Wednesday 8:41pm
April 23, 2014
Currently 70°F
Posted: Sunday, August 8th 2004 at 1:45am

Shooting at Red Lobster leads to charges against former employee

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT

A man described as a former employee allegedly walked into a Red Lobster restaurant with a gun under his shirt, and it later fired while still in his clothing.

No one was injured in the incident Saturday, and Athens-Clarke County police charged Arlen Ellison with two counts of aggravated assault. Police Capt. James Williams said the gun was fired in the direction of two employees who were standing behind a reception desk.

Williams didn't confirm a motive for the shooting, but a server at the restaurant who wished to remain anonymous said Ellison was a former employee of the restaurant. Other employees had heard that Ellison's target was a restaurant manager on duty at the time, the server said.

According to the state Department of Corrections Web site, Ellison served about two years in prison on convictions of first degree forgery and burglary charges in Elbert County. He was released in 2003.

___

HASH(0x286816c)


Associated Categories: State News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.072456
icon
70°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Clear
Wind: West 13 mph
Dew point: 39°F