Decatur Police Charge Two Men With Assaulting Restaurant Employees

Police report bike theft, arrests of juveniles in stolen vehicle.

This information comes from reports provided by the Decatur Police Department.


Two men were charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after a fight outside Zucca restaurant on East Court Square during the early morning hours of Jan. 3.

Police said they were called to Zucca about 3:15 a.m. and found two employees and two other men standing outside. The two non-employees had abrasions on their faces and were agitated and uncooperative.

One of the employees said the men became angry when he stopped serving them alcohol about 3 a.m. because of their obnoxious behavior. The men left.

The employee said he went outside to clean tables and found the two men waiting. After exchanging words, the men attacked him and the other employee, the employee said.

The employee said punches were thrown and one of the customers took off his belt and swung it so the buckle struck him in the head. The other customer reached behind his back for a small pocketknife, which the employees took away from him. One of the customers picked up a chair and threw it, the employee said.

The two customers were charged with aggravated assault, battery, terroristic threats and public intoxication. Decatur Fire and Rescue treated the men for injuries but all declined to be taken to the hospital.


A man told police Dec. 30 that his bike had been stolen. He said he parked and secured the black Marin Muir road bike in front of Best Time Coffee on McDonough Street at 6:30 p.m. and returned at 10:15 p.m. to find the bike and lock gone. He valued the bike at $800.


A Sycamore Street resident reported Dec. 26 that a FedEx box containing $65 in Pyrex dishes was stolen off her porch. The box was taken between 3:15 and 5:30 p.m. She said other items were delivered on this same date before 5:30 p.m. and were not disturbed.


Two juveniles were arrested Jan. 2 after being stopped inside a stolen SUV.

A Decatur officer noticed a Dodge Durgango on Church street with occupants who appeared to be very young. The officer called in the tag and police confirmed the vehicle had been reported stolen to Clarkston police.

Decatur officers pursued and stopped the SUV in the 900 block of Church Street, with officers training their weapons on the occupants as they emerged from the SUV.

One youth was turned over to a family member. The other juvenile was booked and his family notified.



June Shassere January 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I am wondering if the group of people shown so vividly in the video of the robbery before Christmas have been arrested?
Ralph Ellis January 10, 2012 at 02:03 PM
June, I will check with the police but have not heard of any arrests yet.


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