Man arrested for assault and robbery attempt at Bethel

Anthony Bernard Holloway

Authorities this week arrested a 25-year-old Athens man who last month allegedly tried to rob a resident of Bethel Midtown Village and then repeatedly kicked the victim in the ribs when he would not let go of a wad of bills.

 

According to Athens-Clarke County police, the 50-year-old victim was returning to his home at the College Avenue apartment complex late the night of June 16, but he was intoxicated and did not have his apartment keys.

A neighbor offered to let the victim sleep in her home until his wife arrived, but he declined and opted to wait outside, police said.

The neighbor kept him company for a while, and they were later joined by the neighbor’s uncle, who remained with the victim until about 8 a.m., when he left to buy the victim cigarettes from the “candy lady” who lived in the complex, police said.

As the man was walking away on his errand he heard a commotion and turned around to see the victim was on the ground and being kicked by a man he knew only as “TJ,” according to police.

The neighbor who initially tried to help the victim used Facebook to help police identify the suspect as Anthony Bernard Holloway. Police subsequently obtained arrest warrants charging Holloway with aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit robbery.

Holloway was booked into the Clarke County Jail on Wednesday and as of Thursday was being held without bail.

At the time of his most recent arrest, Holloway was on probation for drug-related convictions.

Over the past several years, Holloway has been arrested several times on charges ranging from gambling and fighting to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to Clarke County Superior Court Records. There were other arrests that never resulted in court prosecutions.

 

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