Knife-wielding man arrested after affray in Alpharetta
Got into fight with gas clerk
Alpharetta police arrested Akyle Moses on suspicion of getting into a fight and waving a knife at a gas station clerk. HATCHER HURD. (click for larger version)
October 30, 2012
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A man was arrested Oct. 25 after allegedly attacking a store clerk and threatening him with a knife.
According to the clerk at the Valero gas station on Old Milton Parkway, Akyle Moses, 22, of Aven Court, Milton, came into the convenience store about 10:14 a.m. and began looking at cellphone chargers. Moses asked the clerk the prices of the chargers, and the clerk explained them to him. The clerk said Moses became "agitated" at the prices. He allegedly threw a charger at the clerk and began cursing at him. The clerk said the two got into a scuffle and Moses then pulled a knife and started swinging it.
Moses then left the store in a gold Honda CRV with a woman in the passenger seat.
Witnesses confirmed a fight broke out between Moses and the clerk. They could not confirm how the fight started, only that Moses had a knife.
Police quickly found Moses' car on Ga. 9 and pulled it over near Windward Parkway.
Moses later told police the clerk made a racial comment toward him, which upset Moses. He allegedly admitted to throwing the phone charger at the clerk and the fight broke out. The police report notes Moses changes his story whether he had a knife or not, at one point saying he had some pens in his hand instead.
He also allegedly told police he "typically carries a gun and stated the clerk was lucky he wasn't carrying it because he probably would have used it."
A knife was not found in Moses' car.
Moses was arrested for aggravated assault and simple battery. He was taken to Fulton County Jail and held on $21,000 bond.