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Monroe candidate has criminal past

Garrett convicted of 1993 robbery of Good Hope post office

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

A Monroe man who has announced his intent to run for city council was convicted 20 years ago of robbing the Good Hope post office. But Georgia law indicates he may still qualify to seek the seat.

Norman Garrett, who declined to comment on the incident, was 24 at the time of his arrest. According to the Tribune story following the Aug. 19, 1993, incident, Garrett was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Garrett reportedly entered the post office about 9 a.m. and waited until a customer left the office before approaching a worker and asked for 20 money orders in $5 increments. When the worker looked down at the money order machine, Garrett sprayed the worker with mace. A physical altercation ensued and he eventually fled with an undisclosed amount of money orders.

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  • Michael Wright posted at 9:04 am on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    Michael Wright Posts: 2

    What about a person being born again through Jesus? What about forgiveness?

  • Michael Wright posted at 9:01 am on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    Michael Wright Posts: 2

    That's not to say at all

  • redneckcane posted at 1:23 am on Wed, May 15, 2013.

    redneckcane Posts: 67

    once a crook always a crook,,,don't vote for this thug