The 20 year-old Jonesboro man who assaulted a woman at an area department store is facing 17 years in prison after a plea agreement was reached with the Griffin Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s office.
Zaquarious Troyon Stubbs was already on probation for a previous offense when he followed his victim from the parking lot into the Kohl’s department store in the Fayette Pavilion on April 27. According to Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Hayes, Stubbs grabbed the woman by the collar and threw her to the ground.
He then took her purse and fled, running north through the Kohl’s parking lot toward Pavilion Parkway. The victim suffered injuries to her arm and neck. She was treated at the scene by paramedics. The incident at Kohl’s was captured on store video and the suspect was seen walking in the store prior to the robbery then fleeing back into the parking lot.
In surveillance video obtained from a BP, Shell, Citgo and Sunco stations, Stubbs was seen using the woman’s stolen credit cards to either purchase gas for himself or for others, charging them $15, while making his way out of the county.
Once those images were released to the media, Fayetteville police began getting leads from several citizen phone calls.
Stubbs was charged with five counts of financial identity fraud, one county of misdemeanor battery and one count of robbery by force.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Tommy Hackinson sentenced Stubbs on the plea agreement negotitated to 20 years in prison, with 17 to serve on the robbery by force charge; he also was sentenced to 10 years to serve on each of the financial identity fraud county, to run concurrently with the 17-year sentence and 12 months to serve on the battery charge, also to run concurrent with the 17 and 10- year sentences.