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Angry Ex-Boyfriend Pursues Man During Vehicle Chase -- Dacula Patch

A man reportedly told police his desire to fight and harm his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend led to an extended vehicular pursuit through Buford.

Gwinnett County Police were dispatched to the Red Lobster on Buford Drive near the Mall of Georgia after a Loganville man called to report that another man had chased him and struck the rear of his vehicle.

According to the Loganville man, he was almost to his girlfriend’s house on Skylar Ridge Drive in Buford when he saw the woman’s ex-boyfriend pull into the driveway. The Loganville man said he quickly turned his vehicle around and drove away to avoid a confrontation with the man, later identified as Maurice Bell, 43, of Decatur*.

Bell reportedly spotted the Loganville man and began following him in his Hummer H3. The Loganville man told police Bell followed him down Bart Johnson Road, up Hamilton Mill Road and onto South Bogan Road. Bell allegedly followed the man onto Buford Drive and continued his pursuit until the intersection of Buford Drive and Mall of Georgia Boulevard, where he struck the back of the Loganville man’s vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The Loganville man led the officer to a yard at the corner of Hamilton Mill Road and South Bogan Road to point out the tracks caused when both vehicles drove in circles in the grass multiple times before continuing down South Bogan.

*The Gwinnett County Police report lists a Decatur address for Bell. Gwinnett County Jail records list a Buford address.

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 – Douglasville Patch

Former Douglasville Mayor Mickey Thompson turned himself into the Douglas County Jail on Sept. 24 and was released less than two hours later on a $10,000 cash bond, according to Sheriff Phil Miller.

Miller described the booking as uneventful.

Claud Mitchell Thompson (a.k.a Mickey Thompson) was indicted on 91 counts of theft last week. He was among 78 people indicted, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade's website

 

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