Regional Roundup: Murder in Forsyth, Single Car Accident Claims Two Lives, and Justin Timberlake Films Scene in Barrow County

A look at top headlines from Patch sites across northeast Georgia.


Cumming Patch

Larry Martin of Cumming was recently arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of his son-in-law Ronald E. Priester. Apparently killed by a gunshot wound, Priester’s body was found by his wife in the family home.

Sheriff Ted Paxton reported that Martin lived in the basement of the home and was at the residence when deputies arrived Thursday night in response to a 911 call that someone had been shot. Martin is currently being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond.


StoneMountain-Redan Patch

Two back seat passengers were killed in a Sunday morning single car accident at Redan and Allgood roads. According to the AJC, Victor Carson and Cherika Carson, both back seat passengers in the crash died at the scene. Driver Robert Wyche, Jr. and front seat passenger Anika Kelsay were both injured and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The group was riding in a 1996 Infiniti G30 which overturned and ended up on the left shoulder of the road. The accident is currently under investigation.


-- Barrow Patch

After Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith shook hands with actor-musician Justin Timberlake on the set of his latest film project, the two talked a little about golf.

Timberlake was in Barrow filming a scene for the movie "Trouble with the Curve," which also stars Clint Eastwood.

According to IMDb, the film focuses on Eastwood as an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years who takes his daughter, played by Amy Adams, along for one last recruiting trip.

"I shook his hand and met him and talked to him for a while," Smith said of Timberlake. "I talked to him about golf, believe it or not.”

Smith said the scene that was filmed on Covered Bridge Road off Ga. Highway 211 near the Barrow-Jackson county line features Timberlake driving down a country road, where he sees a group of kids playing baseball in a field. An aspiring radio announcer, Smith said Timberlake stops to watch the game and offers his own play-by-play.

bangs salon March 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM
I hope that th Oconee Patch does not turn into the "Bad & Busted" Please report on positive stories
Stephanie Gross March 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Thanks for your comment. We do try to offer a balance of news. If interested, here are some links to other recently-published articles: Oconee School Board Showered with Praise, Gifts http://patch.com/A-r6jM, North Oconee Principal Wins Teacher Talent Show http://patch.com/A-r3Kv, Zumba-thon Raises Hundreds for Project Safe http://patch.com/A-r3gr, Video and Photos: 2012 Night of Blue Lights http://patch.com/A-r2Kb, Caterpillar Posts Job Opportunities for Oconee-Athens Area http://patch.com/A-rzvH


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