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Ex-con sought in shooting, robbery
Suspect was freed in March; victim recovering from gunshot wound
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Latwan Weathington

Authorities say a Gainesville man who served 10 years in prison for robbing and beating a cab driver was free for less than three months before shooting another man in a robbery.

Latwan T. Weathington, 30, is being sought by Hall County Sheriff’s officials on warrants charging him with armed robbery, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, Hall County Sheriff’s Col. Jeff Strickland said Friday.

Investigators believe Weathington shot 32-year-old Kevin Hicks in the upper leg during an early Tuesday robbery at the ST&T Mobile Home Park. Weathington took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on Browns Bridge Road in a dark-colored, four-door passenger car, Strickland said.

Hicks was treated and released at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for the gunshot wound.

Weathington was released from Johnston State Prison March 15 after serving 10 years for a 2001 conviction for armed robbery and aggravated battery, state Department of Corrections records show.

According to court documents, Weathington was 20 in March 2000 when he robbed a cab driver on Bradford Street near Main Street. Weathington was found guilty of “maliciously beating and biting” the victim, rendering his hand useless, according to court records.

Weathinton was not paroled and served the full 10 years of his prison sentence.

Anyone with information on Weathington’s location is asked to call the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6900 or call 911.

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