Friday, March 1, 2013
Egbert Courtney, 60, has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife, 58-year-old Sonia Courtney.
UPDATED March 1 at 7:35 p.m. Police have now identified the woman killed in a Friday morning domestic-related homicide as 58-year-old Sonia Courtney. Police were called to the 2600 block of Kachina Trail in the Apalachee Heritage subdivision in Dacula on Friday, March 1, at 10:07 a.m. by Courtney's husband, Egbert Courtney, 60. Upon arrival, officers found Sonia Courtney dead of an apparent gun shot wound. Gwinnett County Police Department public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith said Egbert Courtney was cooperative and taken into custody without incident. Visit Dacula Patch for more on this story.
The shooting occurred on Kachina Trail in Dacula. A suspect is in custody.
A Dacula woman is dead as a result of what police believe was a domestic dispute, Dacula Patch reports. Police were called to the 2600 block of Kachina Trail in the Apalachee Heritage subdivision in Dacula on Friday, March 1, at 10:07 a.m. According to Gwinnett County Police Department public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith, the suspect in the case -- the husband of the deceased woman -- was the person who called 911. "It's a domestic-related homicide," Smith said. The wife, who Smith estimated was in her late fifties, appears to have died from a gunshot wound. "The husband is our suspect and we took him into custody without any trouble and that's where we stand right now," Smith added. Detectives will interview the suspect to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The divorce filing followed a domestic incident between Jones and his wife at their home in Duluth. Andruw Jones was charged with battery in the incident.
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Wednesday, January 2
The Miami Herald reported Wednesday (Jan. 2) that Nicole D. Jones, the wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw R. Jones, has filed for divorce. Patch confirmed through court records that Mrs. Jones filed for divorce Monday (Jan. 31) in Gwinnett County Superior Court in Lawrenceville. The divorce filing followed the early Christmas Day arrest of Andruw Jones at the couple’s Sugarloaf Country Club home in unincorporated Duluth. He was arrested and charged with battery by Gwinnett Police as the result of a domestic incident involving his wife. The incident reportedly occurred after guests had left a Christmas party at their home, according to the police report. An argument ensued after Mrs. Jones asked her husband to help prepare the home …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Gwinnett Police have charged Rayvon Gray with abandoning his 5-month-old child.
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Friday, October 28, 2011
A Lawrenceville man was charged this week with abandoning his 5-month-old daughter after a domestic incident at his home, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Rayvon Lamont Gray, 21, of the 500 block of James Road, was charged with with domestic violence battery, reckless conduct and cruelty to children after his daughter was left alone in the woods about 300 yards from his home. The child was found unhurt. Gray had disappeared after arguing with the girl's mother and his own mother, who had fled the house with a knife and called the police, the paper reported. Gray's family told CBS Atlanta that Gray had called his mother to tell her where he left the baby and had wrapped her in his jacket before leaving. Gray was being held without …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Rhianna's 'Man Down' video opens the door of discussion about rape among women.
Rihanna's new video ”Man Down” has received a lot of controversy from various viewers, especially parents. It has been said her video encourages violence, but once you actually watch the video you can see how this video is showing a woman retaliating after being raped. The biggest concern is that teenage girls will be influenced to resort to violence. When I saw the video, I thought the lyrics were real and the situation is realistic. Many women across the world have been raped and have either thought of killing the assailant or have actually killed him. Her video is not encouraging young girls to shoot their rapist. If anything this video should be seen as a wake-up call to every man that even thinks of sexually assaulting a woman. I see …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Family, friends and neighbors play a key role in ensuring the safety of abused women.
If someone you know is in an abusive relationship, should you intervene? You've heard them argue, you know he's no good for her or vice versa, but should you say something? Abusers come in many shapes and sizes. There is no race, class or sex that can determine whether or not someone is an abuser. The only person who can identify an abuser is the person who is in a relationship with them. Every woman who is in an abusive relationship, initially is not aware that her husband/boyfriend is abusive. Depending on her level of tolerance will determine how soon she realizes her relationship has taken a bad turn. For one woman, pushing is okay, but name-calling is a complete deal breaker. For another woman, name-calling is okay, but punching isn't…
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wazineh Suleiman took a brave step to leave, but later returned home.
When enough is enough... I believe many moms have thought about leaving their families, especially their husbands. Even though times can get frustrating, what can make a mom leave her family? I can think of one thing... domestic violence. Wazineh Suleiman's disappearance and reappearance sounds like the typical actions that happen when a women is being abused within the home. I have seen this time and time again within the field of abuse. The woman finally gets up the courage to leave, the abuser files a missing person report, the police find her and she discloses to the police that she is in a safe place and is not missing. Domestic violence is real regardless as to whether she has bruises or not. Verbal abuse can be just as powerful and …
Monday, December 27, 2010
The unidentified officer shot and killed a suspect in a domestic violence case on Dec. 11.
The Lawrenceville police officer who shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who tried to grab another officer's gun remains on administrative leave, police said Monday. The Dec. 11 death of 28-year-old Vince Felio marked the first time in at least 25 years an officer has shot and killed someone, according to Lawrenceville Police Department spokesman Capt. Greg Vaughn. He's a 29-year veteran of the department, which includes 72 sworn officers. "Fortunately, I've never had to shoot anyone," said Vaughn, "so I can't imagine how the officer feels." In keeping with departmental policy, the two officers who responded to the call for help were placed on paid administrative leave. Both have received counseling, Vaughn said. The officer who …