Posts Tagged ‘Gwinnett County’

NFL Team Cuts Player After Arrest For Killing Yorkie

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

An Atlanta Falcons player has been let go from the team after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend’s pint-sized Yorkie, Dior.

A former Atlanta Falcons player kicked his ex-girlfriend’s small dog because it bit him, his attorney said Friday night. Prince Shembo was in tears over his arrest and release from the team, attorney Jerry Froelich said.

“He didn’t mean to kill the dog,” Froelich told reporters outside the Gwinnett County jail.

But the Yorkie’s injuries were extensive, according to police. Friday afternoon, Shembo, 23, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Cpl. Michele Pihera said. Within two hours, Shembo was released from the team, and Friday night, he surrendered to authorities. He was released shortly after 10 p.m. after posting $15,000 bond, jail records showed.

R&B Singer Struck And Killed By Car In Georgia

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

(CNN) — Natina Reed, one-third of the early 2000s R&B trio Blaque, was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday night in Georgia, Gwinnett County police said Saturday.

Reed, 32, was walking in traffic on a major roadway just north of Lilburn “for some unknown reason” when she was struck around 10:30 p.m., according to Gwinnett police spokesman Sgt. Rich Long.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not charged in the incident, called 911 while the passenger administered CPR. Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Blaque, best known for the 2000 hit “Bring it All to Me,” was discovered by TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. The group’s self-titled album debuted in 1999. Lopes herself died in a 2002 car accident in Honduras.

Fellow Blaque members Shamari Devoe and Brandi Williams took to Twitter on Saturday to remember Reed.

“My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina,” Devoe tweeted.

Reed also appeared in the 2000 movie “Bring it On” as Jenelope, a feisty cheerleader from East Compton. Her co-star, Gabrielle Union, also tweeted about her death Saturday, posting “#RIP #Sad #BringItOn.”

Reed is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren

Ying Yang Twins Rapper Accused Of Drunk Driving With Kids

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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A well-known Atlanta rapper is accused of driving drunk with children.

On Friday, police pulled over Deongelo “D-Roc” Holmes, of The Ying Yang Twins duo, when he was swerving on Norcross Road near Herrington Road, police said.

“He crossed the center line several times,” Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh. “He smelled alcohol. He smelled marijuana when the driver rolled down the window.”

Officers found a 3-year-old and a two-month-old baby in his backseat. Smith said they also found marijuana and Xanex.

“When they’re putting their children in danger also, it’s completely unacceptable,” Smith said.

Holmes, 33, faces seven charges, including two counts of child endangerment. According to police records, he was previously charged with DUI on two separate occasions in 2004.

Producers And Rapper In ATL Accused Of Not Paying For Studio Time

Monday, May 16th, 2011

CBS Atlanta Reports: Recording engineers in Atlanta have provided CBS Atlanta with unpaid invoices and court judgments going back years. They said lack of payment by producers and record labels has become a huge problem, devastating their businesses in some cases.

According to a Gwinnett County court judgment provided by recording engineer Tony Terrebonne, mega hit producer Polow Da Don owes more than $20,000 in unpaid studio services and attorneys fees.

Terrebonne said $8,0000 of that is for his work on the Chris Brown hit “Forever.” Terrebonne provided an invoice that shows he is owed $480 for Usher’s “Love In The Club.”

Terrebonne said he has stopped working for Polow because he was owed $50,000 at one point. “It’s a lot of hard work, I’ll be up for three days straight and I won’t get paid for it. It’s insane,” said Terrebonne who moved in with his parents and sold his car.

CBS Atlanta received a statement from Polow Da Don’s company, Zone 4. It reads “Polow always handles all of his business vendors with the utmost respect and timely payment, but this situation is a unique private dispute and as such Polow will not dignify any celebrity smear campaign by comment.”

“You’re listening to music that hasn’t been paid for,” said Josh Butler, recording engineer and owner of 11th Street Studio in Atlanta.

Past due invoices provided by 11th Street Studio showed rapper Young Jeezy owed Butler more than $20,000. “I’m not sure why they’re not paying because a lot of these guys are multi-millionaires,” said Butler.

Invoices and judgments show singer and producer Phalon Alexander –-better known as Jazze Pha– owes more than $135,000 to four studios including Zac Recording.

Zac Owner, Jim Zumpano contacted CBS Atlanta about the issue because he said he is tired of his colleagues “getting dogged.”

The music stars “are out partying on my money,” said Zumpano. “I’m looking for that money to help me run my business.”

Terrebonne said he has tried to make sense of why these stars fail to pay up. “They’re super stars. They live in a different world than we do. Money means something different to them,” said Terrebonne.

After CBS Atlanta began asking about the unpaid bills, some recording engineers received payment.

Butler received $20,000 from YJ Entertainment, Young Jeezy’s company. Zumpano received about $2,000 from TSG Financial Management on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. TSG represents Jazze Pha.

The other producers, singers and managers would not explain why the payments were not made until CBS