Jonesboro man charged in Fayette robbery

By Kathy Jefcoats


FAYETTEVILLE — A Jonesboro man is being held in the Fayette County Jail in connection with the daylight assault and robbery of a woman in a parking lot last month.

Fayetteville police Lt. Mike Whitlow said Zaquaus Troyon Stubbs, 20, was arrested Wednesday at his home. Fayetteville and Clayton County police officers executed a search warrant at the house at the time of the arrest, he said. They were assisted by state probation officers from Morrow.

According to Clayton County court records, Stubbs pleaded as a first offender in February 2012 to burglary and identity fraud and sentenced to five years, to serve one in jail followed by four years on probation.

Court records show Stubbs also has prior convictions in Clayton County for loitering, obstruction of an officer and fighting.

Whitlow said Stubbs is believed to be the man who attacked and robbed a woman in the Kohl's parking lot inside the Fayette Pavilion on Ga. 85. Police said a man grabbed the woman by the collar and threw her to the ground about 10:07 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

The man took her purse and fled. The woman suffered injuries to her arm and neck and was treated at the scene by paramedics, said Whitlow.

The incident was captured on store surveillance cameras and the suspect can be seen entering the store before the robbery, he said. Whitlow said police also believe the same man may have tried to rob someone in the Dick's Sporting Goods parking lot before walking to Kohl's.

Whitlow said Fayetteville police detectives began generating leads after the release of surveillance video from Kohl’s and gas stations where the victim’s credit cards were used after the robbery.

Several people who had seen the video called police and provided information, he said.

"The Fayetteville Police Department would like to thank the citizens who provided information," said Whitlow. "We also sincerely thank the Clayton County Police Department and the State Department of Corrections Morrow office for their valuable assistance with this case."