NEWS NEARBY: Winder Men Charged in 'Body in Concrete' Case; Fracas at McDonald's in Gwinnett ...
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Winder Police Charge Twins with Murder, Concealing Death -- Barrow Patch
The Winder Police Department has charged twin brothers Christopher Cormier and William Cormier with murder, according to a news release.
The brothers have been in police custody since Monday, when a body was found buried in the backyard of a Sixth Street residence in Winder. The body is believed to be that of Sean Dugas, a 30-year-old Pensacola man and a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal, who has been missing since September. According to Winder police, a medical examiner declared the case a homicide and well as estimated the time of death to be approximately one month ago.
According to police, the body was found encased inside a blue, plastic storage container that appeared to be covered with concrete. The residence is rented by the brothers' father. The father told police his sons arrived from Florida about three weeks ago. They reportedly told their father they were taking care of the missing person’s dog but ended up killing the dog and burying it in the backyard.
The investigation by the Winder Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation ongoing.
A Dacula man was charged with simple battery after a disagreement over the use of a designated parking space turned violent.
Police were called to the Hamilton Mill Road McDonald’s on the morning of Oct. 7 regarding a customer dispute. The officer met first with Lee Cramer, 52, of 954 Fairview Club Circle in Dacula.
Cramer told the officer that he and his wife noticed two young males exit a vehicle that was parked in a spot designated for drive-thru customers only. Cramer explained that he and his wife had been looking for a spot and had passed by that spot since “McDonald’s wants patrons that are going inside to order to park in another stall.”
Once inside, Cramer’s wife reportedly asked the two males if they had failed to notice the sign.
“Cramer said [the juvenile] was very disrespectful so he told him he would ‘break his finger and shove it up his a**,” the officer wrote in the report.
Cramer and the 16-year-old juvenile continued to argue. Cramer admitted telling the juvenile that he should hit him for being so disrespectful. The juvenile reportedly leaned forward displaying his cheek as an open invitation for Cramer to punch him. The juvenile also allegedly told Cramer to hit him.
“Cramer said that when [the juvenile] leaned forward showing the side of his face, he grabbed him by the neck,” the officer wrote. “Cramer said once he grabbed [the juvenile] he thought that [the juvenile] was not worth it and let him go.”
A cashier and manager both said they saw Cramer grab the juvenile by the neck and both said the teen did not make any physically threatening moves.
Cramer was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on a charge of simple battery. He was released later that day on a $1,300 bond.
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