Landlord forced his way into residence with hammer.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, March 7
A Flowery Branch man is facing numerous charges stemming from a Feb. 26 incident during which he reportedly entered a tenant's home and threatened to cut the tenant with a machete. Gwinnett County Police were dispatched to a Cloud Street residence in Buford after a 911 caller advised a machete-wielding man had entered the home. Before officers arrived, the man -- identified as James Swansey, 80, of Flowery Branch -- left the scene in a Ford pickup truck. An officer spotted a truck matching the description of Swansey's vehicle on Church Street and conducted a traffic stop. Swansey, who identified himself as the owner of the Cloud Street residence, admitted he had just left the home and had been involved in an altercation with his tenants. …
Police find half-empty bottle of tequila and 10 empty beer bottles at scene. Man reportedly tells police he is just drunk and that it is okay.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A Buford man is facing numerous charges after an Oct. 27 incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at one neighbor and waved it at others. Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Garner Street after a caller advised a very intoxicated man in an orange t-shirt was brandishing a semi-automatic pistol. When police arrived, they immediately spotted the man, later identified as Nabor Tapia, standing in the front yard of a nearby home. When Tapia saw the officers, he reportedly ran behind the home. Witnesses directed officers to Tapia’s hiding spot and he was quickly taken into custody but did not have the gun in his possession. One of the officers asked Tapia’s wife if he could search the property for the weapon and the woman gave her …