Georgia man arrested for 2016 robbery of Preston County hot spot

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A Georgia man has been arrested for the 2016 robbery of a video lottery gambling establishment in Preston County.

Timothy “Jamie” Atwood, 28, of Hiram, Ga., was extradited and arraigned in Preston County Magistrate Court on March 20, according to magistrate court officials.

Atwood is charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly robbing Becky’s Hot Spot on Route 7/Main Street in Masontown, according to the Masontown Police Department.

Atwood allegedly demanded the female clerk to retrieve all of the money, including what was in “the box,” and he exited the establishment with approximately $14,500, police said.

Atwood is charged with second-degree robbery.

Investigators have also obtained multiple statements, cell phone records and recordings containing communications, discussions and details that directly link Rebecca “Becky” Davis, who is the owner and operator of Becky’s Hot Spot, in the set-up, planning and execution of the robbery. Davis was charged with second-degree robbery in February.

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