New clues surface in mugging near Blake’s

Add this share


A Midtown homeowner has stepped forward with video footage of two men just before they were robbed and beaten after leaving Blake’s earlier this month.

The video footage, taken by two of the 16 surveillance cameras surrounding Brad Edmonds’ home on 9th Street, shows the two men just before they were attacked, as well as several men who may have played a role in the early-morning attack on Jan. 8. The men — Drew Childs and Trenton Theiler — had just left a going away party for Childs with friends at Blake’s.

Two men approached the pair as they walked along 9th Street, striking Theiler in the head and hitting Childs several times in the face. Theiler was able to run to 10th Street, but the assailants took Childs’ wallet. Both men were treated for injuries at Grady Hospital.

The video footage shows Childs and Theiler walking along 9th Street. They walk out of view but then several men are seen running along the street in their direction. A car that circles the block several times is also seen on the video.

“I’ve never seen crime this close,” Brad Edmonds tells WSB. “Actually, they were being followed it looked like. And there were more than two. It appears to be six or more.”

Edmonds says he hopes Atlanta police can use the video to make arrests in the case. The incident is scheduled to be discussed on Monday during the monthly meeting of the LGBT advisory board for Atlanta police. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in City Council Committee Meeting Room 2 at City Hall.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...