Regional Roundup: Former Navy Recruit Charged, Fatality Crash Involves Tractor Trailer and Woman Tosses Marijuana Out of Window
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Former Navy Recruit Charged in Fort Stewart Militia Case –
Fort Stewart Patch
An eleventh person has been charged in connection with a militia group that prosecutors say planned terrorist attacks, according to an Associated Press report.
Jeffrey Wayne Roberts, 27, of Savannah, has been charged with illegal gang activity and possession of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy, according to the AP. Roberts is a former Navy recruit.
Cumming Man Dies in Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer - Cumming Patch
A 43-year-old man from Cumming died Friday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Highway 369 in west Forsyth County.
Peter Trione, who was driving a 2007 black Ford F150 truck, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Investigator Ron Tomblin of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
The press release stated that Trione was heading eastbound on Highway 369 near the intersection of Hubert Martin Road when he left the roadway for an unknown reason.
A Stockbridge woman told a Winder police officer she didn't pull over more quickly during a traffic stop because she wanted to get the vehicle she was driving back to her mother.
The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Nov. 13, when the officer observed the woman driving while not wearing a seat belt. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the officer observed a small, clear, plastic baggie being thrown from the window of the vehicle. The officer stopped and retrieved the baggie, which contained a leafy substance that smelled like marijuana, before catching up to the driver.