Kohl’s attacker arrested by F’ville Police
Twenty-year-old Jonesboro resident Zaquaus Troyon Stubbs was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon by Fayetteville Police. Stubbs faces multiple charges in connection to the assault of a Fayette County woman who he attacked outside the Kohl’s store at the Fayette Pavilion on April 27 and whose credit cards he used to purchase items such as gasoline.
Stubbs is charged with robbery by force, four counts of financial transaction card theft and one count of misdemeanor battery, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.
Whitlow said a search warrant for Stubbs’ residence was obtained after numerous calls from the community were received when Stubbs’ photo was distributed to area media outlets. The images of Stubbs were captured on video footage that depicted Stubbs using the victim's credit cards to purchase gas at several service stations in Clayton County . Other calls from the community came from people who had received gasoline paid for with the victim's credit cards, Whitlow said.
The Saturday morning attack in the Kohl’s parking lot occurred just after 10 a.m. The assailant grabbed the victim by the collar and threw her to the ground, then took her purse and fled on foot toward Pavilion Parkway. The victim suffered injuries to her arm and neck, according to reports.
Whitlow said he believed Stubbs used the victim’s credit cards to purchase gasoline for friends and others at gas stations in Clayton County.
Whitlow said a search of Stubbs’ residence revealed a quantity of undisclosed evidence, adding that Stubbs was arrested without incident.
“This is big for us. A crime this big is our priority,” Whitlow said.
The victim’s husband, Don Arrington, was also at the Fayetteville Police Dept. when Stubbs was brought in on Wedneday. Arrington thanked the media for distributing Stubbs’ photo and thanked the numerous people who called police to make a report.
Asked about his wife’s condition, Arrington said she is making small steps and is slowly venturing out of the house.