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Barber shooting case on calendar

JONESBORO — The case of a man accused of killing a barber hours after the two squared off in court last year is on next week’s trial calendar.

Gregory Malik Walker, 41, of Jonesboro is being held in Clayton County Jail on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Police said Walker shot Roger Clark at Citgo on Upper Riverdale Road next to the shop where Clark worked as a barber.

Clark died the next day after undergoing emergency surgery.

The two men had faced off in Clayton County Magistrate Court earlier the day of the shooting, June 5, 2013.

The warrants alleged Clark was in fear for his life against Walker.

“The two had a hearing in Magistrate Court for a temporary protective order earlier in the day,” stated the warrant. “The warrant was denied. Clark went to work and the accused went home to get a gun.”

Police said Clark took a .380-caliber handgun from one of his cousins and drove to Citgo.

Walker reportedly yelled at Clark, “Leave me alone, you don’t want none of this,” said police.

As the two men reportedly argued, police said Walker shot Clark twice in the torso and once in the head.

According to Clayton County court records, Walker was out on bond in a February child cruelty case at the time of the shooting.

Walker pleaded guilty to one charge of child cruelty in January and was sentenced to seven years on probation and 96 hours community service. The state dropped a second child cruelty charge and four counts of battery.

Also on next week’s calendar is the case against Tommie Jason Robinson Jr., 23, of Atlanta. Robinson is being held in Clayton County Jail on $75,000 bond in connection with the car crash that caused the death of a Florida man.

Robinson faces charges of two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, reckless driving, driving under the influence and invalid license. Police said he was driving the SUV in which Eddie Justin Alexander, 20, was a passenger.

Police said Robinson had been drinking alcohol at a party just prior to the Jan. 21, 2013, crash that killed Alexander. According to the warrant, Robinson was seen weaving in and out of traffic on I-75, achieving speeds in excess of 90 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Police said he lost control of the SUV he was driving as he tried to negotiate a curve and hit a median wall. The SUV overturned several times, causing Alexander to hit his head on the pavement near Old Dixie Highway about 11 p.m.

Robinson was taken to an Atlanta hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash, said police.

Police said Robinson’s license was suspended for a failure to appear in court warrant issued prior to the crash.

Robinson is also a convicted felon, having served two years in state prison for a Fulton County conviction for robbery by force. He was released in January 2011.

A Mableton man facing charges related to alleged human trafficking is also on the calendar.

Craig Alexander Hill, 24, of Mableton is being held in Clayton County Jail on charges of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, human trafficking and interference with child custody, according to court records.

His co-defendant, Tkeyah Aigner Adams, 22, of Atlanta pleaded guilty to keeping a place of prostitution May 23. The state dropped all other charges against her.

She was sentenced to 15 years, with three years to serve behind bars followed by 12 on First Offender probation.

Prosecutors said the two were pimping three females out of Room 123 at Days Inn in Stockbridge. Two of the females were underage, according to the indictment.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.