Shots fired at Super Inn again; neighborhood fed up


Walter Green said that he was getting ready for bed on Tuesday night when he heard a succession of gun shots, loud enough to rattle the walls and wake up his wife.

Plenty of other people around the Cords Bridge/Pearl Drive neighborhood behind Butler Ford and the Super Inn heard them also, and the neighborhood Facebook page soon began buzzing with activity. Within minutes, blue lights lit up the Super Inn, and a man with a Fort Valley address ultimately was arrested.

By the following morning, Green began drafting up a letter for the Milledgeville City Council and Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan. Green, a local lawyer, said that he's lost count of how many people around the neighborhood have reached out to him.

"I suppose that people in the neighborhood look to me because I'm an attorney, but there's really not a whole lot that I can do," Green told Baldwin2K. "That's all in the hands of the City Council and the mayor."

Indeed, Tuesday's incident at the Super Inn was the second "shots fired" call in the last five weeks. Three days before Christmas, a woman with a Riverdale address was arrested after reportedly shooting a female acquaintance in the leg during an argument at the Super Inn and subsequently leading cops on a car chase with multiple children in her vehicle. Tazaria Tana Williams was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, as well as one count each of fleeing/attempting to elude, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and child safety restraint law violation.

On Tuesday, meanwhile, the fist 911 call came in around 10 p.m. The first responding officers made contact with the motel manager and owner, who "stated he had surveillance footage of the incident and saw a black male come out of room #169 and fire several shots with a rifle and handgun." The man in the surveillance video, shirtless and wearing a yellow beanie, fired in the direction of Butler Ford, according to the incident report.

Several officers then spotted a man matching the description "walking outside with items in his hand." The man was given verbal commands to drop the items, which he did. Four other occupants of the room then were ordered to come out with their hands up. 

The shirtless man with the beanie ultimately was identified as Dvontez Anquavious Robbins, listed with a Fort Valley address. Witnesses said that Robbins is a tattoo artist and was there to give one of the occupants of the room a new tattoo. When Robbins' tattoo machine began malfunctioning, however, he apparently became frustrated. According to the incident report, "Robbins stated he was aggravated and shot off a couple of rounds with his AR rifle and Glock to relieve stress. Robbins admitted to shooting off his firearms."

Robbins was charged with reckless conduct and discharging a firearm n ear a public highway. Officers recovered three guns from Robbins, including an AR rifle. 

The Super Inn originally was built as a Holiday Inn in 1968. Over the years, however, the property has changed hands multiple times, and parts of the building have fallen into state of relative disrepair. 

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