JONESBORO — An Atlanta woman is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail after being charged with vehicular homicide in the traffic death of a Morrow cab driver.
College Park police Officer David Crawford alleges in an arrest warrant that Laronda "Sugar Mama" Robinson, 31, caused the death of Karl Green Monday about 9:36 p.m. Robinson has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, reckless driving, aggressive driving, reproduction of recorded material and distribution of obscene material.
Crawford alleges that Robinson was known to frequent the Exxon on Old National Highway selling counterfeit DVD movies and pornography out of her silver 2003 Mercedes SUV.
Apparently Robinson and Green argued at the gas station Monday night. Witnesses told police that Green circled the pumps in his Day and Night taxi while Robinson chased him on foot, spitting and kicking his cab.
Crawford said when Robinson shouted at Green that she had a firearm and reached for her pocket, he left the store. Crawford said video surveillance and witness statements show that Robinson also left in her car, heading to I-85. At some point, Robinson passed Green and stopped suddenly in front, causing him to rear-end her SUV, said Crawford.
Green again got ahead of Robinson, who gave chase on the wet streets, said police. Crawford said Green was speeding away from Robinson in fear for his life, lost control and hit a tree. Green died from internal injuries, he said.
Robinson was taken to Atlanta Medical Center because she complained of injuries, and her SUV was impounded. Police reportedly found counterfeit copies of DVD movies and pornographic movies inside the Mercedes.
Robinson made her first appearance in Clayton Magistrate Court Thursday afternoon. Her next court date is Aug. 30.