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Commissioner George Emami said fire/EMS 1 employees also complained that Perry created a fear-based culture within the department result- ing in a drastic decline of fire volunteers, with the number of volunteers virtually being cut in Monroe County commissioners are citing a climate of intimidation and loss of volunteer firefighters for ousting fire chief Matt Perry last Thursday. “All he cared about was ambulance service,” has long rap sheet said cOmmissioner Iohn Ambrose. “Fire was a _ A F , Th 1 second tbought» half in the past two seasons. 1 hi t orsygth man Wlts a ong r Ambrose said commissioners gave Perry a “ ' f S 0W 0 drug mes HOW See OUT - Page 4A LO'I'I' aces murder charges for rift" ' A , P ‘ man at SEE PAGE 13 I H . . w. Hm Apart— ments on Saturday. Iazma Rashiid ' Banks, 32, JORDAN of For~ Forsyth RASHID between two buildings of Union Hill Apartments around 10:59 pm. on Saturday. Forsyth Police responded to the 911 call at the apart- ment complex at 235 Union Hill Drive and found David Jordan had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound A witness told authorities that David Jordan and Iazma Rashiid Banks had an altercation. During I . the altercation, Banks shot 0m 5 I 95 GET In 0 ' Wand 0 Causing his death, said the Danny Robinson of Forsyth shot this 26-point buck on Nov. 4 in Monroe County and it may be the biggest shot in Gglévid Iomank bod was Georgia this year. It's certainly the biggest buck Robinson, a lifelong hunter, has shot. Georgia Outdoor News came to taken to the GBI Crfizle Lab Forsyth to capture the story and the family said they‘ll know in January whether it was the biggest in the state. The foran autopsy deer weighed about 175 pounds. , ' The GBI was called in to investigate and they arrested Banks. The Reporter archives ‘Oh(exp|etive) no. Not black cats, ' giggyumgsggm Monroe County. He was arrested on May 31, 2010 Pizza deliveryman overcome by tear of felineS forasordedycondum . January 2012, Banks was By Richard Dumas carry the pizza to the front porch. “Do your job and bring the pizza to indicted for matiufacturing/ torsyth©mymcmet After Michael Parks learned that me.” Armstrong said Michael Parks possessmg litanjuafta near a Marco’s planned to send another then began yelling and cursing at (gshggignz‘égfiflsect- On A Vinin Street 1 t - t driver, he told Armstrong he had him to bring the pizza to the porch. ’ ’ was ar‘ dispute wfih a Maiggslfizg; 3:12:12), five seconds to get off of his proper- Armstrong said he told Michael reSted on Chfld SUPPOI'L 0“ . . - March 24 2014 Banks was - ty. Michael Parks said as Armstrong Parks that he could Just take the ’ ’ driver after the driver refused to . 1e ft he nearly hit a trash pizza While h e W ed arrested for reckless conduct, a . transactions in dru 5 within can and yelled out, I by his car, but the . g know where you live.” Michael Parks again lggfggtnof)? 21121; glfizgnd Sawley then met with told him to get out Sheds He was indicted in Armstrong who said he and do his job. Arm-' J ' , _ Febru 2015 f s doesn’t like cats and had strong sald MIChael sion ogmjuaggfieeihm seen black cats every- Parks tom him he had an ounce, illegal substances where around the Parks’ five seconds to get off within 1,000 feet Ofa hous_ the Marco’s delivery driver, identi- home' Armstrgng said of his property and ing project, Possession of fied as Quentavious Armstrong, be- he got 01“ 0f hlS car afld _ ' said MiChael Parks drug related objects and gan to bring her order to her stairs Cafned the plzza to the, stairs but retreated to his bums mu Curtis Smith Jr. Harry Lee Grier John Gadson ‘22-. . .. .. M. . l. . hilu'lnllil"Illll'lluli 3847 00 WW WA I“I!til“iluflruillhlllull S AVE bring the couple’s pizza to the door out of fear of their black cats. . According to a sheriff’s report, at about 8:03 pm. on Nov. 14, Vin- ing Street resident Morganne Parks - told Monroe County Cpl. Christian Sawley that sheordered a pizza and salad from Marco’s Pizza. Parks said h'll yelled out: “Don’t hit reckless conduct, hen h dd n1 be an wavi h‘ W e su e y g ng ls car when cats surrounded ' my trash can, 1303’!” ~ Jordan also had several arms while holding her pizza saying, ' Armstrong then arrests including battery and “Oh (expletive) no. Not black cats,” hlm' ArmStrong 531d he denied telling failure to pay child support before running back to his car. Parks tOId Morganne Parks She MiChael Parks in 2014 and failure to Pay ‘5 “585 Win“ a said she then called her husband, could come to his Car and that he knows child support in' 2011 as well. Michael Parks, and Marco’s about get her pizza but he was where he lives. It’s the city of Forsyth’s first ll I I the situation. not going to get back out. 4 3 7 9 1 2 G 4 Armstrong murder of 2019. The last Michael Parks said when he ar- ' ArmStrong Said Mor‘ was not murder in Forsyth Was when 3 rived, Armstrong was still sitting in ganne charged but 101113 Hzegilglg Was kllléd 1n his car. Michael Parks said he told Parks ' P11181115? 311: 101188 (tiJuI't. Armstrong to get out, do his job and WM er oyfnen aymon him: . ¥ V K; A was repri- manded by his employer_ Chambliss has not yet been tried for the mgrder.