Two men face charges after they allegedly attacked and robbed a man who mentors troubled youth in Roswell, authorities said.
Tyree Farrand Moore, 32, and Robert Anthony Powell, 27, remain in the Fulton County Jail without bond Friday after the assault last month at a laundromat, jail records show.
On Sept. 20, the duo is accused of jumping 55-year-old Jerry Peck at Coin Laundry off Holcomb Bridge Road, Channel 2 Action News reported. Peck said he’s still feeling the effects of the attack.
“They do a lot of damage to me. I’m physically hurt,” he told Channel 2. “It’s hard for me to get up. It’s hard for me to lay down. I’m in a lot of pain.”
Peck had just left the bathroom inside the business when he was hit on the back of the head and knocked to the ground, he told the news station. He was then beaten by the attackers, who he said have been trying to fight him for a while.
“They had been bullying on me for a while — challenging me for fights,” he told Channel 2. “I’m 55 years old. I don’t fight.”
Peck said he prays for troubled youth at a nearby extended stay motel, and he told the news station he thinks Moore and Powell “hated (him) for that.”
The two suspects were arrested within two days by Roswell police after officers reviewed surveillance video from inside the store that showed the attack. Moore and Powell face robbery by force and assault charges, jail records show.
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