NE Ga police blotter includes deadly crash, robbery attempt in Athens

Murder arrest in Lawrenceville

Athens-Clarke County Police investigate a reported armed robbery attempt: the would-be victim tells police two men with a gun tried to hold him up on Williams Street near Mitchell Street in Athens. He says they left without taking anything; he was not injured.

Athens-Clarke County Police say a woman has died of injuries suffered in a car crash that happened earlier this month: Mary Case was 95 years old, driving one of two vehicles that collided on West Broad Street at Sycamore Drive. The head-on collision happened on October 5. Case becomes the 21st person to die in an automobile accident this year in Athens.

There were no injuries in a Thursday school bus accident in Oconee County: the wreck closed a stretch of Butler’s Crossing in Watkinsville for about an hour.

A South Carolina man is arrested on methamphetamine charges in Elbert County: Haywood Watts is 32 years old, from Laurens County South Carolina.

We have this morning the name of the pilot who was killed in Wednesday’s plane crash in Union County: Michael Collins was 71 years old, from Islamorada Florida. His small plane went down just after takeoff from the fog-shrouded airport in Blairsville. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

A Gwinnett County man is facing a murder charge: 45 year-old Corey Dowdell is accused of shooting and killing his wife at the couple’s home in Lawrenceville.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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