Kohl’s attacker arrested by F’ville Police

Kohl’s attacker arrested by F’ville Police

Twenty-year-old Jonesboro resident Zaquaus Troyon Stubbs was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon by Fayetteville Police. Stubbs faces multiple charges in connection to the assault of a Fayette County woman who he attacked outside the Kohl’s store at the Fayette Pavilion on April 27 and whose credit cards he used to purchase items such as gasoline.

Stubbs is charged with robbery by force, four counts of financial transaction card theft and one count of misdemeanor battery, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said a search warrant for Stubbs’ residence was obtained after numerous calls from the community were received when Stubbs’ photo was distributed to area media outlets. The images of Stubbs were captured on video footage that depicted Stubbs using the victim's credit cards to purchase gas at several service stations in Clayton County . Other calls from the community came from people who had received gasoline paid for with the victim's credit cards, Whitlow said.

The Saturday morning attack in the Kohl’s parking lot occurred just after 10 a.m. The assailant grabbed the victim by the collar and threw her to the ground, then took her purse and fled on foot toward Pavilion Parkway. The victim suffered injuries to her arm and neck, according to reports.

Whitlow said he believed Stubbs used the victim’s credit cards to purchase gasoline for friends and others at gas stations in Clayton County.

Whitlow said a search of Stubbs’ residence revealed a quantity of undisclosed evidence, adding that Stubbs was arrested without incident.

“This is big for us. A crime this big is our priority,” Whitlow said.

The victim’s husband, Don Arrington, was also at the Fayetteville Police Dept. when Stubbs was brought in on Wedneday. Arrington thanked the media for distributing Stubbs’ photo and thanked the numerous people who called police to make a report.

Asked about his wife’s condition, Arrington said she is making small steps and is slowly venturing out of the house.

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More FREE Distribution

Maybe if they threw them out on the driveways in Clayton County they stop littering mine. Note to the Citizen delivery person: I have a circular driveway. I don't need a paper at each end.

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I have a question.....

What in the heck is a Zaquas Troyon? Never heard of one.

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fayette-dale

Our super police and sheriff departments are getting over whelmed with the ghetto rats coming from Clayton County into our once fine county. Since Southlake is all but shut down and Shannon is gone the vultures are picking their victims at the Pavilion, if you must go there make sure you're packing and I don’t mean a suitcase.

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uh huh

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Impressive Police Force

I am impressed with Fayette police. While no one ever feels completely safe, it is reassuring that we have vigilant police in Fayette. Regardless, prior to visiting the Pavilion, my wife and I now take off our wedding bands (and also engagement diamond for my wife). It's sad that we feel the need to do that. However, the symbols of our happy marriage mean a lot to us. The monetary value of our rings means nothing compared to the sentimental value.

I agree with previous comments that if this individual is found to be guilty of this crime, the sentence handed down needs to be severe. The message: Fayette county will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. What's more, the punishment for these types of crimes will be harsh. Don't mess around with Fayette, it's just not worth it.

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Sounds Like He's Already Been Tried

I thought the news people were supposed to say the young man was ALLEGED to have committed these crimes, instead of stating their judgment. We do still have a judicial system don't we. The Citizen should walk lightly in stating the incidents as fact, when this man has yet to be tried.

If he is found guilty, then he should pay the price for his crime. But until then, he is still innocent until proven quilty. We don't have linch mobs in Fayette County, and the newspaper should offer better reporting practices.

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What does this mean to you?

"Stubbs is charged with robbery by force, four counts of financial transaction card theft and one count of misdemeanor battery, according to Det. Mike Whitlow."

He has been charged..get it? Hopefully the scum can't post bail.

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read the first paragraph

Alleged and charged were never used. Get it?

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OneAccord-I can read

I read the first paragraph.

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Twenty-year-old Jonesboro resident Zaquaus Troyon Stubbs was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon by Fayetteville Police. Stubbs faces multiple charges in connection to the assault of a Fayette County woman who he attacked outside the Kohl’s store at the Fayette Pavilion on April 27 and whose credit cards he used to purchase items such as gasoline.

It says and I quote again "Stubbs faces multiple charges". How would you have it read? Aren't you nit picking to not accept faces charges in place of being charged?

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G35: Don't waste your time

Someone who writes "linch mob" and then tries to be ridiculous about the article's wording isn't worth the effort.

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All I could think about while

All I could think about while watching this on the news was that I couldn't wait to get to a computer to see what the Citizen readers would post...:)

Way to go LEOs...thank you.

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Enjoy your incarceration

Note the look on his face now. Perhaps they should slam him to the concrete on the way to his jail cell. Punk.

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Great Work On the Part of FPD!

Again, great work on the part of the Fayetteville Police Department! Kudos to you all, and THANK YOU!!

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Larger distribution of The Citizen

We really should look at distributing The Citizen newspaper in Clayton County and getting the word out that Fayette County isn't open for their taking. Great news on finding this guy from Jonesboro and busting the 2 armed robbers in Burger King from Riverdale.
If we can't distribute this news to Clayton County, perhaps building a gallows in front of the court house will get the proper media attention.

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Fayette77 - It's not

useful. First, they would have to read it, which naturally one would question, and secondly, they likely can't read anyway.

No, the answer is to have an overwhelming police presence. Having our police stopping cars for even a minor infraction of the law. Checking ID's, cars and people, ALL people. Having a lot of blue lights flashing makes criminals very worried. If they think it's easy to commit crime they will do so.

It's nice to see more security at the Pavilion but the areas around North Fayette need to be "flooded" with bright blue. "....Not for just a day, not for just an hour, but always."

Once we secure our community people will shop, live and thrive in Fayette County because they feel safe here. Otherwise, we can expect to see our community transition into Clayton county. Once it starts there's no stopping it, time is of the essence.

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Doesn't look so tough now

Fayette county needs to make an example it of him.

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I'm sure this fine, young,

I'm sure this fine, young, church-going honor roll student just fell in with the wrong crowd and didn't really mean to do it. If we would just give him a second chance, I'm sure he will straighten up and become a productive, model citizen.

And I even typed that with a straight face.

This case is an important one for the citizens of Fayette County. I want to see an example made of this crook, and I want to read a press release detailing just how hard he got it when he's tried and sentenced. Make sure that news is circulated far and wide in both Fulton and Clayton counties so that the thugs will think twice about coming to Fayette County to practice their thuggery.

No plea bargains, no back room deals. I want to see a photo of this fellow in an orange jumpsuit as he stands in front of the judge getting the book thrown at him.

I hope The Citizen will follow this case closely as it moves through the courts.

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20 year old punk

...from Clayton County. Look how tough he is now. I hope he gets the worst punishment possible and is truly made an example.