Man charged with ID fraud, robbery, battery

By Jason A. Smith


Multiple charges have been leveled against a McDonough man, including theft and injuring a woman and her child.

According to Henry County Police, the suspect also stole the victim's identity, and applied for credit cards in her name.

Robert Gregory Mann, 54, of McDonough, is charged with financial identity fraud, robbery, criminal trespassing, simple battery and two counts of obstructing a 911 call.

The case against Mann originated with an incident that allegedly occurred Tuesday, at a home on Chafin Drive in McDonough. Henry County Police Officer Grant Standard obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect Wednesday, which states that Mann unlawfully entered the home of the female victim.

"The accused ... verbally and physically obstructed, prevented or hindered [the victim] and her 13-year-old daughter, with intent to cause physical harm or injury ..., from making or completing a 911 telephone call," the warrant states. "[Mann] did grab both victims by the arms, and squeezed until it hurt."

Mann, the court document continues, snatched a cell phone, valued at $200, from the victim's hand before he left the residence.

He also reportedly obtained records from the victim, in order to access her financial resources.

"The accused applied for a Visa credit card and a Mastercard, in the victim's name," the warrant states.

Mann was arrested by a Henry County Sheriff's deputy Thursday, and brought to the jail. He appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday, represented by William Todd.

Todd did not comment on the charges against his client.

Judge Nichole Reynolds set the suspect's bond at $15,000, and reset a preliminary hearing in Mann's case for July 22. Mann remained in the Henry County Jail Friday.