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Gangster Allegedly Robs, Beats Man for Cash, Pills

The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital with open head wounds following the incident on Eagles Court in Cartersville.

Authorities suspect a self-proclaimed gang member and recent prison inmate in the armed robbery and beating of his neighbor.

The victim, a 42-year-old disabled man, suffered head wounds requiring staples in the Wednesday incident about 5 p.m. He said he and another man were walking on Eagles Court when the alleged robber approached from behind, struck him in the head with a chunk of concrete, and Tased him, according to the incident report.

Witnesses said the robber also beat the victim's head into the asphalt while his acquaintance talked on a cell phone, pacing back and forth. A couple nearby reported they saw a scuffle and intervened, the the two men wearing red hoodies fled on foot in different directions.

The victim said he may have been set up—the man accompanying him to eat was aware of his recent settlement and filled prescription. The alleged robber, who apprehended in a traffic stop about 20 minutes later, is Willie Benjamin Troupe III, 26, of North Tennessee Street.

He allegedly said he's a member of the Bloods street gang and was just released from prison. Troupe was arrested on South Tennessee Street and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Near the scene of the alleged robbery and beating, police found a flashlight stun gun. The victim, who was treated for his injuries at , said the robber took the medication and $200 in cash from his pocket.

A witness later identified Troupe as the alleged robber.

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Kimberly griffis September 14, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Low life scumbag. Theres a reason why your azz was n prison to begin with.
Kimberly griffis September 14, 2012 at 08:29 PM
So sad. Tou cant even walk anywhere and mind your own business without getting robbed or killed these days.. I bet his sperm donor is very proud of him if hes not n prison for being a thug too..
steve September 14, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Bring back hangings to deal with these desparados
Diana Taylor September 15, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Thinks he's a gang member, what he really is , a waste of human skin.
steve September 15, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Give me 5 minutes with him and i will beat the thug out of this gangster.

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