the people and community that elected them in the first place. Its good to know that some of us natives will hold our ground and the ranks of our home....BLESS

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Submitted by CarDealer on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 5:15pm.

I have lived in Fayette county for 19 years and I have seen the transition over the past several years. Fact: Fayetteville is becoming the "New" Riverdale. And Peachtree City, it is coming our way too!

I'm just say'n...

Submitted by hsh87 on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 11:23am.

You are so right - our elected officials and our country have taken God out of everything - they have turned their backs on God just as Israel did so many times - and even though they suffered great consequences still continues to do so - as does America - people need to wake up or he is going to allow us to suffer the consequences of our actions too - well, I think we are already suffering some now, but it can get worse -

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Submitted by Cyclist on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 5:56pm.

was an inside job. Now these knuckleheads, when convicted, are going to spend time at hotel-do-right.
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